Wild Records Documentary new website
It's finally here! Check out the long awaited Wild Records Documentary "Los Wild Ones"
New Carl & The Rhythm All Stars album out now!
Young and Wild Weekender
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Wild Records film won Best Feature Documentary
Thanks for all the Wild bandmembers that were able to come out to the Phoenix Film Fest, we won Best Feature Documentary!
Wild Records Documentary touring the USA!
Billboard's article on Los Wild Ones
"I hate iTunes," Wild Records owner Reb Kennedy said after a Tuesday screening of the film about his label and artists, "Los Wild Ones."
"And I hate to compromise. But we lost to iTunes," Kenndy continued.
Wild Records, an independent Los Angeles label rooted in, but not limited to, rockabilly, will continue to press vinyl LPs, in addition to selling downloads, for the first time in its 12 years of existence. They'll be getting out of the CD business within a few months, which Kennedy, an avid record collector, has no problem with.
This year alone, Wild Records has released six albums, and Kennedy tells Billboard he will put out another 15 albums by year's end, stepping for the first time into the digital arena. They will continue to make records in their garage studio where complete LPs are recorded in single, day-long sessions.
"Los Wild Ones" director Elise Solomon found him when she was looking for music for a narrative feature. Taken by the stories of five or six of Wild Records' L.A. acts -- all of whom were Mexican-American -- she put the feature on hold to do the rock doc.
The film encapsulates a scene that's centered in the Echo Park section of L.A., but with a reach largely focused in Europe. "I wanted to show the scope of how much more this music is appreciated elsewhere than in the U.S.," Solomon said, noting that the bands may have a look that suggests the '50s but their styles pull in various eras of rock 'n' roll, country and blues. "This is all-encompassing music."
Kennedy, a Dubliner who moved to L.A. to work with older rockabilly artists and now has a roster of 23 acts he manages, books and records, railed against media pegging his label -- and the film -- as a Hispanic rock story. His point of view is that the focus of the film, on artists such as Gizzelle, Omar Romero and the Stringpoppers and Luis and the Wildfires, owes to their dedication to the music and the label.
"They love the music, but in the Hispanic community, you see that they have no heroes beyond Lalo Guerrero, Ritchie Valens," Kennedy says. "Where are the [musicians] they can look up to?"
Fred Perry's article on Los Wild Ones
Los Wild Ones Premieres at SXSW
Another article on Los Wild Ones
SXSW Day 4: 'Rewind This!' and 'Los Wild Ones' Explore VHS, Vinyl and Cultural Memory
By Dorothy Burk Vasquez
14 March 2013
Los Wild Ones Premiers at SXSW-South by Southwest
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11: Crew and family of 'Los Wild Ones' pose for a portrait at 'Los Wild Ones' Photo Op during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Stateside Theater on March 11, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jordan Naylor/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11: Editor Ryan Brown, Reb Kennedy of Wild Records and cinematographer Yamit Shimonvitz pose for a portrait at 'Los Wild Ones' Photo Op during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Stateside Theater on March 11, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jordan Naylor/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11: (L-R) Reb Kennedy of Wild Records, Hayden Kennedy and Jenny Lin-Kennedy pose for a portrait at 'Los Wild Ones' Photo Op during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Stateside Theater on March 11, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jordan Naylor/Getty Images for SXSW)
Interviews on Reb Kennedy and Omar Romero
Wild Records Documentary "Los Wild Ones" Update*
BIG WILD NEWS
Article on Reb Kennedy featured on Gentlemen's Ave
Great article on Reb Kennedy (Wild Records), read it here:
Wild Records was formed in 2001. The first band that was signed to the label were the infamous Lil Luis y Los Wild Teens. Since then, we have developed a stable of 17 of the world's hottest rockin' acts. Wild Records appreciates and understands the influence that the original rockabilly legends have had and continue to have on the rockin scene. Wild Records does not look to the past with the development of the label or the acts on the labels. We believe the music of the bands of our label is as relevant as any other genre of music of today. Wild Records will continue to develop our label and seek to find further talents to add to our roster.
-Wild Records - The Wildest Sounds Around
The People That Make Wild Records Work:
Reb Kennedy - Founder, A/R, Band Management, Artist Development, Record Producer/Mastering
Hayden Kennedy - Owner, Producer
Jenny Lin-Kennedy - Retail Sales Coordinator, Website Designer/Moderator
Omar Romero - Musician/Session Musician (Guitar, Harmonica, Bass, Percussion), Head Studio Engineer
Luis Arriaga - Graphic Designer/Session Musician (Rhythm Guitar)
Alexxis Maae - Head of Sales/Marketing
Angel Hernandez - Musician/Session Musician (Drums, Percussion), Asst Studio Engineer
Victor Mendez - Musician/Session Musician (Piano, Upright Bass, Violin)
Iggy Garcia - Musican/Session Musician (Bass/Upright Bass)
Jeff Gerow - Musician/Session Musician (Drums, Percussion)
Alex Vargas - Musician/Session Musician (Bass/Upright Bass, Vocals, Piano)
Dave Williams (Melrose Music Mastering) - Mastering Engineer
The Key Printing and Binding - Sleeve Design
OC Weekly on Wild Records Galaxy Show
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