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Harris and Don of Darlingside
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Darlingside Announce "Extralife" to Arrive February 23

Harris Paseltiner and Don Mitchell of Darlingside dropped by to talk with Chris Wienk about the new album they have coming in 2018. Also brought up was the topic of Chris joining the band and being chief guitar holder

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7Horse at WEXT
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See cool video performances from 7Horse in our studio.

The Last Conspirators
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Tulip Fest 2016 brings two days of Local 518 music at the Lakehouse in Washington Park. Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, catch great Local 518 music presented by the radio station known as the home of local music in the Capital District. 

For the full line up, click here

Sunday, May 8th, the closing band is one surely to rock the ages: The Last Conspirators!

Alejandro Escovedo
Todd Wolfson

Wednesday, May 11
Cohoes Music Hall

There are songwriters who sing their songs, and then there are songs who sing their writers.

Lumpen Proles
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Join Andy Gregory this evening at 11pm (Saturday at 6pm) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. He's got music by Black Mountain Symphony, The North & South Dakotas, NEQ, Adirondack Whaling Co., Sara Milonovich and daisycutter, and Pony in the Pancake. PLUS we have an ‎#AtticClassic‬ by Lumpen Proles.

The National
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The National: Benefit concert for Hawthorne Valley + MASS MoCA

June 11 at 7pm (gates at 5pm)

The National in concert is a benefit for Hawthorne Valley Association in New York’s Hudson River Valley, an organization committed to social and cultural renewal through the integration of education, agriculture and the arts, and MASS MoCA.

The Latin Alternative
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This week we take the musical time machine back 20 years to 1996, an epic year for Latin Alternative music. Featured artists include Jaguares, Cafe Tacuba, Aterciopelados, King Changó, Delinquent Habits and Joe Arroyo.

Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally
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Don't miss Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally at The Palace Theatre on August 25, 2016!

Tickets on sale: Friday, May 6 at 10am. Tickets will be available at LiveNation, or The Palace Theatre.

The Living Roots Trio
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Live performances and conversations with Local 518 musicians. Each week, we highlight a different Local 518 artist in session with a brief interview to introduce you go the artist.

This is the schedule of the upcoming sessions with Local 518 artists. (Dates are the Thurs 11:30p. The same session airs Sat at 6:30p).

4/28 - The Living Roots Trio

5/5 - The Penny Jar

5/12 - Dyer Switch Band

5/19 - Olivia Quillio

Each month, we ask music curators at public radio stations across the country to introduce us to one new song they can't stop spinning. In April, these denizens of the left side of the dial loved songs by Brooklyn electric-folk band Big Thief, Philadelphia power-pop quintet Sheer Mag, Louisiana garage-rock outfit Seratones and more. Hear all 10 selections below.

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I'm so happy to share our latest session with David Crosby. He made me howl with laughter, he's got so much heart, and he was truly generous in sharing his stories. Crosby is here to talk about his new album, Sky Trails, which features some of his contemporary collaborators — Becca Stevens, Michelle Willis, Mai Agan, and Michael League of Snarky Puppy. But we covered a lot of ground on Crosby's formative cronies, too, including The Byrds, Crosby Stills & Nash, Miles Davis, Jackson Browne and Joni Mitchell.

Willie Watson feels his way through America's musical history by sliding an old bottleneck against the strings of his acoustic guitar. He finds it in the grain of his own voice, cultivated over 20 years of singing old songs his own way. First as a founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show and now in his own solo career, Watson has brought folk-based roots music alive for new listeners in the 21st century.

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