Matt James’ Favorite Shows of the Year

As promised, here is a list of my favorite live acts this year. For my list of my favorite albums of 2014, click here. As per usual, NYC has been a live music hotbed for extremely popular bands and the new, up-and-comers alike. I’ve had the privilege to catch 85 live acts over the past […]

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 […]

The Head and the Heart @ Hammerstein Ballroom, 12/2/14

After attending Governors Ball this past summer, there were two acts that I desperately wanted to see again as full headliners. One of those acts was Banks (who visited Terminal 5 at the end of September) and the other was The Head and the Heart. Incidentally, they both played on the same day at Gov […]

Banks @ Terminal 5, 9/30/14

Fresh off of her debut LP released early last month, Jillian Banks (better known only as Banks) played to a raucous crowd at Terminal 5 at the end of September. This was on the short list of shows I was most looking forward to this fall, and I was curious to see what the reception […]

Governors Ball Music Festival, Day 3, 6/8/14

Coming off a fantastic Saturday at Governors Ball, I was yet again excited to see what the third and final day at the festival had in store, and not surprisingly, and I wasn’t disappointed. The weather continued to cooperate with sunshine and comfortable temperatures, and the lineups were really good as well. Here’s a look […]

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