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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!!!

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Conor Oberst Dawes Ommegang poster

WEXT Welcomes Conor Oberst and Dawes

Conor Oberst Dawes Ommegang poster

Conor Oberst

w/s/g and backing band Dawes
plus! The Baseball Project

Friday, August 1, 2014
Times:
Gates @ 4:00 p.m., Show @ 6:30 p.m.

To hear KTG’s interview with Conor Oberst and songs he and Dawes perform together, click here.  Tickets and information at Dan Smalls Presents.

US BOUND: Shammi Pithia

Shammi Pithia

US BOUND this week is composer and producer Shammi Pithia from London, England.  The song features vocalist Sabiyha.

Thanks to  our friends at the IMC for providing access to these wonderful artists and their amazing music as well as for arranging the free downloads.

Amazing Radio: The Morning Post

Morning Post 13: Sean Rowe

Amazing Radio: The Morning Post

Amazing Radio’s The Morning Post #13 featuring Sean Rowe’s “Madman.”

Chris Wienk’s choice of Sean Rowe was featured on The Morning Post on July 9th on Britain’s Amazing Radio with Chris Martin (not that Chris Martin).

Each week, our friends at the IMC hook up one of us US DJ’s with Chris Martin of Amazing Radio’s Amazing Breakfast show. The weekly feature is The Morning Post. Morning Post #13 was from our very own Chris Wienk, and as his choice of groovy up and coming artists from the US, Chris chose Sean Rowe. Take a listen.

Garage Bands in the Garage

 

The award-winning Garage Bands in the Garage concert series returns to Albany Public Library this summer with three special shows from July through September. The all-ages, after-hours concerts feature live music by great local bands playing in the garage of the Main Library (at the rear parking lot entrance off Elk St.).

All shows run on select Friday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. and also feature a CD garage sale with $1 items. The shows are co-sponsored by Exit 97.7 WEXT. For more information about the concert series, call 427-4349.

Keep reading for this year’s Albany Public Library Garage Bands concert lineup.

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G. Love and John Hammond Celebrate Caffe Lena

G Love John Hammond Caffe Lena benefit

Ladd Hall, Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College

September 7th at 7pm

John Hammond and G. Love gather for a special celebration to benefit one of the most inviting music venues in folk and blues history – Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs.

This special show is to benefit Caffe Lena’s efforts to continue bringing quality live music entertainment that makes it such a unique destination for both artists and music lovers.  If you have been an audience member at Caffe Lena, you know how special it is.  Come celebrate with us at Zankel on September 7th.

Tickets and more information at Caffe Lena’s website.

Smokey Joe at Cap Rep

 

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Smokey Joe’s Café
The Songs of Leiber & Stoller

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 to Sunday, August 10, 2014
Previews start on: Friday, July 11, 2014

“They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway,” but the lights will be ablaze when Smokey Joe’s Café ignites theREP stage this summer!

More information and the form to enter to win tickets after the break.

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Amsterdam Riverlink Concerts

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5-July Tony’s Polka Band
12-July 6th Annual Jamboree featuring The Nellies, Locust Honey, and Dark Don’t Catch Me Here
19-July Almonte of the band Gupo Arcano
26-July Maryleigh Roohan
2-Aug Tropic Rhythm
9-Aug Searson
16-Aug Town Mountain
23-Aug Skeeter Creek
30-Aug Joey Thomas Big Band

More information on this series at their website.

Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst Talks With KTG About Upside Down Mountain

Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst’s new album, “Upside Down Mountain,” comes out on May 19th.  Listen to KTG’s conversation with Conor about the new album and more, including some songs he and Dawes performed in the studio just for this occasion.

Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst revealed the cover art—The Creation of the Bulls by his friend Ian Felice — for his new solo record Upside Down Mountain, which is out now via Nonesuch Records. And join us as we welcome Conor Oberst and Dawes to Ommegang Brewery on August 1st.

Keep reading for more about the album, and you can listen to the interview below as well.

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The Beatles 100

The Beatles 100

Thank you very much for your support!  Here is our countdown of the 100 Best Beatles songs.  Mind you, we know we will leave off your favorite song, or get the order wrong in someone’s opinion, but that isn’t the point.  We want to provide you with programming that regular radio would never do.

100 songs by The Beatles – 100 in a row? Unheard of.  We can do this thanks to your support and feedback.  Thank you!

Thanks for your support, and your feedback.  We love music as much as you do, and that is why we are honored to make WEXT a unique and different kind of radio station every day for you.

Click here to get your own copy of the PDF of The Beatles 100.