Chris Wienk

Afternoon DJ/Program Director

Chris Wienk
Mon-Fri 3-9pm

Chris grew up listening to his dad play the pipe organ. Chris always got into the deep bass notes. As a little boy, Chris could be found dancing in front of tiny, little stereo speakers that were playing old Simon & Garfunkel. To this day, Chris LOVES “The Boxer,” and can often be heard saying “groovy” (as in “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)”).

Chris’ epiphany moment came in the summer of 1975 when he first heard Roxy Music’s “Love is the Drug.” That was the beginning of his quest for music that had such power and emotion.

Ain’t cha got no rhymes for me?
Doot-in’ doo-doo,
Feelin’ groovy.

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.

Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown
Artist

Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown

The Upper Room in Albany
November 12

For details, visit The Upper Room's website.

This contest is now closed. 

Ani DiFranco
Artist

WEXT Presents:

Ani DiFranco
The Egg | November 9th

For tickets and information, visit The Egg's website.

The contest is now closed.

Bill Maher
Agency

November 6th | The Palace Theatre

Bill Maher

Bill Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979, and still performs at least fifty dates a year in Las Vegas and in sold out theaters all across the country.  Three of his ten stand-up specials for HBO - 2007's "The Decider," 2005's "I'm Swiss," as well as the hilarious, "Bill Maher ... But I'm Not Wrong," - have been nominated for Emmy awards.

Gov't Mule
Artist

WEXT welcomes Gov't Mule to The Palace Theatre!!

Saturday, October 29

7pm doors * 8pm show

GOV’T MULE

The contest is now closed.

Elvis Costello
Artist

Wednesday, October 26

Palace Theatre

7pm doors * 8pm show

 

ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE IMPOSTERS

 

Tickets on sale Friday, August 19 at 10am at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster charge by phone 800 745-3000 and all Ticketmaster retail locations, or the Palace box office 518-465-4663

 

The contest is now closed.

Eric Johnson
Artist

Guthrie Bell Productions and 97.7 WEXT present
Eric Johnson
October 22

The Cohoes Music Hall
Remsen Street, Cohoes

The contest is now closed  

Dweezil Zappa at The Egg
Agency

DWEEZIL ZAPPA Plays Whatever The F@%k He Wants” Tour – a tribute to “50 Years Of Frank”

The Egg
October 25

The show is sold out! Our contest is now closed.

Chris Wienk & Leigh Gibson
Tabitha

Chris Wienk talks Leigh Gibson about The Gibson Brothers show at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall this Saturday, the family farm, Levon and The Band, a new album coming in January, and more.  

Jamestown Revival
Agency

The contest is now closed. 

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.'

Black Violin
Artist

The Black Violin concert, scheduled for Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 PM, has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM.  The artists are currently in Miami, and, due to the effects of preparation in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew hitting Florida, will be unable to travel to Troy in time to perform the Thursday show.

Daisycutter CD release
Artist

Friday, October 14, join Local 518 Daisycutter as they release their new CD, "Waiting For the Stars" featuring the song "Leave a Light On."

The album release show will be held at The Linda. Visit their website for more information. 

Hear a special session featuring acoustic performances of songs from the album, Wednesday, October 5th just after 8pm. 

Boogie Stomp!
Artist

The Cohoes Music Hall
Remsen Street, Cohoes

October 15th

For tickets, click here. For more information on Boogie Stomp, click here.

The contest is now closed.

See more in this video.

The Record Company
Artist

The Record Company
The Hollow

October 20th

For tickets and information, click here.

This contest is now closed.

 

The Hollow
79 North Pearl Street
Albany, NY, 12207 

Tommy Castro
Artist

Tommy Castro
The Upper Room

Albany

October 18th

For tickets and more information, click here.

The Magnificent Seven
Agency

A new septet (led by Denzel Washington), a classic story: Jay Bobbin reviews the remake of “The Magnificent Seven."  

Meet Lake Street Dive

Sep 30, 2016
Lake Street Dive
Artist

10.4.16 @ 8:00pm

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Lake Street Dive

with special guest Rubblebucket

Two girls, two guys, and a whole lotta feelings.

 

We have a very limited number of tickets paired with a meet and greet opportunity. You will need to be able to get to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall by 4:30pm on October 4th. 

 The contest is now closed. 

The Gibson Brothers
Artist

 Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

10.8.16 @ 7:30pm

The Gibson Brothers

 

 

Two time IBMA Entertainer of the year winners and one of the hottest touring acts in contemporary bluegrass today!

 

For more information, visit the Troy Music Hall website.

 

The contest is now closed. 

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.

Livingston Taylor
Artist

Ahead of his show at the Massry Center, Livingston Taylor spent a few minutes on the phone with Joyce Jackey.  They talked about music, teaching, advice he'd give musicians starting out on their path, and more.

Enter to win tickets through our website.

WEXT's Last Waltz Week

Sep 27, 2016
The Band "The Last Waltz" poster
Agency

In this region, we are particularly fond of The Band.  With their connections to Woodstock, and the time Dylan was there creating The Basement Tapes with them, we absolutely adore The Band.

Join WEXT as we celebrate the music of The Band, and the artists who made up the band.  We'll be playing sets from The Band and its members all week from October 21 through October 28.  Plus, we are compiling a list of songs from The Band to occupy the whole day of October 28th.

Blair Witch 2
Agency

Be afraid … be very afraid: Jay Bobbin goes back into the woods with his "Blair Witch" review.  

Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr.
Agency

American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, Jr.—leader of the band Buckwheat Zydeco—died on September 24, 2016 of lung cancer at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Grammy and Emmy winning artist was the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. NPR’s Weekend Edition called him "the go-to guy for zydeco music...a master of accordion and organ." 
 

Buckwheat played with everyone from Eric Clapton and U2 to Robert Plant and The Boston Pops. The band performed at the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics and performed for President Clinton twice, celebrating both of his inaugurations. The band appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman, CNN, The Today Show, MTV, NBC News, CBS Morning News and many others.  They were also invited to play the final episode of The Late Show With Jimmy Fallon.

Simo
Artist

SIMO, a high energy Psychedelic Blues Rock trio, headed by JD Simo's combustible guitar and soulful vocals, return to The Hangar on the Hudson September 30th. JD Simo, Elad Shapiro, and Adam Abrashoff are a powerhouse of rock, hailed by Rolling Stone as  “soulful psychedelic blues rock with an improvisational bent reminiscent of the Grateful Dead and Stevie Ray Vaughn.”

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.

Whitney Road
WEXT

The band drove up the river to visit and play some songs.  Hear Whitney Road's Live at EXT session and learn about how they got their name, and what influences these folks to make groovy music.

Fantastic Negrito
Artist

WEXT and The Cohoes Music Hall present:

Fantastic Negrito

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 8:00 PM

Cohoes Music Hall
58 Remsen Street, Cohoes

 

Winner of the 2015 Tiny Desk contest, Fantastic Negrito is Xavier Dphrepaulezz.  He opened for Chris Cornell at The Palace Theatre and now returns to headline the Cohoes Music Hall.

 

This contest is now closed. 

Livingston Taylor
Pownall

The College of Saint Rose presents Livingston Taylor in concert with the Saint Rose Orchestra at the Massry Center. Taylor’s 40-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching. October 1st, 7:30pm   Tickets and information massrycenter.org.  

The contest has closed. 

Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett
Artist

Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

September 29th

For more information, visit the Music Hall website

The contest is now closed.

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