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New Classic LA is a website about LA’s best and most interesting new avant-garde/experimental/progressive music.

This website was designed/is run by Nick Norton. Our writers include Alicia Byer, Elliott Goldkind, Elizabeth Hambleton, Cristina Lord, and Paul C. Muller. Adam Borecki helps out with the calendar and some coding.

We’ve got a policy of only featuring/talking about things we/I like. It’s tough making your way as a musician, and I’d prefer to give people no press instead of bad press. Plus, that way, when you come to this site, you know everything you find will be good.

If you’re in LA and have something you would like listed/reviewed/featured/etc. please read this then use the contact form below to submit your information. For events, there’s a submission link on the calendar page. Please also make it clear that you’ve at least had a look at the site. Beethoven and Bach are phenomenal composers, but that’s not what we’re focused on here.

Do not put us on a mailing list without asking first. Please be polite, and check your message for grammar and spelling. We’re here to help out, and have been amazed by some of the poorly written demands for coverage that we’ve received.

As it turns out, reviewing concerts and interviewing people is pretty time consuming. I love it, but if you’d like to help out and write for this site too, please let us know and we can hook something up. It’s unpaid, but does result in free tickets to shows and people being nice to you.

If you’re up for helping out financially (i.e. supporting the domain name, server space, our time and effort), making a donation is easy. Here’s a link:

In the time that I am not running this blog I’m a composer. All sorts of info about that, and my various other projects, is available at

If you have any questions in general, please ask!