Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

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




Thursdays 8-10pm
Admission $8-15 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 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.
BOOKING
The majority of our booking occurs when an artist contacts us.
To book your project please use our Survey Monkey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SWG8QFL
Contact Rent Romus if you have any questions.









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. Load in and setup is at 7:00pm Setup
Set times
45 min if two sets
30 min if three sets
Booking Lead Time
seix 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.)
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 a booking request using our Survey Monkey Form. Questions? Rent Romus

http://www.outsound.org

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, December 27 2018 8:00 PM
8:15 pm gabby fluke-mogul - violin
9:00 pm Murray/Weeks
Kevin Murray - drums
Tom Weeks - alto saxophone

gabby fluke-mogul is a violinist, improviser, composer, & educator living in Oakland, CA. gabby explores the depths, infinite sounds, hues, & multitudinous voices of the acoustic violin. through improvising//composing, gfm hopes to create space for individual & collective intersectional process, intimacy, & vulnerability. they are interested in the sensual nature of sound—how desire & eroticism are embodied & translated within the political & poetic context(s) of improvisation.
gabby holds a BA from Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) in Music & Critical Studies of Childhood, Youth, and Learning where they studied with Rachel Conrad, Marty Ehrlich, Jamie MacDonald, Dan Warner, & Becky Miller and a MFA in Music Performance and Literature with Improvisation Specialization from Mills College (Oakland, CA) where they worked with Pauline Oliveros, Jennifer Wilsey, Zeena Parkins, India Cooke, Fred Frith, Roscoe Mitchell, Kala Ramnath, W.A. Mathieu, & Kara Davis. gabby will complete Pauline Oliveros's Deep Listening Certificate Program in December 2018.
gabby believes in the power of listening, improvisation, babies, children, & kindness. gfm performs with a variety of ensembles & collaborative projects in addition to facilitating community-based workshops & teaching (toddlers-adults) in public, private, & non-profit learning spaces.
https://www.flukemogul.com/about.html

Drummer Kevin Murray has been involved in the Creative Music scene since he was first introduced to the music via a workshop and performance with bassist William Parker in 2012. Since then, he has been a regular member of San Jose-based trumpeter Eddie Gale's various ensembles, and has also performed alongside Nicole Mitchell and Peter Kuhn. He is currently a member of two duo projects - with vibraphonist Michael Whalen, and Parhelion, with keyboardist and electronic artist Nathan Ho.

Tom Weeks is a composer, improviser, and saxophonist from the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. He has received a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and a Master's degree in Composition from Mills College, Oakland, CA. He has studied with Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, Pauline Oliveros, Chris Brown, W.A. Mathieu, Steve Adams, Richard Evans, Phil Wilson, and Greg Hopkins, among others. His music is influenced by various African-American musical traditions, the historical avant-garde, and the heavy metal and hardcore traditions; utilizing improvisation, extended techniques, and traditional and experimental notational practices. He has worked with musicians such as Alvin Curran, Makoto Kawabata, Ricardo Descalzo, The MolOt Ensemble, Hans Koch, Walter Thompson, Vinny Golia, William Winant, G. Calvin Weston, members of the ROVA saxophone quartet, and Henry Kaiser, among many others. His frequent collaborators include Camille Emaille, Nathan Corder, Joshua Allen, gabby fluke-mogul, and Scott Siler.
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Thursday, January 3 2019 8:00 PM
8:15 pm Omzfield
Zachary Morris - electro-acoustic loops, samples, found sounds, percussion and drums
9:00 pm McCaslin/Pino/Reed
Collette McCaslin - trumpet/soprano saxophone/percussion, Mark Pino - drums, Amy Reed - guitar/voice

Omzfield is created out of necessity to experiment with sound and free form music and also challenge my own skills and creativity as a drummer. I’ve had many years backing up bands and serving others music or being a sideman. The solo format helps me to express the music I’m hearing and also create something new by going into performance with pre-found sounds, instruments and objects but using them in new and unpredictable way. I am using natural found materials like old leaves, garage tools, glass and paper to create loops and then mangle them into ebbing compositions. This project is my current wheelhouse and where I want to be musically I look forward to sharing my experience.

Collette McCaslin is a San Francisco Bay Area based player of the Cornet, noisician,abstract artist, and writer.
In her youth she explored plunder-phonics as a means of expression “composing” tape works comprised of snippets of radio static, college radio and death metal.
As a teenager she was heavily influenced by her family to explore the realms of jazz, she played the saxophone at Cabrillo College. Her own interests diverged however, when she began working with guitar.Her first album "Machine" is a layered work of looping...
At some point in the last ten years she started working with analogue FX boxes and doing feedback based electronics. With that setup she has played in numerous situations. Including "Lords of Outland" where she interacts with other musicians, live, with a feedback based instrument. As well as headlining at NorCal Noise Fest many years in a row...
Later, she began playing the Cornet...which is currently her favorite instrument. She plays in Forward Energy, Lords of Outland, and various improvisational Orchestras...
She recently changed her public persona from "CJ Borosque" back to her Legal name "Collette McCaslin"
" ...solo guitar noise a la Lee Ranaldo, Caspar Brotzman. Fine layers of distortion, looping industrial machinery effects, hypnotic and droning mostly, like the sound of working in the bowels of a futuristic steel foundry on the planet moon Titan with robot drones standing guard, heavy artillery at their disposal."- KZSU FM radio  More...

Thursday, January 10 2019 8:00 PM
8:15 pm Usufruct
Polly Moller Springhorn - flute/voice Tim Walters - laptop/processing
9:00 pm Thruoutin/ruidobello
Brad Seippel, jorge bachmann - modular synth, pedals, computer

Thruoutin:
American born electronic producer and multi-instrumentalist, thruoutin, has been based in China since 2009.
His work varies from project to project, but often revolves around the combining of different genres with a
focus on organic and digital sounds.

[ruidobello] is the project of San Francisco based Sound Artist Jorge Bachmann. He has been involved in San Francisco's experimental music/dance scene since the early 2000. Working across a wide range of explorations, Bachmann's work is eclectic, going from subtle "Musique Concrète" Soundscapes to analog modular synth minimalism.
Since the early 1980's he has been exploring the strange, unique and microscopic sounds of everyday life. Collecting field recordings and creating immersive soundscapes. Blurring the boundaries between wilderness sound environments and man-made sounds.


Usufruct (YOO-zoo-fruckt) is the right of the people to harvest the fruits of common property. The duo Usufruct, consisting of flutist, composer, vocalist/improviser Polly Moller Springhorn and computer musician Tim Walters, deconstructs, lovingly reassembles, and improvises around found texts and musical materials in the public domain.

Polly Moller Springhorn has performed and recorded extensively with other musicians in their compositions and as an improviser, including Amanda Chaudhary, Marielle Jakobsens, Tom Djll, Scott Rosenberg, Gino Robair, and John Shiurba. She plays bass flute in Ghost in the House, and can be heard on their 2017 album, Second Sight. Polly's degrees are in flute performance (SF State University) and twentieth-century performance practice (UC Santa Cruz) with an emphasis on the history and practice of multiphonics on the flute and horn in Western art tradition. Her vocal study and practice began in choral music and continued through spoken word performance and rock, and retains features of all three. She loves Murphy Marie the Dusky Pionus parrot, genmai cha, bowls with handles, and potatoes any vegetarian way they can be prepared.

Tim Walters is a sonic and visual computer artist. Over the last couple of decades, he has bleeped and blooped with Circular Firing Squad and Slaw, researched artificial stupidity with Shalmaneser, and played electric dulcimer and bass guitar with Pledge Drive and Reconnaissance Fly. He has released four solo albums of electroacoustic music, most recently The Difficult Third Wish and Kilgrimal. He hopes someday to be a real live boy.  More...

Thursday, January 24 2019 8:00 PM
8:15 pm Michele Seippel
8:50 pm Hark Madley
9:20 pm r beny

Hark Madley is the solo project of Los Angeles based composer & producer Mark Hadley. The music is a coalescence of electronic and organic elements, drawing inspiration from nature, films and life itself. Hark Madley’s debut EP, aptly titled “EP1”, was written and produced by the artist in his studio and released in March 2017. The EP is comprised of 6 songs which weave between ambient and found sound beat-driven music, with original sounds and occasional vocals combined with collaborations with a handful of musicians who elevated the music with their talents on harp, saxophone, clarinet, flute, and drums. It has been received well, drawing comparisons to the likes of Tycho, Jon Hopkins, and Bonobo. The follow up to EP1 will be a full album, currently being written and will be ready for release in early-mid 2019.


r beny is the electronic ambient project of California-based artist Austin Cairns. Through the use of modular synthesizers, samplers, and tape loops, Cairns weaves a sonic bouquet of textures and melodies that recall forest drives, coastal cliffs, and lost loves.


Michele Seippel is a current graduate music student studying Electronic Music and Recording Media at Mills College in Oakland, CA. She earned her BFA in Kinetic Imaging and Minor in Painting Printmaking and New Genres from Virginia Commonwealth University where she studied animation, sound and video performance.
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Thursday, January 31 2019 8:00 PM
8:00pm RiRaeRo
Ric Louchard, piano; Rachel Condry, clarinet and bass clarinet; Ron Heglin, voice, tuba and trombone
9:00 pm David Molina's Transient

RiRaeRo combines stories with improvised music. The stories tend to be very personal and the music has varying degrees of formal structure, and is also very personal. Maybe something like a soft conversation late at night in the dark.


Transient is David R Molina’s electro-acoustic, ambient, noise, sound art, free improvisation project. It can be solo or collaborative. For this concert he will be possibly be playing: pedal effects, Ableton Live, voice, guitar, invented instruments, and maybe Cello.
David R Molina is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, sound artist/designer, music producer, recording engineer, and instrument inventor. He has created music and sound for all the performing arts disciplines, film, radio, and multimedia installations and productions for the past 22 years. Theater has allowed him to collaborate with companies nationally and internationally. The majority of his work addresses social justice issues: ranging from racial profiling, police brutality, immigrant rights, border crossing, the U.S. prison complex, the environment, and imperialism.
Awards include LA Ovation Sound Design for Lydia at Mark Taper Forum (2009), Creative Capital Grant (2009) and Wattis Fund (2011) with Secos Y Mojados, and InterMusic SF’s MGP (2016). Frequent collaborators include Cause Collective, Hank Willis Thomas, Violeta Luna, Rhodessa Jones, Roberto G. Varea, NAKA Dance Theater, Naomi Rincon Gallardo, and Juliette Carrillo.
In 2010 he began inventing instruments from salvaged and discarded materials. These instruments and various multimedia collaborations were featured at SFMOMA, The Broad (LA), Oakland Museum of California, Mcloughlin Gallery, Asterisk Gallery, and SOMArts.
Molina has performed many styles of music throughout North and South America, and Europe. He was former guitarist for The Pyramids, and played many instruments in Ackamoor/Molina Duet. Other band collaborators include: TAU (Berlin), Emanative (UK), El Paso (Peru).
Molina’s own bands and projects include: Impuritan, Ghosts and Strings, and Transient.  More...

Thursday, February 7 2019 8:00 PM
8:15 pm Atchley/Heglin duo
Kattt Atchley, Ron Heglin - voice
9:00 pm K. Atchley - solo electronics
9:30 pm K. Atchley, Kattt Atchley and Ron Heglin trio

Over the last 20 years, the music improvisation duo of Kattt Atchley and Ron Heglin have gradually developed a vocal sound that integrates language and vocal sung traditions. With a focus on experimentation, they have shaped a signature sound from imagined landscapes, melodies, multiple tunings, and amplification. Kattt and Ron plan to release their first duo recording (recorded and mixed by Phillip Perkins) sometime early 2019.Kattt Atchley is an experimental musical vocalist, composer, and improvisor who creates a blended sound using her voice, pitches (multiple tunings), amplification, and imagination. Since the mid 90’s, she has performed solo and with others at various venues, from theaters to radio stations to galleries to museums to back yards. She has longtime collaborations with Ron Heglin and, with her husband, K. Atchley. Kattt studies voice and Hindustani classical music theory and is a member of the Vasundhara Choir directed by her teacher, Rita Sahai.

Ron Heglin is a Vocalist and Trombonist exploring the broad sound palette of the human voice as expressed in many languages and musical traditions. This has led to the evolution of an imaginal or fictional language which is presented spoken and/or sung in performance either solo or in ensemble. Mr. Heglin has been a student of North Indian Vocal Music and credits this study with providing a musical grounding to his present work. As a Trombonist and as a Vocalist he has a long history of performance both locally and internationally as a part of the improvisation and new music community.

Kenneth Atchley is an artist of abstract electronic sound: noise and tone poems, drones, generative ambient works. He lives in the East Bay. Atchley's performances and works have been featured in international venues including STEIM (Amsterdam), Skolska28 (Prague), N.K. (Berlin), The Kitchen (NYC), T-U-B-E (Munich), CEAIT/Red Cat (Los Angeles), Gallery of Fine Arts (Ostrava), Bang On A Can (NYC), The Loft (Cologne), Stork Club (Oakland), Gray Area (SF). Atchley's sound works have been released online including: "Vexing Shadows" (CDBaby, Spotify, Amazon), a variety of works on soundcloud, and CD: "Fountains" (Auscultare Research), and the duet with John Bischoff "Sealed Cantus" (Bischoff's 23Five CD "Aperture").
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