Author: Liam Sweeny

Unless you’ve spent the 21st century with your head planted firmly in quicksand, you’ve noticed that nerddom, or geekdom, or fandom is hot now. Which goes to figure, since back in your youth (should you be as old as I,) they were the masters of the computers that are now the masters of our social […]

We love getting our monthly publication out there, and each month, we list all of the places where you can pick it up. We also provide a link to the digital edition. But, of course, we figure you may want a way to get all of the past digital editions. We aim to please. Below […]

All music tells a story. Whether the lyrics take you to the first time you fell in love, or a violin movement brings you a burst of sadness from deep down in your soul, few things beat music’s ability to take an experience and pass it around, letting every listener play around with it in […]

Blues is unique in that it is a style of music brought about through a need to release the pain of the world; to stand up to it, and to quote poet Dylan Thomas, “rage against the dying of the light.” Like a folk medicine, it has spread, with subtle changes in each town and […]

There comes one day every month when the radio station smells like fresh ink, and plastic strip-wrapped bundles go out the door, carrying Xperience Monthly to, well, everywhere. We hope you find one in your travels, as they are a labor of love, from us, for the scene. So check the places below over the […]

In the depths of our minds lie the figments of imagination that years, decades of popular culture has given form, and a select handful of people among us have been given the spark, and developed the skill to bring these figments an existence. They interpret, and they reveal. These people are visual artists, and of […]

Rock and roll, music in general, is a story about the big. Big sounds. Big personalities, big egos, big hair, you name it, but it’s got to be big. And we try to show you how big the Capital Region really is, in its diverse sound and in the people who’ve gone to do things […]

When I was jamming out, my sound stage wishes and wah pedal dreams in tow, I’d heard of Acoustic Trauma. I’d never seen them, but I’d heard a bootleg tape, so I knew what they were laying down. That was in the late 90s, and Acoustic Trauma has been laying it long since I laid […]

On the first Thursday night of the month from six p.m. to 9 p.m., you can find me at Radioradiox Studios in Waterford for the Xperience Live show series. We’ve had bands from Bleak Little Duo, Let Go Daylight, CK and the Rising Tide to solo acts like Brittany Robichaud and Murali Coryell (okay, so […]

Today, YouTube is a universe set in an oblong box with a play/pause button. You can listen to long forgotten music, laugh at someone’s wit (or misfortune,) pass the time with a famous stranger, and with millions of DIY videos, earn a Doctorate in the school of Hard Knocks. The Glenn Slingerland Situation, a half-hour, […]


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