If you’re a music lover living in New York City, chances are that you’ve been to at least one show at Rockwood Music Hall in Lower East Side, Manhattan. Though the music venue has only been in existence for the past eight years, it seems as though it has already become one of the most prominent places in the city to see live music on any given night of the week. Notable past performers have included Lady Gaga, Mumford & Sons, Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Amos Lee, and many more. With all of the successes that Rockwood Music Hall has garnered in the past few years, club-owner, Ken Rockwood, has decided to take the logical next step for someone in his position and launch a namesake record label, distributed by yours truly.
Ken has always possessed a passion for watching artists progress and grow before his eyes, under his roof, and in the company of those who frequent the Hall. He has seen artists begin their careers performing on Stage 1, the smaller of the two stages, and watched them slowly build their unique sounds and develop dedicated fan bases. Eventually, many of these artists graduate and move on to performing on Stage 2, the main stage, in front of a larger crowd. Now, a handful of these artists may have their records released on Rockwood’s newfound label…
Speaking of which, Rockwood Music Hall Recordings released its first official record, Dumpster Hunter‘s Frustration in Time Travel, on April 2nd. In the following weeks, Rockwood and his label plans to release two more records. The next release, scheduled for April 23rd, will be by world-reknowned drummer Mark Guiliana and his amalgam of Rock, Electronic, and Jazz, and is entitled Beat Music. On May 3rd, the label will put out its third official release and first live album, Live at Rockwood Music Hall, by singer/songwriter, Robbie Gil.
With these upcoming releases and future projects in the works, Rockwood Music Hall Recordings has certainly hit the ground running, and we can’t wait to see what else they have in store.