Today here at blacksheepspringfield.com we are bringing you big news of something new coming to the neighborhood. As you may know, Brandon Carnes (Looming, Diaper Rash) ran South Town Studio from late 2013 up until April of this past year. During that time Brandon recorded countless Springfield bands, many punk demos, and also hosted a good number of shows up in the studio space. Since Brandon moved to Pittsburg in April Southtown has lacked a place for bands to record, which was a vital piece of the Southtown package for all of 2014 and 2015.
Now a group consisting of B.J. Pearce, Mario Cannamela, and Kyle Noonan are teaming up to launch Southtown Sound – a new and improved studio to go in the same space that once was South Town Studio behind Black Sheep and Dumb Records. Today they are launching a brand new kickstarter campaign for the new studio. Check that out right here.
The campaign’s goal is to raise $8,000 to go towards new renovations, initial running costs for the first few months, and studio equipment. Check out a very detailed list and breakdown of money to be raised here on the kickstarter page. For those of you who remember or helped us with Project Southtown’s successful campaign in 2015- the remainder of the money raised from Project Southtown will be going towards this new major project in benefiting our neighborhood.
Renovations on the space have already begun, and the kickstarter campaign will be going from now until early January. You can expect us to keep you up to date on progress of the new Studio, which is projected to be in full effect in early 2017. We believe having access to an affordable recording studio for bands in our area is very essential, and is also key in Southtown continuing to be an epicenter for creativity and arts in Springfield. With this new studio Kyle, Mario, and B.J. will be expanding on what Brandon started with South Town Studio to create something even more vital to our community.