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.

The Sea The Sea
WEXT

Our friends, The Sea The Sea are working on a new record, and have been experimenting by augmenting their sound with Eric Margan and Cara May Gorman.  

Hear the resulting session we recorded recently. Visit their website for more on the band.

Below the session, you can see the videos of the wonderful songs in the session, too.

Dark Star Orchestra
Agency

Catch Dark Star Orchestra at The Palace Theatre!

Saturday, November 19

Information and tickets at The Palace website.

This contest is now closed.

10,000 Maniacs
Artist

The Cohoes Music Hall presents 10,000 Maniacs on Saturday, November 19th. Tickets are on sale at the Cohoes Music Hall Box Office and online at the Cohoes Music Hall website.

This contest is now closed.

AJ Croce and Chris Wienk
WEXT

AJ Croce plays at The Troy Savings Music Hall tonight. If you missed the conversation with Chris Wienk, catch it here.

Thanks for your support!

 

Live @ EXT: LOLO

Nov 4, 2016
LOLO
WEXT

Lauren Pritchard, aka LOLO dropped by to sing some songs and talk about her new album, "In Loving Memory of When I Gave a Sh@#!"

See her in action in the three videos of the songs she sang that day.  Hear the full session below the videos.

Big Head Blues Club
Artist

Big Head Blues Club
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

11.16.16 @ 7:30pm

Big Head Blues Club featuring BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS with special guests Mud Morganfield, Billy Branch, and Ronnie Baker Brooks present:  The Songs of Willie Dixon. For more information, visit the Music Hall websiteThe contest is now closed. 

Artist

Tonight 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm), Andy Gregory hosts the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬, an All Saints' & All Souls' Days recovery mix of music by The Erotics, Chris Itani / The Hard Luck Souls, MaryLeigh Roohan, MIRK, Matt Maguire Music, and Otter. He dug deep into the Attic Classic cd crate for a track by Style Martly, "Lame" from their 1997 'Crush' album. 

And catch the Fear Of Strangers reunion on 518 Sessions immediately following. 

Santa Speedo Sprint
Agency

11 years and going strong!

The Albany Society for the Advancement of Philanthropy (ASAP), in association with the Albany All-Star Roller Derby, is pleased to present the 11th Annual Santa Speedo Sprint!

Net proceeds benefit the Albany Damien Center and the HIV/AIDS program at Albany Medical Center.

Come out for a great day! December 10, 2016 -- The Albany Santa Speedo Sprint and Winter WonderLark!  

Find information at the Facebook event page.

Boo Ray
WEXT

Meet Boo Ray, a singer-songwriter from the hills of Western North Carolina.  He splits his time between Nashville, Athens, GA and Los Angeles (when not on tour).  On his way through the northeast, Boo and his band stopped by. They broke it down in a near string-band style for us.  Check them out!

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)

First Night 2017
Agency

Help celebrate First Night Saratoga 2017 - A Night of Magic by becoming one of the volunteers.  Saratoga Arts needs help staffing over 70 performing groups in 30 venues through downtown Saratoga Springs!  For more information on a fabulous way to ring in the new year visit www.saratoga-arts.org, or call 518-584-4132.

First Night 2017 Button Stuffing Party!

Kaia Kater
WEXT

Kaia Kater's new album is "Nine Pin." In this session, she plays a few songs, talks about how old-time music became a part of her life, and more. Hear the session below, and below that see the songs in video form.

Tower Of Power
Artist

November 10th at 8pm

The Cohoes Music Hall
Remsen Street, Cohoes

Click here for more information. 

The contest is now closed.

See the band in action in videos posted below 

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.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Artist

November 3rd at 730pm
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Celebrating jazz and swing music - America's original musical art form - and bring joy to audiences around the world!

 

Visit the Troy Music Hall website for more info.  

The contest is now closed.

AJ Croce
Artist

November 10th at 730pm
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

AJ Croce is coming to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on November 10th.  Find information about the show at their website.  

For more about AJ Croce, visit his website.

The contest is now closed.

Henry Rollins
Artist

Henry Rollins brings his unique performance to  The Egg

November 2nd

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. 

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