Akron Recording Company’s inaugural holiday showcase, Friday, Dec. 14, will highlight the diverse array of acts its worked with from Northeast Ohio. The event will take place at the company’s headquarters, 243 Furnace St. in the Northside District in downtown Akron. Doors open at 7 p.m. with music starting at 8 p.m.
Admission is $8 and the event is BYOB.
Performers include: Roid Rage, Oregon Space Trail of Doom, Leaf Borbie & The Family Tree, Free Black!, Mollo Rilla and Marcus Alan Ward.
Roid Rage is a four-piece band from Akron that delivers high energy yet dynamically catchy tunes reminiscent of classic punk, a la The Ramones, mixed with contemporary riff rock.
Formed in 2017 in Cleveland, the four piece Oregon Space Trail of Doom sets out to “create a musical score for the impending interstellar apocalypse,” which ends up being a unique mix of catchy vocal melodies and guitar harmonies.
Self described as a “drunk carnival,” Leaf Borbie & The Family Tree is a five-piece band from Cleveland whose sound pays homage to the heyday of psychedelic rock, with a focus on haunting organ parts and crooning vocals.
Free Black! is a hip-hop collective from Akron, created in 2017 and consisting of hip-hop musician Floco Torres and Producer/ Drummer HR3. The Free Black! mantra is that “There isn’t one way to be black,” ultimately encouraging people to get in touch with their individuality.
Mollo Rilla is a four-piece rock ‘n’ roll band from the “middle-of nowhere Ohio,” writing and performing spiritually fueled swag rock.
Marcus Alan Ward is a singer, songwriter, producer and “Electro-Soul pioneer,” who is known for his electrically charged live show, blending together psychedelic pop, funk, R&B and disco.
Akron Recording Company aims to combine the beauty of analog recording with the industry standard digital recording mediums to create a timeless sound, as well as meet the many needs of today’s artists. Additionally, the company strives to not only serve as a recording studio but also a platform for local musicians to be discovered.
For info, visit www.akronrecordingcompany.com.