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Tom Skelly

US BOUND: Tom Skelly

Tom Skelly

Beachcomber folk blues from England’s east coast. Tom’s music captures the solitude of where he lives. He is offering a limited download of his song thanks to our friends at the IMC.

tomskellymusic.bandcamp.com/

Keep reading to listen to the new US BOUND song and download it for your very own.  Plus, below that is the video to watch as well.

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Win Tickets to See Kitka in Troy

Kitka

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
12.4.14 @ 7:30PM
Kitka

“A stunning group unlike any other… absolutely electrifying!”
- Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion

Kitka is an American women’s vocal arts ensemble inspired by traditional songs and vocal techniques from Eastern Europe. The California-based octet has earned international recognition for its distinctive sound, exploring a vast palette of ancient yet contemporary- sounding vocal effects. The ensemble’s earthy to ethereal timbres evoke an astonishing range of subtle to extreme inner states, instincts, and emotions. Kitka’s commitment to presenting traditional song as a living and evolving expressive art form has led to adventurous collaborations with some of the world’s most exciting indigenous musicians and contemporary composers ranging from Le Mystères des Voix Bulgares to Meredith Monk.

Check out Kitka’s website for more information about them.  For more info on the show and to buy tickets, click here.  Keep reading to enter to win tickets.

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Thanksgiving

Be Thankful With WEXT on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving

Holidays can be trying times. Right?  Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday special programming is here to save the day!

At 12n, join us for our annual airing of Arlo Guthrie’s classic “Alice’s Restaurant” and Thanksgiving traditions from The Adirondacks with Christopher Shaw and Thanksgiving at The Bowery House in NYC with Michael Eck (Thanksgiving Day 12n and 9p). Then enjoy a marathon of The Fabulous Sounds with our ol’ pal Howe Glassman starting at 1p.

Thanksgiving Day

12n   As American As Apple Pie (with Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant”” and sets from Christopher Shaw and Michael Eck)

1p   The Fabulous Sounds Thanksgiving Day Marathon

9p   As American As Apple Pie (with Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant”” and sets from Christopher Shaw and Michael Eck)

10p   Tell Em I’m Dead – an intimate look at Yusuf Cat Stevens’ new album

For our Black Friday Live @ EXT Marathon schedule, click here.

Mountain Snow & Mistletoe

Mountain Snow & Mistletoe 2014

Mountain Snow & Mistletoe

The perennial holiday performance favorite, Mountain Snow and Mistletoe, will make it’s 24th annual appearance at The Egg December 6th at 7:30 PM and December 7th at 2 PM.  Christopher Shaw and Bridget Ball, together with their friends John Kirk, Kevin McKrell, and Brian Melick, will present their zany take on the season at The Egg’s Swyer Theater, performing original and traditional holiday music, stories, and skits.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit this year’s charitable partner, The Legal Project, a non profit program that provides free civil legal help to victims of domestic violence, and the working poor throughout the Capital Region of New York.  For more information: http://www.legalproject.org .

For more information, visit The Egg’s website.  Keep reading to enter to win tickets to the Saturday night performance.

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O.A.R. at The Palace

O.A.R. Turns The Palace Theatre into Rockville

O.A.R. at The Palace

The Palace Theatre in Albany welcomes O.A.R. with special guest Andy Grammer on Wednesday, November 26 at 8pm. Kick off your Thanksgiving Holiday with O.A.R at the Palace – Tickets are available at the Palace Theatre Box Office and Ticketmaster. More information at The Palace’s website.

 

Black Friday Live @ EXT Marathon

Live @ EXT

The Black Friday Live @ EXT Marathon is back – November 28th from 5a-10a and 12n-11p.

Each year, we take time to celebrate the brilliant performances that occur here at our studios and around at different locations throughout the community (The Egg, The Linda and other) when we sit down and get intimate with some of your favorite artists.

This was an exceptional year of  Live @ EXT sessions.  We’ve taken time to set up what we think is a schedule worthy of your bringing a radio with you to the Black Friday sales, or to just plain skip out on them and enjoy this all day long.

Keep reading for the 2014 Black Friday Live @ EXT Marathon schedule.

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Piano Guys Christmas

The Piano Guys Christmas Show

Piano Guys Christmas

The Piano Guys “A Family Christmas”
The Palace Theatre

12/8/2014, 7:30 PM

This looks to be a spectacular and exciting holiday treat for the whole family!

Click here to find details about the show.  Keep reading to enter to win tickets.

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First Night 2015

First Night Saratoga 2015

First Night 2015
First Night 2015 – Art After Dark
First Night 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
6pm to midnight

Keep reading for more details.

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Best of 2014

The Best of 2014

Best of 2014

What are your choices for the Best of 2014? We want to know. We will be compiling the lists to bring you our annual countdowns of the Best of 2014, The Top 97 of 2014 and the 50 Best Local 518 Songs of 2014.

Want to see what the DJ’s are thinking?  Click here.

Keep reading for the entry form. We’ve left it as a simple message box, so you can post a  list, or a paragraph of songs, albums, shows, whatever.  Make sure to include your contact info as you may end up winning a prize package of some of the Best of 2014!

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Ani DiFranco

Get Allergic With Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco
The Egg
Friday, January 23, 2015 at 8p

WEXT and Step Up Presents are proud to present Ani DiFranco at The Egg on January 23, 2015.

As a singer, songwriter, activist and independent entrepreneur, Ani DiFranco has been setting her own pace—and encouraging countless admirers to do the same—for more than 20 years. But while she has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has grown far beyond her acoustic solo roots in cozy venues to embrace jazz, soul, electronica and even more distant sounds. All of which are featured in DiFranco’s new Righteous Babe release, Allergic To Water, where she also blends abstract imagery and deceptively understated melodies with personal reflections on her life in New Orleans where she is now raising her two children with her partner, producer Mike Napolitano.