Sunday, April 29, 2018

Outpost 186 May 2018 Concerts & Events

Tatsuya Nakatani - Monday 4 June, 8:30pm




OUTPOST: 186 ½ Hampshire St. (rear), 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 NEWS :

3/18 : harpist Charles Overton performing @ Outpost on recent WCVB Ch. 5 Chronicle http://www.wcvb.com/article/youngbloods-charles-overton-and-bobby-dandliker/19412977

VIDEO OF RAS MOSHE at OUTPOST 2 Dec! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCCn9-o4JCE&sns=fb

NEW POETRY READING SERIES :
Poetry Readings at Outpost 186 is a new series curated by renowned poet Ben Mazer, who is currently Poet in Residence at Outpost 186. See link above for complete calendar listings for the series. Series begins Sept. 2017.

May 2017: I was interviewed on Chan. 5 Chronicle program feature on Inman Sq about Outpost:
http://www.wcvb.com/article/anything-but-square-inman-square/9917387

LIFE DRAWING IS BACK! Sunday mornings 10am - 12:30pm
contact : Elena Saporta : esla@earthlink.net


HEY FOLKS, GO ON THE RADIO TO PROMOTE YOUR SHOW!

Steve Provizer has a jazz radio show, the Duplex Mystery Jazz Hour on WZBC 5-7 Thursdays. He has people on to play and promote their gigs. Contact if interested: s.g.improviz at gmail dot com  - streaming at : http://wzbc.org/  90.3 FM


NOTE: ALL MONDAY EVENTS NOW START @ 8:30 PM

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

send us links to your recordings made at Outpost & we will post them.
NEW DISC BY FORBES GRAHAM & LAURENCE COOK, recorded @ OUTPOST!

BERN NIX / DAVE BRYANT QUARTET LIVE @ OUTPOST - VIDEO

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

Interview with Bern Nix

We are saddened at the news of the passing of our friend Bern Nix, May 2017



blogs by our pals:


BRILLIANT CORNERS - A BOSTON JAZZ BLOG edited by Steve Provizer





OUTPOST GENERAL INFORMATION :

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.


OUTPOST CONCERT INFO :
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?





BOOKING:
NOTICE OF RATE CHANGE as of 1 SEPT. 2017
OUTPOST will be available for most public performances @ $100 per single event.
Recurring series of 3 or more events are available @ $75 per event.
Detailed rate card see OUTPOST PRODUCER'S HANDBOOK


CONTACT: Rob Chalfen, director: robchalfen@hotmail.com
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.






DAYTIME WEEKDAYS AVAILABLE @ OUTPOST :


OUTPOST 186 is also available for meetings, readings, workshops, film shoots, theatre rehearsals, & other (non-musical) weekday daytime events.


ART

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


CURRENT SHOW : DINA SHAPOSHNIKOVA - mixed media 
dinachapeau.com




CONCERT EVENTS


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

First Tuesdays Jazz Jam

House Band special guests: Blue Donut Safari!

BDS is a high-intensity jazz quintet featuring:

Chris Pitts - tenor sax / Michael Chasse – trombone / Richard Hale Shaw - bass / Mike Ball – bass / Johnny Horner – piano / Gillian Delear – drums, percussion / David Mann – drums

A jazz jam open to the public to listen and for musicians to sit in and join us.







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

TJ Reynolds + Hounds On An Island + MPTHY


TJ Reynolds (hip hop)
http://www.tjreynolds.net/music.html

Hounds on an Island (Trad Jazz)
https://www.facebook.com/houndsonanisland/


MPTHY (pop/chamber folk)
https://mpthy.bandcamp.com

Come join us for an evening of eclectic sounds and grog! The evening kicks off with TJ Reynolds who will debut songs from his upcoming children's album "Play!" Then Hounds on an Island will continue the groove with new takes on everything from traditional jazz and blues and liberal bent protest anthems and everything in between. Closing out the show is MPTHY; the brainchild of Mikael Hirsch, he will debut new music in his first show in nearly four years.






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

Outpost Duo Series



Steve Bilodeau - guitar 

Alex Bilodeau  - bass



Morgan Smallwood - saxophone

Andy Wilds - saxophone



Monica Pabeliono - voice 

Aaron Holthus - bass



Robbie Pate - voice

Jacob Hiser - piano


 





Saturday 5 May @ Outpost, 4 - 6pm poetry reading

Eliot Cardinaux & Gillian Devereux

Eliot Cardinaux:

"I’m thinking of an inverse poetry, which turns experience outward like a flower, raises up without empathy, and echoes the reader, without ensnaring; its collection would be, like their trace upon a winter city, a ghost town for friends."

Gillian Devereux received her MFA in Poetry from Old Dominion University and directs the Writing Center at Wheelock College in Boston, where she also teaches creative writing. She is the author of Focus on Grammar (dancing girl press, 2012) and They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights (Aforementioned Productions, 2011). Her first full-length collection, To Feel Sleep Coming​, will be published by Coven Press in the fall, and her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Pith, Delirious Hem, The Midwest Quarterly, The Rain, Party, and Disaster Society, Sundog Lit, Boog City, and Printer’s Devil Review. Follow her on Twitter (@fromthistles) or Tumblr (http://neomodernmix.tumblr.com).









Note : we regret that due to a family emergency this show is cancelled. Jackson should be back next month. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Saturday 5 May @ Outpost, 8pm, $10 or b/o

Araqsana New Album Pre-release Listening Party

Jackson Mann - chromatic harmonica, synthesizer, sampler

Omar Sosa - electric guitar

Zoe Mitchell - electric bass

Matt Chenery - drum set

Boston based Jazz-fusion group that combines jazz with elements of electronic music and punk rock. 







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

Dave Bryant Trio

Dave Bryant - keyboards
Jacob William - bass
Bob Gullotti – drums









Monday 7 May @ Outpost, 7 – 9:30pm, free

Arts Fuse hosts a discussion on exploring the value of the small online arts magazines in the Boston area. It will also examine ways in which they might find support at a challenging time for independent arts journalism. Participants will include Greg Cook of Wonderland, Franklin Einspruch of Delicious Line, the visual arts magazine, as well as other prominent editors and bloggers. Admittance is free.
FB Event page : https://www.facebook.com/events/432047783902292/







Tuesday 8 May @ Outpost, 8pm $5 or b/o

Jeff Robinson Trio perform "Getting Fixed"

Jeff Robinson - saxophone, vocals

Blake Newman - bass

Phil Neighbors - drums

The award-winning Jeff Robinson Trio perform their epic concept recording "Getting Fixed" written by poet Marc Goldfinger and the Jeff Robinson Trio.  Based on a true story about heroin addiction and motorcycles this music and spoken word mashup will make you laugh, cry and curl your toes all at the same time!  There will be a Q&A with author Marc Goldfinger and the Jeff Robinson Trio after the performance




https://marcdgoldfinger.outlawpoetry.com/2012/03/15/jeff-robinson-trio-getting-fixed-featuring-the-lyrics-of-marc-d-goldfinger/










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

JDME

Jimmy Zhao -  violin, erhu, bawu, other Chinese reed and string instruments

David Williams – flutes

Michael Knoblach - multiple percussion
Eric Dahlman - trumpet, overtone singing, electronics












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

LA Bones At The Outpost 186

John Licata - trombone
Max Acree - trombone
John Horner - piano
Dave Gold - bass
Jillian DeLear - drums










Sunday 13 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Citizens’ Loft presents Performance Showcase






Monday 14 May @ Outpost, 6pm

poetry reading featuring

Eileen Cleary, Steven Riel, Quintin Collins & Kevin McLellan








Wednesday 16 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o


Sudden Duo + Wendy Eisenberg + GlovePilot + Caitlin Cawley

Contemporary compositions, experimental songs, free improvisation and more.
Sudden Duo : Dylan Sherry – sax, electronics / Chris Southiere - drums suddenduo.bandcamp.com
Wendy Eisenberg :
 is an improviser, composer, and songwriter who uses guitar, pedals, the tenor banjo, the computer, the synthesizer and the voice. https://wendyeisenberg.bandcamp.com/
GlovePilot : Matt Hull – trumpet, electronics / Joe Hartigan - drums https://glovepilotmusic.bandcamp.com/
Caitlin Cawley : percussion, electronics
The third of a monthly series this spring, hosted by Sudden Duo -- follow their facebook page to find out about future shows! facebook.com/suddenduo







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

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club

Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & baritone saxs / Seth Meicht - tenor sax / Daniel Rosenthal – trumpet & flugelhorn / Josia Reibstein – tuba / Aaron Darrell - bass / Curt Newton – drums

Music of Charlie Kohlhase, Graham Connah, Aaron Darrell, Elmo Hope, Makanda Ken McIntyre, Roswell Rudd and John Tchicai







Friday 18 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

The Johnny Horner Trio Jazz jam session. Come and play

Johnny Horner – piano / Dave Mann - drums / Ricard-Hale Shaw - bass 








Saturday 19 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

String TheoryForms of Matter

PEK - clarinets, saxophones, double reeds

Glynis Lomon – cello, aquasonic, voice     

Matt Schutchfield – violin

Silvain Castellano – bass

Reverend Grant Beale – guitar

 
 
Sunday 20 May @ Outpost, 5:30 pm
private recital










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

the ad hoc music series presents

"Machine Machine"

Set 1 : Eric Woods - modular synthesizer

Set 2 : Ross Wightman - bass/electronics








NOTICE : ALAS THE LANTNER/CHASE/GRAY SHOW IS CANCELLED, THEY WILL BE BACK NEXT MONTH, TUES. 26 JUNE.
WE REGRET THE INCONVENIENCE.





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

Lantner / Chase / Gray

Allan Chase - saxophones

Steve Lantner - piano

Luther Gray - drums




NOTE : WE REGRET THAT DUE TO FAMILY EMERGENCY THE 24 MAY CHARLES OVERTON SHOW IS CANCELLED
THEY WILL RETURN THURSDAY 26 JULY. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

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

Charles Overton Group

Charles Overton - harp

Gregory Groover Jr. - tenor saxophone

Max Ridley - bass

Peter Barnick - drums




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

James Merenda & Tickle Juice

James Merenda - alto sax / Tom Duprey – cornet / Vanessa Morris – piano / Paul Dilley - guitar / Scott Sandvik – guitar  / Maria Gorkun – violin / Paul Dilley - guitar /Jon Dreyer – bass / Miki Matsuki - drums


With their debut album Roots to the Stars in 2014, improvisation meets liquid jazz, Bulgarian reggae and Michael Jackson at a rock concert, shaken (not stirred) with your local orchestra and resident street musicians. These parched and passionate improvisers meet the music of James Merenda, exploring beyond where dreams take you.










Saturday 26 May @ Outpost, 11am – 12pm

Open Mic For Morning People

This meetup is for musicians who would enjoy performing at an open mic held on weekend late mornings in the Cambridge/Somerville area and audience members who would enjoy them. Our vision for an open-mic for morning people is to create an atmosphere that is safe, supportive, fun and inclusive, of different kinds of music and people. First-timers and any kind of inter-generational collaborations are strongly encouraged. While the focus is on acoustic music, all genres and ages are welcome. Poetry, stand-up, or other kinds of performance art welcome, as well.
https://www.meetup.com/Open-Mic-for-Morning-People/






Saturday 26 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dark Matter presents

Jeb Bishop - trombone / Kit Demos – bass, electronics / Eliot Cardinaux – piano, word / Rakalam Bob Moses – drums









Monday 27 May @ Outpost, 8:30pm $10 or b/o

MOONMUSICA
Grace Herzog – keyboards, percussion 

Shami Ejiet - voice, african drum

Sophia Silver - flute, voice

Dennis Suozzi – drums 

Cha Feliz - gubitar, percussion 

Zack Facco - bass 

Joe Freedman - guitar

Michael Bloom - guitar

ISAO - guitar

Eric Dahlman - trumpet

Dana Tolman - ashiko drum

Michael Redmond - drums, percussion 



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

Çeşni Trio - Original music inspired by the Ottoman Art Music Tradition

Tev Stevig - tanbur, fretless guitar, alterna-telli
Michael K. Harrist - contrabass, yayli tanbur, ney
Fabio Pirozzolo - darbuka, riq, bendir, cajon, tombak, armenian dhol
We've been working on new material and arranging old pieces with new instrumentation as we look forward to a series of concerts and recording sessions to come. The trio is excited to be continue the monthly series at Outpost!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWJoGzYKqhQ








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

RETRIBUTION BODY + KNIVES OF SPAIN + CENOTE



RETRIBUTION BODY (Boston) is Matthew Azevedo, a musician, teacher and acoustician currently based in Boston whose performance practice is centered on creating unique, immersive sound environments.  Retribution Body uses analog electronics, high amplification, and a custom speaker array capable of reproducing subsonic energy to reproduce the mental and emotional states which arise in Zen meditation. 

https://retributionbody.bandcamp.com/
KNIVES OF SPAIN (NC) is 21st-c trobairitz by Gwen Young on electrified classical guitar, accordion, flutes, vintage analog synth, modular synth, broken autoharp, field recordings, words, voice and more.  Edgy and eclectic electroacoustic sets, braiding aspects of dark folk, avant-psych, improvisation and electronic experimentation.www.knivesofspain.com
 
CENOTE  (NC) www.cenoteimprov.com











Thursday 31 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Benjamin Young Quartet + KIN

Benjamin Young Quartet

Nathan See - alto sax

TBA - guitar

 Benjamin Young - bass

James Davis - drums



KIN plays the music of Eric Dolphy and Ornette Coleman

Neta Ranaan – tenor sax

Allison Burik – alto sax

Seulgi Hwang - bass

James Davis - drums







june 





Monday 4 June @ Outpost, 8:30 pm $10 or b/o

Tatsuya Nakatani Ensemble

Tatsuya Nakatani – percussion / Damon Smith – bass / Jeb Bishop – trombone / Forbes Graham – trumpet / Andria Nicodemou – vibes / Jim Hobbs – alto sax (tbc)

https://www.facebook.com/events/224733668291915/
 Tatsuya Nakatani is a Japanese avant-garde sound artist and master percussionist. He has released over 80 recordings and tours internationally. Performing solo, in collaboration, and with his Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO) project he plays over 100 concerts a year.

With his adapted Gong and handcrafted Kobo bow, Nakatani has developed his own unique instrumentation. A master of new sounds and extended technique; he sculpts a transformative, intense, expressive sound that engages improvised and experimental music while resisting genre. Central to his philosophy of sound is the concept of MA 間, which can be understood as the space or interval between perceptual events.



http://www.tatsuyanakatani.com












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

Krish Jaiman, Marios Nicolaides, John Cushing - A Night of Friends & Music

ensemble 1:

Krish Jaiman - guitar, voice, harmonium

Marios Nicolaides - guitar, voice, piano

John Cushing - guitar, voice, drums



ensemble 2 :

Damien Scalise - guitar, drums

Danny Sagastume - saxophone

Anais Azul -  voice

Rubin Hohlbein - trumpet

Jonas Tarm - violin



Three singer-songwriters and close friends from Jamaica Plain come together to play their music, to share with their family and friends.


















Joaquin Bustamante








                   Nicolás Emden


 
Thursday 7 June @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o

Nicolás Emden + Joaquin Bustamante Quartet
Nicolás Emden
- acoustic guitar, voice
https://www.facebook.com/NicolasEmdenMusica/

Joaquin Bustamante Quartet

Joaquin Bustamante  - electric guitar

Juan Mejía – drums

Orion Lion – piano

Seulgi Hwang - bass
https://www.sonicbids.com/band/joaquin-bustamante/








Monday 11 June @ Outpost 8:30pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant Quintet

Dave Bryant - keyboards

Tom Hall - tenor saxophone

Eric Hofbauer - guitar

Jacob William - bass

Miki Matsuki - drums








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

Cardinaux / Hull / Ridley / Talesfore, Jr. / Bishop

+ Hull & Talesfore Jr.


Eliot Cardinaux - piano

Matt Hull - trumpet

Max Ridley - double bass 

Patrick Talesfore, Jr. - drum set                  

+Matt Hull and Patrick Talesfore, Jr. duo

Matt Hull - trumpet

Patrick Talesfore, Jr. - drum set                  

Group improvisations. Patrick is on tour from California







Thursday 14 June @ Outpost 8pm

Nate Jones NEC Prep Jazz Certificate Recital

Noah Klavens - drums

Danny Silverston - piano

Aidan Divine - bass

Jeff Gordon - guitar

Nate Jones presents a jazz recital for his NEC prep certificate.














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

Leap of FaithProof of Theory

PEK - clarinets, saxophones, double reeds

Glynis Lomon – cello, aquasonic, voice

Yuri Zbitnov – drums, percussion

Others  TBD​









Sunday 24 June @ Outpost, 8pm $20 or b/o

rob chalfen & subcosciouscafe productions presents

nyc avant tenor monster

Ras Moshe Burnett

Ras Moshe Burnett – tenor sax, flute

Damon Smith – bass

Luther Grey – drums

Glynis Lomon – cello





july







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

Citizens' Loft sjhowcase presents

Chelsey Meyer + Vibez the Great + Citizens' Loft Houseband

Chelsey Meyer: vocal, piano, soul (Boston, MA)


Vibez the Great: spoken word, rap, neo-soul (Peabody, MA)


Citizens' Loft Houseband:  community jam (Boston, MA)




Sign-ups can be submitted through CLopenmics@gmail.com









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

Corey Hales and Talia Rubenstein

Corey Hales - voice and guitar

Talia Rubenstein - guitar

Bostonian Corey Hales has an unexpected voice considering his style and stature. Hailing from just outside of Boston in Milton MA, Corey has been working on his vocal performance since he was 18 months old, and at the young age of 20 he has already established himself as a promising up and coming artist in the Boston area. Corey's vocal coach Mark Baxter has coached some of the greatest voices in American music including the great Steven Tyler. Corey has had wild success in his short time pursuing gigs, securing four residencies, including one at the renowned Harlem Nights in New York.
Talia Rubenstein is guitarist and composer from Boston, USA. She divides her time playing jazz and solo acoustic guitar, and combines the two styles to create a unique and melodic sound. Talia works as a freelance guitarist in both Boston and NYC, though she has played a wide range of venues outside of the USA from township schools in South Africa to the Duc De Lombards in Paris. She will also be performing for the Belize International Jazz Festival this June.

Links:







august



Sunday 5 August @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

a concert or experimental music by  
ELMS composers :

Jennie Gottschalk, Nomi Epstein, Colin Tucker, Adam Tinkle,

Brian Harnetty, Eddie Davis



ELMS brings together experimental music practitioners from across the country for a four day symposium and festival of discussions, panels, workshops and concerts. ELMS will present a festival and experimental music workshop in August 2018 involving musicians and community members of Boston.



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OUTPOST SERIES DESCRIPTIONS :

Occasional Series:

Rob Chalfen presents: subconsciouscafe new chamber music series
Rob Chalfen's long-running improvised music series continues at OUTPOST. Innovative chamber music at play on the spectra of jazz, electronic, classical and world. Also may be dug by the non-subconscious mind. robchalfen@hotmail.com


Dave Bryant - veteran Ornette Coleman Living Color pianist presents an ever-changing ensemble of originals and avant classics (jazz) Monthly, tba

Jessica Bozek presents : The Small Animal Project Reading Series - poetry & fiction (occas. Tuesdays)

Jacob Williams Para Quintet - the great bassist presents various combinations


 

Boston Poetry Marathon - annually, usually 2nd weekend of August 
 
Regular Monthly Series:
1st Tuesdays: Gillian DeLear presents Jazz Barracudas - jazz jam
http://www.jazzbarracudas.com
https://www.facebook.com/JazzBarracudas 
 

4th Tuesdays: Steve Lantner presents: jazz originals & free-improv with a tight group of sympaticos



4th Wednesdays: Michael K. Harrist presents Original Music drawing from the Ottoman Art Tradition

 

 
3rd Thurdays: Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club - challenging & humorous arranged pieces by Kohlhase, John Tchicai, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker & others, mid-size ensembles (jazz)
 

4th Fridays: James Merenda presents Tickle Juice - featuring James Merenda - alto sax & his regular band (jazz) "high-energy original music, jazz & beyond!"
 

4th Saturdays: Kit Demos presents Dark Matter Series
(jazz)
 
DISCLAIMER:
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