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Boston Calling Spring 2015 Lineup

I’ve been to Boston Calling a few times and always have had a lot of fun: the lineups are usually pretty decent, it never seems that crowded, and, best of all, they let you leave and come back whenever you want! Which means that “oh god, am I really stuck here for the next twelve… More »

By: James Rettig / January 14, 2015 - 12:58 pm

Photos: Boston Calling

This past weekend brought the second Boston Calling Festival of 2014. This edition featured the Replacements, the National, and Lorde as the major headliners, along with Neutral Milk Hotel, Childish Gambino, Nas, Spoon, the War On Drugs, and a lot more. Above you can find a gallery of performance shots and portraits by photographer Lui… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 9, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Boston Calling September 2014 Lineup

The Boston Calling Festival started last year, and this year’s edition, which comes to the city next month, boasts one of the most vanilla festival lineups we’re likely to see this year (which is some kind of achievement). But the festival is apparently successful enough that its organizers have added a second weekend later i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2014 - 9:12 am

Boston Calling 2014 Lineup

This summer’s Boston Calling festival appears to be one of the few big multi-day shows that OutKast won’t be headlining this year. Instead, Jack Johnson tops a bill that otherwise skews orthodox-indie. The festival, which had its inaugural edition last year, comes to City Hall Plaza 5/23-25, and the bill includes Death Cab For Cutie,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2014 - 10:35 am

Boston Calling Announces Fall Festival Headlined By Vampire Weekend & Passion Pit

When the weather is right, there are few places in this country that cultivate a vibe of outdoor-festival revelry quite like Boston. And given the terrible turn taken at the city’s signature gathering earlier this year, it brings us a lot of joy to report that Boston Calling, the music festival that debuted in May… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 28, 2013 - 8:54 am

Boston Calling 2013 Lineup

Boston Calling is a brand-new music festival that will hold its first installment in Boston’s City Hall Plaza 5/25-26, and it’s got a lineup that leans heavily toward accessible, middle-of-the-road indie and alt-rock. The National will co-headline alongside the suddenly omnipresent Fun., and the lineup also features the Shins, Dirty Projectors, the Walkmen, Andrew Bird,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2013 - 10:55 am