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 National
Artist

The National: Benefit concert for Hawthorne Valley + MASS MoCA

June 11 at 7pm (gates at 5pm)

The National in concert is a benefit for Hawthorne Valley Association in New York’s Hudson River Valley, an organization committed to social and cultural renewal through the integration of education, agriculture and the arts, and MASS MoCA.

The Latin Alternative
WEXT

This week we take the musical time machine back 20 years to 1996, an epic year for Latin Alternative music. Featured artists include Jaguares, Cafe Tacuba, Aterciopelados, King Changó, Delinquent Habits and Joe Arroyo.

Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally
Artist

Don't miss Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally at The Palace Theatre on August 25, 2016!

Tickets on sale: Friday, May 6 at 10am. Tickets will be available at LiveNation, or The Palace Theatre.

The Living Roots Trio
WEXT

Live performances and conversations with Local 518 musicians. Each week, we highlight a different Local 518 artist in session with a brief interview to introduce you go the artist.

This is the schedule of the upcoming sessions with Local 518 artists. (Dates are the Thurs 11:30p. The same session airs Sat at 6:30p).

4/28 - The Living Roots Trio

5/5 - The Penny Jar

5/12 - Dyer Switch Band

5/19 - Olivia Quillio

Micah
Artist

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm) for the Local518 ‪‎Show‬. He's got music by State Champs, Citizen's Treasure, Bryan Mathys, Darling Valley, and Tearle Ashby. PLUS an ‎#AtticClassic‬ by Micah.

Robbie Fulks
Artist

"…a masterly, multifaceted songwriter who can belt out hip-shaking honky tonk, honeydew pop and chilling little ballads with an unrivaled skill and spirit. So good, he's scary."-Chicago Tribune Robbie plays by nobody's rules - except the ones he hears in his head.  He is prodigiously talented, with the soul of a country singer and the mind of a vaudevillian.  Besides, his scorn for the music industry makes ours look positively prosaic.

The Battenkill Runs Through It
Clifford Oliver

The Battenkill Runs Through It
Sixth Annual Beach, Music & Food Festival
Saturday, May 28, 2016
 Noon  – 6:00 PM
Greenwich Town Beach

Battenkill Conservancy's sixth annual beach, music & food festival returns on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The Festival kicks off the summer season on the banks of the Battenkill at the Greenwich Town Beach, just north of the village on Route 29. 

The Waifs Are Coming!

Apr 26, 2016
The Waifs
Artist

Hailing from Albany (Western Australia that is!), The Waifs are one of Australia’s most enduring and lauded folk, pop, and roots outfit.

Carl Daniels
Artist

Carl Daniels is an upstate New York native. After falling in love with music at a young age, he began playing guitar at the age of 12 and almost immediately began writing songs. 

Carl has performed in many projects over his musical career and has established himself as an artist in New York's Capital District. Although most live shows consist of just Carl and an acoustic guitar, he presents an aura that leaves audiences in awe.

Norah Jones
Artist

Norah Jones
July 21

Brewery Ommegang, 656 County Highway 33, Cooperstown, NY http://www.ommegang.com, info@ommegang.com
Tickets now on sale:
http://www.dansmallspresents.com

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Olivia Quillio
Artist

Olivia Quillio captured our hearts something like so years ago with "Easy Killer." Show after show, she continues to thrill us with her passionate performances that transport her and us to another place, another time. Come see as she opens our two afternoon Local 518 music at Tulip Fest. Tulip Fest is Local 51 at the Lakehouse, both Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. Olivia takes the stage Saturday at 1pm. 

Find the Lakehouse stage line-up by clicking here.

Earth Day
Carl Heilman II

Earth Day is a time to reflect on what we can do to help protect our planet. We hope you enjoy this thoughtful video featuring photography by Carl Heilman II and a new song by Dan Berggren.  

 

Dan Tyminski at The Egg
Promoter

Dan Tyminski & Ronnie Bowman arrive at The Egg for May 6th.

Friday, May 6 • 8:00pm • $35–$40 (day of show)

Mo Kenney Live at EXT

Apr 21, 2016
Mo Kenney Live at EXT
Station

Nova Scotia singer-songwriter, Mo Kenney dropped by the day after her show at Caffe Lena to promote her new album, "In My Dreams." This is one rising star we are very excited to have discovered.  Let us know what your thoughts are, too.  Catch Mo Kenney on Live @ EXT on Friday, April 29 at 12n.

Attic Classic
Amy Abdou

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm for the Local518 ‪‎Show‬. He's got music by Small Axe, Black Mountain Symphony, Alenni, The Further Unsound, Annie and the Hedonists PLUS an ‎AtticClassic‬ by Amy Abdou.

The Hackensaw Boys
Artist

The Hackensaw Boys are a string band formed in 1999 and based in central Virginia. The band has drawn on many musical influences and are known best for "rowdy, energetic live shows." Over the last fifteen years, the band's live performances have earned a measure of notoriety in the Mid-Atlantic region. They have performed at premier outdoor U.S. music festivals including Bonnaroo, Lock'n, Floydfest, and the All Good Music Festival. And now, they're coming to The Hangar on The Hudson!

firekid Live @ EXT

Apr 20, 2016
firekid at WEXT
Station

firekid is Dillon Hodges. Dillon learned to play guitar from his neighbor.  His neighbor said he couldn't teach him how to play the pop rock music in the books he brought. He said "I'm a bluegrass musician. That's what I can teach you."  In Athens, AL, there isn't much call for bluegrass music, but Dillon learned.  And then he went on to win a national flatpick guitar contest in Oklahoma at a festival. 

Connect with firekid on Facebook here.

The afternoon before Jackie Green played at The Egg, he stopped by to play a few songs acoustic in the studio.

The Record Company
Station

The Los Angeles trio, The Record Company came to Albany February 5th, 2016.  While they were in town for a show, they stopped by to play a few songs in an acoustic setting.

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.

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.

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.

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