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I personally love ‘outlaw country.’ I was listening to Merle Haggard when I was five and my dad and his friends would babysit me at their favorite bar. Fun times. I think it’s hard these days to call something ‘outlaw country,’ because it’s either that a band calls itself that, or their groove moves you […]

Some people are just interesting. It isn’t their clothes or their hair, but those things are interesting because why wouldn’t they be? These people are just interesting. Their presence at a thing is what makes it a “thing.” And if you get a chance to see what makes them tick, you might want to wind […]

Xperience April 2020 Issue 2Hey folks. This is our first digital-only publication, and so it only makes sense to call it the Pandemic Edition, because without our pesky little friend, this would be so much ink on paper. This is an incredible issue, and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed […]

Well, it is that time again… time to present to you, loyal readers, the fruit of our month’s labors. And so without further hesitation, we give to you the April 2020 Xperience Digital Edition. Simply click the cover. It’s in PDF format, and it’s a little big, because we filled it with love.  

It’s that time of the year again for the Radio Radio X  “Top 5 Xperience”.  We asked staff, local musicians, artists ,our advertisers and sponsors, readers and listeners and now you, for a Top 5 list.   Create your own top 5 category (see below for ideas or make up a new one),   top […]

After a 5 year stint of doing a three hour radio program, I hit a wall of sorts. Working a full time job as Director of Tourism & Special Events for Rensselaer County, booking bands/ promoting shows with 6String Music Management, doing a weekly radio show, and trying to give some time to my family […]

UPROOTING JT LAKE- SOULFUL HEALING by Ralph Renna Already making their mark the Syracuse New York band Root Shock, has been astonishing audiences since 2012.   Defined as “Conscious, soulful, uplifting, even healing—that’s how many fans of Root Shock have described the band’s infectious sound and energy. With a reputation like that, it’s unsurprising that […]

Proof of concept in Sight and Sound – Ampevene by Ralph Renna In  the early days of Rock-N-Roll, music  had a formula. Hit makers, the right producers and all the key players and musicians, backed up singers like Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin. Now let us fast forward a few decades into the future, when bands started to […]

OBSERVATIONS AND RAMBLINGS FROM A CRANKY OLD GUY Jeff Spaulding Greeting and salutations, let’s have a little fun with this. I don’t think there is anything more mystifying in music through the ages as the concept of the “One Hit Wonder.” It’s those special times where a solo artist, duo or group release a song […]

RRX:Give us a little history on the band? HOT LIPS:Karli had been seeking out to pursue a project of her own after years of drumming for various indie metal, industrial and punk projects. After hearing a demo that Karli put out, Keith, a touring and working drummer, immediately met with Karli and they began jamming. […]


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