Seven Bands To See At Boston Calling: #3, Hozier

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, #6. Of Monsters and Men, #5. Twin Shadow, #4. Father John Misty

Today we talk about our #3 pick, Hozier.

Not many artists have
had the breakout over the last year or so as Hozier. Thanks largely to
the mammoth success of “Take Me to Church,” which has racked up nearly half a billion plays so far on Spotify, Hozier
earned nominations at the Billboard Music Awards, the MTA Awards, and the

However, don’t let
one smash single blind your judgment – Hozier’s debut is, start to finish, a dark,
soulful, soaring record of songs that will sound just as beautiful echoing off
of the walls of City Hall.  

For fans of: The Horrible Crowes, Lorde, Straylight Run
For a taste, check out: “From Eden,” “Someone New,”
“Foreigner’s God”
Catch them: Sunday, 8:15pm; Red Stage

Seven Bands To See At Boston Calling: The Airborne Toxic Event

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), and Viva Viva/Royal Teeth (#5)!

Today, we move on to #4: The Airborne Toxic Event!

For violist/keyboardist Anna Bulbrook, Boston Calling is a homecoming show. Alongside the group’s other four members that make up Los Angeles’ The Airborne Toxic Event, the five-piece will highlight their powerful sound and massive energy to a crowd equally large and energetic. As the mid-way point of the first day’s festivities, it’s a safe bet to say they won’t let any bit of intensity fade.

For a taste, listen to:Timeless
For fans of: Straylight Run, Of Monsters and Men, Interpol
Set time: 9/7, 4:30pm, Blue Stage