It’s Local 518 Thursday on WEXT, June 25th

It’s Local 518 Thursday! 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, the WEXT Radio Local 518 Show playlist features:
Coupons – “Moz Disco
reaLation – “Not Meant For Me
Son of a Gun – “Find The Seam
Sky Furrows – “36 Ways of Looking at a Memory
Christopher Peifer – “Something To Believe In
Curious Comet – “Gone

The Attic Classic: Our story begins in 1966, in Schenectady at the Vibra Sound studio and label. Local bands would pay for the use of the studio and staff to record and stamp out a 45 single, in the hopes of being discovered and signed to a larger record company. One such band of teenagers out of the Electric City was The Heathens, recording two hard driving garage rock songs, “The Other Way Around” b/w “Problems,” and releasing them in 1967 on the Vibra label.

Both were written by Michael Dellario, drummer and vocalist for the group. Dellario, following college studies in music and composition here and abroad, along with a stretch teaching electronic and computer music, became an award-winning composer in the opera, musical theater, and choral music fields. That’s pretty far out of the garage! In 1982, Michael changed his surname to Dellaira to reflect the original spelling of his family’s name.

The Attic Classic is The Heathens 1967 single “The Other Way Around.”
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Michael Dellaira‘s 2-act opera ‘The Secret Agent,’ based on the novel and play by Joseph Conrad, was commissioned by the Center for Contemporary Opera. Here it is in full from it’s 2011 European Premiere.

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