April 27th! Doors at 8 pm! 10 bucks!

The incomparable duo of David Grubbs and Eli Winter grace the Red Room with their respective presences!

Opening the show, we have local luminaries John Hoegberg, Liz Meredith, and David Sexton.

Grubbs is a Distinguished Professor of Music at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. Grubbs was a founding member of the groups Gastr del Sol, Bastro, and Squirrel Bait, and has performed with the Red Krayola, Will Oldham, Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, Royal Trux, Loren Connors, and many others. Live performances include the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Fondation Cartier (Paris), MACBA (Barcelona), Museu do Chiado (Lisbon), CAAC (Seville), P3 Art and Environment (Tokyo), Vienna Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Steirischer Herbst (Graz), Festival Musique Actuelle (Victoriaville), Musique Action Festival (Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy), STRP Festival (Eindhoven), SONAR (Barcelona), Playback Play Festival (Warsaw), Music Merge Festival (Tokyo), and What Is Music (Melbourne/Sydney). Grubbs directs the Blue Chopsticks label, which has released new and archival recordings by Luc Ferrari, Derek Bailey and Noël Akchoté, and many others.

Playing older than his 26 years, Eli Winter has long demonstrated mastery over solo guitar composition and performance, which has received praise from Pitchfork, The Guardian, Stereogum, NPR and others. Winter’s latest album, Eli Winter (Three Lobed, 2022), lives up to the promise that is inherent within the mere construct of an eponymous album – a statement, a reinvention. Assisted by a murderer’s row of peers and contemporaries including Cameron Knowler, Yasmin Williams, David Grubbs, Ryley Walker, Tyler Damon, jaimie branch, and others, Eli Winter showcases a compositional depth and authoritative skill only hinted at on Winter’s rightfully acclaimed previous work. Is it folk? Rock? Jazz? Something simply “other”? The answer to all of these questions is “yes.” The result is the sound of an artist escaping any lingering shadows of his primary influences and coming into his own.

Event location:

The Red Room @ Normal's Books and Records

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