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The Grandstand Jockeys popped by the studio to lay down a few jams. For more info on the band… or merch CLICK HERE  

A year ago today I witnessed a UFO in the sky above Green Island, New York. Here’s the video footage!

The nomination process has begun for the 2024 Listen Up Awards! Nominate as many artists as you would like. Once the nomination process ends, the top five artists from each category will be selected as a 2024 Listen Up nominee. This year’s ceremony takes place on March 24th at Putnam Place in Saratoga Springs, NY […]


Words By: Rob Smittix Photos By: Tim Reidy Canadian electronic indigenous musical group The Halluci Nation brought their signature sound to Troy, New York on Thursday November 2nd. The Sanctuary for Independent Media hosted this amazing event at their historic (former church) location at 3361 6th Ave. I (Rob Smittix) have driven and walked past […]

Saturday night in Saratoga is always a busy place, between the bars having both music and college football, as well as the students from Skidmore College seemingly everywhere, but in my opinion, the hottest ticket of the night was at Caffe Lena, where a group of local performers stopped in to celebrate Joni Mitchell’s 80th […]

Friday October 27th  at The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall we celebrated 50 years of Hip Hop Music. As the program that everyone received at the theater entrance stated “In the Summer of 1973, approximately 130 miles south of Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Clive Campbell (who would later be known as DJ Kool Herc) […]


Words By: Rob Smittix Photos By: Tammie Birdwell Let’s hear it for the hard working crew at Empire Live for this incredible sold out show on a vibrant Wednesday night in Downtown Albany. First off, I (Rob Smittix) can’t state enough how happy I am that Empire Live/Underground even exists now in the Capital City. […]

On Friday October 20th my wife (Laurie) and I (Rob Smittix) decided to go out for a date night but we also decided to go out and support live music. This is a vibrant area with lots going on but The Cohoes Music Hall was the place that we were compelled to go to. First […]

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