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Nolan Cleary is the Editor-in-Chief for The Hudsonian at Hudson Valley Community College. He is interning at The Xperience. There’s a decent amount of pressure when it comes to running a newspaper. That pressure is extremely high when that newspaper has existed for 60 years. Part of the responsibility for me as an Editor-in-Chief is […]

BLS Bucket List  Seeing Black Label Society, more so Zakk Wylde, has been on my bucket list for decades.  On 11/5/2021 I checked that box when I saw them at Empire Live in Albany NY.  I have to admit, I had the realization I had seen him play with Ozzy Osborne at Ozzfest in England […]

Crime fiction can be misunderstood. It can be seen as just a lowly wordsmith letting his most depraved fantasies loose on the pages. This is rarely the case. Crime fiction is a mirror that crime fiction writers hold in front of the world. “Crime” is simply defined as the breaking of law, stealing is stealing. […]

Looking at art, there may be two camps. There may be more, but we’ll look at two. One is using a visual medium to relay some grand idea. This can be so varied as to really dodge a specific classification. This is the statement “art is what you want it to be.” The other kind […]

What do Conan O’Brien, The Simpsons, and Mike Trash have in common?  Apparently, a band name.  The Erotics are Albany’s home-grown answer to The Andrews Sisters.  They’re not only prettier, but they play rock and roll like nobody’s business. Clever, irreverent lyrics growled over classic rock riffs, their songs are all orgasm and no foreplay.  […]

RRX: MIke Skill is one of the founders of The Romantics and has a brand new record coming out called “Skill……Mike Skill” Mike: That’s right. I felt it was time to actually get my name out there and display what I’ve got. A lot of people call me “Skill” anyway. RRX: And everybody calls me […]

Interview and Photos by Amy Modesti “You got your family that you were born into, and you got your family that you choose. And that second family, you’re drawn to through chemistry.” – Lori Friday – Our music community is inner twined, ever grown. Musicians meeting for the first time at music jams, concerts, or […]

Gringo Starr And His All-Star Band 8PM 11/6/21 @ The Hangar On The Hudson Who is Gringo Starr? He’s none other than Chris Sprague, recent transplant to the Capital District. Originally from the Los Angeles Area, he quickly made a reputation as a fine musician as one half of the Sprague Brothers, with his brother […]

Boston to Berkeley II at Petco Park in San Diego, CA Oct 10, 2021 with Rancid and Dropkick Murphys This was a super energetic show, the Murphys are just so damn tight, they are pros for sure and Rancid kept it pretty old school, playing a lot of older tunes as well as opening with […]

Skillet – the successful Grammy-nominated hard rock band currently on tour pushing their upcoming record “Dominion” – somehow balances the required amount of rock and roll hubris, promotion, imaging, and messaging with their faith. That’s as good of a reason as any to go check them out.  The band made Empire Live (Albany) rumble happily […]


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