It’s Local 518 Thursday on WEXT, March 25th

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It’s Local 518! Links included for the artist/band and the song featured on the 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 on the WEXT Radio Local 518 Show page.

Tonight at 11:00 pm WEXT Radio Local 518 Show host Andy Gregory has sprung on listeners a unique playlist that features…
Coupons – “Moz Disco
reaLation – “Not Meant For Me
Son of a Gun – “Find The Seam
Sky Furrows – “36 Ways of Looking at a Memory
Christopher Peifer – “Something To Believe In
Curious Comet – “Gone

The featured Attic Classic story begins in Schenectady at the Vibra Sound studio and label, which was started sometime in 1966. Local bands would make use of these small independent companies in a form of “pay to play” – meaning that the bands would pay for the use of the studio and staff to record and stamp out a 45 single, most times in the hope of being discovered and signed to a larger record company.

One such band of teenagers out of a garage in the Electric City was The Heathens, recording two songs – “The Other Way Around” b/w “Problems” – and releasing them in 1967 on the Vibra label. Both were written by band member Michael Dellario. Would it surprise you that Dellario, following college studies in music and composition here and abroad, along with a stretch teaching electronic and computer music, became an award-winning composer in the opera, musical theater, and choral music fields? That’s pretty far out of the garage!

One final note if you go searching for some of his current works. Michael changed his surname to Dellaira in 1982 to reflect the original spelling of his family’s name.
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