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.
The majority of our booking occurs when an artist contacts us.
To book your project please use our Survey Monkey
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.
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
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.
Submit a booking request using our Survey Monkey Form. Questions? Rent Romus

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, February 27 2020 8:00 PM
8:15 pm Atchley/Heglin duo CD release performance
Kattt Atchley, Ron Heglin - voice
9:00 pm Kenneth Atchley - solo electronics
9:30 pm Kenneth Atchley, Kattt Atchley and Ron Heglin trio
$8-15 sliding

This evening’s event is a celebration of Kattt Atchley and Ron Heglin’s debut CD “DUO”. The disc, recorded, edited and mixed by Philip Perkins, was released in November 2019.

Over the last 20 years, Kattt and Ron have developed their signature sound of vocal improvisation. They have created a sound which focuses on experimentation and the creation of imagined places through the use of invented language, melodies, multiple tunings, drones, and amplification.

Kattt Atchley is an experimental vocalist, composer/improviser, and visual artist. She creates sound with voice, often combined with amplification, feedback, pure electronic waves to create a unified sound. She enjoys playing solo or with others in acoustic and electro-acoustic environments. She is a member of the Vasundhara Choir, Hindustani vocal music, under the direction of her teacher, vocalist/composer, Rita Sahai. Kattt is a longstanding member of the Bay Area new music community and is inspired by its lineage. She has performed at various venues in the Bay Area and beyond.

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 joins Kattt and Ron in celebration of their CD. He will present solo works for digital and modular electronics, duet with Kattt, and trio with Kattt and Ron.

Kenneth Atchley works in the medium of abstract electronic sound to create tone poems, drones, generative ambient works. He resides in the East Bay. His performances and works have been featured in US and 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), SFTAPE 2020 (SF). Online releases of his sound-works include: "Vexing Shadows" (CDBaby, Spotify, Amazon), a variety of works on Soundcloud. CD releases include: "Fountains" (Auscultare Research), duet with John Bischoff "Sealed Cantus" (Bischoff's 23Five CD "Aperture”), and various compilations.  More...

Thursday, March 12 2020 8:00 PM
8:15 pm Jordan Perry - solo guitar
9:00 pm Jordan Glenn - solo percussion/drums

Jordan Perry is a guitarist, composer, and educator currently living in Charlottesville, Virginia. His work, mostly centered around solo guitar, attempts to reconcile numerous influences and positionings, navigating the cloudy spaces between formal processes and an intuitive vernacular. While embracing the limitations of guitar, his work is a process of re-membering -- instrumental tropes laid out, decontextualized in a nondescript rubble pile.

Of his 2016 self-titled LP, poet and music writer Byron Coley writes “​Although there are some basic volk sonorities in his playing, Mr. Perry’s brunt combines these with more avant garde note selections and compositional gambits, as well as a string attack with classical qualities. While there’s a gentleness to the melodies at which he eventually arrives, Perry’s journey across prickly patches of tones clusters has a circular logic too that defies pop logic.”

Jordan's early years involved drawing cartoons and taking dance classes from his aunt. At the age of 12 music and movies took over and he studied classical percussion, jazz and made short movies with his friends during high school. During college he played a lot of dinner-jazz gigs and recorded/toured in various rock bands.
In 2006 he relocated to the Bay Area and since then have been lucky enough to cross paths with Fred Frith, William Winant, Zeena Parkins, Roscoe Mitchell, Anantha Krishnan, Ben Goldberg, John Schott, Cory Wright, Aram Shelton, Steini Gunnarsson, Dominique Leone, Darren Johnston, Graham Connah, and the bands Jack O’ the Clock, Host Family, Efft, 20 Minute Loop, The Monolith, Beep!, tUnE-yArDs, Science Fiction, Evon, Arts & Sciences, and the Oakland Active Orchestra.

Thursday, March 19 2020 8:00 PM
8:15 pm foreignfire
9:00 pm M-KAT Ensemble CD release of Eight Durations
Kersti Abrams - saxes and flutes, Thomas Harrison Jr. - bass guitar
Andrew Joron - theremin, Mark Pino - drums

The San Francisco based performance group foreignfire creates aesthetically powerful events in the overlapping area of performance art and Jewish ritual.
Their latest album "unsolicited" squeezes out gastric confessions from the nowtime of Jewish American experience.

unsolicited excerpt from foreignfire on Vimeo.

Eight Durations is the second album released by M-KAT Ensemble, a San Francisco Bay Area improvising quartet. The group takes its inspiration from Sun Ra, world music, dark-ambient drone, and avant-rock. This band builds its real-time compositions into structures that resemble the termite towers of Namibia or chemical clocks on the far side of the Moon.

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