Andy Gregory

Host/Producer, The Local 518 Show

Andy Gregory is a Capital Region native, architectural design professional, and supporter of the local arts. During the day he helps manage construction design and building projects for clients. Most other times he can be found supporting the local musicians in almost any way possible.

As a contributing writer and reporter-at-large to the Albany, NY Times Union local music blog, Andy has provided reports, reviews and commentary on various local music scene musicians, bands, and events. http://blog.timesunion.com/localmusic/

Andy has been co-host to Mike Guzzo on CRUMBS Café. CRUMBS is short for Capital Region Ultimate Musicians and Band Site – a website geared toward providing resources and features for local musicians. The half-hour podcast/radio show, heard on WEXT, features local bands and musicians that stop into the CRUMBS Studio for an interview and perform a (mostly) acoustic set of original songs.

As a service to even the most casual local music fan, Andy has provided quarterly reports on videos and recordings released by Capital Region musicians, bands, and artists through the CRUMBS Local Music blog at the Albany Times Union website.

Andy played guitar, sang and managed a few bands from high school on, until tendonitis severely curtailed that activity. Andy still has his favorite Les Paul and keeps a Taylor GS Mini ready to go, for when he gets the urge break out a few riffs – or at least for when he might get “the call”.

Andy attends as many local music shows as he can, whether at a house concert, in local clubs and big boxes, and festivals. Over the years, Andy has contributed to over a hundred local arts projects, whether directly or through funding platforms such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Sellaband, and PledgeMusic.

When asked what Andy’s favorite part of having a place in the local music scene, he says “It allows me to be able to help, in some small way, local bands, artists and singer/songwriters achieve success in what they love to do. Whether making the big time or just having music as a successful career choice. Also, the camaraderie can be a lot of fun!”

Ways to Connect

Johnny Morse
Artist

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm for another lovely edition of The Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. There's music by Coupons, Angels on the Fourth, Moriah Formica, Steven Candlen, Rhiannon's Lark, and Andrew Wheeler. This week's ‎Attic Classic‬ is the title track from Cohoes Wall of Famer The John Morse Band's only studio album, 'Life On The Bottle.'

Hector On Stilts
Artist

Another eclectic, unique, diverse bunch of tunes selected by Andy Gregory for tonight's Local 518 ‪‎Show at 11pm‬ (and Saturday at 6pm). Featuring Sly Fox and The Hustlers, Titanics, Candy Ambulance (before MaryLeigh Roohan joined), Palm Blush, JB aka Dirty Moses, Myron James, and Shane Guerrette.

Best of 2016
Agency

We've been with you discovering great new music all year long.  We've also been saddened by the loss of legends like Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell and so many others.  It has been both a great year and a terrible year when it comes to music.

Here's the PDF of this year's list, the Top 97 of 2016. And here's the PDF of the Top 60 Local 518 of 2016.

We are hoping you'll join us by sending along your selections for the Best of 2016.  Send an email.  The DJ's lists are below.

New Shiny Things
Artist

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11 pm (and Saturday at 6 pm) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬, with new and old favorites by The Figgs, Belle-Skinner, The Matchstick Architects, Eastbound Jesus, Penny Jar, Tim Olsen Band, and Party of Three. The Attic Classic is techno-pop quirkiness by New Shiny Things, a collaboration between Billy Harrigan and Sara Ayers from 1982.

Summer of Doug
Artist

Come celebrate Local 518 blues rock band Summer of Doug's 5th anniversary!

Saturday, November 12 at 7pm

The Van Dyck Lounge

237 Union Street, Schenectady 

Blotto
Artist

Tonight 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm), Andy Gregory hosts the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬, an eclectic mix of music by The Black Ships, Sandy McKnight, Cosby Gibson, The Lustre Kings, DYER SWITCH BAND, and Huxtable Christensen & Hood. The Attic Classic is the snarky, gently biting soft-rock ballad "Cosmic Love Songs" from Albany's merry popsters Blotto. It's a deep cut from the collection 'Then More Than Ever'. Happy Halloween!

The show is followed by a 518 Session with Daisycutter, celebrating their new album "Waiting For the Stars." (1130pm tonight and 630pm Saturday)

Lumpen Proles
Artist

Join Andy Gregory tonight 11pm for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. This October summer is crazy! Cool down with music by Black Mountain Symphony, The North & South Dakotas, NEQ (i.e. TN3), The Adirondack Whaling Company, Daisycutter with Sara Milonovich, and Pony in the Pancake. The Attic Classic is from post-punk band Lumpen Proles, with their 1983 single "She Wasn't Home". Defying a punk bands usually short lifespan, new recordings are threatened... soon.

Marty Wendell is on 518 Sessions at 1130pm.

Micah
Artist

Join Andy Gregory tonight 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for the Local518 ‪‎Show (#1607)‬. Variety is what there is, with music by State Champs, Citizen's Treasure, Bryan Mathys, Darling Valley, and Tearle Ashby. The Attic Classic is from Micah, a band that performed cutting edge British-style progressive rock. They released one rare & unique record in 1971, the songs recorded live in one take.

Attic Classic
Amy Abdou

Join Andy Gregory tonight 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. Once again, an eclectic mix of music by Small Axe, Black Mountain Symphony, Alenni, The Further Unsound, Annie & the Hedonists, and Olivia Quillio. The Attic Classic is ethereal yet edgy, from Amy Abdou's critically acclaimed album 'The Girl Who Has Everything.'

Decadent Royals
Artist

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. He's got some great music by Sawyer Fredericks, Red Haired Strangers, kayln rock, Yankee Holler, Snook Bros.

Pure Dirt
Artist

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. It's the first day of Autumn! Fall for your favorite music by Dust Bowl Faeries, Hand Habits, Maurizio Russomanno, a track by Thom Daly from the Rose Record Label Group compilation, Candy Ambulance, and Joe Mansman and The Midnight Revival Band.

The Attic Classic song is "Stony Ground Pt 2" from Scotia alt-rock band Pure Dirt - among the many formed out of local high schools and colleges during the 90's.

1313 Mockingbird Lane
Artist

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday 6pm) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. There's music by The Sea The Sea, Bendt, Bob Warren, The Last Conspirators, Good Fiction, and Sly Fox and the Hustlers. PLUS an ‎Attic Classic‬ from 1313 Mockingbird Lanes' 1993 disc 'Triskaidekaphobia'. "(I Don't Wanna) Hold Your Hand" - anti-Beatles song? Tune in, give a listen, and decide.

Johnny Morse
Artist

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for the Local518 ‪‎Show. There's music by Coupons, Angels on the Fourth, Moriah Formica, Steven Candlen, Rhiannon's Lark, and Andrew Wheeler.  PLUS, the ‎Attic Classic is the title track from Cohoes Wall of Famer The John Morse Band's only studio album.  

The show is followed by a 518 Session from Yankee Holler.

Blackcat Elliot
Artist

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm, and Saturday at 6pm, for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. There's music by Boy Go Fast, Kayln Rock, Russel the Leaf, Stacia Burns, Dooojj, Haley Moley, and Small Town Glow. PLUS an ‎#AtticClassic‬ from Blackcat Elliot - three troublesome, mischievous lads churning out guitar driven rock.

This week's show is followed by a 518 Session with Dust Bowl Faeries. 

Local 518 Attic Classic
Artist

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 6pm for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. There's music by Ryan Clark, Acid Reins, Band of Ghosts, Red Haired Strangers, Benjamin Franklin Band, WoodchuckWood. PLUS, an ‎Attic Classic‬ from Dennis McCafferty's avant-pop band The Ushers.

Mother Flag Country
Artist

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. There's music by Ray Murray and the Bomb Squad, Eastern Electric, The North & South Dakotas, Jasper, Joe Mansman and The Midnight Revival Band, and Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys.  PLUS an ‎Attic Classic‬ from Mother, Flag & Country - a band that parted ways in 1976, getting together 35 years later to finally record their album "Taking A Mulligan."

Hear the Local 518 show all over again, each week.

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ARC Raised on Social Posture
Artist

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. He's got music by Small Town Glow (formerly Gusto), Eric Margan, Jason Martin, Hasty Page, The LateShift, and Lost Radio Rounders PLUS an ‎Attic Classic‬ from 'Raised on Social Posture' by ARC - proclaimed by Metroland (#RIP) as best in 2001. 

#Local518Day
The Tang/Michael Janairo

Here's a note from our Local 518 DJ, Andy Gregory:

Hello!
Happy #518 Day!

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