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 […]

Sam Smith Album Release Show @ Apollo Theater, 6/17/14

On Tuesday, June 17th, about 1,500 people had the good fortune to help Sam Smith celebrate the release of his debut album In The Waiting Hour in the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, and the anticipation for the show was palpable. Before the doors even opened, the line of concert-goers stretched around the block […]