I can't believe no one has reviewed this place! It is a great rehearsal studio, and great place to meet fellow musicians. It's huge, taking up a whole city block, and affordable, offering daily and monthly rates on a great variety of different types of studios, a loading dock and many many other conveniences. The loading dock is set up like a garage and you can lock yourself in which is a great security feature. It's also kept spotlessly clean, and I do mean the restrooms, which are large and accommodating. BF says that basically, this place saved the bay area music industry when all of the other studios went belly up. And he wants me to say that 24 hour access and security are provided, that it's an extremely safe place and that Al Lucchesi the guy who owns it is an amazing, selfless and beautiful person. I found this article to be very interesting as well: From their page: "Our monthly studio building has 165 studios and is three stories high. The heart of the creature is our so powerful freight elevator which has dutifully hauled the instruments of many a band and has shown up in lots of photo shoots and videos". Conveniently located just off the Grand St turnoff and close to public transportation.
Sharon J. on Jun 28, 2009