It’s Local 518 Thursday on WEXT, May 6th

It’s Local 518! Links included for the artist/band and song featured on the show so Nippertown readers can find out more about them, and support by listening to & purchasing the songs. A version of the following is posted on the Local 518 Facebook page. Miss the show? Listen to it and previous ones at the WEXT Radio Local 518 Show webpage.

Tonight at 11:00pm, WEXT Radio Local 518 Show host Andy Gregory felt forces of the areas music scene gathering to include on his playlist these musicians & songs:Sawyer Fredericks – “Lies You Tell
Gavin Preller – “Wonder
Asa Morris – “You’re Always Home
Mike Hotter – “Sun Rose
Annie Scherer – “Take Me Places
Wild Weeeds – “Burn Baby
Brad Whiting and Cadillac Souls – “Spirit Crash”

Attic Classic band Sgt Dunbar and the Hobo Banned had changed form several times, settling into a nine-person juggernaut of multi-instrumentalists, with a very visible and audible passion for the music they collectively created.

The origins of the group began in 2004 at a house at 3 Benson Street in Albany where most, but not all, once lived. There was a blossoming indie music scene at that time, which they wanted to be part of and contribute to. It became a communal place where a group of friends with a passion for music, art, and writing collectively got together to record, produce and release recordings. Within a couple of years, the friendly undertaking was formalized with the creation of the B3nson Recording Company, the “e” in Benson replaced with the numeral “3” to honor their origins.

By 2009 Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned was becoming well-known, their trademark sound expanding from an alternative street busker folk, to more of a neo-gypsy postmodern Salvation Army band flavored with New Orleans jazz, stomping rhythms, and gang sing-alongs. Whether in a club or at a festival, or an impromptu street-corner gathering, an exuberant live performance was guaranteed.

That same year, they released an EP, ‘Charles Mingus’ Garbage Pile.’ The Attic Classic is the slightly expanded EP title, “A March Through Charles Mingus’ Garbage Pile.”

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