Thursday, October 1, 2015

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events, October 2015

Ras Mosh Quartet - Saturday 17 Oct., 8pm

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!"


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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 - 1pm

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.


OUTPOST 186 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.

CURRENT SHOW:      JON SARKIN - Fish City Studios, Gloucester Ma.


Jon Sarkin has been painting for over 25 years. His life and work has been featured on the BBC, in The London Guardian, The Telegraph, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Art News, and galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Liverpool, and around the world. 

In 1988 at the age of 35, Dr. Sarkin suddenly developed tinnitus as well as hyperacusis. In 1989, to alleviate the condition, he underwent surgery after which he incurred a cerebellar hemorrhage. Sarkin awoke from emergency surgery deaf in one ear, his vision splintered, and his balance permanently skewed. Neurologists told him his brain had been permanently changed. The neurons that were left had to make new connections and find new meaning.

Unable to maintain a semblance of his former life Sarkin became obsessed with drawing, the images kept coming, spilling out of some dark unknown place in his brain. He is unable to see the world as a whole and unable to ignore its infinite detail. He has no filters, no ability to slow things down and order the world into neat and orderly images and scenes.

His brain constantly tries to make sense of the world, as we all do, only Sarkin cannot stop. He does not want to stop. In fact, he is afraid to stop. 

How does he do it when his needle is pinned forever in red? Well, first - he's not concerned with what concerns the rest of us. His art doesn’t attempt to capture anything or tell you anything, but it does so by simply revealing what the artist experienced at the moment of creation. It’s pure and direct – holding up the roots of the thing - letting them dangle in their own dirt so you can see from where it comes.

Sarkin’s the original aboriginal searching for meaning in the Zen of repetition….but is it repetition or variation in a the guise of repetition? Are there really 46 moons in his cow? does it matter? Trust but verify? Take it on faith or do you really need to FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF

Sarkin’s art continues to rush forward from its unforeseen Big-a-Bang origin into a new and ever-expanding artistic universe. His runaway rocket ride is chronicled in Pulitzer Prize winning author Amy Nutt's biography of Sarkin, Shadows Bright as Glass.

Jon Sarkin appears courtesy of Law & Water Gallery, Gloucester, MA

outpost events schedule: 

Friday 2 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o 
Jessica Bozek & SMALL ANIMAL PROJECT reading series presents

Stephanie Ford, Kevin McLellan, & Annie Won

STEPHANIE FORD is the author of All Pilgrim, forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2015. Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Fence, Tin House, Harvard Review, Gulf Coast, and many other journals. Originally from Boulder, Colorado, she now lives in Los Angeles.

KEVIN MCLELLAN is the author of TRIBUTARY (Barrow Street) and the chapbook ROUND TRIP (Seven Kitchens), a collaborative series of poems with numerous women poets. The chapbook SHOES ON A WIRE (Split Oak Press) and the book arts project [box] (Small Po[r]rtions) are both forthcoming. THRUSH Poetry Journal and The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts nominated his writing for the Pushcart Prize. Kevin has taught poetry workshops at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and at the University of Rhode Island.

ANNIE WON is a poet, yoga teacher, and medicinal chemist. She is a Kundiman Fellow and a Juniper Writing Institute scholarship recipient. Her chapbook with Brenda Iijima, Once Upon a Building Block, recently published with Horse Less Press (2014) and individual chapbook, so i can sleep, is forthcoming from Nous-Zot Press (2015). Her work has appeared in or is soon to appear in the following venues: New Delta Review, Entropy, Delirious Hem, TheThePoetry, TENDE RLION, Similar:Peaks::, and others. Her critical reviews can be seen at American Microreviews and Interviews.

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

Arthur Brooks Ensemble V

Arthur Brooks – trumpet  Jeremy Harlos & Anthony Santor – bass / Matt Weston - pecussion

Trumpeter-composer Arthur Brooks is one of the unsung heroes of the new music. He has worked with Bill Dixon, William Parker, Sonny Sharrock, Alan Silva, Cecil Taylor, and Frank Wright, among others. For this performance, he will be joined by bassists Jeremy Harlos and Anthony Santor, and percussionist Matt Weston.

We will also be selling new sealed copies of his rare classic 1978 LP "Nightcaller."

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

hazmat - experimental music ideas exchange

Meaghan Burke - cello

Orlando Cela - flutes

Music by Maxwell Dulaney, Derek Hurst, Eric Chasalow, and more

hazmat is not just a concert - it is a way to further encourage the development of truly innovative new 
music by mixing performance with conversation.  The performances are the end result of a constant collaboration between performers and composers from all over the USA: for this concert, Maxwell Dulaney (New Orleans) paired with Meaghan Burke (New York City), and Derek Hurst with Orlando Cela (both in Boston) in the creation of brand new pieces.  Come and listen to works specifically tailored to performers, and then learn, talk, and discuss about the offerings.

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

Mat Maneri Trio

Mat Maneri – viola

Eliot Cardinaux – piano

Ethan Zimini – drums

Greene/Zimini Duo

Will Greene – alto sax / Ethan Zimini – drums

Ornette Coleman tunes

Tuesday 6 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Gilly's Jazz Jam featuring the Jazz Barracudas

Gillian De Lear - drums
Chris Pitts - tenor sax
Richard Shaw - bass
Scott Davidson - guitar

Jazz Jam with food and beverages 

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

Luther Gray / Laurence Cook Drum Duo

Luther Gray & Laurence Cook - drums

Sunday 11 October @ Outpost, 7pm $5-10
Aaron Darrell presents Recreation Night
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 pairings vary greatly and always make for a unique and original experience.

7:30 - 8pm
Rafael Aguiar - sax
Brittany Karlson - bass

8:15 - 8:45
John Baylies - tuba
Chad Gray - bass

9pm - 9:30
Rafael Aguiar - sax
John Baylies - tuba
Brittany Karlson - bass
Chad Gray - bass

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

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club

Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & bari saxes / Seth Meicht - tenor sax / Bobby Spellman – trumpet / Pandelis Karayorgis – piano / Matt Stavrakas - bass / Josiah Reibstein - tuba / Curt Newton - drums

Friday 16 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Lo and the Black Swans + CD Collins

Lo and the Black Swans – 9pm

Ethan Mackler - electric bass / Ancrea Condit - percussion / Lo Galluccio - vocals/lyrics

Come celebrate the inauguration of a new band project: Lo Galluccio on vocals, Ethan Mackler on electric bass and Andrea Condit on percussion.  All three have been mavens of the poetry scene and musicians in the Boston area for at least a decade.  Lo has released three CDs, including the celebrated “Being Visited” on the Knitting Factory label in NYC and her second CD, “Spell on You” in Boston.  Bluesy pop rock, dark romance with an edge…they will carouse you with potent covers of Tom Waits, Nancy Sinatra and others with Lo’s original tunes, arranged specially for this  band. 

“Being Visited is by turns mysterious, seductive, surreal and spacey.”

                                                                        NYC DJ Vin Scelsa

“Galluccio’s voice is like sonic massage, her breathy tones so enchanting that her breath can be felt on the listener’s right ear as if she were standing directly behind through some feat of digital conjuring.  This girl has got it going on with her own tunes and with other works.  The Lo must go on.”

                                                                           C.D.  Di Guardia, The Northeast Performer

Bass guitarist Ethan Mackler has been playing the Cambridge scene for years with bands, performance troupes, as a soloist and more. He returns to The Outpost with Lo and The Black Swans, where voice meets Earth.

Percussionist Andrea Condit has studied locally with Deraldo Ferrera (samba/batucada) and Nuru Abena (African and Afro-Cuban), and in Cuba with Jesús Alfonso of Los Munequitos de Matanzas. She has played congas and percussion for seven years with the Afrofunk band Opposite People.

CD Collins  8 pm

Acclaimed writer and spoken word artist, CD Collins, will read excerpts from her newly-released novel Afterheat.

Afterheat is the term for extreme temperatures generated by nuclear explosions and nuclear reactors. It is a persistent heat that must be removed now and a year from now. Dangerous and explosive, it is a fire that cannot be put out. Like memory.

Collins' loosely autobiographical novel is set in rural Kentucky at the end of World War II.  Ruby Chambers, a child of ten, survives a massive burn explosion just after her army-officer father returns from Hiroshima. Ruby identifies with the bomb victims because they suffered injuries similar to her own "as exposed flesh flashed to steam." This summer marked the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Collins' novel touches upon issues of of the dangers of underground pipelines such as the Keystone XL, the psychological fallout of war and the realities of Post Traumatic Stress disorder.

There will be an audience Q and A following the reading.

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

rob chalfen & subconsciouscafe productions presents

nyc tenor monster ras moshe

Ras Moshe – tenor sax & flute / Eric Zinman – piano / Glynis Loman – cello / Syd Smart - drums

Ras Moshe:

Although trained in earlier forms of "jazz", Ras' preferred mode of improvisation is in the later or "free" developments of the music,without relying on generic terms. At the age of 16 he started playing alto in roots reggae the early 90's he got tired of only playing "jazz" at home and "here and there".....he picked up the tenor and decided to pay homage to Coltrane, Albert Ayler, John Gilmore and his other favorites on a permanent basis. Without copying verbatim (or trying not to!) He definitely believes in the positive effect the new music will have on social and personal change. The music is a spiritual and social force. The music is indeed the voice of the people.

He formed The Music Now Unit in 1999 with Jackson Krall,Tor Yochai Snyder,Matt Lavelle,Kyoko Kitamura,Matt Heyner and Todd Nicholson. You can hear different editons/combinations of the band on the "Live Spirits" series on Utech records. His new band is The Transcendence Unit with Dave Ross,Matt Lavelle, Shayna Dulberger and Rashid Bakr. They just did a new release called "Transcendence" on kmb jazz. He has some ongoing musical relationships with Kyoko Kitamura and Dafna Naphtali who are in the forefront of electronic/vocal improvisations. He is the founder and organizer of The Music Now festivals. The festival series is still going strong after 7 years. He plays Tenor sax,sometimes Alto and the flute. 2007: Transcendence KMB Jazz/kmb007 Ion Storm with Marc Edwards Slipstream Time Travel 2006: Live Sprits3 Live Spirits4 The Spark Trio The Vampires Revenge with Dom Minasi 2005: Live Spirits1 Live Spirits2 2003: Into The Openness MusicNow 1 2002: Izititiz-With Our With Jazz(limited edition vinyl) Izititiz-Lucky Bird conduit creations 002 Schematic Jump Arts 004 Handling The Moment -The Matt Lavelle Quartet CIMP records 2001: The Blue Universe Quartet cosmic mechanic 001

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

gabriela martina presents

In Momentum Concert Series

Experience improvisation  through the performance of an eclectic  and highly talented array of artists in its purest form, with no other rules than being in the moment.

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

Dave Bryant Quartet

featuring George Garzone

Dave Bryant – keyboards
George Garzone – tenor saxophone
John Turner – bass
Chris Bowman – drums

Tuesday 20 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Hofbauer/Rosenthal Quartet

Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet/flugelhorn

Eric Hofbauer - guitar

Aaron Darrell - bass

Austin McMahon - drums

Playing tunes by Hofbauer, Rosenthal and McMahon

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

joe morris presents

ARCADE Cambridge

Joe Morris - bass

Matt Rousseau - drums

Jaimie Branch - trumpet

Will Greene - saxophone

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

Kit Demos’ Dark Matter Series presents

Kit Demos – bass / Forbes Graham – trumpet / Luther Gray – drums / Dave Bryant - keyboards

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

Steve Lantner Quintet

Forbes Graham - trumpet

Allan Chase - saxophones

Steve Lantner - piano

Joe Morris - bass

Luther Gray - drums

(photo by Geni Skendo)

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

Stevig/Harrist - Original Music drawing from the Ottoman Art Tradition
Tev Stevig - tanbur, 7-string fretless guitar
Michael K. Harrist - contrabass

Tev and Mike first met by happenstance in Istanbul, Turkey in 2010. Back home in Boston, MA they found themselves playing and studying Ottoman art music with Orkestra Marhaba. A modal tradition, Ottoman art music has a history of over 500 years and includes a wide range of repertoire, composers, and practitioners.

This new project is a creative outlet for original composition and improvisation within the style, as well as an investigation into the polyphonic possibilities of makam music. The concert may include a few favorites from the repertoire as well.

Saturday 30 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

The Jon Damian Quartet  

           Bits of Beauty
 In Memory of Garrison Fewell

Jon Damian - guitar and rubbertellie

Allan Chase - saxophones

Bob Nieske - double bass

Ralph Rosen - percussion

The Jon Damian Quartet This exciting quartet delivers an array of Jon Damian’s original music inspired by people and places, tradition, and 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.  His new book Fresh Music is now available as is his The Guitarists Guide to Composing and Improvising and The Chord Factory: Build Your Own Guitar Chord Dictionary.

“…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.”

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