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 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 […]

2014 Holiday Season Album Shopping Guide

Are you behind on Holiday shopping? Did you justifiably avoid the malls on “Black Friday” only to kick yourself later for not doing so? There are millions of others nationwide just like you – unsure of what gifts to get their loved ones. Luckily, there have been a lot of  excellent album releases this past […]

Neat Beet’s Top 5 Bonnaroo 2014 Performances

Bonnaroo is by no-means the first music festival we’ve covered at Neat Beet. We’ve covered Sweetlife Festival, Connecticut’s Fauxchella and more recently, Governor’s Ball. What sets Bonnaroo apart from the others, besides its lengthy history and on-going success is its high profile notoriety on the blog-o-sphere. Within minutes of a performance’s conclusion, judgement reigns supreme and while […]

Album Releases – Week of March 3, 2014

There are lots to look forward to in March…and we’re not talking about Daylight Savings Time. Real Estate – Atlas Personally, one of my favorite bands around now and one of the albums I have had my eye on for a few months. (no wonder they are one of the 15 acts playing Bonnaroo this […]

Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: One Week Later

I was jet-lagged, awake for 36 hours straight. But rather than making an attempt at a normal sleep cycle, I spent my time pinching myself awake and refreshing my browser. I was one of what seemed like millions who bogged down the Bonnaroo website. Tickets for the 2014 festival went on sale and with it, the […]

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