Bob Dylan
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Bob Dylan has won many awards throughout his career including the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature , twelve Grammy Awards, one Academy Award and one Golden Globe Award. Much of his most-celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when his songs chronicled social unrest. As we celebrate the songs of Bob Dylan this week, we’re counting on hearing from you with your financial support. Listener support has made it possible for us to share Breakfast with the Beatles, Dylan at Dusk, Hello Pretty City and...

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Bryan Thomas
WEXT

Local 518 singer-songwriter, Bryan Thomas (from the Soul Rock Capital of the Universe) brings it with a new session featuring songs from his latest "tiny album," "Songs About Books About Writers."  He even throws in a brand new song - just two days old.  

Hollis Brown
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WEXT Presents:

Hollis Brown wsg Lost Leaders
The Hollow
May 13

Tickets go on sale Friday (3/24) at 10am.
Available through Ticketmaster's website.

Bob Dylan
Michael Ochs Archives

Bob Dylan has won many awards throughout his career including the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, twelve Grammy Awards, one Academy Award and one Golden Globe Award. Much of his most-celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when his songs chronicled social unrest. As we celebrate the songs of Bob Dylan this week, we’re counting on hearing from you with your financial support. Listener support has made it possible for us to share Breakfast with the Beatles, Dylan at Dusk, Hello Pretty City and other unique musical experiences.

The Local 518 Show 1703

Mar 17, 2017

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
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The Massry Center for the Arts
March 24th

Dallas singer-songwriter, Matthew Wolcott dropped by to play songs from and talk about his EP "Western Lights."  Soon you can see videos from his session below the full audio of the session. Also see his official video for the song "Western Lights," too.

Bob Dylan "Blonde on Blonde"
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan's "Greatest Hits," which gathered tracks from his first seven albums. Plus, we will celebrate 51 years since the release of "Blonde on Blonde," the release of his 38th album ("Triplicate"), and Bob Dylan being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. 

We are not expecting Bob to show up to accept our accolades, but we do hope you will join us as we celebrate all things Bob, from March 17-24. 

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Rocky Velvet
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Having a hard time finding a new favorite band? Andy Gregory has a few suggestions for you on The Local 518 Show. Tune in at 11pm tonight (and 6pm Saturday) for Stockade Kids, Mournin Dove, The Parlor, Blue Ranger, Karen M. Caruso, and Kimono Dragons. Always digging for an Attic Classic, and looky here! Got one from the great lost Rocky Velvet album 'Shuckin' the Corn' out on Cacophone Records. There's more than a dozen songs - give a listen to "Can't Stop."

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Bob Dylan is evidently not finished with his (grand, now exhaustive) inquiry into the Great American Songbook.

The 2016 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, who was hailed by the Swedish Academy for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition," is releasing a three-disc mega-dose from the pre-rock era of that tradition on March 31.

In early 2016, The Megaphonic Thrift won a Spelleman Award (Norway's Grammy equivalent) for the previous year's Sun Stare Sound. It's a noise-pop record that puts the emphasis on pop, bursting with earworm-y melodies sunk into lysergic effects, guitar and bass interlaced like latticework with dreamy, dueling vocals. The record will now be available stateside for those of us that had to hunt it down for the first time, but here's a track for those that maybe missed it, a tribute to the band's hometown, "Bergen Revels."

Gothenburg, Sweden's Agent Blå ("Agent Blue" in English) hasn't been a band for very long, but its unique hybrid — a goth genre combination of indie-pop and post-punk that it calls "death pop" — evokes a certain youthful immediacy that feels far removed from infancy. The composite makes sense, considering the band's members range in age from 17 to 20 years old.

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