Saturday, March 26, 2016

Outpost 186 Concerts & Events, April 2016

Brandon Sherman Quartet - Sunday 17 April, 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:    Monika Plioplyte  - Opening Reception: Thursday 4 February, 7-10pm
Upcoming: new show opening reception Sunday 24 April, 7-10
article on Iron Wolf Press in Big Red & Shiny:
outpost events schedule: 
Friday 1 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Nick Joliat / Matt Hull / Spontaneous Trio
Three small groups playing short sets covering original material.

Set 3 : Spontaneous Trio : Chris Southiere - drums / Max Ridley - bass / Dylan Sherry - saxophones

Saturday 2 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Fluid Collective

Daniele Germani - alto
Alessio Pignorio - guitar
Giuseppe Campisi - bass
Juan Ale Saenz - drums

Tuesday 5 April @ Outpost, 8pm free

the Jazz Barracudas “love is in the Air”

Gillian De Lear – drums / Chris Pitts - tenor sax /Richard Shaw – bass

Mike Ball – bass / Scott Davidson – guitar

Special guest : Phil Grenadier - trumpet

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

Thursday 7 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Michael Vlatkovich Quartet
+ Charlie Kohlhase/Aaron Darrell Duo (opening)

Michael Vlatkovich – trombone, compositions / Jonathan Golove - electrc cello / Steve Baczkowski - baritone sax / John Bacon - drums

The Vlatkovich 4tet is an ensemble of possibilities. The group focus is to explore and create new possibilities. The possibility of four musicians moving the jazz tradition forward by their non traditional interactions of melody, accompaniment, harmony, and rhythm. The quartet explores the relationships each of the instruments in the group have with one another. The possibility of changing the orchestration. The possibility of instrumental roles expanding and contracting. The possibility of possibilities is the quest. Creating new music that changes with each listening. Changing not to make the composition unrecognizable, but to develop the core ideas and concepts, to explore all the possibilities. The 4tet demonstrates that the possibilities are infinite.

+ Charlie Kohlhase/Aaron Darrell Duo (opening)

Charlie Kohlhase – saxes / Aaron Darrell - bass

Saturday 9 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Platz / Ei / Demos / Karayorgis

Taichiro Ei - percussion
Kit Demos - bass
Pandelis Karayorgis - piano
Jeff Platz - guitar

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

STINO Quartet

STINO - guitar

Dylan Coleman - double bass

Thomas Wandell - drums

Rafael  "Ruffus" Aguiar - alto sax

The STINO Quartet will be performing a variety compositions written by members of the group and improvising. Music starts at 8pm. A five dollar donation is suggested.

Tuesday 12 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

PocketBusker Open Mic
The PocketBuskers are a collective of acoustic singers and musicians that perform in Harvard Sq during the outdoor season. We always welcome new players and friends. Please come in and sing a few songs!

Wednesday 13 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant Quartet

Dave Bryant – keyboards
Neil Leonard – saxophones
Jacob William – bass

Rick Landwehr – drums

Thursday 14 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Charlie Kohlhase presents solos/duos/trios

Charlie Kohlhase – saxes / John Ehlis – guitar / Eric Hofbauer - guitar

Friday 15 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Felipe Mendes Group + Ricardo Pinzón Quintet

Felipe Mendes Quintet

Felipe Mendes - guitar 

Alex Madeline - tenor sax

Rina yamazaki - piano 

James Heazlewood - bass

Javier Robiou - drums 


Ricardo Pinzón Quintet

Ricardo pinzon - guitar

Kei matsumaru-  sax

Ryan fedak - vibes

Soso gelovani - bass

Juan chiavassa - drums

Saturday 16 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Fluid Collective

with special guest Ra Kalam Bob Moses - drums
Daniele Germani - alto
Alessio Pignorio - guitar
Giuseppe Campisi - bass
Juan Ale Saenz - drums

Sunday 17 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Brandon Sherman Quartet + The Gown of Entry

The Gown of Entry (opening)

Eliot Cardinoaux - piano

Alex Harper - tenor sax

Aaron Edgcomb - drums


Brandon Sherman Quartet

Brandon Sherman - trumpet

Drew Wesely - guitar

Zach Lavine - double bass

Aaron Edgcomb - drums

West Coast based Trumpeter/Award-Winning Composer Brandon Sherman brings a new jazz and improvisational ensemble to the Boston Area featuring original compositions and improvisations. Local band, The Gown of Entry, will open for the Brandon Sherman Quartet.

Monday 18 April - private recording session

Wednesday 20 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

joe morris presents

ARCADE Cambridge

Joe Morris - bass

Jerome Deupree - drums

Will Greene - alto & tenor sax

Thursday 21 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club

Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & baritone saxes / Seth Meicht - tenor & alto saxes / Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet & flugelhorn / Josiah Reibstein – tuba / Kit Demos - bass / Curt Newton - drums

Friday 22 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

James Merenda & Tickle Juice + Morris / Sandvik Duo

James Merenda - alto saxophone / Tom Duprey – cornet / David Hawthorne – bass / Vanessa Morris – piano / Scott Sandvik - guitar / Miki Matsuki - drums

opening: Morris / Sandvik Duo

Vanessa Morris – voice / Scott Sandvik - guitar

Saturday 23 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Kit Demos’ Dark Matter Series presents

Jim Hobbs - sax

Jeff Platz - guitar

Todd Brunel- clarinet

Kit Demos -  bass

Eric Andrews - drums

Jeff Lipsky - painting

Sunday 24 April @ Outpost, 7-10pm artist reception, free

Iron Wolf Press and Outpost 186 are proud to present “NEVER NOTHING” an exhibition and multimedia experience

The work will be on view from April 14th - June 2nd. Local rockers Tyler and The Names will be joining us during the opening reception with a musical performance.

This event celebrates both the new work of Iron Wolf Press members and the 2nd anniversary of the collaborative space, and serves as a fundraiser for on going projects. Please join us for this happy occasion, light refreshments will be served along side our excitement to share a year’s worth of progress, production and innovation with the community. Exhibiting members include:

Monika Plioplyte

Donny Morin

Gina Biondo

Raleigh Strott

Ryan Valentine

Allison Hylant

Siobhan Henegan

Kelly McQuilkin 

All works will be available for sale, in addition to small works, ephemera and other crafts.

Iron Wolf Press is committed to working collectively; each distinct and vibrant voice of every member amplified by working together, with the result of a powerful, diverse creative community. A collection of local and less local alumni including MassArt, SMFA and Pratt, Iron Wolf Press keeps the home fires burning, the rollers a-rollin’ and the brayers a-brayin’.

“NEVER NOTHING” will be on view April 14th - June 2nd during listed events or by appointment. Please bring your friends to meet our friends for the opening reception on Sunday, April 24th so we can be friends, so we might do this every weekend.

Tuesday 26 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Lantner / Gray Steve Lantner - piano Luther Gray - drums note: we regret that Andria Nicodemou cannot make the gig.

please note: this show has been rescheduled for Sunday 1 May, 8pm
Wednesday 27 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Çeşni Trio

Original music inspired by the Ottoman Art Tradition

Friday 29 April @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Meta Collective Christian Cahill –  guitar / John Starks – drums /Alex Quinn - trumpet / Zachary Lavine - bass / Adam Tuch – piano / Eric Stillwell – trombone
We are playing mostly original compositions as well pieces by Carla Bley, Eric Dolphy, and Ornette


Saturday 30 April & Sunday 1 May, 10am – 6pm
Life Drawing Marathon Weekend April 30 – May 1

Two days of intensive and relaxed figure drawing comes to the Outpost this weekend. Two hour rotating models in singles and couples will pose throughout the 10-6 two day marathon.
All media and all levels are welcomed. 

Live quiet improvisational music accompanies each pose. A lunch break is scheduled for each day.

There will be room for a maximum of 12 participants each day to allow ample space to assure a clear line of vision. 

Professional models, a new model every 2 hours.
A variety of model types, solo and couple poses. Short and long poses.
$30 for a 3 hour daily pass, that can be spread out over a day.
$70 for each day, 8 hours of drawing/painting $125 for a two day pass.
For more information, please feel free to inquire at