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.
For booking please fill out our survey. Please feel to follow up with Rent Romus after you have completed the survey. Performers of all genders, ethnic backrounds, identities, and sexual orientations are welcome. Our focus is the diversity of exploratory music in all forms.

Artist-run, volunteer, grass-roots DIY effort
Type of Music Presented
The series focuses on a wide bredth of music across genres from experimental, improvised, noise, electronic, lowercase, outrock, 21st century composition, new original and avant jazz, voice, 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, 1 mic stands, 1 mics), as well as various size 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
We do not have a Piano, projector, music stands, drums, drum rug, or an official 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 set

For booking please fill out our survey. Please feel to follow up with Rent Romus after you have completed the survey. Performers of all genders, ethnic backrounds, identities, and sexual orientations are welcome. Our focus is the diversity of exploratory music in all forms.
Questions? Rent Romus

Upcoming Events:
Wednesday, December 7 2022 8:00 PM
8:00 pm Lily Taylor
Lily Taylor is a welcomed cathartic release when experienced live. She excels at consistently angelic hymnals that drift into stunning avant pop." - Eric Martine, D Magazine. Dubbed the "TEXAN EXPERIMENTAL POP CHANTEUSE, LILY TAYLOR" by Aquarius Records SF, CA. Taylor's background in music is diverse and spans scenes in the Bay Area and across Texas. Her album The Ride was critically acclaimed and warmly received by listeners. Currently, Taylor is performing live in promotion of an upcoming album called Amphora, produced in collaboration with musician Black Taffy, hosting the radio show BandwidthTX on, and teaching private vocal studies. -vocals -keyboard -looping and effects pedals

9:00 pm Farhadian/Matheus
Thea Farhadian - violin, electronics
Silvia Matheus - electronics
Thea Farhadian is a performer/composer based in San Francisco Bay Area and Berlin. Her projects include solo violin and interactive electronics, acoustic improvisation, solo laptop, radio art, and video. Her solo pieces for violin and electronics combine a classical music background with extended technique and digital processing using the program Max/MSP.
Ms. Matheus is an internationally accomplished electronic music composer who has been composing with computers and electronics since the early 1980. She is Brazilian national with a B A. in Music. She studied composition under the direction of Hans Koellreutter in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Silvia Matheus' main focus is on interactive improvisation with computers, electronics, and instrumental ensemble. She has composed music for multi-media projects, video, film, audio installations and radio plays.
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Wednesday, December 21 2022 8:00 PM
Outsound celebrates the Winter Solstice

8:00 pm NBOKS!
Linda Hardy - flutes/synth
Rachel Freund - clarinet/voice
Rob Esperanza - vocals/drums

9:00 pm Three Trapped Tigers
The recorder duo of David Barnett and Tom Bickley
pre-modern music for post-modern ears and vice versa

This duo spans the centuries by placing 14th century music in conversation with newly composed works and improvisations. They explore the sonic possibilities of the recorder, ranging from its simple traditional sound to enthusiastic use of extended techniques, including multiphonics, microtones and timbral variations.
Three Trapped Tigers is an ensemble of recorder players whose core members are David Barnett and Tom Bickley. Their first performance was on 21 June 2003 as part of the Garden of Memory Summer Solstice Concert at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, CA. Over the last 15 years, they have performed on numerous concerts series in diverse venues. Their concerts reflect their varied musical and world interests. They strive to present the kind of concerts that they would like to go to and hope you enjoy it too!
Visit his website:

NBOKS! or nonbinaryoks!
Are classically trained musicians open to experimental sounds inspired ecosystems + creatures that inhabit them They create unique, soundscapes related to the time and space that they are created in !!! They are Deep listeners, who use the techniques of :: Deep Listening: A Composer's Sound Practice, Book by Pauline Oliveros

$10-20 sliding
(no one turned away for lack of funds)Masks welcome indoors.
Vaccination and booster shots highly recommended.
If you feel ill, please do not attend.
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