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We love getting our monthly publication out there, and each month, we list all of the places where you can pick it up. We also provide a link to the digital edition. But, of course, we figure you may want a way to get all of the past digital editions. We aim to please. Below […]

All music tells a story. Whether the lyrics take you to the first time you fell in love, or a violin movement brings you a burst of sadness from deep down in your soul, few things beat music’s ability to take an experience and pass it around, letting every listener play around with it in […]

If you don’t know her by name, you’ve seen her at local venues. You may have been accidentally slapped by her trademark, long flowing braids on a dance floor. Her pinata and sculpture pieces have been at various locations, or one of her hand-crafted magnets is on your fridge. She might have ushered you to […]

Blues is unique in that it is a style of music brought about through a need to release the pain of the world; to stand up to it, and to quote poet Dylan Thomas, “rage against the dying of the light.” Like a folk medicine, it has spread, with subtle changes in each town and […]

There comes one day every month when the radio station smells like fresh ink, and plastic strip-wrapped bundles go out the door, carrying Xperience Monthly to, well, everywhere. We hope you find one in your travels, as they are a labor of love, from us, for the scene. Xperience September 2019 Issue (PDF)

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 […]


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