Thursday, October 3, 2013

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events, October 2013

BADAL ROY  - Sat. 26 October 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 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! ;)

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

Each and every Sunday Mick Goodrick and I host a meeting of the art worlds. 3 hours of drawing and our live improvisational music. We call it right brain sanctuary. It's quite amazing and indescribable how these sessions, with a live model, great friendly artists, musicians, music and chocolate all combine to offer the deepest insights into the creative process, how art and music inform one another.
If you're free, Outpost Gallery 186 1/2 Hampshire Street, Inman Sq Cambridge from 10 AM to 1 in the afternoon. We collect $15 for the model. All are welcome, bring your own drawing materials.

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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 @ $75 per single event -
Recurring series are available @ $50 per event.
Detailed rate card see OUTPOST PRODUCER'S HANDBOOK

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.


The paintings of Melvin H. Chalfen

Thursday 3 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

B.Mez featuring members of   Birdsongs of the Mesozoic

with special guest  Val Thompson – cello (Goli) Ken Field – alto sax & loops / Michael Bierylo - guitar & computer / Rick Scott - synthesizer & loops  / Danny Mekonnen - saxophones

Friday 4 October @ 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 5 October @ OUTPOST 186, 8PM, $5-10
Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents
New Music, Improv Games and Poetry with patchtax

Eve Boltax - viola / Mary Joy Patchett - saxophone

patchtax, a saxophone and viola duo, will be featured on ChagallPAC this evening. The program will include solo works by Lee Hyla and Paul Watkins as well as a meditative trio by Robert Ashley. Other works this evening will include original improvisational compositions, guest dancers and poetry reading. The integration of music, dance and poetry at this iteration of the Chagall Performance Art Collaborative will become a wild night of mayhem. Or perhaps just a quiet night in a quaint performance space on Hampshire Street in Inman Square. You decide.


Eve Boltax – viola / Mary Joy Patchett – saxophone

note : Raven Bride will not appear in their usual spot on Sunday 6 October, but will be playing on Sunday 3 November as scheduled. thanx


Thursday 10 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Laurence Cook - Luther Gray Drum Duo!

Friday 11 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Rachel Brotman + Amethyst

Rachel Brotman Rachel Brotman - vocals, compositions / John Raymond – flugelhorn /Yago Vazquez - piano / Zach Lane – bass / Anthony Taddeo - drums

Rachel Brotman is a vocalist, composer and pianist born and raised in lower Manhattan. After four years of performing and honing her unique vision in New Orleans, Brotman returned to the city and settled in Brooklyn to put together her most recent project as a bandleader. The group features Brotman's intricately woven compositions and arrangements for keyboard/piano, flugelhorn, bass and drums, drawing from soul and electronic influences amidst roots in jazz and improvisation. 

Her music has played on international radio from Radio Nova in France to Gilles Peterson's Worldwide on The BBC. She has performed extensively on national stages including Lincoln Center, NPR's Mountain Stage and The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Most recently she was chosen by Giant Step as one of their acclaimed Next Step Artists.

Evan Waraama – piano / Matt Raphaelian – drums / Doug Richards – bass / Jared Yee - tenor
sax  / Raquel Alexa,  Anna Talpe - vocals
Created in the fall of 2012 by vocalist and composer Raquel Alexa, Amethyst has brought together six of Boston’s up-and-coming young musicians for a unique and anticipated new project. The six-piece group delivers an eclectic mix of Alexa’s originals as well as collaborative new arrangements of covers from artists such as Kimbra and Taylor Eigsti. This contrast is a powerful part of the group’s material, which effortlessly combines pop, jazz, and latin influences through skillful performance technique honed at the Berklee College of music. Amethyst released their EP “SAE” this February and has been performing their material throughout Boston and New York since.
 Wednesday 16 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o 
Lord Geoffrey presents   
Cat And The Moon
Cat And The Moon is a contemporary Celtic Bluegrass fusion group that was started in Boston Massachusetts in 2012. They have a wide range of styles including Irish, Bluegrass, originals, jazz fusion, and classical.

Cat And The Moon are...

Ricky Mier is a banjoist who hails from the San Francisco bay area. While attending Berklee College of Music on scholarship he won the Lowell Banjo and Fiddle Contest’s esteemed ‘Other Styles’ category. Ricky is versed in hard driving bluegrass music, Flecktones style fusion, open funk jams, classical, and now is dipping into Irish traditional music.
He uses a 2008 Gold Star GF-100 banjo with Keith D-Tuners and a nickel plated presto tailpiece. He prefers to use the stainless steel National NP2-SS fingerpicks for his picking because it decreases the amount of tarnish that develops on the picks.
Check out his website at!!

Kathleen Parks is a wild Irish fiddler from Newburgh, New York. She started playing the violin at the age of five and got heavily involved in Irish music by the age of ten. As she quickly progressed, she became interested in many other styles of music; Jazz, Classical, Fusion, and Bluegrass. Since then she has gone on to play numerous shows including festivals and cruise lines with bands such as; The John Whelan Band, The Jimmy Sturr Orchestra, The Lindsey Webster Band, and the Bobby Vinton Orchestra.
Kathleen is currently attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA on full Scholarship studying Songwriting and Performance.
Check out Kathleen's Youtube account -

Eamon Sefton is a guitar major at Berklee College of Music who is rapidly assembling an impressive array of credentials and experience in traditional music — he has headlined at Club Passim, performed at Boston Celtic Music Festival in 2011 and 2012 with the band Chasing Redbird, and been selected by Maeve Gilchrist as guitar accompanist for the Berklee Advanced Celtic Ensemble. He has just returned from Scotland where he explored Scottish traditional music at first hand. Eamon is a 10-year alumnus of Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School, joining their faculty as guitar teacher this summer.

Cat And The Moon's
Website -
Facebook -

Thursday 17 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Saxophone Support Group

 Sean Berry - alto & tenor sax / Daniel Blake - soprano & tenor sax / Charlie Kohlhase - alto & baritone sax / Josh Sinton - baritone sax & bass clarinet  / Chris Veilleux - soprano & alto sax / Matt Langley - tenor & soprano sax / Jared Sims - alto, tenor & baritone sax, flute

playing compositions of Julius Hemphill, Steve Lacy, John Tchicai, Charlie Kohlhase and Josh Sinton. There may be more players later.

Friday 18 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o 

Jon Damian Group
Jon Damian - guitar & rubbertellie
Allan Chase - saxophones

Bob Nieske - double bass

Ralph Rosen - percussion

This exciting quartet delivers an array of Jon Damian’s original music inspired by people and places, tradition, and avant visions of new possibilities. Jon’s Rubbertellie, his invention, along with his refreshing approach to the guitar will add a special touch to the concert. He will be joined by a stellar cast of players; Allan Chase on saxophone, Bob Nieske on bass and Ralph Rosen on percussion.

“ Jon is one of the few musicians I know who has found his own unique voice and the courage to stay true to it. He continues to be an inspiration and example. Bill Frisell

“….a very special musician” Mike Stern

“….and the rhythm guitar part was handled beautifully by Jon Damian” Keith Lockhart

Allan Chase is a jazz saxophonist and educator. He chairs the Berklee Ear Training department and appears as a soloist on over forty CDs, and LPs and movie soundtracks. He has been a member of Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet since 1981, and plays regularly with his own trio and quartet and with bands led by Steve Lantner, Bruno Råberg, Bob Nieske, Ayn Inserto, and others. Allan has also played and recorded with Rashied Ali and Prima Materia from 1992 to 2000.

Bob Nieske was the bassist with the Jimmy Giuffre 4 from 1979-1992 and appears on Jimmy’s three Soul Note recordings. Bob has also recorded with Alan Dawson, Dave Grisman, Stephane Grappelli, George Russell and the Living Time Orchestra, Bevan Manson, Jay Geils, Duke Robillard, The Either Orchestra and Herb Pomeroy and has performed with Charlie Byrd, Eartha Kitt, Attila Zoller, Ronnie Earl, Tiger Okoshi, Dakota Stayton, John Blake, Jackie and Roy, Richie Cole, and Larry Coryell. In 1991 Bob was nominated for outstanding bassist by the Boston music awards and in 1994 he won the Jazz Composers Alliance composition contest. Bob’s compositions have been performed around the world by his own groups, The Either Orchestra and Jimmy Giuffre 4. Bob is currently Jazz Artist-in-Residence at Brandeis University and on the faculty of New England Conservatory.

“He really does something different”  - Jimmy Giuffre

Ralph Rosen Drummer, composer and arranger Ralph Rosen has performed widely with jazz and blues greats – from the legendary Bo Diddley, Albert King, Jimmy Vivino, Al Kooper and Joe Beard to regional notables Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard, Michelle Willson and Stovall Brown. His resume includes performances with Bud Johnson, Norris Tunney, Billy Mitchell, Gray Sargent, Wayne Krantz, George Garzone, Bill Frisell, Billy Pierce, Dave McKenna and John Medeski.

Rosen now performs internationally with the Bruce Katz Band with whom he has recorded 3 CDs. He also composes and arranges his own work, performed by ensembles in the Boston metro area, and has recorded and produced a CD, “So Taken.” A second album, “No Secrets,” was released in 2007. As one jazz critic describes it, Rosen’s work is “expansive and architectonic” and “a soul-scrubbing, hallowing experience.”

Saturday 19 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o 
50/50: Mark Chenevert/Pero Malaver Duo
Mark Chenevert tenor sax / Pero Malaver drums

 50/50 is comprised of Mark Chenevert on tenor sax and clarinet (Hot Tamale Brass Band, Willie Alexander, Chandler Travis) and Pedro Malaver on drums ( Bentmen, Leo Quintero), in a high energy, stream of consciousness journey based mostly in jazz and improvisation, hitting as many other cultural icons as possible along the way, i.e. pop, rock, klezmer, bluegrass, funk. You might call it "free jazz for the non jazz fan"; you'll probably hear something you recognize.  

Tuesday 22 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o   
 Steve Lantner – piano / Luther Gray - drums

Wednesday 23 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Lord Geoffrey presents 

Dylan Mckinstry and Friends

Dylan McKinstry is 24 year old multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer working and living in Minneapolis, MN and attending NEC.

Friday 25 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
James Merenda & Tickle Juice

James Merenda – alto / Tom Duprey – cornet / David Hawthorne – guitar / Jon Dreyer – bass / Miki Matsuki - drums
Special Guest: John Dirac - guitar

Saturday 26 October @ Outpost, 8pm $20
Dave Bryant presents tabla master Badal Roy
(‘70s Miles Davis + ornette coleman, John McLaughlin, Dave Liebman)
Dave Bryant – keyboards / Tom Hall – tenor saxophone
Neil Leonard – saxophones /Jacob William – bass

Sunday 27 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Cooper Kaminsky

indie folk + Poetry Exchange Project

Cooper Kaminsky is an indie folk creator and appreciator. His self-produced debut album, "Nature's Darlings" blends elements of nature and city living into a harmonious folk-rock sound. You can listen to his music at: 

Poetry Exchange is a collaborative project created by Seph Hamilton. He types you a poem on his typewriter, and you write him one in his journal. When the poems are finished, they are read aloud to the recipients. Everyone is one poem richer. You can find his work at:

Tuesday 29 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Steve Thomas & the Real Incognitos
 Steve Thomas & Real Incognito play post-jazz/post-pop. Sonic nuggets for the aural adventurer.

Steve Thomas – compostions, vocals
John Funkhouser - electric keyboards
Greg Loughman – bass, electric bass
Mike Connors - drums

We’re jazz players, but we like/play a lot of other musics too. REAL INCOGNITO investigates some idioms we’re attracted to: reggae, ‘60s soul, Balkan odd meters, N. African gnawa . . . OK, we really just wanna be an oddball, globe-trotting rock ’n’ roll band. Tunes include oblique tributes to heroes Robert Frank and Paul Motian, skewed reflections on dental and skin care, and selections from the TBI/TBD Suite.

John Funkhouser (John Funkhouser Trio), Mike Connors (Sonic Explorers), and Greg Loughman (Lowman) are in constant motion on the local and national music scenes. Unlike lesser mortals, they do not seem to require sleep.

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Wednesday 30 October @ Outpost, 8pm by donation

Poetry Reading: Ben Mazer & Marc Vincenz

Ben Mazer
Editor of The Battersea Review
Author of Poems and New Poems

Marc Vincenz
Co-Editor of Fulcrum: an annual of poetry andaesthetics
Author of Gods of a Ransacked Century and Mao's Mole

Thursday 31 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dr T presents Visual Music Live featuring

Dr T – live video mixing with:
"Scaring the Children"  Doctor T  with extended guitarists

Doctor T - video
Michael Bloom - table guitar

Michael Bierylo - guitar and laptop
Tim Mungenast - guitar and electronics

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