Matthew Herzfeld

Freelance Writer; Music Project Manager for the French Embassy in the US

Location icon United States of America

Matt Herzfeld is a freelance writer, music supervisor and musician, and serves as Music Project Manager for the French Music Office at the French Embassy in the US. He is based in New York City.

On Conor Oberst's Voice at Northside

Its November 2002, and Pagan Kennedy of the New York Times, searching for a way to describe the fawning reverence of Conor Oberst's young fans writes: "Maybe years from now they'll be known as members of the generation startled out of puberty by 9/11".

Beirut: No No No - Short and Sweet NYC

Beirut No No No (4AD) The mastermind of Beirut, Zach Condon, has always had a way of singing about a place without actually singing about it.

Kanye West: The Life of Pablo - Short and Sweet NYC

Kanye West The Life of Pablo (GOOD Music/Def Jam Recordings) "Nobody knows what it means, but it's provocative." A polished-yet-sloppy opus from pop culture's most irreverently outspoken figure, The Life of Pablo was recently released by GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings, and includes guest appearances from Chance the Rapper, Frank Ocean, The-Dream, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, Rihanna, The Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign, and Chris Brown.

Album Review: 'Moth' by Chairlift

Moth is the third album from Chairlift, a band composed of Greenpoint residents. It's a breezily-pleasant release, their first since 2012's . Out January 22nd via Columbia Records, the album, while not groundbreaking, fills a need for apolitical, genuine, carefree and casual pop.

FILM: Hello My Name is Doris - Short and Sweet NYC

A spirited-if-flawed inversion on a classic "coming-of-age" film, Michael Showalter's Hello, My Name is Doris, starring Sally Field is now in theaters following an initial showing at the SXSW Film Festival in 2015. The age in question here is "a certain age."

Upcoming Bill Callahan Residency at Baby's All Right

Smog (aka Bill Callahan) rolls in to Brooklyn town late June for a residency at unflinchingly popular Baby's All Right on Broadway. Bill recently played New York in April, supporting the famous Iggy Pop on tour, with a drop-down at the United Palace Theater, uptown.

Yoko Ono: Yes, I'm a Witch Too - Short and Sweet NYC

Yoko Ono Yes, I'm a Witch Too (Manimal Vinyl Records) Misunderstood and often maligned, the music of Yoko Ono ought to be celebrated, dissected, and danced to. And in effect, that is among the goals of her latest album, Yes, I'm a Witch Too, released last month via Manimal Vinyl.

Jon Hopkins, The Field, and Black Madonna at House of Vans

On a crisp, first-glimpse-of-summer night, with nigh a sk8rboi in sight, Jon Hopkins and electro company kicked off the annual free concert series at House of Vans in Greenpoint. Exceedingly referential with sponsored " street" art and a light " installation " that referenced a once-flickering warehouse marquee, Vans' branded millennial pandering was never a distraction from evening's chilled-out vibes, free orange-vanilla seltzer, nor the gaunt and smiley Hopkins' superb set.