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


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

A short helpful video on how to locate OUTPOST186



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! ;)



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


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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 artists to display art.


Gallery exhibits may be viewed during scheduled performances or by appointment.

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

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.

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.

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.

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:
Lars Vegas Link:
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

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
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.
in new translation by ULRIKA BRAND
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!"

Monday 17 December @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
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. 


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


Sunday 17 February @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dr T presents Visual Music Live featuring
Dr T – live video mixing with:
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


Thursday 7 March @ Outpost, 5-7pm
The Jack Keroauc School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder 
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

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



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 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).

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.

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.
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.


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

"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." -

"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 –


Life Drawing every Sunday, 10am - 1pm with David Lee -

1st: 7pm "Cambridge Nights" - local film series, Kent Thompson -

all: 8pm Karin Webb - performance art workshops -

2nd: 8pm - Jeremy Quick - jazz/improv - - (resumes Nov. '12)
3rd: 8pm - "Living Room Concert Series" - composed & improvised new music & poetry -              Michael Dobiel   -
4th: 8pm - Steve Lantner - piano & his own quartet - jazz -,

2nd: 8pm - Dave Fox Group - jazz -  (resumes 2013)
3rd:  8pm - Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club

2nd: 8pm - Luther Gray Ensemble - jazz -
4th: 8pm -
2nd: 8pm - Jeff Platz, various jazz ensembles -

1st:  7pm -   "Chagall Performance Art Collaborative" - Dennis Shafer - -
         through-composed & improvised new music & poetry
2nd: 7:30pm -   Dr. T presents Visual Music Live - improv & video -
3rd: 2pm -     "Unaffiliated Poetry Series" - John Mulrooney -

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

Jessica Bozek - Small Animal Project Reading Series - occasional -,


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.

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