Wednesday, October 1, 2008

OUTPOST186 Concert & Event Schedule, October 2008

Neil Leonard - see Saturday 25 October

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

NEWS: 19 August - Outpost just got a fabulous Yamaha U3 full-size upright piano! Come check it out!

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

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

Gallery hours are 1-4pm Tuesday through Sunday during exhibitions or by appointment.
CONTACT: robchalfen@hotmail.com617.876.0860

Outpost featured in Cambridge Chronicle, 19 June 2008:

John Voigt featured in Cambridge Chronicle, 14 July 2008

Nice write up on Outpost in the Glob, Sunday 27 Jan. 2008 Outpost is the 2nd item:

on Richard Sandler's Films:
On our "Small Arts Group Die Off", 13 January:
Big Red & Shiny:§ion=article&article=DONT_DRINK_THE_1485440
BILL MARX/The Arts Fuse: Boston Foundation to Small Theatres - Drop Dead Please!

Thursday, 2 Oct. @ OUTPOST, 8pm $10 or b/o
subconsciouscafé presents
From Denmark

Omsider skete det !

- debut CD med Trio Chroch " Live at Dexter "

Spontan musik med et smil !

Trio Chroch " Live at Dexter " AACD 1009 blev optaget den 14 januar 2000 foran et oplagt og medlevende publikum, som overgav sig til varmen, humoren, det store engagement og den charmerende drengede facon. Publikum tog Trio Chroch på ordet og deltog i en rejse igennem farverige lydcollager - en rejse, hvor grænser blev brudt og døre blev åbnet til nye musikalske landskaber.

Trio Chroch er et ungt orkester på den danske musikscene, der går nye veje for at komme med et friskt og publikumsvenligt bud på spontan musik - musik skabt i nuet. Ny musik spillet på et højt kunstnerisk niveau, der opstår i en dialog med publikum og omgivelserne. Toner og lyde der taler til alle sanser og sætter fantasien i gang.

Trio Chroch holdt deres ord - der var noget for både øre og øje……

" Trio Chroch spiller musik der ikke plejer at være for alle - for alle ! "

Bo Stief

Trio Chroch er :
Christoffer Møller: piano, synth, trompet, vocal
Robert Cole Rizzi: guitar, elektronik, perc, vocal
Chano Olskær: trommer, perc, vocal

Trio Chroch, DK & Richard J. Rizzi, USA – creative music and spoken words

Trio Chroch play spontaneous music in a way that’s warm, honest, friendly and turned towards the audience. New music performed with excellence in an ongoing dialog with the spectators and the surrounding environment.
The music is innovative and imaginative. Trio Chroch is committed to guide the listeners on a voyage through colourful collages of sounds, and join them on a journey where boundaries will collapse and new musical landscapes will unfold.
Richard J. Rizzi has been writing and performing poetry for over 40 years in various settings and expressions. With Trio Chroch he recites and adapts his words to melt together in a united search for new unexplored territory

Trio Chroch; Christoffer Møller, Piano
Robert Cole Rizzi, Guitar
Chano Olskær, Drums

“A spellbinding evening of improvisation”
Stephen Pedersen (Arts Reporter Halifax Herald)
” They play music that usually isn’t for everyone – for everybody!”
Bo Stief (Danish musician & composer) about Trio Chroch)

Visit our homepage

Trio Chroch has among other places performed at: Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Århus Jazz Festival, Av – Art Festivals, Magic Music Festival, Kolding Kontempoary Festival, Live on Danish National Radio. Trio Chroch toured in and around New York in November 2000, October 2001, October 2002 and September 2003 among the venues we where fortunate to perform were “Knitting Factory” “CBGB’s” and ”Roulette” in NYC.
Apart from the US tours Trio Chroch had the opportunity to tour in Germany, Latvia, Estonia and Sweden over the past couple of years.

Robert Cole Rizzi, Hasselvænget12, 6091 Bjert, tlf.7557 1486 mob.2645 7480, email:,

Friday, 3 October @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
VORTEX series for new & improvised music presents:
"The Vortex Other Dimension Ensemble/Sounds in Bloom/Momentum"
Emile Tobenfeld - video art / Diana Norma Szokolyai - poetry, movement / Dennis Shafer - saxophones / Dawson Hill -keyboard and theatre / Chris Montecalvo - percussion / Jason Felitto - electric bass

Join us for an evening where all forms of art converge! Start out with poetry and music, then add video art improvisation by "Dr. T" (Emile Tobenfeld) and then add masterful theatrical improvisation by Momentum. Momentum frequently appears in poetry spoken word nights at the Milky Way in Jamaica Plain and has also played at Matt Murphy's Pub and on WERS radio.

(please note change in lineup for this show)
Saturday, 4 October 2008

max alper family band - sleepy compositions and free improvisation. for the young and old, combining minimalist classical and third stream free form structured compositions to bring a new, mood-bending sound. (image attached)

dan lawrence - energetic, loud, and tasteful. dan lawrence and his band bring a fun and trippy sound to their shows, definitely a crowd pleaser.

diamond mouse - raw and organic, Jamaica Plain's Diamond Mouse bring a folk sound like no other.

Sunday, 5 October @ Outpost 8pm $8 or b/o
bohemian vaudeville:
“Binding the Cosmic Beasts:Alien Bondage on a Sunday”
Join these other worldly creatures in a wild adventure tearing between dimensions. With Clara the Chanteusse and Ruckus Muckus

Pandit Ravinder Goswami and Ramchandra Pandit
Tuesday, 14 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Pandit Ravinder Goswami and Ramchandra Pandit

Pandit Ravinder Goswami and Ramchandra Pandit are masters of the Varanasi style... on their Spirit of Banaras tour this year mostly playing colleges. Goswami is a senior performer of the national scene... truly brilliant musician.

Wednesday, 15 October @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
“G. David Gross Presents”

unnamed bigband

bhob rainey - soprano sax
james coleman - theremin
liz tonne - voice
greg kelley - trumpet
vic rawlings - cello/electronics
mike bullock - upright bass
chris cooper - guitar

unnamed bigband:

dave gross - alto saxophone
polly hanson - percussion
forbes graham - trumpet
angela sawyer - electroncs
josh jefferson - bass clarinet
jules vasylenko - alto saxophone
nathan aylers - guitar
jay sullivan - turntable
lou cohen - electronics

Friday, 17 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
“Dave Maxwell’s Ether Bandits”

Dave Maxwell - piano
Todd Brunel - bass clarinet
Robert Rivera - cello
Lawrence Cook - drums

Saturday, 18 October @ Outpost - 8pm $5/10
Greenblatt/Schachnik Duo

Rich Greenblatt - piano
Gilson Schachnik - vibes ‏

Roger Miller by Bill T. Miller
Sunday 19 October @ Outpost - 7pm $5/10
Ben Miller - prepared stereo guitar, electronics
Roger Miller - samples, toy piano
Matt Weston - percussion, electronics

Bhob Rainey and friends
Bhob Rainey and friends, TBA

Josh Jefferson - sax + Vic Rawlings - cello -

Monday, 20 October @ Outpost - 7pm $5/10
Forbes Graham presents

-Dave Dove/Paul duo
-Forbes Graham/Josh Jefferson/David Gross

Wednesday, 22 October @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
“G. David Gross Presents”

Minority Unit - world premiere of this power/grind/thrash trio
ricardo donoso - drums
luke moldof (ex-craniopagus) - guitar
jules vasylenko - sax

Josh Jefferson - saxophone
Lou Cohen - laptop powered by Csound

Charlie Kohlhase - saxophones
Jef Charland - bass
Chris Punis - drums

Friday, 24 October @ Outpost - 8pm $5-10
Richard Tarantino - homemade percussion and amplified/prepared sheet metal objects
(Emperor Nortons stationary Marching Band)
Grantley Smith - percussion/electronics (also of ENSMB and many other boston jazz/improv groups)

Neil Leonard
Saturday, 25 October /@ Outpost - 8pm $10 or b/o
Dave Bryant presents:
Neil Leonard – reeds and electronics / Jane Wang – bass / Curt Newton – drums / Dave Bryant - keys

Sunday, 26 October @ Outpost - 7pm $5/10
“Forbes Graham presents (tba)

note: The Dante piece will be scheduled for another time.

Jon Glancy & Peter Bonos
Wednesday, 29 October @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
“G. David Gross Presents”

"PB 'n J"
+"empty house cooperative"

PB 'n J
Francis Jon Glancy - Percussion, homemade instruments
Nat Mugavero - Drums
Peter Bonos - Trumpet, Fluegelhorn

empty house co-operative
david michael curry - viola/electronics

Thursday 30 October @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
Alex Wan presents
“Alex Wan & The Cultural Fusion”

Alex Wan - guitar & electric bass
Wing La - drums
Mihoko Abe - keys
Matt Wan - trombone


Alex Wan was born in Hong Kong and came to Boston in the late 60's, he plays both guitar, guitar synthesizer, and bass. He has played in various bands in and around New England, including his own band
"Cultural Fusion". He released his debute solo CD album in 1989, entitled "Cultural Fusion" which consist 11 of his original compositions and arrangements. The album was distributed in US and Europe.
His music can be heard at:



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 -

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

East Coast Chant - 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 East Coast Chant.

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.

subconsciouscafe : Rob Chalfen :
VORTEX : Todd Brunel :
East Coast Trance: Toni Pinheiro :
Cello Alley : Robert Rivera :
The Whimsy! : Markus Nechay -
Al's Crockpot : Al Nidle -
Eric Zinman:,
Birdsongs: Michael Bierylo -

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Thank you,
Harlan T. Flash
Corresponding Secretary