With Boston Calling just 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.
Our list so far includes: Bearstronaut (#7) and Lucius (#6)!
Today, we move on to #5: Viva Viva
AND Royal Teeth
As the winners of the Sonicbids Emerging Artists Competition, the two acts have been added as the openers of the festival’s two days. Whether it is the foot-stomping blues/shoegaze pop of Boston’s Viva Viva!, or Royal Teeth’s gorgeous synth-pop, dual-vocalled sound coming all the way from Louisiana, both bands deserve a spotlight and each will kick off their day with a bang.
For a taste, listen to: Viva Viva!’s “I Can Do Anything” / Royal Teeth’s “Wild”
For fans of: The Strokes, Weezer, Dustin Kensrue / 1997, A Fine Frenzy, HelloGoodbye
Set time: Viva Viva – 9/7, 12:50pm, Red Stage / Royal Teeth – 9/8, 12:50pm, Red Stage.