Author: Ralph Renna

TUESDAY DECEMBER 24 TO  WEDNESDY DECEMBER 25                     FRIDAY JANUARY 31, 2020

It’s that time of the year again for the Radio Radio X  “Top 5 Xperience”.  We asked staff, local musicians, artists ,our advertisers and sponsors, readers and listeners and now you, for a Top 5 list.   Create your own top 5 category (see below for ideas or make up a new one),   top […]

UPROOTING JT LAKE- SOULFUL HEALING by Ralph Renna Already making their mark the Syracuse New York band Root Shock, has been astonishing audiences since 2012.   Defined as “Conscious, soulful, uplifting, even healing—that’s how many fans of Root Shock have described the band’s infectious sound and energy. With a reputation like that, it’s unsurprising that […]

Proof of concept in Sight and Sound – Ampevene by Ralph Renna In  the early days of Rock-N-Roll, music  had a formula. Hit makers, the right producers and all the key players and musicians, backed up singers like Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin. Now let us fast forward a few decades into the future, when bands started to […]

New York City and Upstate Join Forces  By Ralph Renna Between 1985 and 1995 the metal & hardcore crossover genre was thriving, which catapulted the underground hardcore scene to the forefront.   Over 35 years later 2 very well known New York Hardcore metal crossover acts are about to embark on a US Fall Tour. […]

RRX:Give us a little history on the band? HOT LIPS:Karli had been seeking out to pursue a project of her own after years of drumming for various indie metal, industrial and punk projects. After hearing a demo that Karli put out, Keith, a touring and working drummer, immediately met with Karli and they began jamming. […]

“Knocking The World Down To Size” – Violent By Design  By Ralph Renna In 1981 the band Fear was scheduled to perform on the tv show Saturday Night Live. Although no one in the audience knew what to expect,when Fear hit the stage the audience wasn’t ready for what had just happened. Street people, punks […]

“Fierce Commotion From Ocean To Ocean”- JJ SAVAGE  by Ralph Renna When we are children we dream of being many things. But when I was younger I wanted to be an elevator operator. I was only five years old what did I know? It seemed like a real important job at the time. It really […]

In some cases, it takes bands many years to develop a sound or make it to a point of solid recognition. Hard work, touring, recording and giving up your life as you know it is a good start.  Sometimes, it means leaving loved ones behind and hitting the road. On tour, moving fast and slow, […]

Based on a true story. The first few months of a relationship can be magical. Biographical life changes lead to many peaks and special memories built. A connection forms so strongly that it seals the bond and  we reflect on it in years to come. The reason why fate brought us together;   That saying, […]


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