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We tried to exceed our expectations with the June 2019 Issue, and we are content that this one’s it. We have drummers Gary Burke and the Fleshtones’ Bill Milhizer, along with performer and friend-of-the-scene Chandler Travis. We’ve gone after established bands, new bands and features that we think you’ll be happy with. So check the […]

In the depths of our minds lie the figments of imagination that years, decades of popular culture has given form, and a select handful of people among us have been given the spark, and developed the skill to bring these figments an existence. They interpret, and they reveal. These people are visual artists, and of […]

Stephanie Levay has become a very recognizable artist in the Albany art-scene. She has displayed her artwork in shops in and around the Lark Street area for years. You may have even driven or walked by a mural or two that she has painted. I (Rob Smittix) have been waiting for the opportunity to speak […]

“All that inspires at a roadside garage sale” with Bob Riley of Murderer’s Row By Ralph Renna Being born in the seventies was a special time so a minor recap is how we will start. For most of us it was the art and music that was being created. It left us some history to […]

“Choosing your own Desitny “Stellar Young by Ralph Renna Here today, gone tomorrow, is usually the case when a great band comes along. It’s very rare that a thriving local band in Albany New York really had a plan to begin with or can stand the test of time. In this case we have found […]

An abridged version of this article appeared in the June 2019 Issue of Xperience Monthly. For a decade The Slaughterhouse Chorus has been a staple in the local music scene. The band has toured not only the Northeast but has ventured as far south as New Orleans and many places in between. Bandmates: Jay Bonafide […]

An abridged version of this article appeared in the June 2019 Issue of Xperience Monthly. “Things always come in threes.” It has been a saying that my mother would tell me whenever any event, both good and bad, would occur. Although some may deem it a superstition, others might believe that saying to be true. […]

Rock and roll, music in general, is a story about the big. Big sounds. Big personalities, big egos, big hair, you name it, but it’s got to be big. And we try to show you how big the Capital Region really is, in its diverse sound and in the people who’ve gone to do things […]

When I was jamming out, my sound stage wishes and wah pedal dreams in tow, I’d heard of Acoustic Trauma. I’d never seen them, but I’d heard a bootleg tape, so I knew what they were laying down. That was in the late 90s, and Acoustic Trauma has been laying it long since I laid […]

In the mid’80’s, BUZZ MAGAZINE graced the counters of local establishments, fostering the local arts/music scene alongside national acts. Musicians anticipated their photos and reviews, while nascent writers looked for bylines. Real George’s Back Room was the companion animal to Buzz, a widely viewed cable access show, on the same premise. Several episodes have recently […]

On the first Thursday night of the month from six p.m. to 9 p.m., you can find me at Radioradiox Studios in Waterford for the Xperience Live show series. We’ve had bands from Bleak Little Duo, Let Go Daylight, CK and the Rising Tide to solo acts like Brittany Robichaud and Murali Coryell (okay, so […]


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