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Past Shows

“Planes, Trains & Automobiles” Live Read

June 3, 2018

Clusterfest @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

“Planes, Trains & Automobiles” Live Read Starring Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz, with David Cross, Sasheer Zamata, Jessica McKenna and live music by the Red Room Orchestra with Marc Capelle, Tom Ayres, Pete Straus, Meryl Press, Larry Carr and Jamin Barton

A Celebration of Oddball Films

April 9, 2018

San Francisco International Film Festival @ The Castro Theatre, San Francisco, CA

An original No Wave/disco score commissioned by the San Francisco International Film Festival for a series of short films from Stephen Parr’s Oddball Films archives, a collection of 16 mm industrials, educational films and mind-roasting ephemera. With bold interpretations Lou Harrison’s “Simfony #13,” The Velvet Underground’s “Venus in Furs,” and Italian disco classic “Spacer Woman,” along with original compositions by the ensemble’s Ben Goldberg, Devin Hoff, Tom Ayres, Marc Capelle, Yuka C. Honda, and Dina Maccabee. This sonic and visual funhouse also features percussionists William Winant, Toby Dammit and Todd Roper, guitarist and arranger Allyson Baker and the voices of Hether Fortune, Phil Crumar, Karla Milosevich and Arline Klatte.

The Music of The Royal Tenenbaums

January 18, 2018

SF Sketchfest @ The Chapel, San Francisco, CA

Join an all-star group of musicians under the direction of Marc Capelle as they pay tribute to the soundtrack to The Royal Tenenbaums and recreate the music live. Bandleader Marc Capelle leads an all-star group of musicians including Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon), Tom Ayres (Persephone’s Bees), Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts), Toby Dammit (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Bart Davenport, Karina Denike (Dance Hall Crashers), Hether Fortune (Wax Idols), Devin Hoff (The Nels Cline Singers), Yuka C.Honda (Cibo Matto), Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney (The Flamin’ Groovies), Jon Langford (The Mekons), Thao Nguyen (Thao & The Get Down Stay Down), John Roderick (The Long Winters), Todd Roper (Cake), Kurt Stevenson, a string quartet featuring Dina Maccabee, Helen Newby, Alisa Rose, and Irene Sazer, and a horn/reed section featuring Carroll Ashby, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg, Tom Griesser, Scott Larson, and Amber Lamprecht.

The Music of Rushmore

January 18, 2018

SF Sketchfest @ The Chapel, San Francisco, CA

Join an all-star group of musicians under the direction of Marc Capelle as they pay tribute to the soundtrack to Rushmore and recreate the music live. Bandleader Marc Capelle leads an all-star group of musicians including Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon), Tom Ayres (Persephone’s Bees), Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts), Andy Cabic (Vetiver), Toby Dammit (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Bart Davenport, Karina Denike (Dance Hall Crashers), Devin Hoff (The Nels Cline Singers), Yuka C.Honda (Cibo Matto), Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney (The Flamin’ Groovies), Jon Langford (The Mekons), Thao Nguyen (Thao & The Get Down Stay Down), John Roderick (The Long Winters), Todd Roper (Cake), Pete Straus, Chris Von Sneidern, Laura Weinbach (Foxtails Brigade), a string quartet featuring Dina Maccabee, Helen Newby, Alisa Rose, and Irene Sazer, and a horn/reed section featuring Carroll Ashby, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg, Tom Griesser, Scott Larson, and Amber Lamprecht.

The Music of Twin Peaks

January 13, 2018

SF Sketchfest @ The Chapel, , San Francisco, CA

Join us for a night of music from “Twin Peaks” with an all-star group of musicians and singers, and special appearances by cast members from the show. You are encouraged to dress up as your favorite “Twin Peaks” character and participate in the Audrey Dance Contest. Featuring Marc Capelle with Tom Ayres, Allyson Baker, Toby Dammit, Karina Denike, Tom Griesser, Devin Hoff, Dina Maccabee, Karla Milosevich, Todd Roper and special appearances by Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Chrysta Bell, Josh Fadem, Sherilyn Fenn, Harry Goaz, Michael Horse, James Marshall, Kimmy Robertson, Amy Shiels, and Ray Wise.

The Music of Twin Peaks

July 28, 2017

The Chapel, San Francisco, CA

The Orchestra’s very first show, featuring Marc Capelle with Tom Ayres, Allyson Baker, Toby Dammit, Karina Denike, Tom Griesser, Karla Milosevich, Sami Perez, Todd Roper and Danielle Salomon. Twin Peaks Costume Party and Audrey Dance Contest.