The 2015 Firefly Music Festival Lineup

As one of the larger music festivals in the U.S. and the self-proclaimed “East Coast’s Premier Music Experience,” Firefly was the last major summer festival to release their annual lineup, creating an small undercurrent of frustration from people desperate to know who was scheduled so they could make their festival plans. Well, over the last couple […]

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 […]

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 […]

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