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.

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
Artist

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.

Summer: All Week Long!

May 9, 2016
Beach Boys Endless Summer album cover (1974)
Artist

A Week of Summer Songs!

Get ready to spend a week with us as we celebrate those great songs of summer. Sure we'll have tons of Beach Boys songs, but it won't stop there.  In fact, we'll have two countdowns, one at the beginning of the week and one at the end of the week (June 10-17).

7Horse at WEXT
WEXT

See cool video performances from 7Horse in our studio.

The Last Conspirators
Artist

Tulip Fest 2016 brings two days of Local 518 music at the Lakehouse in Washington Park. Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, catch great Local 518 music presented by the radio station known as the home of local music in the Capital District. 

For the full line up, click here

Sunday, May 8th, the closing band is one surely to rock the ages: The Last Conspirators!

Alejandro Escovedo
Todd Wolfson

Wednesday, May 11
Cohoes Music Hall

There are songwriters who sing their songs, and then there are songs who sing their writers.

Lumpen Proles
Artist

Join Andy Gregory this evening at 11pm (Saturday at 6pm) for the Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. He's got music by Black Mountain Symphony, The North & South Dakotas, NEQ, Adirondack Whaling Co., Sara Milonovich and daisycutter, and Pony in the Pancake. PLUS we have an ‎#AtticClassic‬ by Lumpen Proles.

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)

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