1510 8th StreetOakland CA
Studio 1510 is an up and coming recording studio which is also an intimate house concert space. In the past we have presented world class experimental/improvised music to an enthusiastic audience for the past five years. In 2012 we continue that tradition. Studio 1510 is also available for bookings of intimate private concerts or other events, and seats approx 20-25 people. Stereo or multitrack recordings can also be made in the space, which features a grand piano and is an excellent room for acoustic music. We will soon be upgrading the space to be a premiere venue for electronic music concerts with spatialized surround sound, adding another dimension to our versatility.
For musicians interested in playing: While Studio 1510 has presented many well-known improvisers in the past, we almost never have a budget to pay guarantees except in very special cases. This may change in the future, but for now this place is strictly a grassroots, non-5013C venue.SF Chronicle article on 1510 8th St Performance Space
Studio 1510 Was voted 'Best Labor of Love' in 2008 by the East Bay Express. here's the article!Best Labor-of-Love Venue: A Sonically Adventurous Financial Sacrifice
here's the directions to the space from BART and by driving, which is in two parts, from the Highway Of Your Choice to 7th st, and from 7th st to the space:
Get out at the West Oakland BART station stop. When you get out of the
turnstiles at BART, turn right. Cross 7th St and turn left, going down
the sidewalk. Go down one block to Chester St, which is the next
block. Turn right and go up one block to 8th St. Cross 8th St and
turn left. Cross Chester and continue Down 8th St. 1510 8th St is the
third house on the right. If you reach the green driveway, you've gone
from San Francisco I-80 Bay Bridge to 7th st.
Be on your right side as you come off the Bay Bridge. Get on 880 South
and take the first exit, West Grand St/Maritime Ave. Go through the
first light (Maritime) and at the second light make a right (street is
not named) Go down about a mile or so until you reach 7th St (which
looks like a sunken intersection). You can only go left or right. Turn left onto 7th st.
from 580/80 Berkeley to 7th st.
From 580, get on 880 south - make sure to be in the middle left lane to
catch the split. Get on 880 South and take the first exit, West Grand
St/7th St. Go through the first light. Go down about a mile or so
until you reach 7th St (which looks like a sunken intersection). You
can only go left or right. Turn left onto 7th st.
from 880 North (Oakland Airport) to 7th st.
From 880 going north you want to stay on 880 (be on the left side of
980/880 split). Take the 7th St exit, which will be the second one
after the split. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto 7th st.
From 7th st to Studio 1510
From 7th st, go through two lights The second light is Peralta. 2 blocks after Peralta, turn left on Chester (a big mural with a barber pole is on the far side of the street). Go up one block to 8th and turn left. 1510 8th St is the third house on the right and is the only one story space on the right.