Friday, May 2, 2014

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events, May 2014

Daniel Levin - cello & Juan Pablo Carletti - drums 17 May

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!"


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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.



Friday 2 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Boston Composer’s Coalition presents

The Arneis Quartet

featuring music from composers in and around Boston

Saturday 3 May @ Outpost, 6PM, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

Bach’s Inventions & Poetry

Join us for a night of poetry and beautiful musical interludes of Bach’s inventions.  The interplay between baroque music and poetic voices will set you soaring.

Poets: Nicole Terez Dutton / Tara Skurtu / Kathleen Spivack / Diana Norma Szokolyai

Brian Abbot – guitar /Jon Amon – sax / Tim Pence – guitar / Dennis Shafer – sax /Jobey Wilson - tuba

Sunday 4 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

John Tchicai Memorial Concert

Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & baritone saxes / Matt Langley - soprano, alto & tenor saxes / Daniel Rosenthal – trumpet / Garrison Fewell & Eric Hofbauer – guitars / Aaron Darrell - bass / Curt Newton - drums

Monday 5 May @ Outpost, 8:30 pm , $10 or b/o

Touch and Tone: and evening of experimental music with percussion instruments and iPads
Maria Finkelmeier + Charles Martin + Jeremy Barnett

Maria Finkelmeier + Charles Martin + Jeremy Barnett

marimba, vibraphone, and iPad instrument music

Tuesday 6 May @ 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: Garage Bands!

Wednesday 7 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

andria nicodemou presents

"Electronics meets Acoustics"

 Improvised music,concepts and ideas. Exploring the possibilities of "new sounds" with electronics, vibraphone and crotales.

 Tyler Gilmore - electronics

Andria Nicodemou - vibraphone and crotales

And some guests....
Daniel Pencer - tenor saxophone Joelle Wagner - bassoon

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

Dr T presents Light Into Motion 5 featuring

Dr T – live video mixing with: 

Eric Crawley -- Harpejji and Electronics

Cullan Powers - movement

Sunday 11 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Tomoko Ozawa piano trio

 Alex Gasser Londoño - Bass

Noam Israeli - Drums

Tomoko Ozawa - Music/Voice/Piano

Pianist/composer, Tomoko Ozawa, presents her "Words Projects", a set of original compositions written for Emily Dickinson's poems along with her other original music and arrangements of classical piano pieces in a jazz setting. 

Come enjoy the music that combines lyricism with European contemporary classical music and rhythmic elements of Jazz.

Monday 12 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

gabriela martina presents
Four Duos in Momentum

Michael Hurwitz – keys + Jussi Reijonen - oud, guitar

Nora Maynard - voice, violin + Otto Briner - bass, voice

Gabriela Martina – voice + Jorge Perez-Albela - percussion

Giuseppe Paradiso - drums + Gustavo D’Amico - saxophone

Tuesday 13 May @ 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: Folk Rock, Bluegrass & Americana

Wednesday 14 May @ Outpost, 8pm $5/$10

Fresh Haggis

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

John Ehlis - Garrison Fewell - Charlie Kohlhase - Aaron Darrell

John Ehlis & Garrison Fewell – guitars / Charlie Kohlhase – saxes

Aaron Darrell - bass

Music by Ehlis, Fewell, Kohlhase, Pierre Dorge and John Tchicai

Friday 16 May @ Outpost, 8pm $5/$10

Lady Rogo and Friends,

Saturday 17 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Daniel Levin / Juan Pablo Carletti Duo

Daneil Levin – cello / Juan Pablo Carletti - drums

Many years of working together in a variety of settings have enabled Levin and Carletti to develop a unique and dynamic set of improvisatory approaches to the duo format, evidenced by the ease with which they are able to both fully inhabit and simultaneously circumvent the expectations of melody and accompaniment. Drawing on a staggering collective palette of textures, timbres, gestures, and sheer technical virtuosity, Levin and Carletti create music that is astonishingly engaging, original, and exciting. 

Daniel Levin is “one of the outstanding cellists working in the vanguard arena” (All About Jazz), and “very much the man to watch.” (Penguin Guide to Jazz). No matter what setting he plays in, Levin occupies a musical space bordered by many kinds of music, but fully defined by none of them. Elements of European classical music, American jazz, microtonal and new music, and European free improvisation all figure prominently in his unique sound. As critic John Sharpe observes in The New York City Jazz Record, “he invokes all manner of musics with prodigious skill: jazz, classical, improv, noise, vocal chorus. His technique is unquestioned and he revels in the physicality of the instrument. Those with an adventurous streak or interest in the outer reaches of the cello universe will find much to savor.” 

Born in Burlington, Vermont, he began playing the cello at the age of six. In 2001, he graduated with a degree in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory of Music, and arrived on New York City jazz scene shortly therafter. Since then, Daniel has developed his own unique voice as a cellist, improviser, and composer. Ed Hazell noted upon release of Levin’s first record as a leader, “Cellist Daniel Levin is a major new voice on his instrument and in improvised music.” He has performed and/or recorded with Billy Bang, Borah Bergman, Tim Berne, Anthony Braxton, Gerald Cleaver, Andrew Cyrille, Mark Dresser, Tony Malaby, Joe Morris, Joe McPhee, William Parker, Warren Smith, Ken Vandermark, and many others. Daniel is the recipient of a 2010 Jerome Foundation award. 

Juan Pablo Carletti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He grew up in a musical environment in which his father played percussion, and was instantly drawn to the drums. As he performed with a variety of bands, he focused mainly on improvised music and playing mainstream jazz. He began working with his own projects, and created a small label dedicated to new music. 

In 2005, Juan traveled to New York City and played with the David Haney Group at Cornelia Street Cafe. This trip was a pivotal turning point in his life, as he met influential musicians such as Mat Maneri, Tony Malaby, Mark Helias and Tom Rainey. One year later, he officially moved to America to continue his musical journey. Juan approaches playing in unique ways, influenced by different styles of music, especially the music created in the avant-garde scene in New York City in the last three decades. Using mallets, hands, different sticks and extended techniques on drums, Juan illustrates how drums can be a rhythmic instrument as well as a palette of sounds. His teaching experiences have played a key role in transforming his rhythmic visions. Juan has played with Tony Malaby, Andrew Cyrille, Daniel Levin, Mat Maneri, Chris Hoffman, Angelica Sanchez, Kris Davis, Michael Attias and Rob Brown. 

Monday 19 May @ Outpost, 8:30 pm, $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant / Neil Leonard /Jeff Song / Eric Rosenthal

Dave Bryant - keyboards

Neil Leonard - saxophones and electronics

Jeff Song - cello

Eric Rosenthal - drums

Tuesday 20 May @ 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: Grateful Dead & Credence Clearwater Revival!

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

B.Mez featuring members of   Birdsongs of the Mesozoic

with special guests
Forbes Graham – trumpet, electronics + Mario Cerra - sax
 Ken Field – alto sax & loops / Michael Bierylo - guitar & computer / Rick Scott - synthesizer & loops  

Thursday 22 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Le Parody (Spain)

We play what some call folktronic music. A mix of beats, movie samples, and melodies performed with ukelele, trumpet and voice.
We released an album a year ago and have been touring ever since in Spain and some other places in Europe.

You can stream the music here: or in any digital platform (itunes, spotify, grooveshark...)
And here we are, live on TV:
And here's me in a solo concert:
And a nice music video with friends:

And here's more information on the band's story, releases and awards:

Friday 23 May @ 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 24 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Boston Sprockettes

The Boston Sprockettes Vaudeville Review is an adventurous program of vintage variety entertainment. "The time traveling troupe", we have scoured the decades and the centuries to bring you the finest entertainments known to man. Inspired by the retro-futuristic movement and the age of steam, we bring humor, dramatics, music, amazing feats and some of the rarest delights this side of the Apocalypse. Enter the world of the wandering medicine show and the speakeasy cabaret, where all that is, is never as it seems.

Tuesday 27 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o 
kevin o’neil presents

"An Evening with Faulke Yue & Friends Who Wish They had Benefits."

Wednesday 28 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Doctors Darrell, Baboian & Wandell

Alex Baboian - guitar

Tom Wandell - drums

Aaron Darrell - bass

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

gabriela martina presents
Four Duos in Momentum

Saturday 31 May  @ Outpost, 8pm $5/$10

Jenna Moynihan and Mairi Chaimbeul


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