LOL Gallery: Boston Calling Music Festival, Part 1

Who: Christine and the Queens, HAIM, Sia, Janelle Monae, The Front Bottoms, Vince Staples, City and Colour, Lizzo, ODESZA, Disclosure
When & Where: 5/27/16 – 5/29/16; Boston, MA

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LOL Gallery: Boston Calling Music Festival, Part 1

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

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Seven Bands To See At Boston Calling, May 2016: #4 HAIM


With less than a week left, we’re back with our list of who you need to be keeping an eye out for at the Boston Calling Music Festival!

On our list so far: #7. Lizzo, #6. The Vaccines, #5. The Front Bottoms

Today we talk about our #4 pick, HAIM.


Having to wait two and a half years for a follow-up album can test a person’s patience. But, when that first album is still holding up after that long, it eases the bother a little bit. To follow-up Days Are Gone, HAIM must have a pretty big bag of tricks ready to go. We’ll be getting something soon, and it’s a safe bet that we’ll get a preview here. Just don’t miss it. Pretty easy, yeah?

Catch Them: Sunday, 7:55 pm
Check Out: “Honey & I,” “My Song 5,” “Don’t Save Me”
For fans of: Bleachers, Tegan & Sara, Lucius

Boston Calling Announces Spring ‘16 Lineup

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

Review:: 1989 | Taylor Swift

Taylor’s album, 1989,
reveals her significant musical transformation as she deserts her country roots
and embraces full-fledged pop. If you were at all skeptical at first by her
first outrageous pop single, “Shake It Off”, be assured that the rest of the
album is worth the listen. She is still the Taylor we all know and love,
sprinkling her songs with doses of fiery pangs to ex-lovers through catchy
lyrics and chorus’. While many mainstream pop artists now have incorporated
R&B and hip-hop influences in their music conforming to whats popular,1989 sets Taylor apart from the rest as
she uses unique romanticism and whimsical, dreamy sounds that work well with
her soft voice showing us a side of her we haven’t exactly heard before.

In this album, she experiments with more modern pop elements
mixed with indie sounding melodies in the tracks “Out of The Woods” and “I Wish
You Would”, invoking dreamy synthesizing beats of the drums familiar in more
modern alternative/indie songs from the likes of the group HAIM. She offers a
solid variety of upbeat and mellow tracks each filled with emotion in the
signature T. Swift style, making it the perfect devotion to girl power.

She doesn’t disappoint her devoted fans while she still possesses the same
angry angst of a hopeless romantic, leaving her days of innocence behind and
blunt lyrics speak for themselves in the popular tracks, “Blank Space”, “All
You Had To Do Was Stay” and “How You Get The Girl”. Overall the album makes for
a carefree, upbeat listening experience.

Release Date:
Rating: 4/5
Run Time: ~48 mins

Track Listing:
1. Welcome To New York
2. Blank Space
3. Style
4. Out Of The Woods
5. All You Had To Do Was Stay
6. Shake It Off
7. I Wish You Would
8. Bad Blood
9. Wildest Dreams
10. How You Get The Girl
11. This Love
12. I Know Places
13. Clean

Written by Kelsey Rzepecki