Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Do512 Lounge Sessions

Do512 recently took over an office space in South Austin and turned it into a venue/recording/event/party space, where they invite bands to perform intimate recording sessions. The new venture was officially launched in January via two intimate live performances, the first coming from emerging Austin transplants Saints Of Valory, and the second featuring The Black Angels. The recording sessions are being captured by the video team behind Austin Music Weekly, with hopes of eventually broadcasting live feeds of the performances. Local sound production company Nomad Sound was also brought in to make the Do512 Lounge one of the best-sounding rooms in town. The tapings are private, invite-only events and presented by Shiner.

The purpose of the the Do512 Lounge Sessions is to showcase some of the great bands that live or pass through Austin, and create a high-quality video archive of their performances. There are lots of great shows already scheduled to take place in this space, including performances by the likes of James McMurtry, Monahans, The Bright Light Social Hour, Grupo Fantasma, and many more. There are some exciting touring bands lined up to record sessions during SXSW as well.

Check out some photos and footage from The Black Angels session below. You can also find the Saints of Valory session at the link, and read more about all of this on the Do512 Blog.

Photos courtesy of Julie Cope

From the Black Angel Exit EP:


OutlawBlues said...

Nice! Looking forward to future sessions. I heard Okkervil River is coming out with a new album...just saying... :)

Sung Je said...

Bad ass! Do512 Rocks!

Ashley Cass said...

So frickin' awesome!

reza said...

Lawrence: you're a genius!!!!!!