Creative Music Series for August

Every Thursday @ The Luggage Store Creative Music Series 8-10pm

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

Thursday, Aug 8 2013 8:00 PM


8:15pm: Toaster
8:45pm: Matt Davignon (drum machine)
9:30pm: Jim Kaiser

Toaster is the solo project of Todd Elliott, who makes music by programming things, and occasionally other methods– his live sets are focused around improvised drones. His latest record “Theophany”, along with many others, can be found at :

Matt Davignon is an experimental musician living in Oakland, California, best known for combining drum machine with a variety of electronic processing devices to create an expressive, organic-sounding synthesizer. His work is informed by past experience with field recordings, household objects, prepared instruments and live sound collage. In addition to his solo work, Matt is a member of the band Tiny Owl (, and is the founder of the Pmocatat Ensemble, a group that performs on CD and tape recordings of their instruments. His fourth CD for the drum machine, called “The 3am Music” was released in June 2013.

Jim Kaiser




Thursday, Aug 15 2013 8:00 PM


8pm Hare & Arrow
Sung Kim – Vox, nuns Horn, Archtop loopers
Timothy Orr – drums

9pm TBA




Thursday, Aug 22 2013 8:00 PM


8:00pm The Voice of the Octagon saxophone/bass/laptop
9:00pm Elements Saxophone ntet
Josh Allen, Aaron Bennett, Rent Romus, David Slusser, Aram Shelton

The Voice of the Octagon is a San Francisco-Based duo featuring Katja on sax and Ted on bass, in addition to both of us improvising on a pair of MIDI-synchronized laptops, and one Prophet 600 from the dark ages of MIDI.
The music is completely unplanned and a performance can go in just about any direction. They are both big fans of classic jazz, as well as being jazz musicians, and they’re sound starts with research. Hours are spent listening to classic jazz recordings looking for parts of songs they might want to incorporate into the performance.




Thursday, Aug 29 2013 8:00 PM


8:00pm Teddy Rankin Parker and Daniel Pearce
9:00pm Whiskey Book

Teddy Rankin-Parker and Daniel Pearce are Bay Area-based improvisers whose music considers friendship. A cello player and graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Rankin-Parker has performed, toured, and/or recorded with dozens of artists, including the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Eighth Blackbird, Ensemble N_JP, Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, Birthmark, OosImaginary Art Collective, the Kirtan Choir, the Chicago Sinfonietta, Joffrey Ballet, AACM, Chicago Folks Operetta, Opera Cabal, Renee™ Bakers Mantra Blue Free Orchestra, Henry Grimes, Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, and Nicole Mitchell™s Black Earth Ensemble. Pearce is a drummer and writer based in San Francisco who has performed, toured, and/or recorded with numerous groups, including Tenebre, the Ghost Shirt, the Odilon Swan Ensemble, the Canyon Rays, Cardboard, and Ex-Nihilo.


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