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 brad@theallnightparty.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.

 



Wussy – “Waiting Room”

Shortly after taking Wussy to SXSW 2012 on The All Night Party’s Midwest By Southwest tour, the band came in to record an UltraSession...

Wussy – “Asteroids”

Shortly after taking Wussy to SXSW 2012 on The All Night Party’s Midwest By Southwest tour, the band came in to record an UltraSession...

Buffalo Killers – “Blood On Your Hands”

Buffalo Killers are simply one of the best bands to come out of Cincinnati ever, and on August 23rd, 2012 the band released their...

The Seedy Seeds – “Colliope”

The Seedy Seeds are “a brainy band from Cincinnati, Ohio that wants world domination, but doesn’t want to be jerks about it.” They’re a...

Buffalo Killers – “Get It”

Buffalo Killers are simply one of the best bands to come out of Cincinnati ever, and on August 23rd, 2012 the band released their...

The Seedy Seeds – “Telephone The Constrictor”

A banjo leaving from Chicago at 105mph collides with a computer leaving from Nashville at 106mph. They collide Cincinnati. What? That’s The Seedy Seeds. Or...

Wussy – “Pulverized”

Shortly after taking Wussy to SXSW 2012 on The All Night Party’s Midwest By Southwest tour, the band came in to record an UltraSession...

Jake Speed & The Freddies

Jake speed has hitchhiked down Cincinnati’s American folk, bluegrass, and ragtime music highway with his award-winning band, The Freddies. Jake Speed & the Freddies...

Mad Anthony

From their 2008 debut release, Cincinnati’s Mad Anthony has established themselves as one the premier acts from the Midwest Rust Belt by delivering Rock...

The Dukes Are Dead

Unfortunately, this band’s name is truer than it used to be. Not as true as it COULD be, they’re all still alive and working...

The Kickaways

Born in America’s defiant blue-collar front lawn of the Mid West, The Kickaways spawn from Ohio River mothers and fathers. Raised in the uniform...

Fists Of Love

Fists Of Love play and record against the post-industrial backdrop of Cincinnati’s Mill Creek Valley. Conceived by songwriters Donna Jay and Shady Schadler then...

Chocolate Horse

If you like feeling like your on the soft wings of a mythical beast, then by watching and listening to this you’ll be enjoying,...

The Guitars

May 2010, The Guitars were the first band to do an UltraSession. From that first session, we worked with the band to develop an...