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A.V.A Live Radio Interview with Eddie Heller from Toxic Box

Toxic_boxJacqueline JaxJAX: How did you get your start in music?
Eddie: To be honest, I’ve been involved with music as long as I can remember. We had a baby grand piano in our home growing up and my parents have pictures of me as an infant sitting on my dad’s lap playing. My dad is an accomplished piano player and the 1st recollection I have of playing is around 4 or 5 years old. I played clarinet in elementary school and in 7th grade drums became my main instrument. By high school and college I was playing guitar and bass as well. I was a terrible candidate for music lessons – I had ADHD and had trouble concentrating. Luckily, playing by ear came easy to me. I’m not a virtuoso on any instrument (nobody is paying money to watch me perform on a specific instrument – lol) ……. my strengths are creativity/songwriting, a metronome sense of timing, and hopefully a well rounded appreciation of everything that goes into a song.

JAX: Pick one of your songs and tell me the story behind it. What’s the song about? Is there a back story about how it was written or recorded?
Eddie: Credit Card Song – this is the 1st song I submitted to you. In answering the question, it’s best to answer the 1st part last. I suppose that most artists come up with a story line and develop the music around that. For whatever reason, I typically have no idea of the meaning of the song until I write the beat/hook/melody. Even after the music has been written, the lyrics are not motivated by a specific story or feeling, rather the sounds of the words and how they fit into the syncopation or groove. I remember hearing a quote from John Lennon (my favorite song writer) stating that he would write the music and throw in words that didn’t necessarily mean anything, but sounded like they musically fit in the song. He laughed, and stated that folks thought he was a lyrical genius when in fact the opposite was true. I always found that amusing.

In Credit Card Song, I wrote the riff 1st, then the chorus. I imagined rapping during the verse, but knew that I’d have to reach out to a “professional” to get the dramatic effect that was desired. There was no name for the track – we had to label the song for a rough draft recording and someone in the band blurted our Credit Card Song (probably for lack of anything else). Bill Curtis, our singer, ran with the theme of Credit Card and wrote the lyrics. The song is about how a drug addict finances their habit on credit, but the credit is a metaphor for the user’s body/mind and not actual money. Just like irresponsibly using and maxing out a credit card, the drug addict abuses their body and mind now and pays for it later when everything falls apart

My producer came up with the idea of recording the whole song minus the verse/rap and having a contest with a small financial prize. He submitted the unfinished track (with the theme we were shooting for) to 3 rappers he had worked with. Each submitted their interpretation and we selected Kezo from Northern California. We did some final mixing and were finished. It was a fun process. One thing I love about writing and recording is that each song has a different journey to completion and you never know what direction you’re headed.

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JAX: What’s the music scene like in your town? Places to go? Tell me about one fun thing you like to do?
Eddie: I live in the DC area. My take is that on a macro scale it is about average, in line with other large cities. Nobody is leaving other big cities and coming here to make it big. That being said, there are many local bands, both original and cover, that have emerged locally. There are musical mini scenes and shows from different genres of music that would satisfy anyone’s live music preferences. I love watching live music, whether it be an acoustic set at a suburban coffee house or a national act at the 9:30 club downtown

JAX:  Have you found any challenges that you’ve had to overcome on social media? And is there any technology that has helped you engage with your fans?
Eddie: All of us are creative, but don’t really have the time to develop awesome media. We all have full time jobs and like to spend available time playing/writing music. There is so much great technology available. We’re currently working on a full album – when we’re finished, we’ll hire a manager who hopefully will take advantage of every available outlet to maximize our exposure

JAX: But even with social media… Why do you think it’s so hard for indie artists to break into the mainstream big markets?
Eddie: The industry has really changed ……. I think mostly for the better. You are right. The negative about the industry, in it’s newest form, is that money & Corporate interests make it hard for indie’s to break through into the mainstream big markets. The positive is that technology has enabled more people to hear more artists. Creative platforms, like yours, have sprouted up and enabled artists like myself (who admittedly doesn’t have their marketing act together) get some exposure. I’ve submitted songs through internet portals and some are even being pitched for network shows. Many songs you hear in important places were recorded in basements from artists who don’t have an “industry” appearance. This probably wasn’t possible years ago. I’m looking at the glass half full here

JAX: Every true artist has a creative journey they hope for, what is the legacy you want to leave? How do you want to be remembered for your music?
Eddie: At it’s core, music is subjective. There is no such thing as a good song or bad song. I like music that moves me. It’s different for every listener. I’d like people to be moved by my music, but I know that’s not guaranteed.

JAX: Artists who seek to make their art a career often face challenges that question their sense of purpose and creativity.. What is your experience with negative energy? How do you remove the monetary value as a means of influence over or judgement of your art?
Do you find that there is to much emphasis on the current market or Is there a balance that you have found helpful in your artistic decisions?
Eddie: Music is not my career (how I pay the bills) yet. I try to see the good in everyone/thing so I don’t experience much negative energy. Great questions by the way – I’ve never actually sat down and thought about it, but monetary value and current market actually do influence me ……. but only slightly. When I write a song I typically focus on a beat, hook, and melody/chorus. I never think about money or current market standards when doing this. However, when the song goes into production, I do keep in mind the potential marketability of the track. One of my foremost objectives is to be a professional musician (full time) and right now I am not. In order to accomplish this I need to have a balance between creativity and the reality of market expectations

JAX: Are you religious? Do you believe in fate? (Whatever is meant for you will come your way?) Do you believe that if you think positively and imagine yourself being that person, living a certain way or enjoying something you’ve always wanted you can bring it to you.
Eddie: I’m not religious, per say, but am spiritual in that I feel connected to people. I don’t believe in fate (things are predestined to come your way). I do believe that thoughts, be them negative or positive, have a tremendous influence over the way we are. I always try to stay positive, keeping in mind that unavoidable unpleasant things happen. I try to always be nice to others and smile a lot. That being said, everyone has a bad day now & again

JAX: What are you most thankful for?
Eddie: Honestly, and not to sound too corny, the typical stuff – family, friends, relationships, creative journeys. Oh yea, and my other vices – football, basketball, hockey, weight lifting, comedy, comedy, and more comedy. Did I mention music

JAX: Where do you hope to see yourself in 5 years?
Eddie: I wish I was more specifically goal oriented, but I’m not. Loosely, I’d like to be a full timer in music. I’d love to be performing my songs in front of thousands of people. I hope that happens, but I honestly enjoy the creative process and interaction with my band mates, producer, other musician friends. If it takes me to the next level, then icing on the cake !!!!!

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New Artist Spotlight: Bleachers Debut Album “Strange Desire”

At last – the wait is over for our new Spotlight artist, Bleachers! Listen to Strange Desire, the band’s debut album featuring “I Wanna Get Better.”

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THE BLEACHERS:

Bleachers is an American indie pop act based in New York City that was formed by Jack Antonoff, of Steel Train and Fun. Their first single, “I Wanna Get Better”, was released February 17, 2014.
While on the road with his band, Fun, Antonoff began working on a new project during his time in different cities. For about a year he kept the project a secret until February 17, 2014 where the first single “I Wanna Get Better” was released along with the launch of Bleachers’ website, social media profiles, and a selection of tourdates.[citation needed] News of Bleachers was first publicly announced in a Facebook post by Brooklyn music studio Mission Sound in May 2013.

About making the album, Antonoff said, “I spent the past year working on the music but not talking about it, and eventually it became this psychotic alter-ego situation, where it was second nature to have this part of me that no one knew about. Except for a small group of people, most of which happened to be members of my immediate family, no one was aware that this music, or this album even existed … even though it existed so deeply to me.” Antonoff also cited that Bleachers was never meant to be a departure from his position in Fun, and that he will remain in the band. (Online Bio)

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REVIEWS::
New York City-based indie rock band Bleachers is the side project of Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff and members of his pre-Fun. band Steel Train. Formed while Antonoff was touring in support of Fun.’s Grammy-nominated 2012 album, Some Nights, Bleachers slick and emotional pop music heavily influenced by the ’80s and the high school-based films of John Hughes while still using modern production techniques. The debut single “I Wanna Get Better” was released in spring 2014 by RCA, with an album, Strange Desires, following that summer. The record was Produced in part by John Hill and Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yaz, Erasure) and featured appearances by Yoko Ono and Grimes. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi

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Justin J Grant

Behind The Music with Irish Singer Songwriter Justin J Grant

Behind the music Justin J Grant - Jacqueline JaxJustin J Grant is a singer/multi-instrumentalist from Newry, N.Ireland. He has been performing in public from the age of fifteen, formerly as the front man of a locally acclaimed six piece band and currently as a solo artist playing all over Ireland and the U.K. Justin is a prolific writer and has an extensive Catalogue of wonderful melody driven contemporary songs of which fourteen are presented on his debut album, “  Break The Wing  “

INTERVIEW

JAX: Where were you born and where have you been living for the past 10 years.
JUSTIN: I was born in Newry Co Down N. Ireland,  I got interested in music from an early age.  And then people told me I could sing I just thought I was making a funny noise,  So I ended up playing guitar and singing in bands.  In 2001 I had ideas about songs of my own so I bought a cheap ticket & headed for the bright lights of Belfast City.  And I am very grateful I have had the chance to enlighten a few peoples ear holes along the way with my music.


JAX: Why do you create music and what do you most love about it?
JUSTIN: Well I had nothing else to do,  I started out as a guitar player back then I had to sing well because nobody else wanted to sing my songs, And I had a natural talent for the guitar because my father was a musician he tought me how to play and I really liked the idea about that. My passion for song blossomed on the back of a love for an eclectic range of stars like The Mamas and Papas,  The Beatles, David Bowie, Tim Hardin, Glen Campbell, Hendrix, Cream, And I used to watch people playing on stage and thought wow hey one day that could be me and now it appears to be that way,  Weather people like it or not is neither here nor there.  So I just started writing more songs working with my then producer/ manager Andy Cowan Martin where we shuffled songs about,  From some scratchy beginnings we have ended up with what I think is a really great album of which I am very proud.


JAX: Do you play gigs, tour or primarily share your music online? And are there any challenges to what your doing?
JUSTIN: Last year I played live across Ireland and England and we have picked up radio play in Japan, Nashville, Spain, Holland, UK Ireland and number 10 in the UK Country charts. At the moment I am working on new material writing recording demos that sort of thing,   All I can do is put my music out there and hope people like it,  And if they don’t well I can always do a runner Hee Hee. Well the internet is taking over in a big so I am afraid to say I will have to let peter the carrier pigeon go,…But for the time being if any one wants to get a hold of my music then go to I tunes/ Amazon & just squirt Justin J Grant “Break the Wing”  into the web & I shall pop up.


JAX: Name 3 words that best describe you and tell me why.
JUSTIN: Happy Hoppy Floppy   Well because I am a happy kinda guy,  Hoppy because I cant sit down always on the go go me & floppy because I have long-lasting floppy disk hair.


JAX:  What’s the music scene like where you are? Best places to go to hear music?
JUSTIN: Ireland has always had a great music scene,  My best venues for original music would have to be the Spirit Store in Dundalk, Amplified Bar in Newry & The Black Box Belfast.

JAX: Tell me about your best music moment.
JUSTIN: My best music moment would have to be back in 2008 watching Glen Campbell perform  Wichita Lineman Live at the waterfront hall in Belfast,  tugs at my heart and soul every time.

Hey I have had a few great moments in my life and this is one of them,  Thanks for having me. I am humbled XO

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{Artist Spotlight} Take a Ride on a Musical Journey

“Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.” – Jimi Hendrix

“I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.” – Ray Charles
Monday_stephanie_lewis_johnny_juarez_ava_live_radioNew Music Monday Features Stephanie Lewis and Johnny Juarez ::
Join host Jacqueline Jax for New Music Monday featuring a mix of indie artists from around the world with special music guests, Stephanie Lewis and Johnny Juarez. You will fall in love with this pair of indie artists reaching for their dreams as they release their first single together, “Slip Away”.

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New Music Monday Hip Hop with Cassius K ::
Join host Jacqueline Jax with special musical guest Cassius K discussing Hip hop and his journey through music. You’ll enjoy meeting this genuine indie artist and all that he has to share. He’s building his music brand the right way… with emphasis on the fans!

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New Music Monday Rocks America with Ed Concepcion::
Join host Jacqueline Jax as she rocks America with singer songwriter metal rocker Ed Concepcion. Listen to his amazing journey through music working with different artists to signing his new deal to make his solo album.

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A.V.A Live Radio Announces Our 2014 Theme Song: Congratulations to Orange Avenue

Orange AvenueORANGE AVENUE : “ONE SHOT”
The New A.V.A Live Radio theme song for 2014::
Congratulations to Orange Avenue for their song “one Shot” being selected as our pick for this years 2014 A.V.A Live Radio Theme song.
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Special thanks to all the Artists for supporting our station and sending in your songs. We love you!! – A.V.A TEAM

** A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music Crowd Funding
Thank you for being a part of our artistic community. Please share our campaign with your fans and friends. Your support is greatly appreciated.
The A.V.A has been there for you, now your help is needed. Spread the word to your social pages and email lists because this is going to help all of us get connected and rise to the next level. This is a non-profit station and all funds will be used to increase the amount of shows on our programming schedule so more artists will have this opportunity for exposure. Your help will also allow us to triple our artist mentoring program, hire some talented help, give opportunities to reporters to bring in stories and music coverage from your home towns, expand our reach to a wider audience, and bring in some new updated technology to bring you the best quality programming possible. Our foundation has been poured and we are 3 years strong, now this is your turn to help us move into the future of Internet radio.  http://www.gofundme.com/5ex310

A.V.A Live Radio Intro Song Is getting Ready to Be Announced

We are so excited to announce the top 3 songs in the running for the  A.V.A Live Radio Intro song for 2014..

The songs being considered are:

Orange Avenue – One Shot

Robb Hill – Watching Waiting

Iridesense – Gasoline

Thank you to all of the incredible artists who have contributed their music to our radio show. We are looking forward to an awesome new year and can’t wait to hear your new music for 2014.

Shout Out Music News from A.V.A Live Radio

Our music community is buzzing with excitement as artists are making things happen and creating awesome music every day. Here’s the latest “Shout Outs” we thought you may enjoy.

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Tara Eberle and Iridesense have a great gig opening for the Gin Blossoms Sunday November 17th. If you haven’t gotten tickets yet and are interested in going here is the link. You can also buy them at the door.
Where?
Emporium
9 Railroad Ave.
Patchogue NY
We perform at 8.

They are also part of a contest where they could possibly be on VH1. Please vote for their song “Got it Good” and you get free download. Vote here.

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A.V.A Live Radio will be featuring a Holiday playlist of Christmas songs from our music community members on December 1st, 2013. If you want to submit a song check out the details here before November 23rd.

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Steven Jude Is currently in the process of final mix and mastering an album produced by Grammy Award Winning “Doc Wiley”. Shine-On Jacqueline! Here is a link to preview his music.

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Bobi Serafimovski presents a new single named ” MISSING YOU” with special guest amazing sax artist from New York, Mr. Keyan Williams. “I really enjoyed this collaboration and also I hope that you, my dear my friends will enjoyed in this sound on guitars, sax and piano. ” – Bobi

Live Music Spin Summer Favorites

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Guest D.J Cassie plays our Summer favorites as picked by the fans.

Music by

Tizzy
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Laurie Cairns
Naomi Psalm
Alan Vine
Robb Hill
Ed Conception.

New Music Monday Hip Hop with Cassius K

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Jacqueline_jax_Video_liveJoin host Jacqueline Jax with special musical guest Cassius K discussing Hip hop and his journey through music. You’ll enjoy meeting this genuine indie artist and all that he has to share. He’s building his music brand the right way… with emphasis on the fans!

Also featuring music by Tre Von, Naomi Psalm, Zara Phillips, SJ, Carla Jo Carr
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UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

Jacqueline: What are three things that would surprise us to know about you?
Cassius K: I love sushi, write stage plays, and I love to Dogs.

Jacqueline: How do you feel about the music business today?
Cassius K: I feel the music business is more open for independent artist to be successful and we as artist are slowly starting to understand the business more.
Jacqueline: Name three words that best describe you and why?
Cassius K: Caring, Writer, and Sensitive. Those words are who I am and that is whats makes Cassius K.
Jacqueline: Who was the single most influential person in your music journey so far?
Cassius K: My 3 year old daughter
Jacqueline: What has been the most successful thing you have done to publicize your music thus far?
Cassius K: Perform at the HOUSTON MUSIC SUMMIT.
Note From Artists:
Cassius K (Cash-us-K)- born Samuel Rueben Cassius Kendrel Robinson to Kenneth D. Robinson and Anna D. Barksdale. The 28 years old TEXAS born Louisiana raised Artist has a true emcees bravado. He would say “I spit from the gut”. 
Cassius is currently on the roster of Presidential Hustle Records & Entertainment out of Houston, TX. 
Cassius K’s new official single “WATCH” produced by H.D. is NOW IN THE STREETS. “WATCH” already has a buzz growing in the streets & the popular social networking platform/site Twitter & a few others. 
Cassius has a versatile delivery and isn’t afraid to express how he feels in lyric, beat & melody. “I adjust my voice to however the beat makes me feel” is what he tells sources…. 
Cassius has been building his name & brand in part by putting his vocals on Mix-tape tracks produced by Just Blaze, DJ Mr. Rogers, Heavy D, Stunt N Dozier, Watts Productions, H.D., 80s Babies, CJ BEATS and was also featured on DJ Merk’s (Official Dj for Dorrough Music) Outbreak VoL1 in 2007. His new single was featured on The Rappers, Trappers, and, Scrappers Mix-tape and also featured on The Future Vol.1 Mix-tape hosted by US1magazine.  
Cassius first solo mix-tape project “PAGE 1” is as scheduled to be released the fall of 2013, and his first album release date being discussed with P.HE. 
Cassius is a Graduate of Prairie View A&M University receiving and BS and MS in 2007 and 2009. In the spring of 2006 Cassius K was initiated in the Eta Gamma of Alpha Phi. 
Alpha Fraternity Inc. and in the Winter of 2008 he was initiated into 
The Insane Alpha of Nu Gamma Phi Fraternity Inc. , a community service organization established in Waller County. The former athlete turned artist says music has always been in him, but he felt football was his passion, but injuries put that goal on hold. His Mother is a singer, father a trumpet player, and his grandmother, Rev. Maxine L. Barksdale was a piano teacher. PUNCHLINES are never his intent but they may happen. “My goal is to MAKE people across the earth feel me” #PHE
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New Music Monday Rocks America with Ed Concepcion

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she rocks America with singer songwriter metal rocker Ed Concepcion. Listen to his amazing journey through music working with different artists to signing his new deal to make his solo album. Also featuring music by Robb Hill, Iridesense, and Fabrockators.

Songs: Tear Down The Wall (Warfare), It’s an Illusion (Warfare), To Much is never enough, Shattered Reality

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Up Close and Personal with Ed Concepcion

Jacqueline:: What are three things that would surprise us to know about you?
Ed::
  1.  I originally moved to South Florida to be an airplane mechanic but quit school to play music.
  2. I used to be a worship leader for a program in the Salvation Army and turned worship into metal.
  3. I didn’t start singing until I moved to Florida at 25 years old.
Jacqueline:: How do you feel about the music business today?
Ed:: I feel it is in much need of passion. The music industry has become dulled down and bubble gum. It needs the passionate artists that wrote epic songs that live on forever! Who will write the songs that will be charting 20 years later?
Jacqueline:: Name three words that best describe you and why?
Ed:: High-energy,crazy,passionate. High energy because I am at 100 miles an hour as soon as I wake until I sleep. People half my age can’t keep up with me. Crazy because I will say almost anything at anytime to crack someone up and put a smile on their face. Passionate because of the feeling I put into EVERYTHING I do. If it’s not worth putting my whole heart into it, I won’t attempt it at all.
Jacqueline:: Who was the single most influential person in your music journey so far?
Ed:: My mother for starting it.
Jacqueline:: What has been the most successful thing you have done to publicize your music thus far?
Ed:: Hands down, it would have to be Reverbnation along with facebook and youtube. All 3 cross promote very well.

Personal note from Artist:

It all started for me when I was 14 and I asked my dad for a saxophone. Now there is a sexy instrument. My dad was too cheap so he bought me a clarinet. Nothing sexy about that! Me? On a woodwind? Never!  So I did what any manipulative 14 year old boy with divorced parents would do. I asked my mom for a guitar and this started a life-long passion for writing and playing music. I was always into the heavier side of everything listening to bands like Iron Maiden, Slayer, Anthrax, and OverKill. My admiration for bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd came much later in life. I grew up on the Jersey shore playing in various projects as a rhythm guitarist. I moved to South Florida in 1993 and met guitarist Eric Wright. That’s when things started really taking off and I realized my potential as a lead singer and song writer. Eric had a lot of music written and needed lyrics and vocal melodies. They flowed out of me like wine and Shattered Reality was formed. The first time we hit the stage was 1 year later at a battle of the bands at the Plus Five in Fort Lauderdale. We chose to go all original. We slaughtered the competition! When we got off stage, strangers asked us to sign their tickets because they thought we were going to be famous quickly. Sadly that was not the case. We dominated the local metal scene and broke up 2 years later. I played in various projects over the next 3 years writing music the whole time but never sharing it with the bands I was in because there was nothing serious. Then I met guitarist Steve Mirable who had amazing abilities but could not write. With my song writing and his shredding we formed Warfare but when auditioning bass players, we could not find a committed one. So, after much frustration, I became a bass player. Then we found Roman Vohsalik, who was exactly the drummer we were looking for, and we were now Warfare the power trio, sounding like a cross between Iron Maiden, Metalica, Rush, and Kiss. Once again, we hit the stage a year later with all originals, and blew the crowd away with our originality, stage presence, and tightness. I believe that music should be done right. A true depiction of the artist/songwriter’s heart conveyed through the instruments of others. That’s why I took a year from the formation to the unveiling of each serious project, especially when I’m writing the music. Warfare recorded a 9 song LP in 2001 and broke up at the end of 2002. I continued to play the local South Florida scene in various bands and projects until 2009 when I decided to go completely solo due to lack of dedication of others and the heartbreak associated with the breakup of a band. I concentrated my solo career in Broward County playing places like, Kahunas, American Rock, Cheers,  Crabby Jack’s, and numerous gigs in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami/Dade area. I moved from Deerfield Beach to Delray Beach in 2012 were I continue to write and play cutting edge, original music.

Regards, Ed Concepcion

New Music Monday Features a Rockin Good Time with Alan Vine

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Here the show 8 pm est Monday 15, 2013 : www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2013/07/16/new-music-monday-features-a-rockin-good-time-with-alan-vine

Jacqueline_jax_Video_liveJoin host Jacqueline Jax with featured guest Alan Vine discussing his life touring along with Poison, Skid Row and Motley Crew; playing bass for Vince Neil and how he learned real lessons about the music industry from behind the scenes on tour. The reality of being in the business and so much more…

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Be sure to catch his concert at Hard Rock Bayside Miami August 17, 2013..

New Music Monday With Gareth Barker, Robb Hill, and Dream Aria

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she speaks with new artists all over the world about music, promotion, and a life in music.
Rock Around the world – New Music Monday with host Jacqueline Jax featuring special guests Gareth Barker UK ,  Robb Hill Musician (Canada), and Dream Aria (Canada).

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New Music Monday With Tizzy and Ryan Stone

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Join Jacqueline Jax as she talks with Tizzy, playing this weeks music treats from the latest new indie artists.

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New Music Monday featuring new music from artists all around the world. If you would like to get your music played on our New Music Monday show, submit your song now: www.avaliveradio.wordpress.com/submit-my-music … Music News: Naomi Psalm gets ready to launch new song, “Fitted Sheets” Check out the giveaway. (here)

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New Music Monday: Rock My Morning

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she features new music from indie artists all around the world. Get the latest news from Tara Eberle (Iridesense), Fernando Tarango and S.J. , shout outs from our online music community and tons of amazing music.

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Featured Artist: Monte Rosa

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Personal Interview:
Jacqueline Jax: What are three things that would surprise us to know about you?
Monte Rosa: I enjoy learning new things about life, my career, and anything that surrounds me.
I really get a kick out of doing things without planning them too much. Last minute plans I think are sometimes what keeps things in a bright spark. My family is always very important, no matter what success I achieve, I always look back at my roots for more inspirations and to keep my self grounded.

Jacqueline Jax: How do you feel about the music business today?
Monte Rosa: The Music business is good today if you work hard and push your craft to the best of your abilities. I can have many personal opinions on this topic, but really it won’t be a fare thing to say my opinions, when facts are what really show how this “business” is and will be as long as all people involved in it don’t get more involved in owning it’s development at every level of professionalism within it.

Jacqueline Jax: Who was the single most influential person in your music journey so far?
Monte Rosa: Impossible and unfair to give credit to just “one person”. Too many to name them here. I can easily say that everyone that I’ve come to play music with from the first day I picked up a guitar, and even before I became a songwriter, has something to do with me still doing music today. No exaggeration.

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Artists Bio::
In today’s ultra competitive and saturated music industry, few artists have come along that make a name for themselves the old fashioned way … through great music, killer live shows and one-on-one contact with fans. From the very beginning, Monte*Rosa’s unique style of music, stage antics and hard work have created a steady and loud buzz within the music scene; earning the title as “BEST IN THE USA – by BOOM Magazine” on their annual “Best of… Issue” (January 2006). The honor is well deserved. In just a few months since its release, Monte*Rosa’s first single – Me La Robo – was #1 in Puerto Rico’s leading rock station; earned a steady presence in Sirius Satellite Radio’s Universo Latino’s Alternativa Ñ Show and was a Buzzworthy video in MTV Español.

The second single – Mi Cielo Perdió un Angel, based on Monte*Rosa’s own experiences dealing with the ending of a five year marriage – has earned more praise and even brought more attention to this artist’s amazing songwriting skills. Amongst peers, he is respected. This respect has earned the opportunity to share the stage with the likes of Bacilos, Los Amigos Invisibles, Black Guayaba, Rabanes and Caramelos de Cianuro, just to name a few.After the release of Monte*Rosa, Yahoo!Música highlighted him as one of the best to come out of Miami in the past few years.

On tour, Monte*Rosa visited Orlando, New York, New Jersey, Washington DC and finally, Puerto Rico. Highlights? Playing the famous Hard Rock Café in San Juan and doing everything rock n’ roll style… no glitz or glamour, just the heart and desire to share the music. In the past 18 months Monte*Rosa continued performing throughout the USA and visited his native Colombia on various occasions, the time became one of reflection and the birth of a long anticipated follow up.

Conquering obstacles and barriers behest on today’s independent artist, Monte*Rosa celebrates the birth of his second full length production “12 Historias en 3 Tonos” (“12 Stories in 3 Shades”) released October 23rd exclusively in digital format. “12 Historias en 3 Tonos” is loaded with personal and social lyrics accompanied by new musical elements and sounds that conquers the hearts of every existing Monte*Rosa admirer and of music lovers in general.

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“Puerto Rico celebrated last Thursday 24 of January in La Respuesta, San Juan the first Silent Party in Puerto Rico. The concept is we broadcast the music from the DJ in a FM music radio channel and the people have to use the headphones with FM receiver to hear and enjoy the music.”

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New Music Monday 11.12

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New Music Monday featuring new music from artists all around the world. If you would like to get your music played on our New Music Monday show, submit your song now: www.avaliveradio.wordpress.com/submit-my-music   … Music News: Naomi Psalm gets ready to launch new song, “Fitted Sheets” Check out the giveaway. (here)

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Friday’s Top 5 New Music Artist’s 11.9

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#1 Chris Louvieris: Can’t Deny My Love
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Friday’s Top 5 on A.V.A Live Radio 10.26

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#1 Eric Muniz : “The Game”

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A.V.A Live Radio New Music Monday 10.15

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Friday’s Top 5 on A.V.A Live Radio 10.12

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#1 Eric Muniz : “The Game”

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A.V.A Live Radio Features Orange Avenue

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New Music Monday 9.10

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