Sunday, June 28, 2009

OUTPOST186 Concert & Event Schedule, July 2009

Matthew Shipp, Saturday 8 August (photo: Dan Audain, Montreal Jazz Festival)

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



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

28 June: please bear with us as we restore the listings from computer catastrophe. thanx

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.

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.

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


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

Gallery exhibits may be viewed during scheduled shows or by appointment.


OUTPOST is currently available as a rental @ $40 per concert event.
NOTICE OF RATE CHANGE: From 1 Sept. 2009 bookings will be $50 per event.
CONTACT: Rob Chalfen, director:
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.


Hhere’s a nice review of the 24 Nov. 08 Scarecrow Mobius gig at the Outpost by Jon Garelick of the Boston Phoenix:

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:
BILL MARX/The Arts Fuse: Boston Foundation to Small Theatres - Drop Dead Please!

nonprofit jobs


Wednesday 1 July @ Outpost, 8pm - $10 or b/o
The Milling Gowns (Boston)
M - vocals /Sharon Crumrine - piano / Betty Widerski - viola
Allen Esser - drums / Dave Stoops - bass
+ The Boy Who Spoke Clouds (Australia)
+ Chris North

Sunday 5 July + 16 August - 7 + 8:15pm, $4 donation

“The Holocaust: Memory and Legacy" by Susie Davidson
New one-hour documentary film on local Holocaust survivors

Thursday 9 July @ Outpost - 8pm - $10 or b/o
Dave Bryant - solo piano

Daniel Carter & Jeff Platz, Friday 10 July

Friday 10 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10
Jeff Platz/Daniel Carter Quartet
(Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Thurston Moore, Hamiet Bluiett, Sam Rivers, Sunny Murray, DJ Logic, Medeski Martin & Wood...)
Jeff Platz - guitar / Daniel Carter - reeds, trumpet, flute
Kit Demos - bass /John Mclellan - drums


Flutist/saxophonist/trumpeter Daniel Carter isn't as well-known as some of his contemporaries on the New York free jazz scene, which may partially be due to the fact that he refuses to name his own projects after himself. But judging from his long history of playing in New York and his winding, exploratory recordings, he deserves to be as well-known as peers like David S. Ware or William Parker.

Carter began playing in New York in the early '70s and he sporadically recorded during that decade with artists such as Gunter Hampel and Bob Moses. But due to his reputation as an avant-garde musician, he had difficulty finding steady gigs and began performing as a street musician around 1978. In 1981, he joined Other Dimensions in Music, a quartet that also features Roy Campbell on trumpet, Parker on bass, and Rashid Bakr on drums; the group released a self-titled album on Silkheart in 1989. During the 1980s, Carter also played with punk rock groups.

His recording career really took off in the 1990s. He continued to play with Other Dimensions In Music and began recording with another quartet called Test. Test, featuring multireedist Sabir Mateen, bassist Matthew Heyner, and drummer Tom Bruno, still frequently performs on subway platforms. Carter also recorded with non-jazz acts like avant-rock songwriter David Grubbs and electronic musicians Spring Heel Jack and DJ Logic. Since 1999, Carter has kept himself busy with projects on the Aum Fidelity and Thirsty Ear labels. ~ Charlie Wilmoth, All Music Guide

Saturday 11 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
The Dirty Dishes
“…spindly guitar solos evocative of Dinosaur Jr.” -The Boston Globe
“…big guitar solos that stand out like clunky jewelry." -The Weekly Dig
+Binary Marketing Show

Sunday 12 July @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o
The Music of Morgan Evans-Weiler
Compositions, improvisations, arrangements and soundscapes
Morgan Evans-Weiler - violin / Will Thomas - percussion
Peter Evans - various instruments / Anna Ward - voice
Wolfgang Corcoran-Mathe - guitar, laptop
Kevin Overshiner - Tibetan bowls, sound

Monday 13 July @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o
green umbrellas presents
Junko Simons/Allan Chase/Luther Gray
Junko Simons - cello / Allan Chase - alto / Luther Gray - drums

Full Source

Friday 17 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Tim Dwyer presents
A night of handsome summer breezes, acoustic thoughts and electronic pops
Full-Source Electronica / Indie / Acoustic
+The Young and Old Indie / Folk / Melodramatic Popular Song
+ACLU Benefit Country / Pop / Hardcore
+Water for Ivan Acoustic / Alternative / Folk

Daryl Shawn

Saturday, 18 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10

Daryl Shawn & Jonathan Lamaster
Daryl Shawn - cassette tape loops (Oaxaca, Mexico)
Jonathan Lamaster - violin (Winthrop)
Jonathan Lamaster

Tuesday 21 July, 8 pm @ Outpost - open donatio
Small Animal Project Reading Series presents
David Blair, David Rivard & Sam Witt

Wednesday 22 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Pineapple Explode (Nashville)
NOTE: Our apologies, this show was mistakenly listed by us, and was not in fact booked.

Matt Davignon - photo: Peter Kaars
Friday 24 July @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
The Vortex Other Dimension Ensemble
featuring on tour: Matt Davignon (Oakland, CA)
Todd Brunel - bass clarinet / Junko Simons - cello / Matt Davignon - electronics / Esther Viola Kurtz - oboe

Saturday 25 July @ Outpost, 3pm $by donation

Starving & Useless Presents:
A poetry reading with Francesco Grisanzio and Todd Letendre
And book release for Toxic Inpublication Vol. 1.

Starving & Useless was founded in 2007 by Letendre and Grisanzio with the goal of getting fellow young writers heard. Their chapbook, Toxic Inpublication, is their first DIY outlet for young, local writers. Copies of Toxic Inpublication will be available the night of the reading.
For any questions or comments, please go to:
Or email us at:

Steve Lantner
Saturday 25 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Steve Lantner Quartet
Allan Chase – saxophones / Steve Lantner - piano / Joe Morris – bass / Luther Gray – drums

Jim Hobbs & Forbes Graham

Sunday 26 July @ Outpost, 8pm $5 or b/o

Forbes Graham presents
Fundraiser for Birgit Ulher and Leonel Kaplan's Feb 2010 East Coast Trip! Birgit Ulher and Leonel Kaplan, both fantastic fellow trumpet players,
will be coming to the east coast in February 2010. To help raise funds
for the trip, we are presenting a performance of "Today's Media". It's a
fun, interactive composition. Bring a copy of a recent newspaper or
A performance of “Today’s Media”- an interactive compostion with:
Jim Hobbs - alto saxophone
Kevin Frenette - guitar
Forbes Graham - trumpet
DJ Jarrod Fowler on the wheels of steel (Laptop?)

"Today's Media" is an interactive, participatory composition for musicians and audience. Bring a copy of a newspaper and be ready to read!

We also need fun characters like fake (or real) reporters, etc. If
anyone can bring a portable radio or TV that would be great too!

Wednesday 29 July @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Search Music series presents
Nat Mugavero Trio
Nat Mugavero - drums / Eric Hofbauer - guitar / TBA bass

Thursday 30 July @ Outpost. 8pm $10 or b/o
Bill Nace - guitar / Jake Meginsky - percussion / Greg Kelley - trumpet
+Frederick Farryl Goodwin - poet

Frederick Farryl Goodwin

Hardcore singer, theatre director, furniture salesman, debt collector, performance poet, farm hand, house painter, and lumber truck driver Fredd Goodwin celebrates the release of his new book of poetry on Miami University Press, Virgil's Cow.

Friday 31 July @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o

Ginger Ibex
playing the original instrumental songs of Sharon Crumrine - "The wordless intersection of Rock and Classical"
Sharon Crumrine - keys / Betty Widerski - mezzo viola / Michael Steigman - drums / Jane Park - violin / Ann Marie Bottcher - Cello

+Bitch Trifecta
Jane Park - guitar & vocals

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