Sound City trailer

Design Indaba FilmFest 2014: Sound City documents the remarkable history of this little-known recording studio where legendary albums were recorded.

Part of the event

In his directorial debut musician Dave Grohl documents the history of recording studio Sound City in the San Fernando Valley. The little-known recording studio housed a unique analog Neve recording console and a reputation for recording drums. Artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Kyuss, Slipknot and Nirvana, with Grohl a member at the time, recorded ground breaking music at the studio. Sound City tells the story of the studio from its early days in 1969 until it closes down in 2011, Grohl’s subsequent purchase of the Neve console and the making a record. 

Sound City screens at Design Indaba FilmFest 2014 on 21 February at the Maiden's Cover Drive-in. Buy your ticket here