Akron Recording Company (ARC) is inviting musicians and music lovers alike to check out their new digs at an open house Friday, July 20, which includes a number of local artists featured on the production company’s newly released compilation album, “Where the Hell is Akron, OH?”
The event, called “Where the Hell is ARC?,” starts at 6 p.m., at 243 Furnace St., in the Northside Arts District. Also known as the Whitespace Creative Building, the location serves as both recording studio and live venue. Founders Ben Patrick and Nate Bucher will kick off the evening with studio tours, and in between band sets, DJ Andrew Novak will spin funk and soul records. ARC also will host a raffle for free recording sessions.
The event is free to attend, but donations for bands are encouraged. Attendees are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages.
Performance line up:
8 p.m. – White Buffalo Woman
9 p.m.- Floco Torres
10 p.m. – The Beyonderers
11 p.m. – Time Cat
Akron Recording Company is an analog recording studio, which places an emphasis on the ability to meet many needs of today’s artists. Bucher, ARC’s executive producer, combines analog recording with industry standard digital recording mediums to create a uniquely timeless sound. Patrick, ARC’s CEO, says he envisions the company as not only a recording studio but a platform for local musicians to be discovered through curated live performances.