It’s Local 518 Thursday on WEXT! March 17th

It’s Local 518 Thursday! Click on the artist/band and song featured on the WEXT Radio Local 518 Show to find out more about them, and support by listening to & purchasing the songs. Miss the show? Listen to it and previous ones at the WEXT Radio Local 518 Show webpage. Have music you want us to hear? Submission guidelines can be found at the webpage link too. Send us stuff!

Tonight at 11:00 pm on WEXT Radio, let’s raise a glass to Local 518 music. Sláinte! The playlist features…
Peter Annello – “Read the Signs
Warden & Co. – “Living for Love
Hellcat Maggie (Maggie’s Clan) – “Hell-Cat Maggie
Kevin McKrell – “I Heard An Angel
Drank the Gold – “What Will We Do?
Angus McDearmid and the Banished – “Birds and Bees
The William Deuel Band – “Can’t Wait On Sunday

The Attic Classic: To begin at the beginning for the band SMITTIX we have to go back to the mid-nineties. Rob “Smittix” O’Donnell‘s career in music began after producing a radio rap jingle for the Snapple Beverage Company, which aired all over the United States.

Around the same time, Rob was introduced to ska music through a connection with Conehead Buddha, one of area’s original genre-blending jam bands. The style intrigued him, as its off-beat rhythms would blend well with his approach to rapping.

Fast forward to 2006, where we find Rob and his drummer brother Jay looking to put a band together. They had their eyes on bassist Will Seyfferth, who also had a connection to Conehead Buddha, and rock guitarist James Tougher, who had played with Will in a previous band.

When that band folded, the four began SMITTIX. As we take one more leap forward, we get to the year 2012, where the boys emerged from a recording studio with ‘Leprenomichaun‘ – a hard hitting ska-punk rock album. The Attic Classic is “Lay Low,” the first track off the disc.

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