Otis Rush, Chicago Blues Legend, Dies At 84

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN71NPAXCkc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy2tEP3I3DM Updated at 3:45 p.m. ET Blues legend Otis Rush, whose unique style of soloing and powerful tenor voice helped shape the Chicago blues sound and deeply influenced a generation of blues and rock musicians, died Saturday of complications from a stroke he suffered in 2003. He was 84 years old. Rush perhaps wasn't as widely known as B.B. King or Albert King. But his guitar and vocal work had a huge impact on...

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Alive at Five 2016

May 16, 2016
Alive at 5
The City of Albany

Alive at Five at a new location for this year as they fix up Jennings Landing.

The City of Albany and Exit 97.7 present the 27th Annual Alive at Five Concert Series! For 2016, these free Thursday evening concerts take place all summer long on Broadway at Tricentennial Park in Downtown Albany from 5 to 8pm.

Thursday, June 9 features Grammy-winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and New Orleans musical legend Dr. John and the Nite Trippers, with special guests Jocamo.

The Heavy On World Cafe

May 14, 2016

From the start, British band The Heavy, from Bath, England, has been successful in bringing a retro-soul sound to indie rock. The band's 2009 debut album contained "How You Like Me Now?", a song beloved by music supervisors and heard in shows like The Vampire Diaries, Entourage, and Community.

JD Simo
WEXT

Blues rock guitarist, JD Simo slipped out of his rockin' trio to play an acoustic set at WEXT before he headed down to play at The Hangar.

Congratulations, music lovers! We managed to get through an entire week without a major album dropping out of the blue. So if you're like us this means you've finally had a chance to catch your breath and dig into all the amazing stuff that has come out.

The Milk Carton Kids
Artist

May 19, 2016
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

The Milk Carton Kids

Blotto
Artist

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm (and Saturday at 6p) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. He's got music by The Black Ships, Sandy McKnight, Cosby Gibson, The Lustre Kings, Dyer Switch Band, and Huxtable Christensen & Hood. PLUS an ‎Attic Classic‬ deep cut by Blotto.

Rhett Tyler
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Join the benefit for Rhett Tyler.
 
We were recently told that Rhett suffered a stroke and has had a challenging time recovering.  He has been there for us with his music, generosity, and presence.  Let’s show him some love!!!

Saturday June 4th 2pm-???

Featuring performances from:
Heavenly Echoes, JV & The Cutters, & more!!!
 
Get to the Flightline Pub for awesome music, and a rockin' good time! TJ's Flightline Pub at 20 Saratoga Road, Scotia, NY  12302 (phone number:  518-399-8401).

Super 400
Artist

In 1996, Kenny and Joe were approached by Lori looking to recruit members for a band she wanted to have. Kenny blew her off. Thankfully, that was not the end of the story. 

Each week, Josh Norek and Ernesto Lechner bring us an hour of great Latin Alternative Music (Saturdays at 8pm) with The Latin Alternative.  Missed this past week's show? You can hear it online with the PRX player.

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