Battenkill Runs Through It River Festival
Battenkill Conservancy

Make A Splash This Memorial Day Weekend!

Leap into summer Saturday, May 26th at the Battenkill Conservancy 's 8th Annual Battenkill Runs Through It River Festival! Join us for this FREE , family-friendly event beginning at noon for canoe and kayak rides, fly fishing demonstrations, the River Watch Discovery Program's popular "bug table," a scavenger hunt and more! Plus delicious food from the Salem Boy Scouts chicken BBQ and local restaurants, AND live music performances from Local 518'ers George Wilson with Mitch Throop & Alan...

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Bruce Springsteen at the Barclay Center
Barclay Center

Last night, Bruce Springsteen walked out on stage in Brooklyn. Without introduction, without fanfare, on a stage bathed in purple light, they opened the show with a cover of Prince's "Purple Rain." After the song, Bruce praised Prince, saying, "there's never been any better."

Catch The Meeting With The Boss weekdays at 4pm.

You will find many different fan videos around the Internet. Here are two. 

Justin Hayward
Artist

Dave Michaels talks with the incredibly gifted and beloved voice of The Moody Blues;  who is performing solo at The Egg on Wednesday, May 18. 

Earth Day
Carl Heilman II

Earth Day is a time to reflect on what we can do to help protect our planet. We hope you enjoy this thoughtful video featuring photography by Carl Heilman II and a new song by Dan Berggren.  

 

Prince — the Purple One, who reeled off pop hits in five different decades — has died at age 57. The shocking news was confirmed by Prince's publicist after reports that police were investigating a death at his Paisley Park compound outside Minneapolis.

"It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer Prince Rogers Nelson has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57," publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said. "There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time."

Dan Tyminski at The Egg
Promoter

Dan Tyminski & Ronnie Bowman arrive at The Egg for May 6th.

Friday, May 6 • 8:00pm • $35–$40 (day of show)

Mo Kenney Live at EXT

Apr 21, 2016
Mo Kenney Live at EXT
Station

Nova Scotia singer-songwriter, Mo Kenney dropped by the day after her show at Caffe Lena to promote her new album, "In My Dreams." This is one rising star we are very excited to have discovered.  Let us know what your thoughts are, too.  Catch Mo Kenney on Live @ EXT on Friday, April 29 at 12n.

Attic Classic
Amy Abdou

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm for the Local518 ‪‎Show‬. He's got music by Small Axe, Black Mountain Symphony, Alenni, The Further Unsound, Annie and the Hedonists PLUS an ‎AtticClassic‬ by Amy Abdou.

The Hackensaw Boys
Artist

The Hackensaw Boys are a string band formed in 1999 and based in central Virginia. The band has drawn on many musical influences and are known best for "rowdy, energetic live shows." Over the last fifteen years, the band's live performances have earned a measure of notoriety in the Mid-Atlantic region. They have performed at premier outdoor U.S. music festivals including Bonnaroo, Lock'n, Floydfest, and the All Good Music Festival. And now, they're coming to The Hangar on The Hudson!

firekid Live @ EXT

Apr 20, 2016
firekid at WEXT
Station

firekid is Dillon Hodges. Dillon learned to play guitar from his neighbor.  His neighbor said he couldn't teach him how to play the pop rock music in the books he brought. He said "I'm a bluegrass musician. That's what I can teach you."  In Athens, AL, there isn't much call for bluegrass music, but Dillon learned.  And then he went on to win a national flatpick guitar contest in Oklahoma at a festival. 

Connect with firekid on Facebook here.

The Record Company
Station

The Los Angeles trio, The Record Company came to Albany February 5th, 2016.  While they were in town for a show, they stopped by to play a few songs in an acoustic setting.

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Love and loss often inspire creativity. Aisha Burns' second solo album Argonauta is about the places where grief meets hope. What makes this album distinct is that it was written in response to a great loss in Aisha Burns' life — her mother's death — which occurred alongside the beginning of a great romance.

Who do you still know from eighth grade? And what's your relationship? Do you check in on Facebook to see how many kids, pets and houses they have? Or have you built an entire career together and made it work for decades, like the co-frontmen of the band Dr. Dog?

All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael, Stefanie Fernández, Lars Gotrich, Stephen Thompson and World Cafe host Talia Schlanger for a quick run through the best new albums out on May 25. That includes the highly anticipated (and instant classic) Daytona from rapper Pusha-T, reggaetón hit maker J Balvin, raw and ragged rock from Thunderpussy, effervescent synth-pop from CHVRCHES and more.

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