Post Archive

Thursday March 14, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Sandy Ewen, Tom Carter & Lexie Mountain

The duo of Sandy Ewen and Tom Carter has been performing and recording since 2003. Their first recordings were released as Away Away (Collective Jyrk, 2006). This was followed up with Brighton Beach (Wholly Other, 2012) and In Between the Known and the Unknown (Wholly Other, 2016). The free improvisational guitar duo is a blend of texture, drone and psychedelia. Sandy […]


Friday February 02, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Groundhog Day Concert w/ Ruby Fulton, Rachel Beetz & The Early

The Early is a Philadelphia based duo that make long-form improvisation-based music featuring electric guitar, drums, synthesizers, and other electronics. Ruby Fulton will be joined by our new local luminary Rachel Beetz on anything from flute, synthesizer, viola, horns, electronics … who knows what they’ll bring. You’ll have to come see to find out!


Tuesday January 16, 2024 | 8:00 pm

ANDREA SIMON (wi D. Baiza and E. Bailey Gould) BONNIE LANDER (wi J. Dierker and S. Purdy)

Hello, Martin Schmidt, here telling you about a show I put together. Both groups are skilled and both have group leaders from the same institution, and both groups will improvise, but I anticipate wildly different style results from them. As with most shows at the Red Room doors will open at 8 with sound beginning […]


Wednesday March 20, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Dani Dobkin & Matt Sargent |  Jil Christensen, David Menestres & Will Redman

Dani Dobkin and Matt Sargent are on an east tour in support of “Bend,” out now on Waveform Alphabet. Beginning with a phrase from Gertrude Stein , “Act so that there is no use in a centre,” the improvising duo delights in the exploration of their contrasting sensibilities: “Bend” opens with a smash cut sampler/squelch beat […]


Tuesday July 11, 2023 | 8:30 pm

Ruby Mars, Luis “Toto” Alvarez & Susan Alcorn

Luis “Toto” Alvarez, Chilean composer, producer and guitarist. Director of Acéfalo Records and Acéfalo Festival Present in the chilean music scene since 1990, working as a guitarist and composer Inside the strong artistic underground movement. He has participated since 2001 in projects of composition, films, research, improvisation and experimental radio. Activist for new relationships in […]


Monday February 10, 2020 | 8:45 pm

Sandy Ewen · CK Barlow, Rose Burt, & Shelly Purdy

A Monday night to remember, inaugurating a February rich in sound at the Red Room. Brooklyn-based prepared-guitar champion Sandy Ewen (High Zero NYC ’18)—whose sonic palette is about as unguitarlike as is possible, and without electronics—faces off against Red Room’s in-house power trio Barlow (electronics), Burt (reeds), & Purdy (percussion). Doors at 8:30, music at […]


Thursday October 03, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Fred Frith Trio · Jamal Moore

Red Room and Space 2640 are delighted to present Oakland’s Fred Frith Trio and local luminary Jamal Moore. The trio (Fred Frith, guitar; Jordan Glenn, drums; and Jason Hoopes, bass) will be joined by a sexret musical guest and live visuals by Heike Liss. Note that this event is not at the Red Room but […]


Saturday March 10, 2018 | 8:30 pm

Judith Hamann · Julia Reidy · The Witches

Even considering the embarrassment of riches confronting this season’s Red Room goer, this show is a true gem! Two superb instrumentalists from down under, cellist Judith Hamann (who you may remember from their performance at RR in March 2016) and guitarist JR (who was recommended to your host by Judith at the said show, to […]


Thursday January 14, 2016 | 8:30 pm

Morton Feldman and the Electric Guitar / Khristian Weeks

Morton Feldman and The Electric Guitar is program of contemplative music for electric guitar centered around the previously lost Morton Feldman work, “The Possibility of a New Work for Electric Guitar.” The program includes a performance of the lost work as well as other pieces dedicated to Feldman and the story of the piece. Other […]


Sunday August 09, 2015 | 9:00 pm

Theremin & Lap Steel, Bill Brovold

Enjoy a night of hallucinogenic music from Atlanta and New York City. Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel The name of this Atlanta duo implies a proper classical recital, a rigid formality. But Scott Burland (theremin) and Frank Schultz (lap steel) don’t do scripted, improvising not so much distinct sounds as evolving eddies of sound, vapors of tones that […]


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