AMN Site Status: Interviews, Reviews, Facebook

Avant Music News continues to grow with over 2160 Facebook followers, and nearly 1800 followers on Twitter.  I remember at one point thinking that 300 followers would be the most we’d ever be able to obtain.  So glad I was wrong.

Some of you may have noticed that we’re now conducting original interviews.  You can read all two of them here.  So far it has gone well, and we hope to continue conducting more interviews in the future.  If you’re a musician or composer who would like to be interviewed, or if you know someone who you think we should interview, feel free to contact us.

We’ve received a record number of requests to review releases in the last two months.  Despite publishing more reviews than ever in September, we still get about 20 review requests for each published review.  That means that 19 out of 20 go unreviewed.  Please don’t take any lack of response on our part as an indication that we don’t like your music.  Often, we do, but there is just so much time in the day.  There are only four of us writing reviews regularly at this point, and I’d like to bump that number up a bit.  Thus, if you’d like to write a review or two per month for AMN, please also contact us.

Finally, we share / republish all of articles on our Facebook feed.  However, Facebook has been letting fewer and fewer people see the articles in this feed, while simultaneously asking us for money to ensure that more people see said articles.  We are not willing to part with money for this service, but can’t complain since it is free.  However, if you are missing AMN articles on your Facebook feed, try this: On our Facebook page find the button that says “Liked”, click on it, and select “Get Notifications”.  That way you shouldn’t miss a thing.  Hopefully.

Portland in October

From Portland’s Creative Music Guild:

OUTSET SERIES
Carson McWhirter & Andrew Jones
October 2, 2013 — 8pm (ends by 10)
$5-15, sliding scale
Revival Drum Shop
1465 NE Prescott Ave

CONFLUENCE: THE VISITING ARTIST SERIES
Vandermark / Wooley & Demolition Duo
October 9, 2013 — 8PM
$10 – 15, sliding scale
The Piano Fort
1715 SE Spokane St.

OUTSET SERIES
Existence Habit & Total Life
October 16, 2013 — 8PM (ends by 10PM)
$5 – 15, sliding scale
Revival Drum Shop
1465 NE Prescott Ave

Cafe OTO in October

Charles Gayle
Charles Gayle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Lonon’s Cafe OTO:

CRANC WITH ELS VAN RIEL
TUE 1 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

LANGHAM RESEARCH CENTRE AND PETER BLEGVAD PRESENT “ESCHATOLOGY… AND JOHN CAGE”
WED 2 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £7 adv / £8 on the door

DAICHI YOSHIKAWA, DIMITRA LAZARIDOU-CHATZIGOGA, GRUNDIK KASYANSKY (TRIO) + PAUL ABBOTT / JENNIFER ALLUM (DUO)
FRI 4 OCTOBER ’13 • OTO PROJECT SPACE • £3

SMERALDINA-RIMA LABEL NIGHT AND RECORD RELEASE PARTY: SHELDON SIEGEL + JOACHIM BADENHORST + ALEX MONK + JACK ALLETT
FRI 4 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £6 adv / £8 on the door

MALCOLM GOLDSTEIN
SAT 5 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

WORKSHOP CONCERT SERIES: DANIEL KORDIK/IRIS IDERER/ED LUCAS/GERRY GOLD/JENNIFER ALLUM/EDDIE PREVOST/JAMES O’SULLIVAN’
SUN 6 OCTOBER ’13 • 3:00PM • OTO PROJECT SPACE • £5 / £4 conc.

METAL ROUGE + CHALAQUE
SUN 6 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £7 adv / £8 on the door

HUNTSVILLE
MON 7 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

RASHAD BECKER / ASHLEY PAUL / VALERIO TRICOLI
TUE 8 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

KRAAK PRESENTS: KÖHN + FLORIS VANHOOF + BENJAMIN FRANKLIN + LIEVEN MARTENS MOANA + MAAN
WED 9 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £6 adv / £8 on the door

SMEGMA + CONTROL UNIT
THU 10 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £12 adv / £14 on the door

AS ALIKE AS TREES — CONTINUITIES AND VARIATION — A CELEBRATION OF FOURTEEN YEARS OF AN IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP
SAT 12 OCTOBER ’13 • 3PM • PROJECT SPACE • £3
SAT 12 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door
SUN 13 OCTOBER ’13 • 3PM • PROJECT SPACE • £5
SUN 13 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

SEYMOUR WRIGHT + JEAN-LUC GUIONNET
MON 14 OCTOBER ’13 • 6:30PM • OTO PROJECT SPACE • £3 adv/door, £5 3-day pass
TUE 15 OCTOBER ’13 • 6:30PM • OTO PROJECT SPACE • £3adv/door, £5 3-day pass
WED 16 OCTOBER ’13 • 6:30PM • OTO PROJECT SPACE • £3adv/door, £5 3-day pass

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE – ACOUSTIC PSYCHEDELIA SET
MON 14 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

MARC RIBOT TRIO WITH HENRY GRIMES & CHAD TAYLOR // TWO DAY RESIDENCY
TUES 15 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £16 adv / £20 door / £30 two day pass
WED 16 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £16 adv / £20 door / £30 two day pass

DUANE PITRE + KAUMWALD + OLIVER BARRETT
THU 17 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

BLACK TWIG PICKERS
FRI 18 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

ELECTRA PRESENTS FWD: ROCK SPLITS BOYS
SAT 19 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £5/£3 conc.

THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL PISARO AND MAKIKO NISHIKAZE @ THE ROUND CHAPEL
SAT 19 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

LOUIS MOHOLO-MOHOLO QUARTET
SUN 20 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £8 adv /£10 on the door

KEN VANDERMARK / PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE (DUO)
MON 21 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

KAMMER KLANG: KAFFE MATTHEWS + STEPHANE GINSBURGH PLAY RZEWSKI & SHLOMOWITZ
TUE 22 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £7 adv / on the door

BORBETOMAGUS + JUNZO SUZUKI + TWILIT GROTTO
WED 23 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

ZOMES + MASAKI BATOH + HIGH WOLF
THURS 24 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

UPSET THE RHYTHM PRESENTS: NATE YOUNG + GARY WAR + PURPLE PILGRIMS
SAT 26 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

COLIN STETSON // TWO DAY RESIDENCY
SUN 27 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • SOLD OUT
with guests: Ex-Easter Island Head
MON 28 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • SOLD OUT
with guests: John Edwards / Guillaume Viltard (duo)

CHARLES GAYLE TRIO
TUE 29 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

BILL ORCUTT + MIKE COOPER + LAURA CANNELL & ANDRÉ BOSMAN
WED 30 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

PAUL METZGER
THU 31 OCTOBER ’13 • 8PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door