Seven Bands To See At Boston Calling: #7, Magic Man/The Box Tiger

With Boston Calling exactly a week away, we’ve decided to make a list of seven bands you do not want to miss. Whether they’re a headliner or an opener, whether they’re hip-hop, dance, rock & roll, or something somewhere in the middle, there are a handful of sets that you’re definitely going to want to pencil into your schedule.

Back in September, Sonicbids’ Emerging Artists competition yielded two fantastic results for the festival. On Saturday, Boston’s Viva Viva started off the day, while Royal Teeth came up from Louisiana to kick off Sunday’s festivities and have been on a roll since then, earning spots at this year’s Bonnaroo and Firefly festivals, as well as providing the soundtrack to a Samsung Galaxy commercial.


This year, there was only one winner selected; Toronto’s The Box Tiger, a perfect fit for the indie-pop lineup of this year. Spotlighted by Sonia Sturino’s soft, yet sharp vocals, they’ll be sure to start Sunday off with some serious buzz, and when Tegan & Sara take the stage later, don’t be surprised to hear some flattering comparisons tossed around.


But, before The Box Tiger can kickstart Sunday’s show, the stage on Saturday morning will belong to one of Boston’s best kept secrets – Magic Man. Their brand of energetic synth-pop earned them a spot as Panic! at the Disco’s support later this year, so be sure to show up early on Saturday and get a glimpse at a band you’ll be sure to hear about.

For fans of: Passion Pit, twenty | one | pilots, Bad Suns / Golden Youth, St. Vincent, Regina Spektor
For a taste, check out: Magic Man’s “Waves,” “Paris” / The Box Tiger’s “Bleeding Hart,” “Taller than Trees
When you can see them: Saturday / Sunday, 1:00 PM

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