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Listen to WEXT on your phone!

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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US BOUND: The April Maze

The April Maze

Husband and wife Todd and Sivan are The April Maze.  They are from Australia have been relentlessly touring Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Canada. This past year, they asked their fans to help fun their 3rd album, “Sleeping Storm,” which will be out in 2015. For more information, visit their site. www.theaprilmaze.com/

For a limited time, you can listen to and download their song after the break. Plus, check out the sweet video they posted while on vacation in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd

WEXT Welcomes Kenny Wayne Shepherd to The Egg

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Guitar phenom, Kenny Wayne Shepherd brings his band to The Egg to rock on Wednesday, September 3rd.

Kenny’s new album has captivated our ears. Guest artists, great blues, incredible riffs. Kenny’s “Goin’ Home” showcases some of the great songs that have helped shape him as a musician. We cannot wait to see him at The Egg. You can get warmed up for the show by listening to Kenny and Noah Hunt in an acoustic Live @ EXT session just after 3p on September 3rd.

Click here for info and tickets at The Egg. Click here for Kenny’s website. Keep reading to enter to win tickets.

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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. Keep reading to enter to win tickets.

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Art In The Park 2014

Art in The Park September Style

Art In The Park 2014

Come to Saratoga Springs for beautiful art, food, fun for the kids, and of course, great Local 518 music with WEXT, Saratoga Arts and Saratoga Wire.

1:00pm Ashley Sophia
2:00pm Canjo 10′s
3:00pm Michael Jerling


For more information, visit Saratoga Arts’ website.

1964: The Tribute

WEXT Welcomes 1964: The Tribute to the Troy Music Hall

1964: The Tribute

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents 1964 The Tribute, a musical journey of the Beatles from the pre Sgt. Pepper era with period instruments, clothing and hairstyles, on Friday, September 19th at 8pm. More at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall’s website.

Over 25 years of research and performance have given the musicians of “1964″ mastery of their craft. Come see why “1964″… The Tribute is the definitive Beatles show!

Click here for the “1964: The Tribute” website. Keep reading to enter to win tickets.

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Newport Folk Festival

Newport Folk For Labor Day!

Newport Folk Festival

Here’s the line up for our Newport Folk Festival Labor Day special.  Thanks to NPR Music for these exclusive concerts. (All times are approximate).

6:00a Aoife O’Donovan
6:47a Devil Makes Three
7:35a Pokey Lafarge
8:39a Shovels & Rope

Keep reading for the afternoon schedule.

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Ray LaMontagne at The Palace Theatre

Ray LaMontagne

Ray LaMontagne
The Palace Theatre
wsg Belle Brigade

Sunday, November 9

Tickets go on sale August 15. More info at: The Palace Theatre.

September In the City Art Fair

September In the City Art Fair

September In the City Art Fair

Free art show series, held 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday in September

The City of Albany presents the 2014 September in the City Art Fair series, September Wednesdays in Downtown Albany’s Tricentennial Park. A midday showcase for local art, music and culture, September in the City features exhibits and work available for purchase from regional mixed media artists and crafters, with a different live musical act providing the soundtrack each week. The September in the City Art Fair is sponsored by Albany Center Gallery and Exit 97.7.

Applications for September in the City artists and crafters are still being accepted. Visit www.albanyevents.org [direct link to application] or call 518.434.5416 for more information.

Keep reading for the music line-up for the September in the City Art Fair.

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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.