Saskatoon’s Avenue Recording Company studio to close

The Avenue Recording Company to vacate current location by March 31

It’s a sad day for Saskatoon’s musicians.

The Avenue Recording Company has long been a fixture of the city’s music scene. Located above Amigos Cantina just off of Broadway, the studio was responsible for recording countless local albums. Seriously, it’s probably easier to list off the local bands that DIDN’T record here.

Yesterday, the owners of the studio announced that the space would be closing via their Facebook page.

Well everybody,
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the studio will be closing. Due to the landlords choosing not to renew our lease we will have to be all torn out of our current location by March 31st.
We are not gone yet though. We want to go out with a bang and work with as many of you great Saskatoon musicians as possible in the next 2 months. So for those of you who we haven’t worked with yet, or would love to work with again, let’s make some magic.

UPDATE: Jordan Smith, one of the owners of the studio, says he does not plan on relocating.

Lots of feels for this one. My own band had recorded an album there last year. Lots of mid-afternoon beers, arguments, loud buzzy amps, sweaty headphone ears, sitting on an exercise ball, more arguments, weird jokes and total rock and roll magic.

Ominocity would like to wish a heartfelt thank you to everyone at The Avenue Recording Company for your contribution to making Saskatoon a little more tolerable and the best of luck in your future endeavours.

– Featured photo courtesy of Avenue Recording Company