Interviews

Based on a true story. The first few months of a relationship can be magical. Biographical life changes lead to many peaks and special memories built. A connection forms so strongly that it seals the bond and  we reflect on it in years to come. The reason why fate brought us together;   That saying, […]

Blues is unique in that it is a style of music brought about through a need to release the pain of the world; to stand up to it, and to quote poet Dylan Thomas, “rage against the dying of the light.” Like a folk medicine, it has spread, with subtle changes in each town and […]

In the depths of our minds lie the figments of imagination that years, decades of popular culture has given form, and a select handful of people among us have been given the spark, and developed the skill to bring these figments an existence. They interpret, and they reveal. These people are visual artists, and of […]

Stephanie Levay has become a very recognizable artist in the Albany art-scene. She has displayed her artwork in shops in and around the Lark Street area for years. You may have even driven or walked by a mural or two that she has painted. I (Rob Smittix) have been waiting for the opportunity to speak […]

An abridged version of this article appeared in the June 2019 Issue of Xperience Monthly. For a decade The Slaughterhouse Chorus has been a staple in the local music scene. The band has toured not only the Northeast but has ventured as far south as New Orleans and many places in between. Bandmates: Jay Bonafide […]

An abridged version of this article appeared in the June 2019 Issue of Xperience Monthly. “Things always come in threes.” It has been a saying that my mother would tell me whenever any event, both good and bad, would occur. Although some may deem it a superstition, others might believe that saying to be true. […]

Rock and roll, music in general, is a story about the big. Big sounds. Big personalities, big egos, big hair, you name it, but it’s got to be big. And we try to show you how big the Capital Region really is, in its diverse sound and in the people who’ve gone to do things […]

When I was jamming out, my sound stage wishes and wah pedal dreams in tow, I’d heard of Acoustic Trauma. I’d never seen them, but I’d heard a bootleg tape, so I knew what they were laying down. That was in the late 90s, and Acoustic Trauma has been laying it long since I laid […]

In the mid’80’s, BUZZ MAGAZINE graced the counters of local establishments, fostering the local arts/music scene alongside national acts. Musicians anticipated their photos and reviews, while nascent writers looked for bylines. Real George’s Back Room was the companion animal to Buzz, a widely viewed cable access show, on the same premise. Several episodes have recently […]

Today, YouTube is a universe set in an oblong box with a play/pause button. You can listen to long forgotten music, laugh at someone’s wit (or misfortune,) pass the time with a famous stranger, and with millions of DIY videos, earn a Doctorate in the school of Hard Knocks. The Glenn Slingerland Situation, a half-hour, […]


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