Saturday, August 29, 2015

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events, September 2015

MATT LAVELLE & SUMARI - Sunday 27 Sept

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 - 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: 

Tuesday 1 September @ 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
Mike Ball - bass
Scott Davidson - guitar

Jazz Jam with food and beverages 

Saturday 5 September @ Outpost, 8pm - donations welcome

“Long Weekend” : A night of poetry - featuring


of the Iowa Writer's Workshop

ADRIENNE RAPHEL was born in southern New Jersey and raised in northern Vermont. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and is currently a PhD candidate at Harvard, where she studies poetics and plays word games. Her writing can be found in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Lana Turner, Prelude, Wag's Revue, and other publications. 

JESSICA LASER, a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, is the author of a chapbook, "Assumed Knowledge and the Knowledge Assumed from Experience." Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, The Iowa Review, Lana Turner, and elsewhere. Visit her at

Born and raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, CHRISTIAN SCHLEGEL studied German at Princeton and received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2013. He is an English PhD student at Harvard and lives in Somerville, MA. His first book, HONEST JAMES, is out September 1 from The Song Cave.

JAKE FOURNIER is a Pennsylvanian. A graduate of New York University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he has published poems in Lana Turner, Meridian, Petri Press, and elsewhere. This year, he will be working as a language assistant near Versailles, France. 

JESSIE GAYNOR received an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2013. She has published work with McSweeney's, the Paris Review Daily, and Spork Press. She is the executive editor of SparkNotes, where she still encourages you to read the whole book.

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

Luther Gray Group

Steve fell - guitar

Andria Nicodemou – vibes

Luther Gray - drums

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

Umbrella Pine

 Magdalena Abrego – Guitar + Allison Burik – Alto Saxophone

Since first meeting in 2013, Magdalena Abrego and Allison Burik have steadily cultivated their duo sound through original compositions. As Abrego’s angular lines propel Burik’s melodic contours, the two seek to extend the textures of contemporary jazz. Umbrella Pine marks the duo’s first, self-titled album.

Magdalena Abrego – Guitar
Magdalena Abrego is currently attending Berklee College of Music where she is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree of Music with a focus in Guitar Performance. She has had the privilege of studying with notable instructors Mick Goodrick, Sheryl Bailey, Tim Miller, Amanda Monaco, and Kim Perlak. Ms. Abrego is currently refining her artistic vision as she performs in the Boston area with her latest project, Umbrella Pine.

Allison Burik – Alto Saxophone
Umbrella Pine marks Allison Burik’s second album release following Lakeside, recorded in 2014 with her quintet. Apart from leading her own bands, Burik has performed in the New Jazz Order Big Band and the Black House Collective Composers Ensemble in Kansas City. Over the years Allison has studied with notable instructors including George Garzone, Frank Tiberi, Bobby Watson, Shannon LeClaire and Dan Thomas. Today she is pursuing her degree in performance at Berklee College of Music with a full scholarship, while gigging in the Boston area.

Sunday 13 September @ Outpost, 7pm $5-10

Aaron Darrell presents Recreation Night

7PM :
Matt Hull - trumpet
Brendan Burns - guitar
Justin Rounds - turntables
8PM :
Kent O'Doherty - saxophone
Todd Marston - piano
Brian O'Neill - percussion
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.

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

Dave Bryant Quintet

Dave Bryant – keyboards
Tom Hall – tenor saxophone
Neil Leonard – saxophones and electronics
Gabriel Solomon – violin
Jeff Song – cello

Wednesday 16 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

joe morris presents


Joe Morris – guitar / Brad Barrett – bass / Adnria Nicodemou – vibes

Zoe Christiansen - clarinet

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

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club presents

Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & baritone sax / Seth Meicht - tenor & alto sax / Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet & flugelhorn / Josiah Reibstein – tuba / Pandelis Karayorgis – piano / Matt Stavrakas - bass / Curt Newton - drums.

Saturday 19 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

dave gross presents

epicureans + weather weapon + forbes graham + juanita council

david gross - saxophone
ryan mcguire - bass
polly hanson - "drums"

epicureans bio:
monument of
pleasure of
to your unhappy
indulgence (perfection).
weather weapon
Gilmore Tamny – guitar, vocal
Jen Godfrey - bass
Stephanie Melikian - drums
Ride the gnarly waves of Weather Weapon's sick surf-y rock instrumental summertime single, KELLY SLATER WHAT. Play often and LOUD. And, if you know Kelly, hey, pass it along!
Forbes  Graham
Forbes Graham - trumpet/electronics
Forbes Graham is a trumpet player, electronic musician, and composer living and working in Boston, Massachusetts. He has worked with a diverse array of musicians and currently is a member of Para Quintet, Rock Flint Contemporary Ensemble, Wild May, Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra, Grizzler, Construction Party, Equal Time and Citizens Orchestra. He is the founder of the Rock Flint Artists Retreat, and has appeared at numerous festivals including High Zero, Full Force, and Vision.

Juanita Council
angela sawyer - electronics/lecture/ukulele
stuff you need to know. don't guess.

Sunday 20 September 

please note: the In Momentum Series will return in October

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

Steve Lantner Quintet

Forbes Graham - trumpet

Allan Chase - saxophones

Steve Lantner - piano

Junko Fujiwara - cello

Luther Gray - drums

Wednesday 23 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o


Tev Stevig - tanbur, 7-string fretless guitar

Michael K. Harrist - contrabass

Mr. Stevig and Mr. Harrist first met while studying Ottoman art music under the direction of neyzen Fred Stubbs.  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.

Thursday 24 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Daniel Rosenthal Quartet

Mike Connors - drums

Jef Charland - bass

Rick Stone - alto sax

Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet and flugelhorn

Performing original tunes as well as material by Thelonious Monk and Rahsaan Roland Kirk

(note : photo shows Luther Gray on drums)

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

Kit Demos’ Dark Matter Series presents

David Pontbriand - sitar ( Glen Dickson - clarinet

Eric Hofbauer - guitar

Kit Demos - bass

Sunday 27 September @ Outpost, 8pm $15

rob chalfen @ subconsciouscafe productions presents

Matt Lavelle & Sumari

Jack DeSalvo – guitar, cello, mandola / Tom Cabrera – drums, hand percussion / Matt Lavelle – trumpet & alto clarinet

“The trio formed by Matt Lavelle (trumpet, pocket trumpet, alto clarinet, cornet, flugelhorn), Jack DeSalvo (cello, guitar and mandola), and Tom Cabrera (various percussion), offers in Sumari a proposal of free improvisation that invites the listener to succumb to this music. When the label “free improvisation” appears in the description of an artistic proposal, in many cases we react with a litany of preconceptions (which I will not repeat here). This time the ensemble shows one of the multiple faces that are present in a genre so polyhedral.” – PACHI TAPIZ

Tuesday 29 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jacob William 'Para' Quintet

Forbes Graham - trumpet

Jim Hobbs - alto sax

Steve Lantner - piano

Jacob William - bass

Lauren Cook - drums

Wednesday 30 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

8pm - Rick Stone Quartet

Rick Stone - alto sax

Brian Friedland - piano

Sean Farias - bass

Brooke Sofferman - drums

9pm - Olson Pingrey + 4

Matthew Small - trumpet

Randy Pingrey - trombone

Kathy Olson - bari sax

Brian Friedland - piano

Max Ridley - bass

Paul Geresy - drums