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.

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.

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.

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)


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
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.

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

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, January 19 2017 8:00 PM
8pm: Kim Nucci (electronics)
9pm: Kevin CK Lo (electronics)

Kim Nucci is an Oakland-based multimedia artist/composer and improviser. She plays woodwinds and various homemade circuit and acoustic instruments. She likes making big things and very tiny things. Kim claims to be the Pope of facebook and worships dollar slice pizza as the one true god, while living in the god(pizza)less land of California.

Kevin CK Lo is a composer, choreographer, writer and artist living between Oakland and Melbourne, Australia. In his compositions for live performance and installation, he utilizes instruments, digital sound processing and generative programming environments to examine spatial and auditory sensitivities, topological structure and audience kinesthetic response while seeking to corrupt conventional compositional/performative/installative rationale.  More...

Thursday, January 26 2017 8:00 PM
8pm Key West
Brian Pedersen-saxes, Sung Kim-ozukuri, Randylee Sutherland-drums
9pm Swimming in Bengal
Jed Brewer - gourd guitar, Rusi Gustafson - percussion
Tony Passarell - sax, flute, stand-up bass, harmonium, percussion

Esteemed Sacramento button-men Swimming In Bengal present improvised, Eastern-inspired, hypnotic music. Peer through/inhale the Apricot Haze and enter the esoteric Garden of Idle Hands - hear the denizens invoke powerful drones blending seamlessly into unforgettable gourd guitar licks.  More...

Thursday, February 2 2017 8:00 PM
8pm: Amanda Chaudhary (electronics)
9pm: Agnes Szelag and Danista Rivero  More...

Thursday, February 9 2017 8:00 PM
8-10pm Spontaneous Sound Shift - curated by Josh Martin
Monte Cimino (When Prophecy Fails/Concrete Walls/Getting Worse/Burial Tree)
Joshua Marshall (Life's Blood Ensemble, Soloist, multiple ensembles)
Andre Custoidio (Nihl Communication/Say Bok Gwai/Thunderegg/MANY more)
TIm Sullivan (VOCO)
Alex Yeung (VOCO/Conquest For Death/Say Bok Gwai)
Josh Martin (VOCO)
Chris Sneeringer  More...

Thursday, February 16 2017 8:00 PM
8pm: Golnaz Shariatzadeh
9pm: Victor X. Haskins - solo electo-acoustic performance

Victor Haskins is a visionary, world-class trumpet and electronic wind instrument (EWI) player, improviser, composer/arranger, bandleader, and educator. As an artist, Victor seeks to be an advocate for, and a practitioner of, passionate and creative thought, activity, and existence, especially through (but certainly not limited to) situations involving or based upon the art of improvisation in its many forms.
Victor brings a one-of-a-kind, unique spirit and perspective to all that he does in life. This worldly approach to life is a result of growing up in a variety of diverse settings, and traveling extensively. Through music, Victor is able to synthesize his thoughts and experiences into audible emotions and sonic stories to connect with audiences. His compositions and improvisations never cease to elude the expectations of the listener, thus providing a constant stream of interest and excitement--all possible because of a foundation of meticulous, originally-conceived logic, and an open mind. The only predictable aspect of Victor's music is the clear message forged into the hearts and minds of listeners.  More...

Thursday, February 23 2017 8:00 PM
8:00 Jason’s Instructions
Ben Zucker - trumpet; Ben Westfall - guitar; Leo Tracey - bass; Joe Orimo - drums
9:00 Ritwik Banerji  More...

Thursday, March 16 2017 8:00 AM
8pm: Skull Krusher
Philip Everett - electronics/acoustics
9pm: PureFinder
Mark Pino - percussion, Andrew J Palmer - electronics

The Pure Finder began in Spring of 2015 when Andrew Palmer and Mark Pino were introduced to each other by their mutual friend Fernando Carpenter. Fusing Andrew’s Sound Art background with Mark’s interest in non-linear percussion and the noisier aspects of music, they seek to symbiotically fuse electronics and percussion into an organic whole.  More...

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