Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Outpost 186 November 2016 Concerts & Events

BERN NIX - Saturday 19 November, 8pm

OUTPOST: 186 ½ Hampshire St. (rear), 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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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 : http://wzbc.org/  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

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 of 3 or more events are available @ $50 per event.
Detailed rate card see OUTPOST PRODUCER'S HANDBOOK

CONTACT: Rob Chalfen, director: robchalfen@hotmail.com
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 robchalfen@hotmail.com, or arrange to show your portfolio. Outpost does not charge artists to display art.

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.
 (this show opened 24 September & will be up for a few months, tbd)

November Concerts & Events:

Tuesday 1 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

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

the Jazz Barracudas

Chris Pitts – sax / Scott Davidson – guitar / Johnny Horner – piano / Richard Hale Shaw – bass / Mike Ball – bass / David Mann - drums

The Jazz Barracudas are a Boston-based jazz group that host a monthly jazz jam every 1st Tuesday at Outpost 186 in Cambridge. Jazz musicians are welcome to sit in, and Jazz Civilians are welcome to join us, listen, ask questions and otherwise be involved: jazz need not be an elitist art!! Come join us on Tuesday 11/1!

Thursday 3 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Holding Cell + Kevin + Fat Shuggy
Holding Cell is a New York experimental noise duo playing very unique improvised music with non conventional instrumentation creating brand new sounds that are definitely like nothing you've never heard before! 

 Kevin is a duet of Cassandra Alexandra (AKA Evan Raczynski) and Kylie Why (Kylie + Evan = Kevin), both traveling from Rhode Island! Both are very unique creative performance artists that will do something very original that will definitely be remembered! And Cassandra is also very great musician who's studied music at Boston College.

Fat Shuggy is a performance artist and experimental musician who classifies their work as horror, and will be performing mostly brand new songs that appear on their new album "Revada Casah Enoy Reve" which was just released on Halloween! Fat Shuggy has studied music and dancing in Guinea (Western Africa) with the great Famadou Konate and he is currently studying music at New England Conservatory.

note : this is the correct date for this show (some calendars showed 14th in error)
Monday 4 November @ Outpost, 8:30pm $10 or b/o 
Leap of Faith

PEK - clarinets, saxophones, double reeds, metal

Glynis Lomon - cello, aquasonic, voice

Bob Moores - trumpet

Dei Xhrist - voice

Yuri Zbitnov - drums, metal

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

Jeff Platz’ Exclamation Point Series!

Pandelis Karayorgis – piano / Kit Demos – bass

Eric Rosenthal – drums / Jeff Platz - guitar

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

The Tree That Falls:
Brandon Hassan - Vocals
John Shafer - Acoustic Guitar
Cristobal Cruz-Garcia - Cello

The Tree That Falls is a collaboration between cellist Cristobal Cruz-Garcia and guitarist John Shafer. TTTF incorporates the modern fingerstyle technique for both guitar and cello, while taking influence from a wide variety of world styles and genres.

Mad Love Orchestra:
Nick Wickstrom - acoustic guitar, vocals / Alison Burik – clarinet /Jon Polit – clarinet / Bengisu Gokce – violin / Gerson Eguiguren – violin / Dan Lay – viola / Julia Hilabrant – cello / Nash Tomey - double bass
Mad Love Orchestra is a project by Nick Wickstrom combining illustrative compositional techniques and large ensemble improvisation with songwriting.

Randy Ross

Thursday 10 November, 8pm

Friday 11 November, 8pm

Saturday 12 November, 8pm

Sunday 13 November Matinee 2:30pm

@ Outpost - $20

Controversial One-Man Show Returns to Outpost 186

 The Chronic Single's Handbook               

 Novelist and indy theater veteran Randy Ross provides an unflinching look at how men feel about sex, love, marriage, and massage parlors.

  "Charming with a side of creepy" The Georgia Straight (Vancouver fringe festival) "A lot of fun to watch." Four Stars (Winnipeg Free Press) (Winnipeg fringe)

"Sharply funny"…"Some of life's tougher punch lines"…"A quality solo show" FringeReview (Edinburgh fringe)

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.” 

The one-hour show has been featured at 13 fringe theater festivals around the U.S., Canada, and in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2015, The Chronic Single's Handbook sold out three shows at Outpost 186.

Please note: The Chronic Single's Handbook carries content warnings for adult situations, adult language, and more adult situations. 

The Writer/Performer: Randy Ross is a Boston-area story-teller, novelist, and Web consultant. His comedic novel, God Bless Cambodia, will be published by The Permanent Press in 2017. His fiction, erotica, and humor have appeared in The Drum, Black Heart Magazine, and ForTheGirls.com, a porn site for women. 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 “Where is the evacuation helicopter?” The Chronic Single's Handbook was inspired by the trip.

Show dates:

Thurs 11/10 at 8PM

Fri 11/11 at 8PM

Sat 11/12 at 8PM

Sun 11/13 matinee at 2:30PM

Tickets: $20 at the door with half-priced specials available. Contact Randy at randy@randyrossmedia.com for more information.

More information:

Twitter: @chronicsingle

Facebook: Randy Ross Writer

Video excerpts from the show:

Note: Harvey Diamond will not have his jam this Saturday, he'll be in the Apple - the jam will resume next Saturday
Saturday 12 November

Sunday 13 November @ Outpost, 8pm Free show, participant entry fee $1

“Doing Stuff, Seeing People”  - comedy/game

A comedy variety show for fun experimentation by local independent comics.

1 dollar, 1 line, 1 get
Local Boston comedians compete in fast paced, quick witted comedy set against the hellscape of Tump's post apocalyptic America.

Twitter - @DStuffCPeople
Facebook - @DStuffCPeople

Thursday 17 November @ October, 8pm $10 or b/o

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club

Charlie Kohlhase - alto, tenor & bari sax / Seth Meicht – tenor & alto sax / Daniel Rosenthal - trumpet & flugelhorn / Josiah Reibstein - tuba / Aaron Darrell – bass / (tba)  - drums

Amanda Ekery

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

"The Music of Apt #3"

Basia Galaj – piano / Amanda Ekery – vocal, piano, flute / Monica Pabelonio - vocal

Come hear a night of music from Basia Galaj, Amanda Ekery and Monica Pabelonio. It will be a mix of pop, funk, jazz and original music! November 18, 8-11pm.

Born in Bydgoszcz, Poland, Basia Galaj entered the world of music at a very young age. Taking an interest in piano at the age of six, she began taking private lessons and continued her classical piano studies in Missio Musica after moving to Warsaw. Not long after this, she began studying voice. She moved to the US in 2011. By her senior year of high school, she became dually enrolled as a student of the California Baptist University, performing with the University choir and continuing her piano and vocal studies.

From 2012-2014 she attended the University of North Texas, where she was pursuing a degree in Jazz Studies. At UNT she has had the opportunity to share the stage with artists such as ten-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin.

As of September 2016, she is attending Berklee College of Music where she is pursing a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production. 


Jazz vocalist, pianist and flutist, Amanda Ekery plays a distinctive combination of traditional, contemporary and original music. Amanda has performed at the Kennedy Center, Washington Women in Jazz Festival, Blue Room in Kansas City, Blue Note in Amsterdam and the Portland Jazz Festival. Her music contains varied influence from Carmen McRae, Led Zeppelin, Sara Serpa, Bill Evans, and Dinah Washington. She has always enjoyed a diverse range of music and incorporates a variety of styles in her performances. 

Amanda is an award-winning composer and vocalist, being selected for the 2015 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Residency, an international competition for young jazz composers and performers. Ms. Ekery received her bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies with a minor in Music Theory from the University of North Texas, graduating with honors and Magna Cum Laude. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the New England Conservatory in Jazz Performance. To stay up to date on performances and join Amanda's newsletter, please visit www.amandaekery.com

Monica Pabelonio is a jazz vocalist that hails from Chicago, Illinois. In 2015, she was the winner of the DownBeat Student Music Award in the Vocal Jazz Soloist category. She has performed with artists such as Dianne Schurr, Peter Eldridge, Deborah Brown, and Kate McGarry. She recently completed her Bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University and is pursuing her Master's in Jazz Performance at New England Conservatory.

Saturday 19 November @ 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 19 November @ Outpost, 8p $20 or b/o

guitar maestro BERN NIX (Ornette Coleman's Prime Time)

Dave Bryant – piano (Ornette’s Prime Time)

Nate McBride - bass

Eric Rosenthal - drums

Sunday 20 November @ Outpost, 7:30 pm $10 or b/o

Dirt Circus

Tree Palmedo – trumpet / Eric Stilwell – trombone / Magdalena Abrego – guitar / Jon Elbaz – piano / Zachary Lavine – bass /Jon Starks - drums

"Dirt Circus is a Boston based collective formed at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada.  They perform original compositions from all members of the group, and specialize in creative and improvised music."


DeiCont | Phillips Collective

Allison Phillips – trumpet / Mike DeiCont – bass / Louis Cohen – guitar / Alex Kirkpatrick – percussion / Connor Parks - drums

Deicont | Philips collective is a project under the guidance of New York born, Amsterdam based trumpeter Allison Philips and bassist Mike Deicont. Currently numbering 5, these friends have come together to perform a repertoire spanning many genres. The group performs both original compositions as well as forward thinking arrangements from Americana to John Coltrane. 

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

Lantner / Chase / Gray

Allan Chase - saxophones

Steve Lantner - piano

Luther Gray - drums

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

Çeşni Duo - Original music inspired by the Ottoman Art Tradition

Tev Stevig - tanbur, 7-string fretless guitar, saz, oud

Michael Harrist - contrabass, yayli tanbur

This month we will be premiering new pieces and arrangements!

Tev and Mike first met by happenstance in Istanbul 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 project is a creative outlet for original composition and improvisation within the style. The concert may include a few favorites from the repertoire as well.


Painting by Anthony Brown: https://anthonyebrown.com/

please note : Tickle Juice will not appear in Nov or Dec - they shall return in Jan.  - thanx 
Friday 25 November

Saturday 26 November @ 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

Tuesday 29 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 0r b/o

joe morris presents


Set 1

Andres Abenante - guitar

Jeffrey Cox - trumpet

Set 2

Joe Morris - bass

Jerome Deupree - drums

Rex Bennett - trombone

Jeffrey Cox - trumpet

Wednesday 30 November @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o
Robbie Pate & Isaac Levien Duo + Caroline Kuhn & Melissa Weikart Duo

Caroline Kuhn – banjo

Melissa Weikart – piano, vocals

Robbie Pate - voice
Isaac Levien - bass

Boston- based jazz vocalist and pianist Robbie Pate was born and raised in Baltimore Maryland, and has performed at several venues in both locations such as, The Beat Brasserie, The LilyPad, MFA in Boston, The Armory Café, Germanos’ Piattini, Johns Hopkins University, and the Museum of African American History. He has also performed at The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Strathmore Theatre with the Baltimore Symphony Pops Orchestra, and Fenway Park with the ZAC BROWN BAND and a put on Prince Tribute concert at the Beat Brasserie in Cambridge.

He has recorded with the Loft Sessions as a choir member with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the BSO POPS conductor Keith Lockhart.

Robert currently performs with a variety of groups such as, The Earth Tones, the Robbie Pate Trio, and just recently formed a new group called AS: Acoustic Soul. Robert will be performing with his trio at the Beehive on October 29th and Jacob Collier and the MIT Jazz Orchestra on December 10th. He has studied at the Baltimore School for the Arts with Kelli Young and Joyce Hubbard, and continued his studies at Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory with Aubrey Johnson, Bradford Gleim, Dominique Eade, Bert Seager and Ran Blake.