Win FREE TICKETS to WCDB’s 35th Anniversary Bash on Friday!


The University at Albany has quite a reputation as a party school. So it should come as no surprise that the college’s radio station knows how to throw a party, too.

UAlbany’s radio station WCDB-FM is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a mighty, mighty mini music fest at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Friday night (March 1).

The festivities will feature radio station alumni DJing on the floors in between band sets, a variety of prizes from bands and local businesses, and, of course, it just wouldn’t be a birthday party without party hats, balloons and birthday cake.

And naturally, the bash celebrates a wide swath of music, too.

Want hot local music? Barons in the Attic will wrap up the musical festivities on the downstairs stage.

Local 518 blasts from the past? Check out the reunions of Dirty Face and Blotto.

Brand new sounds? If Madrid is utilizing the festivities as their CD release party, and Summer People will be previewing selections from their upcoming album.

Headliners? Oh, yeah. How about the Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Oberhofer?

Here’s the complete schedule for WCDB-FM’s 35th Anniversary Bash:

11:45pm – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
9:45pm – Oberhofer
8:20pm – Blotto

10:40pm – Barons in the Attic
9:05pm – Summer People
7:40pm – If Madrid
7:00pm – Dirty Face

Doors open at 5:30pm; live music begins at 7pm. Advance tickets are $18 and are available online at BrownPaperTickets. Tickets will be $23 at the door.

BUT WAIT… there’s more. We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for Friday’s WCDB 35th Anniversary Celebration to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. Deadline to enter is 12noon on Thursday (February 28). The winner will be selected at random and notified on Thursday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

  1. RockShots® says

    Hey, did Broadway BLOTTO work at this station in his SUNYA daze before it was WCDB? Or what am I thinking of?

  2. Kristoph DiMaria says

    What a good lineup! Thanks to Nicole Dellaroca for making this happen.

  3. Seth H says

    This will be a great show…

  4. Mateo Vosganian says

    What a lineup!!!

  5. Twelve Volt Man says

    Looking forward to it

  6. steve nover says

    happy anniversary

  7. Mike says

    Yeah WCDB! Yeah science!

  8. Chris Leary says

    Can’t wait for this show!

  9. Gregory Stecher says

    Dirty Face!!! So cool they are playing.

  10. Savannah Wallace says

    Go WCDB!

  11. Matt Mac Haffie says

    Dirty Face and Bloto now that’s trouble! Tix?

  12. Moun says

    I am really excited, I love the Pains!! THanks WCDB and Nipper Town!

  13. Ice says

    Yes! Going with my dear European Friend!

  14. Earl says


  15. duncan says

    hot diggity!

  16. Matthew says


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