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It was great to be back at The Egg for the first time in over a year and a half, especially for an enjoyable reason (the last was for a memorial service for Greg Haymes).  This time, it was for music, a huge part of Greg’s life.  Andrew Heissler, aka Pokey LaFarge was making his […]

The Egg in Albany, filled as fans scrambled in, each one, eggcited about seeing Kenny Wayne Shepherd. As I spoke to those waiting for the show, it occurred to me how many of these fans have seen this band before–many times before.  True followers, they came knowing what to eggspect, and they were not disappointed. […]

Music is an alter ego. Even when you use your own name and wear your own face, when you go up on that stage, you become somebody else. You become a performer. No matter how absolutely zen you are, you shift your mindset into that of the best musician you can be. And that persona […]

There is something in music that’s greater than three chords and 4/4 time. Okay, so even within music there’s something better than that. But what I mean is that, what comes from voices and instruments really summons a thing, a spirit, if you will, and those who take up their voices and those instruments conjure […]

On Friday November 12th at The Madison Theatre in Albany #25toLIFEEE and Peshy Kruger present #LIFEEE Behind Bars 2. For those that aren’t fluent in Rap music lingo, bars means musical bars. The event is a rap battle that will entertain the masses and there will be times the punchlines will make you spit your […]

I grew up in a one-horse town. While just about everyone in that town was busy farming in some capacity, I was submerging myself in music. Now, there were no music stores or anything music related in this town, just the radio stations that came in. I would stay up so late to record shows […]

RRX: Many people take classical instrument lessons when they grow up, few pursue it, and you have. And not only have you beat the odds, you’re pretty much one of the people boosting the odds for others. How do you think you were able to beat the odds and wind up with a classical career? […]

This is a completely true story. I call it a tale of redemption. It is not meant to teach, preach or reach. It is simply a story of a long-time friend of mine. It began in 1974. I’m a freshman in college in Ohio studying Broadcasting. Among my new friends is a skinny, wise-ass punk […]

Nolan Cleary is the Editor-in-Chief for The Hudsonian at Hudson Valley Community College. He is interning at The Xperience. There’s a decent amount of pressure when it comes to running a newspaper. That pressure is extremely high when that newspaper has existed for 60 years. Part of the responsibility for me as an Editor-in-Chief is […]

BLS Bucket List  Seeing Black Label Society, more so Zakk Wylde, has been on my bucket list for decades.  On 11/5/2021 I checked that box when I saw them at Empire Live in Albany NY.  I have to admit, I had the realization I had seen him play with Ozzy Osborne at Ozzfest in England […]


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