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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5 Days of Bell

Dave Michaels chats with one of the Stax Records originators; the legendary Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter William Bell!  

Brian Dunne

Saturday, March 10th, join Brian Dunne at The Linda for a special show with Local 518 Girl Blue.

For details and tickets, click here.

Black Panther
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John Butler

WEXT presents 

The John Butler Trio

Thursday, July 12
The Egg

Doors 7pm | Show 8pm

Tickets on sale now!

Eric Johnson Returns to Cohoes

Feb 26, 2018
Eric Johnson

March 7th

Cohoes Music Hall

Eric Johnson

For more details, and tickets, click here.

Robbie Fulks

On Thursday, March 1st, join Robbie Fulks as he brings his "Upland Stories" album to The Linda.

For information visit The Linda website.

Chris Wienk with Stephanie Tommasone
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The Montgomery County schools All County Festival is Saturday, March 3rd at 4pm.  Come out to support our local student musicians, and the music program in our schools.

Select students from Montgomery County schools will be performing in one of four ensembles: elementary chorus, a high school chorus, middle school band and high school band. Doors open at 3:15pm. 

The Wood Brothers

... sell out The Egg that is!  "Job security!" says Oliver Wood; one-third of the dynamic Americana trio The Wood Brothers.  

Oliver and Chris Wood along with Jano Rix dropped by WEXT on the heels of the release of their sixth album, One Drop of Truth.  Hear them tell Dave Michaels the inspiration behind the album and listen as they perform in our studio.  

The 15:17 to Paris
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David Tyo "Oh, Life"

What happens when you challenge yourself to write a song on-demand and immediately record all of the parts, mix it and call it done in as little time possible?  "Oh, Life".  

Local 518 David Tyo explains how his original song "Oh, Life" was conceived, written, recorded, and mixed in three hours and two minutes.  No fancy studio trickery.  No looking back.  Nothing but forward momentum until something was created.  


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In this program, Fiona Ritchie guides you to some very special landscapes. We feature music from Karine Polwart's award-winning theatrical event "Wind Resistance," originally presented in association with the Edinburgh International Festival. We'll also hear excerpts from fiddler Duncan Chisholm's "Sandwood," named for the finest and least accessible beach in Scotland.

The National Library of Congress has shared its latest batch of musical inductees to the National Recording Registry. The 25 works — a mix of singles, field recordings, albums and soundtracks — represent myriad genres and time periods, and bring the Registry's overall catalog up to 500 entries.

The idea behind our South X Lullaby series was to offer intimate moments with musicians as an antidote to the commotion and deluge that is the SXSW music festival. When we met Lucy Dacus for her Lullaby and found out she'd perform "Historians," a most somber song from her deeply personal and triumphant album Historian, it felt just right. It's a song of reflection, the story of two intertwined partners and the way they document one another's lives and preserve each other's memories.

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