Governors Ball 2016 Lineup is a Knockout

  The Governors Ball Music Festival definitely had an interesting 2015. Organizers had the lofty challenge of attempting to duplicate what some called the festival of the year in 2014, and while their efforts did not go unappreciated, it still didn’t have the punch that came with the stacked lineup the year prior (Run The […]

The 2015 Governors Ball Music Festival Lineup

With winter relentlessly hounding us with snow, ice, and below-zero wind chills, it can be tough to think about the warmer days ahead. However, as the days keep ticking (frigidly) along, we find ourselves getting closer to NYC’s premier music festival, The Governors Ball, which runs June 5th through the 7th. Last year’s festival was a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jungle @ Warsaw, 10/1/14

What do you get when you take a Brooklyn music venue housed inside a Polish cultural center and add a seven-piece band from London that plays a modern variety of funk and upbeat soul? You get a wholly unique dancehall experience that changes the way you look at traditional concert going in NYC. The band […]

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 […]

Governors Ball Music Festival, Day 2, 6/7/14

Saturday at Governors Ball brought with it a picturesque, sunny day and another loaded schedule of great musical acts for crowds to enjoy, but I wondered if it would be able to measure up to Friday’s lineup, especially considering the rousing performances by Phoenix and OutKast the night before. Let me start by saying that I […]

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