Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

                 

Luggage Store Creative Music Series

1007 Market Street
San Francisco California   



Thursdays 8-10pm
Admission $6-15 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, 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 local improvisers/sound artists Rent Romus and Matt Davignon. 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 volunteers. 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. Please read the policies here. Contact Rent Romus for booking and all other inquires.










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

7:00pm Setup, 7:15-7:45 Sound check
8:15pm Set One (45 min)
9:15pm Set Two (45 min)

or

7:00pm Setup, 7:15-7:45 Sound check
8:10pm Set One (30min)
8:40pm Set Two (30 min)
9:25pm Set Three (30 min)

Booking Lead Time
Two to four months in advance
Terms & Policy
70% of door equally split between sets. 30% of door goes toward rental of the space. We volunteer our time and efforts to running the show. One comp admission per artist.

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 as well as Power tools, or destructive devices of any type including fire or fume generators. This is a no smoking environment (includes incense and other forms of smoking).
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
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 performance description with proposed dates, brief artist bios, website information and links to audio/video to Rent Romus



http://www.outsound.org

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, August 24 2017 8:00 PM
8:00 pm Fistortion
Brian Pedersen-sax, Jay Korber-drums, Greg Gorlen-electronics
8:40 pm New Olduvai Trio (Philadelphia powerhouse freejazz)
Elliott Levin- words/reeds, Tom Rollison- guitar, Mogauwane Mahlole- percussion
9:20 pm Blood Oath - (a noise-metal saxophone-drum duo from Los Angeles)

If one was to believe descriptive snippets, the thing to do when Elliott Levin approaches is find a place to hide. In a worst case scenario, try to climb a tree -- at least, that is the advice hikers would receive about the oncoming approach of something "ferocious...frenzied...bearlike." However, the comparison with bears is based on the size and appearance of the Philadelphia performer, while the other adjectives are filling one of their more esoteric purposes in the English language, attempting to describe just what it is free jazz performers do when they blow into their horns. Whatever it is, Levin does a lot of it, on tenor saxophone and flute.
Elliott Levin grew up in Philly, but studied music and creative writing on the west coast at the University of Oregon. He took private lessons with a former Philadelphia Orchestra saxophonist, Michael Guera, and embarked on further research with the great jazz pianist, Cecil Taylor, in whose groups Levin has also performed. Claire Polin is Levin's primary instructor on flute. The weekend grocery list of Levin credits includes playing with Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes for a decade as the saxophonist in the Sound of Philadelphia band, as well as with Odean Popes' Saxophone Choir, Tyrone Hill, Don Preston, Scram!, New Ghost, Atzilut (Fourth World), Talking Free Bebop, and various collaborations with bassist Jamaladeen Tacuma.

Combining dark ambient, harsh noise, doom and death metal with free improvisation, Bloood Oath brings together different extreme sound approaches and techniques. In live shows they have been described as an extreme physical entity.
Ulrich Krieger is a saxophone player in the worlds of rock, noise, contemporary composition, and free improvised music, as well as a composer of chamber music and electronic music. He has been active in exploring the boundaries of saxophone playing in rock and noise collaborating
with Lou Reed (Metal Machine Trio, Lou Reed Band), Lee Ranaldo (Text of Light), Faust, and Merzbow. His distinct style of amplified saxophone playing exist in the abysses of rock culture, vacillating between noise, microsounds, and instrumental electronics. Krieger processes refined acoustic and quasi-electronic
sounds by elaborate instrumental amplification.
Joshua Michael carro (b. 1982-) is a sound, visual, and performing artist who is interested in simple materials, complex sound processing, and long duration. Based in Los Angeles, Carro has performed in countless recitals, concerts, and recordings across the U.S.A., Canada, and Europe with sound work performances and commissions by The Futurist Intoners in Cleveland Museum of Art and Singapore Art Science Center, NMCE, UC Berkeley Cellist Ensemble, Wild Rumpus, What’s Next? Ensemble, and Now Hear Ensemble, As a recording artist, carro has recorded his and others works at Capitol Records, T.V. Stand Studios and has
released over 20 electro-acoustic albums on labels including: XI Records, H.L.M. (France), Somehow Recordings (London), Vent (U.K.) Ephem-Aural (New York) with reviews by Silent Ballet, Kultur Industrialna
(Poland), Norman Records, and Linus Records (Japan)
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Thursday, August 31 2017 8:00 PM
8:15: Skullkrusher (Philip Everett - electronics)
8:45: Collin McKelvey (electronics)
9:30: [ruidobello] (Jorge Bachmann - electronics)

Collin McKelvey is a San Francisco based multimedia artist working primarily in time based media. McKelvey has shown work at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Southern Exposure, Kala, Royal Nonesuch Gallery, ATA, The Luggage Store Gallery, Adobe Books, Human Resources, The Lab, Guerrero Gallery, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, The Geffen Center at MOCA and other artist spaces throughout the United States.
https://soundcloud.com/collin-mckelvey

Jorge Bachmann is a media artist, experimental composer and curator based in San Francisco , USA. He is also a founder member of MEI.collectiv, a multi-disciplinary group of artists.
Working across a wide range of explorations, Bachmann's work is eclectic, going from subtle "musique concrete" soundscapes to analog synth minimalism. Since the early 1980's he has been exploring the strange, unique and microcosmic sounds of everyday life, collecting field recordings and creating soundscapes meant for deep listening. Bachmann AKA [ruidobello] has exhibited and performed in North America, Europe, Japan, Taiwan and South America. In 2009 he performed his audio-visual piece, Coleoptera, at the 10th Francisco Electronic Music Festival. In recent years he has performed and improvised with the likes of Bryan Day, Michael Gendreau, Mason Jones and Takahiro Kawaguchi. https://thecoldvacuumofspace.bandcamp.com/album/mare-island  More...

Thursday, September 21 2017 8:00 PM
8:15pm: Seiyoung Jang - electronics
8:45pm: Kim Nucci - electronics
9:30pm: TBD

Seiyoung Jang is a Korean-American composer and sound artist currently based in San Leandro, CA. She aims to celebrate manifestations of organic forms in resistance of thoughtless sterility, with a focus on inter-/intrapersonal psychological processes, communication, and coloration. Her works have been selected for performance at NSEME and SEAMUS conferences. Seiyoung is currently pursuing a M.A. in Composition from Mills College in Oakland, CA and previously obtained a B.A. in Psychology and Music from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.
https://soundcloud.com/seiyoung-jang

Kim Nucci is an Oakland-based multimedia artist/composer and improviser. She plays woodwinds and various homemade circuit and acoustic instruments. She likes making big things and very tiny things. Kim claims to be the Pope of facebook and worships dollar slice pizza as the one true god, while living in the god(pizza)less land of California.
https://soundcloud.com/kimnucci
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Thursday, September 28 2017 8:00 PM
8:00 pm Sahba
9:15 pm PC Muñoz -electronics/drumset/poetry
Karl Evangelista - guitar



San Francisco recording artist/producer/drummer PC Muñoz's genre-defying projects are stylistically broad and deep, revealing a sonic explorer equally at home with contemporary classical, funk, hip-hop, folk, world music, poetry, free-jazz, art installations, and modern dance productions. His partnership with composer/cellist/longtime Kronos Quartet member Joan Jeanrenaud has yielded three highly acclaimed projects: the GRAMMY-nominated Strange Toys, the iTunes-charting Pop-Pop, and the art-inspired Visual Music. A frequent collaborator, PC has also recorded and/or performed with rock legend Jackson Browne, dream-pop poet/chanteuse Ingrid Chavez, Prince and the Revolution synth wizard Dr. Fink, Kulintang master Danny Kalanduyan, sonic surrealists Broun Fellinis, woodwinds renegade Kyle Bruckmann, Oakland emcee/pianist phenom Kev Choice, vocalist Jennifer Kreisberg of the legendary Native American group Ulali, Emmy-winning composer/virtuoso Van-Anh Vanessa Vo ,jaw-dropping cellist Alex Kelly, and countless other musicians and recording artists.  More...

Thursday, October 12 2017 8:00 PM
8:15pm: Fathers (Derek Gedalecia & Nathan Bowers - noise & classical guitar)
8:45pm: Forest Management (drones from Chicago)
9:30pm: Felisha Ledesma (samplers/electronics)

Forest Management is John Daniel, an American musician currently living and working in Chicago, Illinois. The project was created in 2011 in Daniel’s hometown of Westlake, Ohio, with the installation of a recording work for the Walter R. Schuele Planetarium. Since 2014, Forest Management has released music on labels such as Constellation Tatsu, Amethyst Sunset, and Lillerne, and has toured and collaborated with a number of different artists including Earthen Sea, LXV, Skin Graft, and Celer. Daniel also manages and curates the music and film label Sequel, which focuses on short film DVDs and limited CD editions.
https://forestmanagement.bandcamp.com


Felisha Ledesma is an interdisciplinary artist and organizer based in Portland, Oregon. Ledesma is the Director of S1, an artist run space that focuses on experimental sound, critical contemporary art, and access to education through programs such as the Synth Library – the first ever of its kind. Through the Synth Library and other resources, S1 is able to provide engaging and low-cost workshops, open gear use hours, and artist-in-residence programs all within the framework of non-traditional learning environments that focus on skill-sharing and co-learning. In her personal practice, Ledesma creates cathartic and minimal sound collages using field recordings, synthesizers, tapes, and voice.  More...

Thursday, October 19 2017 8:00 PM
8:00pm John Bischoff (electronics)
9:00pm RTD3
Tom Nunn - inventions, Ron Heglin- voice/brass, Doug Carroll - cello

John Bischoff (b. 1949) is an early pioneer of live computer music. He is known for his solo constructions in real-time synthesis as well as his development of computer network music. Bischoff studied composition with Robert Moran, James Tenney, Robert Ashley, and David Behrman. He has been active in the experimental music scene in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 40 years as a composer, performer, and teacher. His performances around the US include NEW MUSIC AMERICA festivals in 1981 and 1989, Roulette and Experimental Intermedia in New York, and Lampo in Chicago to name a few. He has performed in Europe at the Festival d'Automne in Paris, Akademie der Künste in Berlin, STEIM in Amsterdam, and Fylkingen in Stockholm among other places. He is a founding member of the League of Automatic Music Composers, the world's first computer network band, and co-authored an article on the League's music that appears in Foundations of Computer Music (MIT Press 1985). From 1985 to the present he has performed and recorded with the network band The Hub. In 1999 he received a $25,000 award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in New York in recognition of his music. He was also named a recipient of an Alpert Award/Ucross Residency Fellowship in 2002. In 2004, noted media theorist Douglas Kahn published A Musical Technography of John Bischoff in the Leonardo Music Journal (Vol. 14, MIT Press). Two important retrospective CD packages documenting computer network music were released in 2007 and 2008: The League of Automatic Music Composers: 1978-1983 (New World Records) and 3-CD set of recordings by The Hub titled Boundary Layer (Tzadik). Recordings of his work are also available on Lovely Music, 23Five, Centaur, and Artifact Recordings. A solo CD titled Audio Combine was released a few years ago on New World Records and was picked as one of the "Best of the Year 2012" by WIRE magazine. Bischoff was also listed in Nate Wooley's "guide to American weirdos" (WIRE, July 2016). He is Professor of Music at Mills College in Oakland, California. http://www.johnbischoff.com/  More...

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