Matt James’ Favorite Albums of 2015

As we wind down the year that was in 2015, I’ve decided to continue with what hopes to be a tradition by sharing a list of both my favorite albums and favorite shows of the year. Every time I turned around, there seemed to be yet another great record released, and process of whittling down my […]

A Moody 2015

With 2015’s approaching close and the music news cycle slowed down to a halt, it’s time to reflect on highlights of the year, or in my case, its nadirs. I cobbled up a playlist of my favorite darker, slower songs that were released this year. These songs are the ones that always stick with me most powerfully. […]

No Devotion + Deaf Rhino @ Maxwell’s Tavern, 10/18/15

The buzz from the restaurant in Maxwell’s Tavern was audible; guests only vaguely aware of the bands tuning up and focused instead on the fate of a high-stakes Mets game. Their hopeful, high spirited talk of game changers and due timing created a warm, last-day-of-tour vibe. With No Devotion’s debut album Permanence hitting the charts […]