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The Red Room Orchestra play the “Repo Man” Soundtrack

February 3, 2023

Time: 9:00pm

Great American Music Hall

The Red Room Orchestra, under the direction of co-bandleaders Marc Capelle and Allyson Baker, set their sights on the music, spirit and vibe of Alex Cox’s cult favorite “Repo Man” in this debut performance of the entire soundtrack plus songs and other surprises from the era. Special guests include the Director himself, Alex Cox, the soundtrack’s own Tito Larriva (The Plugz) and Zander Schloss (Circle Jerks), who also played ‘Kevin the Nerd’ in the film, plus Toby Dammit (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Pete Straus (The Dwarves), Petra HadenChuck ProphetEugene Robinson (Oxbow), Dina Maccabee, and guest comedians and actors including Kevin McDonald (The Kids in the Hall), Jonah Ray (Mystery Science Theater 3000), and Dave Hill (Valley Lodge). With an opening set by DJ Omar Perez.

The Red Room Orchestra play the music of “Twin Peaks”

February 2, 2023

Time: 8:00pm

Great American Music Hall

The Red Room Orchestra is back. In what has become a San Francisco Sketchfest tradition, the Great American Music Hall will become a mix of the Roadhouse and The Black Lodge. Join the Red Room Orchestra for a celebration of the music from David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” featuring Marc Capelle’s all-star ensemble recreating the beloved classic instrumental scores and vocal soundtrack tunes. The evening will feature music from other David Lynch projects and films and a special homage to the late, great Julee Cruise.
With Allyson Baker (The Dirty Projectors), Marc Capelle (American Music Club), Toby Dammit (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Karina Denike (NOFX), John Hofer (The Mother Hips), Dina Maccabee (Julia Holter Band), John Schott (T.J. Kirk), Lisa MezzacappaBen Goldberg, and very special guests including Petra Haden (The Haden Triplets) and “Twin Peaks” cast members Ray Wise (“Leland Palmer”), Michael Horse (“Deputy Hawk”) and brilliant chanteuse and David Lynch muse Chrystabell (“Tammy Preston”). Dress as your favorite character from the Lynch world and step into another dimension.

Red Room Orchestra play the music of “Wild at Heart” & “Twin Peaks”

August 15, 2020

Time: 7:00pm (doors 6:00pm)

The Chapel Outdoor Stage, San Francisco, CA

Artwork by J C Garrett
Red Room Orchestra play the music of “Wild at Heart” & “Twin Peaks” at The Chapel’s Outdoor Stage – Dinner & Show

A very special socially distanced event, with proceeds to benefit the Independent Venue Alliance. Tickets are sold via tables of 2 or 4. Ticket includes general admission to the show + a prix fixe dinner.

**Masks required for entry**

The Red Room Orchestra, under the direction of bandleader Marc Capelle, recreate soundtrack and score selections from David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” universe. A fully immersive live concert experience featuring the beloved instrumental score from each season of the show plus selected music from “Fire Walk with Me,” “Blue Velvet” and “Eraserhead” thrown in for good measure.

This special outdoor performance features Marc Capelle, Allyson Baker, Tom Ayres, Pete Straus and Larry Carr with special guest Kelley Stoltz.

Red Room Orchestra play the music of “Wild at Heart” & “Twin Peaks” 30th Anniversary

January 18, 2020

Time: 9:00pm (doors 8:00pm)

The Chapel, San Francisco, CA

Artwork by J C Garrett

It’s now a tradition. For the 3rd year in a row, the Chapel becomes a mix of the Roadhouse and The Black Lodge, now with a bit of Oz thrown in. Join the Red Room Orchestra for a 30th anniversary celebration of the music from David Lynch’s film “Wild at Heart” plus a new round of the music of “Twin Peaks” featuring Marc Capelle’s all-star ensemble recreating the beloved classic instrumental scores and vocal soundtrack tunes from both projects. Featuring the music of Angelo Badalamenti, Elvis Presley, Them, Chris Isaak, Roy Orbison, Koko Taylor, Gene Vincent and much more.

With Tom Ayres, Allyson Baker, Marc Capelle, Eli Crews, Toby Dammit, Karina Denike, Tom Griesser, Dina MaccabeeMichael Urbano and special guests including Margaret Cho, Dave Hill, Beth Lisick, Kelley Stoltz, and “Twin Peaks” cast members Sherilyn Fenn (“Audrey Horne”) and Ray Wise (“Leland Palmer”). Dress as your favorite character from the Lynch world and step into another dimension.

Red Room Orchestra play the music of “Boogie Nights”

January 17, 2020

Time: 9:00pm (doors 8:00pm)

The Chapel, San Francisco, CA

 

After tackling the soundtracks of Wes Anderson’s “Rushmore” and “The Royal Tenenbaums” and the Coen Brothers’ “The Big Lebowski” at the last few rounds of SF Sketchfest, the Red Room Orchestra set their sights on recreating the soundtrack of Paul Thomas Anderson’s monumental epic “Boogie Nights.”

You will Feel The Heat as the band tackles all the disco and funk and yacht rock you can handle. From Michael Penn’s haunting orchestral cues to the heavy metal power ballads, no musical stone will be left unturned. And never forget, You Got the Touch.

With Tom Ayres, Allyson Baker, Evan Capelle, Marc Capelle, Eli Crews, Toby Dammit, Bart Davenport, Karina Denike, Ben Goldberg, Tom Griesser, Scott Larson, Dina MaccabeeMichael Urbano, Beth Vandervennet and special guests including Margaret Cho, Chris Redd (“Saturday Night Live”), John Roderick of The Long Winters, Beth Lisick, and Kelley Stoltz.

Microcosmic Cinema

November 21, 2019

Time: 7:15pm

Balboa Theater

Owsley Brown, SF Cultural History Museum, & Mollusk Surf Shop Present: Microcosmic Cinema

A Benefit for City Surf Project

Act 1: Alex Knost “Tan Madonna” Live Score by Red Room Orchestra & Guests

Act 2: Thomas Campbell “Sprout” Live Score by Red Room Orchestra, Live Narration by Thomas Campbell

Red Room Orchestra featuring Tom Ayres, Allyson Baker, Marc Capelle, Toby Dammit, Ben Goldberg and special guests

Red Room Orchestra play the music of “The Big Lebowski” at Outside Lands

August 9, 2019

Time: 2:15pm-3:15pm

Outside Lands Barbary Stage @ Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

Artwork by J C Garrett

RED ROOM ORCHESTRA PLAY THE MUSIC OF “THE BIG LEBOWSKI”

FEATURING
TOM AYRES (PERSEPHONE’S BEES), ALLYSON BAKER (DIRTY GHOSTS), BRAD BROOKS (POLLO ELASTICO), MARC CAPELLE (AMERICAN MUSIC CLUB), ELI CREWS (BEULAH), TOBY DAMMIT (NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS), JON ERICKSON (KINETICS), ROB EWING (MARCUS SHELBY ORCHESTRA), TOM GRIESSER (MARCUS SHELBY ORCHESTRA), JESS IVRY (REAL VOCAL STRING QUARTET), AMBER LAMPRECHT (RODRIGUEZ), SCOTT LARSON (DIZZY GILLESPIE BAND), ALISA ROSE (SWIFT ROSE), JOHN SCHOTT (TJ KIRK), MICHAEL URBANO (TODD RUNDGREN BAND), CORY WRIGHT (ANTHONY BRAXTON)

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS TONY DANZA, KELLEY STOLTZ, EUGENE ROBINSON, MERYL THEO PRESS, STEPHEN YERKEY, PACO ROMANE

AND HOSTED BY “THE STRANGER” (JAMES ADOMIAN AS SAM ELLIOTT)

After tackling Wes Anderson’s soundtracks at last year’s Outside Lands, the Red Room Orchestra set their sights on recreating the soundtrack of the Coen Brothers’ classic comedy “The Big Lebowski.” From Dylan and Kenny Rogers to Beefheart and Townes Van Zandt, no musical stone will be left unturned. Hold out some hope for the Creedence, and love it or hate it, they’re playing the f*ckin’ Eagles, man. Come dressed as your favorite Lebowski character, order a white Russian, and abide. With Tom Ayres, Allyson Baker, Brad Brooks, Marc Capelle, Eli Crews, Toby Dammit, Jon Erickson, Rob Ewing, Tom Griesser, Jess Ivry, Amber Lambrecht, Scott Larson, Alisa Rose, John Schott, Michael Urbano, Cory Wright and special guests including Tony Danza, Kelley Stoltz, Meryl Theo Press, Eugene Robinson, Stephen Yerkey and Paco Romane. Hosted by “The Stranger” (James Adomian as Sam Elliott)

“Clueless” Live Read at Clusterfest

June 21, 2019

Clusterfest @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

The Red Room Orchestra, featuring Carroll Ashby, Tom Ayres, Allyson Baker, Brad Brooks, Evan Capelle, Marc Capelle, Larry Carr, Tom Griesser, Kelley Stoltz, Pete Straus and special guest Jill Sobule will be providing the music for a live read of “Clueless” at Clusterfest.

Attention all Baldwins and Monets: ditch the Ladies on the quad and head in to see Clusterfest’s Live Read of Amy Hecklering’s 1995 teen classic “Clueless,” starring Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Ilana Glazer, Amanda Seales, and more. Music by the Red Room Orchestra. Miss this? As if.

CASTING:
Cher/Alicia Silverstone: Issa Rae
Dionne/Stacey Dash: Amanda Seales
Tai/Brittany Murphy: Ilana Glazer
Josh/Paul Rudd: Kumail Nanjiani
Murray/Donald Faison: Chris Redd
Travis/Breckin Meyer: Jaboukie Young-White
Elton/Jeremy Sisto + Ensemble: Langston Kerman
Christian/Justin Walker: Arturo Castro
Mel/Dan Hedaya: Sinbad
Mr. Hall/Wallace Shawn: Jeff Ross
Amber/Summer/Miss Geist + Ensemble: Quinta Brunson

Narrator: Janet Varney
Music: Red Room Orchestra featuring special guest Jill Sobule

Micro Cosmic Cinema

May 22, 2019

Time: 8:00pm

Balboa Theater

The Red Room Orchestra, featuring Tom Ayres, Allyson Baker, Marc Capelle, Toby Dammit, Ben Goldberg and Eric Moffat, perform in Act 2 of this program, presenting a reimagined soundtrack for Hal Jepsen’s acid-washed surf doc, “Cosmic Children.”

Owsley Brown Presents

With RE/Search &

SF Cultural History Museum

Act 1:

FILMS OF BRUCE CONNER

A MOVIE (1958)

COSMIC RAY (1961)

BREAKAWAY (1966)

LOOKING FOR MUSHROOMS (Terry Riley version)

VIVIAN (1965)

MONGOLOID (1978)

10 SECOND FILM (1965)

AMERICA IS WAITING (1981)

Act 2:

COSMIC CHILDREN Screening, With Live Score by MARC CAPELLE AND THE RED ROOM ORCHESTRA

Red Room Orchestra play music from the films of Wes Anderson

February 16, 2019

Time: 8:00pm

Symphony Space, New York, NY

Artwork by J C Garrett

The Red Room Orchestra, under the direction of bandleader Marc Capelle, present an evening of the best of Wes Anderson’s soundtracks, from Bottle Rocket to Rushmore, and The Royal Tenenbaums to Isle of Dogs, featuring the films’ iconic original score cues combined with rock, pop, jazz and classical songs featured on the soundtracks, with everything from Zoot Sims and The Clash to Ravel and The Kinks.

Members of the ensemble include Marc Capelle (American Music Club), Yuka C. Honda (Cibo Matto), Toby Dammit (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Iggy Pop), Hether Fortune (Wax Idols), Bart Davenport (Bart & The Bedazzled) Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts), Tom Ayres (Persephone’s Bees), Karina Denike (Dance Hall Crashers), Robin Macmillan (Aoife O’Donovan), Ben Goldberg (New Klezmer Trio), Scott Larson (Dizzy Gillespie Band), Aaron Novik (Fred Frith’s Gravity Band) and Eli Crews (Beulah). The string quartet will feature the talents of Dina MaccabeeAlisa RoseMazz Swift and Jess Ivry. Special guests include comedian and singer Margaret Cho (“The Masked Singer”), singer Hether Fortune (Wax Idols), comedian and musician Dave Hill (Valley Lodge) and author and journalist Michael Azerrad as the Narrator.