NEW MUSIC SERIES
EVERY THURSDAY, 8PM
$6-10 sliding scale donation, no one turned away for lack of funds
fore more information see
The longest standing experimental music series in the Bay Area, currently presented by Outsound Presents… bay area improvisers/sound artists Rent Romus and Matt Davignon. Operating since 1991, the Series and has weathered the times through
the auspices of the Directors, (Laurie Lazer and Darryl Smith) itself being stable and safe for new music to flourish. A wide variety of new sonic music happens each and every week running through every genre of experimentation.
Please contact Rent Romus for booking and all other inquires.
****BOOKING POLICY FOR PERFORMERS***
Experimental musicians (new sonic, improvised, noise, electronic, lowercase, avant-jazz, outrock, 21 century compositions, and sonic art) who are interested in performing as part of the Thursday night series at The Luggage Store Gallery are invited to contact the Outsound.org Collective for further information. The series is booked 2 to 3 months in advance and artists should be prepared to submit a recording for consideration.
Outsound Presents…The Luggage Store Gallery Music Series is an artist-run/grass-roots DIY effort. It is not currently a funded series.
We book 2 to 3 months in advance. There is no guaranteed payment, no guest passes, hotel accomodations, transportation, no acoustic piano, no sound person. Must start by 8:10pm. However, we do offer a space to play (2 groups per evening), free advertising, and a percentage from the door: 70% goes to the musicians (divided equally by 2 sets) and 30% goes to the gallery. There a PA available (mixer, two speakers, no reference monitors) Setup begins at 7pm.
Realistically, very little money is made and we volunteer our time.
We are also happy to have volunteer help with the series (setup chairs, curtain, lights, or make/distribute flyers etc.) please contact us at Outsound.org above or the luggage store at 415. 255 5971. Thanks!
We also want to thank with great joy the past artist-curators and volunteers of this series:
(send us a note if you had presented at the series over the past 16 years, we’d love to hear from you)
Past performing artist sample list @ the
LSG New Music Series:
performers have included such eclectic artists as Cecil Taylor, Miya Masaoka, Alan Silva, Carl Stone, Biggi Vinkeloe, Joe McPhee, Janet Feder, Peter Kowald, Henry Kaiser, Fred Frith, Gino Robair, Koji Asano, Andrea Neumann, Axel Dorner, Kitundu, Pamela Z, Wolfgang Fuchs, Amy Denio, Jason Kahn, Eddie Prevost, Karen Stackpole, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Gianni Gebbia, Karen Borca, Oluyemi Thomas, Saadet Turkoz, Yasuhiro Otani, Eddie Gale, Jim Ryan, Dina Emerson, Burton Green, Jane Rigler, Jack Wright, Assif Tsahar, CJ Reaven Borosque, Glenn Spearman, Danielle DeGruttola, Bob Marsh, Shoko Hikage, Bob Ostertag, Xome, Randy Yau, Stimbox, Kaffe Matthews and countless others both local and international.
Directions : 1.5 blocks from the Powell Street BART station