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Caffe Lena 55th Anniversary

Caffe Lena Turns 55!

Caffe Lena 55th Anniversary

In 1960, with an idea and a dream, Lena Spencer created a home for some of the most compelling performers of the last 55 years. For the last 20 years, that dream has been kept alive by Sarah Craig who is the executive director of the special coffeehouse/listening room. Join Caffe Lena and WEXT for a special concert to celebrate the type of music discovery that has been going on since Day One.

The Wiyos
Beaucoup Blue
Sara Milonovich
The Suitcase Junket
Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

May 16th

Zankel Auditorium on the campus of Skidmore College.

For more details and tickets, visit Caffe Lena’s website.   To witness the magic of some of these artists, keep reading for videos and more.

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The Gibson Brothers

The Gibson Brothers at The Troy Music Hall

The Gibson Brothers

3.27.15 @ 8:00PM
Gibson Brothers
Brother Harmony Through the Years
“They have it all: lead vocals, brother-duet harmony, instrumental virtuosity, ensemble sensibilities & great original material.” -Bluegrass Unlimited

Visit the Troy Music Hall website for more information.

Sufjan Stevens at The Palace Theatre

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Wednesday, April 15th

Sufjan Stevens
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The Palace Theatre

Keep reading to enter to win. Click here for information and tickets.

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When Tulips Bloom Again - Tulip Fest

Tulip Mania: When Tulips Bloom Again

When Tulips Bloom Again - Tulip Fest

Take your place in Albany history by joining in the Tulip Mania Music Project! The City of Albany, the Albany Public Library and Exit 97.7 have teamed up to challenge YOU to carry on the legacy of Albany’s famous Tulip Festival by putting your own spin on the long-lost, 62-year-old “official Tulip Festival song,” “When Tulips Bloom Again.” Keep reading for more.

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Brandi Carlile

WEXT Presents Brandi Carlile at The Palace Theatre

Brandi Carlile at The Palace May 23

Saturday, May 23
The Palace Theatre
7pm doors * 8pm show


Tickets on sale Friday, February 27 at 10am at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster charge by phone (800) 745-3000, all Ticketmaster Retail locations and The Palace box office 518-465-4663.

The Retrospectives

Across The Pond: The Retrospectives

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From the British invasion bands of the 60’s to the punk and new wave of the 70’s, The Retrospectives were raised on the music of their parents.

Inspired by the likes of Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones and Tom Petty, this energetic three-piece have spent the last two years touring relentlessly, driven by a belief that guitars still have a vital place in popular music.

Thanks to the IMC and the band for allowing a limited download of the song for free.  Enjoy!

Cary Brothers is Just One Guy

And Cary Brothers is offering you some free music. 

Sandy Beaches Cruise

Sandy Beaches Conversations

Sandy Beaches Cruise

Sandy Beaches Conversations

KTG Talks With Some of Our Favorite Artists

In January, KTG went on a cruise. It wasn’t all just fun and sun. It was filled with music and some genuinely unique conversations with some of our favorite artists. You can now listen to these conversations on demand as you wish.

Hear her converse with Band Of Heathens, Marcia Ball, Mingo Fishtrap and Paul Thorn, who were all in attendance and played some great shows on the Sandy Beaches Cruise. Keep reading to listen to these great conversations.

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Listen to WEXT on your phone!

We’ve just updated our iPhone App with some really great features, and it works on iPad, too!  Plus, a brand new Android App is here!!!

iTunes App

Want the iPhone app?  It’s FREE! Click the here.

Google Play

Want the Android app?  It’s FREE!  Click here.

The Figgs: Forever

The Figgs: Forever

The Figgs

Join us for The Figgs: Forevera celebration of the Capital Region’s biggest rock & roll export of the past twenty five years. Recorded during The Figgs‘ recent west coast tour, The Figgs visited Josh Norek in sunny California for a one hour radio special. In this WEXT exclusive program, The Figgs take us through their musical history, including 12 albums and career milestones including serving as the backing band for Graham Parker, performing on the Jon Stewart Show, and landing music in a Lexus commercial. Not bad for a couple of lads from Saratoga!

With the release of their new album, “Other Planes of Here,” we thought it was about time to honor the Local 518’s rock and roll heroes with their own radio program. It’s time for The Figgs: Forever.  Read on for more on this special excursion into all things Figgs.

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