Thursday, August 25, 2016

Outpost 186 - September 2016 Concerts & Events

Friday 30 September, 8pm : Valerie Keuhne & Super Coda - avant-salon
FLASH: Valerie Kuehne has broken her foot and cannot attend - Pat Battstone pianist extraordinaire & Kit Demos - bass & electronics guru have rallied to put together a first-rank jazz ensemble for the occasion, so THE SHOW WILL GO ON! - thanx! - Outpost/rc

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.

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

Please Join us for their Monthly Jazz Jam at the Outpost 186!

the Jazz Barracudas

I'm super excited that I have our very own Chris Pitts on Tenor Sax as our featured guest artist.

I really have  enjoyed playing with Chris Pitts over the past couple years with the Jazz Barracudas .

I love how  he is always trying to improve on what he is done before.

In conversations with him about playing jazz, I love hearing his concepts and his approach. 

Gillian De Lear – drums / Christopher Bonnier Pitts - tenor sax / Scott Davidson – guitar / Richard Hale Shaw – bass / Mike Ball – upright bass

Jazz standards plus a jam session with Boston musicians. Please join the Jazz Barracudas and bring your instrument because we're having a wonderful Jazz Jam 

With a fun Jazz Trivia and a Raffle with an amazing Prizes. Refreshments and snacks are included

Friday 9 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

We 5 
Jerry Sabatini - trumpet
Charlie Kohlhase - saxophones
Eric Hofbauer - guitar 
Jacob William - bass 
Curt Newton - drums

Saturday 10 September @ Outpost, 3 – 5 pm, by donation

Harvey Diamond’s “No Fake Book” Jazz Jam

Intrepid piano legend Harvey Diamond leads the adventurous on expeditions into the Unknown

Saturday 10 September @ Outpost, 8pm $20

JD Parran & Harlem Reunion

By popular demand J D Parran and Harlem Reunion return to outpost Boston after

triumphant N Y City performance at J B Dizzy Gillespie Auditorium, Baha’i Center Jazz Tuesdays.

J D Parran - tenor saxophone, flutes and percussion

Alexi Marcelo - piano: electric and acoustic, rhapsodic and bombastic

Larry Roland -  throbbing on the bass and hearts with his spoken word….

tell it all now Ourstory.

Yedidyah Syd Smart  : sunDrummer emeritus of Boston

Wednesday 14 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

The Easter Egg

Thiago Gomes – guitar / Gustavo D'amico – sax / Henrique Eisenmann – piano  Kirsten Lamb – bass / Dor Herskovits - drums

Led by Thiago Gomes, The Easter Egg is the name of his next album coming out at the end of this year.

Thiago will play his new compositions based on collective improvisation.

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

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club Chamber Ensemble

Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & bari sax / tba - tenor sax / Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet & flugelhorn / Bill Lowe – bass trombone / Josiah Reibstein - tuba / tba – bass / Eric Hofbauer – guitar / Curt Newton - drums

Friday 16 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o 
Jessica Bozek & SMALL ANIMAL PROJECT reading series presents

new work from Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Vi Khi Nao, and Beth Steidle

LILLIAN-YVONNE BERTRAM is a 2014 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Poetry Fellowship. Her first book, But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise, was selected by Claudia Rankine as the 2010 Benjamin Saltman Award winner and published by Red Hen Press in 2012. She is also the author of a chapbook, Cutthroat Glamours, and two forthcoming books, A Slice from the Cake Made of Air and Personal Science. She is one-sixth of the poetry collective, Line Assembly. She holds degrees in creative writing from the University of Utah, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Carnegie Mellon University. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at UMASS Boston.
VI KHI NAO is the author of Fish in Exile (Coffee House Press) and was the winner of 2014 Nightboat Poetry Prize and the 2016 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest. Vi’s work includes poetry, fiction, film and cross-genre collaboration. She is the author of two novellas, Swans In Half-Mourning (2013) and The Vanishing Point of Desire (2011)
BETH STEIDLE is a writer, illustrator, and book designer currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has appeared in Fairy Tale Review, Drunken Boat, DIAGRAM, KGB Bar Lit Magazine, Plinth, and several print anthologies. Her first book, The Static Herd, was published by Calamari Press in 2014. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was awarded a poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Saturday 17 September @ Outpost, 3 – 5 pm, by donation

Harvey Diamond’s “No Fake Book” Jazz Jam

Intrepid piano legend Harvey Diamond leads the adventurous on expeditions into the Unknown

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

Leap of Faith

PEK - clarinets, saxophones, double reeds, metal

Charlie Kohlhase - saxophones

Glynis Lomon - cello, aquasonic, voice

2nd String TBD

Yuri Zbitnov - drum, metal

2nd Percussion TBD

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

Dave Bryant Group

Dave Bryant - keyboards

Neil Leonard - saxophones

Jeff Song - cello

Curt Newton - drums

Eric Rosenthal - drums

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

James Merenda & Tickle Juice

James Merenda - alto sax

Tom Duprey - cornet

Vanessa Morris - piano

David Hawthorne - guitar

Scott Sandvik - guitar

Jon Dreyer - bass

Miki Matsuki - drums

Saturday 24 September @ Outpost, 2pm – free

art opening – reception

Ariel Norris - “The Action Is the Juice”

Ariel Danielle Norris works within and without the language of photo-realism. Her paintings confront the poetic violence she sees as inherent in representation, while celebrating the timeless frivolity of the painted surface. She graduated from Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2014. This show surveys her work from her time at school to the present.
incidental music provided by Harvey Diamond 

Saturday 24 September @ Outpost, 3 – 5 pm, by donation
Harvey Diamond’s “No Fake Book” Jazz Jam
Intrepid piano legend Harvey Diamond leads the adventurous on expeditions into the Unknown
Saturday 24 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Kit Demos’ Dark Matter Series

Pat Battstone - piano, electronics

Forbes Graham - trumpet, electronics
Kit Demos - bass, electronics

Joe Mussachia - drums

Jeff Lipsky - painting

Sunday 25 Sept – private event

Tuesday 27 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Steve Lantner Quintet
Forbes Graham - trumpet
Allan Chase - saxophones
Steve Lantner - piano
Joe Morris - bass
Luther Gray - drums

Wednesday 28 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Çeşni Trio - Original music inspired by the Ottoman Art Tradition
Tev Stevig - tanbur, 7-string fretless guitar, saz, oud
Michael Harrist - contrabass, yayli tanbur
Fabio Pirozzolo - hand percussion

Thursday 29 September @ Outpost, 8p $10 or b/o
Jade Collective CD Release Show
Jan Esbra - guitar
Catey Esler - vocals/piano
Artie Sadtler - bass
Willis Edmundson - drums
Opener, TBD
Jade Collective is an original contemporary-jazz/indie folk band led by guitarist, Jan Esbra, and vocalist, Catey Esler. After meeting during their studies at Berklee in 2014, they began writing music together and quickly after, they put together a band with classmates Willis Edmundson on drums and Artie Sadtler on bass. Since then, the band has been featured on Boston's Neighborhood Network TV, Berklee’s Internet Radio (The BIRN), as well as on Boston radio station WMBR 88.1. The group can be seen performing around Boston at The Lilypad, David Friend, Cafe 939, and more. In April 2016, Jade Collective recorded an all-original debut album called "Clarity" that was completely funded by their Indiegogo campaign. "Clarity" will be released September 9th, 2016.

FLASH: Valerie Kuehne has broken her foot and cannot attend - Pat Battstone pianist extraordinaire & Kit Demos - bass & electronics guru have rallied to put together a first-rank jazz ensemble for the occasion, so THE SHOW WILL GO ON! - thanx! - Outpost/rc
Friday 30 September @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Valerie Kuehne & Super Coda present:
“How to lose important things in the storm.”
an avant-variety salon, featuring:

KIT DEMOS - solo bass lifts/aerodynamics/electronics

CRIS SCHAYER : "But god damn, you've got a sturdy foundation"

AUDREY HARRER - harp/electronics/rhapsodic convulsions

Valerie Kuehne -  cello
Pat Battstone - piano & Fender Rhodes


see October schedule

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