Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

                 
Luggage Store Creative Music Series
1007 Market Street
San Francisco California   



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, 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 local improvisers/sound artists Rent Romus and Matt Davignon. 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 volunteers. 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, December 21 2017 8:00 PM
8:00 pm Plutonian Burritto
Charles Pagano - percussion, Scott Bazar - guitar, electric pitchfork, electronics
9:00 pm bran(...)pos

bran(...)pos is the ongoing audio-visual-performance-noise-musique-brain-bend of Jake Rodriguez from San Francisco, CA. Rodriguez has been performing and recording under this moniker since 1996 with releases on C.I.P., Resipiscent, Ratskin Records, Animal Disguise, and Chitah! Chitah! Soundcrack.


PLUTONIAN BURITTO- Free improvisational duo with Charles Pagano (percussion, comedy) and Scott Bazar (guitar, electric pitchfork, electronics) performing to the animated film Neptuna SlamDance created by Scott Bazar.
Charles has a background in free playing thanks to Creative Music Studio and theWoodstock, NY scene. He is a mostly self-taught drummer & composer. Interned at Creative Music Studio NY with Dave Holland, Leo Smith, Oliver Lake, Anthony Braxton, Ed Blackwell, Karl Berger, Bob Moses, Don Cherry.
Scott Bazar is an instrumentalist/composer/improvisor/animator. Active since 1989 playing in various groups and improvisational settings.Creator of video conducted improvisational workshop arcade Pico Dorado.
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Thursday, January 11 2018 8:00 PM
8:15pm: Snickers (Howard Ryan - viola/electronics)
8:45pm: Gabby Yi Wen - Electronics (30 minute set)
9:30pm: Silo Homes (Matt Carney - guitar/voice/electronics)

SNICKERS was conceived in 2014 by Sam Sharp and Howard Ryan as a remote collaboration between Minneapolis and San Francisco; Sam sending guitar phrases that Howard would slow down, process and look for a place where a song could exist. Their cassette and seven-inch series, On The HiFi, all received great responses from Byron Coley in The Wire UK. Richard Youngs calls them, “The sonic equivalent of expired film in my Holga”, and Siltbreeze Records is soon releasing an LP compiling all three volumes.
Live performances explore radio transmissions, viola and vocal live looping and a host of collaborators, all striving to find new ways of telling Siôbhan’s harrowing story.

Gabby Yi Wen (b. 1995) is an emerging multi-instrumental improviser and multimedia artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been working with guqin (Chinese 7-string zither), synthesizer, computer, homemade electronics, and field recordings to create sounds. Originally from Shenzhen, China, she moved to the Bay Area at in 2010 and studied abroad in France during college, her artistic visions are shaped by a wide range of cultural perspectives. The Fluxus movement has been her greatest inspiration. Her musical influences include musique concrète, free jazz, ancient Chinese music, Buddhist chants, Beijing and Cantonese Opera. She studied at Mills College under instructions of James Fei, Maggi Payne, Chris Brown and John Bischoff. Inspired by her spiritual guidance in Tibetan Buddhism, her works are usually created in a meditative state and are improvisation-based. She explores the intuitive connection with her instruments during performances, as well as the ways of sound manipulation using extended techniques, code and hardware. Wen also creates art using other mediums such as movement, installation, video, calligraphy and painting in exploration of transcending different emotional states of existence. https://www.gabriellawen.com/

Silo Homes (Matt Carney) plays agoraphobic drone country.
https://silohomes.bandcamp.com/  More...

Thursday, February 22 2018 8:00 PM
8:00pm TBA
9:00pm Jack Wright with Evan Lipson  More...

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