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 […]

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 […]

Governors Ball Music Festival, Day 1, 6/6/14

Over the course of three days between June 6th – 8th, NYC celebrated its 4th annual Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island. Positioned squarely between Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx, attending Governors Ball is akin to a musical journey, where one arrives each day full of energy and invariably leaves each night physically exhausted […]

css.php