Saturday, April 26, 2008

OUTPOST186 Concert & Event Schedule, May 2008

Edrie Edrie - see 26 April

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

BULLETIN:The Moonship show for Sat 19 April is cancelled due to sched snafus. Apologies from the Moonship Krewe!

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

OUTPOST INFO:
All shows 8pm doors unless otherwise noted.
Admission by donation at door.
No reservations, come early!
All shows all ages.
No smoking, no alcohol please.

GALLERY HOURS:
Starting January 8, regular gallery hours are 1-4pm Tuesday through Sunday when exhibition is up.
CONTACT: robchalfen@hotmail.com617.876.0860

WE GET PRESS!!Nice write up on Outpost in the Glob, Sunday 27 Jan. Outpost is the 2nd item:
http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2008/01/26/six_nights_out____what_youre_hear_who_youll_meet/

on Richard Sandler's Films:
http://www.bloggernews.net/113600
On our "Small Arts Group Die Off", 13 January:
Globe: http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2008/01/12/small_arts_groups_are_dying_to_be_heard/
Big Red & Shiny:
http://www.bigredandshiny.com/cgi-bin/retrieve.pl?issue=issue75§ion=article&article=DONT_DRINK_THE_1485440
BILL MARX/The Arts Fuse: Boston Foundation to Small Theatres - Drop Dead Please!
http://www.theartsfuse.com/2008/01/20/boston-foundation-to-small-theaters-drop-dead-please/#more-401



Saturday 26 April 8pm $5 or b/o
from the army of broken toys comes
Walter Sickert's "Plastic Powwow 89"
For a night of Rain Dances, intimate musical performances, video, communal sound making, honoring the Dead (people & animals) and above all merriment hysteria!!!

BYO: Food / Drinks / Instruments

http://www.myspace.com/armyoftoys
, http://www.armyoftoys.com

Entry = 5$, Food, Drink donation and/or a kiss on the cheek
Walter Sickert
Wednesday 30 April @ Outpost, 8pm $7 or b/o
“Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic Salon Series”
Michael Bierylo (guitar, laptop); Rick Scott (keyboards, percussion), Erik Lindgren (keyboards, electronics)plus
Encanti (laptop/glitch master) & special guests

Thursday, 1 May, 8pm
THE G. DAVID GROSS & FRIENDS BIRTHDAY BASH
featuring
forbes graham
greg kelley
the cloud cloud club
empty house collective
the epicureans
polly hanson
matt samolis
Microkingdom's Yesterday's Wizards

Friday 2 May @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5/10
VORTEX series for new & improvised music presents:
Little Mystery
+
Skinny Vinny

Josh Jefferson - sax / Andrew Eisenberg - percussion.

LITTLE MYSTERY improvises music by drawing upon a vast array of jazz and experimental influences to create a free, spacious and frequently ethereal soundscape. This music is created in part by drawing upon a somewhat unusual line-up of instruments to create music that is both visually and sonically evocative.
:
Eric Dahlman - trumpet
Dahlman has performed with the late great free jazz icon Hal Russell and his NRG Ensemble, The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, The Travis Chandler Philharmonic, Auddity, The Calypso Invaders, and others. Dahlman’s newest CD “Ripped Echo” has met with rave reviews in many journals and features members of Auddity, John Voigt, Eric Royer, members of the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Devil Music and others.

Michael Knoblach - Hat box drum set, percussion
A musician, artist, writer, antique dealer, Knoblach has played with Auddity, Yani Batteau, Reg Bloor (Glenn Branca Band), Boston Rock Opera, Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls), The Calypso Invaders and Cul de Sac among others.

Blair Raker - trombone
Also plays with the USAF Band of Liberty at Hanscomb Field, Massachusetts. He had played for a number of years with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Disneyland Band, Blast!, and was a busy freelance trombonist for several years in the Los Angeles area.


Jim Warshauer (aka Krivati)
- Contra Alto Clarinet, other reed instruments
Jim has been playing saxophone since 1967 and has branched into contra alto clarinet more recently. He has played in a variety of settings in the San Francisco Bay area for over 25 years before coming to Boston for a Y2K gig and then staying there.


SKINNY VINNY

Inspired by speed chess, fast art, and all things Duchamp, Josh Jefferson and Andrew Eisenberg work together to define, refine and otherwise extend their understanding of music. Andrew Eisenberg plays percussion on an assortment of modified drum parts that he has reduced and eroded through a process of playing and breaking them. Josh Jefferson plays alto sax and bass clarinet and focuses on pushing the boundaries of his instruments with extended technique and abstract sounds...


Saturday 3 May @ OUTPOST, 8pm $10 or b/o
subconsciouscafé presents Ornette Coleman pianist
DAVE BRYANT QUARTET
Dave Bryant - piano / John Turner - bass / Eric Rosenthal - drums / Curt Newton - drums
www.accuraterecords.com/bryant.html

Sunday, 4 May @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5 or b/o
“Al’s Crockpot”
Al cooks, you eat. Madness, satire, music & espresso for the post-apocalyptic set.

Thursday 8 May @ Outpost, 8pm $7 or b/o
“Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic Salon Series”
Michael Bierylo (guitar, laptop); Rick Scott (keyboards, percussion), Erik Lindgren (keyboards, electronics) plus
Encanti (laptop/glitch master) & special guests

Friday 9 May @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5/10
Cello Alley presents:
Josiah Altschuler - “Murder Ballads & Love Songs for Cello & Voice” (www.TheBusKing.com)

Equally at home performing in front of a crowded club, or on the concert stages of prestigious classical music halls across the United States and abroad, Josiah Altschuler’s music summons a raw, primal energy, fused with a sophisticated, virtuoso technique. Although rooted in American Primitive music, he uses both cello and guitar to bridge many seemingly disparate genres into cohesive solo performances. His stage appearances balance an intelligent process of experimentation with pure and simple entertainment.

He now accompanies various musicians, and performs as a soloist, carving his own niche by presenting hybrid shows of folk, rock and classical music. A typical solo performance will cross over a wide variety of genres, from the ancient to the modern, incorporating several instruments. He has adapted a guitar-like fingerpicking technique to the cello, which brings a gothic, twisted and haunting signature sound to his music.

Josiah is currently recording his debut CD, "Murder Ballads and Love Songs for Cello and Voice," which will be available in June, 2008.


Saturday 10 May @ Outpost, 2-5pm, free
Artist Reception:
Markus Nechay - Paintings, Assemblage & Works on Paper

Sunday, 11 May @ OUTPOST, 8pm $12 or b/o
“Al’s Crockpot” Mother’s Day Special
Al cooks, you eat. Madness, satire, music & espresso for the post-apocalyptic set.
presents
BARITONE HORN and TWO BASSES
Eric Zinman - baritone horn / John Voigt - bass / Jacob William - bass

info 617-901-4624

Thursday 15 May @ Outpost, 8pm $7 or b/o
“Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic Salon Series”
Michael Bierylo (guitar, laptop); Rick Scott (keyboards, percussion), Erik Lindgren (keyboards, electronics) plus
Encanti (laptop/glitch master) & special guests

Friday 16 May @ OUTPOST, 9pm $5/10
VORTEX series for new & improvised music presents:
“The Vortex other Dimension Ensemble”
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“Let There Be Sound: Stretching The Boundaries Of Performance Practice In Contemporary Music”
Come see the saxophone as it has never sounded before with works by Luciano Berio, Francois Rosse, and the poetry and sounds of Dennis Shafer and Norma Szokolyai. A unique, non-stop adventure of new music and performance art.

A native of Lawrence, Kansas, Dennis Shafer returned to Boston this year from Paris, France where he studied with contemporary saxophonist Jean-Michel Goury. With engagements in throughout the US and Europe, Dennis Shafer has co-founded Sounds in Bloom (myspace.com/dnorma), the Back Bay Saxophone Quartet, Tapis Volant (www.dennisshafer.com/groups), and many other projects.

Diana Norma Szokolyai is a prize-winning performance poet and photographer, a member of the International Women's Writing Guild and is active on Boston and Parisian spoken word scenes and the Other Writers Group based out of Shakespeare and Co. bookstore in Paris, France

Keith Sanders is a South Carolinian, no-limits violist who makes it a habit to push the limits of new music and performance practice. While pursuing his Masters at Longy School of Music, Keith performs and records regularly in Boston and New York City.

“The Vortex Other Dimension Ensemble”
Neil Leonard - alto sax / Anthony Baldino - lap top / Todd Brunel - clarinets / Robert Rivera - Cello / John Mulrooney - poetry / Emil Tobenfeld - spontaneous visual art
A multi-faceted fusion of electro-acoustic music and sounds, augmenting words and visual images.

Thursday 15 May @ Outpost, 8pm $7 or b/o
“Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic Salon Series”
Michael Bierylo (guitar, laptop) Ken Field (sax), Rick Scott (keyboards, percussion), Erik Lindgren (keyboards, electronics) plus
Encanti (laptop/glitch master) & special guests

Friday 16 May @ CAMBRIDGE YMCA, 8pm $15
subconsciouscafé presents
Pete Robbins Group

Friday 16 May @ OUTPOST, 9pm $5/10
VORTEX series for new & improvised music presents:
“The Vortex other Dimension Ensemble”
Neil Leonard - alto sax / Anthony Baldino - lap top / Todd Brunel - clarinets / Robert Rivera - Cello / John Mulrooney - poetry / Emil Tobenfeld - spontaneous visual art
+
“Let There Be Sound: Stretching The Boundaries Of Performance Practice In Contemporary Music”
Dennis Shafer - sax / Diana Norma Szokalyai - poet / Keith Sanders - violin
Works by Luciano Berio, Francois Rosse

A native of Lawrence, Kansas, Dennis Shafer returned to Boston this year from Paris, France where he studied with contemporary saxophonist Jean-Michel Goury. With engagements in throughout the US and Europe, Dennis Shafer has co-founded Sounds in Bloom (myspace.com/dnorma), the Back Bay Saxophone Quartet, Tapis Volant (www.dennisshafer.com/groups), and many other projects.

Diana Norma Szokolyai is a prize-winning performance poet and photographer, a member of the International Women's Writing Guild and is active on Boston and Parisian spoken word scenes and the Other Writers Group based out of Shakespeare and Co. bookstore in Paris, France

Keith Sanders is a South Carolinian, no-limits violist who makes it a habit to push the limits of new music and performance practice. While pursuing his Masters at Longy School of Music, Keith performs and records regularly in Boston and New York City.

Sunday, 18 May @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5 or b/o
“The Whimsy!” Song & poesy, bohemian vaudeville, open mic

Friday 23 May @ OUTPOST, 8pm $10 or b/o
Improvelocity Intimate Public Experiments ~ presents:
"solos and galaxies - the sky’s the limit . . . or not "
Andrea Loretz Frey - soprano / Tonia Pinheiro - vocals / Todd Brunel - clarinets / Joel Cohen - cello / Paul Rodriguez - guitar / Ukumbwa Sauti - percussion / Grant Smith - drums / guest artists

A collective improvisational experience, fusing jazz, symphonic, microtonal, blues and elements from the other side of the universe.

Saturday, 24 May @ OUTPOST, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jacob William's Secondary Deviations Quartet

Jim Hobbs - Alto Sax / Forbes Graham - Trumpet / Jacob William - Bass / Croix Galipault - Drums

Born in Madras (Chennai), India, Jacob William is a Boston-based bass player, composer and improviser working to stretch the multicultural paradigm - exploring the innate, ornate and the palpitating roots of diverse musical traditions.

" Jacob is a true breath of fresh air...special spirit...formidable bass skills...rare and wonderful...inspiring and motivational...one of the most exciting...” Joe Hunt

Jacob has performed and or recorded with musical luminaries such as: Anthony Braxton, Maynard Ferguson, Charlie Mariano, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Omar Sosa, T. Viswanathan and many more. He has appeared on records released on Warner Bros. and Intuition and has played numerous concerts and festivals internationally.

About Alto saxophonist Jim Hobbs, "ask around town, at least among the avant-garde set, and Hobbs’ name is evoked with near-reverence. Guitarist Joe Morris summed it up best in a radio interview a few years ago: “He’s as good as anyone who’s ever played that instrument.”

This group is rounded out by the fast establishing talents of Forbes Graham and Croix Galipault who are both fixtures on the Boston scene in different musical configurations.

http://www.transientones.com
http://www.myspace.com/jacobwilliambass
http://youtube.com/postethno

Sunday, 25 May @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5 or b/o
“Al’s Crockpot”
Al cooks, you eat. Madness, satire, music & espresso for the post-apocalyptic set.


Saturday 31 May @ OUTPOST, 8pm $10 or b/o
subconsciouscafé presents
“BeatBop: Jazz & Poetry
with
John Voigt's Friends & Lovers Band”

featuring
John Voigt - bass / Carolyn Wilkins - voice / Luther Gray - drums
performing works of
Kerouac, Joans, Ferlinghetti, Burroughs, Ginsberg, etc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatnik

POETS whose poems will be read and performed:

Amiri Baraka / Jane Cortez / Ted Joans / Jack Kerouac / Rahsaan Roland Kirk / Joni Mitchell / Ishmael Reed / Sun Ra / Cecil Taylor And Others....

SONGS:
Goodbye Porkpie Hat / Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most

John Voigt has published poetry in SUNY Baffalo’s “Intrepid” with LeRoi Jones, Charles Bukowski, Carl W. Solomon.

Carolyn Wilkins is a performer, composer, and educator [professor at Berklee College]. Author of Tips For Singers. Berklee Press, 2008. Appearances with her group SpiritJazz includes radio (WGBH-FM), and television (BET network); work as a Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. State Department, and concert appearances with Melba Moore, Nancy Wilson, the Fifth Dimension, and the Pittsburgh Symphony under Andre Previn.

Drummer Luther Gray was born March 10, 1972 in New Orleans, LA. In 1995 he graduated the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Music, after which he taught privately and performed in the Washington , D.C. area with, among others, Butch Warren, Cecil Payne, Webster Young, Tsunami, Liquorice, Peter Edelman, Jenny Toomey, Bob Butta, and Buck Hill. Since moving to Boston he has resumed teaching private drum lessons and has played with Joe Morris, Jay Hoggard, Joe McPhee, Timo Shanko, Cameron Brown, Allan Chase, Joseph Daley, Sabir Mateen, Roy Campbell, Ida, Geoff Farina, Andrew White, Rob Brown, Bill Lowe, Greg Abate, Raqib Hassan, Bill Pierce, Mitch Seidman, Steve Swell, Joe Beck, Fred Anderson, Ken Vandermark and many others.

John Voigt - Electro-acoustic-bass. Occasional performances with Ted Joans, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Tuli Kupferberg (Fuggs), Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Bill T. Jones, Captain Kangaroo, Rex Harrison, Jemeel Moondoc, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), William Parker. Broadway Musicals: Hello Dolly, Hair, My Fair Lady.

He was the Librarian at Berklee College, and taught at Mass. College of Art. Lectured and former member of the Board of Overseers at the Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers. Prose and poetry published by major publishing houses.

Recorded on Aum Fidelity, Ayler (Sweden), Box Holder, Cadence, Clean Feed (Portugal), Eremite, MoonFood, and RRRecords.

Media appearances on ABC's 20/20, Black Entertainment Television, and National Public Radio's All Things Considered.

QUOTES:
³JAZZ MORE THAN ONLY MUSIC: John Voigt with his super-modern sleek structured bass makes light as a feather dialogues with the drums, then trumpet...he [Voigt] says: ŒThere is much that's bad in the world, but even the worst hides sparks of divine light.' .... ³Here is music that celebrates the victory of life over death; [as Voigt mentioned] the victory of the glittering sparks over the darkness."
-- [Munich] Dachauer Nachrihten 12. März 2007.²

"In his hands the bass turns into a real talker, a mythical creature, a mouthpiece for the history of man. Voigt's very personal musical metaphors should not be missed." --The Improvisor, 1993.

John Voigt is "an avatar of creative music in Boston" -- Cadence, Dec. 1997.

"Friday night brought one of the world's most inventively alive bass players to Seattle. Boston's John Voigt has done everything from transforming his instrument into a conduit for readings of the Kabbalah to wringing from its neck the scream of an electrocuted pickle." Bill White, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 2002.


CONCERT SERIES AT OUTPOST:

VORTEX - 1st & 3rd Fridays, 8pm $5 or b/o
Microtonal soundscapes painted over a radiant sea of anarchy. New and improvisational music, featuring various guest artists in different incarnations, seeking truth and the voice that brought them to this point. Hosted by Todd Brunel - http://www.clarinetconspiracy.com

CELLO ALLEY - 2nd Fridays, 8pm $5 or b/o
New & Improvised Music
We will present all aspects of the modern improvising string player, in solo and ensemble settings, with electronics and without. Hosted by Robert Rivera
www.myspace.com/riveracellist

IMPROVELOCITY - 4th Fridays, 8pm $10 or b/o
An interactive, improvisational "kaleidoscope for the ears" fusing jazz, symphonic, microtonal, indigenous, ambient, vocals, written words, and elements from the other side of the universe. Hosted by Toni Pinheiro and members of Improvelocity.
http://www.improvelocity.com

subconsciouscafe new chamber music : - occas. 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.

THE WHIMSY! - 3rd Sundays, 8PM $5 or b/o
Song & poesy, bohemian vaudeville, open mic
Hosted by Markus Nechay

AL’S CROCKPOT - Sundays, 8pm $5 or b/o
Al cooks, you eat. Madness, satire, food, music & espresso for the post-apocalyptic set. Crackpots welcome. Hosted by Al Nidle, so it's only fair.

MOONSHIP presents - for kids - 3rd Saturdays, $5, under 3 Free 1pm, 1hr.
family shows for young and old. From pirates to dragons, fairies to magic beans, each month THE MOONSHIP will take you on a wonderful adventure with storytelling, music, puppets and more!www.themoonship.com/calendar.html

MOONSHIP - 2nd Saturdays 1pm(kids)+8pm, $5 or b/o
Pirates, aliens, poets and madmen, belly dancing goddesses and shamanic punks.
www.themoonship.com/calendar.html


SERIES PRODUCERS:
subconsciouscafe : Rob Chalfen : robchalfen@hotmail.com
VORTEX : Todd Brunel : thbrunel@earthlink.net
Improvelocity : Toni Pinheiro : improvelocity@comcast.net
Cello Alley : Robert Rivera : cello_alley@hotmail.com
Moonship : Jason Berube : jason.berube@hotmail.com
The Whimsy! : Markus Nechay - markusnechay@yahoo.com
Al's Crockpot : Al Nidle - alanidle@hotmail.com
AMERANOUCHE - ameranouche@gmail.com
Eric Zinman: studioz@gis.net, ericzinman.com
Birdsongs: Michael Bierylo - mbierylo@berklee.net

DISCLAIMER:
All disclaimers are for reflexive and tautological purposes only, and should not be construed as applying to any errors, typos, or outright fraudulent misrepresentations, real or imaginary, that may be contained in this notice.

Thank you,
Harlan T. Flash
Corresponding Secretary

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