The Bob Dylan 100

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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."

Produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. 

IWD2017
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Helping to make a difference for gender parity, the organizers of International Women's Day work with people, governments and organizations around the world to effect change.  We at WEXT wanted to do our part to highlight the on-going efforts of IWD.

To get your own copy of the list of the 200 Women Who Rock, click here for the PDF.

IWD2017
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A few years ago, WEXT took to the airwaves to celebrate women in music on International Women's Day.  It's been too long, but we're bringing back this special countdown of the 200 Women Who Rock!  Today, March 8th, is #IWD2017. We start the countdown with #200 at 9am with KTG, and don't stop until we get to just ahead of 11pm with Joyce Jackey. IWD information can be found here.

Pandafan
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The trio from Long Island known as Pandafan dropped by to play some new songs for us, and to talk about their new single called "Selkie's Song."

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.


"As of this writing, I am sixty-one years old in chronology," the novelist Madeleine L'Engle once mused. "But I am not an isolated, chronological numerical statistic. I am sixty-one, and I am also four, and twelve, and fifteen, and twenty-three, and thirty-one, and forty-five, and... and... and..."

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Local 518 band, Gordon St dropped by the studio for the first time to play some new songs and talk to Dave Michaels.  The band will celebrate the release of their self-titled, full-length album April 29th with a CD release show at Firestone 151 and some very special guests joining them on stage. 

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