We Said Hello (And Goodbye) to As Tall As Lions at Webster Hall

Any music lover will tell you that there are certain albums that transcend the ordinary humdrum of music listening and exist as something much more significant. Reasons and rationales vary on an individual level, but no matter how each of these albums came to be elevated, the immutable truth is that we all have at […]

Death Cab for Cutie @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 1/28/15

Music Hall of Williamsburg has been the location of several amazing shows that I’ve had the privilege to catch over the last three months, starting with Kimbra in early November, followed by Real Estate on the third night of Hanukkah in December (complete with an introduction from Saturday Night Live’s and friend of the band, […]

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 […]

Matt James’ Favorite Albums of 2014

Happy Holidays Neat Beeters! As the ‘Beet comes up on its first full year of existence and I celebrate my first several months as a contributor to the site, I’ve decided to share some of my reflections on the year that was in music. 2014 has given us a wealth of fantastic records to enjoy and […]

Kneebody + Kimbra @ Le Poisson Rouge, 9/26/14

Two continents collided with epic results as American jazz experts, Kneebody, took the stage at Le Poisson Rouge with New Zealand pop maven, Kimbra. The union was borne of Kneebody bassist’s Kaveh Rastegar’s collaboration with Kimbra on her new track “Love in High Places“. The combined star power of the two led to a packed house of many […]