Tuesday, March 2, 2010
JUNKO SIMONS - Saturday, 20 March
Wednesday 3 MARCH @ Outpost 8pm, $10 or b/o
JOE MORRIS / MARCO ENIEDI / LUTHER GRAY
Marco Eniedi - alto saxophone / Joe Morris - bass / Luther Gray drums
Thursday 4 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
rough night presents
Jed Speare - laptop electronics / Derek Hoffend - electronics / James Coleman - theremin / Tom Plsek - trombone
+Cereal Jazz Quartet Andrew Colwell - bass / Keiichi Hashimoto - trumpet / Jesse Kaminsky - alto sax / Kelly Roberge - tenor sax
“The band’s most recent incarnation as a horn trio draws on the influence of jazz and folk music as well as drone and meditational practices to explore the liminal states of sound."
Friday 5 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
The Vortex Series for new and improvised music presents:
Beat & Brazuka Breakdown
Esther Viola - oboe / Silvana Costa - poet / Adam Brahmi - guitars & cavaquinho ...and others!
EV is trying out some ideas: putting music to words and bringing oboe to Brazilian beats and melodies.
PART 1: poetry and sound improv
PART 2: solo surprise
PART 3: non-traditional takes on Brazilian beats and sambas
Saturday 6 March @ Outpost, 8pm, $10 or b/o
ADITYA BALANI WORLD JAZZ QUINTET
Aditya Balani - Fretless/Fretted Guitars
Aaron Bahr - Trumpet
Tarun Balani - Drums
Shin Sakaino - Bass
Sharik Hasan - Piano
Aditya Balani Group is a World-Jazz ensemble which brings together talented musicians from countries across the globe, like India, Spain, Serbia and Chile and US. Aiming for true artistic expression and drawing from their ethnic roots each musician adds a unique colour to their sound which is an exciting blend of the spontaneity and harmonic interplay of Jazz with the sheer intensity of melodies and rhythms influenced by Indian Classical/Folk music, and various other musical traditions of the world. Some of the tunes feature Aditya's unique approach to fretless guitar developed from sarod and sitar playing techniques.
The band is back in the US after their second tour of the Indian sub-continent in January 2010, featuring Aaron Bahr on trumpet, Will Cafaro on bass, Tarun Balani on drums , Sharik Hasan on piano, and Aditya Balani on fretless/fretted guitars.
"Their model is perhaps a pointer to the future â€” young, passionate jazz men who blend several inï¬‚uences and make jazz accessible to this generation." -Asian Age
"A mix of jazz, Indian classical and folk music...Aditya Balani's music brings to the table a very colorful and original sound." -DNA Mumbai
"An astonishingly good blend of world music and contemporary jazz." -Hindustan Times
Sunday 7 March - 10am - 12pm Life Drawing
Sunday 7 March - 1-5pm - private recording session
Sunday 7 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jorrit Dijkstra - alto sax / Pandelis Karayorgis - piano / Chris Lopes - bass / Curt Newton - drums
Thursday 11 March @ Outpost, 8pm $8 or b/o
Dave Fox 4 in “Adventures in Sound”
David Tronzo - guitar / Phil Grenadier - trumpet / Bruno Raberg - bass / Josh Rosen -piano, keys, special effects /
Dave Fox - drums, percussion
Friday 12 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
this is the basement
Peter Negroponte - drums
Andy Allen - saxophone
Borey Shin - piano/accordian
Mike Huse-guitar - bass
Saturday 13 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Eric Dahlman & Dave Smits
Eric Dahlman - trumpet / Dave Smits - gitars, bass
+ John Voigt & Tom Plsek
John Voigt - bass / Tom Plsek - trombone
Sunday 14 March @ Outpost, Noon-2pm $10 or b/o
Indian Classical Music on Sitar and Tabla
Srinivas Reddy - Sitar / Sameer Gupta - Tabla
Srinivas Reddy is the founder of SADHANA Foundation, an international organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the classical music of South Asia . He is a classical sitarist, composer and educator. Srinivas teaches Music of India at UC Berkeley and continues to study sitar in the tradition of Pt. Nikhil Banerjee with his guru Partha Chatterjee.
Sameer Gupta is known as one of the few percussionists representing the traditions of American Jazz on drumset for roughly 20 years, and more recently Indian Classical Tabla. Though his first few years of tabla were spent under the guidance of Ustad Zakir Hussain, his own interests and love of tabla brought him to the great tabla maestro Pt Anindo Chatterjee, of whom he is now a dedicated disciple.
His diverse roster of colleagues and collaboraters can be found at his website.
Monday 15 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
BOSTON FREE JAZZ ASSOCIATION - open jam
Julee Avallone - flute
Garrison Fewell - guitar
Tuesday 16 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jack Pezanelli / Sheryl Bailey Guitar Duo
Wednesday 17 March @ Outpost 8pm
Seijiro Murayama - percussion (Nagasaki, Japan)
(member of Absolut Null Punkt w/ KK Null, ex- Fushitsusha)
James Coleman - theremin
Greg Kelley - trumpet
Keith Fullerton Whitman - modular synthesizer
Geoff Mullen - electronics
Seijiro Murayama formed A.N.P. with KK Null in 1984, creating an in-the-red mixture of free jazz, heavy rock, & industrial noise. He was also a member of Keiji Haino's Fushitsusha, appearing on that group's (first) self-titled double album on P.S.F. in 1989. Recent years have seen him deeply involved in experimental improvised music including recordings with Lionel Marchetti, Michael Northam, Jean-Luc Guionnet and Eric La Casa, and performances with Axel Doerner, Toshiya Tsunoda and Mattin among others. Tonight he will be performing with James Coleman and Greg Kelley of the BSC and the undr quartet.
Providence’s Geoff Mullen is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, lo-fi electronics, synthesizer) and erstwhile droneologist. He has releases on Barge Recordings, Last Visible Dog, and his own Rare Youth imprint.
Keith Fullerton Whitman (synthesizer) is one of Boston’s most consistently innovative electronic musicians. Keith’s music references everything from mid-century musique concrete to contemporary lo-fi electronics and drone. He has releases on Kranky, Room40, Arbor, and Planet Mu.
Friday 19 March @ Outpost - 8pm, $5/10
Chagall Performance Art Collaborative presents
“CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE” Series
Remember those children’s books? A concert with 4 different endings—you decide! Don’t miss this mind-bending concept concert! Featuring Soundpainting and works by Berio, Britten, Jakob T.V. and more!
Rebecca Wellons - sax / Jennifer Bill - sax / Dennis Shafer - sax / Diana Norma - poet / Emily Beattie - dancer / Ashley Addington - flute / Rich Labedz - sax
Saturday 20 March @ Outpost, 3pm, $donation or b/o
unaffiliated poetry series presents
Saturday 20 March @ Outpost, 8pm, $10 or b/o
green umbrellas presents
Junko, Jacob & Laurence
Junko Simons - cello / Jacob William - bass / Laurence Cook - drums
Sunday 21 March @ Outpost 8pm
Dr T presents Visual Music Live featuring:
TODD BRUNEL & KEVIN FRENETTE
Todd Brunel - clarinets & Kevin Frenette - guitar
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 22 March - private rehearsal
Tuesday 23 March - private rehearsal
Wednesday 24 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
The Guitar Circle of New England
Eight acoustic guitars, 16 hands, 48 strings, 80 fingers and a singular sound - Bartok, fused with King Crimson, by way of PhilipGlass, punctuated with jazz and rock, The Guitar Circle New England aspires to make itself available to the benevolent presence of music, in service of the greater good and for your listening enjoyment. In this pursuit, members follow the principles of Guitar Craft, most having studied with its founder, Robert Fripp.
Bridging musical worlds, The Guitar Circle New England brings a sense of immediacy to its performances, playing new music, composed, improvised, and born of the listening of the audience. An evening with the Circle is a unique experience shaped and shared by all who are present.
Thursday 25 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dave Bryant Quartet
Dave Bryant - keyboards / Ken Wessel - guitar / John Turner - bass / Eric Rosenthal - drums
Friday 26 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jacob William Quartet
Jorrit Dijkstra - Alto / Pandelis Karayorgis - Piano
Jacob William - Bass / Laurence Cook - Drums
Saturday 27 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Steve Lantner Trio
Steve Lantner - piano / Joe Morris – bass / Luther Gray – drums
Sunday 28 March @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10
TOTAL WAR - a staged reading of a play by Ian Thal
Somerville-based playwright Ian Thal returns to Outpost 186 to present a staged reading of his play, Total War.This is the third in a series of readings since the play was named a semi-finalist in last year’s Dorothy Silver Playwriting Competition. In the process of presenting the work in a stripped down manner, he has refined and rewritten the script.
The readings have also seen their share of controversy. During the first reading in April of last year was picketed by a lone epithet -hurling protester accosting both audience and actors as they arrived.
Total War is a five-act play that addresses the legacy of anti-Semitism after the student newspaper at a Catholic university publishes a Holocaust denial advertisement. Before faculty, students, and staff can begin the expected dialogue on free speech and religious pluralism, an anarchist-cell using the nom de guerre of “Total War” begins a campaign of guerrilla art attacks. Though a work of fiction, Total War was inspired by events Thal witnessed while attending graduate school.
A talk-back will follow the reading.
Ian Thal is best known locally as a mime, puppeteer, and poet. He has performed with Bread and Puppet Theatre, was a founding member of Cosmic Spelunker Theater and frequently performs with the commedia dell’arte troupe, i Sebastiani. He has taught mime and commedia at The Huntington Theatre, The Stoneham Theatre, and Open Air Circus. He recently performed his one-act, solo show, Arlecchino Am Ravenous at the Perishable Theatre in Providence, RI.
His poetry has appeared in such magazines as BOOM! For Real, Flash!Point, Poesy, Ibbetson Street Press, and Crooked River Press and the anthologies Becoming Fire: Spiritual Writings from Rising Generations (Andover, MA: Andover-Newton Publications), Tokens: Contemporary Poetry of the Subway (New York: P & Q Press.) and Out of the Blue Writers Unite, and the forthcoming Crude: Poetry After the Age of Oil (Columbus, OH: Pudding House Press) and has been exhibited at Boston City Hall and incorporated into a public installation at the 2003 Boston Cyberarts Festival. His blog about Bread and Puppet Theatre is on the reading list for a course currently offered at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Wednesday 31 March @ Outpost, 7pm
depraved dave's back alley cinema presents
PSYCHO-DELIC SCI-FI SHOCKERS FROM THE MGM VAULTS!
When it comes to science fiction cinema from Metro-Goldwyn Mayer, there's undisputed classics like FORBIDDEN PLANET,THE TIME MACHINE,2001:A SPACE ODYSSEY,SOYLENT GREEN....and these films!
--7pm THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. VS. THE FEMBOTS: the original Fembots run amok courtesy of master fantasist Harlan Ellison!
-8pm WILD WILD PLANET: Laser-Ray Girls,Four Armed Stranglers,and Deadly Doll-Men are only a few of the wild things who populate the candy-colored tinker-toy kitsch world of the WILD WILD PLANET!
-9:30pm THE GREEN SLIME: This space outrage boasts direction by arthouse favorite
Kinji Fukasaku(BLACK LIZARD,BATTLE ROYALE),a script co-written by BATMAN comics
vet Bill Finger,Bond Girl Luciana Paluzzi(THUNDERBALL),and a psycho-delic title song
by THE GREEN SLIME band!
-11pm NO BLADE OF GRASS: Actor-director Cornel Wilde's multi-faceted and downright delirious adaptation of John Christopher's novel has humanity falling into savagery following famine and an ecological meltdown!