116 9th St @ MissionSan Francisco CA
The Static Illusion Methodical Madness Music Series
is a musician run bi-monthly music performance series bringing highly professional and truly adventurous music that would not normally be heard or supported by mainstream presenters. Since 2001 the SIMM Series has been curated by Outsound Presents and local improvisers/composers/sound artists Rent Romus and Bill Noertker. They present a cross section of sound artists and musicians from the experimental improvisation and composition genres.
Alternate Sundays 7:30-10pm
Admission $10-15 sliding scale (unless otherwise stated)
All ages welcome.
The series is an artist-run, grass-roots DIY effort that relies on volunteers.
Please contact Outsound Presents
to get involved in marketing and project support.Outsound Presents
is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer collective of explorative sound artists who support the SF Bay Area new and experimental music scene.BOOKING
Please read the policies here. Contact Rent Romus
for booking and all other inquires.
|Artist-run, volunteer, grass-roots DIY effort|
Type of Music Presented
|Experimental: new sonic, improvised, noise, electronic, lowercase, avant and improv jazz (most styles), outrock, 21st century composition, and sonic art. See artist list below.|
Bi-monthly on Sunday Nights 7:30-10pm
Two acts per night
6:00pm Load-in Setup 7:00pm Door opens
Performances although scheduled for 7:30 may start around 7:45 depending on audience participation.
|Booking Lead Time ||Two to three months in advance|
Terms & Policy
|$40 or 20% from door which ever is larger. 80% paid to performing artists.|
One comp admission per artist.
No Open Rehearsals. Please be prepared prior to your concert.
No Power tools, or destructive devices of any type allowed. No fire or fume generating devices unless under a controlled environment and is 100% non-toxic. No smoking of any kind allowed in the space.
Facility and Equipment
|Sound studio, three tables, seats approx 35.|
Piano, drum kit with stands(no cymbals), music stands
Tiny storefront on 9th Street near Market
about 2 blocks from Civic Center Street BART station.
Parking on Sundays is free and normally available along the street. 9th Street is a one way street in the northerly direction.
Do Not Have
|Projector, microphones, instrument cables, power strips, sound system |
Do Not Provide
|No guaranteed payment, guest passes, hotel accomodations, transportation, or a sound person.|
(rehearsals should be facilitated by the groups on their own time)
To Book a Gig
|Check calendar for date availability.|
Submit performance description with proposed dates, brief artist bios, website information and links to audio/video to Rent Romus
Over the course of its Thursday night concerts, the series has presented hundreds of artists drawn from a vanguard roster, among them Biggi Vinkeloe, Cash Killion, Henry Kaiser, Fred Frith, Gino Robair, Wolfgang Fuchs, Karen Stackpole, Gianni Gebbia, Oluyemi Thomas, Eddie Gale, Jim Ryan, Dina Emerson, Jack Wright, Rent Romus, CJ Borosque, Danielle DeGruttola, Bob Marsh, Shoko Hikage, Xome, Randy Yau, Stimbox, and countless others both local and international.Audience Feedback
"This series in the Musicians Union Hall, 116 9th St @ Mission, SF, reminds me of cozy parties among friends at my favorite yakitori joint, nestled under the Shimbashi Bridge in Tokyo in the night rain… from the outside a few hints of warm light and laughter, on the inside a serious good time. The difference is that, unlike the yakitori joint, the SIMM Series is a spaceship that travels to other musical dimensions.
An acoustic-centered sister of the Luggage Store Series, SIMM has brought the best cutting-edge acoustic jazz and avant-garde musicians in and out of the Bay Area to SF audiences and delivered one musical adventure after another. It's my honor to return to this series."
-Joe Lasqo, pianisthttp://www.outsound.org