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 […]

Death From Above, Biblical @ Terminal 5, 11/28/14

Thriving beneath the glow of their 12 foot effigies and amplified through every available watt on the east side of Manhattan, the artists known as Death From Above 1979 and Biblical provided the most memorable course of the thanksgiving holiday. A mix of new hits and old staples reminded the crowd of the power and […]

Banks @ Terminal 5, 9/30/14

Fresh off of her debut LP released early last month, Jillian Banks (better known only as Banks) played to a raucous crowd at Terminal 5 at the end of September. This was on the short list of shows I was most looking forward to this fall, and I was curious to see what the reception […]

Flume @ Terminal 5, 7/17/14

The music world is currently being dominated by a multitude of artists/bands from the UK, but Australia is making its own popularity surge as of late, with artists like Sia, Iggy Azalea, and 5 Seconds of Summer all making significant splashes into the 2014 music scene. Another Aussie musician who fits perfectly into this trend is Flume, who […]

Little Dragon @ Terminal 5, 6/20/14

What better way to celebrate Midsummer’s Eve than at Terminal 5 with the Swedish group, Little Dragon? To celebrate the longest day of the year, it is typical to “dance around and drink some schnapps” according to the lead singer of Little Dragon, Yakimi Nagano. Their Spring US tour culminated here with back to back sold […]

Jake Bugg @ Terminal 5 1/10/14

The night of January 10th may not have been as staggeringly cold as those that had plagued the city of New York weeks before thanks to the polar vortex, but those that lined up early to queue for Jake Bugg’s sold out Terminal 5 show were definitely feeling the chill in the air as they […]