locationthe luggage storedateTUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2007, 7:30PM


first Tuesday of every month

$6-10 sliding scale, no one refused for lack of funds


Music/Sounds ^ Kosmic Renaissance

featuring David Boyce, Shingo Annen and Sameer Gupta

Spoken word ^ D Scot Miller

KOSMIC RENAISSANCE is a creative collaboration between three musical artists from the Bay Area. Their sound explores the edges of electronic, jazz, hip-hop, and world music, with layers of improvisational loops and textures, and challenging orgininality.

David Boyce, aka Osiris Black Edgar Kenyatta, aka Oskar Phat, aka Dogon 318 is one of the founding members of Bay Area acid jazz legends,
Broun Fellinis. With his amazing array of pedals, and electronics, which is aptly named Black Edgar’s Musicbox, David is considered by many to be a true master of the saxophone, and impressively he is at more powerful behind his musicbox, redefining the komos of sound for each performance

Shingo Annen – Shing02 is a very well respected Japanese hip-hop producer/ MC. He brings to KR his own invention, The Vestax Faderboard, along with the ARP Odyssey. His work as an artist is popular in Japan and the US, and his many recordings and various collaborations place him in a class of distinguished artists

Sameer Gupta – The member of KR that has no efx or digital manipulation, is the percussionist. Drumset and tabla player, Sameer Gupta, works within this context with impressive grace and agility. Founder of The Supplicants, and collaborations with well respected artists around the world, distinguish Sameer as a rare upcoming voice in today’s new music scene

Douglas “D. Scot” Miller is a Bay Area writer, visual artist , teacher, and curator. A founder of The BlackBard Writing Collective, and on the board of directors to noctunes review, he is a contributor to Signal to Noise, Mosaic Magazine, The East Bay Express, SF Weekly, Popmatters, and has published the afro-surreal Knot Frum Hear(an excerpt will appear in the forthcoming Bronx Biannual Two, Akashic Books, May 2007), and Slicker, a book of poems.