Archive of past events at The Red Room

Thursday April 19, 2018 | 8:30 pm

David Grubbs – author of lauded Records Ruin the Landscape, founding member of Gastr del Sol. – Also: Shelly Purdy plays John Cage

On what will surely be a lovely Thursday evening in April, legendary guitarist David Grubbs will be reading from his new book, Now that the Audience is Assembled and playing solo electric guitar. He will play some new things and pieces from Creep Mission issued by the “Drag City” record label. Also, the High Zero […]


Saturday April 14, 2018 | 8:30 pm

Lexie Mountain (solo), Drew Daniel + John Wiese (duo)

LEXIE MOUNTAIN: comedian, columnist, conundrum, composer, choir mistress, raconteur, lobster priestess, the list goes on… she’s going to grace the Room with new work and you’re going to feel the blessings rain down and the dividends pile up. DREW DANIEL is half of Matmos and all of the Soft Pink Truth and he lives in […]


Wednesday April 11, 2018 | 8:30 pm

Kate Amrine, Bonnie Lander perform Scelsi and more

Two masters of two of the more ancient instruments (the trumpet and the voice) make it new at The Red Room! Each will play a piece by everyone’s favorite mystic aristocrat, Giacinto Scelsi, a piece (or two) of their own and other works from the contemporary repertoire. Give yourself the gift of new music–you earned […]


Tuesday April 10, 2018 | 8:30 pm

4/10 Shelton+Berg/Olivegren+Tolbert+Mazerakis/Jones+Freeman

A truly mind-bending evening with sounds, dance and maybe even things previously unknowable, unimaginable, unforeseen and untoward. It’s a terrifying prospect all these “uns”, yet beguiling. Why miss out on performances that may be permanently etched on your mind for the rest of your life?   Fantastic out sounds from Denmark – the duo of […]


Volunteers Collective

Sunday April 08, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Sun. Apr. 8, 2018 Volunteers’ Collective

You are cordially invited to come play free music! Every month, the Red Room hosts the Volunteers’ Collective. It’s a free session of experimental and improvised music. In this cordial, informal setting, we focus on listening and collaboration. Players of all skill levels participate. Try out a new technique or new instrument in a non-judgmental setting. Meet new and veteran improvisers. […]


Monday April 02, 2018 | 8:30 pm


Some people equate Envenomist with science fiction film scores, and others envision solitary nocturnal travels through bleak urban settings, but a fundamental strength of Envenomist is that these illusory backdrops remain open to interpretation. Taking inspiration from industrial, ambient, and the kosmische scenes along with altered states of consciousness, the oceanic abyss, and deep space; […]


The Red Room is a volunteer-run space in Baltimore dedicated to mind-expanding experimental culture, headquartered at Normals Books and Records.