September 7th, 2017 Join us for our weekly show featuring all Chicago music, Thursdays from 6-8pm on 88.7FM WLUW or streaming online at wluw.org!
6:30p – Hip Hop Cypher w/ DJ Jeff Da Illest
Ro$$ Mac. The First Wall Street Rapper. Period.
Hailing from the Southside of Chicago, Ro$$ is doing more than many other rappers his age. He is the first artist to publicly maintain a career on Wall Street after graduating from an Ivy League University, while quickly emerging as one of Chi-town’s up-and-coming MCs. Ro$$ Mac debuted on a collaboration with his brother, award-winning songwriter Sayyi on the single “What We Doin”, a track by Grammy-nominated producer Soundz. He is also co-founder of traveling brand DRILL, hosting sell-out events across the country. Ro$$ has performed for 1,000+ sold out crowds in New York, Philly, Atlanta, L.A., Miami, and Chicago, including shows with Juvenile, Twista, Jeremih, Fat Joe, Madeintyo, The Cool Kids, and more.
His latest singles “Solo” and “Faygo” featuring Asa2Times has gained support from his hometown WGCI 107.5 and Power 92.3 radio stations, as well as is in rotation on Shade45 Sirius XM radio. Ro$$ Mac is set to release his debut EP The 10K and will perform alongside T.I. on a fall 2017 tour sponsored by Coor’s Light.
Luna Grey is an abstract music artist originally born in Madison, WI before moving to Chicago by as a teenager. While she was born in Madison, her mothers side was from a small town in Iowa while her father and relatives were born in Chicago where she often found herself visiting family. While growing up she always found herself wanting to be different from her peers and has since been heavily involved in the arts ranging from Hip Hop dance to painting and found herself excelling in any form of self expression.
Her father created a TV network in Madison with his degree in Radio & Television and he would often bring her to the station where she was exposed very early to the industry and would spend a lot of time at his radio station doing voiceover work as well as doing acting roles for her dad’s TV network. In her young years she was heavily influenced by The Beatles and as a teen began falling in love with hip hop music as her older brother began to listen to lots of Jay-Z and Kanye West.
At the age of 15 she began writing songs and raps and found it to be her true passion. At the age of 19 she began to pursue music full force as she realized that college wasn’t for her and that music was the only thing that made her have purpose. Since then she has released two studio EP’s multiple singles, music videos and has performed in four different states as well as doing a small tour in New York City in early 2017. Luna Grey’s musical style began with Hip Hop as she began rapping and slowly developed her melodic singing voice throughout the years.
She now makes music that is a blend of hip hop, pop, rap, rock and often is left without a category as it often combines multiple genres with unique lyricism, flows and a unique style that adds harmonies throughout her raps as well as being versatile with beat choice. Often her sound is very airy and ambient and she speaks mainly based on her own experiences as she has an interesting story from her years struggling to find happiness and battling severe depressions.
Luna’s music will comfort you because she speaks from emotion and feelings and makes music that is relatable to so many people and experiences. She is currently working on her third studio album and multiple visions and is looking forward to showcasing her new and groundbreaking sound.
7:30p – Dina
Dina Bach’s fingers first graced the keys of the family piano at the age of 10, and her love of music and ear for composition began to flourish immediately. In 2017, after years of working to make time for her music around life’s other obligations, Dina left her job as a high school Spanish teacher to pursue music full time. As a singer, songwriter, and pianist, Dina focuses on pop and country-pop where her warm vocals and playfully evocative lyrics entertain listeners and audiences alike. Her musical influences range from Sara Bareilles and Norah Jones to Carol King and Frank Sinatra.
When Dina began performing in the larger Chicago area, she quickly built a dedicated fan base. Currently, she performs solo throughout the Midwest and has played at some of Chicago’s hottest venues, including House of Blues, Joe’s Bar, Elbo Room, and Uncommon Ground. Dina also donates her time and voice to charity by performing at events such as the Autism Speaks Walk (Soldier Field, Chicago) and the Expressions Gala (Artspace 8, Chicago) in support of Autism Speaks.
In addition to solo shows, Dina routinely collaborates and shares the stage with various musicians. She opened for British singer/songwriter Callaghan, hosted a singer/songwriter showcase at Ballydoyle Pub (Downers Grove, IL), and has performed and written with two-time Grammy Award Nominee, Dave Rave. Together, Dina and Dave plan to release an album of original compositions in late 2017.
Dina’s most recent release – her 2016 EP Kiss Me Like That – was made possible by the support of her fans through PledgeMusic. The album’s closing track, “Summertime,” was featured in Chicago Music Magazine’s local pulse for hot new music and Dina was invited to Chicago’s WGN Radio where she was interviewed by Mike Stephen and performed four original songs in the famous Michigan Avenue studio.
In late 2016, Dina started a songwriting challenge that requires her to write and release an original song every week for one year. She seeks inspiration and ideas from fans on social media and at shows, writes fresh lyrics, and records a video for weekly release on, “Music Monday.” In addition to fostering creativity, this challenge provides her with an opportunity to connect with fans. The response was so positive that Dina extended the challenge beyond the one year mark and started a Patreon (www.patreon.com/dinabachmusic) campaign to offer her fans the chance to support her music.
Dina is a native of Wheaton, IL, 30 miles west of Chicago, where she is currently based. She is available for performances in the Midwest and elsewhere and is currently unsigned.
All Ages // Free // 12pm