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The Weepies
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The Weepies are Coming to Troy!

September 29th | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall For more details and tickets, go to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall website . Get tickets when making your contribution in our fall pledge drive . Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies . On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they quietly sold more than 1.5 million records with over 54 million streams on...

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The Blasters
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So exciting! The Hangar on the Hudson (River Street in Troy, across from The Alehouse) presents The Blasters!

Friday, August 24
The Hangar
River Street, Troy

See details and join the Facebook event at this link.

The Meg
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Toronzo Cannon
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Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon hasn't quit his day job, depite a highly successful nightime gig.  Cannon tours the world playing his brand of Chicago blues while continuing to drive a bus for the Chicago Transit Authority!  Using every vacation day and day off and working four ten-hour shifts a week, he arranges his schedule to gig out of town as much as possible.  

SolarFest 2018

Aug 16, 2018
SolarFest
Agency

Saturday & Sunday, August 18th and 19th at Stratton Mountain, VT

A keynote address from Chris Martenson and a performance of "The Truth Has Changed" from activist Josh Fox. Plus, musical performances from Gang of Thieves and The Balkun Brothers.

Jules Shear
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Singer-songwriter Jules Shear has been a favorite of mine since before I learned he wrote "All Through the Night" and "If She Knew What She Wants."  Jules and the Polar Bears was one of my favorite bands in the 70's.

Jules lives in Woodstock these days. His recent release, "One More Crooked Dance," has a sparse sound, and he talks about that sound in the interview with a few songs - one old, one from the new album, and one of those big hits he wrote, too.

The National Reserve
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Sean Walsh began forming what would become The National Reserve not long after moving to NYC about 14 years ago. With the release of the new album, "Motel La Grange," we find ourselve captivated by their rootsy brand of rock and roll. Songs like "New Love" sparkle and shine.

Hear their backstory. Hear a few songs. Listen to the session below.

Go see them on Saturday, August 18th at The Hangar on the Hudson!

Steve Candlen & Chris Wienk
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Saratoga Springs singer-songwriter Steve Candlen has been a little quiet in his music output the last few months, but as he says in this session, the muse is back. His creativity took a slight detour while he built furniture and stuff for a new house he and his girlfriend just moved into.

Steve will be one of the Court Jester Troubadours with us at #ExitDome11. See details and get tickets at this link.

Two-thirds of Donnybrook Fair
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Kevin, Jeff and Davy. They were known as Donnybrook Fair, and from 1975 until around 1984, these three toured the world with their raucous - even somewhat aggressive - brand of Irish folk rock.

And now, they're back! They're playing a show up at the track (8/22), and they've got a big show at The Egg on Friday, August 24th.

Hear the stories and the fun that was Donnybrook Fair with Kevin McKrell and Jeff Strange.

The National Reserve
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One of our favorite discoveries this year has been Brooklyn's rock band, The National Reserve. Led by Sean Walsh, the band has made strides as a breakout Alt-country, rock outfit. 

We have them Live @ EXT on Friday, August 17 at 12n. Then see them live in person at The Hangar on a River Street in Troy on Saturday, August 18.

Larry Carlton
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Couldn’t believe it when our eyes saw it... Larry Carlton, known as Mr. 335 after his 1968 Gibson ES 335, winner of 4 Grammys (19 nominations!), is playing his iconic guitar in two shows at Caffe Lena

August 16

630p and 915p

Visit Caffe Lena's website for tickets and details. 

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Fay Milton and Ayse Hassan from Savages have a new band, except it's not a band, it's playground for all of their punk friends to rage.

It's another busy release week, with intimate home recordings from Prince, ragged rock from Metric, the angelic harmonies of Mountain Man and Richard Swift's final recordings among our shortlist for the must-hear albums out on Sep. 21. All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton talks with NPR Music's Ann Powers, Lars Gotrich, Rodney Carmichael and Stephe Thompson, along with Nate Chinen from WBGO about the music you need to hear now.

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