It’s Local 518 Thursday on WEXT, August 5th

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 11:00 pm the WEXT Radio Local 518 Show playlist features…
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”

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The Attic Classic: 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. There was a blossoming indie music scene at that time which they, having a passion for the arts, wanted to be part of and contribute to. 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 B3nson had a lot going on with active music projects. Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned were becoming well-known, their trademark sound expanding from an alternative street busker folk. An often overcrowded stage, whether in a club or at a festival or an impromptu street-corner gathering, never inhibited their energetic live performances.

Before heading off on a two-week tour down to Austin TX for the SXSW festival in 2009 they played a tour kick-off show, which included the release of an EP. The Attic Classic comes from that EP, ‘Charles Mingus’ Garbage Pile,’ with the slightly expanded song title of “A March Through Charles Mingus’ Garbage Pile.”

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Made available in 2018 on the Austin360 site, there’s a video of Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned performing on 6th Street on the last night of SXSW.

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