Akron Recording Company (ARC) celebrates its one-year anniversary along with the vinyl release of “Where the Hell is Akron, OH?,” Vol. 2 on Friday, Sept. 13, with a party at its studio at 243 Furnace St., in Akron. ARC will host tours of the recording facility from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by live music and other festivities lasting all night.
Admission price is a $5 suggested donation for the bands. Groups performing at the event are featured on this year’s annual compilation including Time Cat, Oregon Space Trail of Doom, Peachcurls, Leaf Borbie and the Family Tree, King Buu, The Beyonderers, and Roid Rage. Local vendors and sponsors Art of Matt Miller, Cleveland Print Company, EarthQuaker Devices, Seberg, and WKSU will also be set-up during the event. Various Akron music scene raffle items will be available throughout the night as well.
Volume two of “Where the Hell is Akron, OH?,” was released in March 2019 to all streaming services and CDs. This limited-edition vinyl LP of the compilation will now be available at the party in September and local record stores soon after.
“Where the Hell is Akron, OH?,” a compilation of songs by musicians from Northeast Ohio, is a snapshot of the current music scene in Akron. Primarily focusing on rock ‘n’ roll and pop, the compilation showcases a variety of sounds coming out of Akron.
Through this annual compilation, working with local artists to achieve their vision, and presenting live shows, ARC hopes to continue the musical legacy in Akron and revive it as a global destination for music.
Akron Recording Company combines analog recording with the industry standard digital recording mediums to meet the many needs of today’s recording artists. ARC’s vision is to provide an outlet for local artists, songwriters, designers, and music lovers to join and get connected to Akron’s growing creative community through audio recording, curated live shows, and other social events.
In June 2018, ARC moved to its current home, an historic factory building in the Northside district of downtown Akron, built in 1892.