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

Miss the Local 518 Show this past week? Andy's show is now online.

Local 518 Report
WEXT

On behalf of CRUMBS.net and The Local 518 Show, get your very own PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2018 Quarter 1. The report covers the time period of January 1st to March 31st, 2018. The report listings include hypertext to preview recordings, watch videos, read articles, and access other content with just a click.  Click here for the PDF.

If you missed Andy Gregory's Local 518 Show, hear it online.

Each Thursday night at 1130p and Saturday at 630p, listen to Andy's Local 518 Show.  Miss it? Wanna hear it again?  It's right here.

Did you miss Andy's Local 518 Show? Wanna hear it again?

If you missed Andy Gregory's show this weekend, you can hear it online.

Miss The Local 518 Show on the radio? Hear it online, here.

Miss the show on air? Hear it online soon after.

518 Attic Classic
Agency

Miss this past week's Local 518 Show? Don't panic! Andy's show is available to listen to here.

Local 518 Music Report - CRUMBS
CRUMBS

On behalf of CRUMBS.net and The Local 518 Show, get your very own PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2017 Quarter 4. The report covers the time period of October 1st to December 31st, 2017. The report listings include hypertext to preview recordings, watch videos, read articles, and access other content with just a click.  Click here for the PDF.

Local 518 Music Report - CRUMBS
CRUMBS

On behalf of CRUMBS.net and The Local 518 Show, get your PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2017 Quarter 3. The report covers the time period of July 1st to September 30th 2017. The report listings include hypertext to preview recordings, watch videos, read articles, and access other content with just a click. Click HERE for the report.

Home (Local 518 Show 1703)
Artist

College students, you need to leave regular radio behind to discover the variety of artists and genres from the Local 518! Oh, and history too - classic songs/bands from a decade or more ago. Start by tuning in Exit 97.7 WEXT tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for The Local 518 Show, hosted by Andy Gregory. Begin your adventure with songs by Wild Adriatic, Under the Den, Oblivion Saints, The LateShift, Stellar Young, and Dryer.

Zan Strumfeld recording a 518 session
WEXT

On behalf of CRUMBS.net and The Local 518 Show, get your PDF copy of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2017 Quarter 2. The report covers the time period of April 1st to June 30th 2017. The report listings include hypertext to preview recordings, watch videos, read articles, and access other content with just a click.

Join in the celebration of Glenville's 4x Olympian and Olympic Silver Medalist, Jason Morris and his 42-year career in Judo with a street dedication ceremony and sign unveiling, July 15 from noon to 4 at Indian Meadows Park in Glenville. 

Music!  Food! Judo demonstrations and more!

More information HERE.

Jocelyn & Chris Arndt
Kiki Vassilakis

On behalf of CRUMBS.net and The Local 518 Show, here is the PDF of The Local 518 Music (and More) Report - 2017 Quarter1. The report covers the time period of January 1st to March 31st, 2017. The report listings include hypertext to preview recordings, watch videos, read articles, and access other content with just a click.

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.

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