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




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.

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 @ $50 per concert 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.


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:

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


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.

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!


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 or visit her website at 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 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

Saturday 7 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
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

Thursday 12 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
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.


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.

Monday 16 November @ Outpost, 8pm
David Kirby + Reed Rosenberg
Richard Kamerman + Vic Rawlings
David Kirby Solo
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 (

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

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


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.

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.

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.

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

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”