Matt James’ Favorite Shows of 2015

I’m certainly a fan of traditions, so in keeping with them, I am again listing off my ten favorite live performances of the year, just as I did for my favorite albums list on Monday. I was oh-so-close to 100 live acts this year, and while that still gives me a goal to shoot for […]

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. […]

ON AN ON @ Great Scott, 9/20/15

Attendance was a little underwhelming for the late show last Sunday night at Great Scott in Allston, MA, but those in the audience were subjected to a wonderful treat courtesy of ON AN ON. A favorite of ours at the ‘Beet, the Minneapolis, MN-based trio were formally part of the Chicago indie rock band Scattered […]

ON AN ON on Tour, Win Tickets For Their Baby’s Show

Out of Minnesota hails one of our favorite rock trios, ON AN ON. The band finds their niche in melodious and melancholic electronic rock. They released their second album, earlier this Summer, And The Wave Has Two Sides…, and are now on tour supporting its virtues. They are playing two shows here in NYC, one sold out due […]

Beet Box Radio: August 2015

After taking a summer vacation of sorts last month, Beet Box Radio has triumphantly returned in August with a special extended edition. We pick things up with a longer-than-usual tracklist featuring accomplished artists like Editors and Geographer, alongside smaller scale musicians like Zachary Cale and Milo McMahon that have a bright future. Listen in for a […]