Shrinking arts coverage – how soon is now?

We’ve all seen signs of diminishing arts and culture coverage in New York’s two premier daily newspapers, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Now, a Deadline Hollywood article has spelled out some putative specifics.

Playlist.

Chöying Drolma & Steve Tibbetts, Mayhem, Laraaji, Ken Thomson, Mary Halvorson Octet, and other select sounds playing lately at Night After Night HQ.

Prologue: November 2016

“April is the cruellest month,” T.S. Eliot wrote in The Waste Land, but anyone who has endured the present electoral cycle in the United States, or even watched it from afar, might beg to differ. Accordingly, this month on The Log Journal we’re focusing on politics in music, in all of its various forms.

An arts-journalism revolution begins in Boston.

The Boston Globe became the epicenter of the arts-journalism world upon announcing Oct. 31 that Zoë Madonna, an award-winning classical music critic who’d been contributing to the Globe as a freelance reviewer and reporter since Sept. 2015, had been engaged to a temporary full-time position that would be funded by a nonprofit consortium.

Early Audition: Qasim Naqvi, Chronology

Composer and Dawn of Midi drummer Qasim Naqvi is set to release a new album of moody, compelling synthesizer music on Nov. 4, but we’re going to let you hear it right now.

Playlist.

Michael Pisaro, Meshuggah, Graham Lambkin, Carl Stone, Ghédalia Tazartès, and other select sounds playing lately at Night After Night HQ.

Early Audition: The Living Earth Show, Dance Music

The Living Earth Show, the explosive Bay Area new-music duo of electric guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andy Meyerson, is set to unleash its sophomore full-length album, Dance Music, via New Amsterdam Records on Oct. 28, and will celebrate at National Sawdust on Oct. 21. And to get you in the mood to celebrate, we’re going to let you hear the whole thing ahead of time, exclusively.

Playlist.

Van der Graaf Generator, Linda Catlin Smith, Vanessa Rossetto, and other select sounds playing lately at Night After Night HQ.

Sound and vision: Charlotte Moorman’s New York.

No lover of modern music and/or contemporary art can afford to miss A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s-1980s, a lively, illuminating, persuasive exhibition on view through Dec. 10 at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery.

Brandon Stosuy: Writing about music for children

As editor in chief of The Creative Independent, Brandon Stosuy is helping to enable artists and innovators to share advice and anecdotes concerning their creative processes. Partisans of outstanding music journalism and cognoscenti of aural extremes have known and relied upon Stosuy for years. In October, Stosuy added a new line to his burgeoning C.V. with his first children’s book, Music Is….