Who: Sufjan Stevens, Palehound, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Charles Bradley, Courtney Barnett, Christine and the Queens, Janelle Monae, Elle King, Miike Snow, HAIM When & Where: 5/27/16 – 5/29/16; Boston, MA By:Eric Riley
We’ve gotten some pretty great songs and singles this past year, but not many have been as inescapable as ELLE KING’s “Ex’s and Oh’s.” Finding the perfect balance of pop and rock, King had an enormous year, earning a Grammy nomination or two along the way. Also, while we’re talking about the success of that song, it needs to be said – yeah, “Ex’s and Oh’s” is a jam and all, but dude, have you heard “America’s Sweetheart!?” Maybe the catchiest song I heard all last year. King’s set it going to be worth it just for that song alone; everything else is just gravy.
Catch Them: Sunday. 5:45 pm Check Out: “Ain’t Gonna Drown,” “Last Damn Night,” America’s Sweetheart” For fans of: The Horrible Crowes, Larkin Poe, The White Stripes
It’s that time again – festival announcement season! Joining the announcement train today is The Boston Calling Music Festival, who announced their lineup for this Spring’s edition! Taking place from Friday, May 27th to Sunday, May 29th at City Hall Plaza, this Spring’s lineup includes Sia, Disclosure, Sufjan Setevens and Haim, to name a few!
Tickets will be available for purchase tomorrow, January 15th, at 10am with two packages being offered: – Three-day General Admission package for $170 – Three-day VIP package for $349. In addition to the ticket, VIP ticket amenities include an exclusive entrance, VIP lounge access, complimentary lunch and dinner catered by Citizen Public House, private bar, private restrooms and an elevated viewing platform for the Blue Stage. For more information on Boston Calling, check out their website here!
The full Spring lineup can be seen below!
Boston Calling Spring ‘16 Lineup: Sia, Disclosure, Robyn, Odesza, Sufjan Stevens, HAIM, Miike Snow, Janelle Monáe, City and Colour, Courtney Barnett, Elle King, The Front Bottoms, BØRNS, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, The Vaccines, Vince Staples, Battles, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Christine and the Queens, Lisa Hannigan and Aaron Dessner, Lizzo, Palehound, and Michael Christmas
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!
To be totally honest,
I think you’d have to try to dislike MisterWives, a dance-pop six-piece from
New York City that burst onto the scene over this last year and a half. Mandy
Lee’s vocals are pure sugar, while the infectious music digs its way into your
brain long after the song ends.
The band spent last September opening for twenty one pilots
(who were my #1 Band to See last fall), and are looking to take the baton and
run with it.
For fans of: Royal Teeth, Elle King, Lucius For a taste, check out: “Reflections,” “Kings and Queens,”
“Best I Can Do” Catch them: Sunday, 5pm