It’s Local 518 Thursday on WEXT, August 19th

It’s Local 518 Thursday! Links are included for the artist/band and the song featured on the WEXT Radio Local 518 Show so Nippertown readers can find out more about them, and support them 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 on WEXT Radio, the Local 518 Show rocks n rolls with a playlist that features…
Candy Ambulance – “Horses
Fine Grain – “Missing Adult
Niksen – “Bruise
Architrave – “Headcount
pencildive – “Skin
Hate Club – “Eat More” (on Brace Cove Records)
El Modernist – “Lines

The Attic Classic: By the time ‘Speaker Eater’ came out in 2001, Saratoga County based trio Small Axe had made many statements. Not via the local music press, but by the music contained on two previous discs and a cassette only demo. Their overall sound made the case for experimental, psychedelic stoner rock that sometimes looked back but always to the future. They broke apart the standard rock styles then reconfigured them, with no effect pedal too weird to use on any instrument.

All their recordings were created in a state-of-the-art cellar studio space, tucked underneath an isolated non-descript old farmhouse in Ballston Lake, where the band also rehearsed their live shows.

The band’s roots begin when DJ Miller, Jimbo Burton and his brother Dave graduated high school in the mid-1980s. DJ was at college at SUNY Buffalo when he discovered that the guitar was his muse. Jimbo went into the Army for a two-year tour. When that ended, he declined acceptance to art school in Buffalo; instead, he and Dave recruited to play the drums, headed there to start a band. Three years later, after slogging it out they headed to Portland, Oregon where they found a music scene – well, lacking – and headed back to Saratoga.

As Small Axe began work on their second album, Dave vacated the drummer’s throne to pursue creative and other interests, for the band and himself. They called on Thom Hall, an acquaintance from their years in Buffalo, to take Dave’s place. A year later in 2001 came ‘Speaker Eater‘ which contains our Attic Classic “You Got Your Wish.”
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