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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 […]

As we trade in our pumpkins carved for pumpkins served, we are once again thankful for the Xperience November Issue! Featured are Ian Carlton, Chuck McDermott, Mike Skill, with special guests The Erotics, Peshy Kruger, Nicole Alkurabi, S.A. Cosby, Melanie Chirignan and more! Xperience November 2021 – Digital Edition  

A Celebration of the Life of Gino Nistico We’re all gonna die.  There will be a gravestone, Date of Birth, DASH, Date of Death.  That DASH, represents your life.  Your family, your friends, your adventures, your sorrows and happiness, they are all in that DASH.  If you are lucky, that DASH means something. After witnessing […]

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 […]

RRX: The Velmas have gotten a lot of accolades in our region, including “Best Alternative Band” and “Best Rock Band” by Metroland. You have your own acolytes, the “Velmites.” Considering how hard it is for any band to make it these days, I think props are in order. So, ordered. And I’ll ask; what’s the […]

The city of Watervliet at the Arsenal City Tavern was the site of the 4th Annual Oktoberfest Sat afternoon into evening as “Dealt The Blues” played a marathon show for almost 4 hours! Randy Staats (vocals and harmonica) and the boys Joe Hirts (lead guitars),Frank LaFalce (bass)and Rocky Petrocelli (percussion) jammed after a 15 month […]

(Left-Right: Ed Weisgerber, Dan Barrachia, Joe Giambra) Shred Flintstone are the energetic three-piece made up of front man Dan Barrachia, bassist and fellow vocalist Ed Weisgerber and drummer Joe Giambra. The outfit has toured extensively in the U.S. and Canada showing off an explosive and dynamic sound to basement shows as well as established venues […]

Drums are very guttural to the human experience. You could say that it is something that was one of the first elements of music, even from hunter-gatherer days. Throughout history, warring armies were at a disadvantage if they didn’t have a drummer. But even more than that, life itself has a beat; the heart itself. […]

Driven. That’s Mark Emanatian. Since March 2020, when the Covid-19 Pandemic hit, he has built a coalition that has organized mass food distributions feeding over 250,000 people in our area.  He plays in a few bands, among them Soul Sky and The Lawn Sausages. He does a lot, some of which we know, and much […]

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