Free Music Listings Updated

We just finished updating our free music listings to include many of the albums from 2016 that you can stream or download at no cost. Sure, there are plenty of additional albums from this year that fall into the broad definition of avant-garde, but these are ones that we featured on the site in one way or another, and are all great in their own way. Enjoy your listening, and pay the artists for copies if you find something you really like.

That’s all for now. Happy holidays.

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2016 Best of Lists from Around the Web: Part VI

It’s that time again. We gather best-of-2016 lists from around the web and provide links here. The AMN full Best of 2016 is coming in early January. Stay tuned…

The NPR jazz critic’s poll
The Chicago Reader’s best jazz of 2016
Derek Taylor’s best of 2016
The Boston Globe’s top 10 jazz albums

Previous Best of 2016 Lists
https://avantmusicnews.com/2016/07/03/avant-music-news-best-of-2016-so-far/
https://avantmusicnews.com/2016/12/06/best-of-2016-lists-part-i/
https://avantmusicnews.com/2016/12/11/2016-best-of-lists-from-around-the-web-part-ii/
https://avantmusicnews.com/2016/12/14/2016-best-of-lists-from-around-the-web-part-iii/
https://avantmusicnews.com/2016/12/18/2016-best-of-lists-from-around-the-web-part-iv/
https://avantmusicnews.com/2016/12/21/2016-best-of-lists-from-around-the-web-part-v/

Thurston Moore and John Zorn New Year’s Show Previewed

English: Thurston Moore at the 2008 Brooklyn B...

Source: Bedford and Bowery.

If you missed Thurston Moore and John Zorn jamming at Rough Trade last month, here’s your chance to make up for it and then some. On December 31, at 8pm, they’ll again team up for some sax and guitar improv, but this time No Wave pioneer Ikue Mori, of DNA, will be chiming in on electronics. Cellist Okaying Lee will also be in the mix.

Upcoming Houston and Mexico City Concerts

Source: Houston’s Nameless Sound.

Ran Blake
under James Turrell’s Skyspace at Live Oak Friends Meeting House
1318 West 26th St, HOUSTON, TX 77008
Saturday, January 7, 2017
SUNSET CONCERT
Doors open at 4:30pm. Concert begins at 5pm (on time) in order to coincide with the sunset and James Turrell’s Skyspace. The second set will be performed with Turrell’s Night Piece.
– FREE Admission –
Ran Blake (Boston, MA) – piano

Acuerdo de Musica Libre/Free Music Agreement
Concerts in Mexico City, co-presented with CEPROMUSIC – January 13, 14, 15
Concerts in Houston, co-presented with MECA – January 21, 22
Each concert is different, featuring multiple sets by varying ensemble combinations
Houston concerts are held at MECA
1900 Kane St, HOUSTON, TX 77004
Saturday, January 21 8pm
Sunday, January 22 5pm