Local 518

The X-istentials
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April showers gets into the roots of The Local 518 Show to let the music bloom. Tune in Exit 97.7 WEXT at 11pm (and Saturday 6pm) to hear what host Andy Gregory has sprinkled into his playlist - songs by Three Quarter North, C.K. Flach, Lucas Garrett, Dad Djokes, Gordon St., Grassroots Rebels, and Eastern Electric. For the Attic Classic, we head back to when new wave punk was weird & exciting, maybe even dangerous.

Robert Bordieri

Maybe we're getting a little ahead of ourselves, but we cannot wait until summertime! Music on Mainstreet; Canajoharie's FREE summer concert series returns with a stellar lineup!

Hamilton Craig
WEXT

A visit from new Local 518 folk artist, Hamilton Craig where he talks with us about his album "Somebody I Saw In A Dream."  In the conversation, he mentions how he's a fan of Cole Porter and Young Thug.  Find out how rap, pop and traditional folk music have influenced Hamilton.  In addition to a couple of the songs from his album, Hamilton shares a song not on the album.

Tulip Fest 2017
Agency

The City of Albany hosts the 69th Annual Albany Tulip Festival on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 in Washington Park.

The Local 518 Show 1704

Mar 27, 2017

Listen to the Local 518 Show with Andy Gregory. (You may have to refresh your browser for the player to show up.)

Anti- Records

Our very good friend and acclaimed Local 518 singer-songwriter Sean Rowe dropped by to catch up and talk about his journey of recording a new album (NEW LORE out 4/8 on Anti- Records), what it means to be an independent artist and much, much more. 

Armed only with two amps, a pedal board, one weathered six-string guitar and his unmistakable baritone voice, Sean treated us to two new songs and a Leonard Cohen cover!   

The Local 518 Show 1703

Mar 17, 2017

Local 518 Show (1617)

Feb 23, 2017
Rick Bedrosian
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Is spring in the air yet? Think warm thoughts as you listen to The Local 518 Show, hosted by Andy Gregory, at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm). Feel warm and tingly with great songs by The Sea The Sea, Sean Rowe, Micah Scott, John Rice, Josh Casano, and the Penny Knight Band.

Jim Gaudet at WEXT
WEXT

Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys dropped by to play a few songs from their latest album, "When It Rains."  They'll be at Caffe Lena on Friday, February 24th, and will be traversing the country for festivals and such starting in the spring (remember that?) through this summer.

Hear the session.

MaryLeigh Roohan w/Jen Trani
WEXT

Local 518 MaryLeigh Roohan dropped by to share some new songs she's been working on with guitarist, songwriter Jen Trani from LA. The two met while out on two separate tours that bumped into each other one night. Friends and a songwriting team were made. Come back soon to hear the full session which airs on WEXT Thursday, February 23 at 1130p, and Saturday, February 25 at 630p.

518 Songfest
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The local music showcase 518 Songfest returns to the Swyer Theater at The Egg, April 1 2017, at 7:00pm. Songfest is a unique live concert experience, in that the artists get to perform their songs, as well as talk a bit about their music and experiences as creators and musicians.  Featured this year is Sawyer Fredericks, winner of Season 8 of NBC’s The Voice. Other artists involved are 518 songwriters Girl Blue and The Sea The Sea, along with Sandy McKnight and special guest John Davidson.

Johnny Morse
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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.'

Sean Rowe's voice, a room-rattling baritone, demands attention. The stories he tells with it are portraits that feel simple on the surface... they never are. Within "Gas Station Rose," Sean Rowe is on the road with a partner, they have each other, not much else. Even this little scene is filled with tension:

Blackcat Elliot
Artist

The groundhog is staying up late to listen to The Local 518 Show with Andy Gregory at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm). He really likes the tunes by Boy Go Fast, Kayln Rock, Russel the Leaf, Stacia Burns, Doöojj, HALEY MOLEY, and Small Town Glow.

Molly Durnin
WEXT

Local 518 singer-songwriter, Molly Durnin dropped by to play some songs from the album she'll be producing this year. She expects to have it ready this summer.  It's been about 4 years since we heard her debut album.

Molly is working with Indiegogo to crowd-fund her second album.  For more information on that, visit her Indigiegogo page

The Local 518 Show 1620

Jan 26, 2017
Mother Flag Country
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There's alternate radio for you with Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm). Dial in the Local 518 Show, with 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. The Attic Classic is from Mother, Flag & Country - formed in 1969 at the Veteran's Hall in Schenectady, parted ways in 1976, getting together 35 years later to finally record the album 'Taking A Mulligan'. The opening track, "Ballad of Elijah" is our Attic Classic.

Hector On Stilts
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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.

WEXT

Mike Poulopoulos (Rebel Darling) and Zack Hay  (North & South Dakotas) stopped by WEXT and chatted with Dave Michaels. 

Mike and Zack, together with Adam Brockway (Eastbound Jesus) are playing at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs this Sunday, January 15th.  The Americana Songwriters In The Round will showcase the songwriting talents of these three amazing Local 518'ers. 

Hear a sneak peak of what you can expect as they trade songs and talk with Dave:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland has announced the Class of 2017:  Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur and Yes. 

And Local 518 singer/songwriter Michael Eck weighed in as a voting member of the Hall!  Hear Michael talk with Dave Michaels about his connection to the Hall, the voting process, the hits and misses, and all the movers and shakers, the visionaries and inspirations that changed the way we listen to rock & roll. 

Holidays on WEXT
Agency

Each year Christmas through New Year's WEXT has brought you some special programming to brighten and cheer for the holidays.  As we're about to enter our 10th anniversary year, this year continues the tradition.  

Below you will find the special programming listed to help celebrate the season. 

Local 518 Show 1616

Dec 15, 2016
Stomplistics
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Stay with Exit 977 WEXT during a break in the 977 Greatest Songs countdown to listen to The Local 518 Show at 11pm (and Saturday at 6pm). Andy Gregory has music by Darling Valley, The Fire Trail, Jasper, Chas Hollywood (of Lut - The Band), Sandy McKnight & The Idea, and Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra. The funky grooves of the ‎Attic Classic comes from The Stomplistics, their single "Fifteen And Gone."

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