Friday, December 26, 2014

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events, January 2015

Joe McPhee - Saturday 24 January, 8pm w. Daniel Levin & Chris Corsano

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

"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




Steve Provizer has a jazz radio show, the Duplex Mystery Jazz Hour on WZBC 5-7 Thursdays. He has people on to play and promote their gigs. Contact if interested: s.g.improviz at gmail dot com  - streaming at :  90.3 FM


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

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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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 (8:30pm Mondays).
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.

ARIA TUDANGER - paintings and graphic works 
Aritst Reception: Saturday 15 November, 2pm - refreshments


Saturday 3 January @ Outpost, 2-5 pm, donation

Jamie McLaughlin

“Sordid Times” cd release - performance & party

Saturday 3 January @ Outpost, 8PM, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

Soundpainting workshop and concert

New Saxophone Quartets and Aromatic Performance

The ChagallPAC Saxophone Quartet will perform two new quartets written by Nicole DiPaolo and Yeonathan Shachar. Also, ChagallPAC will curate a performance using the aromatic qualities of essential oils. We’ve already given too much away! Come enjoy the vibes and fragrance.


Jon Amon – sax / Dennis Shafer – sax and Soundpainter / Diana Norma – poetry / Sean Mix – sax / MaryJoy Patchett – sax / Jon Amon – sax

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

gabriela martina presents

In Momentum Concert Series

- Giuseppe Paradiso - drums + Victor Cruz – gaita, percussion
- DUO ' TET: Kent O’Doherty - sax + Frank Aveni - drums
- Angelina Mbulo - voice + Gabriela Martina - voice
- Kyle Miles - bass + Jussi Reijonen – oud, guitar

Tuesday 6 January - private rehearsal

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

Jim Hobbs / Timo Shanko / Luther Gray

Jim Hobbs - alto / Timo Shanko - bass - Luther Gray - drums

Saturday 10 January @ Outpost 2-5 pm
private event

Saturday 10 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Dr T presents Light Into Motion featuring
Doctor T  -- video, movement
Forbes Graham  -- trumpet, laptop
Eric Crawley  -- harpejji, electronics
Tim Mungenast  -- guitar, electronics
Karen Klein -- poetry, movement
Glynis Lomon movement, voice, aqua sonic
other dancers tba

Sunday 11 January  @ Outpost, 7pm $10 or b/o

Aaron Darrell presents Recreation Night

Song Yi Jeon - voice
Helen Sherrah-Davies - violin
Junko Fujiwara - cello
Tsuyoshi Honjo - saxophones

Jim Hobbs - alto sax
Rafael Aguilar - alto sax
Charlie Kohlhase - saxophones
Yuriana Sobrino - drums

Recreation Night is a monthly performance event in which two sets of improvised music take place. The second Sunday of each month, Aaron Darrell and Andy Dow select a group of musicians to perform two sets of improvised music. The music is an exploration of improvisation. No rehearsals or material is predetermined, making each performance a fresh, interpretive creation of the individuals participating that night. The instrumentation and and pairings vary greatly and always make for a unique and original experience. 

Monday 12 January @ Outpost, 8pm $5

marjy bangs presents Classic Paranoid Cinema Mondays

Three Days of the Condor (1975) 117 min.

A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, and Max von Sydow. The screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr. and David Rayfiel was adapted from the 1974 novel Six Days of the Condor by James Grady

Tuesday 13 January - private rehearsal

Thursday 15 January, 10am – 2pm  Private rehearsal

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

Charlie Kohlhase Explorer’s Club

with special guest Allan Chase

Allan Chase – alto, soprano & bari sax / Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & bari saxes / Daniel Rosenthal – trumpet / Josiah Reibstein – tuba / Pandelis Karayorgis – piano / Aaron Darrell - bass / Curt Newton - drums

Friday 16 January, 10am – 2pm, private rehearsal

Friday 16 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 / Jim Hobbs - alto sax

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

Saturday 17 January, 12 – 2pm – private event

Saturday 17 January 3-5pm, private rehearsal

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

Jeff Platz Group

Jeff Platz – guitar / Pandelis Karayorgis – piano / Eric Rosenthal – drums / Kit Demos - bass

Sunday 18 January @ Outpost, 1:30 pm, free

New England Translators Association


Sunday 18 January 3-5pm private rehearsal

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

giuseppe paradiso  presents

In Momentum Concert Series

- Alisha Raven - violin + Jussi Reijonen - oud & guitar

- Lefteris Kordis – piano + anayota Haloulakou - voice

- Matt Hull – trumpet +  Max Ridley - upright bass

- Andrew Neumann - electronics + Giuseppe Paradiso - drums & percussion

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

Bryant / Garzone / Turner / Bowman

Dave Bryant - keyboards

George Garzone - tenor saxophone

Jacob William - bass

Chris Bowman - drums

Tuesday 20 January - private rehearsal

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

Jeff Platz / Kit Demos group

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

Daniel Rosenthal Quintet

Charlie Kohlhase - alto and bari saxophones

Rick Stone - alto saxophone

Jef Charland - bass
Luther Gray - drums

Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet
Playing original music and compositions by Thelonious Monk

Friday 23 January @ 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

Daniel Levin (Dmitry Mandel)

Chris Corsano (Matt Elkind)

Joe McPhee (wiki/commons)

Saturday 24 January 2015 @ Outpost, 8pm $20 or b/o

Daniel Levin + Joe McPhee + Chris Corsano

Dan Levin – cello 
Joe McPhee – saxes, trumpet, electronics
Chris Corsano – drums, percussion

“A Concert of Jazz beyond Jazz” (The music and its creative outer limits)

Daniel Levin is ‘one of the outstanding cellists working in the vanguard arena’ – All About Jazz.  

Joe McPhee "... His magical take on avant-garde sax remains one of the wonders of the scene. He still has one of the most beautiful tones on the planet, even when he’s reaching for jazz’s outer limits." – Time Out N Y.. 

Chris Corsano  ‘…seriously one of the most exciting drummers on the planet’ – Adam Richards,

Together for the first time in the Boston area, this dynamic, cutting-edge trio is led by the distinctive & creative cellist and  NEC graduate (’01) Daniel Levin - featuring one of the most respected & master saxophonists, composers and thinkers of our era, Joe McPhee - plus the up-and-coming, active and vital drummer Chris Corsano (Boston Hassle 2014).

Daniel Levin :  No matter what setting he plays in, cellist Daniel Levin occupies a musical space bordered by many kinds of music, but fully defined by none of them.  European classical music, jazz, microtonal and new music, and European free improvisation all figure prominently.  Born in Burlington, VT., living now in Trumbull, CT., he began playing the cello at age six.  He then graduated with a degree in Jazz Studies from NEC arriving in the New York City jazz scene, now living in CT from where he tours extensively.  Daniel has developed his own unique voice as an improviser, and composer. He has performed and/or recorded with Billy Bang, Borah Bergman, Tim Berne, Anthony Braxton, Gerald Cleaver, Andrew Cyrille, Mark Dresser, Joe Morris, and many others; and a recipient of a 2010 Jerome Foundation award.

Joe McPhee :  is a multi-instrumentalist (tenor, alto, soprano, trumpet, electronics), composer, improviser, and theoretician; touring internationally and well known playing with Trio X formed in 1997.  He was born in 1939 in Miami, now in Poughkeepsie, NY, and. began playing the trumpet at the age of 8; later in a U.S. Army band and at the age of 32 after hearing the music of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Albert Ayler he taught himself how to play the saxophone and has played both instruments ever since.  In 1981, he met accordionist and educator Pauline Oliveros, whose theories of “deep listening” strengthened his interests in extended techniques. He also discovered Edward de Bono’s Lateral Thinking: A Textbook of Creativity, concepts for solving problems by “disrupting an apparent sequence and arriving at the solution from another angle; applying this  to his own work in creative improvisation, resulting in the concept of “Po Music, a “process of provocation…to move from one fixed set of ideas in an attempt to discover new ones.”  He is a prolific recording artist over the more than 50 years of his life.

Chris Corsano :  Spellbound by freely improvised music in the mid-1990s Chris began a long-standing, high-energy partnership with Paul Flaherty in 1998.  A move from western Massachusetts to the UK in 2005, loving now near Saratoga Springs, N.Y., led Corsano to develop an expanded solo music of his own, incorporating sax reeds, violin strings and bows, pot lids, and everyday items into his drum kit. In Feb. ‘06 he released his first solo recording, The Young Cricketer, and toured extensively throughout Europe, USA, and Japan.  He spent ‘07 and '08 as the drummer on Bj√∂rk's Volta world tour, all the while weaving in shows and recordings on his days off with the likes of Evan Parker, Virginia Genta, and C. Spencer Yeh. Moving back to the U.S. in ‘09, Corsano returned focus to his own projects, most notably a duo with Michael Flower, Rangda (with Sir Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny) and solo work, now revamped to include synthesizers and contact microphones in addition to his drum set and home-made acoustic instruments.

 CONTACT:  Alex Lemski @ 617/945-0437; 

Sunday 25 January @ Outpost, 8pm - free

Chrome Dreams

 "A stand-up comedy show featuring some of Boston most exciting, up-and-coming alt-comics"

 note: this show is cancelled for da blizzard
Tuesday 27 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Allan Chase / Steve Lantner / Luther Gray

Allan Chase - saxophones

Steve Lantner - piano

Luther Gray - drums 
Joe Morris - bass

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

Andrew Dow Ensemble
Andrew Dow - electric bass/compositions
Rafael Aguilar - alto sax
Dan Searl - nylon string guitar
Luke Marantz - piano
Yuriana Sobrino - drums
Aaron Darrell - voice/acoustic bass
Song Yi Jeon - voice


Aaron Darrel/Dylan Coleman duo
Aaron Darrel - bass

Dylan Coleman - bass

Saturday 31 January @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jacob Williams 'Para' Quintet

Forbes Graham - trumpet

Jim Hobbs - alto sax

Steve Lantner - piano

Jacob William - bass 

Laurence Cook - drums