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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.

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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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Josh Ritter at Mass MoCA

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Josh Ritter will play new songs from his forthcoming as yet unfinished new album at a special show at Mass MoCA on Saturday, November 22nd.

For details on the show, go to Mass MoCA’s website. Keep reading to enter to win tickets.

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Judy Collins

Judy Collins at the Troy Music Hall

Judy Collins

Judy Collins
Troy Music Hall
11.21.14 @ 8:00PM

Featuring her classic hits as well as some of her favorite Irish tunes like “Wild Mountain Thyme”, “Danny Boy”, and more. For more details and tickets go to the Troy Music Hall website.

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.

Keep reading to enter to win tickets.

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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.

Tom and Ray Magliozzi of Car Talk

RIP Tom Magliozzi of Car Talk

Tom and Ray Magliozzi of Car Talk

Tom and Ray, aka Click and Clack, may not be on our radio station, but we do love them.  We are so sad to have learned of Tom Magliozzi’s passing today. He was just 77 years old, and was famous for making us laugh like there is no tomorrow.  Take a few moments with us to remember some of the moments that cracked us up the most.

Thanks for the smiles and so much more, Tom.  Keep reading for more, and to hear some classic “Car Talk.”

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