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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Caffe Lena
Caffe Lena

It’s time to celebrate Caffe Lena’s anniversary! And do it in style with a big, special concert!

May 21st | Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College
Click here for tickets and details.

We are counting down the days until the rebirth of their historic home with a major renovation. Celebrate the vibrant Caffe Lena of today with four of their current brightest shining stars.

Graham Nash
Artist

"I could drop dead in the middle of this conversation."  74-year old music icon and two-time Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Graham Nash opens up about his life from The Hollies, CSN&Y to his latest solo release, This Path Tonight. 

If you want to hear the whole conversation, it's here on Soundcloud:

William Bell is Back!

Apr 13, 2016
William Bell
Artist

William Bell came on the scene with his debut single in 1961, "You Don't Miss Your Water."  At 76, he's about to release his newest effort called "This Is Where I Live."

SIMO at Bonnaroo 2013
Derek Martinez

Friday, May 6th

The Hangar on the Hudson (click for the event page)

For some time now, you've heard us playing the track "Long May You Sail" from SIMO's album "Let Love Show The Way."  We continue to introduce you to great rock music, and now we are excited to have The Hangar bring SIMO to Troy.

See a great live video below, and enter to win tickets to the show.

The Artist

July 30, the crowd will descend upon Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown for The Lumineers. Tickets are on sale now!

Dan Smalls Presents has given us some tickets to give away before they can be purchased. Click here to buy tickets.

The City of Albany

The City of Albany presents the 68th Annual Albany Tulip Festival on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 in Washington Park!

Amy Helm
Artist

Guthrie/Bell Productions Presents :

Amy Helm
w/s/g Connor Kennedy and the Minstrel
The Cohoes Music Hall

Fri. April 22 , 2016

One-Hit Wonders
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So, you’re looking for the list. Here it is!

100 Best One Hit Wonders (pdf)

Thanks for making your contribution this week.  You help us remain eclectic, unique and diverse.  Every contribution makes such a difference.  If you have yet to make that contribution, there are some great thank you gifts available at the website, or by phone at 1.800.272.6492.

One-Hit Wonders Week

Mar 17, 2016
One-Hit Wonders
Anonymous

From March 11th through the 18th, we will celebrate the biggest one-hit wonders of the ages.  We’ll start with the first charted rock and roll songs and come right up to within the past few years. We decided to hold off on ones from 2010 forward as we’re not sure the artist is done just yet.  The artist might still have another hit.

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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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It was almost funny but also not surprising. I've seen this happen a bunch of times when I'm with somebody who hears Donovan's music for the first time. And I'm hoping that's what'll happen today on this show.

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