The Warhol strives to present a range of live music and contemporary performance devoted to challenging conventional perceptions of art and providing audiences with a diverse offering of unique and thought-provoking live performance experiences.

The Warhol: Sound Series

The Warhol began the Sound Series in 2004 as a consistent and ongoing concert series featuring a broad range of artists and bands that increasingly blur genres and sensibilities of contemporary independent music, with performances taking place in a variety of venues, ranging from The Warhol theater, which offers an intimate performance experience with warm acoustics and strong sound clarity, to the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

Silver Studio Sessions

Silver Studio Sessions offer stripped-down sets from our Sound Series artists in a space inspired by Warhol’s Factory. Watch some of our past Sound Series artists on YouTube.


Since 2009, The Warhol has been part of the Spalding Gray Award consortium, along with The Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, Performance Space 122 in New York, and On the Boards in Seattle, to annually commission and present work by artists/writers/performers who are fearless innovators of theatrical form.

Current and Upcoming Performances

Sound Series: Fidelio Trio

Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 8pm

Close up of a man wearing a koala suit in a colorful ball pit

Sound Series: Kid Koala: Nufonia Must Fall 

Thursday, March 16, 2017 – 8pm

Sound Series: Dungen

Saturday, March 18, 2017 – 8pm

Sound Series: Arditti Quartet & Eliot Fisk

Sunday, March 26, 2017 – 8pm

Four male musicians wearing dark suits, walking on a stone pier toward the viewer. The men are holding string instrument cases, and sailboats are in the background.

Sound Series: Quartetto di Venezia

Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 8pm

Black-and-white image photograph of a bearded man playing a trumpet into a microphone. A brick wall is behind him.

Sound Series: Peter Evans Septet

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – 8pm

Sound Series: Mark Eitzel and Howe Gelb

Thursday, April 13, 2017 – 8pm

Nine people dressed in black seated and standing around a white couch.

Sound Series: Ensemble SurPlus

Saturday, April 15, 2017 – 8pm

Man with a beard and a baseball cap wearing a tattered white t-shirt, looking directly at the viewer stands against a white wall with the shadow of a stair railing across the wall and his chest.

Sound Series: Ry X

Saturday, May 13, 2017 – 8pm

Black and white photograph of a man wearing a suit singing into a microphone.

Sound Series: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Thursday, June 8, 2017 – 8pm