Post Tagged with: "Boston Calling"

Christine and the Queens’ Spaces In-Between

Christine and the Queens’ Spaces In-Between

#angryfrenchgirl In the middle of a kinetic set on the Sunday of last weekend’s Boston Calling, French pop star Heloïse Letissier — known by her stage name Christine and the Queens — offered the joking lament that this is probably how the Boston audience sees her. As a #angryfrenchgirl. Letissier was playful on […]

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Boston Calling 2.0: How the Move to Allston Will Affect Our Festival

Boston Calling 2.0: How the Move to Allston Will Affect Our Festival

Comic Ken Reid battled the heat and a diffident audience when he took the stage Saturday at Boston Calling. Fans of Reid’s popular podcast TV Guidance Counselor, know that his comedic approach is rooted in the preposterous incongruities he recognizes in pop culture arcanum. On Saturday, he looked at the space around him — […]

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Sia performs on the first night of Boston Calling.

Boston Calling Wrap-Up: Embracing the Unexpected

As the sun sank toward the skyline and the first few notes of Lisa Hannigan and Aaron Dessner’s performance echoed around City Hall Plaza on Friday night, I thought I knew what I was getting myself into. Maybe it’s that their delicate acoustic stylings were reminiscent of last fall’s folk-heavy […]

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Gallery: Day 3 at the Boston Calling Music Festival

Gallery: Day 3 at the Boston Calling Music Festival

May 29th, 2016 – Michael Christmas, Christine and the Queens, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Vince Staples, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, The Front Bottoms, Elle King, Janelle Monáe, Haim, and Disclosure live at Boston Calling. Photos by: Jess Barnthouse/Wicked Bird Media

Gallery: Day 2 at the Boston Calling Music Festival

Gallery: Day 2 at the Boston Calling Music Festival

May 28th, 2016 – Battles, Borns, City and Colour, Courtney Barnett, Lady Pills, Lizzo, Miike Snow, Odesza, Palehound, Robyn, and The Vaccines live at Boston Calling. Photos by: Jess Barnthouse/Wicked Bird Media  

Gallery: Day 1 at the Boston Calling Music Festival

Gallery: Day 1 at the Boston Calling Music Festival

May 27th, 2016 – Aaron Dessner and Lisa Hannigan, Sia, and Sufjan Stevens live at Boston Calling. Photos by: Jess Barnthouse/Wicked Bird Media

Boston Calling Friday Recap

Boston Calling Friday Recap

The Front Row Boston team settled in early at City Hall Plaza, catching the sound check of festival openers Lisa Hannigan and Aaron Dessner as the security team spread wide and the event staff shuffled sections of aluminum fencing from the front of the stage. (Periodic wafts from the food tents […]

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The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (May 27-June 3)

The Short List: FRB Staff Concert Picks of the Week (May 27-June 3)

Each week, Front Row Boston’s staff gives you our Short List: the bands and musicians in and around town we think you should hear. Friday, 5/27 through Sunday, 5/29 – Boston Calling – City Hall Plaza We’ve got Boston Calling covered from a number of angles this week. And rightfully so. This biannual […]

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The Boston Calling Mixtape, Side Two

The Boston Calling Mixtape, Side Two

In a first of its kind for Front Row Boston, our contributors put together a mixtape of Songs You Should Know for Boston Calling, taking place this weekend on City Hall Plaza. Every week at Front Row Boston, we give you a Song You Should Know. This week we give […]

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The Boston Calling Lineup is Growing Up and Going Local

The Boston Calling Lineup is Growing Up and Going Local

Since its inception four years ago, Boston Calling has consistently presented an eclectic lineup, but has had an indie rock heart. The list of headliners from the first few iterations of the festival reads like a list of alternative rock royalty: The Shins, Vampire Weekend, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, […]

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