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The Northway are an up-and-coming punk/progressive rock band with an infectious energy and catchy songwriting skills. The band has been working on a second LP and wrote in to discuss their progress and other aspects of band life. RRX: How are you guys doing as a band? I saw you play last at a local […]

Definitely a “Rocker Chick”. Definitely a talent. Definitely a force to be reckoned with!  And beware she might be on stage one minute and standing on the bar the next! When you go to see her perform with Mike and the Monsters, be ready for one heck of a show! Mike and the Monsters is […]

Live music has been difficult to locate this summer. Concert spectators are driving to Rensselaer County to enjoy entertainment at town community centers. Drive-in movie theaters have become the new norm to watch a movie and a show. Musicians and bands live stream their concerts on social media. Private parties are held at musician’s homes. […]

The pinup; the idea, the concept – is worldwide and expressed in many forms in all types of media, but it feels uniquely American. Many of us think of some of the best times in our recent history when they see a pinup. It is a celebration of form, infused in color, nestled in carefully […]

Deciding to move out of the city was hard. We were feeling settled for the first time since we had been together, but Paul was out of work again, and we had unexpectedly come into some money between our tax return and a small inheritance. It was enough to get us resettled in our new […]

Once again we’re letting the paper fly throughout the Capital Region with the September Issue of Xperience. And it’s so good, we decided to give it to you digitally! Featured are pinup model and actress Meg De’Lish, the underground phenomena of Turfball, bands Mike and the Monsters, The Northway, Marcus Ruggeiro and Sideshow Gypsy, artist […]

Meanwhile, Jessie had taught herself to read and was already reading well but it was time for her to start Kindergarten in the fall. She looked forward to meeting other kids her age and making new friends. I was also looking forward to this new phase. It didn’t take long for her teacher to start […]

A recent ruling by the New York State Liquor Authority has all but made live entertainment illegal. Venues, who are already suffering from the effects of the pandemic, are now being crushed by the very agency in charge of their licensing. These establishments are in many ways the lifeblood of the local community and now […]

As the winter started coming to an end, Mt. St. Helens kept growing a bulge on her northwest side steadily, day by day. We watched all of the TV reports, read the newspapers and listened to the radio, waiting for the big day and hoping it wouldn’t be a disaster.  The agency in charge of […]

Reconnecting with an Old Friend We were feeling quite settled in Portland. Jessie was loving kindergarten, and living right on a main bus route made life pretty easy. I took the kids to the library at least once a week, went to Saturday Market every weekend, had settled into my childcare routine, and we were […]


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