Albany NY

Johnny Clifford is well-known in the area. He has ties in the Queensbury and Hudson Falls area, as well as Saratoga and Troy. He has been referred to as ‘that Tom Petty Dude’ and rightfully so. If you have ever caught The BrokenHearted- Tom Petty Tribute Band, you will understand why. When people speak of […]

It was a beautiful fall-like day along the Hudson River at Albany’s Jennings Landing.  The sun poked in and out among the rolling clouds making for a beautiful setting for the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival, which has been around for 18 years. A personal obligation kept me from arriving at the festival until the last […]

Rock and roll, music in general, is a story about the big. Big sounds. Big personalities, big egos, big hair, you name it, but it’s got to be big. And we try to show you how big the Capital Region really is, in its diverse sound and in the people who’ve gone to do things […]

When I was jamming out, my sound stage wishes and wah pedal dreams in tow, I’d heard of Acoustic Trauma. I’d never seen them, but I’d heard a bootleg tape, so I knew what they were laying down. That was in the late 90s, and Acoustic Trauma has been laying it long since I laid […]

In the mid’80’s, BUZZ MAGAZINE graced the counters of local establishments, fostering the local arts/music scene alongside national acts. Musicians anticipated their photos and reviews, while nascent writers looked for bylines. Real George’s Back Room was the companion animal to Buzz, a widely viewed cable access show, on the same premise. Several episodes have recently […]

It was funk night at the Rustic Barn Pub. Northampton, MA based group, Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan, featuring Albany NY’s Justin Henricks, brought out the funk as they welcomed in spring at their return to the venue. I wasn’t familiar with Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan before attending their show on Saturday night.   I was encouraged […]

While shoppers were spending time dining and checking out the massive LEGO sculptures that were featured in Crossgates Mall on a Saturday evening, music patrons spent their time listening to original music from five local bands inside Lucky Strike’s Jupiter Hall. This was all in part of a CD release party that Turbine Sunrise was […]

I love a sound that just opens the throttle. I want music that makes me want to speed, or at least justify the speeding that I may do unawares. Good, strong rhythm, melodies that can nudge a Ouija board, that kind of thing. MÖRDWÖLF is like that. Don’t let the umlauts (the two dots) fool […]

RRX: Give us a brief history on Talas ? Your ties to area? Memories of ealry Talas Shows BILLY: We started Talas around 1971, playing clubs in the Buffalo/Western NY area. Mostly cover tunes. We went through several personnel changes through the years and eventually branched our across the USA. Many incredible memories of the Albany […]

They’re assholes. I don’t know Danny Boy or Burris, so I’m just going by their advertising. I know Brother T, and I think he’s a pretty cool guy, so I’m calling him an asshole our of pure professional courtesy. And you may be thinking to yourself, who isn’t an asshole these days? Well, I’m thinking […]


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