Saturday, October 9, 2010

OUTPOST 186 Concert & Event Schedule, October 2010

RAS MOSHE - Saturday 23 October

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




OUTPOST now hosts life drawing classes, Sunday mornings 10am - 12:30pm

YOU MUST READ BRILLIANT CORNERS, Chris Rich's amazing jazz blog.




OUTPOST DIRECTIONS : Near cr. Prospect, opposite Hess gas, behind 7-11 parking lot. 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!
Note: nothing is served, it's just music & chairs, Pal!
Parking: are you kidding?

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.


19 August 2008 - Outpost has acquired a fabulous Yamaha U3 full-size upright piano - come check it out!


is also available for meetings, readings, film shoots, theatre rehearsals, & other (non-musical) weekday daytime events.


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




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)

ERIC JACKSON of WGBH jazz on Outpost in Globe Travel section, 9 Jan. '10:
Jackson says jazz fans who enjoy experimental acts should also check out Outpost 186 in Cambridge’s Inman Square. “The musicians at the Outpost stretch in different directions. It’s probably the most adventurous of the clubs out there.’’

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 Boss Town 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



Friday 1 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Vortex presents
The Meltdown Incentive
Devlyn Case – piano / Sarah Bielanski – vocal / Ed Broms – electric bass, percussion / Todd Brunel - clarinets
+Michael Dobiel – solo sax & electronics
The improvisational troupe The Meltdown Incentive will experiment with poetry, recipes, personal ads and abstract sounds painting. Here is a you tube video that features Sara and ensemble with a very deadpan version of the classic frat anthem,
The Beer Prayer:

Dustin Carlson
Wednesday 6 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dustin Carlson Trio
Dustin Carlson – guitar /Cody Brown – drums / Patrick Briener – sax

Dustin Carlson

Raised in NY, Currently living in the Bronx. Educated at Lawrence College, studied with Glenn Alexander, Kermit Driscoll, Chester Biscardi, Brad Shepik William Anderson. Have Performed with Oren Fader, William Anderson, The Cygnus Ensemble. Performed in notable venues such as New York's knitting factory (mainstage) Webster Hall, Carnegie Hall.

+Vortex Ensemble
Todd Brunel – clarinets / Kit Demos – bass / John McLellan - drums

Friday 8 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Apocalypso Trio
Shayna Dulberger - bass
Joe Burgio - movement
Walter Wright - electronics, video
Jules Vasylenko - bamboo sax

Saturday 9 October @ Outpost, 8pm $15 or b/o
Glynis Lomon - cello/voice
Mario Rechtern (Austria) - alto/baritone/sopranino sax and electric saxolin
Syd Smart - drums
Eric Zinman - piano

Bill Dixon said, "we do not discriminate against sound, all sounds are beautiful." Yet instead of searching for a sound, many musicians are content to have THE sound, a finality to their expressive capabilities, a plateau endorsed by "culture". Nostalgia reveals the taste of power. New Language Collaborative is ALWAYS in search of a sound, an expression that IS form. From my experience, this is the innocence of creation. Each musician tells their own story and keeps their own time. Without these human voices the jungle would seem lonely. Music is mysteriously ideology. There is no peace, only the joy of hunger and fulfillment, continuity and exquisite form.

Their first recording was a digital release on Ayler Records in 2008 called Unified Fields.

Sunday 10 October @ Outpost, 8pm $15

Eric Zinman Quartet featuring Mario Rechtern (Austria)
Laurence Cook - drums and percussion
Mario Rechtern - alto/baritone/sopranino saxophone and electric saxolin
Jane Wang – bass/voice/percussion
Eric Zinman - piano

This concert follows the digital release of their recording WAKTE OGLAKA this year on Ayler Records in France.

"It is the total group sound that predominates, however. If free blow-outs attract you, you'll find this one satisfies your need for exuberant chaos, but in ways that show the mastery of the artists and their own original take on the scene. "

Monday 11 October @ Outpost, 8pm, $10 or b/o
"The Solitary Trombone curated by Randy Pingrey"

Solo trombone performances by:
Clayton Dewalt
McMillan Gaither
Alex Heitlinger
Tim Lienhard
Randy Pingrey
Tom Plsek
Grant Randall
David Roth
Arthur Thovmasian
...playing classics of the genre, original compositions, and improvisations.

Wednesday 13 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Improvisations by Two Eyes
Michael Shores - guitar / Angela Mark - flutes and percussion / Paul Normandia - percussion

With a psychoactive slide-show and possible special guests

Thursday 14 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Luther Gray Sextet
Forbes Graham – trumpet / Jim Hobbs – alto / Noah Kaplan – tenor / Bill Lowe - bass trombone, tuba / Joe Morris – bass / Luther Gray - drums

Friday 15 October @ Outpost, 8:30pm $5/10
Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents
Art Particles PHASE THREE
Dennis Shafer – sax / David Krebs - particle design, compositions / Jill Earles – sculpture / Diana Norma - poetry, voice design...and special guests

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

green umbrellas presents
Simons / Frenette / Graham / Cook
Junko Simons – cello / Kevin Frenette – guitar / Forbes Graham - trumpet / Laurence Cook - drums

Sunday 17 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10
Dr T presents Visual Music Live featuring

Setheyny Pen – drums / Walter Wright – electronics / Steve Norton - bass clarinet / Greg Kowalski - live video

+ Dr. T / Graham / Frenette
Dr. T -- Video Projections
Forbes Graham -- trumpet
Kevin Frenette -- Guitar

Monday 18 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10

Master Class with
Steve Lantner - piano

Tuesday 19 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Kinloch Nelson - Fingerstyle Guitarist
solo guitar concert - original material, and arrangements of folk, classical, jazz, rock and roll, and Americana obscurities

Wednesday 20 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jim Hobbs – alto / Jeff Galindo – trombone / Jacob William – bass / Luther Gray - drums

Thursday 21 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
David Maxwell's Quantum Mathematics
Kevin Frenette – guitar / David Maxwell - keys / Bruno Raberg - bass / Luther Gray - drums

David Maxwell has amassed an enormous resume throughout the years playing piano with some of the greatest and well-known musicians in jazz and blues. David plays many styles of jazz, improvised music and blues, but he is best known for his soulful virtuosity and unmatched ability to reach the heart of post-war Chicago Blues. Through his work, he has gained the respect of artists, critics and fans and has established a reputation as one of the finest blues pianists alive.

Boston area guitarist Kevin Frenette has performed throughout the Northeast USA making music that is inspired by both avant-garde jazz and contemporary improvisation. He studied guitar, composition, and music theory at UMASS-Dartmouth where he received a BA in Theory/Composition. He has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Tatsuya Nakatani, Jack Wright, Joe Giardullo, Pandelis Karayorgis, Daniel Levin, Luther Gray, and Harvey Sorgen. In 2007, Fuller Street Music released Kevin’s first date as a leader: CONNECTIONS. That album featured Frenette with Tatsuya Nakatani on percussion, Andy McWain on piano and Todd Keating on bass.

Drummer Luther Gray was born March 10, 1972 in New Orleans, LA. His family moved to Washington, D.C. where, as a teenager, he started playing drums in punk rock bands. Though largely self-taught, his musical training involved drum lessons from Kim Martin, Larry Bright, Steve Bagby, and Mickey Newman. In 1995 he graduated the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Music, after which he taught privately and performed in the Washington , D.C. area with, among others, Butch Warren, Cecil Payne, Webster Young, Tsunami, Jenny Toomey, Bob Butta, and Buck Hill. Upon moving to Boston in 2000 he resumed teaching private drum lessons and has played with Joe Morris, Anthony Braxton, Jay Hoggard, Joe McPhee, Cameron Brown, Allan Chase, Joseph Daly, Sabir Mateen, Roy Campbell, Ida, Geoff Farina, Andrew White, Rob Brown, Bill Lowe, Taylor Ho Bynum, Raqib Hassan, Bill Pierce, Mitch Seidman, Steve Swell, Joe Beck, Fred Anderson, Ken Vandermark and many others. Luther has performed in festivals and concerts across the country and abroad. He has recorded for the Simple Machines, Hat Hut, Riti Rec, Skycap, Clean Feed, Xeng, Atavistic, and Jardis labels, among others. In addition to his performing schedule Luther teaches art and music at an after-school program for elementary school children.

Friday 22 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Steve Lantner 4tet
Steve Lantner – piano / Alan Chase – alto sax / Joe Morris – bass / Luther Gray - drums


Saturday 23 October, 8pm $10 or b/o

subconsciouscafe presents
Ras Moshe Unit (nyc)
Ras Moshe - tenor Sax & flute / Forbes Graham – trumpet / Tor Yochai Snyder – guitar / Jacob William - bass / Dave Miller - drums

Ras Moshe:

Born 3-22-68 in Brooklyn NY(formally known as Ted Burnett III).
Studied music in public school and with his father.
His grandfather-Theodore Burnett I ("Barnett" for professional reasons) played tenor and alto saxophones in the bands of Earl Bostic,Lucky Millender,Jimmy Mundy,Don Redman and many others after arriving here from Jamaica. He also led small group combos with Shadow Wilson for many years.

Although Ras is trained in earlier forms of "jazz", his preferred mode of improvisation is in the later or "free" developments of the music.

Ras has also been writing and reciting poetry since childhood.

He believes in the positive effect the new music will have on social and personal change.

He has learned from Billy Bang and William Parker and played with William Hooker,Bill Cole,Kali Z. Fasteau,Dafna Naphtali,Dom Minasi,Lou Grassi,Jackson Krall,Matana Roberts,Butch Morris,Kyoko Kitamura,Steve Swell,Matt Lavelle,Marc Edwards,Raphe Malik,Burton Greene,Roy Campbell,Daniel Carter,Sabir Mateen, and other original artists.

You can get his recordings at

..coming this fall: Live Spirits 5 & 6...
on MusicNow! Records

Mysteries Beneath The Planet
with The Weasel Walter/Marc Edwards group
ugExplode records

KMB Jazz

Live Spirits #3
Live Spirits #4

Live Sprits #1
Live Spirits #2-

Into The Openness-musicnow productions 001
Matt Lavelle-Handling The Moment CIMP records

Izititiz-With Our With Jazz(limited edition vinyl)
Izititiz-Lucky Bird conduit creations 002
Schematic Jump Arts 004

The Blue Universe Quartet cosmic mechanic 001

Wednesday 27 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Bryant / Newton / Rosenthal / Turner
Dave Bryant – piano / Curt Newton – drums / Eric Rosenthal – drums / John Turner - bass

Thursday 28 October @ Outpost, 8pm FREE
OperaHub presents
Choose Your Own Opera Adventure : An Original Cabaret
Boston’s freshest chamber opera company puts the audience in the driver’s seat for a madcap dash through some of opera’s most memorable scenes and music. Will you wind up diving off the ramparts of Castel Sant’Angelo like Tosca, dying of consumption like Mimi, or outwitting the lecherous Count, a la Figaro? The choice is yours!
Visit for ticket reservations & more info.

Friday 29 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jon Damian Trio
Jon Damian – guitar and Rubbertellie / Alan Chase – alto sax / Bob Nieske - bass

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 and composers whose works will also be featured; Allan Chase, saxophonist, and chair of the ear-training department at The Berklee College of Music, and Bob Nieske, bassist and long-time member of Jimmy Giuffre’s band and Brandeis professor.

Saturday 30 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Gustavo Assis-Brasil
unique arrangements of Jazz and Brazilian standards as well as some original tunes.
“Gustavo Assis-Brasil is an accomplished guitarist with a remarkably fluid linear concept and a distinctive, ultra-sophisticated harmonic sense, who also exhibits a fully developed voice as a composer.” Bill Milkowski (Jazz Times Magazine)

Sunday 31 October @ Outpost - 3pm small donation
Small Animal Project Reading Series presents
Crystal Curry, Lucy Ives, and Gregory Lawless

About the readers

Crystal Curry was born in Greenville, Ill. in 1974. Her work has appeared both off and online in journals such as VERSE, Denver Quarterly, Conduit, Open City, Octopus Magazine and Action, Yes. Curry received her B.A. in journalism and political science from Illinois State University and her M.F.A. in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a postgraduate fellow. Curry is the author of Our Chrome Arms of Gymnasium (Slope Editions, forthcoming) and the chapbook Logotherapy Pant (Cosa Nostra Editions, 2008). She currently writes poems in Seattle, where she makes plans and schemes and clafoutis, sometimes telecommutes and (s)mothers two cool boy chicks. Read some of Crystal’s work here, here, and here.

Lucy Ives is a writer and graduate student living in New York. She is the author of Anamnesis (Slope Editions, 2009). Read a recent interview here.

Gregory Lawless
is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the author of I Thought I Was New Here (BlazeVOX). His poems, reviews and interviews have appeared in or are forthcoming from 2River View, Artifice, Best of the Net 2007, Cider Press Review, The Cortland Review, Drunken Boat, H_NGM_N, The Hollins Critic, InDigest, La Petite Zine, Sonora Review, Tarpaulin Sky, Thermos, Third Coast, Zoland Poetry and others. He has recently been nominated for a Pushcart and for Best of the Net. You can find some his recent work here, here, and here.

Sunday 31 October @ Outpost, 8pm $15 or b/o

Eric Zinman – keyboard / Laurence Cook - percussion and keyboards / Linda Clave – painter
Come and experience a music haunted gallery with ghosts, goblins, a witch painting and other musical and visual treats and threats by two musicians and one painter. From the same ensemble that brought you "It's a dangerous world" last October 2009 (see link) Thanks to video artist Kent Thompson.

“Solid sounds melt and pour as slow dissolutions and accelerations of saturating textures moving over and into each other, sudden attacks from silence, from whispers to explosions.” Eric Zinman

DOUBLE ACTION, a new recording for Ayler Records by Eric Zinman and Laurence Cook will be released this fall.

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