Ra Ra Riot @ Webster Hall, 3/4/16

Ra Ra Riot recently roared back to recognition with their fourth album, Need Your Light[Barsuk]. The group’s sophisticated, yet bubbly take on pop music has been a stalwart favorite here among us at Neat Beet. Their appeal soars quite wide, as the band successfully sold out Webster Hall on their tour supporting this new record. Not only […]

Radiation City & Deep Sea Diver at Rough Trade, 3/3/15

Radiation City, out of Portland, are a dream pop band I’ve held in high esteem for a long time. I’ve loved the sound they cultivate, which sometimes give off an anachronistic vibe in their records, which is exhibited well in previous singles, “Zombies” or “Find It of Use“. Their third album just came out, Synesthetica […]

99 Sublime, Zetetics @ Palisades, 2/22/16

I ventured into Brooklyn recently to catch a night of underground hip hop. SUNY Purchase based arts collective 99 Sublime, visited some of Brooklyn’s niche venues over the week to ply their tunes. I caught them on the first of three nights, at Palisades off Myrtle-Broadway on the JMZ line. 99 Sublime’s performance was more like a series […]

A Late Set From The Soft Moon @ Baby’s All Right, 2/18/16

The moon was well overhead by the time I entered Baby’s All Right for The Soft Moon’s post-midnight performance. Despite the late hour, I would bide my time even further covetously guarding a front and center spot as the venue swelled to bursting in anticipation for the third and final show of The Soft Moon’s visit to NYC […]

Eleanor Friedberger @ Bowery Ballroom, 2/18/16

New York guitar pop fixture Eleanor Friedberger has been busy recently. Maybe you know her as half of The Fiery Furnaces from the aughts, but she is more known recently for her solo career, which just added its third album, New View, now on Frenchkiss Records. It continues her style of sophisticated, catchy music. Correlating with this release is a national […]

TEEN @ Union Pool, 2/14/16

Valentine’s Day over the weekend was a night for lovers… of all flavors of live indie pop! TEEN, a Brooklyn band consisting of sisters Teeny, Katherine, & Lizzie Lieberson & Boshra AlSaadi, headlined a sold out night at Union Pool donned all in red. The performance was in honor of the impending release of their third record, Love Yes, on Carpark […]

Ezra Furman @ Bowery Ballroom, 2/10/16

Ezra Furman’s third solo album, Perpetual Motion People, was a highlight last year for rock music fans. At first glance, the record gives off a vibe of a melodic, unhinged pop sound. It’s sublimity is that it’s far more than that, fusing classic era sounds against that energy. The point really comes across on gems like “Lousy Connection“, though the […]

Givers, Doe Paoro @ Bowery Ballroom, 1/30/15

Louisana’s Givers are well known for a buoyant, energetic style of rock. The five-piece emerged from a three year long period of dormancy in Autumn with New Kingdom [via Glassnote], their first release since their bubbly debut four years past, In Light. It was my first time seeing them since they toured with Gotye in 2012, which was their last show […]