Saturday, February 4, 2012

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events February 2012


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 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.

19 August 2008 - Outpost has acquired a fabulous Yamaha U3 full-size upright piano - come check it out!


is also available for meetings, readings, 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 3 February @ 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 4 February @ OUTPOST 186, 7PM, $5/10
Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents
Saturday 4 February @ OUTPOST 186, 7PM, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents
ChagallPAC meets The Bridgebuilders
This suede-boot-wearin’, meat grillin’, beard-growin, in-over-their-heads band is bringing bluegrass to the next level collaborating with ChagallPAC. ChagallPAC contributes the interdisciplinary and Soundpainting techniques to bring you a unique show in the intimate space we all know as the OUTPOST.

The Bridgebuilders

Chris Murray - vocals, guitar, bass / Jeremy Van Cleave - fiddle, mandolin / Nathaniel Diamond-Jones - fiddle, bouzouki / Sam Swan - fiddle, bass / Peter Danilchulk - organ, piano

Dennis Shafer – Soundpainter, saxophone / Diana Norma – poetry / Jason Felitto – bass, piano

Sunday 5 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

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

+Vartan Mamigonian - solo sax

Monday 6 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jack Pezanelli & Sheryl Bailey - guitar duets

Wednesday 8 Febrary @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
"Adventure In Sound" featuring
David Tronzo - guitar / Bruno Raberg - bass / Josh Rosen - keys / Dave Fox - drums

Thursday 9 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Luther Gray Quintet
Jim Hobbs - alto / Forbes Graham - Trumpet & electronics / Steve Fell - guitar / Winston Braman - bass / Luther Gray - drums

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

Jeff Platz + Chris Forkeyin
compositions and improvisations, free doughnuts...

"maturato nei suoi lavori con i grandi organici, alle radici punk di Jeff Platz"
"matured in his works with major punk roots organic"???
2011 AAJ Italia

"Chris Forkeys most recent endeavor was spending much of the last three years "in the van"
realizing the beauty and power of the bass line"...2012 Bass Monster

Saturday 11 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Doctor T, VIdeo
with Tim Mungenast and his Merry Men
Tim Mungenast -- Guitar
MIchael Bloom -- Bass and other strings,
Jon Proudman -- drums
Possible others TBD

Sunday 12 February @ Outpost, 3pm $10 or b/o

the small animal project reading series presents
Kate Colby, Kate Schapira, and Michelle Taransky

Kate Colby is author of four books of poetry, including Beauport (Litmus Press) andThe Return of the Native (Ugly Duckling Press). Her first book, Fruitlands, won the 2007 Norma Farber First Book Award. She hosts a quarterly poetry series at the Gloucester Writers Center in Massachusetts, and lives with her family in Providence, RI.

Kate Schapira is the author of How We Saved the City (Stockport Flats), The Bounty: Four Addresses (Noemi Press) TOWN (Factory School, Heretical Texts Series), and The Soft Place (forthcoming from Horseless Press in 2012), as well as several chapbooks with Flying Guillotine, Cy Gist, Rope-A-Dope and Horseless Presses and Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs. She lives in Providence, where she co-runs the Publicly Complex Reading Series and teaches writing to college students and fourth-grade scientists.

Michelle Taransky is Reviews Editor for Jacket2 and the author of Barn Burned, Then (Omnidawn 2009), selected by Marjorie Welish for the 2008 Omnidawn Poetry Prize. Taransky lives in Philadelphia where she works at Kelly Writers House and teaches writing and poetry at University of Pennsylvania. A chapbook,No, I Will Be In The Woods, was just published by Brave Men Press.

For more info, visit

Small Animal Project gratefully acknowledges partial funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Cambridge Arts Council for its 2012 readings.

Sunday 12 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Yuto Kanazawa
Yuto Kanazawa - guitar / Zwe Bell le Pere - bass / Hironori Suzuki -drums

Thursday 16 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club
Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & bari saxes / Jerry Sabatini - trumpet / Jeff Galindo - trombone / Eric Hofbauer - guitar / Jef Charland - bass / Mike Connors - drums

Friday 17 & Saturday 18 : 8pm, Sunday 19 February : 7pm $15

a reading to benefit the Cambridge Women's Center

Michelle Spages presents a V-day event:

A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer: a benefit reading to stop violence towards women and girls.

The readings are from a book of that title, a collection of writing for many different authors, activists and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler, author of the Vagina Monologues. The website for the global movement is and the facebook for our show is

Monday 20 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Habitual Human
Kenji Herbert - guitar / Jorn Bielfeldt - drums / Andrew Dow - bass

Wednesday 22 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Forbes Graham + Andrew Neumann
Forbes Graham - trumpet/electronics
Andrew Neumann - analog and digital electronics

23 Feb: we regret that the Thomas Helton solo bass gig has been cancelled.

Friday 24 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Junk Kitchen Series #2 - Get Out of Your Mini
While mini skirts are more than welcome, and may even get you a surprise at the door, this night is about an altogether other kind of mini: the miniature piece of music.

The miniatures featured in this Junk Kitchen installment are very, very short pieces of music, ranging from a matter of seconds to a minute, maybe two. But anything over two minutes isn't very mini anymore, now is it?

So this program will feature dozens of pieces—composed, improvised, covered or stolen—performed on oboe, piano, vibraphone, guitar, voice, and more!

—husband-wife duo Cotton Candy: a cappella vocals and small percussion
—compositions and performances by John McDonald (piano) and William Kenlon (piano, voice)
—US premier of miniatures for Esther Viola, oboe

+ First Worst Thirst:

Eric Hofbauer - guitar / Ben Dicke - drums

Saturday 25 February @ Outpost, 2pm by donation

John Mulrooney's Unafilliated Poetry Series

Saturday 25 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
"Aaron Darrell's Full Installation"
Michael Sachs - alto/soprano sax and bass clarinet
Patrick Breiner - clarinet and tenor sax
Davindar Singh - baritone sax
Jun Young Song - drums
Aaron Darrell - bass

Sunday 26 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
DAVE BRYANT - solo piano

Tuesday 28 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Steve Lantner Quartet
Allan Chase - saxophones
Steve Lantner - piano
Joe Morris - bass
Luther Gray - drums