Film Program Director
Sound City Movie Premiere January 31, 2013 at 8 PM
GRAND RAPIDS, MI, January 22, 2013 – The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts is hosting a special one-night-only presentation of the new documentary by Dave Grohl, Sound City. This 108 minute presentation takes place deep in the San Fernando Valley, amidst rows of dilapidated warehouses, where rock n’ roll’s best kept secret was hidden away: Sound City. America’s greatest unsung recording studio housed a one-of-a-kind console, and as its legend grew, seminal bands and artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Metallica and Nirvana all came out to put magic to tape.
Directed by Dave Grohl and featuring interviews and performances from the iconic musicians who recorded some of rock’s greatest albums at the studio, Sound City doesn’t just tell the story of this real-life rock ’n’ roll shrine, it celebrates the human element of music as Grohl gathers some of rock’s biggest artists to collaborate on a new album. Using Sound City’s legendary analog console, together these artists continue to create musical miracles in a digital world.
Advance tickets available, purchase tickets online or call 616.454.7000. UICA members pay only $4 and non-members pay $8.
Celebrating its 35th year as a contemporary arts organization in a beautiful new building on the busiest intersection in Grand Rapids, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts initiates conversation with cutting-edge visual art, film, performance, literature, music, education programs and events. Partnering with regional, national, and international artists, the UICA offers innovative experiences with the latest art forms and the newest creative ideas - groundbreaking work that might not otherwise find a venue in Michigan.
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
2 West Fulton Grand Rapids, MI 49503
P 616 454 7000
F 616 459 9395 uica.org