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Music has had an amazing ability to adapt to the most stringent adversity, and the pandemic has been case in point, seeing bands once reliant on their live sets eaking out an existence with livestreams and social media. But on October 1st, Facebook is putting down an iron fist. WeRaveYou has the story. Facebook adds […]

In January of 2002, Budweiser aired a 9/11 Tribute commercial only once, so as not to profit from it. Today is the 19th anniversary of the catastrophic attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It hits us especially hard this year, because, like that day, Americand are called upon to rise to a […]

Once again we’re letting the paper fly throughout the Capital Region with the September Issue of Xperience. And it’s so good, we decided to give it to you digitally! Featured are pinup model and actress Meg De’Lish, the underground phenomena of Turfball, bands Mike and the Monsters, The Northway, Marcus Ruggeiro and Sideshow Gypsy, artist […]

A recent ruling by the New York State Liquor Authority has all but made live entertainment illegal. Venues, who are already suffering from the effects of the pandemic, are now being crushed by the very agency in charge of their licensing. These establishments are in many ways the lifeblood of the local community and now […]

I remember the day well in 2004, when Troy Deputy Mayor Dan Crawley called me into his office and said, “Dude, let’s get something going up at Powers Park this summer.” Dan was one of the architects of the Brunswick Summer concerts, and wanted to bring something similar to his old stomping grounds in Lansingburgh. […]

Well, here it is: the one-and-only, no phony-baloney, sure-fire way to keep you glued to the pixels of your favorite media consumption device – it’s the June 2020 issue of Xperience, Digital Edition. Xperience June 2020 – Digital Edition

He was the originator, not the imitator. He was the Georgia Peach. He was the prettiest person in Rock and Roll. Little Richard, the True King of Rock and Roll, is Dead. Richard was born Richard Penniman on December 5th in Macon, Georgia, and among his musical influences were Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Mahalia Jackson. […]

‘All we need is love’. The love that was felt all around Revolution Hall Saturday, March 7, was pure, deep, and electrifying. This was all in part to the volunteers, event organizers, concert goers, and the musicians who took part in the “7th Annual Dustin Mele Memorial Concert”. In 2013, Dustin Mele, the son of […]

Musicians and animals. There’s something special about animals that musicians (and all humans) love. Is it the way how they keep us calm and secure in our surroundings? Their temperament? Or it is just simply their appearance? The answer? Yes, all the above. I’m an animal lover. I’ve a dog and plenty of cats to […]

In some cases, it takes bands many years to develop a sound or make it to a point of solid recognition. Hard work, touring, recording and giving up your life as you know it is a good start.  Sometimes, it means leaving loved ones behind and hitting the road. On tour, moving fast and slow, […]


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