Archive of past events at The Red Room

Friday May 25, 2018 | 8:30 pm

~ Jason Kahn ~ If, Bwana ~ Piss Kills Mold  ~

Jason Kahn // (solo) Born 1960 in New York. Moved to Europe in 1990 and is currently based in Zurich, where he is active as a musician, artist and writer. Kahn performs voice and resonator guitar.   If, Bwana // (solo) Al Margolis is a composer/performer, improvisor and painter. Since 1984, often under his project name […]


Saturday May 19, 2018 | 8:30 pm

J Money Fur/Rod&Tiffany/Tom Borax

Amazing night of chamber music, experimental pop, chamber pop, chamber pots and pot music.  Baltimore talent in the house. Feast your senses on this delicate, dark, and wondrous roster: The incredible mallets and ethereal synths of Rod Hamilton and Tiffany Seal. The massive soundscapes and performance art of J Money Fur. Tom Borax in his […]


Saturday May 12, 2018 | 8:00 pm


A Dance That Empties is Travis Laplante‘s latest album-length composition, written for Subtle Degrees, a new two-musician ensemble consisting of Laplante (tenor saxophone) and Gerald Cleaver (drums). The duo’s uncategorizable sound evokes everything from contemporary classical music, avant-garde jazz, minimalism, technical metal, and sacred world music. Laplante is also the founder/composer of saxophone quartet Battle Trance and […]


Volunteers Collective

Sunday May 06, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Volunteers’ Collective, Sunday, May 6th 2018

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. […]


Thursday April 26, 2018 | 8:30 pm

Paul Metzger · John St. Pelvyn · Susan Alcorn & Nicola Hein

Strange strings from home and abroad invade the Red Room! Doors at 8:30, music at 9 A virtuoso on a 23-string banjo he built himself, Paul Metzger’s idiosyncratic & deeply original long form improvisations at times bring to mind American primitive guitar, the sarod of Hindustani music, or the Chinese Erhu. Though refracted through his […]


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 […]


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