Lissie
Artist

WEXT Presents Lissie at The Linda!

Friday, February 2nd
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Lissie grew up in Rock Island, Illinois, near the Mississippi River, speaking her mind and writing songs from an early age. She will release her highly anticipated fourth studio album Castles on March 23.

“Best Days,” the new single from acclaimed artist Lissie, premiered on Jan. 19. Of the track, Lissie says, “’Best Days’ is a song of hope. That our best days aren’t behind us, that...

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Alive at Five 2016

May 16, 2016
Alive at 5
The City of Albany

Alive at Five at a new location for this year as they fix up Jennings Landing.

The City of Albany and Exit 97.7 present the 27th Annual Alive at Five Concert Series! For 2016, these free Thursday evening concerts take place all summer long on Broadway at Tricentennial Park in Downtown Albany from 5 to 8pm.

Thursday, June 9 features Grammy-winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and New Orleans musical legend Dr. John and the Nite Trippers, with special guests Jocamo.

The Heavy On World Cafe

May 14, 2016

From the start, British band The Heavy, from Bath, England, has been successful in bringing a retro-soul sound to indie rock. The band's 2009 debut album contained "How You Like Me Now?", a song beloved by music supervisors and heard in shows like The Vampire Diaries, Entourage, and Community.

JD Simo
WEXT

Blues rock guitarist, JD Simo slipped out of his rockin' trio to play an acoustic set at WEXT before he headed down to play at The Hangar.

Congratulations, music lovers! We managed to get through an entire week without a major album dropping out of the blue. So if you're like us this means you've finally had a chance to catch your breath and dig into all the amazing stuff that has come out.

The Milk Carton Kids
Artist

May 19, 2016
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

The Milk Carton Kids

Blotto
Artist

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6p) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. He's got music by The Black Ships, Sandy McKnight, Cosby Gibson, The Lustre Kings, Dyer Switch Band, and Huxtable Christensen & Hood. PLUS an ‎Attic Classic‬ deep cut by Blotto.

Rhett Tyler
Artist

Join the benefit for Rhett Tyler.
 
We were recently told that Rhett suffered a stroke and has had a challenging time recovering.  He has been there for us with his music, generosity, and presence.  Let’s show him some love!!!

Saturday June 4th 2pm-???

Featuring performances from:
Heavenly Echoes, JV & The Cutters, & more!!!
 
Get to the Flightline Pub for awesome music, and a rockin' good time! TJ's Flightline Pub at 20 Saratoga Road, Scotia, NY  12302 (phone number:  518-399-8401).

Super 400
Artist

In 1996, Kenny and Joe were approached by Lori looking to recruit members for a band she wanted to have. Kenny blew her off. Thankfully, that was not the end of the story. 

Each week, Josh Norek and Ernesto Lechner bring us an hour of great Latin Alternative Music (Saturdays at 8pm) with The Latin Alternative.  Missed this past week's show? You can hear it online with the PRX player.

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Ahead of Sunday night's 60th Grammy Awards ceremony, a new study published by University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative finds that more than 90 percent of Grammy nominees in the past six years have been male. Stacey Smith, co-author of the study — titled Inclusion in the Recording Studio? -- says there is an "epidemic of invisibility" in the music industry, particularly in songwriting and producing.

Matt Dorrien audibly shifts in his chair, his feet pushing onto the pedals of a piano, as the opening chords of "Baby I'm So Lost" ring out. It's a simplistic, purposefully plodding introduction that's unusual in its total disregard of modern pop convention. But like most interesting things, patience is rewarded here. A beautifully broken love song slowly unfurls, complete with sad sack vocals and dueling clarinets that could close any dive-y lounge down.

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