Livingston Taylor

Livingston Taylor Talks with Joyce Jackey

Ahead of his show at the Massry Center, Livingston Taylor spent a few minutes on the phone with Joyce Jackey. They talked about music, teaching, advice he'd give musicians starting out on their path, and more. Enter to win tickets through our website.
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Livingston Taylor

Ahead of his show at the Massry Center, Livingston Taylor spent a few minutes on the phone with Joyce Jackey.  They talked about music, teaching, advice he'd give musicians starting out on their path, and more.

Enter to win tickets through our website.

WEXT's Last Waltz Week

30 minutes ago
The Band "The Last Waltz" poster

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 pretty much the whole day of October 27th.

Blair Witch 2

Be afraid … be very afraid: Jay Bobbin goes back into the woods with his "Blair Witch" review.  

Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr.

American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, Jr.—leader of the band Buckwheat Zydeco—died on September 24, 2016 of lung cancer at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Grammy and Emmy winning artist was the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. NPR’s Weekend Edition called him "the go-to guy for zydeco music...a master of accordion and organ." 

Buckwheat played with everyone from Eric Clapton and U2 to Robert Plant and The Boston Pops. The band performed at the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics and performed for President Clinton twice, celebrating both of his inaugurations. The band appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman, CNN, The Today Show, MTV, NBC News, CBS Morning News and many others.  They were also invited to play the final episode of The Late Show With Jimmy Fallon.


SIMO, a high energy Psychedelic Blues Rock trio, headed by JD Simo's combustible guitar and soulful vocals, return to The Hangar on the Hudson September 30th. JD Simo, Elad Shapiro, and Adam Abrashoff are a powerhouse of rock, hailed by Rolling Stone as  “soulful psychedelic blues rock with an improvisational bent reminiscent of the Grateful Dead and Stevie Ray Vaughn.”

Pure Dirt

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. It's the first day of Autumn! Fall for your favorite music by Dust Bowl Faeries, Hand Habits, Maurizio Russomanno, a track by Thom Daly from the Rose Record Label Group compilation, Candy Ambulance, and Joe Mansman and The Midnight Revival Band.

The Attic Classic song is "Stony Ground Pt 2" from Scotia alt-rock band Pure Dirt - among the many formed out of local high schools and colleges during the 90's.

Whitney Road

The band drove up the river to visit and play some songs.  Hear Whitney Road's Live at EXT session and learn about how they got their name, and what influences these folks to make groovy music.

Fantastic Negrito

WEXT and The Cohoes Music Hall present:

Fantastic Negrito

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 8:00 PM

Cohoes Music Hall
58 Remsen Street, Cohoes


Winner of the 2015 Tiny Desk contest, Fantastic Negrito is Xavier Dphrepaulezz.  He opened for Chris Cornell at The Palace Theatre and now returns to headline the Cohoes Music Hall.


Livingston Taylor

The College of Saint Rose presents Livingston Taylor in concert with the Saint Rose Orchestra at the Massry Center. Taylor’s 40-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching. October 1st, 7:30pm   Tickets and information  

Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett

Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

September 29th

For more information, visit the Music Hall website


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Kyle Craft On World Cafe

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Kyle Craft's music encompasses a diverse set of influences. Originally from Shreveport, La., his voice carries southern cadences and his songs revolve around distinct characters and situations that could only be from that town by the Mississippi. But you also hear the influences of David Bowie, under whose spell Craft fell at a young age, and of Craft's adopted hometown of Portland, Ore.

They came, they measured, and they returned to perform a show like no other. It was the great NPR Tiny Desk Takeover by Blue Man Group.

If you've not seen this performance ensemble and their production in New York, Las Vegas, Orlando, Boston, Chicago or Berlin, then you've missed a night of magical fun. These Blue Men may never say a word, but the performances make for poignant looks at who we are as humans. They also make unusual music on instruments of their own design.

It makes sense that Y La Bamba's latest album, Ojos Del Sol, is a bilingual journey through cultures and genres. After all, the project comes from frontwoman Luz Elena Mendoza, who carries her multiple identities with pride.

Mendoza's parents are both from Michoacan, Mexico. She was born in San Francisco, but her family soon relocated to southern Oregon, where both of her parents found jobs working at sawmills. Music was a large part of her childhood.

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