Author: Liam Sweeny

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As the winter started coming to an end, Mt. St. Helens kept growing a bulge on her northwest side steadily, day by day. We watched all of the TV reports, read the newspapers and listened to the radio, waiting for the big day and hoping it wouldn’t be a disaster.  The agency in charge of […]

The Duplex Planet was a ‘zine created by artist Davis Greenberger in Boston in 1979. In its thirty-year span, it had captured an oft overlooked experience – that of the elderly. Its quirky nature endeared in to many, and the characters created in the Duplex Planet carried over into other media, such as books, comics, […]

We join author Heather Bell, who’s book, Regret or Something More Animal, is out in stores now from CLASH Books. RRX: I’m a fiction writer by trade, which means I spend my time trying to put emotions, including pain, into a life. But I’ve recently had time to write about something painful in my life. […]

Covering the greats is a hard gig, and even harder is doing that while putting out your own songs. But some bands pull it off, and when that happens, fans get the best of both worlds. We talk with Melanie Lewis from Under the Den about that balancing act. RRX: When the band started, there […]

Well, here it is: the one-and-only, no phony-baloney, sure-fire way to keep you glued to the pixels of your favorite media consumption device – it’s the August 2020 issue of Xperience, Digital Edition. Xperience August 2020 Issue – Digital Edition  

There are two ways to look at music. One way is the way we see it when we go to a show, dance, hang out, and boy, is the band putting on a show! But the other way is to understand that every song starts as a seed of feeling, sometimes a complex feeling, one […]

We have a strange relationship with all things digital. We long for the analog, the feel the touch, while we rail against the touch screen. But fifty years will make everything we rail against ‘vintage’ and ‘cherished.’ And in our music, over the decades, we have begrudgingly accepted electricity to show up in guitars, basses, […]

Rockabilly is fun. Admit it. And imagine a guy in flash, singing about juke joints and dancing with a big, shiny stand-up bass – meet Jaybird Gorleski. Former bass player for Rocky Velvet, the Cobras and Slick Fitty, Jay Bird is a commanding stage presence. We sit down with Jaybird and talked shop and the […]

RRX: Within our readership, there’s a real fondness for rock, and most of us are fully aware of the blues roots, figures like Robert Johnson and Howling Wolf being rediscovered and reinterpreted time and again. How is jazz history like this, and how is it different? Where do we see jazz today, outside of its […]

Classical performance is unlike any other. Many of the music we showcase here surfs waves of watts and the angst that scratches at the bonds of polite society, classical is often depicted as the pinnacle of said society. But you need only scratch the veneer of its movements and measures to see that classical composition […]


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