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, April 26 2018 8:00 PM
8:00pm [ruidobello]
Jorge Bachmann - electronic sound art
9:00pm Doug Lynner - Mystery Serge

Multi-disciplinary, mixed-media and sound artist. Since the early eighties, Jorge Bachmann has been exploring the strange, unique and microcosmic sounds of everyday life, collecting field recordings. The sound atmospheres created are meant for deep listening and are composed in symbiosis with the sculptural installations. He creates equally sensual and detailed oriented photo-based work. His art explores social and sensual constructs and experiences.


Doug Lynner performs, composes and records using vintage and contemporary analog modular synthesizers, digital and virtual synthesizers and traditional instruments. Of special note is Doug’s Mystery Serge, an amazingly versatile analog modular synthesizer designed by West Coast synthesizer pioneer, Serge Tcherepnin.
Created in 1975, the Mystery Serge has been painstakingly conserved and upgraded and stands more than well in comparison to contemporary analog modular synthesizers. Its unique design gave rise to “patch programmability,” the ability to reconfigure a single module for many different uses by patching it differently. Doug Lynner’s music is based upon the notion of “sound for sound’s sake.” He explores the intrinsic value of sound through mixtures of ambient, avant garde, rhythmic and soundscape genres.
In addition to his avant garde, experimental composition and music journalism, Doug is a pioneer in live rock performance with synthesizers and a founding member of the synth pop recording acts LEM, Mobius and Invisible Zoo.
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Thursday, May 10 2018 8:00 PM
8:00pm NB!OKS!
Linda Michelle Hardy and Rachel Freund - flutes/clarinet
9:00pm Tracy Hui - banjo/voice
growling outlaw poetics


An avid improviser at heart, plectrum banjoist Tracy Hui is working to cull the full diversity of sounds that he can conjure from his chosen instrument. Timbres that recall bouzouki, sitar, san xian, old time flailing, 3 finger style, irish tenor, jazz age plectrum, guitar, mandolin and percussion flow in cascades creating an intricately rhythmic and lyrically expressive banjo style. He does all this while playing percussion with his feet and singing/growling out his outlaw poetics.

Rachel Freund is a classically trained clarinetist and improvisor originally from the Bay area now in Sacramento.
Linda Michelle Hardy is a flute player both classic and indigenous flutes. Linda's love of the environment and endangered species informs the creation of our Site Specific Sound Creations!

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Thursday, May 17 2018 8:00 PM
8:00pm Max Johnson with Phillip Greenlief & Tim Perkis
9:00pm Dennydennybreakfast - album release show for "unlit overpass"
Core Personnel:
Jordan Glenn - drums, Mark Clifford-Pascucci - vibes , Crystal Clifford-Pascucci - cello
David Young - keyboards, Max Judelson - bass, Bob Woods-LaDue - drums
Special Guest:
Rent Romus - alto saxophone


DennyDennyBreakfast is the name of the music project of Bob Woods-LaDue. No 2 dennydennybreakfast shows are the same, with different members, and new arrangements. In this iteration of DDB, Bob and his friends celebrate the recent improv recording "unlit overpass" that was recorded in Dec 2017 and released in Jan 2018. They will navigate through scores that offer different ways to approach free improvisation. Sometimes trying to recapture some of the magic from the album, as well as exploring new territories and expanding their vocabulary.

Max Johnson is a bassist, composer and bandleader based in New York City. Known for his big sound, eclectic style and prolific output, Johnson has made a name in both the jazz and improvised music world, playing with legendary luminaries Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Muhal Richard Abrams, among others, in addition to becoming a first call bluegrass bassist, playing with legends Sam Bush, David Grisman, & the Traveling McCourys, as well as being a composer of chamber music that's been performed by Mivos Quartet, and members of Bang on a Can, janus Trio and Ensemble Signal. With 9 albums, and over fifteen hundred concerts under his belt, Johnson has proven to be an unparalleled force on the bass, and a unique, exhilarating voice as a composer.

Since his emergence on the west coast in the late 1970s, Evander Music founder and saxophonist Phillip Greenlief has achieved international critical acclaim for his recordings and performances with musicians and composers in the post-jazz continuum as well as new music innovators and virtuosic improvisers. He has performed and recorded with Fred Frith, Meredith Monk, Nels Cline, and They Might Be Giants.

Tim Perkis has been working in the medium of live electronic and computer sound for many years, performing, exhibiting and recording extensively throughout North America and Europe. His work has largely been concerned with exploring the emergence of life-like properties in complex systems of interaction. A founder of the computer music band The Hub, he is also a well known performer in the San Francisco Bay Area's active improvised music scene, and a designer of multimedia systems for corporate clients. Recordings of his music are available on the Artifact, Lucky Garage, Meniscus and Limited Sedition labels.  More...

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