Interviews

We’ve all heard music that was so unique, we knew, after the first bar of that first song, that we’d recognize them any time we might hear them in the future. That can be good or bad, of course. But when I first heard the music of Niki Chaos, and her band Bleak Little World, […]

Driven. That’s Mark Emanatian. He works in Citizen Action and Labor, and he plays in a few bands, among them Soul Sky and The Lawn Sausages. He does a lot, some of which we know, and much of which we’ll likely never know (unless he spills during this interview.) He’s a gracious guy, and did […]

This article was written by Paula Marks. One of the biggest country music fans I had ever met friended me on Facebook soon after I opened the mic for the first time on WGNA seven years ago. Sue Bogucki was the biggest cheerleader for all local country bands and supported new artists coming out of Nashville. She invited me to join […]

The modern world, in many ways, is a created thing. Not getting religious or philosophical, just saying that every graphic, every jingle, every eight-thirty a.m. pre-work cranker was created. Yes, yes, your favorite band, but more than that; the world as we know it is propped up by names that appear in the liner notes […]

Jimmy Barrett is a man of many talents; business owner, musician and radio host, and I’m sure there’s a few things I’m unaware of. I met him in the River Street Beat Shop, a magical place, not just a stop on a musical destination, but a destination itself. It’s launched several bands that have found […]

Music is life. It encapsulates a moment, and a note or two of a familiar song can draw up our best days, sometimes our worst. It is the soundtrack to our dreams, the strength in our footsteps, and it makes me proud to be here once in a while, giving credit due to the people […]

I first met Peggy LeGee at a show in Troy. We talked music, art, writing, and the local scene, which she’s been a huge supporter of. Then she went to her car and came back with two comics, Moochie the Dumpster Kat, which was issue one, and the second issue, Enter the Shopping Kart Man. […]

Johnny Morse is a rocker’s rocker. There isn’t a bar or roadhouse in the Capital Region he hasn’t been kicked out of (or wish he had.) A fiery left-hand and the charm of an alley cat, Johnny mixes the vibes of Stevie Ray and Tom Waits, with a little overdrive and a lot of moxie. […]

Ralph Renna told me to get bent the other day. I figured he was pissed at me, but we he texted me ‘get Bendt…” I did just that; I got Bendt. Describing themselves as ‘a face of modern rock,’ Bendt delivers a sound with a smile, gaining a following and carving its own niche in […]

If you’ve kicked your shoes off for the day, and the beer in the fridge is a quick second from being in your hand ‘cause it’s five o’clock somewhere and you want to hit that spot in your ears as well as your belly, the Tom Atkins Band’s got a jam for you. Frontman and […]


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