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


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

A short helpful video on how to locate OUTPOST186



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 feeling lucky? well are ya?

OUTPOST is currently available for most 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.


is also available for meetings, readings, workshops, 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.


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 

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

Alec Harper - tenor sax
Wills McKenna - tenor sax
Andrew Schiller - bass
Matt Honor - drums

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
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" -
"Two Moms" -

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,

More info at

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

            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 ( Jesse Hanson (strings, voice) is a talented violin player and up and coming singer songwriter in her own right (

             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.

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