Great showcase at Gunther Murphy's. We thank all of you for coming out in the cold. The bands rocked out and the audience loved it. We will be doing a lot more at Gunther's...everyone likes it.
River Oaks play a great show at Eastern IL University. Seven band line up as a school fundraiser. What better way to raise funds then to have a concert. Good luck guys and enjoy.
Happy New Years 06 to all! We wan to thank everyone that has worked with us over the past year. You have all contributed something great to the local music scene here in Chicago. Lets keep the good energy going in the new year...hope to see ya at our next event!
Here we are...doing it again! The second Hostage Radio release party. This time we had 7 acts on the bill, not bad for one night. Thanks to all that came out to Gunther Murphy's. We had a great time! Check out the pics here.
As we pridicted, the Hostage Radio comp has now had a proper release party! Thanks to all that came out to the Double Door. Also, we would like to thank all of the bands that participated. This has proven to be an experiance to remember. We can't wait to do it again!
Thanks to all that came out to our Kinetic Halloween Bash. We had a great time! Check out the pics here.
Windy City Records has just release the Hostage Radio Compilation 2005. We are very excited to showcase some of Chicago's top talent and to provide the listener an eclectic verity of flavors. We will be booking a few live events showcasing these artists, so check out our upcoming events for more details.
WC Records has joined forces with MonkFunk, Hostage Radio, and Windy City Media in order to more successfully serve the music industry. United we stand divided we fall is our new motto. We believe that in order to really help the musicians get their music heard we must work together. It all starts with the music, then as a team we work to achieve full visibility for our artists. Each company brings something to the table. WC Records provides the musicians with recording, producing, marketing, booking, distribution, and printing while overseeing every aspect of the industry. Hostage Radio provides a platform for the artist to promote their music. The band gets to go live on the air and talk about their music. Plus the bands are introduced to the world of radio play and live interviews. Windy City Media provides the band with a full bio, stats sheet, press release, and cover page...everything to make a professional press kit. They have even gone as far as putting everything on one CD (Electronic Press Kit) that will make booking a venue a simple task. With the right tools the music business can be a fun and exiting industry. MonkFunk is an online music community designed to provide musicians with a network of other independent musicians. Online the musicians can post their music, schedule, bio, and links. The band even gets their own radio station with streaming audio. MonkFunk.com makes finding great local talent or just making new musical buddies online as simple as remembering the sites name...MonkFunk. Finally, a team of musicians, professionals, and music lovers working together to achieve getting independent music heard.
We are now working with Gunther Murphy's Music Room to help create a long lasting artistic movement in Chicago. Every Wednesday night we sponsor the Windy City Spotlight Open Mic, featuring Chicago's local bands as the hosts of the night. The open mic is a forum for singer, songwriters to hit the Chicago music scene and get heard. Please help us support the artists.
Windy City Records has now signed its first official record deal with the band, River Oaks. They are a fun and exiting band...red hot in Chicago. This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship and the launch of our national distribution. We are also focusing on booking a tour for River Oaks and implementing a marketing campaign. Our own Bill Giannopoulos will be managing the band.
WC Records is now hosting a local talent showcase EVERY THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH - Heartland Cafe 7000 N. Glenwood in Rogers Park
WC Records is now on location filming Aswah Greggori and the Enforcers new music video. ---ROOTS/ROCK/REGGAE--- This is going to be an exciting project that Dan Baron and Carmen Navis are Directing and Producing. This video is a combination of live footage and studio recordings of the band in action. This is going to be a fun project that is to be done in the old school 'ROCKERS' fashion. Please check back with us soon for the release date of this music video.
WC Records has just produced its first telivision show title track. This was for ESPN and for a NCAA reality tv show called "The Season". Check out the title track here.
WC Records is now recording and producing a full length album with the band Harvest. To be released in 2005!