Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

                 
The Lab
2948 16th St
San Francisco CA   


The Lab is a catalyst for artistic experimentation. Our projects ignite critical dialogue amongst individuals, organizations, and communities. We support diverse and underserved artists, providing them with essential resources, time, and space to develop work that takes risks and pushes the boundaries of the non-profit platform. As a site of constant innovation and iteration, our programming exposes the elements of art making and transforms the creative process here and abroad.

We are W.A.G.E. Certified. W.A.G.E. Certification is a program initiated and operated by working artists that publicly recognizes non-profit arts organizations demonstrating a commitment to voluntarily paying artist fees that meet a minimum standard.

The Lab does not accept unsolicited submissions.
http://www.thelab.org

Upcoming Events:
Friday, June 1 2018 8:30 PM
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: Friday 6/1 and Saturday 6/2

8:00pm Doors / 8:30pm Performance
$20 Guests / $12 for Members

FRIDAY general admission tickets

SATURDAY general admission tickets

We bring The Lab’s artists-in-residence Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids for two-nights to perform their powerful intergalactic jazz funk, afro-beat grooves, and hypnotic licks. Their new album "An Angel Fell" is a concept album for the 21st Century with each track building on the other and unified by a common narrative.

“This followup is nothing less than extraordinary...pure astral tripping.” – MOJO

The Pyramids was founded in 1972. Alto saxophonist Ackamoor had originally left his hometown of Chicago to study music at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, where his teachers numbered legendary pianist Cecil Taylor. Via the Antioch Abroad Program, Ackamoor landed a year’s study overseas in 1972, which allowed him, and two Antioch students, to travel to Europe and Africa where he co – founded The Pyramids.

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids feature the bandleader on alto/tenor saxophones, percussions, keyboard, and vocals, Sandy Poindexter violins and vocals, Skyler Stover acoustic and electric bass, vocals, and percussions, Silvestre Martinez drums, and percussions, David Molina guitar, percussions and vocals, and Bradie Speller congas and percussions.  More...

Saturday, June 2 2018 8:30 PM
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids: Friday 6/1 and Saturday 6/2

8:00pm Doors / 8:30pm Performance
$20 Guests / $12 for Members

FRIDAY general admission tickets

SATURDAY general admission tickets

We bring The Lab’s artists-in-residence Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids for two-nights to perform their powerful intergalactic jazz funk, afro-beat grooves, and hypnotic licks. Their new album "An Angel Fell" is a concept album for the 21st Century with each track building on the other and unified by a common narrative.

“This followup is nothing less than extraordinary...pure astral tripping.” – MOJO

The Pyramids was founded in 1972. Alto saxophonist Ackamoor had originally left his hometown of Chicago to study music at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, where his teachers numbered legendary pianist Cecil Taylor. Via the Antioch Abroad Program, Ackamoor landed a year’s study overseas in 1972, which allowed him, and two Antioch students, to travel to Europe and Africa where he co – founded The Pyramids.

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids feature the bandleader on alto/tenor saxophones, percussions, keyboard, and vocals, Sandy Poindexter violins and vocals, Skyler Stover acoustic and electric bass, vocals, and percussions, Silvestre Martinez drums, and percussions, David Molina guitar, percussions and vocals, and Bradie Speller congas and percussions.  More...

Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:00 PM
Lonnie Holley / Sun Foot
$15 Guests / Free for members

Lonnie Holley’s art and music invite audiences to engage with his personal philosophy: “My thing as an artist, I am not doing anything but still ringing that Liberty Bell, ding, ding, ding, on the shorelines of independence. Isn’t that beautiful? Can you hear the bell I’m ringing? And will you come running?” lonnieholley.com

Sun Foot is Ron Burns (Smog, Hot Spit Dancers, Swell), Chris Johanson (visual artist, The Deep Throats, Tina Age 13), and Brian Mumford (Dragging an Ox through Water, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Deep Fried Boogie Band, Jewelry Rash). j.mp/sunfootrbc  More...