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WEXT's Last Waltz Week

In this region, we are particularly fond of The Band. With their connections to Woodstock, and the time Dylan was there creating The Basement Tapes with them, we absolutely adore The Band. Join WEXT as we celebrate the music of The Band, and the artists who made up the band. We'll be playing sets from The Band and its members all week from October 21 through October 28. Plus, we are compiling a list of songs from The Band to occupy the whole day of October 28th. This is all to coincide with...
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Tonight 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm), Andy Gregory hosts the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬, an eclectic mix of music by The Black Ships, Sandy McKnight, Cosby Gibson, The Lustre Kings, DYER SWITCH BAND, and Huxtable Christensen & Hood. The Attic Classic is the snarky, gently biting soft-rock ballad "Cosmic Love Songs" from Albany's merry popsters Blotto. It's a deep cut from the collection 'Then More Than Ever'. Happy Halloween!

The show is followed by a 518 Session with Daisycutter, celebrating their new album "Waiting For the Stars." (1130pm tonight and 630pm Saturday)

Wolf Hollow Brewing

Get to our friends at Wolf Hollow Brewing for a taste of something special, and we're not just talking about their beer. Visit with them sometime.  Wolf Hollow Brewing Company on Route 5 in Glenville. 

Here are the bands that they have coming up:

10.29 - The North and South Dakotas

11.19 - Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys

12.10 - Low Lily (from Brattleboro, VT)

1.14 - Mikey Sweet (from Northampton, MA)

2.8 - TBA 

First Night 2017

Help celebrate First Night Saratoga 2017 - A Night of Magic by becoming one of the volunteers.  Saratoga Arts needs help staffing over 70 performing groups in 30 venues through downtown Saratoga Springs!  For more information on a fabulous way to ring in the new year visit, or call 518-584-4132.

First Night 2017 Button Stuffing Party!

Kaia Kater

Kaia Kater's new album is "Nine Pin." In this session, she plays a few songs, talks about how old-time music became a part of her life, and more. Hear the session below, and below that see the songs in video form.


Tommy Castro & The Painkillers recently stopped by on their way through town touring.  The guys ripped through three exciting songs and hung with Dave Michaels.  Tommy talked about his earliest memories of watching his older brother play in a band in their basement which sparked his own passion to play guitar.  Influenced by the great blues, R&B and rock 'n' roll artists of the 60's, Tommy set off on a lifelong musical journey that has taken him from local stages to national and international touring. 

Tower Of Power

November 10th at 8pm

The Cohoes Music Hall
Remsen Street, Cohoes

Click here for more information. 

Lumpen Proles

Join Andy Gregory tonight 11pm for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. This October summer is crazy! Cool down with music by Black Mountain Symphony, The North & South Dakotas, NEQ (i.e. TN3), The Adirondack Whaling Company, Daisycutter with Sara Milonovich, and Pony in the Pancake. The Attic Classic is from post-punk band Lumpen Proles, with their 1983 single "She Wasn't Home". Defying a punk bands usually short lifespan, new recordings are threatened... soon.

Marty Wendell is on 518 Sessions at 1130pm.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

November 3rd at 730pm
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Celebrating jazz and swing music - America's original musical art form - and bring joy to audiences around the world!


Visit the Troy Music Hall website for more info.  

AJ Croce

November 10th at 730pm
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

AJ Croce is coming to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on November 10th.  Find information about the show at their website.  

For more about AJ Croce, visit his website.


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Four years ago, the world learned the name Pussy Riot, a politically active Russian art collective whose members were all women. Members of that group staged a punk rock demonstration in a church in protest of Russian president Vladimir Putin and the Russian church's support of his presidential campaign.

During AmericanaFest last month, NPR Music's Ann Powers and contributor Jewly Hight got together with musicians at Nashville's historic Union Station Hotel for a series of intimate "Americana Alphabet" performances.

In the middle of a sold-out three-night run at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, Wilco recorded a very special session for KCRW. The band was in top form, playing some fan favorites alongside songs from its latest release, Schmilco. Here's the excellent "Someone To Lose."


  • "Someone To Lose"

Photo: Dustin Downing/KCRW.

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