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 Side-B, Justin Friello 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.
Albany band Side-B serves some sunny folk pop with “The Mountain Song.” Its chorus ponders the age-old question: If a tree falls in the forest when no one’s around to hear it, does it make a sound? All four of the band’s members met in their early teen years, and even released their debut effort, The Low Budget Romance EP, in their senior year of high school. Their Spotify playlist, “More like Mountain Song,” reveals the track’s main inspirations, including the Beatles, Steely Dan and CCR.
Schenectady singer-songwriter Justin Friello is a triple threat, well-versed in pop, classical and theatre. His single “The Tent,” based on a true story about a South Carolina man’s suicide, was written back in 2009. It first appeared on his 2010 album Ghosts in Command, but he decided to rerecord it after getting a positive response in Rockbridge Guitar’s 2020 Songwriters’ Contest.
Fab the Duo
Going against the grain in an increasingly dark and downtempo pop scene, Fab the Duo evokes early 2010s dancefloor fillers like Kesha and Teenage Dream-era Katy Perry. First performing in New York City nightlife, including the historic Stonewall Inn, the self-described two-man boy band breaks barriers performing as an interracial gay couple. Their uplifting new song “Good Distraction” sounds like the closest thing this timeline has to Lizzo’s take on One Direction: