On South Gravois, next-door to Hodak’s, is not where one would expect to find a brand new, multi-million-dollar recording studio. But just a couple of doors south of the popular chicken joint is Shock City Studios.
The space opened this past spring, but it just celebrated its opening last month with a party. Shock City is located in the large Polar Wave building, a former cold storage warehouse built of thick concrete that’s ideal for a recording studio.
The studio was conceived by Doug Firley of the band Gravity Kills and Chris Loesch, a musician best known for his stint as vocalist with the band Purge a.k.a. Full System Purge.
Chris and Doug were the host’s for the July MOMMA Board of Directors meeting and I can attest to the quality of the space. I’m looking forward to the album release for a 16 y.o. chanteuse they’ve signed (reminded me of Nelly Furtado) and the film “Ligeia” that was produced with local partners.