Beet Box Radio: March 2016

It is time for Beet Box Radio to go out with a bang. After several years of covering music from the local, national, and international communities, Neat Beet will be entering a state of indefinite hiatus. We’ve gone to tons of live shows, photographed countless artists, and produced a significant number of Beet Box Radio […]

Young Galaxy @ (le) Poisson Rouge, 1/28/16

The evolution of Montreal-based band Young Galaxy has been stunning. Between their 2013 release Ultramarine and their 5th studio LP Falsework, released this past fall, the band has developed a unique signature electronic pop sound that suits them perfectly. I’ve discovered that their live shows are a special experience as well. They embarked on their North American […]

Chairlift @ The Space, 1/21/16

As soon as Chairlift announced that their set would primarily feature new tunes from their third studio album Moth, you could just feel the entire room at The Space become collectively stoked. The timing of this intimate Hamden, CT show was actually came just hours before the release of the new LP and vocalist Caroline Polachek […]

Beet Box Radio: January 2016

Beet Box Radio returns for the first time in 2016 with a killer rotation mostly dominated by singer-songwriters and electronic pop. Let us know what your favorite track is this month and enjoy! Beet Box Radio: January 2016 Deaf Rhino – “Ghosts” Dirt, Rust, Chaos Young Galaxy – “Factory Flaws” Not Real, LPR, 1/28 Casket Girls – “Sixteen […]

Cloakroom @ BAR, 1/6/15

After several past encounters with Illinois band Cloakroom, we finally got to see them in person in Connecticut. It made for a noisy New Haven evening. Local grungy garage trio Bilge Rat opened the show with material from their debut EP Townie Garbage that they released last Friday. Moody and loud, the band features Thom Hart […]

Young Galaxy Kicks Off Their Falsework Tour at LPR, Win Tix

If indie pop with delectable synth hooks, pulsating beats, and gritty vocals sound attractive to you, Montreal’s Young Galaxy may be a group you’re into. The dreamy Canadian group released their fifth studio album, Falsework, via Paper Bag Records in October last year. This installment is another stepping stone on their journey into full-fledged synthpop territory. […]

Matt Esposito’s Favorite Albums of 2015

I’m not really competitive and into lists and all, but it is that season after all. So I’m stoked to share a super subjective list of albums I’ve compiled that I’d consider my total favorites from all of 2015. I cut it to 15 because I would be writing for days if included all of the […]

San Fermin @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space, 12/3/15

Up until recently, I didn’t spend very much time getting to know San Fermin very well. They are a baroque pop collective led by Brooklyn composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone. I knew them for their 2013 single “Sonsick”, which received plenty of XM airtime. I really had no idea how intricate overall the group really is, and seeing […]