Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events March 2012

ROSS HAMMOND with Ken Field - Thursday 22 March 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



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! ;)



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

Interview with Bern Nix

a new web drama shot in OUTPOST by Catzilla Productions is now up!

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


edited by Steve Provizer




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: 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.

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 robchalfen@hotmail.com, or arrange to show your portfolio. Outpost does not charge to display art.

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



Friday 2 March @ 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.

Sunday 4 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Aaron Darrell- Bass / Michael Sachs- Sax / Jun Young Song - drums

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

Ted Roland - solo bass clarinet
American Standards in the Decomposed / Recomposed style of Eric Dolphy

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

Dr T presents Visual Music Live featuring

Doctor T with "Four Winds Blow"
-- four of the best wind players in
(or out of) the Boston area

Doctor T - Video mixing
Neil Leonard - Reeds
Tom Plsek - Trombone
Jim Hobbs - Alto Sax
Forbes Graham - Trumpet

Sunday 11 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Matador Plus
Jack Finucane - tenor sax / Hennry Fraser - bass / Michael Sachs- Sax / Jun Young Song - drums
+ Ro Sham Beaux
Luke Marantz - keyboards / Jacob Cole - drums / Zac Shaiman - sax / Oliver Watkinson - bass.

Monday 12 March - private rehearsal

Tuesday 13 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Matt Muirhead/Dan Wilkins Quintet

Thursday 15 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

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

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

Kenji Herbert - solo guitar
and duo with Sung Ho Choi - guitar

+Willful Creatures
Andrew Dow bass
Sung Ho Choi guitar
Chris Juris guitar
Rafael Aguiar alto sax
Xavier McHugh drums

Sunday 18 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jennifer Greer Band
Jennifer Greer - piano / Todd Waller - bass / Jon Butterworth - drums / Katie Quann - violin

Monday 19 March @ Outpost, 8pm Small donation for refreshments suggested.
small animal project presents
Adam Clay, Ada Limon, and Michael Robins

Adam Clay is the author of A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World
(Milkweed Editions, 2012) and The Wash (Parlor Press, 2006). His poems
have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Ploughshares,
Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, New Orleans Review, and elsewhere. He
co-edits TYPO Magazine and lives in Kentucky.

Ada Limón grew up in Glen Ellen and Sonoma, California. A graduate of
New York University’s MFA Creative Writing Program, she has received
fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the New York
Foundation for the Arts, and won the Chicago Literary Award for
Poetry. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harvard Review, and
Poetry Daily. She is the author of three books of poetry, Lucky Wreck
(Autumn House Press, 2006), This Big Fake World (Pearl Editions,
2007), and Sharks in the Rivers (Milkweed Editions, 2010). She is
currently at work on a novel, a book of essays, and a new collection
of poems.

Michael Robins
is the author of Ladies & Gentlemen (Saturnalia Books,
2011), the chapbook Circus (Flying Guillotine Press, 2009), and The
Next Settlement (UNT Press, 2007), which received the Vassar Miller
Prize in Poetry. His recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in
American Letters & Commentary, The Antioch Review, Colorado Review,
The Laurel Review, Mid-American Review and elsewhere. His short essays
and book reviews have appeared in journals such as MAKE, Poets for
Living Waters, Redactions, and in the anthology The Field Guide to
Prose Poetry (Rose Metal Press, 2010). Born in Portland, Oregon,
Robins holds degrees from the University of Oregon and the University
of Massachusetts-Amherst. He lives in Chicago.

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

Wednesday 21 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Lunar Plexus presents:
From Elijah Forrest (Lolly Gesserit, Cavelife), solo guitar and vocal song forms that shimmer like daytime dreams.
+Salamander Wool:
Solo project of Carson Garhart, one-third of multimedia trio Sejayno. Kitchen sink modernism binding electroacoustic ideas to pop and soundscape forms.
+Max Eilbacher:
Maryland's foremost electronic wunderkind, Max interweaves modular synthesizer, handmade/gutter curcuitry and performance/video art.

Hear samples from all 3 acts at http://soundcloud.com/cavelife

A complete Salamander Wool album can be heard at http://ehserecords.com/ehse022.html

Thursday 22 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Ross Hammond - solo guitar (on tour, Sacramento CA)
+ Ken Field - sax

Ross Hammond is a West-Coast electric guitarist playing solo free-jazz improvisations, folk songs and soundscapes.

I'll be playing a solo electric show (live looping/improvising over folk themes/original instrumentals/electronics, etc). I play frequently with Vinny Golia, Alex Cline, Scott Amendola, Steve Adams, Lucio Menegon, Amy Reed, poets Josh Fernandez and NSAA, Phillip Greenlief, Lisa Mezzacappa and many more. I'll be touring in support of a new record I just made with Alex Cline, Vinny Golia and Steuart Liebig.

Friday 23 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Junk Kitchen Series #3 - The Sound of Found
Music of Found Objects and Homemade Instruments

***special guests to be announced!***

There is a real problem with Music these days: its ego is way out of control!

Music’s strong arm on the public has slapped the artists to the waysides for years while tricking the neighborhood kids to grab a guitar, grab a microphone and play by the rules. Believe in the hype and fame and fortune will follow. A few tired blues licks later these pop stars are mistaken for visionaries of creative sounds. The Junk Kitchen Concert Series is going to give it a reality check!

Music of Found Objects and Homemade Instruments is a full-on intervention at the Outpost, cornering Music to the front of the room and having it fess up to its faults, its wrong doings and to hopefully show Music what it can be and not what it has been for years on end.

The performers of this show will act like surgeons spending the evening undressing Music to its frail and skinny core, putting it under the knife with the scalpels of bare hands on the back of cold metal chairs. Old spoons on empty paint buckets will play ugly rhythms underneath disjointed melodies made out of twine. Old rusty nails will poke through in attacks of dissonance as a climax of hubcaps will loudly crash together scaring Music out the door and back into the streets, delirious and humbled.

In the end there is something to be discovered while performing music on anything that is not an instrument. It will showcase the fact the music is made by people and not the instruments that they play. Torn away are the rich textures, controlled range, and harmonic potential that we are all used to.

This night Music is in its purest form. Whether it’s drumming on the back of a stop sign or blowing into empty beer bottles, the music here will exist simultaneously on either end of the spectrum by exploring the fringes of acoustic sound art while throwing us back into our primal urges to create.

Audience members are encouraged to bring there own homemade “instruments” to play in a group performance at the end of the evening. For those less savvy, the requirement is that you only bring in what you have found on the way to the Outpost!

Saturday 24 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Jacob William 'Para' Quintet
Forbes Graham - trumpet / Jim Hobbs - alto sax / Steve Lantner - piano / Jacob William - bass / Laurence Cook - drums

Sunday 25 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

'Love in Full Bloom'
Michelle Vachon - mezzo-soprano + Emily Murphy - piano.
An evening of Jazz standards and favorites of the season.

Tuesday 27 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

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

Thursday 29 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant Quartet
Dave Bryant - keys / Neil Leonard - saxes and electronics / Junko Simons - cello / Curt Newton - drums

Friday 30 March @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Rafael Aguiar Ensemble

Saturday 31 March @ Outpost, 8pm $5 suggested donation

$10 donation includes limited edition CD"

Rob Byrd & Wisteriax present
"Dracula" score CD release party
See the 1931 classic film screened with a new score recording by Rob Byrd & Wisteriax

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