Author: Liam Sweeny

We’re opening up, and at Xperience, we’re nothing but eager to pitch in! This June, we’re giving you Sly Fox and the Hustlers, Rich Millz, Kristen Capolino, Fenway Organist Josh Kantor, the Proctor Collaborative’s Jim Murphy, Lily, and last but certainly not least, our Local Music Guide! Xperience June 2021 Issue – Digital Edition

Most of the time, musicians, and music, is very people-centered. You have front people with iconic looks and four chords to their name and they become gods. But music, real music, is everywhere. It narrates our lives better than the most seasoned author. And there’s a whole world of music that we don’t realize is […]

Some musicians have so much energy and stage presence that you don’t mind if they’re not the best. And some musicians are so good that you don’t care if the just stand there on stage. But once in a while you get someone who has boundless energy and stage presence, and the absolute talent on […]

If you’re not a musician, it’s hard to explain just how it feels to find the right people to form a band. It’s not quite like needing a group of workers. Because it’s not just a job to be filled. Every prospective band member brings a talent and a sound that can shape the direction […]

When we pull out of our driveways, or peel out from the curbs, we might turn on the radio to guide us through our commutes. And if we’re lucky, we can keep the radio on at work. And we’re not just listening for music; we’re listening for the latest exploits of our friends on the […]

Music carries feeling like wire carries current. It’s all too tempting to believe your music is the best music, because it’s complex or it’s smooth or it has this history or that. But we forget sometimes that the music we love is the music that pushed a speaker when we fell in love or held […]

It’s hard to think in terms of centuries when life hits you at a mile a minute. But there’s power in the history of where you live. It’s a vibe, a spirit of a thousand spirits. It’s also a crucible forging the hardest of times, and a lens that shows us who we are by […]

“Quick, think of any other American rock band formed in the ‘70s who is still putting out albums in the modern era that not only don’t embarrass the band but repeatedly revitalize their career. The list starts and stops with one name: Cheap Trick.” – Paste “Few acts inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, […]

Spring is in the air of the newsroom, and as the wind blows our articles two and fro, we’ve bound them together for your digital enjoyment. Interviews with performers Kaitee Page and So Brown, and Metroland founder Peter Iselin. Xperience March 2021 – Digital Edition Xperience March 2021 – Digital Edition

We all have different views of ourselves. A.k.as, stage names, nom de plumes and alter egos. I have “4AM Sween,” a writing and designing beast with a four-legged sidekick with the ability to screw up the laptop in a single pounce. Normally, I’m just boring old Liam. But I live for my alter ego, and […]


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