Matt Esposito’s Favorite Albums of 2015

I’m not really competitive and into lists and all, but it is that season after all. So I’m stoked to share a super subjective list of albums I’ve compiled that I’d consider my total favorites from all of 2015. I cut it to 15 because I would be writing for days if included all of the […]

Matt James’ Favorite Albums of 2015

As we wind down the year that was in 2015, I’ve decided to continue with what hopes to be a tradition by sharing a list of both my favorite albums and favorite shows of the year. Every time I turned around, there seemed to be yet another great record released, and process of whittling down my […]

A Moody 2015

With 2015’s approaching close and the music news cycle slowed down to a halt, it’s time to reflect on highlights of the year, or in my case, its nadirs. I cobbled up a playlist of my favorite darker, slower songs that were released this year. These songs are the ones that always stick with me most powerfully. […]

Fresh Beets: UK, March 2015

The United Kingdom is constantly generating music of major interest to us at Neat Beet. Look below for a Spotify playlist and intel on each artist’s activities, release schedule and any live dates planned. This playlist features a good balance of returning veterans and nascent acts. Blur are back! Today saw the release of “Lonesome Street,” the lead […]

Matt James’ Favorite Albums of 2014

Happy Holidays Neat Beeters! As the ‘Beet comes up on its first full year of existence and I celebrate my first several months as a contributor to the site, I’ve decided to share some of my reflections on the year that was in music. 2014 has given us a wealth of fantastic records to enjoy and […]

2014, Indie In Memoriam

Documenting the indie music scene is a constant focus on the new. Usually that involves following current events and releases or forecasting what will be “in” next. As the year nears its end however, I want to take a moment to step back and reflect on a lot of bands we’re fans of here at Neat Beet that are […]

CMJ 2014: Night Falls Playlist & Giveaway

CMJ 2014 fast approaches (October 21st-26th), and to properly note the occasion I’ve spent some time making a mix of my most anticipated artists scheduled to make appearances. The title of the playlist is “Night Falls”, curated to sound dark, chill and grimy. Look below for each artist’s listed appearances current as of 10/8/2014. I will […]

Ten Hot Acts Playing Firefly Music Festival 2014

In the spirit of our preview of awesome artists playing Bonnaroo this year, I came up with a list of 10 artists that I know will be bringing down the house at Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware. Here’s to a summer full of warm weather and great music! Weezer I’ve had the pleasure of seeing them […]

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