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) Lucius (#6), Viva Viva/Royal Teeth (#5), The Airborne Toxic Event (#4), Vampire Weekend (#3), and Major Lazer (#2)!
We move on to our last spot on the list, The Gaslight Anthem!
It’s no surprise to have these guys penciled into the #1 spot on this list. But, it does bring up a very good question – was this entire list written just for the chance to convince readers to watch The Gaslight Anthem on Saturday? … No comment.
That being said, this New Jersey group is the epitome of what a modern-era rock & roll band should be. With pure passion, B-sides that rival most bands’ singles, and a flawless live act, they are not to be missed. See this band perform every chance you get.
For fans of: The Hold Steady, Alkaline Trio, Hot Water Music
Set time: 9/7, 7:30pm, Red Stage