Each Sunday evening from 7-9pm you’ll find EQXposure on WEQX, featuring two hours of local music from up and coming artists. Tune into WEQX.com this Sunday night to hear new music from Kimberly Hawkey, Canella and many more!
WEQX has long been the preeminent independent station in the Capital Region of New York, broadcasting from Southern VT to an ever-expanding listening audience. NYS Music brings you a preview of artists to discover each week, just a taste of the talent waiting to be discovered by fans like you.
Kimberly Hawkey’s album We the Nighthawks is begging to be adapted as a musical. Combining jazz, folk and Broadway influences, each of its 13 tracks tells a stage-ready story ripped from the Great American Songbook. The album’s title track, a melancholy piano ballad, is a love letter to the insomniacs and night owls staying up while the rest of the world sleeps. Hawkey is also the lead singer of NYC swing sextet, The Swingaroos. This Tuesday, August 17, you can catch her performing at The Linda, WAMC’s performing arts studio.We the Nighthawks by Kimberly Hawkey
Canella is a new project from former members of Albany band Waitress. On “Quiet Love,” lead singer Juliana Castrillon shares her experience with homelessness and finding her way back: “I won’t miss the times before, I was locked right out the door.” The video, directed by El Modernist lead singer Will Fredette, showcases Castrillon’s journey, from waiting at a bus stop with a suitcase to experiencing happiness and safety again.
Bathrobe Robots is a sibling duo made up of Devon and Linnea Seegers. Their Facebook bio reads “Sibling robots crash landed in the desolate countryside of upstate New York, and decided to make some music.” Their glitchy, politically-charged, Grimes-channeling single “Speak Now” encourages listeners to make a difference by using their voices.