Loudini Rock and Roll Circus Music Cast
Every Saturday Hosted by Lou Lombardi aka Loudini & Katie Simone
Topic: When Should Bands Hang It Up?
featured artists: Typhoid Rosie , HIghway4 , Charlie Wheeler Trio
Members: Rosie Rebel: Vox Matt Kursmark: Guitar Justin Rothberg: Guitar (album) Chris Potter: Guitar (live) Dean Wartell: Bass (album) Steve Capecci: Bass (live) Phil Wartell: Drums Leah Farmer: Keyboards
BROOKLYN BASED INDIE/POP-ROCK ACT, TYPHOID ROSIE, RELEASED ITS NEW FULL-LENGTH ALBUM ENTITLED “HEARTS BLEED GOODBYE” ON MARCH 25, 2016. TYPHOID ROSIE HAS BEEN FEATURED IN THE HUFFINGTON POST, PASTE MAGAZINE, BUZZFEED, BAEBLE MUSIC, POP DOSE, HYPE MAGAZINE, AUDIO FUZZ, POPWRAPPED, SHE KNOWS, THE BIG TAKEOVER, EAT SLEEP BREATHE MUSIC, VENTS MAGAZINE, NEWSWHISTLE, THIRTY ROSES, PENS EYE VIEW, SKOPE MAGAZINE, RAW RAMP MAGAZINE, INDIE BAND GURU, MPIRE MAGAZINE, INDEPENDENT ARTIST BUZZ, WORDKRAFT, COMIC POP LIBRARY, AND MANY MORE. THE ALBUM IS NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES, AMAZON, GOOGLE PLAY, AND SPOTIFY.
TYPHOID ROSIE IS THE MUSICAL EVOLUTION OF COMEDIENNE-TURNED-SINGER-SONGWRITER ROSIE REBEL AND THE EPIC LOVE-CHILD SHE SHARES WITH HER DRUMMING HUSBAND, PHIL WARTELL. FOR MOST OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP, ROSIE MADE COMEDY AND PHIL MADE MUSIC. IT WASN’T UNTIL 2011 THAT ROSIE STUMBLED UPON A HIDDEN SONG-WRITING TALENT WHILE TAKING A MANDATORY MUSIC CLASS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. IN THAT SAME YEAR, SHE FORMED TYPHOID ROSIE, GRADUATED FROM COLUMBIA WITH HONORS, AND MARRIED PHIL. IN 2012, THE TWO PRODUCED THEIR FIRST-BORN MUSICAL OFFSPRING, THE MUSIC ALBUM.
THEREAFTER, ROSIE BEGAN WRITING NEW SONGS FOR A SECOND ALBUM, BUT IN OCTOBER OF 2013, TRAGEDY PAID A VISIT WHEN ROSIE’S LAST REMAINING GRANDPARENT PASSED AWAY. ON THE DAY OF THE WAKE, HER MOTHER SUFFERED A SEVERE ANEURYSM AND DIED THAT SAME NIGHT. ROBBED OF THE CHANCE TO SAY GOODBYE TO THE WOMAN SHE LOVED MOST, AFTER A YEAR OF CRIPPLING DEPRESSION, ROSIE BEGAN TO WRITE MUSIC AGAIN IN THE MIDDLE OF 2014 . PHIL ROUNDED UP A BAND THAT CONSISTED OF JUSTIN ROTHBERG AND MATT KURSMARK ON GUITARS, AND HIS BROTHER DEAN WARTELL ON BASS, . IN 2015, THE FIVE MADE THE PILGRIMAGE TO SEASIDE LOUNGE STUDIOS IN BROOKLYN TO LAY THE TRACKS FOR THIS MUSICAL TAJ MAHAL. FOR THE MONTHS FOLLOWING, ROSIE AND PHIL HIBERNATED WHILE PHIL, WITH THE HELP OF THE INCREDIBLE JIMMY SWEETSOUNDS AT THE CONTROLS, PERFECTED AND COMPLETED THE RECENTLY RELEASED FULL LENGTH ALBUM HEARTS BLEED GOODBYE. THE CURRENT LIVE LINE UP OF THE BAND CONSISTS OF ROSIE REBEL ON VOCALS, MATT KURSMARK ON GUITAR, PHIL WARTELL ON DRUMS, LEAH FARMER ON KEYBOARDS, CHRIS POTTER ON GUITAR, AND STEVE CAPECCI ON BASS.
Highway 4 is an award-winning rock band from Pittsburgh with a Foo Fighters meets Halestorm sound, riff-centered writing, and a classic vibe and energy like that of the 1970's stadium rock.
"With an ear open to the great influences of the past, performed with the intensity of today, and a clear vision of the future, Rock N Roll is in good hands with Highway 4." -Tim Daugherty, Program Director, WONE-FM 97.5, Akron, OH
The "Classic Rock" sound has come full circle, this time, with more power and grit to back it up. This award-winning rock band from Pittsburgh is quickly rising to popularity and resurfacing the rock music scene as we know it. Eclectic influences of the 1970's era forged with the "muscle" of the 21st century have been the backbone to developing the unique & reminiscent sound in their alternative rock genre. Highway 4 formed in 2010 with members Kelly Brown (VOX, Torrence, CA), Mike Angert (Guitar, Chicora, PA), and Tylar Parker (Bass, Chicora, PA) with the intent to make waves and break molds in mainstream rock music.
Armed with their most recent release (Matter Of Time 2016) and their first full-length album, Up In Arms (2014), Highway 4 possesses an unmatchable energy and unforgettable sound and style that is redefining rock music. The two year gap in between the music allowed Highway 4 to serve their fans on the road playing over 300 shows, undergo many valuable changes, and evolve with the maturing writing style. New EP Record, Matter Of Time opens a door into the past while marrying the present with songs that boast powerful hooks and classic staying potential.
"We didn't want to write music that would be forgotten. There's just something about complete transparency, raw-talent, and human imperfection in the recording process that gives an album the ability to root itself in the present but last through the decades." -Kelly Brown, VOX, Hwy4
MATTER OF TIME has those qualities and Highway 4 fans are going to feel a renewed sense of passion for music when this EP Record gets into their hands.
In February 2012, they competed in the 105.9FM X Winter Rock Showcase at the Hard Rock Cafe (Pittsburgh, PA) and placed 2nd overall out of 110 unsigned bands. In March of the same year, they took 1st in the Next Big Thing Tour at Mr. Small's Theatre (Millvale, PA) out of 40 indie rock bands. In July 2013, they won the first ever fan-voted Grassy Award from 97.7FM's The Rock Station for "One of These Days." To date, they have made multiple radio appearances, successfully crowdfunded their 2016 EP Matter Of Time, shared the stage with The Clarks, Zepparella, Truth & Salvage Company, Hot Action Cop, Shane Alexander, LA Guns' Tracii Guns, BulletBoys, Killer Bee, Blackberry Smoke, and Great White, and are currently organizing a tour in support of their EP.
The hills of Northern PA are an unforgiving place. Hailing from a small town called Ridgway, PA, the CWB exudes a toughness and desperation that can only be cultivated in the working class environs from which they hail. Their driving brand of hard driving groove-rock is reminiscent of the Black Crowes and The Allman Brothers Band, coupled with the blunt force of Pearl Jam.
Powered by the rhythm section of Rad Akers on Drums (Big Leg Emma) and Dave Fink on Bass (That Dog In Egypt), Charlie Wheeler describes his trio as a “song first” type of band. While expansive, improvisational jamming is a key component to their live show, their third album “Rewind” is a solid group of structured songs which allow Wheeler to tear into his vocal and lead guitar work with reckless, pent up hostility.