Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Outpost 186 October 2018 Concerts & Events

Lewis Porter-Phil Scarff Group - Weds. 17 October

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



3/18 : harpist Charles Overton performing @ Outpost on recent WCVB Ch. 5 Chronicle http://www.wcvb.com/article/youngbloods-charles-overton-and-bobby-dandliker/19412977

VIDEO OF RAS MOSHE at OUTPOST 2 Dec! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCCn9-o4JCE&sns=fb

Poetry Readings at Outpost 186 is a new series curated by renowned poet Ben Mazer, who is currently Poet in Residence at Outpost 186. See link above for complete calendar listings for the series. Series begins Sept. 2017.

May 2017: I was interviewed on Chan. 5 Chronicle program feature on Inman Sq about Outpost:

LIFE DRAWING IS BACK! Sunday mornings 10am - 12:30pm
contact : Elena Saporta : esla@earthlink.net


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. Now no more screwing around with the track lighting, you little bastards! ;)

send us links to your recordings made at Outpost & we will post them.

some video of the 28 Jan. '12 Bern Nix show here

We are saddened at the news of the passing of our friend Bern Nix, May 2017

blogs by our pals:


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 will be available for most public performances @ $100 per single event.
Recurring series of 3 or more events are available @ $75 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.



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

First Tuesdays Jazz Jam

House Band special guests: Blue Donut Safari!

BDS is a high-intensity jazz quintet featuring:

Chris Pitts - tenor sax / Michael Chasse – trombone / Richard Hale Shaw - bass / Mike Ball – bass / Johnny Horner – piano / Gillian Delear – drums, percussion / David Mann – drums

A jazz jam open to the public to listen and for musicians to sit in and join us.

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Friday 5 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Outpost Duo Series

robbie pate – voice, piano + Michael Gary II

Saturday 6 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Citizens' Loft Presents:

Tallboys Record Release Performance with

 Tallboys and the CL House Band!

Monday 8 October @ 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

Tuesday 9 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Ethan Setiawan / Dan Klingsberg Duo + Cole Blouin solo

Ethan Setiawan – mandolin / Dan Klingsberg – bass

+ Cole Blouin – singer/songwriter

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

Matt Minigell – cd release

Matt Minigell is a Boston, Massachusetts-based songwriter, musician, and busker. His lyrical, emotive brand of folk music and whispery, fingerpicked playing style have been compared to artists such as Elliott Smith, Bright Eyes, Ryan Adams, and Nick Drake. 

Matt works steadily as a Folk artist, touring regularly throughout the US and Canada. When he's not on the road, Matt can frequently be found busking in the Boston subways or working on projects in his home studio, Woeful House. His latest album, Pipe Dreaming, is due for release on 10/10/18 via 9 Athens Music and Together Records.

Saturday 13 October  @ Outpost, 4pm – by donation

Poetry Readings at Outpost presents

Fanny Howe & Ben Mazer

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

Grace Herzog - keyboards, percussion 

Shami Ejiet - voice, african drum

Dennis Suozzi - drums 

Cha Feliz - guitar, percussion 

Zack Facco - bass 

Michael Bloom - guitar

ISAO - guitar

Michael Redmond - drums, percussion 

Sunday 14 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Sevag Arzoumanian

Departure Duo - photo by Jonas Tarm

Monday 15 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Departure Duo

Edward Kass - double bass

Nina Guo - soprano

Wednesday 17 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Lewis Porter-Phil Scarff CD Release:

Three Minutes to Four (on Whaling City Sound)

An evening of jazz, ragas, and free improvisations!

Lewis Porter - piano

Phil Scarff - saxes

John Funkhouser - bass

Bertram Lehmann – drums


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

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club

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

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

The Johnny Horner Trio Jazz jam session. Come and play

Johnny Horner – piano / Dave Mann - drums / Ricard-Hale Shaw - bass

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

String Theory presents

Thickness of the Present

PEK - clarinets,  saxophones,  double reeds

Glynis Lomon - cello,  aquasonic,  voice

Grant Beale - guitar

Łukasz Pavlikovsky - cello

Adrienne Schoenfeld - bass

Silvain Castellano - bass

In the early Leap of Faith period (early 90s), we did a number of shows with Strings and myself, in fact, for a while the core trio was myself on reeds, Glynis Lomon on cello, and Craig Schildhauer on bass.  String Theory is the extended string section of the Leap of Faith Orchestra, and the current incarnation of this early period Leap of Faith ensemble.  As well as being the string section of the orchestra, String Theory performs and records independently.  Since we rebooted the Leap of Faith project in 2015, we have released over 10 albums of string and woodwind improvisations…

For this session we have Glynis and myself plus LOFO regulars Silvain Castellano on bass, Grant Beale on guitar and relative newcomers Adrienne Schoenfeld on bass and Lucasz Pavlikovsky on cello.  I’m looking forward to this very low string quartet with guitar and my woodwinds!  Join us for an evening of great string music by some of the finest in Boston area improvisation…

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

the Ad Hoc Music Series presents

Blouin/Kim Duo + Dan O’Brien Solo

Blouin/Kim Duo
Cole Blouin - guitar
Do Yeon Kim - gayageum
Dan O'Brien - solo woodwinds

Tuesday 23 October @ Outpost, 8p $10 or b/o

Chase / Lantner / Gray

Allan Chase - saxophones

Steve Lantner - piano

Luther Gray - drums

Tuesday 24 October  @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

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

Tev Stevig - tanbur, fretless guitar, alterna-telli
Michael K. Harrist - contrabass, yayli tanbur, ney
Fabio Pirozzolo - darbuka, riq, bendir, cajon, tombak, armenian dhol

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

James Merenda & Tickle Juice

James Merenda - alto sax / Tom Duprey – cornet / Vanessa Morris – piano  Paul Dilley &/or 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 October @ Outpost, 8pm $10 or b/o

Kit Demos – bass & electronics
others tba

(Playing the Spoke Protector Metallophone. Photo by Melissa Shook)

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

Vanessa Lefevre & Mitch Ahern

acoustic & electronic experimental improvised music



Thursday 6 December @ Outpost, 8pm $15
Danny Kamins / Jeb Bishop / Damon Smith / Ra Kalam Bob Moses

Danny Kamins (Houston) - baritone saxophone
Jeb Bishop - trombone

Damon Smith - double bass
Ra Kalam Bob Moses - drums and percussion


Saturday 13 October  @ Outpost, 4pm – by donation

Poetry Readings at Outpost presents

Fanny Howe & Ben Mazer

Saturday 17 November @ Outpost, 4pm – by donation

Poetry Readings at Outpost presents

Ryan alvano, Zachary Bos & Thomas Graves

Saturday 8 December  @ Outpost, 4pm – by donation

Poetry Readings at Outpost presents

Geoffrey O’Brien & Ruth Lepson

Saturday 12 January  @ Outpost, 4pm – by donation

Poetry Readings at Outpost presents

Katia Kapovich & Steven Sturgeon

Saturday 9 February  @ Outpost, 5pm – by donation

Poetry Readings at Outpost presents

A. E. Stallings & Stephanie Burt

Saturday 9 March @ Outpost, 4pm – by donation

Poetry Readings at Outpost presents

Marc Vincenz & Kevin Gallagher

Saturday 13 April @ Outpost, 4pm – by donation

Poetry Readings at Outpost presents

Bill Lessard & Rob Chalfen

Saturday 27 April @ Outpost, 4pm – by donation

Poetry Readings at Outpost presents

Jade Alexis Danger Wollin & Raquel Balboni

Saturday 11 May @ Outpost, 4pm – by donation

Poetry Readings at Outpost presents

Matvei Yankelevich & Simone White



Occasional Series:

Rob Chalfen presents: subconsciouscafe new chamber music series
Rob Chalfen's long-running improvised music series continues at OUTPOST. Innovative chamber music at play on the spectra of jazz, electronic, classical and world. Also may be dug by the non-subconscious mind. robchalfen@hotmail.com

Dave Bryant - veteran Ornette Coleman Living Color pianist presents an ever-changing ensemble of originals and avant classics (jazz) Monthly, tba

Jessica Bozek presents : The Small Animal Project Reading Series - poetry & fiction (occas. Tuesdays)

Jacob Williams Para Quintet - the great bassist presents various combinations


Boston Poetry Marathon - annually, usually 2nd weekend of August 
Regular Monthly Series:
1st Tuesdays:  jazz jam

4th Tuesdays: Steve Lantner presents: jazz originals & free-improv with a tight group of sympaticos

4th Wednesdays: Michael K. Harrist presents Original Music drawing from the Ottoman Art Tradition


3rd Thurdays: Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club - challenging & humorous arranged pieces by Kohlhase, John Tchicai, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker & others, mid-size ensembles (jazz)

4th Fridays: James Merenda presents Tickle Juice - featuring James Merenda - alto sax & his regular band (jazz) "high-energy original music, jazz & beyond!"

4th Saturdays: Kit Demos presents Dark Matter Series
This disclaimer is for reflexive and tautological purposes only, and may not be construed as eluding responsibility for any errors, typos, or logical absurdities, real or imagined, that may be contained in this notice, without further notice.
Thank you,
Harlan T. Flash
Corresponding Secretary,
Outpost World Enterprises

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