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
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 15 2016 8:00 PM
8:00 pm Mary Clare Brzytwa Trio
with Hamir Atwal, Kevin Robinson
9:00 pm Evil Genius
Max Kutner - Guitar, Stefan Kac - Tuba, Mike Lockwood - Drums


"Evil Genius is comprised of three virtuosic beasts on instruments that you would never suspect would form a happy marriage. As you explore their debut recording you quickly discover that guitar, tuba, and drums can move far afield from oompah music. This band can do it all …. whether its in your face rock, free wheeling open improvisation, 20th century classical music, or jazz ….. they can pull it off and upend all of your expectations." - Larry Koonse, Guitarist and CalArts Jazz Faculty
"Sure, it would be possible for three sharp-minded musicians to make complex music of an academic, beard-stroking nature, but Evil Genius take things further with their sheer melodic invention."- John Cavanagh, Radio DJ for Radio Six International, BBC Scotland
"Even with just these three instruments, this trio sounds fully formed, tight, intense and explosive at times. There is a manic, infectious energy here that reminds me of the Minutemen on occasion."- Bruce Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery (New York, NY)  More...

Thursday, December 22 2016 8:00 PM
8pm Jack Hertz
9pm Cosmists
CJ Borosque, Andrew Joron, Mark Pino, Thomas Harrison

Cosmists formed in late 2011 as a duo between Andrew Joron on theremin and Mark Pino on percussion. They played shows and made recordings with that configuration until 2014, at which point CJ McCaslin joined the group, adding trumpet and percussion. It was this iteration of Cosmists that produced a CD, “Ontological Printing”, along with continuing to play live at SF Bay Area venues. Cosmists have now been joined by Thomas Harrison Jr. on bass and electronics.
Music samples can be heard at:
Cosmists.bandcamp.com  More...

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