It’s Local 518 Thursday on WEXT! September 23rd

It’s Local 518 Thursday! Links are included for the artist/band and song featured on the WEXT Radio Local 518 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 on WEXT Radio, the Local 518 Show was inspired by a bottle of oddly flavored pop, which resulted in an eclectic playlist of songs…

The Hard Luck Souls – “Can’t Be True”
Darian Rodriguez – “Clock-In
Buggy Jive – “Keep On Grinding
The Flying Bobs – “Back After This
The Grandstand Jockeys – “Better Days (Off the Ground)
Senior Living – “Depression OG
Candy Ambulance – “Bulldog

The Attic Classic: Former Albany music scene stalwart John Powhida is currently based in Boston, leading the John Powhida International Airport, his current landing spot for all things musical.

Before Beantown, there was Seattle. You see, in the 80’s he had become one of the go-to bassists. But that he felt was not his true calling. So he headed out, before the grunge era, to go where no one knew his name and redefine himself as a singer-songwriter, in search of crafting the perfect three-minute (or so) power pop songs.

Upon John’s return a few years later, guitar in hand, he set out to create a band to play his songs. As a kid, he was a big fan of pro wrestling’s Stan Stasiak, whose signature move was the heart-punch. As the group’s first gig approached, with a slight spelling change, and The Staziaks were born. Not to flatten, but hit the listening audience in the heart and the head.

The band’s first album came in 1995. Then downsized to a trio of John, Billie Way on bass and George Lipscomb on drums, with various special guest musicians, came 1998’s ‘Teenage Survival Instructions.’

From that disc is the Attic Classic, “Anti-Social Drinking.”

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