Friday, October 31, 2008

OUTPOST186 Concert & Event Schedule, November 2008

Howie Stelzer photo: Tom Worster/Word Press (see 12 November)

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!


Sunday 2 November @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5 or b/o
markus nechay presents
“The Whimsy!” Song & poesy, bohemian vaudeville, open mic

Wednesday 5 November @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
G. David Gross & "THE SERIES" presents

Andrew Eisenberg - solo percussion

Chris Pottinger & heath moerland - garbage electronics & damaged reeds


Miles Hanley - electronics

Thursday 6 November @ 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:


Friday 7 November @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5/10
VORTEX series for new & improvised music presents:
‘Sounds In Bloom”
with special guest Srdjan Grujicic
+ "Ara Sarkissian's Exultation"

“Sounds in Bloom “
Dennis Shafer - saxophones / Diana Norma Szokolyai - poetry
Srdjan Grujicic - guitar

Noted for his "Extreme musicality and originality" by French guitarist and composer Roland Dyens,
Srdjan Grujicic composes and performs in all musical genres, in chamber groups and solo perfromances. Since his debut concert at ag 10 in Serbia, he has toured all over Europe and Canada.

"Ara Sarkissian's Exulatation"

Ara Sarkssian - piano / Todd Brunel - clarinets and electronics / Ken Field - alto sax, flute and toys

Howie Stelzer photo: Tom Worster/Word Press
Wednesday 12 November @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
G. David Gross & "THE SERIES" presents

Howard Stelzer
+Kevin Frenette Quartet

Howard Stelzer - solo electronics

Kevin Frenette Quartet

Kevin Frenette - guitar
James Rohr - fender rhodes
Ryan McGuire - bass
John McLelland - drums

Thursday, 13 November @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o
“Adventures in Sound”
Bruno Raberg - bass / Josh Rosen - keys / David Tronzo - guitar / Dave Fox - drums
sound clips:

Katt Hernandez
Friday, 14 November @ Outpost 8pm $5/10
Cello Alley presents
“Robert Rivera + Katt Hernandez
Robert Rivera - cello
Katt Hernandez - violin
Limbic Trio
Liz Ehrman - cello / Phil Morimoto - guitar / Richard Ehrman - percussion

Saturday, 15 November @ Outpost, 3:30 pm
John Mulrooney presents poetry/word with
Damon Krukowski (former Galxie 500/Damon & Naomi)
+ Sarah Riggs.
+IsAbelle Garron

Damon Krukowski is an American musician and publisher. He was one of the founding members and the drummer for the band Galaxie 500. His drumwork with Galaxie 500 received widespread praise for its "simmering presence of jazz classicism"[1]

After Galaxie 500's demise due to guitarist Dean Wareham leaving the band, he went on to play drums in Magic Hour, with Galaxie 500's bassist Naomi Yang, Wayne Rogers and Kate Biggar. After Magic Hour, Krukowski and Yang performed as a duo under the name Damon and Naomi. He also runs the Exact Change Press with Naomi Yang - a book publisher specializing in Dada and Surrealist literature based out of Cambridge, MA.

Isabelle Garron
(b. 1968) is a younger generation French poet who teaches in Paris. She is the author of Qu'il faille (Editions Flammarion 2007), Face devant contre (Editions Flammarion 2002), Déferlage II (Editions Les Cahiers de la Seine 2002), and Le corps échéant (Editions Les Cahiers de la Seine 2000). Garron has also participated as poet and/or editor in various French journals, including Petite, Action Poétique, Action restreinte, Rehauts, and La Polygraphe. English translations of her poetry have appeared in Double Change, 1913: a journal of forms, and Verse. The chapbook Face Before Against, in Sarah Riggs's translation, was released by Seeing Eye Books in 2005. Garron's interest in Pierre Reverdy gave rise to a publication of La Lucarne Ovale in its original form (Théâtre Typographique 2001). She is a regular participant with Jean Daive in the France Culture radio broadcast, "Peinture Fraiche" ("Wet Paint") on contemporary art.

Sarah Riggs
is a poet, translator, and visual artist. She is the author of Waterwork (Chax Press 2007), 28 télégrammes and 60 textos (éditions de l'Attente, translated by Françoise Valéry, 2006-7), and Chain of Miniscule Decisions in the Form of a Feeling (Reality Street Editions 2007). She has also published a book of essays, Word Sightings: Poetry and Visual Media in Stevens, Bishop, and O'Hara (Routledge 2002). The installation of her drawings, Isibilités, in collaboration with sound, video and cuisine, took place at the galerie éof in autumn 2007. A member of Double Change and director of Tamaas, she has taught at Columbia University in Paris with Omar Berrada. Together they co-translated Marie Borel's Wolftrot (La Presse 2006). She is at work on a translation of Ryoko Sekiguchi's Two Markets, Once Again (Post Apollo, forthcoming). About Waterwork, Ann Lauterbach said: "In five stunning sequences, Sarah Riggs has created a poetics of elastic migrations that imagines the world as clusters, skeins, and motions whose innate peril is miraculously saved in the act of naming..."

Saturday, 15 November @ 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

Wednesday 19 November @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
G. David Gross & "THE SERIES" presents

Noell Dorsy - voice
James Coleman - theremin
Jules Vasylenko - saxophone
brendan murray - solo electronics

Noah Preminger
Friday, 21 November @ Outpost, 8pm $5-10
Bird Fly Yellow
+ "Low Road"

“Bird Fly Yellow”
Joe Moffett - trumpet / Dan Blacksberg - trombone / Dave Flaherty - drums / Daniel Durham - bass
Bird Fly Yellow is a quartet whose sound is like watching the final scene of Last of the Mohicans — highly dramatic, though you can’t believe you stuck around for the whole movie. Their sound can also be likened to watching a rainbow over Kansas City implode. The group swings violently, with shifts in feel even its members don’t expect. Bird Fly Yellow hails from Philly and Boston, so they are likely under-rehearsed.

"Low Road"
Ruth Lepson - poet
Eric Lane - keys
Noah Preminger - sax

Based out of the Northeast United States, poet Ruth Lepson, saxophonist Noah Preminger, and keyboardist Eric Lane formed Low Road, a group that sets Lepson’s poetry to music written and performed by Preminger and Lane. The repertoire includes a diverse selection of songs containing strict structure as well as very open, free form. Lepson is the current poet-in-residence at New England Conservatory. Preminger and Lane are recent graduates of the school and frequently perform in the Boston and New York areas.

Ruth Lepson:
I'm poet-in-residence at NEC, have been performing with musicians in recent yrs, & Low Road is making a CD of my poems & their music. My books are: Dreaming in Color, Poetry from Sojourner, and Morphology. I've given readings at the Bowery Poetry Club, La Mama, & on NPR's "All Things Considered," & my poems have been in many mags.

Little Mystery @ Outpost (photo Bill T. Miller)
Saturday, 22 November @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
Little Mysteries
+ Andrew Eisenberg - solo
+ Peter Bonos Trio

Little Mystery improvises music by drawing upon a vast array of jazz and experimental influences to create a free, spacious and frequently ethereal sound scape. 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,
Michael Knoblach - Hat Box Drum Set, Percussion
Blair Raker - Trombone
Jim Warshauer - Contra Alto Clarinet, other reed instruments

Andrew Eisenberg - solo percussion
Andrew plays percussion on an assortment of modified drum parts that he has reduced and eroded thru a process of playing and breaking them.

Peter Bonos
Peter Bonos Trio

Peter Bonos - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Zach Iannazzi - Drums
Jeremy Phloyd Starpoli - Trombone

Peter Bonos
Creative composer, improviser and trumpet player Peter Bonos hails from Santa Rosa, CA and is currently based in Northampton, MA. Active in the areas of collective free improvisation, genre-defying solo playing, minimalist composition, klezmer, rock, electronic, and avant garde music, Bonos is currently a performing member of Zebu, Freylekh Valley Orkestr with Hankus Netsky, and Starpoli, Bonos, and Young. Bonos's solo work explores conceptually motivated modes of performance which exploit the outer boundaries of the trumpet's timbral palette in combination with scalar modes specific to the instrument. His varied body of studio-based recordings explore studio composition and sound collage. The Creative Music Collective of Hampshire College and the Purple House have featured concerts currated by Peter. His live and recorded sound design have been featured in recent works of dance choreography and movement performance. I have been a member of these no longer active groups: Perjokte, Triste Sin Richard, Effecto Partido, Sexually Transmitted People, and The Set Up. I have collaborated with Zebu, Tipsy, Bonedaddy, Red Youth, Jonas Golland, Jonathan Glancy, Matt Mondanile, and many others.

Mike Rivard
Monday, 24 November @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
"Scarecrow Mobius"

James Merenda - alto / Mike Rivard - bass / Dave Bryant - piano / James Kamal Jones - drums

Saturday, 29 November @ Outpost, 8pm
Alex Wan presents
“Alex Wan & The Cultural Fusion”