Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Redhouse stages some of the edgiest theater, films, concerts and gallery exhibitions in Central New York. And they do it right here in downtown Syracuse, at 201 S. West St., at the corner of West Fayette Street, on the outskirts of hip and historic Armory Square.
Since the summer of 2004, shows have sparkled on weekend evenings in the Redhouse’s intimate state-of-the-art theater space. Now downtown denizens can be entertained there on Saturday mornings and Monday evenings as well.
Starting this month, the Redhouse is presenting Saturday Jazz Brunches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in its café space.
On Mondays, songwriters Joanne Perry and Greg Hoover host an Acoustic Open Mic in the café at 6:30 p.m. This free, family-friendly program offers budding performers an appreciative audience, use of a Bose sound system, a piano, tours of SubCat Recording Studios and – this really could be priceless! – a $15 special for recording a single demo with SubCat.
In February 2011, SubCat relocated from its digs in Skaneateles – where it started cranking out recordings in 2001 – to a brand new, three-studio complex adjacent to the Redhouse, downtown.
“We love original music,” says SubCat co-owner Ron Keck. “Our goal is to make each artist sound the best they possibly can.”
One of CNY’s most-respected recording engineers, Keck works together with co-owner Jeremy Johnston, engineer Derek Yackel and media duplicator Jason Eldridge, SubCat has produced tracks for veteran area artists such as Jimmy Cavallo, Joanne Shenandoah and Savoy Brown as well as newer bands like Dead Rose, Absolute Mess, Silent Fury and Young Tate. The studio has also worked with performers from as far away as San Antonio and Sweden with international releases on Interscope, Century Media and Virgin Records.