Loft Studios in Saline has been home to some of Detroit's most popular bands during its 20 year existence. Established by the Patalan brothers, Tim and Andy, in 1988, the team transformed a century-and-a-half old barn on their family property into a rock-friendly recording studio.
Sponge, Taproot and the Fags are just a few of the local acts to record there.
In celebration of the studio's 20th year anniversary, the bros will be hosting a party this Saturday (May 10th) at the Crofoot in Pontiac. Tons -- well, slightly more than 20 -- Loft veteran bands will be performing mini-sets during the evening, including the aformentioned Sponge, Universal Temple of Divine Power, Crud, Universal Temple of Divine Power, Konniption Fit, Universal Temple of Divine Power, the Orbitsuns, 60 Second Crush and the Gepetto Files, among numerous others. The show will also include a reunion of the Motor Dolls.
It's an all-ages show, kiddies. Doors open at 6:30; admission is $15.
Sponge: "Detroit's Hardest Working Band" pay tribute to the Loft Saturday night.