Thursday, July 3, 2014

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events, July 2014

Burton Greene - piano & Adam Lane - bass - Saturday 26 July, 8pm

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.




Wednesday 2 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Luther Gray Trio

Luther Gray – drums / Allan Chase & Jim hobbs – alto saxes 

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

Dave Bryant + Jacob William + Eric Rosenthal

Dave Bryant – piano / Jacob William – bass / Eric Rosenthal - drums

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

Jacinta Clusellas Group

presents her original music influenced by jazz and Argentinian music

Raquel QuiƱones-Rivera - voice

Jacinta Clusellas – guitar, music

Rob Taylor - bass

Tiago Michelin - drums


Tomoko Ozawa Trio

presents original music and arrangements of classical music in a jazz setting.

Rob Taylor - bass

Dor Herskovits - drums

Tomoko Ozawa – piano, music

Wedsnesday 9 July @ Outpost, 8pm $20 or b/o

Matthew Shipp + Michael Bisio

Matthew Shipp – piano / Michael Bisio – bass

"It's free-jazz, but full of melody, and every sound counts." (****) - John Fordham, The Guardian

"The music created by Michael Bisio and Matthew Shipp on "Floating Ice" demands your attention and deserves it. The 2 musicians know each other well and that friendship gives them the freedom to make music that goes in many directions (and never gets lost.) "
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"They play music with the structure and heft of composition, but it's spontaneous. That is remarkable.
These are two at the top of the era and they behave like it on this wonderful disk. It's beyond category. Avant, sure. But essential no matter what you call it. Piano-bass duets? Call it that. This is our music today and they are making some of the best!" - Grego Applegate Edwards

"Superbly recorded at Parkwest Studios in Brooklyn, Floating Ice is a revealing portrait of two master improvisers engaged in spontaneous discourse, with every nuance of their attentive interplay captured in minute detail. A testament to their shared chemistry, this session suggests the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration." -  Troy Collins


Photo credit Jason Moran

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

Brett Walberg - woodwinds

Yuran Han – electric piano

Brian race - bass

Brett Walberg is an original music based project by Brett Walberg. The music explores the traditions of the jazz idiom while moving it forward in a constructive and thoughtful manner. 

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

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club

with special guest pianist & composer Joe Berkovitz

Charlie Kohlhase & Jared Sims – woodwinds / Daniel Rosenthal – trumpet / Joe Berkovitz – piano / Jef Charland - bass / Curt Newton - drums

Friday 18 July @ 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.

Sunday 20 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Karl Evangelista presents GREX + Angela Sawyer Trio + Morgan Evans-Weiler

 Karl Evangelista – guitar / Rei Scampavia - keys / Robert Lopez - drums

Angela Sawyer - piano, etc. / Nick Neuberg – drums / Ethan Parcell -  clarinet

Morgan Evans-Weiler Solo
MEW - violin, electronics

San Francisco-based trio Grex brings its current blend of free jazz and art rock to Cambridge, touring in support of its new album "Monster Music." Called "an otherworldy experience" and "completely original" (Tiny Mix Tapes) Grex was formed as a way to explore the meeting point between popular song and experimental jazz, fostering a new music that both encompasses and expands upon its influences. At Outpost 186, Grex offers a rare set of largely improvised music, joined by a bill of violinist Morgan Evans-Weiler and a new ensemble featuring locals Angela Sawyer, Nick Neuberg, and Ethan Parcell.

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

Jim Hobbs  / Steve Lantner  / Luther Gray

Jim Hobbs – alto / Steve Lantner – piano / Luther Gray - drums

Thursday 24 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Lou Moreno Percussion Ensemble presents

"The four elements"

Ten musicians from Brazil, Israel, Japan, Colombia, Kuwait, Spain, Argentina and the US will be presenting original compositions inspired by the four elements, while a visual artist improvises painting live to the music. We will also feature an astrologist from Argentina, who will talk about the theme of the evening.

Presented by Lou Moreno Campos and Jacinta Clusellas

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

Dave Maxwell presents 
The Shapeshifters

special guest – Tom Plsek – trombone (chair of brass dept., Berklee)

David Maxwell - piano

Jim Hobbs - alto sax

Lawrence Cook - drums

Adam Lane

Saturday 26 July @ Outpost, 8pm $20 or b/o

rob chalfen & subconsciouscafe productions presents

60’s ESP Records Free Jazz pioneer
Burton Greene & Adam Lane

Burton Greene – piano + Adam Lane - bass

Burton Greene was born and spent his early years in Chicago, Illinois. He had seven years of classical music training with Isadore Buchalter of the Fine Arts Building. Burton studied jazz theory and harmony with Dick Marx, and continued his music education in the "School of the Streets" of the mid 1950's from such luminaries as Billy Green and Ira Sullivan. He arrived in New York in 1962 and formed probably the first spontaneous composition group with bassist Alan Silva in '63: The Free Form Improvisation Ensemble. He joined the Jazz Composers Guild in '64 (organized by Bill Dixon and Cecil Taylor) and formed his first recorded quartet in '65 which included Marion Brown and Henry Grimes. He performed in New York in the 1960's with such people as Sam Rivers, Rashied Ali, Albert Ayler, Patty Waters, Byard Lancaster, Gato Barbieri, etc. Burton was involved with the New Music Concert Series in Town Hall and YMHA organized by Max Pollikoff which included panel discussions with Morton Feldman and Earl Brown.

Burton moved to Europe in 1969--first to Paris and then to Amsterdam. Since that time he has toured and recorded extensively in both Western and Eastern Europe with occasional tours in America. Mr. Greene has recorded over 60 records and CD's of his compositions in many and varied contexts. As an eclectic composer and performer, his works are involved with jazz, contemporary classics, electronics, and a great variety of folklore musics.

Burton has collaborated with many musicians; among them are John Tchicai, Johnny Dyani, Archie Shepp, Anthony Braxton, Willem Breuker, Han Bennink, Keshavan Maslak, Sunny Murray, Steve Tintweiss, Shelly Rusten, Frank Wright, Sean Bergin, Paul Stocker, Theo Loevendie, Maarten van Regteren Altena, Martin van Duynhoven, Clarence Becton, Perry Robinson, Roswell Rudd, Tjitze Vogel, Raoul van der Weide, Tom Jones, Tobias Delius, Michael Moore, Akki Hak, Lou Grassi, Wilber Morris, Roy Campbell, Mark Dresser, Adam Lane, Paul Smoker, Russ Nolan, Ed and George Schuller etc., etc.

Adam Lane is one of my most favorite all time bass players.. We've toured and recorded together with different ensembles in the States and Europe over the past 10 years or so..  Most notably was our work together with Roy Campbell and Lou Grassi.   Our recordings together are on the CIMP label.. The most recent release is Burton Greene with R*time: Burton's Time (2014)

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

Luther Gray + George Garzone + Jim Hobbs + Timo Shanko

Luther Gray – drums / George Garzone – tenor / Jim Hobbs – alto / Timo Shanko - bass

Wednesday 30 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

City of Four

City of Four is a quartet based out of Western Massachusetts that is committed to creating and performing new music.  Their self-titled debut album, released in September 2013, features ten compositions from the group's members. 

Mike Caudill – saxophones / Christian Tremblay – piano,keyboards
Stephen Kerr – bass / Lucas Apostoleris - drums
Thursday 31 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Ben Morse presents folk/rock/psych/country with:


one more TBA
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 - saxophones

Jacob William - bass

Curt Newton - drums

Eric Rosenthal - drums

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

Aaron Darrell Group

Friday 19 August @ 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.

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

Monday 16 June @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

gabriela martina presents

Four Duos in Momentum

Tuesday 26 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Steve Lantner Ensemble

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

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club
with special guest pianist & composer Jorrit Dijkstra - alto saxophone & lyricon
Thursday 25 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant + Tsuyoshi Honjo + Gabriel Solomon

Dave Bryant - keyboards
Tsuyoshi Honjo - saxophones
Gabriel Solomon - violin
Saturday 18 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jon Damian

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