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Bedrock Rehearsal Studios Celebrates Its Grand Opening

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Descriptions of Bedrock Rehearsal Studios sound like fevered pipe dreams of an aspiring musician. The kind you've probably had with your buddies while smoking on the back porch of some house party or in the backseat of a car on the way to a show. Conversations that go something along the lines of, "Dude, when I get enough money. I'm going to have my own recording studio. And there will be rehearsal studios with different themes. And a repair shop for when we break shit. And there will be a legendary store full of vintage gear that people can rent out. Oh! And we'll have a motel so that traveling bands can crash." Eventually someone will chime in, "And we could have our own bar! No, screw that. We'll have our own brewery! And a for late night sessions we'll have coffee house full of organic treats made from food that we'll grow ourselves." At which point everyone would sigh, light up another joint, and contemplate this golden impossible dream.Well, dream no longer: someone has has actually built it in Echo Park. 37,000 sq ft of it. After two decades of success in Seattle with ER Productions and four premiere music rehearsal complexes that served as home to artists such as Nirvana, Modest Mouse, Sir Mix-A-Lot and The Posies, the husband and wife team of Kaz Murphy and Jacqueline Grad have joined forces with talented partners Michael Caldwell, Cosmo Jones, and KamranV to build a brand new recording world. We sat down with Kaz Murphy and Cosmo Jones to talk about their new project before their grand opening on Sunday. Here is some of what was said.