Music

I miss live music so much that I haven’t been able to get Madonna’s “Music” out of my head.  It’s a strange song for me to even think about as it was never a favorite of mine; however, the line “Music makes the people together, yeah” goes on in my head on loop.  Music – […]

Welcome back, hope you’ve well, hope everyone is safe. The theme this month is still topical BUT ALSO music intensive, with a touch of history. As I write this (June 14, 2020), the George Floyd Murder and aftermath continues, and overall (again as of this writing), as opposed to the past, the cause of peace […]

Positivity within the local music scene is an absolute necessity given recent circumstances, and in spite of current challenges local band Scotchka moves ahead and plans to release a new album in the coming months. A charming blend of emo, math-rock and indie rock, Scotchka is made up of lead singer and guitarist Dom Murdoc, […]

There are two ways to look at music. One way is the way we see it when we go to a show, dance, hang out, and boy, is the band putting on a show! But the other way is to understand that every song starts as a seed of feeling, sometimes a complex feeling, one […]

We have a strange relationship with all things digital. We long for the analog, the feel the touch, while we rail against the touch screen. But fifty years will make everything we rail against ‘vintage’ and ‘cherished.’ And in our music, over the decades, we have begrudgingly accepted electricity to show up in guitars, basses, […]

Billy Cole is a veteran to the music scene even when it’s behind the scenes. Now he has taken his experiences and combined them together for all of us to enjoy. The music shop owner has taken some time out to speak to us about his new release. RRX: Billy Cole, thank you so much […]

Rockabilly is fun. Admit it. And imagine a guy in flash, singing about juke joints and dancing with a big, shiny stand-up bass – meet Jaybird Gorleski. Former bass player for Rocky Velvet, the Cobras and Slick Fitty, Jay Bird is a commanding stage presence. We sit down with Jaybird and talked shop and the […]

Al Kash is one of the Capital Region’s iconic musicians but as you may know, he didn’t get his start here. Today Al was kind enough to take time out of his quarantine to chat with us about his career path and what he’s got cooking on the burners. RRX: So how you been? AK: […]

RRX: Within our readership, there’s a real fondness for rock, and most of us are fully aware of the blues roots, figures like Robert Johnson and Howling Wolf being rediscovered and reinterpreted time and again. How is jazz history like this, and how is it different? Where do we see jazz today, outside of its […]

It wasn’t until February 11th 2017 that I came to know your band. My band Smittix, Sly Fox and the Hustlers, Mark Slavin and Bad Mothers did a show at The Hangar on the Hudson in Troy. I was hearing a lot of good things about you guys from people on the local scene and […]


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