Frequently Asked Questions
How do I hook my band up for one of these?
After launch we’re planning to host one official, sponsored session each month (in other words we cherry pick among available artists fans are talking about). If you’re a touring band coming through Cincinnati, or a regional band with more flexibility on dates, email email@example.com for booking info. And if we can’t fit you into the regular schedule or fit your promotional plans, but you’re sure you belong here, don’t despair. Ultrasuede’s a real studio, so we can stage “ultrasession events” for hire, with full crew and amenities. If you put on a killer show and we like your performance, The All Night Party will give you a discount on those booking fees to license and post it alongside our regular UltraSessions.
What if I plan to attend, but I’m late?
Well, since this is a recording session disguised as a live show you may have to wait for songs to end, so we can quietly sneak you in. And if you miss it entirely, you can always see it online.
Is there a way to host an UltraSession for my company, club or friends?
Sure! And there are a lot of ways to do it! The easy/obvious route: Sponsor the UltraSessions site for a month, and as our exclusive sponsor you get first crack at tickets, before any are announced to the public (contact monika@theallnightparty for sponsorship details). If you’re in a rush, or there’s a specific band you love who’s willing/able to make your date, we can work out a package that includes an “ultrasession event” that’s fundamentally the same as our regular, official UltraSessions with full crew and amenities. If the band plays a killer show, The All Night Party may even license your event from the band and post it alongside our regular UltraSessions (contact brad@theallnightparty to make arrangements).
What’s the difference between an UltraSession and other live music events in clubs?
First and foremost, an UltraSession’s about the music. It’s not about meeting up with friends and hanging out, it’s about hanging out with your favorite bands, up close and personal. Enthusiastic applause and interaction is always welcome – sometimes bands may ask you to sing along, clap to the beat, or be part of the record we’re making. Oh yeah, that too… we’ve often made new kinds of records out of many of these sessions! The real idea of an UltraSession is to let fans help make actual records that may eventually developed further, and see release as part of an artist’s catalog. While there are some great live records, UltraSessions are a new hybrid, capturing the energy of a live performance with the flexibility and control of a studio.
How do you choose bands for sponsored UltraSessions?
Since Ultrasuede is a working studio, we start by considering the studio’s booking calendar, band availability and our staff’s schedule. Our real goal is to make a unique site with fresh sounds people want to hear. So we listen to make sure the music is great, consider the band’s experience and ability to deliver killer performances on cue, and look for bands able to strongly draw engaged, excited fans.
Does The All Night Party run Ultrasuede Studio
No. Ultrasuede and The All Night Party are different companies, with different owners. Ultrasuede is The All Night Party’s home and stomping grounds, and where we like to work and record music, and our technical staff works out of their rooms. Making their historic Studio our home builds on a long tradition of hosted sessions, going back to WOXY/97X and 96X “StudioX” sessions featuring legendary bands like Coldplay, Cowboy Junkies, Reverend Horton Heat, G Love & Special Sauce, Ass Ponys, and Sum41.