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March 2017: New Gig Announcement.
New Red Masque show announced! We have been asked to play with psych band Urban Shaman Attack at their residency at Bar XIII in Wilmington, DE on Sunday, March 26th. This is an early show with the Red Masque starting at 5 PM and playing for about an hour before Urban Shaman Attack takes the stage. FREE ADMISSION, Must be 21 years of age. Click to RSVP to the Facebook Event Page.
February 22, 2017: More Free Music from The Red Masque plus TRM Radio Broadcast THIS SUNDAY
Drummer (and fabulous friend of the band) Paul Sears will be airing some new music from The Red Masque THIS Sunday on the Prog Rock Diner.
To listen in online or on the radio, visit the Radio Fairfax website on Sundays between 10 PM - Midnight EST and click on the LISTEN LIVE link. You can also listen on TuneIn Radio on the web or with your smartphone!
The Red Masque songs are recently recorded improvisations the band created at our rehearsal space. You can download them for free (or stream them) on our Bandcamp page.
Snow Moon (Improvisation 021217)
One by One (Silver Scales Improvisation)
To download, click on name your price. You may enter zero or donate any amount to receive these new tunes.
In addition, this radio show will be the world exclusive preview of two new songs off of a new debut album by TRM vocalist Lynnette's second band, Green Cathedral. Green Cathedral spent the past year in the studio working on eight songs which will be released soon on CD Baby. Paul will be playing two tracks as a teaser for the new album (still to be titled) - these include "Maps of Ancient Sea Kings" and "Don't Look Back".
Paul will be playing the Red Masque and Green Cathedral tracks to start the show at 10 PM. So be sure to tune in on time so you don't miss out!
The Red Masque will be focusing on studio work in the near future as we wish to go into the studio to start recording our new album in the spring.
January 2017: New Free Music and Video From The Red Masque
The Red Masque performed a benefit concert for a needy family yesterday at Music Together in Hopewell, NJ. We want to thank the organizers of the event, and to everyone who came out to support. As an extra thank you, and for those of you who could not be there, we've uploaded three songs from our set up on youtube.
See videos of the Red Masque songs "Where Once Were Rivers", "Song for Icarus" as well as a cover of the song "White Rabbit" by clicking on their titles.
The band has also uploaded images from the show on their website's gallery page here.
The Red Masque will be focusing on studio work in the near future as we wish to go into the studio to start recording our new album. To tide you over until then, here is a FREE DOWNLOAD of the band jamming in the garage earlier this month. We are currently considering taking parts of this to use as reference for a new song. To stream or download for free, go to our bandcamp page here.
To download, click on name your price. You may enter zero or donate any amount to receive this new tune.
January 2017: Special Benefit Concert Announced
January 22, 2017: Special Benefit Concert at Music Together LLC, 225 Hopewell Pennington Rd Hopewell, NJ. 1- 6 PM. All Ages. $18. Click here for ticket information as well as more details about the benefit.
December 20, 2016 | The Collingwood, The Red Masque, New Shields at Bourbon & Branch, 705 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA. 8 PM. $5 in advance (Purchase tickets here), $7 day of show. 21-plus. Please note, The Red Masque will be going on first, so arrive on time. RSVP to the event page here.
November 12, 2016 | The Red Masque, St. James and the Apostles, and Sex With Rollercoasters,La Regina Films Studio, located at historic Grundy Commons, 925 Canal Street, Bristol, PA 19007. 7:30 PM. $10 cover. 21-plus BYOB. This will be an intimate performance at a DIY warehouse studio / performance space. RSVP to the Facebook Event Page.
September 2016: New Gig Announcement and New Music
The Red Masque has been busy the past few months. We have been working on new material, some of which we will debut at our first gig in over a year on September 17, 2016. We will be opening for Teddy Kumpel LOOPestra at the Kennett Flash in Kennett Square, PA for an all ages show.
Teddy Kumpel is an American, New York based guitar player, singer, producer and engineer who has worked with Joe Jackson, Rickie Lee Jones, Feist, Nine Inch Nails (as a background singer), Marshall Crenshaw, Laura Branigan, Teddy Thompson, Billy Martin (of MMW), Sharissa, Saul Zonana, John Robinson, Janice Robinson, Michael Bland, Omar Hakim, Kenny Wollesen’s marching band, Janet Jackson (remix with Junior Vasquez), Paquito D’Rivera, Jonah Smith, Anna F (won an Austrian Amadeus award for album of the year), Michael Blake and Blake Tartare, Toots Hibbert, Toots Thielmans, Frankie Paul, Timothy “Speed” Levitch, Eric Schenkman (Spin Doctors guitarist), Goodie Mob, Tony Scherr, Tower of Power, Leslie Mendelson, Clark Gayton’s Explorations in Dub, Spottiswoode and His Enemies, Dennis Brown, The Supremes, India Arie and many feature film scores composed by Alex Wurman including "Temple Grandin" (Emmy winnner 2010), “Anchorman”, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” and “Taladega Nights”.
Teddy also played on the 2016 Grammy award winning children's album 'Home' by Tim Kubart.
LOOPestra: an orchestra of guitar loops
Despite what the multi layered sound might tell you, everything you hear from the Teddy Kumpel LOOPestra on stage is played live. With innovative use of looping technology and his vast experience mangling vintage and modern sounds Teddy effortlessly creates myriad textures that make you think there must be a whole slew of musicians hiding backstage. A veritable funkdafied psychadelic orchestra appearing as a rock trio!
The Kennett Flash is a nonprofit performing arts organization. The Kennett Flash operates an all-ages, stage-centered, café-style listening room showcasing professional national, regional, and local music, comedy, children’s’ programs and more. In addition, the Kennett Flash operates open mic two times each month providing an opportunity for established and novice performers—singer/songwriters, bands, vocalists, comedians—to practice and share their talents.
September 17, 2016 | Teddy Kumpel LOOPestra with The Red Masque at The Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Aly, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. $12 Advance, $15 Day of Show. 7pm doors, 8pm show. ALL AGES. $4 BYOB Charge per person (beer or wine only). Dinner Service by La Verona. Click here to RSVP to the Facebook Event Page.
January 15, 2016: New Band Photos!
The Red Masque recently had a photoshoot with photographer / filmmaker Gina Andreoli (with whom they hope to do a video at some point). Check out her fabulously glam photos in our photo gallery!
Dec 31, 2015: Please welcome David Karle to The Red Masque
The band would like to officially welcome guitarist David Carle to The Red Masque. We are very excited to be moving forward with David for 2016. David has already started working with us on new material and we hope to be able to write more with him as the new year progresses. Happy New Year everyone!
10.14.15: Happy Halloween from The Red Masque!
BAND UPDATE: The Red Masque's "Sister Band" Green Cathedral (featuring TRM vocalist Lynnette Shelley) is headed into the studio in early November to cut their debut album. Please 'like' and follow their facebook page to keep appraised of their status. Meanwhile The Red Masque have been busy trying out new guitar players and hope to find the right guitarist soon. If you think this might be YOU, please read our craigslist ad for furher details. TRM has also been working on new material and once the new guitar position is finalized, we will be moving forward on that front, with plans to record when the time is ready. Thanks for everyone's patience and support.
8.18.15: Major News from The Red Masque
We have been dreading making this announcement but, unfortunately, The Red Masque's guitarist Glenn quit at our last rehearsal (unexpectedly due to work scheduling conflicts and for other personal reasons) and so once again, we are seeking a new guitar player. We really liked Glenn and our sad to see him go as his sound was, in many ways, perfect for the band's current direction, and also we were getting ready to record shortly, so this will be a bit of a setback for our time-frame to get into the studio.
However, if you know The Red Masque, then you know we are a big believer in "The Show Must Go On" and we have four very dedicated members ready to do that. Could you be the fifth? See our guitarist wanted on Craigslist for more information if you would like to try out and become a member of The Red Masque.
Read our Guitarist Wanted ad here: http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/muc/5179543262.html
6.10.15: June News
The Red Masque is currently working on new material and are working on plans for a new recording. In the meantime, some new photos have been uploaded to the band's gallery page, and video snippets have been uploaded to the band's youtube page. Check 'em out!
Photos by Edward Pampani and Alan Benjamin from The Red Masque May 3 2015 show at Roxy and Duke's Roadhouse. View the full photo gallery here.
04.27.2015: May News
TRM has been busy playing some joint shows with our "sister band" Green Cathedral (watch GC on Youtube performing their song "Autumn") but we're very excited for this Sunday's show in NJ with headliner Rob Balducci (check him out on Youtube here).
It's our last show in our current spring schedule as we'll be looking to book some more shows later this year as well as work on material for a forthcoming release.
NJ Proghouse presents Rob Balducci Band, The Red Masque and Green Cathedralat Roxy and Duke's in Dunellen, NJ THIS SUNDAY May 3 at a special early start time of 5 PM. Details on the show are below. Please help us spread the word. It's important to come out and support live music when you can so we can make these shows continue to happen. Thank you for your time.
SHOW INFO AND TICKET SALES
May 3, 2015
BUY TICKETS NOW
who: Rob Balducci,The Red Masque, Green Cathedral
When: Sunday, May 3, 2015 | 5:00PM Show | 4:00PM Doors
Where:Roxy & Dukes | 745 Bound Brook Rd, Dunellen, NJ (map)
Cost: Online Presale $22 (includes $2 processing fee)
Walk-ups Day of Show: $30 (Cash Only) Beginning at 4PM
05.11.15: New Concert Video Available
Special thanks to Rich Stankiewicz for shooting this video of The Red Masque live at the Rotunda at the University of Pennsylvania on March 6, 2015. Watch on youtube: Part 1 and Part 2. You can also see photos of this show here.
04.10.15: New Show!
Autumn Electric // The Red Masque // Green Cathedral // Native Maze
On April 10 at 3rd and Girard Bar in Philadelphia, Autumn Electric (Seattle) will be performing their new prog-rock opera, Star Being Earth Child. With the help of their travelling tech, they will present the story of Rigel the Star Being with lights and projected imagery.
Opening acts will be Philadelphia's own incendiary art rock band The Red Masque as well as new band Green Cathedral (featuring The Red Masque vocalist Lynnette Shelley) and Doylestown's jam band Native Maze. 21+ $6.
01.2015: JUST ANNOUNCED:
Martin Bisi // The Red Masque // Green Cathedral
EVENT INFO: therotunda.org/event/martin-bisi-the-red-masque-and-green-cathedral
MARCH 6, 8 PM @ THE ROTUNDA
4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Donations accepted at the door for the bands (Pay What You Want)
New York's legendary record producer and songwriter Martin Bisi is teaming up with Philadelphia's own incendiary progressive rock alchemists The Red Masque and newcomers art rock band Green Cathedral for a night of unforgettable music at the Rotunda at the University of Pennsylvania this spring.
ABOUT THE BANDS
*Martin Bisi,* a New York performer and record producer, has been at a crossroads of indie, punk, avant garde, noire/cabaret rock, and electronic music since the early 80s in New York City.*At a recording studio he started in 1981 with the help of Brian Eno, Martin Bisi has realized albums by Sonic Youth, Swans, Dresden Dolls, CopShoot Cop, John Zorn, Africa Bambaataa, Material/Bill Laswell, Boredoms, Herbie Hancock's "Rockit," White Zombie, Foetus, Helmet, Unsane, SerenaManeesh, US Maple, Jon Spencer's Boss Hog, and countless other indie, experimental and post-punk records.
THE RED MASQUE
The Red Masque is an original avant rock band from the Philadelphia area. Part art, part alchemy, the group's experimental songwriting style is both angular and eerie, accented by freeform space rock improvisations, intricate acoustics, dark atmospherics and chunky riffs. Unconventional and eccentric in musical form, the sophisticatedly sinister The Red Masque fuses together such disparate musical references as horror movie soundtracks, rock-in-opposition, progressive rock, experimental, heavy rock, gothic, psychedelia, space rock, and kraut rock. The Red Masque's compositions are as intense as they are unique.
Founded in 2001 by bassist/keyboardist Brandon Lord Ross and vocalist Lynnette Shelley, the Red Masque went through several lineup changes over the years but its intent and integrity has always remained the same. The band's goal was, and is, to create original music that pushes the envelope of the listener's expectations.
The Red Masque consists of Brandon Lord Ross on bass and keys, Lynnette Shelley on vocals and percussion, Jim Harris on drums, Glenn Kuchenbeiser on guitars and James Tunnicliffe on violin. They are currently signed to Beta-lactam Ring Records in Portland, Oregon.
Green Cathedral is a Philadelphia based original Art-Rock band with tangled roots branching deep into post-punk and progressive rock's musical soundscapes.
The band emerged in late 2014 and is playing a series of shows while orchestrating a special multimedia event (tba). The near future will yield recorded music with accompanying video.
Green Cathedral consists of Mark Walsh (ex New Creatures) on bass, Lynnette Shelley on vocals (currently of The Red Masque), Dean Zigoris (ex French TV, Onnomon) on guitars, John Seidel (ex Tell Tale) on keyboards and electric violin, and Matt Gambino on drums.
The Red Masque Music Now Available on Bandcamp
12.1.14: The Red Masque now has a Bandcamp page, where we are uploading new and older material, including our albums Mythalogue, Fossileyes, Stars Fall On Me, and Feathers for Flesh. We will also be uploading one off tracks there from time to time. Please visit our Bandcamp page here. We have also added new videos and audio to our multimedia page on this website.
Trick AND Treat:
October Gigs, New T-Shirts and
New PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT Music Sampler
10.01.14: Happy October everyone! It's our favorite time of the year! As a little trick or treat present, our label, Beta-lactam Ring Records, is offering a PAY WHAT YOU WANT (no minimum) digital download of a music sampler. This sampler features "The Dark Salt Sea" by THE RED MASQUE, as well as tracks by Edward Ka-Spel, Armchair Migraine Journey, Un Festin Sagital, The Sevens Collective, Orbit Service, The Legendary Pink Dots... Click here to download from bandcamp.