Interviews

J Schnitt – Interview – Thanks for Asking! – by Liam Sweeny. RRX: Music genres are difficult for some artists. Some strictly adhere; others not so much. What is your perspective on the genre you play, or the genres you hover around? JS: Genres are a difficult thing, and even within genres, changes take place, […]

Chris Sanders – Interview – Thanks for Asking! – by Liam Sweeny. We connect with performer Chris Sanders. This is what he had to say. RRX: It’s a lot of fun living in the present, but we all collect memories and give birth to dreams. We’re talking dreams here. Where you see yourself next year? […]

Rob Forman – Interview – Thanks for Asking! – by Liam Sweeny. We connect with musician Rob Forman for a chat. This is what he had to say. RRX: Like songs, every artist has a unique feeling about their first show. What was your first show like? Was it your best show? If not, what […]

Art-N-Shawna – Interview – Thanks for Asking! – by Liam Sweeny. We connected with Art and Shawna from the eponymous duo Art-N-Shawna. This is what they had to say. RRX: We all get a little support from those around us. And we also can be impressed by our fellow performers. Who do you admire in […]

Goldie’s – Interview – BizInt – by Liam Sweeny. We met up with Elizabeth from Goldie’s. Here’s what she had to say, RRX: Who are you? What is the name of your business, and what do you make/do? Goldie’s: The name of the business is Goldie’s Vintage located at 314 Broadway, Rensselaer, NY. It is […]

Shawn Barnes – An Xperience Interview – by Liam Sweeny. Shawn Barnes is an area filmmaker who moonlights in comedy. We had a chat about both. RRX: Sometimes an idea can get lost in translation. A great story can meet the reality of fundraising, logistics, location issues, etc., and could pull that idea down, but […]

Peter Iselin – Xperience History – by Liam Sweeny. Originally published in March of 2021. It’s important to know where you came from to establish where you should be aiming to go. We here at Xperience like to think that we’re charting a new course and doing our own thing. And in large part, we […]

Otobo – An Xperience Interview – by Sketchy Hubris. OTOBO is a Capital Region band that can’t easily be pigeonholed by genre. So we will just call them a three-piece band, consisting of Josh Thorsey (guitar), Justin Barre (guitar and bass), and Brandon Rutski (drums). RRX: OTOBO. Where does that name come from? JT: I […]

Mountain Gators – Interview – Thanks for Asking! – by Liam Sweeny. We caught up with Colette Pastore from Mountain Gators Band. This was our chat. RRX: Every artist’s first song is a milestone. But so is the latest song. Describe the first song/album you recorded, and also the latest song/album you recorded; what are […]

Uncle Frank Says No – An Xperience Interview – by Liam Sweeny. RRX: Different people in the band will like different songs. A drummer’s favorite song on the release will be different than the guitar player’s. What are each of your favorite songs from your most recent album? Matt: “Cheesemurder.” It’s just so different from […]


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