Monday, December 5, 2011

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events December 2011

NADIA WASHINGTON Thursday 15 December

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




OUTPOST is now in the process of installing theatre lights for performances, four (4) pots with gels on a wall dimmer. No more screwing around with the track lighting, you little bastards! ;)



Friday 2 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Sam Pluta - laptop / Jim Altieri - violin (NYC)
+Todd Brunel - clarinets / Forrest Larson - electronics, composition

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Saturday 3 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

Powers Jazz Band meets ChagallPAC!

To kindle the holiday spirits, come hear a 4-horn version of My Favorite Things, Soundpainting interludes, and a Frank Zappa closer all within one hour at the OUTPOST! Featuring the Powers Jazz Band and members of ChagallPAC, performing compositions by Jason Felitto and live compositions by Dennis Shafer.

Powers Jazz Band
Dennis Shafer Director
Marcus Hammel, alto saxophone
Greg Foley, bass clarinet
Henry Killough, trumpet
Nat Heitmann, piano
Jose Acozar, drums

Diana Norma - poetry / Dennis Shafer - sax, Soundpainting / Jason Felitto - bass, piano, loops / Kyle Ruggieri, drums

Sunday 4 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jorrit Dijkstra / Pandelis Karayorgis / Jacob William / Eric Rosenthal
Jorrit Dijkstra - reeds / Pandelis Karayorgis - piano / Jacob William - bass / Eric Rosenthal - drums

Tuesday 6 December @ Outpost, 8pm $5 per participant
JULEE AVALLONE'S BOSTON FREE JAZZ free improv workshop & jam -
bring yr ax!

Tuesday 6 December @ Outpost, 9:30pm $10 or b/o
Return of the Steel Guitar Quartet
Norm Zocher - Pedal Steel Guitar & Bruce Saunders - Guitar (Austin, TX)
Bruno Raberg - bass

Wednesday 7 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jorrit Dijkstra - alto sax / Eric Hofbauer - guitar / Eric Rosenthal - drums /
+ guest Junko Fujiwara Simons - cello

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

Luther Gray / Laurence Cook Duo
Luther Gray & Laurence Cook - drums & percussion

Friday 9 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

jeff platz presents
CHRIS FORKEY - bass / KIT DEMOS - bass / JEFF PLATZ - guitar
JOHN MCLELLAN - drums / JIM HOBBS - alto

Saturday 10 December @ Outpost, 3pm by donation
unaffiliated poetry series presents
Carol Weston + Gerrit Lansing + Ish Klein

Carol Weston's history as a poet is linked to such figures as Jack Powers, John Wieners, Robert Lowell, Allen Ginsberg, and Carl Solomon. She was poetry editor of the Impressions Workshop. She is 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.

Gerrit Lansing
was born in Albany, New York, and grew up in Northern Ohio. Educated at Harvard and Columbia Universities, he has taught at Bard College. In the early 1960s, Lansing edited and published two issues of SET, a literary journal that fused Modernist poetic experiment with occult and spiritual themes and served as a precursor of and influence upon the subsequent counterculture. In 2003, Pressed Wafer published A February Sheaf, collecting his essays and criticism. Lansing's most recent book is Heavenly Tree, Northern Earth.

Ish Klein
is a poet and filmmaker. She is an alumna of Columbia University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop for Poetry. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and her films have played at festivals around the world. Canarium Books published her first book, Union! (2009) and Moving Day (2011). She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Saturday 10 December @ Outpost, 8pm FREE

Glam Slam Cambridge- A Winter Sampler of the Arts : 3 poets

Mary McGrail + Marguerite McGrail + Russell Shitabata

Join us for an evening of prose, poetry, photography, and music!

Mary McGrail,
Brooklyn, NY-based writer whose stories have appeared in The Portland Review and the Melic Review, and will read from her latest work.

Marguerite McGrail will read from her chapbook of poetry, Familiars, as well as new work.

On view will be the spectacular photography of Russell Shitabata, photographer and professor of literature who lives and teaches in Eugene, Oregon.

Berklee college violinist Max Wolpert will play movements from Bach sonatas as well as select pieces from Vivaldi and Scarlatti.

Seating is limited so arrive early.

Russell Shitabata's framed photography and Marguerite McGrail's chapbook, Familiars, will be available for purchase following the performances.

Sunday 11 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Aaron Darrell- Bass / Michael Sachs- Sax / Jun Young Song - drums

Monday 12 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant - piano / Neil Leonard - reeds & electronics / Junko Simons - cello / Curt Newton - drums

Tuesday 13 December @ Outpost, 8pm $1O/$5 students
This will be a sampler night of some of program themes of the up-coming 2012 season.

Some of these themes include....
Raymond Scott Night
Burt Bachrach Bash

Get into the Mini, a program of miniatures, compositions and improvs
...and more!

In line with the festivities of the season, this will be a thoroughly entertaining affair!

we'll provide some light refreshments in brown bags, and paired snacks.

Hope to see you all there!


Thursday 15 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Nadia Washington Group + Nick Hakim

combined personnel:

Nadia Washington - vocals
Nick Hakim - vocals
Jake Sherman - Organ/Keys
Jon Nellen - Drums
Coran Henley - Drums
Joe Manzoli - Guitar
Josh Hari - Bass
Kyle Miles - Bass
Mateo Lewis - Guitar/Voice
Daniel Woods - Voice
Jaime Woods - Voice

Friday 16 December @ Outpost 8pm, $10 or b/o

Dr T presents Visual Music Live
Dr T - live video mix in duets with

solo : Dave Bryant - piano
duo : Dave Bryant - piano / Jim Hobbs - alto sax
trio : Dave Bryant - piano / Jim Hobbs - alto sax / Eric Rosenthal - drums

My projections are produced by mixing multiple DVD sources a video mixer and effects processors. The sources consist of computer-manipulated original material derived my still photography and videography. The original subject matter is usually recognizable, but sometimes processed to complete abstraction. Sometimes the projections and music respond directly to each other -- sometimes they simply co-exist.
Many of my finished video pieces (both studio and live) can be seen at

Those of you who attend or perform at events at Outpost 186 may find my photo essay "Improvisations from an Outpost" to be of interest,

Saturday 17 December @ Outpost, 8pm sharp - $20 adv/$30 at the door

Naked Girls read Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol!
Sure WBUR does a reading of Charles Dickens' Christmas classic, but does anyone really want to see what those radio personalities look like without their clothes on? Continuing a tradition started in Chicago by burlesque Hall-of-Famer Michelle L'Amour, the Boston chapter of Naked Girls reading will strip down to their Christmas stockings and read every line from "Marley was dead..." to "God bless us – every one!". Seasonal cheer is also available.

Doors open at 8:00 p.m. for a pre-reading reception, and the reading begins at 8:30 p.m. The reading is about two hours long and there will be two breaks.

There are only 35 tickets, so we recommend you get them in advance (and you’ll save some cash too!). Space is very limited. Tickets $20 adv/$30 at the door.

sunday 18 Dec. 2-6pm - private recording session

Sunday 18 December @ Outpost, 8pm
FORBES GRAHAM - solo laptop

Tuesday 20 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Michael Dobiel's living room concert series presents

Michael Dobiel - saxophone and electronics
Erich Hochstrasser - synthesizer

The Michael Dobiel Group
Kelly Roberge - saxophone
Tony Leva - bass
Daniel Schubmehl - drums
Michael Dobiel - composition

Kelly Roberge has been a saxophonist in the Boston area for several years. Prior to this he studied at the New England Conservatory and Oberlin. The Quartet of Happiness, of which he is a member, was profiled in the Boston Phoenix last year. Roberge has recently added electronics to his palette of sounds. These can be heard in projects such as the one man show All of Us and the duo Saxophone in Machines. Kelly plays regularly in Garrison Fewell's Variable Density Sound Orchestra.

Tony Leva is a recent transplant to the Boston area. He is a continual musical explorer whose interests range from classical to rock to avant-garde. Tony performs regularly with several groups, including Jaggery, Bury Me Standing, and the Metal and Glass Ensemble. One of his most notable learning experiences occurred when he spent time driving for the legendary bassist Henry Grimes.

Daniel Schubmehl is a NYC-based drummer/percussionist. In 2000 he studied drumming and the gyil in Ghana under the Lundquist International Fellowship. Upon returning to the US he moved to NYC and has been playing with a variety of musicians across many genres. He has been studying jazz drumming applications with Brooklyn educator/performer Vinnie Sperrazza for five years and has recently begun piano studies with Jamie Reynolds. Daniel also frequents Boston as a member of the band Jaggery.

Erich Hochstrasser has been studying music since he was 6 years old and is currently a student at Berklee College of Music. While studying Electronic Production & Design and Music Education at Berklee, Erich has also been learning about analog audio electronics in his free time. He seeks to explore the sonic possibilities of homebrew modular synthesizers and modern audio production. Throughout all of his efforts, he ensures that his projects have as many colors and blinking lights as possible.

Michael Dobiel is a musician in the Boston area. Before becoming active in Boston he studied at the University of Louisville and Westfield State College. He is currently involved in several projects as saxophonist, composer and laptop musician. Michael is one half of Saxophone in Machines with Kelly Roberge. He has recently started the Living Room Music series at Outpost 186 in Cambridge.

Friday 23 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jim Hobbs - alto / Mary Halvorson - guitar / Taylor Ho Bynum - trumpet
+THB Sextet
Taylor HoBynum - trumpet / Bill Lowe - trombone / Jim Hobbs - alto / Mary Halvorson - guitar / Tomas Fujiwara - drums / Ken Filiano - bass