Our friends really have a handle on this music thing. The guys behind MOKB Presents, Craig “Dodge” Lile and Josh Baker, have a new performance space – DO317 Lounge in the Murphy Art Center. Murphy is the home to some of the city’s most progressive and established artists. So naturally, the addition of a live music spot was a no-brainer.DO317, an interactive calendar associated with MOKB Presents, serves as a database of events and venues in the city and now has a permanent place to call home. “Having a space like this allows us the flexibility to do more,” said Lile.
The lounge has a capacity of 50-60 (how exclusive) and is furnished with a variety of locally sourced items, including picture frames turned sound defusers from the Artcraft Theatre, former church light fixtures from Domicile, and trusses from the Fountain Square Theater.
The space will also serve as the defacto home base for a project associated with MOKB Presents, the video production team LaundroMatinee. “LaundroMatinee is a great project, and something we always wanted to do was incorporate a live audience. Josh [Baker] saw the opportunity for this and has really pushed for us to do this,” said Lile.
Tickets to events in the DO317 space can be acquired through a variety of ways — RSVPing on DO317.com, checking out the MOKB Presents Facebook page and entering drawings. Tickets to each show are limited. But don’t fret, DO317 Lounge will host enough sessions so loyal ticket buyers and newbies get a chance to experience the new venue!