Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

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

1st and 3rd Wednesdays 8-10pm
Admission $10-20 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.
The majority of our booking occurs when an artist contacts us.
Contact Rent Romus if you have any questions.

Artist-run, volunteer, grass-roots DIY effort
Type of Music Presented
Experimental: new sonic, improvised, noise, electronic, lowercase, avant-jazz, outrock, 21st century composition, and sonic art.
Bi-monthly 1st and 3rd Wednesday nights 8-10pm
Usually two or three acts per night. Load in and setup is at 7:00pm Setup
Set times
45 min if two sets
30 min if three sets
Booking Lead Time
six to eight weeks in advance
Terms & Policy
70% of door proceeds is equitably split between sets. 30% of door proceeds go to the Luggage Store Gallery for use of the space. We volunteer our time and efforts to running the show. One comp admission per artist is recommended.

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 including the use of power tools, fire or fume generators. This is a no smoking environment including incense or scented candles.
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.)

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.
Questions? Rent Romus

Upcoming Events:
Wednesday, July 6 2022 8:00 PM
8:00 pm Skullkrusher
Philip Everett - electronics/xlarinet
"...the Lang Lang of live electronic music." - Stephen Smoliar
Dark explosive improvised soundscapes and noise loop sculptures with analog and digitally processed electro-acoustic 36 string lap harp, xlarinet

9:00 pm Allen/Duff/Benedict
Josh Allen - tenor saxophone
Tim Duff - double bass
Lorin Benedict - voice
Joshua Allen has created his own personal language on the tenor saxophone, with an emphasis on polytonal and asymmetrical phrasing, as well as extending the range and sonic ability of the instrument. He does this with constant emphasis and study of the overtone series, and the generation of multiphonics from the application of this process.

Masks welcome indoors.
Vaccination and booster shots highly recommended.
If you feel ill, please do not attend.
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Wednesday, July 20 2022 8:00 PM
8:00 pm Transient
David R. Molina - Guitar and electronics
with Kevin Woodruff - drums
Transient is a solo and collaborative project in which Molina explores electro-acoustic, ambient, noise, industrial, free improvisation, and experimental music. He sometimes plays traditional acoustic instruments, or invented and found object instruments, and filters them through electronics, effects pedals, loops them and then alters the samples in real time. The results can be meditative soundscapes which are either light, beautiful and haunting, or dark and disturbing. Other times it can be beat driven layers of noise, or a wall of shoegaze noise guitar.

9:00 pm Guinea Pig
Tony Passarell - saxophones
Rent Romus - saxophones
Robert Kuhlman - electric bass
Eli Knowles - drums
Guinea Pig is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Tony Passarell. In 1995 the group was specifically formed for performance presented at the former Dark Circle Lounge Series which had been curated by percussionist Gino Robair.
"Light and airy rhythms are counterbalanced by jarring sounds and tones. This helps to create a feeling a conflict, but instead of being an aggressive affair, its more of siblings blowing off steam for a few minutes before resuming their usual friendly behaviour. What is remarkable is how fluid everything is. It sounds like a well-oiled machine, with players that are used to playing with each other regularly." - Vital Weekly"

$10-20 sliding
(no one turned away for lack of funds)Masks welcome indoors.
Vaccination and booster shots highly recommended.
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