Thursday, December 31, 2009

OUTPOST186 Concert & Event Schedule, January 2010


Ras Moshe - Friday 22 January, 8pm




JANUARY 2010

Friday 8 January @ Outpost, 8pm
VORTEX series for new & improvised music presents:
Todd Brunel Vortex Ensemble
Rob Bethel - cello / Todd Brunel - clarinets / Matt Samolis - flute
+Keith Crook & Steve Provizer
Keith Crook (amplified classical guitar, voice) and Steve Provizer (trumpet, voice) have been playing improvised music in cement stairways, kitchens and other acoustically propitious spots since the 1960’s.

Senor Crook studied classical guitar in Barcelona for 7 years and has been teaching at various universities in Maine for the past 22. His own compositions bridge the unbridgeable; rooted in improvisation, pushing harmony to the limits, yet worked into rigorous structures. He plays in classical and jazz groups in Maine and his compositions have been published in Guitar Review Magazine.

Monsieur Provizer has been playing since his drum major days and has led various jazz groups, including his present aggregation “Travelin’ Light,” a vocal jazz group which does standards. Unlike Crook/Provizer, the group is available for weddings and bar-mitzvahs.

"Crook played with pure virtuosity”- Portland Press Herald

Oddly empathetic.” says the Curmudgeon Monthly.

“A hushed, but menacing duo”-Tony Rubella.


Sunday 10 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Tom Hall & Session VI

The Sessions, a series of performances hosted by saxophonist Tom Hall, brings creative musicians from any and all musical styles and genres together and turns them loose in a free improvisatory setting. For Session VI, Tom brings pianist Tim Ray, guitarist Jon Damian, and bassist Michael Rivard to the Outpost for an evening of free improvisation.

Tom Hall (tenor and baritone sax)
Tom Hall has spent his life improvising all kinds of music, in groups such as Your Neighborhood Sax Quartet, Bob Neiske’s Wolf Soup, the Bruce Katz Band, and Club d’Elf and with people like John Medeski, D.J. Logic, Jon Damian, Matt Maneri, Tim Ray, Duke Levine, Curt Newton, Dave Bryant, and Dave Tronzo. He is the author of the recently published book Free Improvisation: A Practical Guide, and the host of The Sessions.

Tim Ray (piano)
Perhaps best known as pianist for Lyle Lovett and Jane Siberry, Tim has performed in concert with an extensive list of pop music icons, notably Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Lou Reed, Rickie Lee Jones, Willie Nelson, kd lang and Soul Asylum. He regularly performs with leading figures in the jazz world, among them Gary Burton, Scott Hamilton, Eddie Daniels, Bucky Pizzarelli, Lewis Nash and Rufus Reid, and his classical credits include solo performances and concerts with Gunther Schuller, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and the Boston Classical Orchestra.



Jon Damian (guitar, rubber telly)

Besides being the inventor of the Rubber Telly and an improvisation, education, and performance art icon, Jon has performed and recorded with ensembles such as The Boston Pops, Boston Symphony Orchestras, the Boston Opera, the Boston Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, and a range of Jazz luminaries including Howard McGhee, Jaki Byard, Bill Frisell, Jimmy Giuffre, Nancy Wilson, Sheila Jordan, Don Byron, and Bobby Watson.



Michael Rivard (bass)

Michael Rivard is the leader of the Moroccan-dosed-psychedelic-dub-jazz collective Club d’Elf, whose rotating cast has included John Medeski and Billy Martin (MMW), DJ Logic, Marc Ribot, Skerik, Reeves Gabrels, and many, many more. His folk and pop credits include Aimee Mann, Bruce Hornsby, Peter Wolf, Guster, Paula Cole, Shawn Colvin, Patty Larkin, Dar Williams, and Lori McKenna. In addition, he has pursued interests in world music with the West African bands Oyie and Mamma Tongue, and jazz and avant garde music with Joe and Mat Maneri, Bob Moses, Vernon Reid, and others.




Monday 11 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Rafiq Bhatia Collective

Jeremy Viner: tenor saxophone
Corey King: trombone
Rafiq Bhatia: guitar, loops
Jackson Hill: bass
Alex Ritz: drums

Biography:

"A contemporary mind with the true potential of the future, Rafiq Bhatia is definitely an artist to look forward to hearing."
—Billy Hart, legendary jazz drummer

Rafiq Bhatia is a 21-year old East-African Indian American guitarist/composer seeking to synthesize a genre-bending musical lexicon informed by the traditions of his transmigratory heritage.

A first-generation American, Bhatia is currently completing an interdisciplinary honors degree in economics and cognitive science at Oberlin College. He is also associated with the world-renowned Oberlin Conservatory, where his concept quickly caught the attention of prolific drummer Billy Hart, who decided to include Bhatia in his new project, The Billy Hart Laboratory. Besides apprenticing under Hart and Cleveland-based drummer Paul Samuels (Greg Osby), Bhatia is the artist-in-residence at The Feve, an Oberlin mainstay, where his group has attracted a loyal fan-base and critical acclaim for their regular performances. He also frequently returns to New York, performing with the Rafiq Bhatia Collective and studying with Downbeat magazine's "Rising Star Jazz Pianist/Composer" Vijay Iyer.

www.rafiqbhatia.com
myspace.com/rafiqbhatiamusic
pirecordings.com/weblog



Tuesday 12 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Rare Degree : Michael Strauss / Dana Jessen
Michael Strauss - soprano, alto and tenor saxophones /
Dana Jessen (Amsterdam) - bassoon, squeaky toys, wii remotes and bamboo

Michael Straus (saxophones, recyclable objects and electronics) & Dana Jessen (bassoon, squeaky toys, tibetan bowls and bamboo)

presenting works by G. Douglas Barrett, Cory Kasprzyk, Matthew Burtner, Ivo Bol, Anne La Berge and Dana Jessen


rare degree is an Amsterdam-based duo focused on the performance of new and experimental electroacoustic music. Founded in 2007 and always on the move, the duo has presented concerts at venues throughout the U.S. and Europe, with recent appearances at Chicago's Heaven Gallery of Art, Portugal's Musicbox Club, Amsterdam's De Kazerne, U.K.'s Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Washington D.C.'s Artomatic Festival. They have performed with wide variety of experimental artists including turntablist DJ Dubble8, visual artist Sarah Buckius, guitarist Vitor Rua, Quatuor Bozzini and self-proclaimed knife virtuoso Hyaena Reich. Formally educated, they hold graduate degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music, Peabody Conservatory of Music and are both recent recipients of Fulbright Fellowships. Please visit www.mstraus.net and www.danajessen.com for further exploration.

The program is a Dutch meets American experimental music of sorts. Our duo has presented concerts throughout the US and Europe with recent appearances at the Heaven Gallery of Art (Chicago), Musicbox Club (Lisbon, Portugal), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (U.K.), De Kazerne (Amsterdam), Artomatic Festival (Wasington, D.C.) and Franklin Pierce College (New Hampshire) and Lilypad (Cambridge). We hold graduate degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music (Boston), Peabody Conservatory of Music (Baltimore) and are both recent recipients of a Fulbright Fellowship for performance and research in Amsterdam.

Wednesday 13 January @ Outpost, 8pm $3
back alley cinema presents tba



Friday 15 January @ Outpost - 8pm, $5/10
Chagall Performance Art Collaborative
presents



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

green umbrellas presents
Vincent Monaco - trumpet / Junko Simons - cello / Nat Mugavero - percussion
premiering Robert Levy's "Briarwood Variations" and also performing Chardon's "Sonata for Trumpet and Cello" with added improvised percussion, as well as additional improvised pieces.

Sunday 17 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
DAVE BRYANT - solo piano

(Note: this show was formerly listed as Michael Huse Trio)
Wednesday 20 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
GrassbladeSonicExplorers (NYC)
Jeremy Quick - guitar
Alfred Marra - vibes
Mike Huse - bass
Dan Romans - drums

One of the many experiments of six and four stringer Mike Huse, GrassbladeSonicExplorers will premiere a new long form comprovisational work.




Thursday 21 January @ Outpost, 8pm $8 or b/o
Dave Fox 5 in “Adventures in Sound”
David Tronzo - guitar / Phil Grenadier - trumpet / Bruno Raberg - bass / Josh Rosen - piano, keys, special effects /
Dave Fox - drums, percussion

Since late 2008 , "adventure in sound" has been enjoying a successful "third thursday" residency at our musical home base- The Outpost 186 in Cambridge.


Ras Moshe
Friday 22 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
subconsciouscafe presents
RAS MOSHE Quartet (nyc)
Ras Moshe - tenor sax & flute / Forbes Graham - trumpet / Tor Yochai Snyder - Guitar / Dave Miller - drums


+NEW LANGUAGE COLLABORATIVE
Glynis Lomon - cello / Syd Smart - drums / Eric Zinman - piano

ABOUT RAS MOSHE
Ras Moshe: Born on the 22nd of March 1968 in Brooklyn NY. Studied music in school as a child (elementAry to high school) and with his father (Ted "Jacob" Burnett II) who plays alto saxophone,flute and bass clarinet. His grandfather - Ted Burnett I (the last name "Barnett" was used for professional reasons) played tenor sax in the bands of Earl Bostic, Lucky Millinder, Jimmy Mundy, Don Redman, Ella Fitzgerald and many others after coming to America from Jamaica. The drummer Shadow Wilson was a close friend. Later on in life, for a variety of reasons, Ted I began to only play music within the church context. Ras' other grandparents didn't play music but grew up with many jazz and calypso artists in Harlem. Ras (Ted III) renamed himself in 1987. Although trained in earlier forms of "jazz", Ras' preferred mode of improvisation is in the later or "free" developments of the music,without relying on generic terms. He has been writing and reciting poetry since childhood as well. At the age of 16 he started playing alto in roots reggae bands...in the early 90's he got tired of only playing "jazz" at home and "here and there".....he picked up the tenor and decided to pay homage to Coltrane, Albert Ayler, John Gilmore and his other favorites on a permanent basis. Without copying verbatim (or trying not to!) He definitely believes in the positive effect the new music will have on social and personal change. The music is a spiritual and social force. It is the opposite of close mindedness...and its certainly connected to things much higher than war. The music is indeed the voice of the people. He formed The Music Now Unit in 1999 with Jackson Krall,Tor Yochai Snyder,Matt Lavelle,Kyoko Kitamura,Matt Heyner and Todd Nicholson. You can hear different editons/combinations of the band on the "Live Spirits" series on Utech records. His new band is The Transcendence Unit with Dave Ross,Matt Lavelle, Shayna Dulberger and Rashid Bakr. They just did a new release called "Transcendence" on kmb jazz. He has some ongoing musical relationships with Kyoko Kitamura and Dafna Naphtali who are in the forefront of electronic/vocal improvisations. He is the founder and organizer of The Music Now festivals. The festival series is still going strong after 7 years. He plays Tenor sax,sometimes Alto and the flute. 2007: Transcendence KMB Jazz/kmb007 www.kmbrecs.tk Ion Storm with Marc Edwards Slipstream Time Travel 2006: Live Sprits3 Live Spirits4 The Spark Trio www.utechrecords.com The Vampires Revenge with Dom Minasi 2005: Live Spirits1 Live Spirits2 www.utechrecords.com 2003: Into The Openness MusicNow 1 2002: Izititiz-With Our With Jazz(limited edition vinyl) Izititiz-Lucky Bird conduit creations 002 Schematic Jump Arts 004 Handling The Moment -The Matt Lavelle Quartet CIMP records 2001: The Blue Universe Quartet cosmic mechanic 001


Saturday 23 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Steve Lantner - solo piano



Monday 25 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jack Pezanelli / Sheryl Bailey Guitar Duo


Wednesday 27 January @ Outpost, 8pm $5
search music sessions with Nat Mugavero
Nat Mugavero - percussion, zen lunacy + weekly guests tba


Jeff Platz Trio
Friday 29 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jeff Platz's Oh Pulsar Trio with special guest Jim Hobbs

Jeff Platz-guitar
Kit Demos- bass
John Mclellan-drums
Jim Hobbs- alto saxophone

www.myspace.com/jeffplatz
www.myspace.com/jimhobbs

Saturday 30 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Three solo ambient performances with:
Christopher Glenn
+Great Hopes

+Brandon Terzakis

A night of three solo musicians, all doing experimental/ambient sounds.

Brandon Terzakis may have just recently relocated to Boston, but he has quickly established himself as a name to watch. Working with prepared guitar and utilizing traditional improvisational training Brandon's work ranges from the subtle and static to relentlessly agressive. Glistening overtones meet the distorted murk we all try and deny.


Christopher Glenn loops guitars, vocals, and organs to accomplish a very obtuse interpersonal relationship of things.


Great Hopes embodies the guitar-based arrangements and compositions of Nathan Heskia.

Sunday 31 January
private function

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

OUTPOST186 Concert & Event Schedule, December 2009

Matt Lavelle - bass clarinet - Saturday 12 December

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

(CONCERT & EVENT CALENDER FOLLOWS BOILERPLATE, BELOW)

BULLETIN: SUNDAY 29 NOV Herb Robertson / Ana Isabel Ordonez SHOW IS CANCELED AS THE FILMMAKER WAS INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT

OUTPOST NEWS:

OUTPOST is available for meetings, rehearsals & (non-musical) daytime events!

OUTPOST wins Editor's Pick for BEST EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC VENUE in the Phoenix Best 2009!

OUTPOST featured in a short film, THE VENUE (april 2009)

19 August 2008 - Outpost has acquired 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.

OUTPOST CONCERT INFO:
All shows 8pm door unless otherwise noted.
General admission, suggested donation at door.
No reservations, come early!
All shows all ages.
No smoking, alcohol, ether or laudenum please!

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 for exhibits.

CURRENT EXHIBIT

Outpost is now showing paintings by Scott Cahaly
On exhibit: "Geisha Girls", oils, 2000

GALLERY HOURS:
Gallery exhibits may be viewed during scheduled shows or by appointment.
CONTACT: robchalfen@hotmail.com

EMAIL LIST SIGN-UP: http://Outpost186.FanBridge.com

BOOKING:
OUTPOST is currently available as a rental @ $50 per concert event.

CONTACT: Rob Chalfen, director: robchalfen@hotmail.com
DETAILS:OUTPOST PRODUCER'S HANDBOOK - You must read this before you produce a show @ Outpost!
NOTE: You must be 21 to produce events at Outpost.

WE GET PRESS!!

Darius Jones Trio Oct 19 2009 reviewed by Jon Garelick, Boston Phoenix

Blog review of 27 Aug. 2009 Dave Bryant show

Hhere’s a nice review of the 24 Nov. 08 Scarecrow Mobius gig at the Outpost by Jon Garelick of the Boston Phoenix: http://thephoenix.com/Boston/Music/72937-Mixed-grill//

Outpost featured in Cambridge Chronicle, 19 June 2008:
An-Outpost-on-the-edge-of-music

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:
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&section=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


nonprofit jobs



DECEMBER

Tuesday 1 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Downtowwn Diaspora Trio
Set 1: Downtown Diaspora Trio : Blaise Siwuala - reeds / Ken Silverman - guitar, charango / John McLellen - drums

Set 2: Diaspora Trio w/Eric Zinman - piano

Wednesday 2 December @ Outpost, 8pm $3
back alley cinema presents
AN ALL ASIAN LETHAL LADIES THREE-WAY
FUNERAL PROCESSION OF ROSES - psycho Japanese surrealism from 1969 with a gruesome horror movie subplot and climax,insane fuzzed-out garage rock,and the most beautiful she-male protagonist ever-and more!
SCHOOL OF THE HOLY BEAST - classic Japanese entry into the traditionally European "naughty nun"/"nunsploitation" genre!
REVENGE OF THE SHOGUN WOMEN - these lethal ladies aren't Japanese Shogun women but Chinese Shoalin women! We're talking
BALD AND BEAUTIFUL KUNG FU NUNS! Come early for this one!


Friday 4 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
VORTEX presents
TRIO RAIZ(Brazil)

guest - Esther Viola, oboe

With Nelson Latif and Bosco Oliveira on guitar and Rafael dos Santos on percussion, the group unites three Brazilian musicians with diverse musical backgrounds. Latif is an ambassador of choro, an instrumental genre originating in Rio de Janeiro, and a master of cavaquinho, the small 4-string Brazilian guitar. He also spent formative years playing on the São Paolo jazz scene. Oliveira, with a classical foundation, has delved into Spanish flamenco. Santos infuses Afro-Brazilian rhythms with modern jazz. The three join forces in expanding and celebrating their native Brazilian music.

Their current program, “Violão Brasileiro” (Brazilian Guitar), includes original compositions as well as their own arrangements of great Brazilian masters, such as Villa-Lobos, Jacob do Bandolim, Egberto Gismonti, and Baden Powell. On December 4th the Trio may be joined by several local choro-musicians for an informal jam in the final set.



Saturday 5 December @ Outpost 3pm $donation
The unaffiliated poetry series presents

Carol Weston
+Douglas Rothschild

Carol Weston's history as a poet is linked to such figures as Jack Powers, John Wieners, Robert Lowell, Allen Ginsburg, and Carl Solomon (to whom Allen Ginsburg's "Howl" was dedicated). Her credentials include being poetry editor of the Impressions Workshop. She is also the author of "What the Poet Expects of Himself," an essay published in the Tufts Review. Married to John Galloway, science teacher at Endicott College , she taught for ten years at the Chesnut Hill School . Her poetry credits include The Farleigh Literary Review, Bomb, Stone Soup Anthology 2003, and the anthology dedicated to John Wieners, The Blind See Only This World. Her chapbook, Spirals, Whorls Sutures, Septa, was published by Stone Soup.

Douglas Rothschild

Having once been considered, by some, the complete man (though often considered by others to be an incomplete platypus), Douglas Rothschild now finds himself more likely to be compared with the complete gimp. & though his stock has plummeted drasticaly over the past few years of his self imposed exile to Zipcode{tm} 12208, he reputation as a poet has experienced a rather bullish rally since the spring publication of his new volume THEOGONY. "Most certainly something not to be missed." --P.T. Barnum

"Douglas Rothschild is our Charles Olson and Theogony is all about the polis and the friendships that it holds. In one part he takes us on one of his walks through the neighborhood where he lovingly tells us the history of what we walk by everyday and never notice. And in another part he calls us up on the phone and laments what it means to be hyperaware in this contemporary moment."
--Juliana Spahr

"It's heartening--a complete relief, in fact--to finally have a lengthy tome from Douglas Rothschild, a poet whose independence and observational precision are, for me, unparalleled within the art. Rothschild is a poet of emphasis, analysis, opinion, argument, outrage, anguish, personality, friendship and deep feeling. His walking, talking line, freer within its various formal constraints (Dug is a master of the long poem made of short poems) than any surface-of-the-moment, sounds like no one else. This is a book of tremendous clarity, and I'm grateful for its existence."
--Anselm Berrigan

Reviews of which can be found at:
my performance last week in Orono)

theogony (short but sweet & very thoughtful)

pierre jorris is very kind here--this is nice.

(a very good review by susan schultz out in hawai'i)


Saturday 5 December @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o
Garrison Fewell’s Variable Density Sound Orchestra

BERN NIX
Sunday 6 December @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o
Bern Nix/Dave Bryant Quartet

Featuring former members of Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time!

Dave Bryant - piano / Bern Nix - guitar / John Turner - bass / Eric Rosenthal - drums

“For years, keyboardist Bryant and guitarist Nix were cornerstones of Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time band. Check them out if you want to hear why the best of the jazz avant-garde is as focused as it is ferocious.”
Jon Garelick, Boston Phoenix, 24 April 2009

Thursday 10 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
New Language Collaborative
Eric Zinman - piano / Glynis Lomon - cello / Syd Smart - Drums


Friday 11 December @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o
Jacob William Quintet
Laurence Cook - Drums / Steve Lantner - Piano / Jim Hobbs - Alto Sax / Forbes Graham - Trumpet / Jacob William - Bass

Matt Lavelle - trumpet

Matt Lavelle - bass clarinet

Saturday 12 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10
subconsciouscafe presents
Matt Lavelle / Sid Smart / John Voigt
Matt Lavelle - bass clarinet, trumpet / Sid Smart - drums / John Voight - bass
Matt Lavelle is a trumpet/flugelhorn,..and bass clarinet player,composer,and writer,. living and playing in New York city since 1993. Lavelle (1970)came up through the ranks by learning swing from the source,.in the band of swing veteran sir hildred humphries,..who played with billie holiday, roy eldridge, and basie.

discovering the downtown scene led by william parker in the late 90's,..Lavelle has found a community of like minded musicians that he has worked with ever since.the culmination of all of this was studying with grand master Ornette coleman,.who has taken Lavelle through the process of harmelodics,..and truly aligned Lavelle with his own music.

to date,.he is the only jazz musician to have his own voice on trumpet and bass-clarinet,.and more instruments may be on the way. Lavelle’s album on silkheart records (distributed internationally)..received wide critical acclaim worldwide,.and was in the village voice top 10 for albums of the year in 2006. Lavelle recently was instrumental in helping avant sax legend Giuseppi Logan return to both playing and recording.
www.myspace.com/mattLavelle
www.myspace.com/trumpetrising



Sunday 13 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Tom Hall & Session V

Tom Hall - saxes
Sonny Barbato - accordion, piano
Jerry Leake - percussion


The Sessions, a series of performances hosted by saxophonist Tom Hall, brings creative musicians from any and all musical styles and genres together and turns them loose in a free improvisatory setting. On Session V, Tom Hall is joined by accordion wizard Sonny Barbato and muti-percussionist Jerry Leake.

Tom Hall (tenor and baritone sax) has spent his life improvising all kinds of music, in groups such as Your Neighborhood Sax Quartet, Bob Nieske's Wolf Soup, Bruce Katz Band, Club d’Elf, and with people such as John Medeski, D.J. Logic, Jon Damian, Matt Maneri, Tim Ray, Duke Levine, Curt Newton, Dave Bryant, and Dave Tronzo.

Joe “Sonny” Barbato, a freelance musician in the Boston area, plays accordian and piano. He has performed at festivals and concerts with Ravi Coltrane, Eddie Harris, Stanley Turrentine, Donald Harrison, Joe Locke, Jerry Bergonzi, Jeff "Tain" Watts, David Sanchez, and Larry Coryell. He has played accordion on over 30 recordings that range in style from country to jazz, and is a pioneering voice in jazz accordion, as evidenced by his 2006 release Crackerjack, featuring Jimmy Ponder on guitar and David Budway on piano.

Jerry Leake is co-founder of the acclaimed world-music ensemble Natraj. He also performs with Club d'Elf, R.A.R.E, Moksha, and the Agbekor Drum and Dance Society. On tabla, he has accompanied Ali Akbar Khan, Steve Gorn, Sharafat Ali Khan, Kumkum Sanyal, and Chitravena Ravikiran. He is featured on many CDs and has just released a new recording Cubist , a brillliant co-mingling of ancient African and Indian percussion traditions with modern influences of groove, ambient, rock, jazz and more.

www.freeimprovisation.com


Monday 14 December @ Outpost, 8 pm
Small Animal Project Reading Series presents
Jack Christian, Cheryl Clark Vermeulen, Zach Savich

Jack Christian is the author of the chapbook Let’s Collaborate from Magic Helicopter Press. His poems are upcoming in Drunken Boat, Sixth Finch, and Thermos, and his work has appeared recently in Cimarron Review, notnostrums, Phoebe, and Diagram. He is from Richmond, Virginia, and lives now in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Cheryl Clark Vermuelen’s poems and translations can be found in the journals DIAGRAM, Third Coast, admit2, Can we have our ball back?, Carve [poems], Dispatx, and eXchanges, as well as the anthology Connecting Lines: New Poetry from Mexico. Her chapbook Dead-Eye Spring is published by Cy Gist Press. Hailing from Illinois, she now lives in Boston and teaches writing at the New England Conservatory and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

Zach Savich’s first book, Full Catastrophe Living, won the Iowa Poetry Prize. He has had recent poems in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly,Kenyon Review, and the anthology Best New Poets 2008.

Friday 18 December @ Outpost - 8pm, $5/10
Chagall Performance Art Collaborative
presents
Inter-Holiday Party Collaborative Concert !
Featuring twisted holiday-style live film scoring of short films by David Lynch (backed up by our Collaborators), and the poetry of special guest Raffael de Gruttola and Diana Norma in silent film-interludes by the Lumiere Brothers. Raffael will read his renku poetry and we will finish with a Haiku jam featuring his jazz haiku!

Bring your friends and come have your holiday party here! All religious/non-religious followings welcome! Followed by an open mic and cocktail so bring your own favorite original words and music to jam with us!

Collaborating Artists

Raffael de Gruttola - poet
Diana Norma - poet
Dennis Shafer - saxophone
Jonathan Hurley - guitar
Jason Felitto - bass
Christopher Montecalvo - percussion and wind up toys

Saturday 19 December @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o
green umbrellas presents
John Voigt - bass / Junko Simons - cello


Saturday 19 December @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o
green umbrellas presents
John Voigt / Junko Simons - cello / Katt Hernandez (back from Philly!) - violin


Sunday 20 December @ Outpost, 8pm

The Fire of Prometheus presents
Brother Blue Memorial Hoedown
Fire of Prometheus
+Underground Surrealists
et alia

Wednesday 23 December @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10

search music sessions with Nat Mugavero
Nat Mugavero - percussion, zen lunacy + weekly guests tba

Monday, November 2, 2009

OUTPOST186 Concert & Event Schedule, November 2009


Bern Nix - Sunday 6 December

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

(CONCERT & EVENT CALENDER FOLLOWS BOILERPLATE, BELOW)

BULLETIN: SUNDAY 29 NOV Herb Robertson / Ana Isabel Ordonez SHOW IS CANCELED AS THE FILMMAKER WAS INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT

OUTPOST NEWS:

OUTPOST is available for meetings, rehearsals & (non-musical) daytime events!

OUTPOST wins Editor's Pick for BEST EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC VENUE in the Phoenix Best 2009!

OUTPOST featured in a short film, THE VENUE (april 2009)

19 August 2008 - Outpost has acquired 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.

OUTPOST CONCERT INFO:
All shows 8pm door unless otherwise noted.
General admission, suggested donation at door.
No reservations, come early!
All shows all ages.
No smoking, alcohol, ether or laudenum please!

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 for exhibits.

CURRENT EXHIBIT

Outpost is now showing paintings by Scott Cahaly
On exhibit: "Geisha Girls", oils, 2000

GALLERY HOURS:
Gallery exhibits may be viewed during scheduled shows or by appointment.
CONTACT: robchalfen@hotmail.com

EMAIL LIST SIGN-UP: http://Outpost186.FanBridge.com

BOOKING:
OUTPOST is currently available as a rental @ $50 per concert event.

CONTACT: Rob Chalfen, director: robchalfen@hotmail.com
DETAILS:OUTPOST PRODUCER'S HANDBOOK - You must read this before you produce a show @ Outpost!
NOTE: You must be 21 to produce events at Outpost.

WE GET PRESS!!

Darius Jones Trio Oct 19 2009 reviewed by Jon Garelick, Boston Phoenix

Blog review of 27 Aug. 2009 Dave Bryant show

Hhere’s a nice review of the 24 Nov. 08 Scarecrow Mobius gig at the Outpost by Jon Garelick of the Boston Phoenix: http://thephoenix.com/Boston/Music/72937-Mixed-grill//

Outpost featured in Cambridge Chronicle, 19 June 2008:
An-Outpost-on-the-edge-of-music

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:
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&section=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


nonprofit jobs



november


Sunday 1 November @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
“Tom Hall & Session 3”
Sunday 1 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Tom Hall - tenor & bari sax /Jeff Song - cello & bass guitar / Curt Newton - drums

The Sessions, a series of performances hosted by saxophonist Tom Hall brings together creative musicians from any and all musical genres and styles and turns them loose in an improvisatory setting.

Session IV features The Blooming, a collaboration between Tom Hall on saxophones, Jeff Song on cello and bass guitar, and Curt Newton on drums. With a spontaneous weaving of melody, pulse, and texture, they create songs you have almost heard before, music emerging just beyond your headlight beams.

Tom Hall (tenor and baritone sax) has spent his life improvising all kinds of music, in groups such as Your Neighborhood Sax Quartet, Bob Nieske's Wolf Soup, Bruce Katz Band, and with people such as John Medeski, D.J. Logic, Jon Damian, Matt Maneri, Tim Ray, Duke Levine, Curt Newton, Dave Bryant, and Dave Tronzo.

Jeff Song (cello and bass guitar) has worked with Ute Lemper, Matt Turner, Miya Masaoka, Jody Blackwell and Jeff Robinson, and led his own groups including Lowbrow. Primarily a bass guitarist and cellist, he also performs and records contemporary improvised music on the kayagum, a Korean 12-string zither.

Curt Newton (drums) has performed and recorded with Ken Vandermark, Joe Morris, Nate McBride, Pandelis Karayorgis, Charlie Kohlhase, Soo-Jung Kae, and The Blue Ribbons. He also plays the chang-go, a Korean drum, in a contemporary improvised music duo with Jeff Song.

www.freeimprovisation.com


Monday 2 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Peeping Tom (France, Sweden)
Pierre-Antoine Badaroux - sax
Joel Grip - double bass
Antonin Gerbal - drums

This high-energy improv trio just recently released a CD on Umlaut
Records - distributed by NorthCountry Distributors in USA. The release
of a concert in Sweden at Impro Festival Hagenfesten with guests Evan Parker
and Axel Dörner was a great success!

Listen:
http://www.umlautrecords.com/?albumId=44
http://www.myspace.com/peepingtomjazz

Thursday 5 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Courtney Brown’s Sidewalk Tzara presents:
Anni Hi = performance art
+Macerated Pony - performance art troupe
+Jon Glancy & Friends

Anni Hi is an amateur social scientist--not to be confused with her brief stint in selling personalized amateur soft-core web cam videos--investigating the ways women exist in and with popular culture. Hi conducts field research by entering into places that form contemporary female visual and cultural representation. She is interested in the idea of microfame, and how it relates to a culture cultivated to be watched by others. No stranger to microfame herself, Hi has become a Youtube cewebrity. You can watch her videos at www.youtube.com/user/scandalishious or visit her website at www.scandalishious.com. She will also be appearing on a reality TV dating show on Vh1 in January which she is contractually obligated to say no more about. Hi is currently pursuing her MFA somewhere in upstate NY.


Macerated Peony, Music and Performance Art

Macerated Peony is multi-disciplinary ensemble founded at Florida’s Atlantic Centre for the Arts in 2009 by Dawn Weleski, Margaret Schedel and Sarah O’Halloran. We were drawn together by our shared interest in seriously playful/playfully serious experimentation and collaboration. Our work together includes musical improvisation and composition, sculpture, performance art, and video.

Dawn Weleski is a multi-disciplinary Pittsburgh artist that re-purposes local newspapers, public transportation commutes, and meals with family as transformative social stages to reveal their own social wellness and cultural renewal and to provide a forum for provisional awareness. Her work often acts as a political and social stress test, measuring the health of routine within shared cultural behavior. She encourages relating to the other by opening entry into unfamiliar and uncomfortable systems, by implicating and embedding within the work its own collaborative rules, and by reanimating defunct or retarded connections between seemingly disparate people and places in a state of transition.

Margaret Anne Schedel is a composer and cellist specializing in the creation and performance of ferociously interactive media. Her works have been performed throughout the United Stated and abroad. While working towards a DMA in music composition at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, her interactive multimedia opera, A King Listens, premiered at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center and was profiled by apple.com. She is working towards a certificate in Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros and has studied composition with Mara Helmuth, Cort Lippe and McGregor Boyle. She serves as the musical director for Kinesthetech Sense and sits on the boards of 60x60 Dance, the BEAM Foundation, the Electronic Music Foundation Institute, the International Computer Music Association, the New West Electronic Art and Music Organization, and Organised Sound. She contributed a chapter to the Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music and her article on generative multimedia was recently published in Contemporary Music Review. Her work has been supported by the Presser Foundation, Centro Mexicano para la Música y les Artes Sonoras, and Meet the Composer. In 2009 she won the first Ruth Anderson Prize for her interactive installation Twenty Love Songs and a Song of Despair. As an Assistant Professor of Music at Stony Brook University, she serves as Co-Director of Computer Music and is a core faculty member of cDACT, the consortium for digital art, culture and technology.

Sarah O’Halloran is a composer and performer from Ireland. She is currently a doctoral student in Composition and Computer Technology at University of Virginia working on a practice that brings together music, performance art, and sculpture. In 2004 she graduated from University College Cork with a BA in Music and English, and two years later she completed an MPhil in Musicology focusing on issues of sexual, gender, and national identity in Gerald Barry’s operas. In 2007 she completed an MA in Sonic Arts at Queens University Belfast. Before moving to the US Sarah was based in Cork, Ireland, where she lectured in music part-time at UCC, and was co-director of the Quiet Music Festival, which brought Alvin Lucier and Pauline Oliveros to Ireland for the first time. Sarah's work includes concert music, improvisation, installations, and sculptures. Her music has been performed at festivals including Gaudeamus (Netherlands), Sonorities (UK), and Ostrava Days (Czech Republic).


Jon Glancy with Friends, Musical Improvisation

Gabe Crusier can flow, Abe Taber can fret, Deg Clinter can pick and Jon Glancer can hit.. But WHAT, exactly, shall be done about it?!!!
Come find out before we do, and then lie to us about it: we don't mind, we're used to it.
Friday 6 November @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5/10
VORTEX series for new & improvised music presents:
Todd Brunel Vortex Ensemble
Rob Bethel - cello / John Mclellan - drums / Todd Brunel - clarinets / Tom Duprey - trumpet

Esther Viola Vortex Ensemble
Esther Viola - oboe, voice / Sarvenaz Moshfegh - cello / Silvana Costa - spoken word

http://improvortex.blogspot.com/


Saturday 7 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Cook/Dijkstra/William
Laurence Cook - drums / Jorrit Dijkstra - sax / Jacob William - bass


Wednesday 11 November @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o
an evening of singer/songwriters with:
Ben Reynolds/ Glenn Jones / Eric Carbonara

Ben Reynolds, a Glasgow-based singer songwriter and acoustic instrumentalist has recently released an album on Tompkins Square Records

http://www.myspace.com/benreynoldsmusic
http://www.tompkinssq.com/
http://www.ericcarbonara.org
http://www.myspace.com/ericcarbonara
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eric-Carbonara/44850021307


Thursday 12 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
CITIZENS ORCHESTRA
Laurence Cook - drums
Kevin Frennette - guitar
Forbes Graham - trumpet
Stephen Haynes - trumpet
Jim Hobbs - alto saxophone
Glynis Lomon - cello
Nick Skrowaczewski - vibraphone
Jacob William - bass
Jason Zappa - tenor and baritone saxophone
Eric Zinman - piano

Eric Person
Friday 13 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Bryant / Person / Charland / Bowman
Dave Bryant - piano / Eric Person - sax & flute / Jef Charland - bass / Chris Bowman - drums

Eric Person
For over twenty years, Eric Person has been committed to composing, recording and performing contemporary American music. He plays the alto and soprano saxophones and flute and is featured as a leader and sideman on more than 30 recordings. Eric studied at the St. Louis Conservatory of Music and
has been active in the New York and international jazz scene for decades. His broad range of experience with Dave Holland, McCoy Tyner, Chico Hamilton, Ronald Shannon Jackson, the World Saxophone Quartet, and John Hicks, have all contributed greatly to his mature alto and soprano sound and
his skills as an arranger and composer.
www.ericperson.com
http://www.myspace.com/epmf

NOTE: THE NEW LANGUAGE COLLABORATIVE SHOW LISTED FOR TONIGHT, SATURDAY 14 NOV, IS NOT HAPPENING. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. THEY WILL BE PLAYING THURSDAY 10 DECEMBER.

Sunday 15 November @ Outpost, 4:30 - 7:30 pm, by donation
Urban Homesteader's League Pot Luck Workshop & Skill Swap
We've been holding these monthly local and seasonal food potlucks/free stuff swaps, and they've been a ton of fun. We've typically been getting between 15 and 30 people attending. http://www.meetup.com/Urban-Homesteaders-League/calendar/11673564/


Monday 16 November @ Outpost, 8pm
David Kirby + Reed Rosenberg
Richard Kamerman + Vic Rawlings
David Kirby Solo
http://www.silenceandsocialism.com
Bios ->

Richard Kamerman prefers small sounds to large sounds but that doesn't
mean they are always performed as quiet sounds. He also likes
accidental sounds and collecting his instruments from people's trash
on the street. Although essentially a percussionist, he rarely sits
behind a drum kit, preferring to explore the percussive behaviors of
various re-purposed electronics - computer circuit boards, mechanical
parts. He has no time for cigar breaks.

David Kirby is an Atlanta-based digital composer making a transition
to analog improvisation using cassette tapes. He operates the
Homophoni web label, with a focus on electroacoustic music, and
recently released his first improvised recording,
entitled Cittacaura (http://www.homophoni.com/homo037.html)

Reed Evan Rosenberg is a musician and multimedia artist based in New
York City. Since 2007 Rosenberg has explored the possibilities of the
computer as instrument by crafting various programs that are meant to
perform classic computer music techniques. Programs that should
generate stochastic synthesis, granular synthesis, or waveshaping
however are purposefully under-reasearched and thus mathematically
incorrect, letting the artist's intuition and imagination pick up
where the intimate knowledge of "correct" programming technique leaves
off.

Vic Rawlings is active in the Boston improvised music community.
His performances focus on the metamusical potential of unstable sounds
and silences. He is an instrument builder specializing in modifications
of existing instruments. In addition to his extensive cello preparations,
he continually develops an electronic instrument from extant analog
circuitry, producing, in effect, an analog synthesizer with a highly
unstable interface.

Tuesday 17 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jack Pezanelli / Sheryl Bailey Guitar Duo


Wednesday 18 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Variable Density Sound Orchestra:
Garrison Fewell - guitar, bow, slide & percussion / Kelly Roberge - tenor sax

Thursday 19 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dave Fox 4 in “Adventures in Sound”
Bruno Raberg - bass / Josh Rosen - keys / Dave Tronzo - guitar / Phil Grenadier - trumpet / Dave Fox - drums

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME OF THIS EVENT:


Friday 20 November @ Outpost - 9pm, $5/10
Chagall Performance Art Collaborative
Special guest poet Judson Evans performs unheard poems from his Museum of Impossible Inventions and Sounds in Bloom plays Steve Lacy’s Jazz combined with spoken word by Diana Norma. Also, Sounds in Bloom’s own Lacy-inspired Jazz heads will be with a glorious rhythm section of equally experimental players. Bring your own spoken word to try it out with melodic jazz improvisation!
Judson Evans - poet
Diana Norma - poet
Dennis Shafer - saxophone
John Hurley - guitar
Jason Felitto - bass
Rob Rudin - drums



Saturday 21 November @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o

green umbrellas presents
Marenglen "Geni" Skendo, assorted flutes, shakuhachi / Yasmine Azaiez, violin / Junko Simons - cello



Sunday, 22 November, 3 pm, @ Outpost - open donation

Small Animal Project Reading Series presents
Lily Brown, Andrew McDonald, & Joshua Marie Wilkinson

Sunday 22 November @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5 or b/o
markus nechay presents
“The Whimsy!” Song & poesy, bohemian vaudeville, open mic



Lily Brown
was born and raised in Massachusetts, and currently lives in Chicago and in Athens, Georgia, where she is a Ph.D. student at the University of Georgia. Her first book, Rust or Go Missing, is forthcoming in 2010 from Cleveland State University Poetry Center, and her poems have appeared in Fence, Pleiades,Denver Quarterly, and Tarpaulin Sky, among other journals. Her chapbook, Old with You, is available from Kitchen Press.

Andrew McDonald
is an undergraduate Creative Writing student at Lesley University. He lives in Allston, MA and has never been published.

Joshua Marie Wilkinson hails from Seattle. He is the author of four books of poetry, most recently The Book of Whispering in the Projection Booth (Tupelo, 2009). Two new projects are due out in 2010: Selenography (Sidebrow), a book-length collaboration with the Polaroids of Califone’s Tim Rutili and Poets on Teaching, an anthology featuring short essays by 101 poets (Iowa). He lives in Chicago and Athens, Georgia.

Tuesday 24 November @ Outpost, 8pm
An Evening of Experimental & Ambient Guitar
Animal Hospital (local guitar/loop based experimental)
+Aiden Baker (ambient guitar from canada),
+Brandon Terzakis (local prepared guitar/drone),

3 Guitars, presented by Sound Pool
experimental and ambient music by Aidan Baker, Animal Hospital, and Brandon Terzakis

Aidan Baker is based out of Toronto, Canada. Highly prolific, Aidan is known primarily for his expansive discography of guitar based ambient/drone compositions, as well as being one half of the shoegaze-doom-metal duo Nadja. His solo and collaborative recordings have been released on labels such as aRCHIVE, Die Stadt, 20 Buck Spin, and Important Records. For this evening Aidan will be joined on drums by Kevin Micka for a special collaborative set.
www.aidanbaker.org

Animal Hospital is the solo project of Boston's own Kevin Micka. Almost constantly on tour, recording, and evolving, Animal Hospital is one of Massachusett's most active in intruiging electronics based projects. Combining influenced from all over the musical spectrum, guitar, drums, and modified electronics, Animal Hospital creates a cascading melodic haze with a traditional song burried somewhere at its core.
www.animalhospitalmusic.com

Brandon Terzakis may have just recently relocated to Boston, but he has quickly established himself as a name to watch. Working with prepared guitar and utilizing traditional improvisational training Brandon's work ranges from the subtle and static to relentlessly agressive. Glistening overtones meet the distorted murk we all try and deny.
www.myspace.com/brandonterzakis

Wednesday 25 November @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
Search Music Sessions with Nat Mugavero
Nat Mugavero - percussion, zen lunacy + weekly guests tba


Saturday 28 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Steve Lantner Trio
Steve Lantner - piano / Joe Morris – bass / Laurence Cook - drums

THIS SHOW IS CANCELED AS THE FILMMAKER WAS INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT
Sunday 29 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
subconsciouscafe presents
Herb Robertson - trumpet & Ana Isabel Ordonez - film (DC)
Herb Robertson - trumpet / Ed Ricart - electric guitar, processing & guests
improvise scores for two silent films created by director Ana Isabel Ordonez, incl. “Order From Chaos”

Thursday, October 1, 2009

OUTPOST186 Concert & Event Schedule, October 2009


Darius Jones (photo: Petra Cvelbar) The Darius Jones Trio see Monday 19 October


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

(CONCERT & EVENT CALENDER FOLLOWS BOILERPLATE, BELOW)

OUTPOST NEWS:

OUTPOST is available for meetings, rehearsals & (non-musical) daytime events!

OUTPOST wins Editor's Pick for BEST EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC VENUE in the Phoenix Best 2009!

OUTPOST featured in a short film, THE VENUE (april 2009)

19 August 2008 - Outpost has acquired 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.

OUTPOST CONCERT INFO:
All shows 8pm door unless otherwise noted.
General admission, suggested donation at door.
No reservations, come early!
All shows all ages.
No smoking, alcohol, ether or laudenum please!

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 for exhibits.

CURRENT EXHIBIT

Outpost is now showing paintings by Scott Cahaly
On exhibit: "Geisha Girls", oils, 2000

GALLERY HOURS:
Gallery exhibits may be viewed during scheduled shows or by appointment.
CONTACT: robchalfen@hotmail.com

EMAIL LIST SIGN-UP: http://Outpost186.FanBridge.com

BOOKING:
OUTPOST is currently available as a rental @ $40 per concert event.
NOTICE OF RATE CHANGE: Bookings from 1 Sept. 2009 will be $50 per event. Still cheap!
CONTACT: Rob Chalfen, director: robchalfen@hotmail.com
DETAILS:OUTPOST PRODUCER'S HANDBOOK - You must read this before you produce a show @ Outpost!
NOTE: You must be 21 to produce events at Outpost.

WE GET PRESS!!

Blog review of 27 Aug. 2009 Dave Bryant show

Hhere’s a nice review of the 24 Nov. 08 Scarecrow Mobius gig at the Outpost by Jon Garelick of the Boston Phoenix: http://thephoenix.com/Boston/Music/72937-Mixed-grill//

Outpost featured in Cambridge Chronicle, 19 June 2008:
An-Outpost-on-the-edge-of-music

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:
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&section=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


nonprofit jobs



October


Thursday 1 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Fluxist Event
The performance is a production of the Institute for Intermediate Studies, a collaborative performance art group based in Berlin and Boston. The October 1st performance will be a Fluxist concert going on simultaneously in Berlin and Cambridge, with groups of artists in each city performing the same scores, though with different performances.


Friday 2 October @ Outpost, 8:00pm $10 or b/o
Garrison Fewell + Vortex Other Dimension Ensemble tba
Garrison Fewell - guitar
+
“The Vortex Other Dimension Ensemble”
Todd Brunel - bass clarinet / Rob Bethel - cello /
Esther Viola - oboe / John Mclellen - drums



Saturday 3 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
"the ishmaeLites"

You are invited to the debut of a musical group that has members who are descended from people who once traveled in an annual route in the American Midwest in the 1800s. Going by the Indiana towns of Mecca and Morocco, passing the Illinois village of Mahomet, the 'Tribe of Ishmael' was a group of nomadic families with a passion for music and dance. The 20th century destruction of that tribe is detailed in a new book, "Inventing America's 'Worst' Family." Now, with a song-cycle that honors their forbears, the ishmaeLites are beginning a concert campaign to return to Indiana and the nomadic life of their ancestors. This benefit will also help the ishmaeLites in their support of Prairie Restoration. As the Great Plains empty out, the ishmaeLites are proposing a nomadic option for a sustainable future that
includes returning some of the Prairie to its original glory. Come join the caravan!


Sunday 4 October @ Outpost, 8pm
Tom Hall presents Session 3
Tom Hall - Tenor & Bari sax
Jeff Galindo - Trombone
Marty Ballou - Bass

The Sessions is a series of performances hosted by saxophonist Tom Hall, bringing creative musicians from any and all musical styles and genres together and turning them loose in a free improvisatory setting. For Session III, the third event in this series, Tom invites trombonist Jeff Galindo and bassist Marty Ballue to join him at The Outpost for an evening of trio improvisations.

Tom Hall (Tenor and Baritone Sax) has spent his life improvising all kinds of music, in groups such as Your Neighborhood Sax Quartet, Bob Neiske’s Wolf Soup, Bruce Katz Band, Club d’Elf and with people like John Medeski, D.J. Logic, Jon Damian, Matt Maneri, Tim Ray, Duke Levine, Curt Newton, Dave Bryant and Dave Tronzo.

Marty Ballou (bass) is a sought after session man in all genres of jazz, blues, folk, and pop. His performing and recording credits include Jay McShann, Jimmy Witherspoon, Scott Hamilton, Herb Ellis, John Hammond, Garth Hudson, Duke Robillard, Dave Maxwell, Greg Piccolo, Jerry Portnoy and Bruce Katz.

Jeff Galindo (trombone), one of the top free-lancing trombonists in the Boston area, has toured with Phil Woods, Makoto Ozone, Robin McKelle, and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. In Boston, Jeff performs regularly with the Greg Hopkins Big Band and Nonet, Charlie Kohlhase and the Explorers Club, Pandelis Karyorgis, and his own double quartet with George Garzone.

Monday 5 October
8pm - private rehearsal


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

Jacob William Trio
Jacob William - bass / Jim Hobbs - alto / Luther Gray - drums


Sunday, 11 October @ Outpost - 3pm, open donation

Small Animal Project Reading Series presents
Matthew Derby / Lristen Iskandrian / John Dermot Woods

Matthew Derby is the author of Super Flat Times: Stories. His writing has appeared in McSweeney's, Conjunctions, Guernica, Fence, and The Believer, where he served as an editor from 2004-2007.

Kristen Iskandrian's work has been published in Gulf Coast, American Letters & Commentary, Memorious, Denver Quarterly, La Petite Zine, Action Yes, and other journals. She received her PhD in English from University of Georgia, where currently she is an instructor of composition and creative writing. With her husband, daughter, and cantankerous cat, she lives outside of Athens in a funny little house.

John Dermot Woods lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY. He is the author of The Complete Collection of people, places & things (BlazeVOX). His comic chapbook, The Remains, is forthcoming from Doublecross Press. He edits the arts quarterly Action,Yes and organizes the online reading series Apostrophe Cast.

http://smallanimalproject.com/



Sunday, 11 October @ Outpost - 8pm, open donation
Ian Thal presents a reading of his play
TOTAL WAR
What: A staged reading of Total War, a five-act play by Ian Thal (Readings, Theatre)

Press Contact: IanMThal@gmail.com • http://ianthal.blogspot.com • 617-547-2048

Last time Ian Thal staged a reading of his play, Total War, at Cambridge’s Outpost 186, the event was picketed by a lone protester who came with several signs and placards and accosted both audience and actors as they arrived.
Despite the provocations, which included a number of anti-Semitic chants, Thal regarded the evening a success, as it allowed him the opportunity to present a stripped down reading of the play and make plans for a rewrite of a play that had already been named a semi-finalist in the 2009 Dorothy Silver Playwriting Competition.

Total War is a five-act play set at a Catholic university where the student newspaper has published a Holocaust denial advertisement. Before faculty, students, and staff can begin the expected dialogue on free speech and religious pluralism, an anarchist-cell using the nom de guerre of “Total War” begins a campaign of guerrilla art attacks.

Though a work of fiction, Total War was inspired by events Thal witnessed while attending graduate school. The play explores the history (and potential futures) of Jewish-Catholic relations, historical memory, and the conflict between grass-roots activism and institutional power. It is a story made timely after the scandal surrounding Vatican’s recent lifting of the excommunication of the anti-Semitic Society of Saint Pius X and its Holocaust-denying Bishop, Richard Williamson.

Bio:
Ian Thal is best known locally as a mime, puppeteer, and poet. He has performed with Bread and Puppet Theatre, was a founding member of Cosmic Spelunker Theater and frequently performs with the commedia dell’arte troupe, i Sebastiani. He has taught mime and commedia at The Huntington Theatre, The Stoneham Theatre, and Open Air Circus. His poetry has appeared in such magazines as BOOM! For Real, Flash!Point, Poesy, Ibbetson Street Press, and Crooked River Press and the anthologies Becoming Fire: Spiritual Writings from Rising Generations (Andover, MA: Andover-Newton Publications), Tokens: Contemporary Poetry of the Subway (New York: P & Q Press.) and Out of the Blue Writers Unite, and the forthcoming Crude: Poetry After the Age of Oil (Columbus, OH: Pudding House Press) and has been exhibited at Boston City Hall and incorporated into a public installation at the 2003 Boston Cyberarts Festival. His blog about Bread and Puppet Theatre is on the reading list for a course currently offered at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Tuesday 13 October - 8pm, private rehearsal

Thursday 15 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dave Fox 4 in “Adventures in Sound”
David Tronzo - guitar / Phil Grenadier - trumpet / Dylan Coleman-Tuntstall - bass /
Josh Rosen - piano, keys, special effects / Dave Fox - drums, percussion

Friday 16 October @ Outpost - 6+8pm, $5/10
Sounds in Bloom & Chagall Performance Collaborative presents:
INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS CABARET
feature:
6pm: CAMBRIDGE WRITER'S WORKSHOP
8pm: Joe Moffet & Rita Banerjee

Trumpeter Joe Moffet and Poetess Rita Banerjee team up to host the Inter-Disciplinary Arts Cafe, featuring Steve-Lacey-inspired aural effects and flowing spoken word. Also, come at 6pm to participate in the Cambridge Writers Workshop, a cozy gathering of writers and whistle-wetting pen-itching literature enthusiasts seeking to share with one another their latest tasty prose and poetry licks.

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED:
Saturday 17 October @ Outpost, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, by donation

Urban Homesteader's League Pot Luck Workshop & Skill Swap
We've been holding these monthly local and seasonal food potlucks/free stuff swaps, and they've been a ton of fun. We've typically been getting between 15 and 30 people attending.

Here's a link to the site: http://www.meetup.com/Urban-Homesteaders-League/


Saturday 17 October @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o
green umbrellas presents
Simons/Cook/Hobbs/Wang
Junko Simons - electric cello / Laurence Cook - drums / Jim Hobbs - alto

Sunday 18 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Ursonate Urchestra
Dada artist Kurt Schwitters’s classic “Sonata In Primeval Sounds,” also called “Ursonate,” is performed by vocalists Andy Laties and Rebecca Migdal, and percussionist Eric Blitz, with John Landino (tronbone, trumpet, cello), Denis Luzuriaga (synths), and Glove (guitar, tape measure), plus special guests, invented-instrument-makers Mitch Ahern (electoluxopipeophone, crutch)and Pronoblem (bass, board, cane, clarinet),
http://www.gonzocomixandtours.com/
http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.aspx?epk_id=33210

Darius Jones

Monday 19 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10
subconsciouscafe presents cd release:
The Darius Jones Trio featuring Cooper-Moore & Rakalam Bob Moses
The Darius Jones Trio
Darius Jones: Alto sax and Compositions
Cooper-Moore: Piano and Diddley-bow
Rakalam Bob Moses: Drums

Darius Jones is an extraordinarily gifted young alto saxophonist and composer; Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing) is his remarkable debut as a leader. Jones joined the New York music community in 2005, after living and studying in Richmond, VA. In his short time here, he has amazed and inspired musicians and audiences from widely divergent backgrounds with his meticulously honed musical gifts. Soul-power is at his foundation; forward looking expression always at the fore. Some bands Jones currently works with are the Cooper-Moore Trio, Mike Pride's From Bacteria to Boys, William Hooker's Bliss (East), and Trevor Dunn's Proof Readers. Jones also has a band with Travis LaPlante, Andrew Smiley, and Jason Nazary called Little Women; their first record Teeth came out in 2008.

Man'ish Boy is a deeply personal work that found Jones meditating on his life growing up in the south: not an easy life, but one suffused with familial love, hard work and self-assurance. His experiences in church, particularly hearing gospel choirs – the ecstatic combination of powerful individual voices coming together to create something greater – were a deep inspiration for this project. An abiding respect for elders and the breadth of life experience they bring led Jones to ask master musicians Cooper-Moore (piano, diddley-bo) and Rakalam Bob Moses (drums) to be part of this project. Jones first met Moses at a performance while still in Virginia, and they have had a close relationship ever since. Jones joined forces with Cooper-Moore, a fellow Virginian and church-goer as a youth, after moving to NYC. Cooper-Moore was asked specifically to also play diddley-bo here: a one-wire stringed instrument with roots in the deep south via Africa; with it, he most definitely brings the organic funk.

Herein: ballads of deeply affecting tenderness, an intense polyrhythmic excursion that literally does chase the ghost in holiness fashion, a series of open-ended pieces that further display the remarkable improvisational gifts of the three musicians, and more. The album's bonus track, Chaych!, features Darius' regular working trio with fellow younger highlights on the NYC new music stage Adam Lane: bass and Jason Nazary: drums, and makes abundantly clear the connection between juke joints and churches of the deep south. –SJ

"Darius Jones is one of those rare talents that when you first here him you scratch your head because its all there-the concept,the virtuosity,a real improvisational mind-i feel really good about the future of this music knowing that a real and pure talent like Darius exists."
matthew shipp

"A phenomenal debut, Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing) presents the singular artistry of Darius Jones; a new voice poised to receive widespread acclaim from the jazz underground." Troy Collins, All About Jazz

Cooper-Moore
Cooper-Moore
As a child prodigy Cooper-Moore played piano in churches near his birthplace in the Piedmont region of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. His performance roots in the realm of avant jazz music date to the NYC Loft Jazz era in the early/mid-70s. His first fully committed jazz group was formed in 1970 - the collective trio Apogee with David S. Ware and drummer Marc Edwards. Sonny Rollins asked them to open for him at the Village Vanguard in 1973, and they did so with aplomb. A recording of this group was made in 1977, and later issued as Birth of a Being on hatHut under Ware’s name. Following an evidently rather trying European tour with Ware, Beaver Harris, and Brian Smith in 1981, Cooper-Moore returned home and completely destroyed his piano, with sledgehammer and fire, in his backyard. He didn’t play piano again until some years after, instead focusing his energies from 1981-1985 on developing and implementing curriculum to teach children through music via the Head Start program. Returning to New York in 1985, he spent a great part of his creative time working and performing with theatre and dance productions, largely utilizing his hand-crafted instruments. It was not until the early 90s, when William Parker asked him to join his group In Order To Survive, that Cooper-Moore’s pianistic gifts were again regularly featured in the jazz context. In the early 'aughts the group Triptych Myth was his own first regular working jazz group in decades and together they blazed some trails (may again!) and released two albums; one rich formative, one exquisite. Cooper-Moore's creative story continues well-strong and unabated into the present day. -SJ

"One of New York's most effusive but reclusive musical geniuses, Cooper-Moore is a one-man New Orleans jazz funeral flailing like the Grambling State marching band across a vaudeville stage." - Andy Battaglia, Salon.com

Bob Moses
Drummer, composer, artist, poet, dancer, visionary, nature mystic: Bob Moses's life has been a continuous quest for vision, spirit, compassion, growth, and mastery in a multiplicity of art forms. A partial list of stellar musicians Bob Moses has worked and/or recorded with both as a leader and a sideman includes: Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Jim Pepper, Larry Coryell, The Free Spirits, Dave Liebman, Gary Burton, Keith Jarrett, Steve Swallow, Michael Gibbs, Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Paul Bley, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, Jaco Pastorius, Hal Galper, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Steve Kuhn, Sheila Jordan, Bobby McFerrin, Dave Sanborn, Bill Frisell, Eddie Gomez, Don Alias, John Scofield, Terumasa Hino, Dave Holland, Charlie Haden, Hermeto Pascoal, Jovinos Santos Neto, Danillo Perez, David Sanchez, Chucho Valdes, Jimmy Slyde, Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, Stan Strickland, Tiger Okoshi, Nana Vasconcelos, Obo Addy, John Medeski, Vernon Reid, DJ Logic, Badal Roy, Ravikiran, Master Anand, Raqib Hassan, Sam Rivers, Pharoah Sanders, Tisziji Muñoz, and many others. Moses's first recording as a leader was the 1968 album Love Animal, with Jim Pepper, Larry Coryell, Steve Swallow, and Keith Jarrett. The albums Bittersuite in the Ozone and Love Everlasting, the later recorded with spiritual master and guitar genius Tisziji Muñoz, both received five stars in Downbeat. The album Love Everlasting, recorded September 23, 1987, features Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, John Medeski, and John Lockwood, while the album Drumming Birds, also 1987, features percussion duets with Billy Martin.

"Leave it to Moses, a multi-directional shamanistic groovilator, to put all the pieces together. On Time Stood Still, another sprawling production of DeMille-ian scale. He seamlessly blends Monk, funk, tap, hip hop, bebop, big band, blues, Bahia, Tanzania, and the avant garde into one organic package while paying homage to the spirits of Gil Evans, Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Jaco Pastorius."-Bill Milkowski, Downbeat


Friday 23 October @ Outpost, 8pm, $15 or b/o
ERIC ZINMAN / LAURENCE COOK / LINDA CLAVE:
"THE PAINTING PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA"
Eric Zinman - piano / Laurence Cook - drums / Linda Clave - painting
http://www.ericzinman.com/upcomingperformances.html

One painter creates bright moving colors

2 musicians create a percussion orchestra of varying mass/density/seemingly infinite timbre/ sparkling lines ................high and low frequencies, shakes and tremors ......sounds of unknown origin

Dynamics is rhythm.........Rhythm is form........the ensemble is empathy in action

Linda Clave - painting 36X36
Eric Zinman - piano, yamaha CP300
Laurence Cook - drums, percussion table, casio keyboard

"We will entertain you in the most Halloween way"- ez


Saturday 24 October - Gentle Flow Yoga class, 10-11:15am, $12 donation

Yoga builds strength and flexibility withing a framework of mindfulness.
It can help reduce stress and improve concentration. This mixed level
class will explore standing poses, twists, forward bends, back bends,
and inversions withing a moderate flow practice. Special attention will
be paid to correct alignment and injury prevention.Please join us in
comfortable clothing and bare feet.

Bring a mat if you can (a limited number are available to borrow).
For more information email the instructor, Naomi Bennett, at
morninghood@yahoo.com

NOTE: Due to the fact he is ALL THUMBS, Dr. Lantner will not be able to appear. Junko Simons will lead a stellar aggregation to be announced.Saturday 24 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
STEVE LANTNER - solo piano

Sunday 25 October @ Outpost, 7 + 8:15pm, $4
Susie Davidson presents : FILM :
"The Holocaust: Memory and Legacy"

featuring Boston-area Holocaust survivors, children of survivors, Holocaust educators and liberating World War II soldiers, and music from blues virtuoso Ronnie Earl, Klezmer musician Glenn Dickson (Shirim, Naftule's Dream), the Terezin Chamber Music Quartet, and singer Rosalie Gerut.

Monday 26 October @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o
Bryant / Leonard / Song / Newton
Dave Bryant - keyboards
Neil Leonard - saxophones and electronics
Jeff Song - cello and kayagum
Curt Newton - drums

Tuesday 27 October @ Outpost, 8pm
the Unusual film series


Wednesday 28 October @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
search music sessions with Nat Mugavero
Nat Mugavero - percussion, zen lunacy + weekly guests tba


Thursday 29 October @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5 or b/o

markus nechay presents
“The Whimsy!” Song & poesy, bohemian vaudeville, open mic


Friday 30 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Bruno Raberg & Allan Chase
Bruno Raberg - bass / Allan Chase - alto sax