Boston Calling Announced Their Spring 2016 Lineup

Another week, another music festival announcement in the Neat Beet area, as Boston Calling starts off its fourth year of existence with the release of their May 2016 festival lineup. A semi-annual occurrence in downtown Boston, Boston Calling is a two-stage, three-day event that hasn’t expanded much since its inception in the spring of 2013, […]

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 […]

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. […]

One Week Left in Not Blood Paint’s Kickstarter, Next Show Announced at LPR, Win Tix

Our darlings, Not Blood Paint, need your help. We’ve covered them multiple times, lauding their sense of artistic community and theatrical snarl. The independent collective are at work on their most ambitious record yet, Believing is Believing, and turned to crowdfunding to bankroll it. As of this writing, they have hit their initial $8k target with a […]

Shiffley Release EP on Spotify, Playing NY-Area Shows

Long Island has long been a sanctuary of pop-inspired musical acts, brought on by ever-evolving genres and a resilient local music scene. Billy Joel and Adam Lazzara may not bear any resemblence at first but both have one thing in common: both Long Island musicians fused contemporary pop with their respective rock styles. As musical trends […]

Kodacrome Covered Girls, Play Cameo’s Last Month, Win Tix

One of our favorite local electronica projects is Kodacrome. The duo, known for their moody soundscapes and analog approach, have been mum much of this year, but are re-emerging with 2015’s conclusion on the horizon. The group’s just released a dusky reimagining of Girls’ “Vomit”, which we’re revealing publicly just below. If you’re digging this, do give last year’s album, […]

Win Tickets To John Grant & Villagers Next Weekend!

Two of Neat Beet’s favorites in the singer-songwriter space are John Grant and Villagers. The two, who each released third albums this year, are on tour together, hitting Le Poisson Rouge on the 17th (& The Sinclair on the 16th in Boston). John Grant’s Grey Tickles, Black Pressure is out as of yesterday and he’s touring its virtues. Both […]

Small Black & Painted Palms Tour, Include NY Dates

It wasn’t that long ago since Small Black performed in our neck-of-the-woods (twice) but fans of the chillwave group won’t have to wait very long to see them. The band is hitting the road again this Fall for a nationwide tour. They will be touring alongside Painted Palms, a California-based pop group whose musical style is congruent […]