518 for 518
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518 For 518

518 for 518 Four great bands from the 518 -- Carl Daniels, Yellow Montego, SubSlab and Something Lost -- are playing for you. And to benefit WEXT, Exit 97.7FM, the radio station that makes it its mission to promote local musical diversity & creativity.
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Johnny Morse

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for the Local518 ‪‎Show. There's music by Coupons, Angels on the Fourth, Moriah Formica, Steven Candlen, Rhiannon's Lark, and Andrew Wheeler.  PLUS, the ‎Attic Classic is the title track from Cohoes Wall of Famer The John Morse Band's only studio album.  

The show is followed by a 518 Session from Yankee Holler.

Rachael Yamagata is back with a new album called "Tightrope Walker," and it is due to hit stores on September 23rd.

Maryanne Rappaport
Maryanne Rappaport

Art in the Park is two separate days of fine art in Saratoga Springs' historic downtown Congress Park, curated and presented by Saratoga Arts. Each exhibition features artists from the greater Saratoga and Capital regions, displaying and selling their original two- and three-dimensional creations and personally-designed and crafted functional art in a beautiful park setting. Artists will be on hand to discuss their drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, photography, print-making, and work in other media.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Does Meryl Streep hit the right notes as "Florence Foster Jenkins"? Jay Bobbin tunes in.  

Dan Berggren and Ed Lowman

Dan Berggren's Adirondack roots have sustained this award-winning folk musician for over 40 years, filling his performances with honesty, humor and a strong sense of place. He's joined by Ed Lowman’s rock-solid bass playing and down-home fiddling.

Get tickets at Brown Paper Tickets, online by clicking here

First Listen: Barbra Streisand, 'Encore'

Aug 21, 2016

Even if you're not actually on the beach this late-summer Thursday, you can still enjoy this playlist of some of The Beach Boys' classics. With only a few exceptions, each clocks in at under three minutes — it's hard to believe that beautiful songs like "Caroline, No" and "Don't Worry Baby" took so little time to weave their spell.

I've missed Lisa Hannigan. Five years ago, the Irish singer-songwriter made an unforgettably beautiful record called Passenger. She came by to play a Tiny Desk concert that year, and then we had to wait for half a decade; it was tough, because I've missed her sad, delicate songs. It turns out the five-year gap wasn't her plan.

Acoustic Trauma

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm, and Saturday at 6pm, for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. There's music by Great Mutations, Bathrobe Robots, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, John Rice, Luminous Crush, Shoebox Dojo, and Mike Campese. PLUS an ‎Attic Classic‬ from Acoustic Trauma - where acoustic does not mean laid back, nor unplugged.


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She's a poet, a writer, an artist, an entrepreneur and someone who knows how to use her voice to encourage social change. Early in 2016, when Ani DiFranco's Paint Congress Blue Tour came through the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida, she stopped by for a Folk Alley session. Here, she performs her poem "Binary," the title track from her forthcoming album (due in 2017), which she says addresses the overriding concept that "consciousness is binary."

In the five years since the group reactivated, Witch Mountain's ascent has been swift and monumental. In 2011, the Portland doom-metal band was rejuvenated after a decade of dormancy by Uta Plotkin, a raw yet multifaceted singer. Three stellar albums followed before Plotkin left the band to pursue other projects, with bassist Charles Thomas exiting soon thereafter.

"If I had to live in L.A., I'd be building pipe bombs. It drives me bats," says David Crosby, who — between co-founding The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash — is more commonly associated with the place than 99.9 percent of the musicians on the planet. But he's not just railing arbitrarily against his hometown; he's wryly comparing it to New York City, the object of his affection in "The City," a sinuous song from his new solo album, Lighthouse.

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