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




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


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
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

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

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.

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.

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
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