Thursday, February 4, 2010

OUTPOST186 Concert & Event Schedule, February 2010

BURTON GREENE TRIO, Friday 26 Feb.9pm

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



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

Outpost 186 has been nominated for The Boston Phoenix "The Best Non-Traditional Music Venue"!
Vote for us at:


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.’’

OUTPOST is available for meetings, rehearsals & (non-musical) weekday 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 laudanum 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 Sarah Kinne
On exhibit: House On Wilkes Road

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


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.


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


Monday 1 February - private rehearsal

Thursday 4 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Sidewalk Tzara presents:

A Dance Film Mini-festival

Early avant-garde filmmaker George Manupelli, showing work (on 35mm film) not seen in many years (he's been sort of a recluse in New Hampshire until now)
+Choreographer Katherine Ferrier, showing a dance made in collaboration with George Manupelli
+Animator Will Donovan, who has revisited a dance film he made several years ago
+Choreographer/filmmaker Emily Beattie, bringing a dance film
+Filmmaker Jed Speare and choreographer Marjorie Morgan show a series of short dance films made as part of a long-running collaboration

Friday 5 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
VORTEX series for new & improvised music presents:
Todd Brunel Vortex Ensemble
Todd Brunel - clarinets / Rob Bethel - cello / Yael Bat Shimon - violin / John McClellan - drums / Geni Skendo - flute & shakuhatchi

Sunday 7 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dijkstra / William / Cook
Jorrit Dijkstra - reeds / Jacob William - bass / Laurence Cook - drums

Monday 8 February @ Outpost, 8pm
Small Animal Project reading series

Tuesday 9 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jack Pezanelli / Sheryl Bailey Guitar Duo

Thursday 11 February @ Outpost, 8pm by donation
Alex Pinter Groups

we will play two contrasting sets with slightly different bands:

one set will be freely improvised, band will include:

stephan dickbauer - ts/cl
alex pinter - guitar
publio delgado - guitar
dimitrije vasiljevic - keys
mario carillo - bass
michael kihn - drums

the other set will be some originals and some realbook tunes, band will include:

stephan dickbauer - ts/cl
alex pinter - guitar
ronen shmueli - keys
nick merriam - bass
michael kihn - drums

Friday 12 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Existence Establishment FRKSE 12" release after-party with
Epaulettes - JP harsh noise and drone (
+FRKSE - JP post-raga industrial/drone + a slideshow (
+Bitcheneck - Harsh noise from JP (
+Xiphoid Dimentia - Roslindale noise (

Brought to you by Existence Establishment

Saturday 13 February @ Outpost, 8pm $5 or b/o
an evening of electroacoustic noise with:

Sunday 14 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dave Bryant Group
Dave Bryant - piano / Tom Hall - sax / John Voigt - bass / Eric Rosenthal - Drums

Thursday 18 February @ Outpost, 8:00pm $10 or b/o
Michael Musillami - guitar / Joe Fonda - bass / George Schuller - drums

On Thursday, February 18th, veteran jazz guitarist/composer Michael Musillami will bring his longstanding flagship trio to Outpost 186 in Cambridge, Massachusetts' Inman Square. The group, featuring bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller, will preview music from its forthcoming April release, Old Tea (Playscape Recordings), in a program that will also include selections from its previous recordings. This concert is part of a short February tour marking the band's last American live dates before heading to Europe to celebrate its new record in late May and early June.

Musillami's current release, 2009's From Seeds (Playscape Recordings), is the recorded debut of an expanded version of his core trio called the Michael Musillami Trio + 3, featuring esteemed frequent collaborators Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Marty Ehrlich (alto saxophone) and Matt Moran (vibraphone). Critics called the record "exceptional in all respects" (Chris Kelsey, JazzTimes) and "a marvelous new music recording of great depth and vision" (Michael G. Nastos,, while also noting "the distinctiveness of Musillami's compositions" (Nic Jones, and "a tone that’s impossible not to love" (James Hale, DownBeat). AllAboutJazz-New York's Robert Iannapollo adds, "From Seeds shows Musillami, Fonda and Schuller to be one of the finest working units in jazz today, with or without the '+3'."

A 25-year veteran of the music business, Musillami has worked extensively as a performer, bandleader/composer and educator. In addition to his eight year-old trio, which has performed in the U.S., Canada and Europe and released four CDs, he has earned international acclaim as the leader of groups ranging from duo to octet featuring such prominent sidemen as Cameron Brown, Thomas Chapin, Mark Feldman, Drew Gress, Mario Pavone, Michael Sarin and Matt Wilson. He is also the longtime Director of Jazz Studies at The Hotchkiss School and founder/director of the highly respected independent label, Playscape Recordings, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2009. Learn more at

Friday 19 February @ Outpost - 8pm, $5/10
Chagall Performance Art Collaborative

Saturday 20 February @ Outpost 3pm $10 or b/o
Unaffiliated Reading Series presents:
from Providence and Cambridge by way of Vermont :
Kate Schapira & Andy Hughes

Saturday 20 February @ Outpost 8pm $10 or b/o
green umbrellas presents
Members of the Metal and Glass Ensemble
Matt Samolis - flute / Heather Townsend & Thadd Comstock - glass organ /Junko Simons - cello

Sunday 21 February @ Outpost 8pm
Dr T presents Visual Music Live featuring:
Dave Bryant & Curt Newton
Doctor T -- Video mixing
Dave Bryant -- piano
Curt Newton -- percussion

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 22 February - private rehearsal

Tuesday 23 February @ Outpost, 8pm $ 10 or b/o
Eric Zinman presents
Citizens’ Orchestra
Laurence Cook - drums / Kevine Frennette - guitar / Forbes Graham - trumpet / Jim Hobbes - alto saxophone / Chris Kottke - trumpet / Glynis Lomon - cello / Jacob William - bass / Eric Zinman - piano

Wednesday 24 February @ Outpost, 8pm $3 or b/o
back alley cinema presents the surrealistic sleaze-o-rama!
7:30 pm: scorpio rising - a rare european print of kenneth anger's homoerotic look at 60s biker culture with it's original soundtrack!
8:00 pm: funeral parade of roses - an encore presentation of this psycho-delic transgendered mindbender from 1969!
9:30 pm: 99 and 44/100% dead - a violence-filled pop art- inspired deadpan black comedy from 1970 starring chuck connors as the cyborg mob enforcer harry the claw!
11:00: wicked wicked - surreal psycho-killer thriller presented in it's original "duovision" split screen format courtesy of prolific "green acres" series director richard l. Bare!

Thursday 25 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Eric Zinman presents
new language collaborative
Glynis Lomon - cello / Syd Smart - drums / Eric Zinman - piano

BURTON GREENE - Friday, 26 February
Friday 26 February @ Outpost, 9pm $10 or b/o
subconsciouscafe presents
Burton Greene / Brian Groder
Describing their trio as a Snow Globe of Free Form Improvisation in
which they shake up contrasting rhythms and harmonies all the
while blending in historical elements and nuances of the jazz idiom.
All these musical motifs swirl and envelope the listener’s ears.

Burton’s scope of the free jazz language starts from day one with Alan Siva of the early Free Form Improvisation Ensemble which joined the legendary Jazz Composers Guild (New York 1964-65). He continues today in various musical projects including his exploratory Klezmer jazz collaborations. Adam is a rising star in the stable of Portuguese jazz label, Clean Feed. His notable compositions and arrangements are showcased in Full Throttle Orchestra which he leads. Brian’s previous 2007 release with Sam Rivers brought him international attention, including a four-star “Best of ‘07” from Downbeat. Together they seamlessly develop inspiring and engaging music. They can be heard on the 2009 Latham Records release “Groder & Greene” along with Rob Brown, alto sax and Ray Sage on drums.

Saturday 27 February @ Outpost, 3pm
Small Animal Project reading series

Saturday 27 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Steve Lantner Quartet
Allan Chase – saxophones / Steve Lantner - piano /
Joe Morris – bass / Luther Gray – drums

Sunday 28 February @ OUTPOST, 8pm $5 or b/o
markus nechay presents
“The Whimsy!” Song & poesy, bohemian vaudeville, open mic