Author: Ralph Renna

We all have a place where we cut our teeth in  this local music scene, but only one was special in this case. There was the QE2 or Bogies, but when there was bigger acts coming through town, those venues were just too small. I will speak from a personal experience on this one and […]

So as we are  preparing for Radio Radio Irish On March 17, we are ready to announce our next specialty show, but should state this first. On Sunday April 21st some will color eggs , eat jelly beans & chocolate.  They will eat so much, it will ooze out their ears.  We here at Radio […]

“Chord progressions” with  Kristen Capolino by Ralph Renna Let’s  face it, we are no longer living in a male dominated world, in the work force or playing guitar in the blues and hard rock scene.  At a very young age  most musicians develop their desire and passion to play or be a musician.  They either […]

Xperience Monthly – March 2019 (PDF) The Ale House the Hanger on the Hudson Collar city tattoo Ryan’s Wake Dinosaur barbecue Spill the beans Muddaddy Flats The Daily Grind (Troy) Nighthawks McAddy’s Pub River Street Beat Shop the Ruck Carmen’s Cafe -South Troy Valente’s pub Wynantskill beverage center   Other locations Professor Java’s -Colonie Diner […]

(THE LOUD HOURS) a weekly 2 hour Metal Radio show on www.radioradiox.com  Thursdays 8:00-10:00pm.  We play classic metal, new and old, all genres. We feature a hardcore block, Punk stop!, Hair metal moment and feature at least 2 local (L) bands per hour. In weeks to come with guest hosts and interviews.  Thanks Ralph Renna   playlist […]

RRX: Give us a brief history on Talas ? Your ties to area? Memories of ealry Talas Shows BILLY: We started Talas around 1971, playing clubs in the Buffalo/Western NY area. Mostly cover tunes. We went through several personnel changes through the years and eventually branched our across the USA. Many incredible memories of the Albany […]

When musicians refer to rehearsal, gigging, or improvisation, they may use only one other word, that being “Jam”.   Not to be confused with a genre of music known as jam bands.  An old wise man  (Ozzy Osbourne) once said,  “You can put four great musician’s in a room together, but it doesn’t mean they will make great […]

In honor and celebration of the release of our Xperience monthly publication we are throwing a series shows. We invite you to the RRX studios March -June 2019 with some outstanding talent for Xperience Live. All shows will be the first Thursday of the month 6:00 to 9:00 pm with $5 cover to help compensate […]

Troy New York is known as a blue collar town, whose residents bragging rights stemmed from their pride in Uncle Sam. Families of all nationalities from all over the world settled here hundreds of years ago to start a new life. As they made friends, these special bonds were formed. The extended families grew bigger […]

The response has been overwhelming more requests – Sex Pistols, Bad Brains, Propagahndi, Dayglo Abortions, Talking Heads,  The Disenchanted, The Ramones, GBH, MC5, COC, Negative Approach,The Stooges, Cro-Mags, Mischief Brew, The Descendants JFA, Girth Control,The Distillers ,The Plasmatics, Operation Ivy, Left Over Crack ,Noncompliants,  …and Iggy Pop, Agnostic Front ,NOFX, The Orphans, Rancid, The Queers, DRI, 7 seconds, Bad […]


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