Jukebox. Dave Mustaine Megadeth’s latest album, “The Sick, the Dying, and the Dead!” has been it’s highest charting album from a worldwide perspective, and has brought it a Grammy nomination for “Best Metal Performance.” Singer Dave Mustaine, in discussing the relative successes of the band’s repertoire with music site Blabbermouth, noted that global success is […]

Show Detective. Friday, February 23rd Total Mass Retain YES Tribute Band, The Linda, Albany, 8pm-11pm Bringing you one of the greatest YES music experiences on earth! We love when we play, and we’re here to awaken the first 50 years of Yes’ vast repertoire. YES SAYS YES TO TMR’S PERFORMANCE – THE OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED YES […]

Jukebox. Dave Grohl Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl connected with Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Charlie Benante to cover the Bad Brains 1982 classic song, “The Regulator.” The song was put together at Grohl’s Stuidio 606, and will be put on G.B.I. (Grohl, Benante, Ian) Scott Ian explains how everything went down. “ANTHRAX were recording our […]

Show Detective. Friday, February 16th Cat Power Sings Dylan, Troy Music Hall, Troy, 8pm The 1966 Royal Albert Hall concert Last November in London, Cat Power took the stage at Royal Albert Hall and delivered a song-for-song recreation of one of the most fabled and transformative live sets of all time. Held at the Manchester […]

Observations and Ramblings from a Cranky Old Guy – An Xperience Column – by Jeff Spaulding. As February is considered the “Month of Love”, I thought this would be a good time to share my observations and ramblings on something many of you can identify with, especially if you are married or in a relationship, […]

Jukebox – Music News Cuts – 2/9. Steve Hackett Steve Hackett, legendary rock guitar player for Genesis, is coming out with a new album on February 16th through the label InsideOut Music. The album is called The Circus and the Nightwhale, and is being preceded by a single, “Circo Inferno.” This album tells a story […]

Show Detective – Weekend Shows – 2/9 – 2/11 Friday, February 9th NoGravity Theatre, The Egg, Albany, 8pm Part of the Dance in Albany Series NoGravity Theatre’s multidisciplinary performance From Hell to Paradise is inspired by the extraordinary mechanics of Renaissance and Baroque theatre where beauty, dream, marvel, illusion, and humor combine in an environment […]

Everything Permitted – Writing Advice(?) – by David James Keaton. “Nothing is true, everything is permitted,” Nietzsche (and then, more importantly, Meat Loaf) said, so at the risk of destroying all credibility right out of the gate, or even worse, running the risk of stating the obvious, the best advice for writers is still ignoring […]

Prog Digest February – An Xperience Column – by Klyde Kadiddlehumper. My how time flies – there’s that time reference again. February is an important month in this household. No – Valentine’s day is not a big thing (although it is a thing even if your wife tells you it isn’t). It is for a […]

What’s the Freakiest Thing? – An Xperience Column – by Johnny Mystery. Go to a time when things were soulful. It was a time when boys with guitars and drums would attempt to play R&B and not quite pull it off. In the process of said attempt, they would pull a whole new sound down […]

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