Saturday, April 29, 2017

Outpost 186 May 2017 Concerts & Events

Çeşni TrioWednesday 24 May 8pm Original music inspired by the Ottoman Art Music Tradition

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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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

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:
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 EXHIBIT: Michael Manning - photography

Tuesday 2 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jazz Barracudas Jazz Jam

Chris Pitts - tenor sax / Michael Chasse – guitar / Richard Hale Shaw - electric upright bass / Michael Ball - upright acoustic bass / Alan rowe – piano / Johnny Horner – piano / David Mann – drums

March madness ensues at the highly acclaimed Outpost 186 when the Jazz Barracudas take the stage with their swinging groovy tunes influenced by jazz composers from Coleman Hawkins, Wayne Shorter, to Joe Henderson.
Thursday 4 May @ Outpost, 8pm $12 (plus live recording $25 total)
Twangville Presents:
Austin Lucas & Dan Blakeslee

Austin Lucas – vocals, acoustic guitar
Opening : Dan Blakeslee
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Austin Lucas
No one ever said country music had to be simple, and when Austin Lucas began thinking about the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2013 album Stay Reckless he had a lot on his mind. The Indiana troubadour wanted to do something not only different from his own work, but unlike anything else being done in the realm of country music and Americana. Between The Moon And The Midwest marries traditional & cosmic country sounds with sharp, vivid storytelling in a fully realized album concept.

The songs began to emerge during the 2011 Stay Reckless sessions and tour cycle; a tumultuous time masked by non-stop life on the road. With his marriage dissolving, Lucas began pouring his pain into fictionalized characters. Stay Reckless captured the experience of his divorce, and Lucas put those first few songs on the backburner while he toured heavily behind the album and avoided reflecting on the state of his personal life.

Two years later he found himself dealing with crippling anxiety and depression. Returning to the songs with a darker perspective while drawing on his life experience in rural Indiana, he crafted an intimate song cycle capturing the intricacies of friendship, love, betrayal, and the pain arising from the nature of those relationships. Being in a state of despair allowed Lucas to inhabit the characters in the story and he emerged from the darkness with the songs for Between The Moon And The Midwest.

Citing influences like Buck Owens and George Jones, Lucas had wanted to record a fully country album since 2011’s A New Home In The Old World. Enlisting the help of Joey Kneiser – guitarist and vocalist of the Tennessee band Glossary- they crafted a sound that, while rooted in outlaw and hard country, was infused with 60s psychedelic pop like the Zombies and the Beach Boys circa Pet Sounds. The result is a finely produced sound layered with guitar, vocal harmonies and atmospheric harmonics. Between The Moon And The Midwest is unique in its mix of sounds, songwriting, and influences.


With a suitcase of songs, Maine folk troubadour Dan Blakeslee ventured into the subways of Boston in 1995 to practice his craft. He has been making music and art throughout New England ever since, leading him to tour the U.S. performing with The Low Anthem, David Wax Museum, Lydia Loveless, The Lumineers, Liam Finn, Brown Bird, Joe Fletcher, Death Vessel and Kimya Dawson among others. In 2015 his dream of playing Newport Folk Festival became a reality, the location where Bob Dylan went electric 50 years earlier. Blakeslee is unafraid to bare his very soul on stage, emptying a loaded cache of emotion and passion onto the stage for all to witness, explore and devour.

Blakeslee will be releasing The Alley Walker, a new studio album, later this year.   

Friday 5 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 students $15 general

Robbie Pate Duo Series

8:30pm Catey Esler - voice & Jan Esbra - guitar

9:30pm Robbie Pate – voice & Julian Loida - percussion

Robbie Pate will be exploring various genres of music through acoustic duos with guest artists from the Boston area.

Saturday 6 May @ Outpost, 8pm $5 or b/o


Grace Herzog – keyboards, percussion
Sylvie Leys - saxophones, recorder, voice
Cha Feliz – guitar, percussion
Dennis Suozzi – drums, guitar
Zack Facco - bass
Michael Redmond – drums, percussion
there may be some special guests.

Sunday 7 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o 
International Guitar Workshop Fundraising Event

Max Fletcher and Luke Burrell – classical guitars

Zaira Meneses' career started at 15 years old when she began traveling internationally to attend guitar masterclasses, workshops, and performance recitals.  Meneses' dream is to encourage young students to travel the world with her in a safe and healthy environment. 

There are many benefits to traveling internationally at a young age; besides learning about new countries and cultures, and meeting new international friends and people, students learn how to fund-raise for the expenses of their trip in a fun and effective way, using the same model as Meneses did when living in Mexico at 15 years old. In her hometown of Xalapa, Meneses organized fund-raising concerts for herself in various churches, homes, and schools. She was not only able to pay for her own airplane tickets, she also created a new entrepreneurial initiative: "Concierto a Beneficencia".

In this spirit, Max Fletcher (Meneses' Guitar Performance student from the New England Conservatory of Music) has organized numerous concerts in the local Boston Area and online. Together, they will perform to fund-raise for students who wish to attend Meneses' workshops in Europe.


Thursday 11 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

ChagallPAC Sax Quartet
Dennis Shafer – soprano sax / Eckbert Sierra – alto sax / Sean Mix – tenor sax / Morgan Smallwood – baritone sax / Teerapat Parnmongkol – electronics / Solmaz Kafi – piano / Julee Avallone – flute

The Chagall Performance Art Collaborative Saxophone Quartet will premiere two works for saxophone quartet by Teerapat Parnmongkol and also perform the music of Mozart in this cozy recital space. Other composers will include Jeanine Rueff and Charles Koechlin in this evening of music spanning the Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary Periods.

Friday 12 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Fo, Fa, Seng! (The Chronicles of Chan) A Shadow Puppet Story  
 Season one – episode five

A shadow puppet story, performed with live original music, including small vignettes and a feature presentation, written and directed by Nick Wickstrom.

Nick Wickstrom - puppets, Gu Zheng 

Cristobal Cruz Garcia - cello/percussion

Bengisu Gokce - violin/percussion

After the Fall of the Great Dharma Wheel,

...two of the monks were swept to the West, where they found temporary refuge in tea from a faceless man.

...the other monk swept to the east-- where he found a strange fish...with glowing eyes.

Saturday 13 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o


Ricardo Pinzon - guitar & composition

Kei Matsumaru - alto sax

Jose Soto – piano

Stefano Battaglia - double bass

Juan Chiavassa - drums

Original Contemporary Jazz Compositions, by Berklee and NEC students and graduates. 

Melodically rich and very rhythmic music, with a lot of improvisation. 

Tuesday 16 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

H&J Hymnal Jazz Night 

Hanna Kim - flute

Joseph Jun Hyuk Seo - drums

Seyun Park - piano

Marcelo Maccagnan - upright bass

Hanna Kim is a multi-talented jazz flutist, composer, arranger and a bandleader who recently graduated from the Berklee College of music. She has begun a distinguished career as a performer, composer and arranger. Her band H&J Quintet being selected from a very competitive field to play and compose for one of the event, 2017 Spring Artweek in Boston. Her band will demonstrate their professional sense of the music in this concert with various styles of hymnal jazz and original jazz with different grooves such as baiao, samba, bossa nova, odd meter, and ballad. Each musicians in this band has been known for outstanding skills, unusual gifts, and sophisticated phrasing.  

Wednesday 17 May @ Outpost, 8pm Free

Boston Microtonal Society presents
students of the Berklee and New England Conservatory microtones classes together in performances of their compositions

Thursday 18 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club

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

Music by Graham Connah, Aaron Darrell, Elmo Hope, Charlie Kohlhase, Makanda Ken McIntyre and John Tchicai. 

Friday 19 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Johnny Horner Trio ~ jam session

Johnny Horner – piano / Mike Ball – bass / Gillian DeLear - drums

Jazz music. One hour concert, then a jam session

Saturday 20 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

String Theory - Angular Distortion

PEK - clarinets, saxophones, double reeds

Glynis Lomon - cello, aquasonic, voice

Mimi Rabson - violin

Matt Scutchfield - violin

Silvian Castellano – bass

String Theory is the expanding string section of the Leap of Faith Orchestra along with the horns of PEK. 

Pure improvisation invoking the sonorities of orchestral strings and woodwinds….

Bruce Lee Gallanter (Downtown Music Gallery) on String Theory – Condensed Phases of Matter…

"This disc contains some of the best, most engaging strings and reeds quartet music I’ve heard. Most often quite mesmerizing."

Sunday 21 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

The Ad hoc Music Series Improvisation Night

O’Brien/Beale Duo + Will Greene Trio

 O’Brien/Beale Duo : a set of improvised music and compositions by Grant Beale - guitar & Dan O’Brien - reeds

 The Will Greene Trio

 Will Greene – guitar

Sam Fribush – Nord organ

Jon Starks – drums

Monday 22 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Jessica Bozek & SMALL ANIMAL PROJECT reading series presents

Shauna Barbosa, Andrew K Peterson, Andrew Wessels

photo : Rob Miller

Tuesday 23 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Lantner / Chase / Nicodemou / Gray
Allan Chase - saxophones
Andria Nicodemou - vibes
Steve Lantner - piano
Luther Gray - drums

Wednesday 24 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Çeşni Trio - Original music inspired by the Ottoman Art Music Tradition

Tev Stevig - tanbur, 7-string fretless guitar, alterna-telli

Michael Harrist - contrabass, yayli tanbur, ney

Fabio Pirozzolo - darbuka, riq,bendir, cajon, tombak, armenian dhol

We've been working on new material and rearranging old pieces.  We will include Ross Daly compositions in this months program.

Friday 26 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

James Merenda & Tickle Juice

James Merenda - alto sax / Tom Duprey – cornet / Vanessa Morris – piano / Paul Dilley - guitar / Scott Sandvik – guitar  / Maria Gorkun – violin /Jon Dreyer – bass / Miki Matsuki - drums

With their debut album Roots to the Stars in 2014, improvisation meets liquid jazz, Bulgarian reggae and Michael Jackson at a rock concert, shaken (not stirred) with your local orchestra and resident street musicians. These parched and passionate improvisers meet the music of James Merenda, exploring beyond where dreams take you.

Saturday 27 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Kit Demos’ Dark Matter Series

Eliot Cardineaux - piano

Gary Fieldman - drums

Todd Brunel - clarinet

Kit Demos - bass

Sunday 28 May @ Outpost, 8pm, by donation 
Pop Filter Boston Fundraiser
Please join Pop Filter's Adam Blotner, Jenny Pinzari, Matthew Tobin, Brian Del Toro, and Joe Headrick for an intimate evening to support their journey to the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

Featuring Live Musical Performance from Pop Filter!
Adam Blotner - Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Jenny Pinzari - Vocals
Brian Del Toro - Electric Guitar
Matthew Tobin - Keyboard/Bass
Joe Headrick - Drums

Monday 29 May @ Outpost, 8:30 pm $10 or b/o

Shutz Vtet

Jasper Dutz - alto sax & bass clarinet
Jacob Shulman - tenor sax
Kalia Vandever - trombone

Daryl Johns – bass

Robin Baytas - drums

Shutz Vtet is a jazz quintet that started in Los Angeles in 2011 after a group of friends won the Angel City Jazz Festival's Young Artist Competition. It features the ecclectic compositions and seasoned blend of Kalia Vandever, Jasper Dutz, and Jacob Shulman.

Wednesday 31 May @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Dave Bryant Quintet

Dave Bryant - keyboards

Tom Hall - tenor saxophone

Eric Hofbauer - guitar

Jacob William - bass

Miki Matsuki - drums