Saturday, December 1, 2012

Outpost 186 Concert & Events Schedule, December 2012

An Evening of Entertainments from August Strindberg - Saturday 15 December


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

URL: Outpost186.com

For what it's worth, we have a Facebook page: OUTPOST186

A short helpful video on how to locate OUTPOST186

(CONCERT & EVENTS CALENDER FOLLOWS BOILERPLATE, BELOW)

OUTPOST NEWS :

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

NEW DISC BY FORBES GRAHAM & LAURENCE COOK, recorded @ OUTPOST!

BERN NIX / DAVE BRYANT QUARTET LIVE @ OUTPOST - VIDEO

some video of the 28 Jan. '12 Bern Nix show here

Interview with Bern Nix



NOTE : SUNDAY LIFE DRAWING WITH DAVID LEE is back! Contact: dleeway1116@hotmaildotcom
OUTPOST now hosts life drawing classes , Sunday mornings 10am - 12:30pm


PROFILES OF LOCAL JAZZ & IMPROV MUSICIANS IN AAJ

blogs by our pals:

BRILLIANT CORNERS - A BOSTON JAZZ BLOG edited by Steve Provizer

STU VANDEMARK'S BOSTON JAZZ SCENE BLOG



OUTPOST GENERAL INFORMATION :


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.

OUTPOST CONCERT INFO :
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 feeling lucky? well are ya?



BOOKING:
OUTPOST is currently available for most public performances @ $50 per event.
CONTACT: Rob Chalfen, director: robchalfen@hotmail.com
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.



DAYTIME WEEKDAYS AVAILABLE @ OUTPOST :


OUTPOST 186
is also available for meetings, readings, workshops, film shoots, theatre rehearsals, & other (non-musical) weekday daytime events.


ART

Outpost regularly exhibits visual art! If you are an artist and would like to exhibit @ Outpost, please send your website url to robchalfen@hotmail.com, or arrange to show your portfolio. Outpost does not charge artists to display art.

CURRENT EXHIBIT :



GALLERY HOURS:
Gallery exhibits may be viewed during scheduled performances or by appointment.
CONTACT: robchalfen@hotmail.com









 
Saturday 1 December @ OUTPOST 186 
ChagallPac Poetry-music Series & Cambridge Writers’ Workshop presents
Open Writers’ Workshop 5:30-7:30 p.m. (all genres & levels welcome) $12
8 p.m. performance, $10
with poets Diana Norma Szokolyai & Derek J.G. Williams
& saxophonist Jon Amon, followed by an open mic
Diana Norma Szokolyai will read poems from her new book Parallel Sparrows (Finishing Line Press).
 Derek J.G. Williams, a recent runner up for Knockout Literary Journal's Reginald Shepherd Poetry Prize, will perform his poetry.  Electrifying solo saxophonist Jon Amon will play Flamenco Sin Limitees by Jaime Fatas and improvise with the poets.  Poets, writers, musicians, join us for an open mic afterwards!


 
Sunday 2 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

KARL 2000
Daniel Rovin - saxophone 
Austin White - bass
Dave Miller - drums

+
BOO BOO GLASS
Borey Shin - synth
Lautaro Mantilla - guitar
Andy Allen - sax 


Wednesday 5 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jessica Bozek & SMALL ANIMAL PROJECT reading series presents

Jack Christian, Joel Craig & Emily Toder

Jack Christian, Joel Craig & Emily Toder will read from new books at Outpost 186 on Wednesday, 12/5. 8 pm, small donation for refreshments suggested. Small Animal Project gratefully acknowledges partial funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Cambridge Arts Council for its 2012 readings.
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Jack Christian received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His poems and prose have appeared in a number of journals, and he won the Colorado Prize for Poetry for his first full-length collection, Family System. He is also the author of the chapbook Let’s Collaborate. Read work at Jack’s website.
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Joel Craig is the author of The White House (Green Lantern Press, 2012), and the chapbook Shine Tomorrow (Lost Horse, 2009). His poems have appeared lately in Boston Review, GutCult, A Public Space, TYPO, and Rabbit Light Movies. He co-founded and curates The Danny’s Reading Series and edits poetry for MAKE: A Literary Magazine—where he lives, in Chicago, Illinois.
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Emily Toder is the author of Science (Coconut Books, 2012) and the chapbooks Brushes With (Tarpaulin Sky, 2010) and I Hear a Boat (Duets, 2012). A graduate of the MFA Program at UMass Amherst, she also holds degrees in Literary Translation and Library Science. She lives in Northampton, where she freelance translates Spanish and Catalan literature and works in the archives & special collections dept. at the W. E. B. Du Bois Library. Read some of Emily’s work via her tumblr



Friday 7 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
"First Fridays avec Le Prestige":
Le Prestige
Chris Forkey - bass / John Glenshaw - drums / Kit Buckley - tenor sax / Gary Wallen – vibes / Scott Getchell – trumpet & voice / Tom Stenquist – voice
An evening of Le Prestige instrumental tunes and improvised accompaniment to the spoken words of Scott Getchell (Le Prestige) and Tom Stenquist (Lars Vegas). 
Le Prestige Link: http://leprestige.bandcamp.com/
Lars Vegas Link: http://www.myspace.com/larsvegasusa
Hard-hitting, chill-out, groove music. Searching for the perfect lounge.



Saturday 8 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dr T presents Visual Music Live featuring
Eric Zinman -- drums (that's right drums, not piano)
Andrea Pensado -- electronics and voice
Michael Bloom  -- table guitar and bouzouki

   http://www.youtube.com/Tobenfeld


Eric Zinman & Laurence Cook
Sunday 9 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Eric Zinman & Laurence Cook  present “Double Action”cd release
Eric Zinman – electric keyboard / Laurence Cook – percussion, electric keyboard / Rick Scott - keys
DOUBLE ACTION was produced by Ayler Records in 2010. First CD release concert for this recording:
Cover painting by Linda Clave/ photo by Werner Grundel / design layout for CD Stephane Berland
"solid sounds melt and pour as slow dissolutions and accelerations of saturating textures, moving over and into each other. This one has been described as a musical circus with all the excitement of military equipment, construction demolition, shotguns, pornography and professional wrestling."

 
Monday 10 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dave Bryant – keyboards
Jim Hobbs – alto saxophone
Bruno Raberg – bass
James Kamal Jones – drums

 

Fausto Sierakowski
Tuesday 11 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Joe Morris + Luther Gray + Fausto Sierakowski
Joe Morris – bass / Luther Gray – drums / Fausto Sierakowski - sax /
“Nooge Nugent” - trumpet

  
Thursday 13 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Steve Fell – guitar / Luther Gray - drums



Friday 14 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jeff Platz presents Forbidden Fruitcake 
Jeff Platz - guitar
Junko Fujiwara - cello
Scott Getchell - trumpet
John Mclellan - drums
Kit Demos - bass
Andy Voelker - saxophones







Saturday 15 December @ Outpost, 7pm - by donation
AN EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENTS from AUGUST STRINDBERG 
Swedish playwright August Strindberg's 1889 "quart d'heure" looks deceptively simple. Two women run into one another in a cafe on Christmas eve.  One is married, one is unmarried. Both are actresses. Only one speaks. The scene is barely ten minutes long. But the play activates a series of ambiguous interpretations, turning around the question inherent in the title: who is the stronger? 
 
So, we're going to spend the evening teasing this thing out. Two actresses have learned both roles in a new translation, and will perform one side (or BOTH?!) according to their whims, your whims, or rock-paper-scissors. Following the performance, we will screen Ingmar Bergman's PERSONA, which draws its inspiration from THE STRONGER. Bergman seems to tease Strindberg's characters across 85 minutes of screen time (not to mention Liv Ullman and Bibi Andersson's glorious cheekbones). 
In the interest of the contrapuntal of Strindberg's setting, we're throwing the play during the Christmas season. So, when you've finished wrestling for a Tickle-me-Elmo, please come by. We're happy to host a kind of alternative.
Wine. Coffee.
 
7PM:
THE STRONGER
in new translation by ULRIKA BRAND
featuring LAUREN EICHER & ALLISON VANOUSE
in costumes by AMANDA MACIEL ANTUNES
8PM:
PERSONA (film, Ingmar Bergman, Dir. 1966)
 
...& madness afterwards, if you BYO.



Sunday 16 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/oThe PocketBuskers Welcome You To The Holidays"
"The Pocketbuskers, known for playing acoustic music outdoors in Harvard Sq during the warm season, are having their Holiday acoustic party!"
https://www.facebook.com/PocketBuskers



Monday 17 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
JQTrio
Jeremy Quick - Guitars & Effects
Jason Felitto - Bass & Effects
Jungho Kang - Drums


Saturday 22 December @ Outpost, 8pm – by donation
An evening of poetry & acoustic music with



Bushmask + Greg Sun +  Cas Kaplan +  Changeling
with a special poetry reading by




Thursday 27 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
James Merenda & Tickle Juice
James Merenda – alto / Tom Duprey – cornet / David Hawthorne – guitar / Jef Charland – bass / Matt Honor - drums



January 2013


 
Wednesday 2 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
David Doms


Thursday 3 January @ Outpost, 8pm by donation
Markus Nechay presents The Whimsy!
in memoriam David Cutler


Friday 4 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
"First Fridays avec Le Prestige":
Le Prestige
Chris Forkey - bass / John Glenshaw - drums / Kit Buckley - tenor sax / Scott Getchell - trumpet / Jeff Platz - guitar
Hard-hitting, chill-out, groove music. Searching for the perfect lounge.



Saturday 5 January @ OUTPOST 186, 8PM, $5/10
 Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents
Fantasia on Breathing and Electronics-inspired music
 With special musical guests Carol Rowntree Jones, Tsuyoshi Honjo and Paul Jacobs
This show starts at 8pm but come earlier for workshops in writing and Soundpainting at 6:30. Carol Rowntree Jones comes from England to share her poems and images of breathing projected sprinkled with Soundpainting interludes.  Also, Dennis Shafer, Paul Jacobs and Tsuyoshi Honjo will share works for soprano saxophone by Heitor Villa-Lobos and Luciano Berio.

Carol Rowntree Jones – poetry / Tsuyoshi Honjo – soprano saxophone / Paul Jacobs – piano

ChagallPAC: Diana Norma – poetry / Dennis Shafer – saxophone






Tuesday 8 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
The Olson Pingrey Quartet
Randy Pingrey - trombone, compositions
Kathy Olson - bari sax, compositions
Mark Zaleski - bass
Austin McMahon - drums
The Olson Pingrey Quartet (aka the OPQ) started as a tribute to the subtle and strangely subversive modernism of the Gerry Mulligan/Bob Brookmeyer quartet. We’ve since found something interesting by continuing that tradition.  You’ll find our music to be lighthearted, but never frivolous as well as rigorous, but never academic.  We combine the harmonic freedom of free jazz with the melodic vocabulary of hard bop and the quirky individualism of early swing.  The unique timbre of the bari sax and trombone plus the lack of any chordal instrument really sets us apart from the average modern jazz group.
At this particular performance we'll be premiering some new compositions and arrangements.
You can check out recordings and learn more about the group here:


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

Laurence Cook & Luther Gray Percussion Duo
Laurence Cook & Luther Gray – drums & percussion



Sunday 13 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
mobius quartet + Ross Wallace Chait & Myles Emmons
mobius quartet
James Coleman – theremin / Derek Hoffend - electronics
Tom Plsek – trombone / Jed Speare - laptop

Ross Wallace Chait - percussion/guitar/loops/objects
Myles Emmons  - double-bass/electronics
Ross Chait + Myles Emmons are a composing and improvising duo of avant-garde music out of Oberlin Ohio.  Working with found objects, electronics and their respective primary instruments (percussion and double bass), the duo attempts to toe the ever-evolving line between atmosphere and abstraction, venturing from stark terrains often cultivated in silence, to wild outbursts of sonic extremities.  Having performed with the likes of Tim Feeney + Vic Rawlings, The EAR Duo and C. Spencer Yeh with releases current and upcoming on ILSE Records and Welcome to the 21st Century, the duo continues to explore via free improvisation, graphic score interpretation and formal composition, how their musical growth will pan out.
"clean dispersed chamber/duo/kitchen/cutlery music[...]a clean cover, clean music, clean body, sponged & quiet[...]gets on with it, no fuss" - pyongyang plastics
Here is a link to our premier release on ILSE:
A video of our performance opening for C. Spencer Yeh:


Monday 14 January @ Outpost
[Private event]




 
Thursday 17 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club
Charlie Kohlhase & Matt Langley – saxophones / Jeff Galindo – trombone / Jef Charland - bass / Curt Newton - drums


Friday 18 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dave Bryant – keyboards / Tom Hall - tenor saxophone
Jacob William – bass / Eric Rosenthal - drums



Saturday 19 January @ Outpost, 8pm $20 or b/o
Matthew Shipp & Michael Bisio
Matthew Shipp – piano / Michael Bisio - bass



Tuesday 22 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Alan Chase / Steve Lantner Duo
Alan Chase – alto sax / Steve Lantner - piano



Friday 25 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10, $5 student ID
Brett Walberg Group

Brett Walberg - saxophone/woodwinds

Jeremy quick - guitar 

Matt Mahoney - bass 

Jungho Kang - drums 
Brett Walberg Group is a forward thinking and lucid ensemble that has been together since 2007. This revamp of the BWG, including Jeremy Quick, Matt Mahoney, and Jungho Kang, is attractively spontaneous in their approaches towards the music. Brett Walberg has been striking out as a band leader and composer since 2004, and now runs bands in Quad Cities, IA/IL and in Boston, as well as, sessions in NYC and DC. Walberg will be releasing his newest record, "Progression" early Spring of 2013. 

@brettwalberg




Saturday 26 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jacob William Ensemble



February


Sunday 17 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dr T presents Visual Music Live featuring
Dr T – live video mixing with:
http://www.youtube.com/Tobenfeld
Doctor T and the OUTPOST Band
 Doctor T -- video mixing
Eric Zinman -- drums
Andrea Pensado -- electronics and voice
Michael Bloom  -- table guitar and bouzouki
Rick Scott -- keyboard
 
A trans genre exploration of the OUTer limits of improvisation -- Expect the unexpected!



Thursday 21 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club
Charlie Kohlhase – saxes / Jeff Galindo – trombone / Jef Charland – bass / Curt Newton - drums


March

Thursday 7 March @ Outpost, 5-7pm
The Jack Keroauc School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder 
presents
A poetry reading in connection with AWP Conference in Boston

Readers include :
Anne Waldman, Michelle Naka-Pierce, Bhanu Kapil, Andrea Rexilius, J’Lyn Chapman, and Eleni Sikelianos
Refreshments will be provided.

8pm Autumn House - reading
http://www.autumnhouse.org/new-america-contemporary-literature-for-a-changing-society-edited-by-holly-messitt-and-james-tolan-2/




Friday 8 March @ Outpost, 4-7pm
a reading by alumni authors from the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro


Saturday 23 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Ross Hammond Group
Ross Hammond - guitar
rosshammond.com


April

May


Wednesday 16 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club
+
Old Bottle New Wine
Carlo Morena – piano / Michele Salgarello - drums / Joe Fonda - bass

CARLO MORENA
Carlo Morena begins very early to listen to music, to sing and to play, graduating in Piano and later in Jazz Music.
He studied classical piano with Giuseppe Cantarelli, Jazz arranging with Gerardo Iacoucci,
Jazz piano with Enrico Pieranunzi, Franco D'Andrea, Alvaro Is Rojas, Mulgrew Miller and Walter Norris.
He’s been living in Bologna, Siena, Barcellona, Madrid, Lisbona and Berlin.
In 1994, after several years of musical collaboration as sidemen, together with the double bass player Joe Fonda,
he founded the Step in Trio with Jeff Hirshfield on drums (later replaced by George Schuller).

MICHELE SALGARELLO
Born in Milan, Michele "Miki" Salgarello is one of the most complete up&coming drummers in the contemporary Italian jazz drumming community.

As a freelance jazz drummer is skills are numerous, with a style that is a mixture of the great American tradition and European sensitivity, with a large resumè of records, tours and jazz festivals.
His influences are many but his style reflects mostly the impact of drummers like Jeff Ballard, Jeff "Tain Watts", Bill Stewart, Eric Harland, Jon Christensen, Jorge Rossy, Brian Blade, Mark Guiliana, Antonio Sanchez, Tyshawn Sorey and Gerald Cleaver.
 http://www.antonellovitale.it/artisti/michele-salgarello/


JOE FONDA
Joe Fonda is a composer, bassist, recording artist, interdisciplinary performer, producer and educator.
An accomplished international Jazz artist, Fonda has performed with his own ensembles throughout the United States ,Canada , Europe and Asia. He has  collaborated  and performed with such artists as Anthony Braxton ,Archie Shepp, Ken McIntyre, Lou Donaldson, Bill and Kenny Barron, Leo Smith, Perry Robinson, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller, ,  Bill Dixon, Han Bennink, Bobby Naughton, Xu Fengia, Randy Weston, Gebhard Ullmann, Carla Bley,  Carlo Zingaro, Barry Altschul, Billy Bang.

Fonda was the bassist with the renowned Anthony Braxton sextet, octet, tentet, from 1984 through 1999. Fonda also sat on the Board of Directors from 1994 to 1999, and was the President from 1997 to 1999 of the newly formed Tri-Centric Foundation. He has also performed with the 38-piece Tri-Centric orchestra under the direction of Anthony Braxton, and was the bassist for the premiere performance of Anthony Braxton’s opera, Shalla Fears for the Poor, performed at the John Jay Theater in New York, New York, October 1996.
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Two of Fonda’s most recent projects are From the Source, The Off Road Quartet.
From the Source is a group that incorporates the tap dancing and poetry of Brenda Bufalino and the healing arts of Vicki Dodd, and four jazz musicians. The group has released their first CD entitled, Joe Fonda and From the Source, on Konnex Records.

The Off Road Quartet is comprised of four musicians from four different countries. Ux Fengia from Beijing China , Carlos Zingaro from Lisbon Portugal , Lucas Niggle from Zurich Switzerland and Joe Fonda New York USA. The Off Road Quartet blends the  musics from all four of these musicians cultures into a unique musical and visual experience.


November



Thursday 7 November 2013 @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Mike Stockbridge
Guitarist Mike Stockbridge
www.mikestockbridge.com

"Just two albums into his recording career and Mike Stockbridge is solidifying his reputation as one of the East Coast's most promising jazz guitarists. Stockbridge's second effort, Ama, jolts the imagination with his inventive and compelling playing. Stockbridge released his self-titled debut in 2009; two years later, Ama finds Stockbridge gaining confidence and focus, creating a work of bold experimentation and stunning precision." - allaboutjazz.com

"Following up on his self-titled 2009 debut, New Hampshire native Mike Stockbridge establishes himself as one of the state’s top jazz guitarists with “Ama.” It’s a breath of fresh, fall air for a largely underserved genre in the area." - The Wire -

"He balances flash with finesse in a totally winning way. If Frank Zappa had started and stayed in jazz, he might sound like Stockbridge." – Michael Witthaus, Hippo Press –


(some) CONCERT SERIES AT OUTPOST:

Sundays:
Life Drawing every Sunday, 10am - 1pm with David Lee - dleeway1116@hotmail.com

1st: 7pm "Cambridge Nights" - local film series, Kent Thompson - kthompson@lettersofmarque.net
2nd:
3rd:
4th:

Mondays:
all: 8pm Karin Webb - performance art workshops - axe2ice@gmail.com

Tuesdays:
1st:
2nd: 8pm - Jeremy Quick - jazz/improv - jeremy@jeremyquick.com - (resumes Nov. '12)
3rd: 8pm - "Living Room Concert Series" - composed & improvised new music & poetry -              Michael Dobiel   -  michaeldobiel2003@yahoo.com
4th: 8pm - Steve Lantner - piano & his own quartet - jazz - slantner@comcast.net, http://stevelantner.com/


Wednesdays:
1st::
2nd: 8pm - Dave Fox Group - jazz - dfox2112@yahoo.com  (resumes 2013)
3rd:  8pm - Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club
4th:

Thursdays:
1st:
2nd: 8pm - Luther Gray Ensemble - jazz -   trip_gray@hotmail.com
3rd:
4th: 8pm -
 
Fridays:
1st:
2nd: 8pm - Jeff Platz, various jazz ensembles - jjplatz@hotmail.com
3rd:
4th:

Saturdays:
1st:  7pm -   "Chagall Performance Art Collaborative" - Dennis Shafer - shaferds@gmail.com -
         through-composed & improvised new music & poetry
2nd: 7:30pm -   Dr. T presents Visual Music Live - improv & video - emile@foryourhead.com
3rd: 2pm -     "Unaffiliated Poetry Series" - John Mulrooney - jmulroon2002@yahoo.com
4th: 

 Untethered Series:
Dave Bryant - piano & jazz ensemble, monthly by announcement.  Dave recorded with Ornette Coleman's Prime Time band. davebryant1@comcast.net

Jessica Bozek - Small Animal Project Reading Series - occasional - jessicabozek@gmail.com, http://smallanimalproject.com/


SERIES DESCRIPTIONS :



INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS CABARET with SOUNDS IN BLOOM 1st Fridays, 8pm
http://diananorma.com/events/
Sounds in Bloom is an internationally performing poetry-music-movement-art collaborative that performs in theaters, bookstores, concert halls, art galleries, educational settings. and forests. Sounds in Bloom recently started the Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Series, which is currently in residence at Outpost 186 in Cambridge every third Friday of the month.

Together with saxophonist/composer Dennis Shafer (co-founder), they collaborate with a variety of international artists, and give workshops to children and adults.


subconsciouscafe new chamber music : - occasional Saturdays, 8pm $10 or b/o
Rob Chalfen's long-running improvised music series continues at OUTPOST and elsewhere. Innovative chamber music at play on the spectra of jazz, electronic, classical and world. Also may be dug by the non-subconscious mind.
robchalfen@hotmail.com




DISCLAIMER:
This disclaimer is for reflexive and tautological purposes only, and may not be construed as eluding responsibility for any errors, typos, or logical absurdities, real or imagined, that may be contained in this notice, without further notice.

Thank you,
Harlan T. Flash
Corresponding Secretary,
Outpost World Enterprises








Friday, November 2, 2012

Outpost 186 Concert & Events Schedule - November 2012

Dana Lior - Saturday 24 November, 8pm

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

URL: Outpost186.com

For what it's worth, we have a Facebook page: OUTPOST186

A short helpful video on how to locate OUTPOST186

(CONCERT & EVENTS CALENDER FOLLOWS BOILERPLATE, BELOW)


OUTPOST GENERAL INFORMATION :


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.

OUTPOST CONCERT INFO :
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 feeling lucky? well are ya?



BOOKING:
OUTPOST is currently available for most public performances @ $50 per event.
CONTACT: Rob Chalfen, director: robchalfen@hotmail.com
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.



WEEKDAY DAYTIMES @ OUTPOST :


OUTPOST 186
is also available for meetings, readings, workshops, film shoots, theatre rehearsals, & other (non-musical) weekday daytime events.


ART

Outpost regularly exhibits visual art! If you are an artist and would like to exhibit @ Outpost, please send your website url to robchalfen@hotmail.com, or arrange to show your portfolio. Outpost does not charge to display art.

CURRENT EXHIBIT :


GALLERY HOURS:
Gallery exhibits may be viewed during scheduled performances or by appointment.
CONTACT: robchalfen@hotmail.com





November


Friday 2 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
"First Fridays avec Le Prestige":
Le Prestige
Chris Forkey - bass / John Glenshaw - drums / Kit Buckley - tenor sax / Scott Getchell - trumpet / Jim Hobbs - alto sax
Hard-hitting, chill-out, groove music. Searching for the perfect lounge.



Saturday 3 November @ OUTPOST 186, 7PM, $5/10 
Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents
Poems from Parallel Sparrows
Featuring Diana Norma Szokolyai and the Jeremy Quick Trio
Did the poetry inspire the music or the music inspire the poetry?  Diana Norma will perform poems from her forthcoming poetry book Parallel Sparrows the Jeremy Quick Trio. Excellent original music, and works by J.S. Bach and Paul Bonneau.
Jeremy Quick Trio:
Jeremy Quick – guitar / Jason Felitto – bass / Jungho Kan – drums 

ChagallPAC:
Diana Norma – poetry / Dennis Shafer – saxophone



Thursday 8 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Luther Grey Quartet
Jim Hobbs – alto / Pete Fitzpatrick – guitar / Winston Braman - electric bass / Luther gray - drums



Friday 9 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jeff Platz & Mile High Collective
Kit Demos – bass / John Mclellan – drums / Junko Fujiwara – cello / Scott Getchell – trumpet / Jeff Platz – guitar / special guest Dana Lior - vocals


Saturday 10 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dr T presents Visual Music Live featuring

Dave Bryant (Ornette Coleman alumnus) -- keyboards
Tsuyoshi Honjo - saxophones
Michael Bloom - strings




Sunday 11 November @ Outpost, 3pm $10 or b/o
SMALL ANIMAL PROJECT reading series presents 
Daniela Olszewska, Suzanne Scanlon & Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi


 
Wednesday 14 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Matt Deligatti Trio + JoggerKnot


A night of compelling original music featuring JoggerKnot, a piano-less quartet with ties to the jazz tradition and its eyes on the future, and the Matt Delligatti Trio, a genre-bending guitar trio that blends collective improvisation with a strong melodic and compositional sense. 

Matt Deligatti Trio
Matt Delligatti – guitar
Pat Kuehn – bass
Jeff Balter – drums
http://mattdelligattitrio.bandcamp.com/

JoggerKnot
Alec Harper - tenor sax
Wills McKenna - tenor sax
Andrew Schiller - bass
Matt Honor - drums
http://soundcloud.com/alecharper/pass-through-the-night


Thursday 15 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
John Coons  “Six Months for Six Weeks”   A1-man show/cabaret
A native of Maine, singer John Coons is forging a genre-defying career spanning opera, musical theater, jazz, and original singer-songwriter material. Highlights include performing with Ben Folds and the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Boston Symphony POPS, singing backup to such acts as Foreigner and Amanda Palmer, and singing the national anthem for the Red Sox at Fenway Park. He has performed his original songs in venues from Mobile, Alabama to Skagway, Alaska, and has shared the stage with the Australian award-winning cabaret duo, The Jane Austen
Argument.
 
A little bit about the show:
 
Fresh off of performances at Boston's Cloud Club, Seattle, and Portland, Maine as part of the PortFringe Festival, “Six Months for Six Weeks” is the brainchild of singer-songwriter John Coons. A semi-autobiographical one-man show built around original songs, it is an honest, funny, and heart-breaking new piece of queer theater. “Six
Months” tells the story of two twenty-something men in Portland,Maine, their six-week “relationship with an expiration date” and its aftermath, set against 2009's “Question 1” same-sex marriage debate. Alternatively tender and satirical, it looks at the definitions and value we place on relationships in our changing world.
 
A couple clips from the show:
 
"Hey You There" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoc6qp_4BEI
"Two Moms" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkrFabDbauQ
 www.johncoonsmusic.com



Friday 16 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dave Bryant – keyboards / Tsuyoshi Honjo – saxophones / Gabriel Solomon – violin



Saturday 17 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
The Fest
David Doms & Co
electronic improvisation with laptops and instruments - the two of us teach at Berklee in the Electronic Production and Design dept.



Sunday 18 November @ Outpost, 8pm $5
Guitarist Norm Zocher presents

The Electric Strings Quartet
Norm Zocher – pedal steel guitar, guicellin / Mimi Rabson – violin / Bruno Råberg – bass / Dave Jamrog - drums

On the heels of the New York and European premiers of his solo violin composition, Rock Ethic, guitarist/composer Norm Zocher will bring The Electric Strings Quartet to Outpost 186

"the dominant voice in this young, Boston based quartet is guitarist Norman Zocher, whose playing evokes both John Scofield and John Mclaughlin…intriguing amalgam of styles."- Keith Spore, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The quartet will be featuring violinist Mimi Rabson, who commissioned and first performed Rock Ethic with a grant from Berklee College of Music. Drawing from the Rock, Jazz and Classical traditions, Zocher’s solo violin composition has become the centerpiece of former Metropolitan Opera Concert Master Elmira Darvarova's From Bach to Blues concert tour which has included performances at the New York Chamber Music Festival and the Albert Roussel Festival in France. The quartet will be performing excepts of from Rock Ethic arranged for this ensemble as well other originals celebrating the union of violin with Zocher’s guitar, pedal steel guitar, and his new invention-the guitcellin; a 6 string combination of guitar, cello and violin. Boston jazz bass mainstay Bruno Råberg and versatile drummer Dave Jamrog round out the quartet

Referred to as "a guitar legend in the making" as well as one of "Boston's best composers," guitarist and composer Norm Zocher is a long-time New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music faculty member. He has performed and recorded a broad range of artists including Maria Schneider, Muhal Richard Abrams, Oliver Lake, John Medeski, Steve Lacy, Bob Brookmeyer, Esperanza Spalding, Paul Bley and Dave Holland. The recordings of the Abby and Norm Group with his wife, fellow Berklee guitar professor Abigail Aronson Zocher, gained him international recognition as a composer and an instrumentalist. Other critically acclaimed albums have featured Zocher with Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, John Patitucci and Joey Calderazzo. He is a resident composer and guitarist/pedal steel guitarist for the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra.

"...burning guitar work by Norm Zocher."- Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes

Zocher revealed a beautifully vocal sense of line with tangy asides dissolving into extended dissonances…Zocher's soaring, sliding narratives enhanced "Giant Bird," his quirky interpolation of John Coltrane's labyrinthine "Giant Steps"…Zocher slid spicy high notes underneath Saunders, before upping the ante during his own solo with edgy, at times vicious dissonances…The evening closed with an intriguing 7/4 arrangement of the Rodgers and Hart standard "Have You Met Miss Jones?"… Zocher impressed with a cheeky paraphrase, clipped patterns and a humorously spiky tag...this set combined a progressive mindset with the perennial excitement of discovery. - Andrew J. Sammut, AllAboutJazz.com

More info at normanzocher.com

 
Tuesday 20 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Michael Dobiel presents

Living Room Music Concert Series



Wednesday 21 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club
Charlie Kohlhase - solo sax / Jason Robinson - solo sax & electronics / sroM (aka Stephanie Robinson) - solo electronics

(NOTE: the following show was cancelled)
Saturday 24 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dana Lior
Dana Lior - vocals
Amber Baker - drums
Chucks Okpu - bass
Takafumi Suenada - piano
Ryo Konishi - sax

Boston based singer/composer Dana Lior has performed around the world - UK, Asia, Eurasia, Europe & USA. Currently she is attending Berklee College of Music pursuing a bachelor’s of music in Professional Music. Dana's sound is influenced by middle eastern music, incorporating jazz and soul.
She's been working on her first album "Express" which will be presented in summer 2013.



Monday 26 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Elan Asch Trio
Jun Young Song – drums, percussion
Connor Baker – drums, percussion
Elan Asch - saxophones



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


Thursday 29 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
James Merenda and Tickle Juice
James Rohr – keyboard / Tauras Biskis – drums / Mark Zaleski - bass
Tom Duprey – cornet / David Hawthorne – guitar /Jef Charland – guitar /James Merenda - alto sax




Friday 30 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Sol & Kiel




Tobey LaRoche - Balafon, Flutes, Dumbek, Djembe, Guitar, Harmonica, Adungu / Michael Harrist – double bass / Zach Pearson – guitar / Jesse Hanson – violin, voice

Sol and Kiel is a duo ensemble that performs original compositions, improvisations, and songs on acoustic instruments from all over the world. Roaming through various musical landscapes, Sol and Kiel’s music is defined by its multilayered textures and playful group interaction.  Our free improvisations tend to be on bass and percussion/balafon and tiny instruments and percussions, but our pieces are wide ranging.

 You can find them at solandkiel.bandcamp.com.

            In the fall of 2011, long time friends and collaborators Tobey LaRoche and Michael Harrist began the project with the goal of investigating their large collections of instruments and the traditions from which they came. Most of the collection comes from Tobey’s father, flutist and multi-instrumentalist Ken LaRoche of the world-music ensemble Do’a. What Michael and Tobey thought might be a few months of workshopping leading to a recording turned into a year of investigation that does not look like it will stop anytime soon. This concert marks their first public appearance. They are excited to showcase where they’ve been and where they’re heading.
            
The concert will also feature two other great Boston musicians. Zach Pearson (guitar) is known for his work in gypsy jazz and tours with Ameranouche (www.ameranouche.com). Jesse Hanson (strings, voice) is a talented violin player and up and coming singer songwriter in her own right (http://www.jessehanson.me).

             Mike and Tobey strongly believe that music exists to serve something greater than itself. In the end, our most urgent question is how does one live a good life? We hope that as this project moves forward, its life is not relegated to the stage alone.