Local 518

HEARD
WEXT

We all love to be captivated - to be blown away by the power of music!  HEARD's new world jazz is energetic, joyous, fresh and fun!  A melange of influences from West Africa, Brazil and all points in between!  

We were thrilled to have HEARD in our studio recording this Live@EXT session!  Listen as they perform music from their new release, FLYWAY.  

Lunchtime Concerts
Agency

Lunchtime Concerts is a new monthly series of mid-day performances held in downtown Saratoga Springs starting in May and running through October. The series, largely funded by a grant from Saratoga Arts, is free and open to the public. Concerts will start at 12:30 PM and are scheduled on the third Tuesday of each month.

Girl Blue
WEXT

Arielle O'Keefe, aka Girl Blue, is working on a new album. She intends to release another new single soon, and will release half of the album by August. We are super excited for this new record.

Thanks for coming to share the news and a few songs with us, Girl Blue.

Videos will be coming soon.

Join Girl Blue on Patreon at this link.

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.

Tulip Fest 2018!

Mar 29, 2018
70th Tulip Festival
Agency

The 2018 Tulip Festival is presented by Citizens Bank. May 12 and 13 in Washington Park!

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

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

Lucas Garrett
WEXT

Lucas Garrett stopped by to play a few songs from his upcoming album, due out in April 2018.  While he's still at work on it, he has defined the sound, and created some rockin' riffs. Lucas is joined by long time partner Eric Bremer.

518 SONGFEST
CAT

On the day many in the Capital Region will celebrate the arts on social media with the #518Day tag, The Egg presents an event featuring the art of songwriting. The annual local music showcase 518 SONGFEST returns on 518 Day to the Swyer Theater at The Egg, May 18 at 7:00pm.

518 Attic Classic
Agency

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

Chris Kyle
Artist

Chris Kyle, who first came to us as part of Railbird - and more recently LIP TALK, has played with Sean Rowe, and many of the great Local 518s.  Plus, he's toured as part of The Duhks, and likely there is a lot more we are missing in our excitement to share his new single with you.  

"Falling in Circles" comes from a forthcoming record called "Air Jacket."  Chris, we cannot wait to hear more! And of course to play this on the radio! 

David Tyo "Oh, Life"
Artist

What happens when you challenge yourself to write a song on-demand and immediately record all of the parts, mix it and call it done in as little time possible?  "Oh, Life".  

Local 518 David Tyo explains how his original song "Oh, Life" was conceived, written, recorded, and mixed in three hours and two minutes.  No fancy studio trickery.  No looking back.  Nothing but forward momentum until something was created.  

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.

The Magdalens
Artist

Get ready to shed those cabin fever blues with the February 518! Featuring Ferriday, Zan Strumfeld & Her Band and The Magdalens!

The February 518, a free show 2 to 5pm Sunday, February 11th at the Guilderland Public Library, 2228 Western Avenue.  Exposing you to some of the area’s finest singer-songwriters.  The February 518, presented in part by 977 EXT.  

The Local 518 Show
WEXT

Dave Michaels and Andy Gregory spent Tuesday evening playing back 60 of the great Local 518 songs of 2017. We had some really awesome tunes there.  Thanks so much for listening, and thank you for your support. Your contribution is what makes WEXT a better radio station.  Our ability to be the home of local music in the Capital District is made possible by you!

Click here for a PDF of the Top 60.

WEXT DJs' Best Music of 2017

Dec 23, 2017
Best of 2017
Agency

Here are the WEXT DJs' lists of best albums, songs, Local 518 of 2017. Let us know your thoughts by sending an email with this link

Dave Michaels

(Mon-Fri 5-9a)

Carmen Lookshire at WEXT
Kiki Vassilakos

Local 518 singer-songwriter, Carmen Lookshire dropped by to share her new song and to sing a holiday favorite to get us in the mood for her Merry Little Carmen special performance at Eden Cafe in Loudonville.

First Night Saratoga 2018!

Dec 8, 2017
Sawyer Fredericks
WEXT

Join us December 31st at the Saratoga Springs City Center with Saratoga Arts!

The WEXT stage features the Shane Guerrette Band and Sydney Worthley, who are both currently dominating the Local 518 playlist with their hip brands of pop and soul.  At the end of the evening, Sawyer Fredericks, the 2015 winner of “The Voice”, returns form his national tour to perform for his local fans!

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.

Adrenaline Pumpkin
WEXT

Every October, four guys come out of the pumpkin patch to play groovy tunes to the folks who come out to Sunnyside Gardens in Saratoga.  Johnny Twoseeds, A. Pumpkin, C. Pumpkin and O. Pumpkin are Adrenaline Pumpkin.  See these guys Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4p.

Somehow we convinced them to leave the pumpkin patch and the donuts and apple cider to come play a few tunes for us on the radio.

Jeff Brisbin
WEXT

Saratoga Springs musician, Local 518 Jeff Brisbin has released his latest album - a labor of love for sure. It's called "Foreverly." He joined us to talk about the genesis of the album, play a few songs, and share some good times.

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.

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