Thursday, April 14, 2011

Save Hot Tracks

Hot Tracks is a great little recording space on east 6th Street that has opened its doors to a laundry list of local bands over the years. Golden Bear, Leatherbag, Ola Podrida and Danny Malone are just a few of the names that show up on the Hot Tracks client roster. But now, after 5 years and over a 100 albums, Hot Tracks owner Matt Smith has been forced to evacuate the studio, with multiple records in tow. Turns out the city went to court with the landlord over the property and won in order to tear down the facility and put up condos.

In order to show their support and help finance relocation, some of the friends of Hot Tracks have organized a benefit show on Friday, April 15 at Club De Ville. The event will feature performances by Hot Tracks alumni Danny Malone, Leatherbag, The Eastern Sea, The Great Nostalgic, Wiretree, The Pons, David Wingo of Ola Podrida, My Education, Corrina Corrina, and The Gary. There will also be an art auction and multiple side shows. There's a $10 cover, and all proceeds go to the relocation of Hot Tracks Recording Studio.
Here's the schedule:
the pons 6-6:45pm (inside)
danny malone 6:45-7:30pm (outside)
corrina corrina 7:30-8:15pm (inside)
wiretree 8:15-9pm (outside)
david wingo (of ola podrida) 9-9:45pm (inside)
leatherbag 9:45-10:30pm (outside)
excited states 10:30-11:15pm (inside)
eastern sea 11:15-11:55pm (outside)
the gary midnight-1am (inside)

outside between bands:

feather extensions by Hearts & Robots Salon
ukulele hoke'em performances by Lex Land