You may have noticed a post yesterday by Paul Muller, reviewing Michael Jon Fink’s new release on Cold Blue Music, and thought, “that’s not Nick or Andrew!” Well good news everyone! Paul Muller is now writing for New Classic LA. He’ll mainly be covering record and concert reviews.
A bit about Paul: he’s a Ventura-based composer of minimalist, ambient electronic music who also plays in the trumpet section of the California Lutheran University orchestra. He is a regular contributor to the weekly online Sound-In events and also writes reviews for Chain D.L.K. and Sequenza21.
I’m so glad to have his help to expand the number of events and releases we can cover. Here’s his review from yesterday:
and here’s a recent one of Gnarwhallaby’s concert at Boston Court:
One other piece of news: the submission system on the calendar page is now live. Send us your shows!
On the off chance that you hadn’t heard yet, this past weekend’s Ojai Festival was a resounding success. Here’s some cool stuff about it:
If you find anything else cool posted about the festival, please leave it in the comments. Thanks!
I am discovering that as soon as you’ve got anything resembling a news blog, people start asking you to review their concerts. This is totally awesome, but, as luck would have it, I’m a busy guy. I’d love to attend and review every concert in town, but there are indeed conflicts in life.
That said, I’d love to have a few more people writing for this site. If you think you can write, and are interested in getting some free tickets and maybe free CDs or whatnot, drop me a line and we’ll work something out.
As always, there are quite a few concerts over on the concert listing page. If you’d like to review one of them in particular, mention that in your message too.