Seven Bands To See At Boston Calling: #6, Of Monsters and Men

Written by Eric Riley.

Boston Calling is here to put summer to rest with a bang. If you’ve kept an eye on us for the last few years, you know the deal. Let’s do this again, shall we? Here is our list of who you need to be keeping an eye out for!

On our list so far: #7. Grey Season/Dirty Bangs

Today we talk about our #6 pick, Of Monsters and Men.


It’s always interesting when a band can reach a
certain level after only an album or two, and Of Monsters and Men are
one of these cases. With a trio of Platinum-or-better verified singles,
including the inescapable “Little Talks,” they were off to a heck of a start.

Now, as veterans of the inaugural Boston Calling and following
the release of sophomore album Beneath
the Skin
, OM&M are headed back to City Hall Plaza to shake things up on
Friday night. Oh, and the band will have a cameo on Season 6 of Game of Thrones, too. So, that’s pretty

For fans of: Eisley, Walk Off the Earth, the Lumineers
For a taste, check out: “Empire,” “Dirty Paws,” “From
Catch them: Friday, 7:25pm; Blue Stage

Seven Bands To See At Boston Calling: #4, Tegan & Sara

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.

On our list so far: #7. Magic Man/The Box Tiger#6. Bastille, #5. Jack Johnson

Today we talk about our #4 pick – Tegan & Sara!

When they released their seventh studio album, Heartthrob, at the end of January, Canadian duo Tegan & Sara started 2013 off with what was inarguably one of the best records of the year, as well as a giant, broadening stride in their career.

This fall, the twins will spend their time on the road in support of Katy Perry. But before hitting the road on the Prismatic Tour, they’ll be making their rounds on the festival circuit, with performances at the Hangout Music Festival, Summerfest, Firefly, and CBC, with a handful of headlining dates scattered throughout.

Regardless of which side of the Quin sisters we see at Boston Calling – whether it’s the electronically-infused synth-pop that Heartthrob brought or the gloomy acoustic anthems the two are known for (though I expect the setlist to be a fair balance between them), there’s sure to be a full crowd singing every word.

For fans of: Lydia, Eisley, Lorde, Metric, Rilo Kiley
For a taste, check out: “Nineteen,” “The Ocean,” “I’m Not Your Hero,” “The Con”
When you can see them: Sunday, 6:05 PM

NEW: Max Bemis and Sherri DuPree acoustic tour dates.

11.30 – Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
12.1 – The Space, Hamden, CT
12.2 – The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY
12.3 – The Note, West Chester, PA
12.4 – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD
12.6 – Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC
12.7 – New Brookland Tavern, West Columbia, SC
12.9 – The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
12.10 – The Social, Orlando, FL
12.11 – The Orpheum, Tampa FL
12.13 – Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA
12.14 – Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
12.15 – House of Rock, Corpus Christi, TX
12.16 – White Rabbit, San Antonio, TX

Eisley(@eisley) & Rooney(@rooneyband)

February tour dates

February 2 — Albuquerque, NM — Launchpad
Feb 4 — Tulsa, OK — Cain’s Ballroom 2nd Stage
Feb 5 — Kansas City, MO — The Beaumont Club
Feb 6 — St. Paul, MN — Station 4
Feb 7 — Milwaukee, WI — Mad Planet
Feb 8 — Grand Rapids, MI — The Intersection
Feb 9 — Pontiac, MI — Crofoot Ballroom
Feb 10 — Chicago, IL — Lincoln Hall
Feb 11 — Columbus, OH — The Basement
Feb 12 — Cleveland Heights, OH — Grog Shop
Feb 13 — Pittsburgh, PA — Alter Bar
Feb 14 — Newport, KY — Southgate House
Feb 16 — Cambridge, MA — Middle East
Feb 17 — Philadelphia, PA — Theater of Living Arts
Feb 18 — Washington, DC — Rock and Roll Hotel
Feb 19 — Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle
Feb 20 — Asheville, NC — Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
Feb 21 — Nashville, TN — Exit/In
Feb 22 — Memphis, TN — Hi-Tone Cafe
Feb 23 — St. Louis, MO — The Firebird
Feb 25 — Denver, CO — Marquis Theatre
Feb 26 — Salt Lake City, UT — Kilby Court