Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events, September 2014

Steve Teso - photographs - Opening Reception : Sat. 20 September, 2pm

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

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


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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 (8:30pm Mondays).
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.

CURRENT EXHIBIT: Steve Teso - photographs - Opening reception : Saturday 20 Sept., 2pm

Friday 5 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

"First Fridays avec Le Prestige":

Le Prestige

Chris Forkey - bass
Scott Getchell - trumpet
Kit Buckley - tenor Sax
John Glenshaw - drums
Gary Wallen - vibraphone

Sunday 7 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

giuseppe paradiso presents

Four Duos in Momentum

Thursday 11 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Luther Grey Quartet

Garrison Fewell – guitar / Steve Fell – guitar / Laurence Cook – drums Luther Gray - drums

Friday 12 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Brett Walberg Group

Brett Walberg - woodwinds

Clay Nordhill - guitar 

Brian Race - bass

Will Lynch - drums 

 Plus special guests! 

 BWG will be performing more new original compositions featuring pieces from all of the musicians in the band. 

Saturday 13 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dr T presents Light Into Motion featuring

Dr T – live video mixing with:

Doctor T - Video

Tim Mungenast  --- guitar and electronics

Eric Dahlman  -- trumpet and voice

Karen Klein - poetry

Reme Gold - movement

Sunday 14 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Aaron Darrell Trio

Aaron Darrell – bass / Curt Newton – drums / Eric Hofbauer – guitar

Monday 15 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o 
Jessica Bozek & SMALL ANIMAL PROJECT reading series presents

poets  Chloe Garcia Roberts, Lizzie Harris & Amish Trivedi

CHLOE GARCIA ROBERTS is the author of A Cleaving, forthcoming from Noemi Press in 2015. She is also the translator of Li Shangyin's Derangements of My Contemporaries: Miscellaneous Notes (New Directions), which was awarded a 2013 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant. She lives in Boston and is the associate curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room.

LIZZIE HARRIS’s debut collection, Stop Wanting (CSU Poetry Center, 2014), was selected by Tracy K. Smith and named one of Cosmo’s “10 Books by Women You Have to Read This Spring.” Her poems appear in All Hollow, Barrow Street, The Carolina Quarterly, Painted Bride Quarterly, Phantom Limb, Sixth Finch and Harris received her MFA from New York University, where she taught creative writing and led a workshop for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She was born in southern Arizona, raised in Pennsylvania and currently resides in Brooklyn, where she’s a poetry editor for Bodega Magazine.

AMISH TRIVEDI's chapbooks include Everyone's But Mine and Museum of Vandals. His work can be found in New American Writing, Cutbank, NOO, and (hilariously) in Newport Life Magazine, with work forthcoming on Kenyon Review Online and The Laurel Review. He teaches at Roger Williams University and edits N/A (

Wednesday 17 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
B.Mez featuring members of   Birdsongs of the Mesozoic
with special guest  Kari Juusela - cello
Ken Field – alto sax & loops / Michael Bierylo - guitar & computer / Rick Scott - synthesizer & loops 

Thursday 18 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club

please note updated listing:

Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & baritone saxophones / Russ Gershon - soprano, tenor & baritone saxophones and flute / Daniel Rosenthal – trumpet / Josiah Reibstein – tuba / Jef Charland - bass / Curt Newton - drums
Saturday 20 September @ Outpost – 2pm, free

Steve Teso – photographs

Exhibition opening reception, wine & cheeze

Using a digital camera I attempt to uncover and discover the ordinary as it is illuminated and enfolded in light and color.

I was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts and at an early age became enraptured with the qualities and nature of light and color. I attended the School of the Worcester Art Museum to explore further the creative use of a camera to capture the essence of the momentary and the beauty of the ordinary. And have not stopped….

Sunday 21 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

giuseppe paradiso presents

Four Duos in Momentum

- Lihi Haruvi - sax + Giuseppe Paradiso - drums
- Anastasiya Dumma - guitar + Yakir Arbib – piano

- Gabriela Martina - voice + Angelina Mbulo - voice
- Lasse Piirainen - keys + Jussi Reijonen - guitar and oud

Duets in music can be a challenge.
It's like in any kind of a relationship.
It's all about giving and receiving, communicating.
In this concert, four different duets will let their feelings guide them,
break boundaries, express themselves and play freely.

Wednesday 24 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Joe Morris /Jack Wright / Brad Barrett

Joe Morris – guiitar / Jack Wright – saxophones / Brad Barrett - bass
Thursday 25 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant + Tsuyoshi Honjo + Gabriel Solomon

Dave Bryant - keyboards
Tsuyoshi Honjo - saxophones
Gabriel Solomon - violin

Jeff Song - cello
Curt Newton - drums

Friday 26 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

James Merenda & Tickle Juice – CD release party!

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

Saturday 27 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Fiskars and the Grape Presents:

A night of collaborative merrymaking, featuring performances by

'The Zebra' Jarvis Zevron 
+ Penny Willow Grape 
+Moonbeam 3000 
+ Del 
+ Kattts[sic]

and various members of the Chagall PAC and Lobster Clinic. Soundpainting for beginners, readings and small ensemble performances exploring themes of love, leaves and the prevention of trench foot.

fiskars dot(.) grape at(@) gmail dot(.) com

Sunday 28 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Andrew Dow Ensemble

Andrew Dow - electric bass/compositions

Rafael Aguilar - alto sax

Dan Searl - nylon string guitar

Luke Marantz - piano

Yuriana Sobrino - drums

Aaron Darrell - voice/acoustic bass

Song Yi Jeon - voice
Luke Marantz Trio

Luke Marantz - piano

Frank Ojeda - bass

Jacob Cole - drums
Tuesday 30 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Steve Lantner Trio

Allan Chase - saxes / Steve Lantner - piano / Luther Gray - drums
Thursday 2 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Daniel Rosenthal Quintet
Charlie Kohlhase - saxophones
Rick Stone - saxophones
Jef Charland - bass
Luther Gray - drums
Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet

Playing original music plus songs by Thelonious Monk and Steve Lacy

Sunday 5 October - private afternoon recording session

Wednesday 8 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 students/seniors, $12-15 sliding scale all others

Blanca and Chuchi Alcuadrado

an acoustic concert featuring music from Burgos in the Castile region of Spain

Reservations recommended -

Blanca & Chuchi Alcuadrado are two young Spaniard musicians in the vanguard of their respective instruments, young but with enough background and experience. They play violin and acoustic guitar respectively — two "traditional" instruments with which they revive the music of Burgos and the rest of Castile, though with strong Celtic music influences.Obsessed with music since childhood listening to her grandfather Simon, a dulzaina player from the city of Burgos, Blanca was determined to record an album in homage to him and found her best ally in Chuchi, guitarist of the prestigious group Vallarna. With a packed house, as always, the duo offered their particular vision of various traditional dances including paloteos, wheel dances, habas verdes, sword dances and jotas, plus some of their own compositions, songs that sounded very happy in their hands. Blanca & Chuchi Alcuadrado form a duo with a great future. So far they have collected their excellent work in a remarkable album released last year under the title of Mayo, whose secret lies in its natural and sincere offering without artifice.
-Carlos Monje, DIARIOFOLK


Saturday 18 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

The Jon Damian Quartet Plus*

Jon Damian -  guitar and rubbertellie

Allan Chase  -  saxophones

Bob Nieske -  double bass

Ralph Rosen -  percussion

John Voigt  -  electro-acoustic bass*

This exciting quartet plus 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 and composers whose works will also be featured; Allan Chase, saxophonist, and chair of the ear-training department at The Berklee College of Music, Bob Nieske, bassist and long-time member of Jimmy Giuffre’s band and Brandeis professor, Ralph Rosen, of the Bruce Katz band and Media Library Director at Berklee College of Music. Our special guest is the legendary bassist, John Voigt.

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 been invited to Melbourne Australia as a Visiting Scholar, performing and conducting workshops at NMIT. 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.”

John Voigt Performances with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Keith Jarret, Allen Gisburg, Captain Kangaroo and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth). Taught at Massachusetts College of Art, and the Boston Arts Academy. Library Director for Berklee College of Music. Prose published by the American Library Association, Black American Literature Forum, MIT Press,  Oxford University, and Scarecrow Press. Currently editor of
Sunday 26 October @ Outost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Allan Chase + Steve Lantner + Luther Gray

Allan Chase - saxophones

Steve Lantner - piano

Luther Gray - drums

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

Friday, August 1, 2014

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events, August 2014

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




Friday 1 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

 Dr T presents Light Into Motion featuring

Dr T – live video mixing with:

Eric Crawley  - harpejji and electronics

Forbes Graham - trumpet and electronics

Dave Bryant - keyboard.

Reme Gold - movement

Tracy Simonelli - movement

Annabelle Keil - movement



Saturday 2 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Call Me Doxy + Mammoth Murmur + Meredith Snyder, solo + Stephanie Meyers, solo

Join us for an evening of musical debauchery at Outpost 186 featuring the dulcet toned, acoustic guitar strumming songwriter Meredith Snyder, the folk-fusion indielicious trio Mammoth Murmur, and baroque influenced cabaret rock outfit Call Me Doxy

Sunday 3 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Tomoko Ozawa Piano Trio

Alex Gasser - double bass

Noam Israeli - drums

Tomoko Ozawa - piano/voice/music

Join us for this evening to hear original music influenced by Jazz and European Classical music. New music featuring an Emily Dickinson poem and more to be premiered this evening.

Wednesday 6 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Sarah Goldfeather NYC based indie-folk band

Sarah Goldfeather is a Minnesota-born, Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and violinist. "Goldfeather" is her first EP, where unusual but catchy melodies are woven together with layers of rich vocal harmonies. In a backdrop of lush bluegrass scenery, her lyrics are un-mailed letters to people in her past and present, though the words are universal.

Sarah Goldfeather - voice, violin

Dylan McKinstry - voice, mandolin, guitar

Pat Swoboda - double bass

Nathan Koci - voice, accordion, ukelele, banjo

Mary Beth Alexander - voice, ukelele

Thursday 7 August – private rehearsal

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

Brett Walberg + Friends 

BW - woodwinds 

Jill Carnay - vocals 

Phil Sargent - guitar 

Brian Race - bass 

Continuing the exploration, BW + Friends will be debuting brand new music with new aesthetics, compositions and personnel. Not a show to miss. 

Saturday 9 August, 12pm – 11pm @ Outpost
Sunday 10 August, 1 - 4:30pm @ Outpost

Boston Poetry World Cup Inman Square, Cambridge

Friday August 8th at the Lilly Pad

Saturday and Sunday August 9-10 Outpost 186

Free and Open to the Public (but we will pass the hat)

Millions of poets read for 8 minutes and then we go to penalty kicks

Wednesday 13 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant Group

Dave Bryant - keyboards

Neil Leonard - live electronics
Tom Hall - tenor sax

Jacob William - bass

Curt Newton - drums

Eric Rosenthal - drums

Sunday 17 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

aaron darrell presents


Will feature twin solo sets by double bassist Aaron Darrell and electronic composer Chadley. Aaron will be improvising and playing some of his original solo works. Chadley will play a live set of some of his works new and old. 

Thursday 21 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club

with special guest pianist & composer Russ Gershon – tenor & soprano saxes

Friday 22 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

The James Merenda Trio
James Merenda - piano
Jon Dreyer - bass
Miki Matsuki - drums

Sunday 24 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

gabriela martina presents

Four Duos in Momentum

Tuesday 26 August @ Outpost

Junko Fujiwara  + Steve Lantner

Junko Fujiwara – cello / Steve Lantner - piano

Saturday 30 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Andrew Dow Group

Andrew Dow - bass guitar and compositions

Rafael Aguilar - alto sax

Dan Searl - nylon string guitar

Grant Richards - piano

Yuriana Sobrino - drums

Aaron Darrell voice

Erin Bentlage - voice

+Aaron Darrell Duo

Aaron Darrell - bass

Luke Marantz - piano