Friday, April 4, 2014

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events, April 2014

Florie Namir singer/songwriter         Saturday 19 April - 8:30pm

OUTPOST: 186 ½ Hampshire St., Inman Sq. Cambridge - All Ages

NOTE:  We regret that The Small Animal Project reading series for Weds. 5 Feb has been cancelled because most of the readers can't make it to town. It has been rescheduled for Wednesday 23 April.

"The finest in real-time analog musical experience!"
"Something for everyone, nothing for nobody!"


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 @ $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.



Tuesday 1 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o


The debut show of a new project from Max Weinstein and Tyler Adams (The Soul Panacea, Moxa), called ‘2 Beat’. We’re really excited to finally share this music with everyone. We’re expecting some guest performers too.

Tyler Adams – organ / Max Weinstein – drums, others tba

Wednesday 2 April  @ Outpost, 8pm $5/$10


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

B.Mez featuring members of   Birdsongs of the Mesozoic

Ken Field – alto sax & loops / Michael Bierylo - guitar & computer / Rick Scott - synthesizer & loops  / Eric Rosenthal – drums, percussion

Friday 4 April @ 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 / Gary Wallen - vibes

Hard-hitting, chill-out, groove music. Searching for the perfect lounge.

Saturday 5 April @ OUTPOST – free, 2 – 5 pm

Opening event for exhibit : 21st Century Collages

Donna Kossy & Seth Kallen Deitch


Saturday 5 April @ OUTPOST 186, 6PM, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

David Krebs and Friends

+ ChagallPAC

David Krebs, visiting from Vancouver, will present, improvise with, and hear his own compositions performed.  Hear the opus from start to finish, ranging from an exploration of early ChagallPAC works of an art-particle world to selections from his latest album, Tides which combines acoustic instrumental music with a backdrop of purely electronically-produced sounds.


Diana Norma - poetry / Dennis Shafer - saxophone / Eckbert Sierra – saxophone / David Krebs –  composer + flugelhorn

Sunday 6 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant + Neil Leonard + Garrison Fewell + Jeff Song 

Dave Bryant – keyboards
Neil Leonard – saxophones and electronics
Garrison Fewell – guitar
Jeff Song – cello

Monday 7 April @ Outpost, 8:30pm $5/10

gabriela martina presents

Four Duos in Momentum

Vivienne Aerts – voice + Jernej Bervar – guitar

Rafael Aguiar Ruffus - saxophone, flute, piano + Chadley Bobandy – bass

Eleni Arapoglou – voice + Yousif Yaseen – oud, voice

Andres Fonseca Alfonso – percussion + Allegra Cramer - harp, voice

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

Polar Vortex presents Open Mic @ Outpost

Open Mic: Bring your voice and your guitar, accordion, kazoo, or whatever (we have a piano). If you want a band behind you, bring the chords! 

Tonite’s Theme: The Rolling Stones!

Wednesday 9 April @ Outpost, 8pm $5/10

Very Attractive People

Joelle Wagner - bassoon

Daniel Pencer - saxophone

Andria Nicodemou - vibraphone

Valerie Thompson - cello

Jeff Balter - drums

Very Attractive People is a convergence of five unique voices that met in a dimly lit bar we like to call Free Jazz. 

Drawing on their backgrounds in numerous musical traditions ( Classical, Avant-Garde, Jazz, American-Folk ) the members of Very Attractive People love to experiment with sound/music/concepts/intuition/being attractive. 

They met two years ago in the New England Conservatory's Contemporary Improvisation Department and while they cannot guarantee that their music is contemporary, it is indeed improvisatory.  

They perform a program of free improvisation, composed concepts and text-based frameworks for music exploration.

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

Luther Gray & Garrison Fewell

Luther Gray – drums / Garrison Fewell - guitar

others tba

Friday 11 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Brett Walberg Acoustic Quartet

Brett Walberg - woodwinds

Eric Hofbauer - guitar 

Ben Melvin - bass 

Mike Dick - drums 

The music will be a consort of Coltrane, Walberg and Melvin originals focusing on the timelessness and pertinence of music throughout the idiom. 

Saturday 12 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dr T presents Light Into Motion  4

an improvised media mashup featuring

Doctor T - video

Tim Mungenast - guitar

Michael Knoblach – hand percussion

Anne Tolbert – spoken word

Rachael Rosner -- movement

Monday 14 April @ Outpost, 8:30pm $10 or b/o

Purple Samurai

Geni Skendo - Shakuhachi/Bass Flute Shane Shanahan - Percussion Tev Stevig - Oud/Guitars Brad Barrett - Bass

Tuesday 15 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Polar Vortex presents Open Mic @ Outpost

Open Mic: Bring your voice and your guitar, accordion, kazoo, or whatever (we have a piano). If you want a band behind you, bring the chords! 

Tonite’s theme : The Seventies!

Thursday 17 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club

special guest Sean Berry
Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & baritone saxes / Sean Berry - tenor sax / Aaron Darrell -  bass / Curt Newton – drums

Friday 18 April @ Outpost, 8pm $7

Skattitude - ...50% attitude, 100% ska.

Molly Rose - vocals/trombone

Raquel Rivera - vocals

Ariel Wexler - trumpet

Jared Yee - tenor

Katie Ronan - bari

Evan Waaramaa - piano

Tyler Kent - guitar

Victor Murillo - bass

Tiago Michelin -drums


Saturday 19 April @ Outpost, 8:30pm $5/10

Florie Namir singer/songwriter

Songwriter Florie Namir in a solo show on piano. Florie's music has an uncanny ability to tell stories of great dept, through lyric and melody. Originally from Israel, she has written music with a unique perspective through the prism of her international travels, bringing together styles flirting with jazz, soul and folk. Alongside songwriting, Florie is also a classical composer. Her works have been performed in the U.S. and in Europe.

Tuesday 22 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Allan Chase + Steve Lantner + Luther Gray

Allan Chase - saxophones

Steve Lantner - piano

Luther Gray - drums

Wednesday 23 April @ Outpost, 8:30pm $10 or b/o

Ryan Kowal's Meeting of the Minds

Kit Demos – bass / Ben Dicke – drums / Eric Hofbauer - guitar

Charlie Kohlhase – saxes / Ryan Kowal - vibes

Friday 25 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

James Merenda & Tickle Juice

James Merenda - alto saxophone / Tom Duprey – cornet / David Hawthorne – guitar / Vanessa Morris – piano / Jon Dreyer – bass / Miki Matsuki - drums

Saturday 26 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
The Jon Damian Quartet
Jon Damian - guitar and 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 Damian is an active international performer, composer, lecturer, clinician and author as well as a professor at The Berklee College of Music. His varied performances have ranged from Luciano Pavarotti to Bill Frisell and from the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa to Johnny Cash with the Boston Pops under John Williams. Jon Damian has recorded in a wide range of settings including The Boston Pops Orchestra under Keith Lockhart and John Williams, Bill Frisell, Bob Nieske’s Wolf Soup, The Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa, Collage, and for NOVA. Jon has recently returned from Melbourne Australia as a Visiting Scholar, performing and conducting workshops at NMIT. Jon recently performed with Jackie Enacho, the 12 year old singing sensation, at the Wang Center. He is the author of The Guitarists Guide to Composing and Improvising and The Chord Factory: Build Your Own Guitar Chord Dictionary available through Berklee Press and Hal Leonard Publications.

“…the most experienced and admired guitar teacher I know”          Jim Hall

“ 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.”

Sunday 27 April @ Outpost, 8:00pm $5/10

gabriela martina presents

Four Duos in Momentum

Yakir Arbib – piano + Anastasiya Dumma - guitar

Taekjoon Kim – flute + Will Greene - guitar

Becca Mandel-Richard - voice + Anne Rossman - piano, ukelele

Alex Baboian - guitar + Milad Zendehnam - persian tanbur

Monday 28 April @ Outpost, 8:30 pm $10 or b/o

Aaron Darrell – bass / Kenji Herbert - guitar
opener tba

we regret that the Polar Vortex show is cancelled & will be rescheduled:
Tuesday 29 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Polar Vortex presents Open Mic @ Outpost 


Anonymous said...

Hi, what does "b/o" mean for a concert cover? Thx. Alex

rob chalfen said...

'or b/o' means 'or best offer', ie any donation amount will be accepted, no one is turned away.