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 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.
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.)

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, 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.

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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