A few years ago, two friends and avid music lovers, Charlie Greengoss and Adam Victorn, sat in a basement spinning vinyl while watching YouTube videos. What started as an average night turned into a business venture after viewing a performance of Brand New’s lead singer Jesse Lacey covering Modest Mouse’s “Trailer Trash”.
Prior to playing, Lacey spoke of his admiration for Isaac Brock and Modest Mouse; what it meant for him to cover the song and how honored he would be if given the opportunity to collaborate with the band in some fashion. In awe of the admiration for a fellow musician, Greengoss and Victorn discussed how they could bring local artists the opportunity to collaborate with other bands.
This insight was the spark that ignited Vinyl For A Cause; a record label focused on raising money for charity by releasing limited edition vinyl of bands and musicians covering each other’s music. The next day, Greengoss and Victorn started on a business plan and three years later, they’re now ready to record and release their first records.
Who: Railway Gamblers
When: Saturday, January 9th @ 9PM
Price: $10 adv/ $12 door
Railway Gamblers will be starting 2016 with a release show this Saturday at Martyrs’ for their second full-length album, Shadow of the Moon. The band has once again partnered with engineer Mike Hagler of Kingsize Sound Labs, producing an album that blends the band’s signature melodic vocals with a punch of rock and roll; which can be hear on their first single from their sophomore album, “World on Fire”.
Learn more about Railway Gamblers and their newest music by checking out our Q&A with the band.
The night will also include performances by two fellow Chicago-based acts; The Way Down Wanderers and Charlie Hirsch.
Hailing from the Southside of Chicago, Railway Gamblers is a predominantly Americana four-piece consisting of vocalist and guitarist Brendan Folliard, guitarist Matt Fricks, bassist Joe Sexton and drummer Sean Wilmsen. After the success of their first album Heart of the Sun the boys have once again partnered with engineer Mike Hagler of Kingsize Sound Labs to record their second full length album Shadow of the Moon, which is set for release in early January 2016.