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Off The Record – Xperience History – by Liam Sweeny. Music is life. It encapsulates a moment, and a note or two of a familiar song can draw up our best days, sometimes our worst. It is the soundtrack to our dreams, the strength in our footsteps, and it makes me proud to be here […]

Saturday, May 11th was the second time the Troy Farmers’ Market was outside this year. While not as crowded as the week before, it still had a strong showing. Photography by Liam Sweeny.       More from Liam Sweeny…

Lark Hall in Albany had an indie night with Chastity Belt and Charlotte Cornfield. Photography by Timothy Reidy. More from Timothy Reidy…

Nickopotamus played a semi outdoor show at 217 on Delaware Avenue on Thursday, May 9th. Photography by Timothy Reidy. More from Timothy Reidy…

Sixties and seventies numbers were the style at Cinco De Mayo at the Delaware Branch of the Albany Public Library on Sunday, May 5th. Music by Bronte Roman Quartet. Photography by Timothy Reidy. Photography by Timothy Reidy. More from Timothy Reidy…

Rob Beaulieu – Interview – by John Sachirico. I had met Rob Beaulieu once before, via Greg Bell, who had booked my band to open for the RBB at The Hollow a little while back.  We only briefly spoke within the flustering of the moments between sound checks, set breaks and equipment setup and breakdown.  […]

PapaSweenBean’s Friday Night – The Hangar – by Liam Sweeny. It was warm tonight. I thought it was warm, but Smittix said there was a chill. There was also a Sherriff’s star-and-circle on the back of his D.A.R.E. shirt, so maybe that’s why he covered up. Didn’t want people at the Hangar to think their […]

Jukebox. Steve Albini Steve Albini, producer of a whole host of alternative albums including Nirvana’s “In Utero,” has died of a heart attack at 61. Albini’s approach was one of minimalism and simplicity, opting to capture natural voices and instruments rather than go all out like Phil Specter or Berry Gordy. And he preferred the […]

Muddy’s Tavern – Interview – BizInt – by Liam Sweeny. We caught up with Chris from Muddy’s Tavern. This is what we discussed. RRX: Who are you? What is the name of your business, and what do you make/do? CHRIS: We are Muddy’s Tavern in Colonie/Watervliet, NY and we are the purveyors of fun! RRX: […]

Observations and Ramblings from a Cranky Old Guy – May – An Xperience Column – by Jeff Spaulding. Over the next two issues, I’ll be reflecting on my parents, in honor of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. I‘m going to share what I call “unusual memories” of who they were and how they made me […]

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