Friday, April 4, 2014

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events, April 2014

Florie Namir singer/songwriter         Saturday 19 April - 8:30pm

OUTPOST: 186 ½ Hampshire St., Inman Sq. Cambridge - All Ages

NOTE:  We regret that The Small Animal Project reading series for Weds. 5 Feb has been cancelled because most of the readers can't make it to town. It has been rescheduled for Wednesday 23 April.

"The finest in real-time analog musical experience!"
"Something for everyone, nothing for nobody!"


For what it's worth, we have a Facebook page: OUTPOST186

A short helpful video on how to locate OUTPOST186




OUTPOST has now installed  theatre lights for performances, four (4) pots with gels on a wall dimmer. No more screwing around with the track lighting, you little bastards! ;)



some video of the 28 Jan. '12 Bern Nix show here

Interview with Bern Nix

NOTE : SUNDAY LIFE DRAWING WITH DAVID LEE is back! Contact: dleeway1116@hotmaildotcom
OUTPOST now hosts life drawing classes, Sunday mornings 10am - 12:30pm

Each and every Sunday Mick Goodrick and I host a meeting of the art worlds. 3 hours of drawing and our live improvisational music. We call it right brain sanctuary. It's quite amazing and indescribable how these sessions, with a live model, great friendly artists, musicians, music and chocolate all combine to offer the deepest insights into the creative process, how art and music inform one another.
If you're free, Outpost Gallery 186 1/2 Hampshire Street, Inman Sq Cambridge from 10 AM to 1 in the afternoon. We collect $15 for the model. All are welcome, bring your own drawing materials.

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OUTPOST DIRECTIONS : Near cr. Prospect, opposite Hess gas, behind 7-11 parking lot. Big ‘186’ on R side. Follow walk at Left to gallery, REAR.

All shows 8pm door unless otherwise noted.
General admission, donations requested.
No reservations, come early!
All shows all ages.
No smoking, spitting, alcohol, ether, qat or laudanum please!
Note: nothing is served, it's just music & chairs, Pal!
Parking: are you feeling lucky? well are ya?


OUTPOST is currently available for most public performances @ $75 per single event -
Recurring series are available @ $50 per event.
Detailed rate card see OUTPOST PRODUCER'S HANDBOOK

CONTACT: Rob Chalfen, director:
DETAILS: OUTPOST PRODUCER'S HANDBOOK - You must read this before you produce a show @ Outpost!
AACHTUNG! You must be 21 to produce events at Outpost.


is also available for meetings, readings, workshops, film shoots, theatre rehearsals, & other (non-musical) weekday daytime events.


Outpost regularly exhibits visual art! If you are an artist and would like to exhibit @ Outpost, please send your website url to, or arrange to show your portfolio. Outpost does not charge artists to display art.



Tuesday 1 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o


The debut show of a new project from Max Weinstein and Tyler Adams (The Soul Panacea, Moxa), called ‘2 Beat’. We’re really excited to finally share this music with everyone. We’re expecting some guest performers too.

Tyler Adams – organ / Max Weinstein – drums, others tba

Wednesday 2 April  @ Outpost, 8pm $5/$10


Thursday 3 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

B.Mez featuring members of   Birdsongs of the Mesozoic

Ken Field – alto sax & loops / Michael Bierylo - guitar & computer / Rick Scott - synthesizer & loops  / Eric Rosenthal – drums, percussion

Friday 4 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

"First Fridays avec Le Prestige":

Le Prestige

Chris Forkey - bass / John Glenshaw - drums / Kit Buckley - tenor sax / Scott Getchell - trumpet / Gary Wallen - vibes

Hard-hitting, chill-out, groove music. Searching for the perfect lounge.

Saturday 5 April @ OUTPOST – free, 2 – 5 pm

Opening event for exhibit : 21st Century Collages

Donna Kossy & Seth Kallen Deitch


Saturday 5 April @ OUTPOST 186, 6PM, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

David Krebs and Friends

+ ChagallPAC

David Krebs, visiting from Vancouver, will present, improvise with, and hear his own compositions performed.  Hear the opus from start to finish, ranging from an exploration of early ChagallPAC works of an art-particle world to selections from his latest album, Tides which combines acoustic instrumental music with a backdrop of purely electronically-produced sounds.


Diana Norma - poetry / Dennis Shafer - saxophone / Eckbert Sierra – saxophone / David Krebs –  composer + flugelhorn

Sunday 6 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant + Neil Leonard + Garrison Fewell + Jeff Song 

Dave Bryant – keyboards
Neil Leonard – saxophones and electronics
Garrison Fewell – guitar
Jeff Song – cello

Monday 7 April @ Outpost, 8:30pm $5/10

gabriela martina presents

Four Duos in Momentum

Vivienne Aerts – voice + Jernej Bervar – guitar

Rafael Aguiar Ruffus - saxophone, flute, piano + Chadley Bobandy – bass

Eleni Arapoglou – voice + Yousif Yaseen – oud, voice

Andres Fonseca Alfonso – percussion + Allegra Cramer - harp, voice

Tuesday 8 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Polar Vortex presents Open Mic @ Outpost

Open Mic: Bring your voice and your guitar, accordion, kazoo, or whatever (we have a piano). If you want a band behind you, bring the chords! 

Tonite’s Theme: The Rolling Stones!

Wednesday 9 April @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10

Very Attractive People

Joelle Wagner - bassoon

Daniel Pencer - saxophone

Andria Nicodemou - vibraphone

Valerie Thompson - cello

Jeff Balter - drums

Very Attractive People is a convergence of five unique voices that met in a dimly lit bar we like to call Free Jazz. 

Drawing on their backgrounds in numerous musical traditions ( Classical, Avant-Garde, Jazz, American-Folk ) the members of Very Attractive People love to experiment with sound/music/concepts/intuition/being attractive. 

They met two years ago in the New England Conservatory's Contemporary Improvisation Department and while they cannot guarantee that their music is contemporary, it is indeed improvisatory.  

They perform a program of free improvisation, composed concepts and text-based frameworks for music exploration.

Thursday 10 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Luther Gray & Garrison Fewell

Luther Gray – drums / Garrison Fewell - guitar

others tba

Friday 11 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Brett Walberg Acoustic Quartet

Brett Walberg - woodwinds

Eric Hofbauer - guitar 

Ben Melvin - bass 

Mike Dick - drums 

The music will be a consort of Coltrane, Walberg and Melvin originals focusing on the timelessness and pertinence of music throughout the idiom. 

Saturday 12 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dr T presents Light Into Motion  4

an improvised media mashup featuring

Doctor T - video

Tim Mungenast - guitar

Michael Knoblach – hand percussion

Anne Tolbert – spoken word

Rachael Rosner -- movement

Monday 14 April @ Outpost, 8:30pm $10 or b/o

Purple Samurai

Geni Skendo - Shakuhachi/Bass Flute Shane Shanahan - Percussion Tev Stevig - Oud/Guitars Brad Barrett - Bass

Tuesday 15 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Polar Vortex presents Open Mic @ Outpost

Open Mic: Bring your voice and your guitar, accordion, kazoo, or whatever (we have a piano). If you want a band behind you, bring the chords! 

Tonite’s theme : The Seventies!

Thursday 17 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club

special guest Sean Berry
Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & baritone saxes / Sean Berry - tenor sax / Aaron Darrell -  bass / Curt Newton – drums

Friday 18 April @ Outpost, 8pm $7

Skattitude - ...50% attitude, 100% ska.

Molly Rose - vocals/trombone

Raquel Rivera - vocals

Ariel Wexler - trumpet

Jared Yee - tenor

Katie Ronan - bari

Evan Waaramaa - piano

Tyler Kent - guitar

Victor Murillo - bass

Tiago Michelin -drums


Saturday 19 April @ Outpost, 8:30pm $5/10

Florie Namir singer/songwriter

Songwriter Florie Namir in a solo show on piano. Florie's music has an uncanny ability to tell stories of great dept, through lyric and melody. Originally from Israel, she has written music with a unique perspective through the prism of her international travels, bringing together styles flirting with jazz, soul and folk. Alongside songwriting, Florie is also a classical composer. Her works have been performed in the U.S. and in Europe.

Tuesday 22 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Allan Chase + Steve Lantner + Luther Gray

Allan Chase - saxophones

Steve Lantner - piano

Luther Gray - drums

Wednesday 23 April @ Outpost, 8:30pm $10 or b/o

Ryan Kowal's Meeting of the Minds

Kit Demos – bass / Ben Dicke – drums / Eric Hofbauer - guitar

Charlie Kohlhase – saxes / Ryan Kowal - vibes

Friday 25 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

James Merenda & Tickle Juice

James Merenda - alto saxophone / Tom Duprey – cornet / David Hawthorne – guitar / Vanessa Morris – piano / Jon Dreyer – bass / Miki Matsuki - drums

Saturday 26 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
The Jon Damian Quartet
Jon Damian - guitar and rubbertellie
Allan Chase - saxophones
Bob Nieske - double bass
Ralph Rosen - percussion

This exciting quartet delivers an array of Jon Damian’s original music inspired by people and places, tradition, and avant visions of new possibilities. Jon’s Rubbertellie, his invention, along with his refreshing approach to the guitar will add a special touch to the concert. He will be joined by a stellar cast of players; Allan Chase on saxophone, Bob Nieske on bass and Ralph Rosen on percussion.

Jon Damian is an active international performer, composer, lecturer, clinician and author as well as a professor at The Berklee College of Music. His varied performances have ranged from Luciano Pavarotti to Bill Frisell and from the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa to Johnny Cash with the Boston Pops under John Williams. Jon Damian has recorded in a wide range of settings including The Boston Pops Orchestra under Keith Lockhart and John Williams, Bill Frisell, Bob Nieske’s Wolf Soup, The Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa, Collage, and for NOVA. Jon has recently returned from Melbourne Australia as a Visiting Scholar, performing and conducting workshops at NMIT. Jon recently performed with Jackie Enacho, the 12 year old singing sensation, at the Wang Center. He is the author of The Guitarists Guide to Composing and Improvising and The Chord Factory: Build Your Own Guitar Chord Dictionary available through Berklee Press and Hal Leonard Publications.

“…the most experienced and admired guitar teacher I know”          Jim Hall

“ Jon is one of the few musicians I know who has found his own unique voice and the courage to stay true to it. He continues to be an inspiration and example.        Bill Frisell

“….a very special musician”        Mike Stern

“….and the rhythm guitar part was handled beautifully by Jon Damian” Keith Lockhart

Allan Chase is a jazz saxophonist and educator. He chairs the Berklee Ear Training department and appears as a soloist on over forty CDs, and LPs and movie soundtracks. He has been a member of Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet since 1981, and plays regularly with his own trio and quartet and with bands led by Steve Lantner, Bruno RÃ¥berg, Bob Nieske, Ayn
Inserto, and others. Allan has also played and recorded with Rashied Ali and Prima  Materia from 1992 to 2000.

Bob Nieske was the bassist with the Jimmy Giuffre 4 from 1979-1992 and appears on Jimmy’s three Soul Note recordings. Bob has also recorded with Alan Dawson, Dave Grisman, Stephane Grappelli, George Russell and the Living Time Orchestra, Bevan Manson, Jay Geils, Duke Robillard, The Either / Orchestra and Herb Pomeroy and has performed with  Charlie Byrd, Eartha Kitt, Attila Zoller, Ronnie Earl, Tiger Okoshi, Dakota Stayton, John Blake,  Jackie and Roy, Richie Cole, and Larry Coryell.  In 1991 Bob was nominated for outstanding bassist by the Boston music awards and in 1994 he won the Jazz Composers Alliance composition contest. Bob’s compositions have been performed around the world by his own groups, The Either Orchestra and Jimmy Giuffre 4. Bob is currently Jazz Artist-in-Residence at Brandeis University and on the faculty of New England Conservatory.

“He really does something different”  Jimmy Giuffre

Ralph Rosen Drummer, composer and arranger Ralph Rosen has performed widely with jazz and blues greats – from the legendary Bo Diddley, Albert King, Jimmy Vivino, Al Kooper and Joe Beard to regional notables Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard, Michelle Willson and Stovall Brown. His resume includes performances with Bud Johnson, Norris Tunney, Billy Mitchell, Gray Sargent, Wayne Krantz, George Garzone, Bill Frisell, Billy Pierce, Dave McKenna and John Medeski.

Rosen now performs internationally with the Bruce Katz Band with whom he has recorded 3 CDs. He also composes and arranges his own work, performed by ensembles in the Boston metro area, and has recorded and produced a CD, “So Taken.” A second album, “No Secrets,” was released in 2007. As one jazz critic describes it, Rosen’s work is “expansive and architectonic” and “a soul-scrubbing, hallowing experience.”

Monday 28 April @ Outpost, 8:30 pm $10 or b/o

Aaron Darrell – bass / Kenji Herbert - guitar
opener tba

Tuesday 29 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Polar Vortex presents Open Mic @ Outpost

Open Mic: Bring your voice and your guitar, accordion, kazoo, or whatever (we have a piano). If you want a band behind you, bring the chords! 

Tonite’s Theme: Folk Rock, Bluegrass & Americana 


Friday 2 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Boston Composer’s Coalition presents

The Arneis Quartet

featuring music from composers in and around Boston

Monday 5 May @ Outpost, 8:30 pm , $10 or b/o

Maria Finkelmeier + Charles Martin – percussion duets

marimba, vibraphone, and iPad instrument music

Friday 9 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant  + Neil Leonard + Jeff Song + Eric Rosenthal

Dave Bryant – keyboards
Neil Leonard – saxophones and electronics
Jeff Song – cello
Eric Rosenthal – drums

Saturday 10 May - private rehearsal, 10am-12:30pm

Sunday 11 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Boston Young Composers Ensemble

Wednesday 14 May @ Outpost, 8pm $5/$10

Fresh Haggis

Saturday 17 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Daniel Levin / Juan Pablo Carletti Duo

Daneil Levin – cello / Juan Pablo Carletti - drums

Many years of working together in a variety of settings have enabled Levin and Carletti to develop a unique and dynamic set of improvisatory approaches to the duo format, evidenced by the ease with which they are able to both fully inhabit and simultaneously circumvent the expectations of melody and accompaniment. Drawing on a staggering collective palette of textures, timbres, gestures, and sheer technical virtuosity, Levin and Carletti create music that is astonishingly engaging, original, and exciting. 

Daniel Levin is “one of the outstanding cellists working in the vanguard arena” (All About Jazz), and “very much the man to watch.” (Penguin Guide to Jazz). No matter what setting he plays in, Levin occupies a musical space bordered by many kinds of music, but fully defined by none of them. Elements of European classical music, American jazz, microtonal and new music, and European free improvisation all figure prominently in his unique sound. As critic John Sharpe observes in The New York City Jazz Record, “he invokes all manner of musics with prodigious skill: jazz, classical, improv, noise, vocal chorus. His technique is unquestioned and he revels in the physicality of the instrument. Those with an adventurous streak or interest in the outer reaches of the cello universe will find much to savor.” 

Born in Burlington, Vermont, he began playing the cello at the age of six. In 2001, he graduated with a degree in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory of Music, and arrived on New York City jazz scene shortly therafter. Since then, Daniel has developed his own unique voice as a cellist, improviser, and composer. Ed Hazell noted upon release of Levin’s first record as a leader, “Cellist Daniel Levin is a major new voice on his instrument and in improvised music.” He has performed and/or recorded with Billy Bang, Borah Bergman, Tim Berne, Anthony Braxton, Gerald Cleaver, Andrew Cyrille, Mark Dresser, Tony Malaby, Joe Morris, Joe McPhee, William Parker, Warren Smith, Ken Vandermark, and many others. Daniel is the recipient of a 2010 Jerome Foundation award. 

Juan Pablo Carletti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He grew up in a musical environment in which his father played percussion, and was instantly drawn to the drums. As he performed with a variety of bands, he focused mainly on improvised music and playing mainstream jazz. He began working with his own projects, and created a small label dedicated to new music. 

In 2005, Juan traveled to New York City and played with the David Haney Group at Cornelia Street Cafe. This trip was a pivotal turning point in his life, as he met influential musicians such as Mat Maneri, Tony Malaby, Mark Helias and Tom Rainey. One year later, he officially moved to America to continue his musical journey. Juan approaches playing in unique ways, influenced by different styles of music, especially the music created in the avant-garde scene in New York City in the last three decades. Using mallets, hands, different sticks and extended techniques on drums, Juan illustrates how drums can be a rhythmic instrument as well as a palette of sounds. His teaching experiences have played a key role in transforming his rhythmic visions. Juan has played with Tony Malaby, Andrew Cyrille, Daniel Levin, Mat Maneri, Chris Hoffman, Angelica Sanchez, Kris Davis, Michael Attias and Rob Brown. 

Wednesday 21 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

B.Mez featuring members of   Birdsongs of the Mesozoic

Ken Field – alto sax & loops / Michael Bierylo - guitar & computer / Rick Scott - synthesizer & loops  / Eric Rosenthal – drums, percussion

Thursday 22 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Le Parody (Spain)

We play what some call folktronic music. A mix of beats, movie samples, and melodies performed with ukelele, trumpet and voice.
We released an album a year ago and have been touring ever since in Spain and some other places in Europe.

You can stream the music here: or in any digital platform (itunes, spotify, grooveshark...)
And here we are, live on TV:
And here's me in a solo concert:
And a nice music video with friends:

And here's more information on the band's story, releases and awards:

Saturday 24 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Boston Sprockettes

The Boston Sprockettes Vaudeville Review is an adventurous program of vintage variety entertainment. "The time traveling troupe", we have scoured the decades and the centuries to bring you the finest entertainments known to man. Inspired by the retro-futuristic movement and the age of steam, we bring humor, dramatics, music, amazing feats and some of the rarest delights this side of the Apocalypse. Enter the world of the wandering medicine show and the speakeasy cabaret, where all that is, is never as it seems.

Wednesday 28 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Doctors Darrell, Baboian & Wandell

Alex Baboian - guitar

Tom Wandell - drums

Aaron Darrell - bass

Saturday 31 May  @ Outpost, 8pm $5/$10

Jenna Moynihan and Mairi Chaimbeul


Sunday 8 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Full Installation

Michael Sachs - alto saxophone/clarinets

Patrick Breiner - tenor sax/clarinet

Charlie Kohlhase - baritone saxophone

Curt Newton - drums

Aaron Darrell - bass

Monday 9 June @ Outpost, 8:30pm $5 or b/o

marjy bangs presents

“Classic Paranoid Cinema Mondays”


Mirage (1965)

Gregory Peck, Diane Baker and Walter Matthau star in Mirage, a psychological thriller where danger, deception and even murder lurk around every corner. Bewildered accountant David Stillwell (Peck) believes he must be suffering from some form of amnesia and enlists the help of a private detective (Matthau) to help determine his identity. Linked to the death of a wealthy philanthropist, experiencing flashbacks of a disturbing past and perplexed by the woman (Baker) in his life, Stillwell struggles to make sense of his perilous situation. Filmed on location in alluring New York City, Mirage is an edge-of-your-seat suspense film that remains one of the genre’s most timeless classics.

Wednesday 11 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Lord Geoffrey presents

Saturday 28 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Mark Chenevert & 50/50


Life Drawing every Sunday, 10am - 1pm with David Lee -

1st: Raven Bride (from July)

when posted: 8pm Karin Webb - performance art workshops -

2nd: 8pm -
3rd: 8pm - 
4th: 8pm - Steve Lantner - piano & his own quartet - jazz -,

2nd: 8pm - Dave Fox Group - jazz -  (resumes March 2013)

1st: 8pm - Birdsongs of the Mesozoic (from April 2013)
2nd: 8pm - Luther Gray Ensemble - jazz -
3rd: 8pm - Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club (from Jan. '13)
1st: Le Prestige (summer hiatus, June/Sept)
2nd: 8pm - Jeff Platz, various jazz ensembles -
4th: 8pm -James Merenda & Tickle Juice - (from March 2013)

1st:  7pm -   "Chagall Performance Art Collaborative" - Dennis Shafer - -
         through-composed & improvised new music & poetry
2nd: 7:30pm -   Dr. T presents Visual Music Live - improv & video -

 Untethered Series:
Dave Bryant - piano & jazz ensemble, monthly by announcement.  Dave recorded with Ornette Coleman's Prime Time band.

Jessica Bozek - Small Animal Project Reading Series - occasional -,


Sounds in Bloom is an internationally performing poetry-music-movement-art collaborative that performs in theaters, bookstores, concert halls, art galleries, educational settings. and forests. Sounds in Bloom recently started the Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Series, which is currently in residence at Outpost 186 in Cambridge every third Friday of the month.

Together with saxophonist/composer Dennis Shafer (co-founder), they collaborate with a variety of international artists, and give workshops to children and adults.

subconsciouscafe new chamber music : - occasional Saturdays, 8pm $10 or b/o
Rob Chalfen's long-running improvised music series continues at OUTPOST and elsewhere. Innovative chamber music at play on the spectra of jazz, electronic, classical and world. Also may be dug by the non-subconscious mind.

This disclaimer is for reflexive and tautological purposes only, and may not be construed as eluding responsibility for any errors, typos, or logical absurdities, real or imagined, that may be contained in this notice, without further notice.

Thank you,
Harlan T. Flash
Corresponding Secretary,
Outpost World Enterprises