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Mastodon are building a rehearsal facility for fellow musicians

Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher is looking to turn Atlanta’s former Othello Event Hall into a new practice space for bands, and possibly a recording studio too.

“When I walked in here I thought, this place has a lot of potential,” he tells Creative Loafing. “It has really nice floors, and a really sturdy foundation.”

“After we get rehearsal rooms established I do want to buildout a nice recording studio,” he adds. “Probably in the back, away from this building so it’s a little more separated.

“There’s a lot of land back there. But everything depends on how well we do financially — if we can keep this place up and running. I think we can do it, if it’s done right.”

It’s likely the facility – named after the band’s song, ’Ember City’ – will be up and running later this year.

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