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  • 00:56

    The Kerri Edelman Show presents Comedienne AMarie Castillo

    in Comedy

    AMarie Castillo the vivacious, outspoken New Mexican will tell it to you straight. From what it’s like to be five-foot-twelve and dating in New York to why her sports teams are better than yours, the themes of her stand-up acts appeal to both guys and gals. Alexandra Castillo, aka AMarie has performed all over NYC including New York Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Carolines, and The Stand. She has also worked with Howard Stern on Howard TV and traveled with the Miserable Men on the East Coast for Ronnie’s Block Party. Keep up with her weekly sports blog at www.parttimebro.com.


     

  • 01:07

    The Kerri Edelman Show presents Comedienne Liz Russo

    in Comedy

    Liz Russo has recently taped for Laughs on Fox TV and heard on the SiriusXM radio show "My Wife Hates Me" with comedians Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane. She has been a regular on Raw Reality with Gail Kasper as part of the Odd Squad on WMCN44 in Philadelphia, PA. Liz can also be seen on the new web series Transform My Transformers, gaining popularity on YouTube. Adding to her acting credits is the 2015 independent film The Bottle produced by award winning Julian Farris Films. In 2015, Liz has performed for Gilda's Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids, Michigan, The 9th Annual Laugh Your Ashville Off in Asheville, North Carolina, and was featured for the full Labor Day weekend at the Out Of Bounds comedy Festival in Austin, Texas. Liz has worked as a feature comedienne for such comic greats as Dave Chappelle, Colin Quinn, Gilbert Gottfried, Artie Lange, Jim Norton, Jessica Kirson, Lisa Lampanelli and many more national acts. Liz was a regular at the Comedy Stop at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City before it closed in 2015 and she has been performing professionally around the country for over a decade, including comedy clubs such as Carolines on Broadway, Standup NY, FunnyBone, Helium Comedy Club, and more quality venues nationwide. Liz combines sexual innuendo with her own kind of confident, self-deprecating humor. She draws from her personal experience as a plus size model, talking about body image and her 100+ lb weight loss. She also openly discusses sex, being single in her late 30s, and her alcoholism recovery. Liz and her exuberant likability makes all of life and its adversities sexy, joyful, and earnestly comical. Liz has been called "adorable" and her comedy style as "hilariously self-effacing and endearing" with a "no-holds barred approach". More information available at: www.thelizrusso.com

  • 01:24

    The Kerri Edelman Show present Music Legal & Contract Specialist Professor Pooch

    in Education

    Better known as "Professor Pooch" by his friends, students, clients, and 1,000s of others in the Music Industry, David J. Spangenberg has been a Music & Music Business Consultant, Advisor, Educator, Author, Mediator and Music Legal & Contract Specialist for over 30 years, guiding the careers of many past, present and future Singers, Songwriters, Musicians, and Producers, on the Creative side, and as a Consultant to many Managers, Music Publishers, Production Companies, Indie Record Companies and Attorneys on the Business and Contractual side. Starting in the early '80's, many frustrated creative and business oriented individuals and companies started coming to him asking for help regarding their careers. David realized how much he really enjoyed helping people "Get In, Survive, and Succeed - Without Getting Ripped Off", and he found himself guiding many people's careers for many years. In 1991 he was asked to develop and teach the "Artist Management", "Songwriting/Music Publishing", and "Entertainment Law" Courses at the "Art Institute of Philadelphia" in the various Music Business Departments. David's courses and his book "The Music Biz" [required reading for over 2,500 students], are now commercially available by Downloads, and are always kept up-to-date, keeping up with the constant changes and happenings in the Music Industry. "The Professor", who creates and records Music Business Radio Shows, Podcasts ["PoochCast™"], blogs [100+], and has appeared in or on many radio, video and print interviews and lectures, is also becoming involved more and more with Visual educational-related Multimedia Projects, including lecturing and guiding people on the Video & Film end, especially as it relates to Music. In the last few years David has also Acted in many Indie Films & Web-series releases. For information, visit professorpooch.com.

  • 00:54

    The Kerri Edelman Show presents Hard Rock Band Failure Anthem

    in Rock Music

    Failure Anthem get right to the point on their full-length debut album for Razor & Tie, the cleverly titled First World Problems. The Greensboro, NC quintet—JD [vocals], Ryan [bass, backup vocals], Kile [guitar], Zane [drums], and Wil [rhythm guitars]—architect eleven impactful, invigorating, and infectious anthems with hooks so robust that modern bells and whistles just aren’t necessary. It’s a tried-and-true approach that feels timeless as the boys make hard rock hypnotic again. Like a big screen blockbuster you can’t turn away from, they don’t waste any time reaching the climax either… The group began to take shape in the summer of 2013. While working at a local Greensboro studio alongside his friend Drew Fulk and assistant engineer Zane, Kile penned his own music. He spent the day handling recording for everybody from Nightmares to Cane Hill and producing and co-writing with the likes of Motionless In White, while nights were devoted to a new project with Zane, Wil, and Ryan. After watching a Facebook video of JD covering Matt Anderson’s “Coal Mining Blues,” Kile reached out to the vocalist. “Failure Anthem has an underdog meaning,” says Kile. “It’s the outlier concept. The person who is allegedly not built to succeed is actually the one who comes out on top. That message is in the music.” For Failure Anthem, it’s all about sharing that uplifting message via the songs in the end. “I’d like for people to gain inspiration, knowledge, and strength when they listen to Failure Anthem,” JD concludes. “It’s meant to push you through the day.” That’s the point of all great rock music…For more information, visit www.failureanthem.com


     

  • 00:11

    The Kerri Edelman Show presents Hard Rock Band Trapt

    in Rock Music

    Holing up in a Burbank, California studio, Trapt began to prolifically crank out songs for their 5th album "Reborn." The record's first single "Bring It" served as the catalyst, sparking a veritable flurry of creativity. Fusing together propulsive guitars and an unforgettable upbeat refrain, it's an anthem on par with the band's biggest hits. You could easily hear this piping through an arena with a rallying power. Expanding their patented hard rock sound, the group also seamlessly incorporated flourishes of electronic music to punctuate the drama and energy. Drawing from an ever expanding pallet of electronic and organic sounds and instruments, Brown embraced another side of himself and imbued it into Reborn. Trapt have worked for well over a decade to reach this point. Their 2002 self-titled debut surpassed sales of 2 million units, and its lead-off single "Headstrong" was ranked the #1 alternative song and #8 rock song by Billboard. They were a featured act on Rock Band and Tap Tap Revenge 2, and they also fueled countless WWE specials. In addition, they've shared the stage with heavy hitters such as Mötley Crüe, Nickelback, Hinder, Chevelle, and many more. Most recently, No Apologies entered the Billboard Top 200 at number 25 in 2010. Trapt is currently in the studio recording their 6th album DNA and have released a song from the album called "Passenger" that embodies the more progressive side of TRAPT's brand of hard rock as an intro to what fans can expect from the album. The band is also gearing for their summer tour dubbed the "Life In Your Own Hands" Tour. The new album DNA is shaping up to be a landmark album for TRAPT. It surpasses anything the band has done before and subsequent singles will show the true power that this band possesses. Get ready for DNA, it's going to change everything. For more information, visit www.trapt.com

  • The Kerri Edelman Show presents Rock Band Aranda

    in Rock Music

    Dameon Aranda and Gabe Aranda started their first band in the 5th grade. They were inspired by their parents favorite musicians: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Cat Stevens. On their first release, the self-taught musicians worked with the Grammy nominated production team of Sam Watters and Louis Biancaniello. 2009 saw Aranda’s first charting single, “Still in the Dark,” break into the Top 30 chart for active rock radio across the country. That same year, Dameon Aranda received an unexpected phone call from Kelly Clarkson, asking if she could cover two of Aranda’s songs on her album, All I Ever Wanted-including the high-energy in your face rebel song, “Whyyawannabringmedown.” This song was selected by the WWE as the theme song for the pay per view event, The Bash, and “All I Ever Wanted” became the title track of Clarkson’s album. Soon after, Aranda released their second album, Stop the World, which was produced by Grammy nominated producer, Johnny K, (Disturbed, Staind, Sevendust and Drowning Pool.) They embarked on a nationwide tour with Daughtry and 3 Doors Down. There are elements of “Stop the World” on Aranda’s forthcoming release, Not the Same. The band is taking their life experiences, the changes they have gone through and channeling all the emotional feelings into a collection of songs that will introduce fans to a rebirth of Aranda.The 11 new songs, including one stripped down acoustic and one self proclaimed “disco-y pseudo rock track”, are each their own piece to a larger story about a journey that overcomes darkness. Not the Same will be your own personal light at the end of the tunnel. Aranda brings their message of hope and optimism to their audience. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/arandaband
     

  • 01:02

    The Kerri Edelman Show presents Rock Band Red Sun Rising

    in Rock Music

    Rock music should be built to last. Since its genesis, the genre has been all about longevity not a “flavor of the month” or a “flash in the pan.” Whether you go back to the seventies or nineties pillars, the goal was to create something that can be lived with for a lifetime. It still can be that way. Akron, Ohio’s Red Sun Rising—Mike Protich [vocals/guitar], Ryan Williams [guitar], Tyler Valendza [guitar], Ricky Miller [bass/vocals], and Pat Gerasia [drums], proudly carry on that tradition with their full-length debut, Polyester Zeal [Razor & Tie]. “It’s not today’s rock, but it’s a new alternative,” declares singer and guitarist Mike Protich. Through tireless gigging, they built up an impressive local fan base, soon attracting the attention of multiple labels. Razor & Tie rushed to Akron in the Fall of 2014 and signed the band following a sold out hometown show.  The band headed to Los Angeles shortly after to cut Polyester Zeal with celebrated producer Bob Marlette [Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Seether]. They managed to siphon the pure, potent, powerful guitar chemistry, towering vocals, and muscular rhythms into the record’s 11 tracks with all of the “grit” intact. The first single “The Otherside” sees thick clean guitars clash with an unshakable refrain that’s as airy as it is anthemic. However, Polyester Zeal will be, and it firmly establishes Red Sun Rising’s place in rock. “The title sums it up,” concludes Mike. “Zeal is something you strive for, while Polyester is obtainable. The juxtaposition is, ‘What’s your obtainable dream?’ Ours is to tell stories through these songs. Hopefully, it makes you feel something. That’s what rock is supposed to do after all.” For more information, visit www.redsunrisingmusic.com

  • The Kerri Edelman Show presents Hard Rock Band Art of Dying

    in Rock Music

    There is an old saying which claims that great art is 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration. The truth though is that exceptional creativity is nurtured by a complexly brewed combination of unswerving dedication and God-given talent. It’s a fact no better illustrated than by the history of Vancouver’s hard-rockers ART OF DYING and their talismanic frontman Jonny Hetherington. What ART OF DYING has been able to create is muscular, vivacious hard-rock bursting with lung-shattering choruses and a sincerity that is impossible to fake. Equally at home with a lead-fingered riff or a deft slow-burner, there is an ease of breadth in AOD’s repertoire that would send most of their peers salad-green with envy. Gradually, Hetherington’s ambitions grew beyond his local sidewalk and he began to seek out like-minded collaborators that he could expand his already impressive template with. Drummer Jeff Brown was swiftly recruited and he and Hetherington set about formulating the powerful nucleus of what ART OF DYING would soon become. It was recordings of those initial sessions that would eventually find their way into the hands on DISTURBED’s Dan Donegan - a guitarist with both a fine personal pedigree and a keen ear for new talent. Plucked from relative obscurity, the band introduced guitarist Tavis Stanley and bassist Cale Gontier to their ranks on the eve of the run with DISTURBED - the quartet playing onstage together for the very first time during the soundcheck of the opening show of the tour. Now, with a critically-acclaimed and widely-played major label debut under their belts, ART OF DYING are returning with new long-player RISE UP, their most imperious effort to date and, by the band’s own admission the truest representation of their sound they’ve ever distilled, which was produced by David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Breaking Benjamin, Of Mice & Men). For more information, visit www.artofdyingmusic.com

  • 00:48

    The Kerri Edelman Show presents Hard Rock Band Separations

    in Rock Music

    Standing out from the pack isn’t always easy. However, it’s essential for some, and from the beginning, Separations' desire has been to blaze their own trail. The Atlanta quintet strikes a delicate balance between energetic heaviness and melodic hypnosis on its full-length debut album for Imagen Records, 'Dream Eater,' set to be released October 2, 2015, and produced by James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Hands Like Houses, Dashboard Confessional). Comprised of Will Crafton - vocals, Myles Priest - guitar, Tyler Whitfield - guitar, Brenden Worthington - bass, and Thomas Pinson - drums, it turns out that the band's name has a special meaning to its members. "The name was something we all agreed on instinctually, at the same time, admits Will. "In the literal sense, sometimes you need to separate yourself from the things that keep you grounded and are comfortable in order to succeed. Each Separations performance remains unpredictable, making for an unforgettable experience every time these five musicians hit the stage - which will be on display when the band hits the road this September and October alongside Nothing More, Marmozets, and Turbowolf, as part of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. “As long as we form a connection with anyone listening to the music, then we’re accomplishing what we set out to do,” concludes Will. The time is coming to unite with Separations. For more information, visit www.twitter.com/separationsband

  • 01:08

    The Kerri Edelman Show presents Blues Metal Band Sons Of Texas

    in Rock Music

    There is nothing subtle about Texas. There is a reason why we use the term “Texas-sized” to describe anything in life that’s exaggeratedly large, from posteriors, to bong hits, to jugs of beer. This boldness, naturally, extends to the Lone Star’s musical exports, loud n’ proud legendary artists like ZZ Top, Pantera, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, among many others. Now, firmly in that cocksure lineage, is a mighty bluesy metal band from McAllen, Texas aptly named, Sons Of Texas. The young quintet’s debut, Baptized In The Rio Grande—produced by the iconic Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Crowbar, Chiodos, Hatebreed)—is a Texas-sized portion of power metal grooves, dazzling guitar solos, strip joint/tailgate sing-along choruses, and soulfully charred vocal melodies. Sons Of Texas was spawned in McAllen, Texas, a valley town without the music legacy of Austin or Arlington. Sons Of Texas solidified in 2013 around a lineup of local all stars. The group is Mark Morales, vocals, Mike Villarreal, drums, Nick Villarreal, bass, Jon Olivarez, rhythm guitar, and Jes De Hoyos, lead guitar. Despite being just in their mid 20s, never having recorded an album, and having only existed for about a year, the guys play with seasoned authenticity and fiery brilliance. Baptized In The Rio Grande is an album for raising hell and enduring hard times. The record spans good old bad boy anthems like “Texas Trim” and “Baptized In The Rio Grande,” the stately ballad territory of the haunting “September,” and the dead end job-frustration of “Pull It And Fire.” The standout “Blameshift” showcases the guys have modern rock radio potential without sacrificing heft for hooks. For more information, visit www.sonsoftexasmusic.com


     

  • 01:01

    The Kerri Edelman Show presents The Top 10 Songs of 2014

    in Rock Music

    This show will countdown the Top 10 Songs of 2014 for bands that were interviewed on The Kerri Edelman Show! Ranking was based on statistics & number of show listens. Overall, it was an outstanding year for all of the amazingly talented bands on the show. In essence, you are all winners and should be proud of everything you have accomplished! Best of luck & much continued success! Also, a special thanks to all of the listeners and supporters of the show. Please search the podcasts and download/stream them to learn about all of these top notch bands I have been fortunate to interview on the show. Stay tuned for upcoming interviews for the 2015 year! Happy Holidays & Happy New Year from The Kerri Edelman Show. Kindly become a fan of The Kerri Edelman Show on Facebook & follow on Twitter @kerriedelman