It’s Local 518 Thursday on WEXT! May 5th

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 them 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, just a sampling of the variety of music in the area. More varieties than there are in tulips!
Taína Asili – “Abolition
E.R.I.E. – “The Background
Kieran Rhodes – “If I’m Being Honest
Side-B – “Low Budget Romance
Kyla Silk – “Inspiration
B. Chaps & Freedom Stratton – “Aquafina

The Attic Classic:  The Slaughterhouse Chorus performed their last show back in 2019, bringing to an end a decade’s worth of smokin’ hot, cow-punk rock and roll, a fixture on the Albany music scene.

The band has its beginnings with Jay Bonafide and Chris Jordan putting a band together in their high school days. Public Access was a hardcore ska-punk band, bringing an extra bit of fun to the mix with a sax player. With some lineup changes as the ‘Chorus was initially forming, Bob Watson joined on bass and finally Mark McKenna on drums. Thus, the lineup of The Slaughterhouse Chorus was in place.

In 2012 they released their full-length self-titled album. Also around this time they helped establish the music and artistic collaborative Built4BBQ, a group of friends coming together to produce and record music and present shows by like-minded local artists. The roster was deep, along with the boys in the ‘Chorus were Henry’s Rifle, Kimono Dragons, Charmboy, and the Savage Randys among many others. You can find almost all recordings on the Built4BBQ Bandcamp.

Along with that first album, The Slaughterhouse Chorus put out a 12-inch EP, a split 7-inch record with Syracuse post-punk band Bridge Under Fire, and a handful of singles.

The Attic Classic is “For God and Country,” a track from the full-length self-titled album.

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