Capital Region

When we pull out of our driveways, or peel out from the curbs, we might turn on the radio to guide us through our commutes. And if we’re lucky, we can keep the radio on at work. And we’re not just listening for music; we’re listening for the latest exploits of our friends on the […]

Once I settled into the apartment I was subletting, I started inviting friends over to jam. I was no longer living with a musician and was missing that sharing of music. I had also booked a gig for a month and a half away, knowing that although I was just learning to play the guitar, […]

My life was now starting to unravel in all directions. I had taken a big leap into my vagabond life with Paul when I was still pretty young, became a mother two days after my twenty-second birthday, and moved from one coast to another and back again twice. We’d settled in upstate New York because […]

I always said that if any of my partner ever got violent, I would not stay with him. I had become accustomed to physical and emotional abuse at an early age, but although I knew that I couldn’t tolerate physical abuse anymore, the emotional abuse was harder to recognize. Maybe I was also a bit […]

As I walk the streets of this town I am often taken unaware by a memory associated with a past incarnation a particular block had been. I’ve seen buildings come down and buildings go up in the spaces created like the filling of gaps in an adolescent’s mouth. A few weeks ago, walking past the […]

General Eclectic played a lot of incredible gigs including clubs, colleges, outdoor venues, private parties, live radio and television. We even played as a duo at a campfire at the Petrified Sea Gardens in Saratoga Springs, New York. We were also scheduled to play at a warehouse in Troy that was located by the river, […]

Music is the distillation of performance of experience. In as many cases as it is elaborate and complex, dare even say cryptic, it is always personal. Before it makes you feel, it make the creator(s) feel, and if they don’t, you never hear it. DJ Wiz Hoffa has been making people feel him since the […]

Toward the end of that schoolyear in 1984, I noticed a slight curve in my daughter’s spine. She was only eight-years old, but I was always concerned about passing on a genetic flaw that had almost crippled me. As a result, I checked my children’s’ backs regularly. Back in 1966, in the spring of my […]

We’re getting close to the time where we give out our thanks, and this year may be a bit tough. But here at Xperience, we’re thankful for you, and we good with that. This issue features an article about the Low Beat, articles about Anthony Pivoda, Pencildive, Tara Rule, Tommy Love, Lucas Garrett, Safety Meeting, […]

Safety Meeting is composed of three fun-loving and genuine guys who make music that sounds like what you’d expect from a band called Safety Meeting (reverb-soaked indie-rock with some touches of psych and jazz). The band sat down to discuss the role they play in the Saratoga rock scene, the strain COVID has put on […]


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