Interviews

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Anacortez – An Xperience Interview – by Seth Casale I sat down with Mike and Jessie from Anacortez and talked music and recording, including a sneak preview of their most ambitious original song yet. Spoiler alert—it’s great! RRX: OK, thanks for joining me today, guys. So, Anacortez, where did that name come from? ANA: I […]

Don Howland – An Xperience Interview – by OP Callaghan. Don Howland has been a fixture on the scene for over 40 years. He’s a great drummer, vocalist, former motocross champion, and the go-to drum guy at Parkway Music. I’ve always found Donny to be incredibly gifted as a player, but also a humble professional […]

Jon Lindstrom – An Xperience Interview – by Liam Sweeny. There’s nothing more frightening that putting out a book. As much fun as it can be, you never know what kind of journey it’s going to take. But Jon Lindstrom, veteran actor of soap operas, television and film is giving the written word a go. […]

John Chiara – Interview – Xperience – by Liam Sweeny. RRX: When you’re recording a band, it’s a relationship with what are sometimes very opinionated and insistent people. What aspect of sound do you have the hardest time communicating with opinionated musicians? JC: I think an upfront consult can help the whole crew define roles. […]

Colin Hay – An Xperience Interview – by Rob Smittix. RRX: I’m very excited to talk to you today I look forward to April 10th at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. It’s been so many years that these songs that we love and grew up with have been released but you’re still out here doing […]

Billy Cobham – Xperience Monthly – by Liam Sweeny. Everybody has a favorite band. Well, if you like music enough, you have a favorite band. You may have worn their record or tape or CD to death, if you’re of an age to have had those things. My band was Mahavishnu Orchestra (MO), a jazz […]

iRod and the Auxiliary – Interview – Thanks for Asking – by Liam Sweeny. RRX: Every comic book hero has an origin story. What is your origin story? (points if you tell it like a comic book origin.) iROD:  I can remember being interested in the guitar from a very young age with no access […]

Paper Moon Books – Interview – by Dean Giagni. RRX: Paper Moon books shines over Troy – by Dean Giagni Joshua Gruft is soft spoken and intense. He is knowledgeable and passionate about the arts, be it music, literature or comic books. Growing up in Latham, he began booking shows in the Albany music scene […]

Touchmoney Cease – Interview – A Hot Minute – by Liam Sweeny. Interview with Touchmoney Cease RRX: We all get into creative pursuits for different reasons. Some people get into music and the arts to escape; for some, it’s a natural outlet. What was music, and creativity in the larger sense, for you? TC: Music […]

Kevin Wayne (The Retrobilleze) – Thanks for Asking – by Liam Sweeny. RRX: Do you have anything out there for the hordes to consume? What do you have? (most current thing) And do you have any shows or events coming out next month? KW: Yes. We have a new CD, King of The Beach, recorded […]


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