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518 SONGFEST Returns To The Egg

On the day many in the Capital Region will celebrate the arts on social media with the #518Day tag, The Egg presents an event featuring the art of songwriting. The annual local music showcase 518 SONGFEST returns on 518 Day to the Swyer Theater at The Egg, May 18 at 7:00pm. Songfest is a unique live concert experience, in that the artists get to perform their songs, as well as talk a bit about their music and experiences as creators and musicians. Featured this year is Moriah Formica , a near...

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HEARD
WEXT

We all love to be captivated - to be blown away by the power of music!  HEARD's new world jazz is energetic, joyous, fresh and fun!  A melange of influences from West Africa, Brazil and all points in between!  

We were thrilled to have HEARD in our studio recording this Live@EXT session!  Listen as they perform music from their new release, FLYWAY.  

Tully
Focus Features

Stephen Clair
WEXT

Meet Stephen Clair.  He's got a Ray Davies-like vocal delivery and mountains of songwriting credits.  A one-time Albany resident, Clair now based in Beacon, is the guiding force behind the Beacon Music Factory, which teaches music to kids and adults.

"My Crime"

Lunchtime Concerts
Agency

Lunchtime Concerts is a new monthly series of mid-day performances held in downtown Saratoga Springs starting in May and running through October. The series, largely funded by a grant from Saratoga Arts, is free and open to the public. Concerts will start at 12:30 PM and are scheduled on the third Tuesday of each month.

Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit
WEXT

Last fall, we were fortunate enough to be visited by none other than Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit They are one of our favorite Scottish rock bands ever.  Scott dropped by as the band was on tour in the northeast. He rolled out of the bus way too early on a beautiful sunny fall morning.  He was generous, gracious, and light-hearted about the early hour.  And he played us some beautiful songs.

No Country For Old Men
Agency

Sunday, May 20th | 330 and 6p
The Linda

The Coen Brothers' classic "No Country For Old Men" is at The Linda with two showings.

Parsonsfield
Artist

See the cool band Parsonsfield - the band that gave us the songs "Stronger," and "Kick Out the Windows" - at The Hangar on the Hudson on Saturday, May 12th.

For details, visit the Hangar ticket site.  

Mary Gauthier
WEXT

Mary Gauthier has released "Rifles and Rosary Beads." It's an album full of songs she's written with soldiers as part of the Songwriting With: Soldiers project.  Mary Gauthier is one of the key songwriters for Songwriting With.  She brought along Mary Judd, one of the co-founders.

Avengers: Infinity War
Walt Disney Studios

"Hey, Thor! Are you up to an Infinity War?" Jay Bobbin reviews the latest movie reunion of Marvel's "Avengers."

Terrance Simien
Artist

May 12

The Cohoes Music Hall

Welcome Terrance Simien and His Zydeco Experience to the Cohoes Music Hall on Saturday, May 12 at 7:30pm.  

 

“Simien is a Zydeco Master; his voice yearning like Sam Cooke, he delivers soul worthy of Stax greats and shows crossover class.” Rolling Stone.

 

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The first thing you notice about George Ezra, besides his incredible voice, is his demeanor. He's warm, friendly and engaging to talk to. There's a similar charm in his songwriting. Ezra pulls you in as a storyteller. You want to root for him. His 2014 debut LP includes the breakout smashes "Budapest" and "Blame It on Me," which showcase his voice and charm in spades.

This is one of the sweetest, funniest and most endearing Tiny Desk performances I've seen. From the moment they began playing, it was clear best friends Lucy Niles and Josée Caron, who perform as the Canadian rock band Partner, were there to leave their mark and have a whole lot of fun doing it.

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