Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events, November 2015

Matthew Shipp & Michael Bisio - Saturday 14 November, 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!"


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:     CHLOE WILWERDING - opening: Saturday 24 October, 2pm

With his proclamation of God’s death, Nietzsche untethered man from his consistent source of sublimity, community, comfort, and awe. Whether Nietzsche’s announcement caused or reflected God’s death, man now blindly gropes through the secularized world in an attempt to recover the transcendent. Chloe Wilwerding shares in this pursuit of metaphysical comfort through her art practice, which functions as a devotional search for an alternative deity to inspire wonder, command belief, and explain humans’ origins. Wilwerding primarily makes prints. Her prints playfully address the serious images and ideas of art history, religion, and philosophy. Wilwerding received her BA in studio art and political science from Middlebury College in 2015. She is originally from Nebraska, but now lives in Somerville, MA. 
outpost events schedule: 

Tuesday 3 November @ 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 

Wednesday 4 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o


Eliot Cardinaux – Abstracts from the Midnight Era

Eliot Cardinaux – piano, voice, and poetry

Tanya Kalmanovitch – viola 

Kresten Osgood – drums

10:00 PM

Ryan Blotnick Quartet

 Ryan Blotnick – guitar

Eliot Cardinaux – piano

Asger Thomsen – bass

Kresten Osgood – drums 


Thursday 5 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Magdalena Abrego presents Part Two

Allison Burik - alto sax / Magdalena Abrego – guitar / Seulgi Hwang – bass / James Davis - drums

Magdalena Abrego brings her quartet to the Outpost for an evening of music by Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Terry Riley, and more.

Friday 6 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o


Jeppe Høj Justesen - solo drums

Young danish drum maverick gives a rare solo drum performance


Pandelis Karayorgis – piano / Will Greene – sax / Kasper Tranberg – trumpet / Asger Thomsen – bass / Kresten Osgood - drums

Two of Bostons strongest improvisors meet Danish trumpet master Tranberg and the team of Thomsen and Osgood. An explosive quintet!

Saturday 7 November 1-7pm & Sunday 8 November 10am – 6pm

@ Outpost, by registration

Supreme Sound Studio Guitar Technology Workshop

Join us for a weekend of Guitar Technology Clinics and Workshops. Whether you are into fixing your guitars or have ever dreamed of building your own practice amp, our classes are fun, highly educational, and affordable. For all the details about date, time and registration, copy and paste the links below to bring you to the individual clinic, seminar or workshop page that interests you. Sign up today for one or for all four - spaces are limited and we often sell out. Don't miss this great opportunity to improve upon your guitar tech knowledge and receive tips and techniques from industry professionals.

Saturday 7 November @ Outpost, 8:30 pm, $5/10

Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Presents

WX and RendrGram artists

ChagallPAC will host WX and RendrGram artists and their experimental work from New York City @OUTPOST 186 for a more intimate atmosphere of collaboration featuring other ChagallPAC artists. Saxophonist Andrew Steinberg will perform xxxxxx by cxxxx for saxophone and narrator featuring Diana Norma.

WX is an experimental performance art trio exploring sound with its many qualities and facets, their emotional responses, and dissonance in different settings. The trio uses different media to explore sounds, including acoustic instruments, loops, prerecorded WX sessions, synthesizers, recorded field samples, and live electronics. WX was formed in 2015 by Jake Adam, Teerapat Parnmongkol, and Dennis Shafer.

Diana Norma – poetry / Dennis Shafer – sax /Jake Adam – drums

Teerapat Parnmongkol - sound art / Preto HF - visual art

Andrew Steinberg – sax / Julee Avallone - flute

Sunday 8 November @ 7pm $10 or b/o
Set 1 @ 7pm: Valerie Thompson - cello Anastasiya Dumma - guitar
Kathy Olson - baritone sax

Set 2 @ 8pm: Kent O'Doherty - sax Jeff Song - cello Reynaliz Herrera - percussion

Monday 9 November @ Outpost, 8:30 pm $ 10 or b/o

8:30 pm

Asger Thomsen – bass / Kasper Tranberg – trumpet / Daniel Bitran - sopran sax / Jeppe Høj Justesen – drums / Eliot Cardinaux - piano

Once in a lifetime encounter of likeminded improvisers from both sides of the atlantic. Do not miss this!


Simón Willson – bass / Leo Hardman-Hill - trumpet

Wendy Eisenberg - guitar / Kresten Osgood - drums 

Danish drummer Osgood has played with Paul Bley, Yusef Lateef and Sam Rivers, here he meets 3 of Bostons new powerfull voices, Eisenberg, Hill and Wilson. 

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

Greg Lawless : poetry + Lenore Myka : fiction + Simone John : poetry

Wednesday 11 November @ Outpost, 8:30pm $20 general, $10 student

Randy Ross presents The Chronic Single’s Handbook

"A lot of fun to watch." Four Stars (Winnipeg Free Press)
"Literary" "Funny" "Raw" (DCMetroTheaterArts)
"Sharply funny a quality solo show" (FringeReview, Edinburgh)

The Show: The Chronic Single's Handbook is a one-man show by Randy Ross about a never-married hypochondriac who travels the world looking to change his luck with love. Remember Eat, Pray, Love? This is nothing like it.

The story begins in Boston and goes astray in Greece, South Africa, and Southeast Asia. Along the way, audiences hear the stories "Domination for Dummies" and "One Day at The Curious Finger Body Spa."

Please note: The Chronic Single's Handbook carries content warnings for adult situations, adult language, and more adult situations. (Twice your daily allowance for adult situations.)

The one-hour show has been featured at fringe theater festivals around the U.S., Canada, and in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Writer/Performer: Randy Ross is a Somerville-based story-teller, writer, and Web consultant. His fiction, humor, and erotica have appeared in The Drum, Black Heart Magazine, Calliope, and other publications. In 2007, Ross took a four-month, solo trip around the world and learned to say in three languages: "Speak English?" "Got Pepto-Bismol?" and "Is this the evacuation helicopter?" The Chronic Single's Handbook was inspired by the trip.

Friday 13 November @ Outpost, 8:30pm $20 general, $10 student
Randy Ross presents The Chronic Single’s Handbook

Saturday 14 November @ Outpost, 8pm $20 or b/o

rob chalfen & subconsciouscafe productions presents

Matthew Shipp & Michael Bisio

Matthew Shipp – piano / Michael Bisio - bass

cd release : “The Conduct of Jazz”

Matthew Shipp
“Shipp’s expansive adaptations–dense, emotional, and full of quotes and allusions–successfully walk the fine line of rewarding those familiar with Ellington’s music, while in no way requiring familiarity to appreciate the thought-provoking journeys they create. Much like Ellington, Shipp draws from the world of classical music, leaning towards a modern dissonance that ranges from playful to aggressive. In both cases, the ensuing moments of clarity and familiarity are all the more cathartic thanks to this contrast. Michael Bisio’s almost-telepathic ability to both follow and propel Shipp’s challenging improvisations speaks to their extensive joint experience.”

Michael Bisio

 Michael Bisio invariably astounds audiences with the beauty of his tone and the intensity of his very personal musical language. His music has garnered  4 1/2 stars from DownBeat, Jazz Times states his music "resonates with intelligence, emotional depth and probing virtuosity." Journalist Paul DeBarros in Signal to Noise notes; "For years free improvisers have explored the tactile aspect of performance, in which the nature of the encounter between the player and the instrument becomes the subject of the music itself. Bisio is one of the few musicians that has managed to meld this high-concept sense of physicality with the soulful charge of jazz. His fiddle-high, scraped overtones create a tangled choir that is impossible to resist; his expressiveness with the bow is unmatched. Having whirled the listener into a transportive state, he gently shows them the way out..."

Sunday 15 November @ Outpost, 2:30pm $20 general, $10 student
Randy Ross presents The Chronic Single’s Handbook

Sunday 15 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

gabriela martina presents

In Momentum Concert Series

- Milad Zendehnam – guitar + Tomoaki Baba - sax + Gaia Wilmer - sax
- Kody Glazer - trombone, ukelele, voice + Sonny Lalchandani - sarod, guitar
- Burcu Gulec – voice + Giuseppe Paradiso - percussion
- Leland Baker – sax + Zack Feigenbaum - drums

Tuesday 17 November @ Outpost, 8:30pm $20 general, $10 student
Randy Ross presents The Chronic Single’s Handbook

Wednesday 18 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

joe morris presents

ARCADE Cambridge

Joe Morris -  guitar, bass, mandolin

Brad Barrett - bass, cello

Jacob Means - mandolin, mandocello

Dylan McKinstry - mandolin, guitar

Thursday 19 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club

Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & bari saxes / Daniel rosenthal – trumpet / Seth Meicht – tenor sax / Josiah Reibstein – tuba / Jeff Charland – bass / Mike Connors - drums

Saturday 21 November - 2-5 pm - private audition

Saturday 21 November @ Outpost, 8:30pm $20 general, $10 student
Randy Ross presents The Chronic Single’s Handbook

Sunday 22 November, 6-9pm - private audition

Sunday 22 November @ Outpost, 2:30pm $20 general, $10 student
Randy Ross presents The Chronic Single’s Handbook

Braha Waldman

Monday 23 November @ Outpost, 8:30pm $10 or b/o

Brahja Waldman + Zurilovitch ensemble + Last Taxi Quartet

last taxI:

Richard Poole - drums , vibraphone / Patrick Battstone – piano, keyboards Todd Brunel - bass clarinet, clarinet / Chris Rathbun - upright bass. 

Brahja Waldman is a New York/Montreal-based jazz conspiracy plotting the transmutation of timeless soul. Active since 2008, Brahja Waldman has played in the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival and in venues across NYC. The group is releasing its fifth album, wisdomatic, in spring 2015. 

Devin Brahja Waldman has performed with Patti Smith, Thurston Moore, Lydia Lunch, Sam Shalabi, Daniel Levin, Warren Smith, Daniel Carter, Anne Waldman, Satoshi Takeishi, Larkin Grimm, Heroes Are Gang Leaders and many more. Growing up, Waldman's mentor was the legendary pianist, Paul Bley. Waldman is co-direcotor of Fast Speaking Music, a poetry and music label in NYC.

Tuesday 24 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Chase / Lantner / Gray
Allan Chase - saxophones
Steve Lantner - piano
Luther Gray - drums

Wednesday 25 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

“Not-So-Soliloquies” Michael K. Harrist & Zach Pearson

Michael K. Harrist - contrabass, bells and whistles

Zach Pearson - vocal chords and mannerisms, guitar

Harrist and Pearson present an evening of soliloquies for two and duoloquies for one.  The program will include a musical setting of Lucky's speech from Waiting for Godot, a selection of etudes for the contrabass by Michael K. Harrist, and a piece or two from the Chantilly Codex (c. 1350-1400).

Saturday 28 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant Trio

Sunday 29 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Kit Demos’ Dark Matter Series presents

Jeff Platz – guitar /Junko Fujiwara – cello / Lawrence Cook – drums / Kit Demos – bass

With special guest Peter Epipoulio reading new micro fiction works

Monday 30 November @ Outpost, 8:30pm $12

Guy Mintus & Rebecca Felice Zola - duos, trios & quartets

Rebecca Felice Zola - voice

Guy Mintus - piano

Rob Taylor - bass

Noam Israeli - drums 

Israeli born, New York based pianist & composer Guy Mintus will be making his Boston debut meeting Bostonian - now New York based, vocalist Rebecca Zola for an intimate evening of duets, trios and quartets. Collaborating with them will be Boston based drummer Noam Israeli and bassist Rob Taylor. Expect to hear original music from various members of the band along with beloved American songbook pearls.


Israeli pianist, improviser, and composer Guy Mintus is focused on harnessing the power of music to connect people across cultures. He has collaborated with master musicians from Turkey, Greece, Iran, Azerbaijan, India, Cuba & Mali and has participated in multi-disciplinary work with artists in the visual, dance, spoken word and theater worlds. At 24, Guy’s performance credits in the US include the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Apollo Theater. Abroad, he has performed at the Red Sea Jazz Festival, at the Villa Carpegna Jazz Festival in Rome, Samos Young Artists Festival, Greece, and more. Among his honors are two Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards, two Down Beat Magazine Student Awards, an ASCAP award as well as scholarships and grants from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, the Israeli Ministry for Cultural Affairs, and some of the leading music schools in the US. With a diverse musical background, Guy has worked with Grammy winning artists such as Jon Hendricks, Jimmy Cobb, Howard Levy, Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. In 2014, Guy released a live solo album entitled, “The Mediterranean Piano” and will be soon releasing a debut album with the “Offlines Project”, a duo he co-leads with Israeli-Turkish percussionist / oudist Yinon Muallem.


Born and raised in Lexington Massachusetts, 21-year-old Rebecca Zola is now in her fourth year studying vocal performance at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. Rebecca has performed all over New York City, as well as in Boston, with her own group, Zolaband, which she leads and writes the compositions for. Rebecca has studied privately with Elisabeth Lohninger, Richard Harper, Sara Serpa, Godwin Louis, and Carlos Maldonado. Rebecca has released an EP, as well as several live music videos with her band, and will be soon releasing a full-length album. She also teaches privately, and is extremely passionate about music education.