Friday, February 24, 2012 @8PM
Outpost 186
186 1/2 Hampshire St.
Inman Square, Cambridge, MA

While mini skirts are more than welcome, and may even get you a surprise at the door, this night is about an altogether other kind of mini: the miniature piece of music.

The miniatures featured in this Junk Kitchen installment are very, very short pieces of music, ranging from a matter of seconds to a minute, maybe two. But anything over two minutes isn't very mini anymore, now is it?

So this program will feature dozens of pieces—composed, improvised, covered or stolen—performed on oboe, piano, vibraphone, guitar, voice, and more!


Special guests!! duo Cotton Candy

& compositions/performances by:
John McDonald, piano
William Kenlon, voice/percussion
Brigham Hall, piano

First Worst Thirst:
Ben Dicke, drums
Esther Viola, oboe
Eric Hofbauer, guitar 



Join us FRIDAY JANUARY 27, 2012 at 8PM

Click here to listen to the show!!!

Have you ever graced through the aisles of a toy store, spotting various musical instruments on display? Has the temptation of creativity hit you enough that you’ve banged out a few chords at the toy piano, broken into a beat on “My First Drum Kit,” or tried to come up with something... anything interesting on a one-octave xylophone in the key of C?

Well, the folks at the Junk Kitchen Concert Series have concocted a remedy for those of you with such childish urges: a musical pursuance that will relieve you of being seen in a toy store and getting kicked out by security. This first installment will feature music written for and improvised on toy instruments and will feature many area performers and special guest Jaggery.

Our mission here is not only to give these instruments their due, but also to pose a challenge to those performing on them. We‘re keeping the Jazz Box in its case, and the Mark 7 at home, 'cause this is a night for musicians to get in the zone with the most interesting sounds this side of Christmas.