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 […]

Kopecky Family Band @ Bowery Ballroom, 10/16/14

Nashville, TN was represented in a big way at Bowery Ballroom on a Thursday evening in October when Kopecky Family Band brought their multidimensional folk-pop act to NYC. The musical sextet headlined by Kelsey Kopecky and Gabe Simon started their journey back in 2007, but made their splash into the mainstream music scene last year […]

JOHNNYSWIM @ Bowery Ballroom, 8/19/14

In their song “Take The World” off their debut LP Diamonds, Amanda Sudano Ramirez and Abner Ramirez opine “They can write stories/they can sing songs/but they don’t write fairy tales/sweeter than ours.” Not only does this lyric highlight how the married couple better known as Johnnyswim feels about each other, but it serves to perfectly encapsulate […]