Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

                 
Luggage Store Creative Music Series
1007 Market Street
San Francisco California   
(415) 255-5971




Thursdays 8-10pm
Admission $6-15 sliding scale
All ages welcome, no one refused for lack of funds.

The LSG Creative Music Series is the longest standing experimental music series in the Bay Area and California, with weekly Thursday night shows since 1991. The venue aims to be a welcoming, inclusive space for musicians of all backgrounds and levels - from artists trying a new project in public for the first time to well-known international acts. Founded by LSG Gallery Directors Laurie Lazer and Darryl Smith, the series has been curated by several Bay Area musicians. Since 2002 it's been curated by Outsound Presents and improviser/composer Rent Romus. They present a wide cross section of sound artists from every experimental genre.

The series is an artist-run, grass-roots DIY effort that relies on professionals in the community who volunteer their time. Please join us in setting up chairs, curtain, lights, sound once a week, and contact Outsound Presents to get involved in marketing and project coordination.

The Luggage Store Gallery is a non-profit corporation funded by the City of San Francisco, grants, and your contributions. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, Noon to 5pm. For gallery information call 415-255-5971.


BOOKING
The majority of our booking occurs when an artist contacts us. Please read the policies here. Contact Rent Romus for booking and all other inquires.










Principle
Artist-run, volunteer, grass-roots DIY effort with little money and extraordinary results
Type of Music Presented
Experimental: new sonic, improvised, noise, electronic, lowercase, avant-jazz, outrock, 21st century composition, and sonic art.
Format

Weekly on Thursday Nights 8-10pm
Usually two or three acts per night

7:00pm Setup, 7:15-7:45 Sound check
8:15pm Set One (45 min)
9:15pm Set Two (45 min)

or

7:00pm Setup, 7:15-7:45 Sound check
8:10pm Set One (30min)
8:40pm Set Two (30 min)
9:25pm Set Three (30 min)

Booking Lead Time
Two to four months in advance
Terms & Policy
70% of door equally split between sets. 30% of door goes toward rental of the space. We volunteer our time and efforts to running the show. One comp admission per artist.

No Open Rehearsals: Please prepare for your concert prior to the scheduled date.

Luggage Store is an art gallery. We will not book acts that would endanger the series for future artists Destructive Performance Art is not allowed as well as Power tools, or destructive devices of any type including fire or fume generators. This is a no smoking environment (includes incense and other forms of smoking).
Facility and Equipment
We have a simple PA (mixer and 2 speakers, 2 mic stands, 2 mics), as well as tables and power strips. If you plan to use the PA, please bring the cables you would need to plug in. We can take mono 1/4" cables or XLR.
With enough notice, we may be able to secure a video projection surface. Max Capacity 75 (standing room)
We Do Not Have
Piano, projector, green room
We Cannot Provide
We cannot provide a guaranteed payment minimum, hotel accommodations, transportation, rehearsal space/time, or a dedicated sound person. (We will set up the PA and help you sound check, but if you need someone to stand in different parts of the room and set custom EQ, then it's a good idea to bring your own person.)
Location/Parking/Loading

Located on Market Street near Taylor 1 block from Powell Street BART station, and several San Francisco buses stop right outside. Parking is best on 6th, Taylor or Golden Gate. Stay out of alleys. Loading in by double parking on Market is risky - you can get ticketed. We recommended using a cart for transporting equipment so you can park, load up your cart, and trek on over to the space. Be ready for 30 stairs, there is no elevator.
Questions?, please email us

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



http://www.outsound.org

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, September 27 2018 8:00 PM
8:00 pm Slither Syndicate. Wolf Chan Andre Custodio
8:40 pm Alphastare
Exploring sounds in the digital and analog realm. Abstract/Experimental/Ambient/Noise
9:15 pm Key West:
Brian Pedersen-sax, Jay Korber-drums, Randylee Sutherland-cello

Slither Syndicate are André Custodio and Wolfgang Chan. The duo utilize electronic sound generators to create spontaneous sound compositions often associated with movie soundtracks.





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Thursday, October 4 2018 8:00 PM
NorCal Noise Fest Appreciation Night
War Hippy
Mini-Mutations
Cellista
TBA

War Hippy is a Noise duo based out of Los Angeles consisting of Cole Miller (Vortal Curb/Human Hands) and Jess Coble (The Zero Collective/Island of Misfit Toys/NovaHead vs ChickenTron)
Focusing on the moment of inspired creation amidst the rubble; following the destruction/decimation of all you have held dear

In that 20 plus years, Austin Rich aka Mini-Mutations has applied a magical-realist-meets-punk-rock philosophy toward his work, with the main thrust being that anyone and everyone is creating media –
all the time – even if they aren’t sure they are. To this end, why not share this work with the world? Isn’t the media we create for ourselves as important as the public media we consume so voraciously? Austin’s work is DIY and very personal, exactly the way he would like it.


Cellista's penchant for performing music in unconventional spaces, and her devotion to collaborating with artists across mediums has led her to create unique performances that incorporate elements of classical music, improvisation, and visual art.
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Thursday, October 11 2018 8:00 PM
Cilla Vee Life Arts "Psychic Bandwidth"
an inter-disciplinary collaborative structured improvisation project

Psychic Bandwidth – chance operations of cross-disciplinary performance modes.
Improvized collaborations of Sound with Movement, Spoken Word and other Performance Arts test the Psychic Bandwidth of artists and audience alike.
Duos, Trios, Quartets and All.
Picked randomly on the spot.
Unpredictable.
Each artist could do anything at any moment.
Do we have the Psychic Bandwidth to absorb it all?
To see everything. To hear everything.
To catch and process each interaction.
Casting our psychic net wide and reeling it all in to our consciousness.

Cilla Vee - http://cebhomepage.blogspot.com
Gino Robair - http://www.ginorobair.com/
Cheryl E Leonard - http://www.allwaysnorth.com
Amy Reed - https://amyreedartist.wordpress.com/
Rent Romus - http://www.romus.net/
Ivy Johnson - https://ivyjohnsonblog.wordpress.com/
Tongo Eisen-Martin - http://www.blackfirepress.com/
Eric Kupers - http://www.dandeliondancetheater.org/
Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble - https://www.facebook.com/CSUEBIIE/

Photo: Matt Jamie
Claire Elizabeth Barratt (aka Cilla Vee) is an inter-disciplinary artist with a performing arts background. She is the director of Cilla Vee Life Arts – an arts organization with a focus on cross-media collaboration. Her work utilizes artistic disciplines of dance, music, text, media, visual and installation art.
Claire has presented her work in venues as diverse as Jacob’s Pillow, the New York
Botanical Gardens, Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center and Art Basel Miami. She has performed and taught throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, Japan and Pakistan.
Claire received her professional training in London at The Laban Centre For Movement and Dance and at the London Studio Centre For Performing Arts. Her pre-professional training includes the Royal Academy of Dance and the Royal Schools of Music examinations. She also served an apprenticeship with the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation in New York and holds an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute with Plymouth University, UK.
On moving to the USA in 1992, Claire held the positions of Dancer for Unto These Hills drama on the Cherokee Indian Reservation and for Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater in North Carolina, as well as serving as a Co-Founder and Director for Circle Modern Dance and as Choreographer for the Knoxville Opera Company in Tennessee.
Once based in New York in 2002, Claire founded Cilla Vee Life Arts and, with the support of arts advocates such as Chashama, Bronx Council on the Arts and Arts for Art, began to develop and present her signature modes of work – including Motion Sculpture Movement Installations and The Sound Of Movement projects.

She is the creator of the Living Art pedagogy for performance art.

Claire now uses Asheville NC as her home-base.  More...

Thursday, November 15 2018 8:00 PM
8:15 pm Booker Stardum - solo drums
9:00 pm Sontag Shogun’s Braided Sound
Ian Temple - piano , Jeremy Young - tapes, oscillators, Jesse Perlstein - voice, electronics
Briana Marela - synth, voice, Booker Stardrum - drums, electronics, Danishta Rivero - hydrophonium

Sontag Shogun aka BraidedSOUND is a collaborative trio + one that makes use of analog sound treatments and nostalgic solo piano compositions in harmony to depict abstract places in our memory. They have recently joined collaborative forces with Alex Beth Schapiro, a live scentscape artist to bring olfactory narratives and abstracted engagement with physical space to music. Textures built from organic materials such as sand, slate, boiling water, brush and dried leaves, both produced live in performance and recorded to weathered 1/4" tape warm up the space between lush piano themes. All of which is abstracted coolly in the reflective digital space of treated vocals and a live-processed feed from the piano. Bringing us back, like a faded passing scent or any natural emotive trigger, but to where? The wordless journey there will inevitably be more revealing than the destination itself.

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