Friday, April 2, 2010

OUTPOST186 Concert & Event Schedule, April 2010

KATT HERNANDEZ - April 9, 26 & May 7, 18
OUTPOST: 186 ½ Hampshire St., Inman Sq. Cambridge - All Ages


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, donations requested
No reservations, come early!
All shows all ages.
No smoking, spitting, alcohol, ether, qat or laudanum please!

OUTPOST is currently available for public performances @ $50 per event.
CONTACT: Rob Chalfen, director:
DETAILS: OUTPOST PRODUCER'S HANDBOOK - You must read this before you produce a show @ Outpost!
AACHTUNG! You must be 21 to produce events at Outpost.



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 to display art.

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


Outpost is now showing paintings by Sarah Kinne
On exhibit: House On Wilkes Road


April 2010

Tom Duprey - trumpet
Friday 2 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
The Vortex Series for new and improvised music:
Guitars and Horns, Duo & Trio
Tom Duprey - trumpet / David Hawthorn - guitar
Performing original works and mixing in improvisations.
Esther viola - oboe / Todd Brunel - clarinets / Garrison Fewell - guitar

Saturday 3 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
dual record release:
The King Egg + Crystalline Roses + Matt Wilga

The King Egg - Meandering, mellow songs brought to you by Nick Branigan.

Crystalline Roses - Ethereal, psychedelic tunes from western Mass. LP out now on Feeding Tube Records. A recent set in Holyoke

Matt Wilga - Solo debut. For fans of the Velvet Underground and the Jesus and Mary Chain. Songs from his full band, the Stoned Ambassadors

Tuesday 6 April @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
BOSTON FREE JAZZ ASSN. presents: open jam
hosted by
Julee Avallone - flute
Garrison Fewell - guitar

Thursday 8 April @ 8pm, $10 or b/o
Luther Gray - drums / Jim Hobbs - alto / Timo Shanko - tenor / Forbes Graham - trumpet / Joe Morris - bass

Friday 9 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Katt Hernandez / Woody Sullender / Junko Simons
Katt Hernandez - violin / Woody Sullender - banjo / Junko Simons - cello
+ Thad Comstock - acoustic guitar
& others tba

Saturday 10 April @ Outpost 3pm $10 or b/o
Unaffiliated Reading Series presents:
Geoff Huth, NF Huth & Chris Rizzo

NF Huth’s writing has appeared in small magazines, and in a chapbook, Once Water (Runaway Spoon Press). Her visual poetry has been exhibited at the City Library of Helsinki, her book of visual poetry, sansound, has been published by dbqp, and her asemic musical notation will appear in The New Post-literate later this year. She also publishes found sound at her audio blog, Click Buzz Chirp, and photographic images that are both pointy and blue at Pointy Blue.

Geof Huth is a poet (textual, visual, aural, and digital) who writes almost daily on visual poetry and related matters at his blog dbqp: visualizing poetics. His most recent books of poetry are Longfellow Memoranda, texistence (with mIEKAL aND), a book / of poems / so small / I cannot / taste them, Gingerbread, and Eyechart Poems, and ntst: the collected pwoermds of geof huth.

Christopher Rizzo is a writer and editor who lives in Albany, New York. His critical and creative work has appeared in Art New England, The Cultural Society, Cannibal, Dusie, Effing Magazine, Jacket, Process, and Spell among other publications. He has authored several poetry collections, most recently Supposed to Sound (Ungovernable Press, 2008) and Playing the Amplitudes (BlazeVox Books, 2008). In 2009, Greying Ghost Press rereleased his short sequence Naturalistless. In 2010, Boat Train will publish his new chapbook, Tmēsis / In Other Words Continuing, which documents the documentary “Philip Guston: A Life Lived.” The founding editor of Anchorite Press, Christopher is currently a doctoral candidate in English at the University at Albany.

Saturday 10 April @ 8pm, $10 or b/o
Jane Park
I'm an acoustic indie/folk/singer-songerwriter. I play solo with acoustic guitar

+ Left Hand Does guitar/bass/vocals

Monday 12 April @ Outpost, 8pm $3
depraved dave's back alley cinema presents
SUPERARGO SLAMFEST! Superargo is a part time professional wrestler and a full time superhero in this way-out Italian-Spanish take on an iconic Mexican film genre!
"Lots of action and psychedelic must experience all things SUPERARGO!"-Craig Ledbetter, European Trash Cinema

10PM:99 and 44/100% DEAD-Back by popular demand! Richard Harris stars but Chuck Connors steals the show as Marvin "The Claw" Zuckerman, a sadistic mob enforcer with an all purpose robot arm in director John Frankenheimer's violence-filled, pop art influenced black comedy!

Tuesday 13 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jack Pezanelli / Sheryl Bailey Guitar Duo



Wednesday 14 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
brazilian jazz flute & guitar masters
Fernando Brandao & Almir Cortes
an amazing Brazilian instrumental show from the ages of choro to the time of Hermeto Pascoal
Fernando Brandao - flute / Almir Cortes - guitar & mandolin / Evan Harlan - accordion / Ignacio Long - bass / Bertram Lehman - drums

Repertoire includes music by E. Gismonti, H. Pascoal, Guinga, Jacob do Bandolim, Ari Barroso, Pixinguinha, Severino Araújo and more.

Flutist and composer Fernando Brandao and his Quintet brings guest multi-instrumentalist Almir Cortes for a special concert in April. The event will explore a variety of Brazilian music styles – from choro and samba to Northeastern baião and frevo – embed in jazz style improvisations and contemporary arrangements.

Almir Cortes is from Bahia, Brazil. A phD candidate at UNICAMP (State University of Campinas, São Paulo), he is currently doing his research at Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University. Mr. Cortes plays mandolin, guitar, electric guitar, cavaquinho and viola caipira.

Repertoire include music by E. Gismonti, H. Pascoal, Guinga, Jacob do Bandolim, Ari Barroso, Pixinguinha, Severino Araújo and more.

“A fresh take on the best in contemporary vocal and instrumental Brazilian jazz”

Flutist, composer, author, arranger and educator Fernando Brandão is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An active musician versed in classical, jazz and ethnic music, he has performed extensively as a bandleader, sideman, chamber musician and as a soloist with many prominent orchestras both in Brazil and the US. He leads the Fernando Brandão Ensemble, the group Alma, the Bohemia Carioca gafieira band, and he has performed and recorded with Sergio Brandão & Manga Rosa, Teresa Inês Quintet, Choro Democrático, Earthsound, Nando Michelin Quintet, John Stein Quartet, Bruno Råberg Nonet, Los Changos, Manuel Santos & Bambule, Luciana Souza, Emmanuel Music Orchestra and many other prominent musicians. Mr. Brandão is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music and a faculty member of Longy School of Music and the Community Music Center of Boston. A leading educator in Brazilian music, he has given many lectures about Brazilian music and composers, and he is the author of the play-along book Brazilian and Afro-Cuban Jazz Conception. •

Thursday 15 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
All of Us
+Novelty Act

All of Us
was formed by saxophonist Kelly Roberge in 2010. Performing several midi instruments and character sketches, Roberge takes on the roles of a four member band which will perform sax heavy compositions ranging from jazz to metal. Cecil, Marty, Stan and Kelly are excited for their first official performance as a band!!

The StoneTones is comprised of Rick Stone on alto sax, Andrew Stern on guitar, Kendall Eddy on bass, and Austin McMahon on drums. Influenced by groups such as Jim Black's Alas No Access, Radiohead, and Muse, the group promises to ROCK OUT!!! Come see it's debut performance at the OutPost.

Novelty Act was created by Singer/Songwriter/Composer Colin Stack in January of 05' and has played monthly shows in and around the northeast. The active line-up of the band consists of a rotating group of musicians from Boston and New York. The music can best be described as an eclectic mix of rock, bluegrass, rhythm and blues, jazz, folk, and vaudeville. Colin Stack has recently been featured in the Boston Globe and Insite Magazine. His latest album, Futile Serenade, will be on sale at the show!

Friday 16 April @ Outpost - 8pm, $5/10
Chagall Performance Art Collaborative presents
Visiting Composer Concert Series
Featuring Robert Lemay
Choose the order in which you hear music by Robert Lemay, played for Robert Lemay! Meet and greet with the Canadian composer afterwards with refreshments and find out how the music is made! Featuring works he wrote for saxophone and various instruments, and poetic interludes inspired by Diana Norma inspired by the music.
Dennis Shafer - saxophone / Diana Norma - poet / Tsuyoshi Honjo - saxophone / Deirdre Viau - flute / Rebecca Wellons - saxophone

Saturday 17 April @ Outpost, 8pm, $10 or b/o
green umbrellas presents
Simons / Lantner / Gray
Junko Simons - cello / Steve Lantner - piano / Luther Gray - drums


Sunday 18 April @ Outpost 8pm

Dr T presents Visual Music Live featuring:
Eric Zinman - solo piano
with Doctor T -- Video mixing

I've been performing improvised visuals with live music since 1974.
My goal is to produce a Visual Music, in which imagery and musical
sound compliment each other, with neither dominating. I bring the
same improvisatory spirit and artistic goals to my studio pieces as I do to live performances. Recent Video Work

Monday 19 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10
BOSTON FREE JAZZ ASSN. presents Master Class with Garrison Fewell
Jazz Improvisation and Creative Consciousness Workshop
by Garrison Fewell: guitarist, composer, author, improviser

Learn to speak the language of your inner creative voice and communicate with others through sound. Move beyond playing what you know through open structures and forms that encourage spontaneous
improvisation in recordings and performances. Sometimes called avant-garde or free jazz, the basics of good harmonic and melodic skills still apply, even when there are no chord changes to adhere to.

Participants and observers will experience the inner resources of creativity and practice techniques that enable musicians of all levels to gain access to freedom of expression.

Previous experience with free improvisation is not necessary in order to attend this workshop. Participants will learn basic to advanced concepts and develop variations to create spontaneous improvisations,
either alone or with others.

The workshop will be recorded and everyone will have the opportunity to hear themselves at play. All instruments and percussion are welcome!

Garrison has over 40 years of experience in the field of creativity and improvisation going back to the late 1960's. In 1972, he lived in Kabul, Afghanistan where he worked as a disc jockey and performed with
traditional Afghan musicians. He is the author of four books on Improvisation. His most recent best-seller titled "Jazz Improvisation - A Melodic Approach" is published by Berklee Press and Hal Leonard. His new book, "Jazz Improvisation - A Harmonic Approach" will be available this summer.

Ten Most Memorable Recordings of 2009 - Jon Garelick, Boston Phoenix
“Call what Garrison Fewell does composition or simply strategies for improvisation,” Garelick writes. “Whatever, the guitarist formerly known as one of Boston’s most eloquent inside players has become one of its leading experimenters.”

"Variable Density Sound Orchestra should be on jazz education syllabi worldwide: It demonstrates how even free improvisation depends on listening closely to each
other. The products of that chemistry are gorgeous." - Michael J. West, JazzTimes

"Solos throughout the recording are eloquent rather than indulgent, and the "density" of textures always remains lucid. At times, the bed of complimentary guitar sounds acts like a pine-needle-covered path through a shady forrest! " - Jon Garelick, Jazziz

"The pieces are wonderfully organized around a double guitar backbone that is lyrical and elegant, making the longer suite-like pieces flow like rivers...truly excellent."
- Stef Gijssels, Free Jazz

Tuesday 20 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Joe Morris & Tom Plsek
Joe Morris - guitar / Tom Plsek - trombone

21 April - private theatre rehearsal

Thursday 22, Friday 23, Saturday 24 April @ Outpost 8pm $12 suggested donation
Continuity Theatre and Dance Company presents

Continuity Theatre and Dance Company will be staging Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire April 22nd -24th at 8pm at The Outpost. Come see this exciting portrayal of the dark destruction of the human psyche and desires shown through the family dynamic as only Tennessee Williams’ classic production can produce. Tickets: suggested donation of $12 at the door, cash only. For more information please email or check out:

Sunday 25 April @ Outpost 8pm, $10 or b/o
Pandelis Karayorgis - piano / Curt Newton - drums / Jacob William - bass

While the piano-drums part of this trio goes back a long time, this will be their first public encounter with bassist Jacob William as a group. There will be originals, Monk and maybe some Don Cherry as well.

Pandelis Karayorgis Trio
the mi3

Monday 26 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Katt Hernandez & Andrew Neumann
Katt Hernandez - violin / Andrew Neumann - electronics
+Steve Norton - reeds and Vic Rawlings - cello (sorry, no ducks!)(not to be mallardroit)

Tuesday 27 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dave Bryant Quartet
Dave Bryant - keyboards / Jeff Song - cello / John Voigt - bass / Eric Rosenthal - drums

Wednesday 28 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Animatronique + Animal Hospital + Beautiful Weekend

8:00 – Animal Hospital
"Boston's Animal Hospital is a one-man band, with all the old-school connotations that term implies. When I saw Kevin Micka play last summer in D.C., he was surrounded by a drum kit, guitars, and a table full of effects, multi-tasking on them not unlike a street-corner showman with a bass drum strapped to his back and a cymbal atop his head. But Micka's music is no trick-- patient and carefully detailed, his instrumentals rarely sound flashy or gimmicky. Often starting with a bare skeleton of a song, he adds skin and muscle until it becomes a full, dense soundscape, in a process that feels more like sculpture than songcraft."
- Marc Masters, Pitchfork

9:00 – Beautiful Weekend
Super tight, hella-awesome friends Joel Roston (Big Bear/Polaris Mine) and Noell Dorsey (Guillermo Sexo) create quiet, somber compositions resting somewhere on a spectrum between loving and haunting.

10:00 – Animatronique
Similar to artists such as, Sigur Ros, Jim O'Rourke, and The Books, Animatronique straddles the worlds of acoustic and electronic music. Layers of guitar combine with electronic textures and various samples to create a world of unique and atmospheric soundscapes.
Chuck Anastasiou - solo guitar

Thursday 29 April @ Outpost, 8pm $8 or b/o
Dave Fox 4 in “Adventures in Sound”
David Tronzo - guitar / Bruno Raberg - bass / Josh Rosen -piano, keys, special effects /
Dave Fox - drums, percussion

Jon Damian
Friday 30 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jon Damian Trio
Jon Damian - Guitar and Rubbertellie / Bob Nieske - Double Bass / Ralph Rosen - Drum kit and Dumbec

This exciting trio delivers an array of Jon Damian’s original music inspired by people and places, tradition, and avant visions of new possibilities. Jon’s Rubbertellie, his invention, along with his refreshing approach to the guitar will add a special touch to the concert. He will be joined by a stellar cast of players; Bob Nieske, bassist and long-time member of Jimmy Giuffres band and Brandeis professor and Ralph Rosen percussionist and member of the Bruce Katz Band. and Media Center director at the Berklee College of Music.

Jon Damian is an active international performer, composer, lecturer, clinician and author as well as a professor at The Berklee College of Music.

His varied performances have ranged from Luciano Pavarotti to Bill Frisell and from the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa to Johnny Cash with the Boston Pops under John Williams. Jon Damian has recorded in a wide range of settings including The Boston Pops Orchestra under Keith Lockhart and John Williams, Bill Frisell, Bob Nieske’s Wolf Soup, The Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa, Collage, and for NOVA. Jon will soon return to the Umbrian Jazz Festival in Italy, performing and conducting workshops. He is the author of The Guitarists Guide to Composing and Improvising and The Chord Factory: Build Your own Guitar Chord Dictionary available through Berklee Press and Hal Leonard Publications.

“…the most experienced and admired guitar teacher I know” Jim Hall

“ Jon is one of the few musicians I know who has found his own unique voice and the courage to stay true to it. He continues to be an inspiration and example. Bill Frisell

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