Boston Calling Spring Festival 2015

Boston Calling Spring Festival 2015

May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015


Boston Calling Music Festival is a Boston-based music festival that takes place twice a year, May and September, attracting 20-22,000 fans with each edition. It debuted in May, 2013. Such outlets as Rolling Stone and The Boston Globe have praised Boston Calling for its versatile lineup and its quality of production.[1] It was also named one of the Top 10 Festivals in the U.S. by Consequence of Sound.[2]

Boston's Calling's line-up is co-curated by Aaron Dessner of The National. Performers of past Boston Callings have included The National, Beck, My Morning Jacket, Of Monsters and Men, Fun., Kendrick Lamar, Passion Pit, Vampire Weekend, Modest Mouse, Airborne Toxic Event, and Lake Street Dive.

Set on a hill in Downtown Boston and with the city’s skyline as its backdrop, Boston Calling calls City Hall Plaza home. There are two performance stages, with non-overlapping sets, a festival-wide beer experiences, and a food pavilion. Boston Calling is produced by Crash Line Productions, a Boston-based entertainment production company which also produces Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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American musician and singer-songwriter
bornJuly 8, 1970
Los Angeles, United States
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My Morning Jacket is an American rock band formed in Louisville, Kentucky in 1998. The band currently consists of vocalist/guitarist Jim James, bassist Tom Blankenship, drummer Patrick Hallahan, guitarist Carl Broemel, and keyboardist Bo Koster.[1] The band's sound, rooted in rock and country, is often experimental and psychedelic. The group amassed a following beginning in the 2000s in part due to their live performances.

The group first found success in Europe after the release of their debut album, The Tennessee Fire (1999). Their next release, At Dawn (2001), led to a large stateside following and preceded several lineup changes. After signing to major label ATO Records, the group released two albums, It Still Moves (2003) and Z (2005), with the latter representing a critical breakthrough. Their next release, Evil Urges (2008), was more polarizing for fans and critics, while Circuital (2011), their sixth album, saw a more measured response. After many years of side projects and touring, the band's seventh album, The Waterfall, was released in 2015. The group's eighth album is set to be released in 2016.


The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The group disbanded in 1993 in acrimonious circumstances, but reunited in 2004. The group currently consists of founders Black Francis (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), and David Lovering (drums). Co-founder Kim Deal (bass, backing vocals) left in 2013 and was replaced by Kim Shattuck as live bass player for a few months, then by Paz Lenchantin for the band's 2014 tour. The Pixies achieved relatively modest popularity in their home country, but were significantly more successful in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe and Israel. The group is credited with having an influence on the alternative rock boom of the 1990s.

The band's style of music contains a range of elements, including psychedelia, noise pop, hard rock, surf pop, and surf rock. Black Francis is the Pixies' primary songwriter and singer. His lyrics feature a number of offbeat subjects such as extraterrestrials, surrealism, incest, and biblical violence.

Despite limited commercial success, their jarring pop sound subsequently influenced bands such as Nirvana, Radiohead, The Strokes, Blur and Weezer. The Pixies' legacy and popularity grew in the years following their break-up, leading to sold-out world tours following their reunion in 2004. In June 2013, the band released their first new material in almost 10 years. Their popular song "Where is My Mind?" served as the ending song for the successful film Fight Club .

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Boston City Hall Plaza
City Hall Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts, is a large, open, unadorned public space in the Government Center area of the city. The architectural firm Kallmann McKinnell & Knowles designed the plaza in 1962 to accompany Boston's new City Hall building. The multi-level, irregularly shaped plaza consists of red brick and concrete.


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Review and Pictures: The 2015 Boston Calling Music Festival
TMR Zoo  –  May 31, 2015
You know that feeling you get when you listen to a song that means something to you? That rush of emotions flooding your system, those chills racing down your spine. Now take that feeling, space it out over three days, and multiply it by 22,000 people and ...
Boston Calling Fall 2015 Festival Lineup Announced Featuring Alt-J, Alabama Shakes, And CHVRCHES
mxdwn  –  May 24, 2015
Boston Calling has announced the lineup for their 2015 festival. The festival is scheduled to include Alt-J, Alabama Shakes, and CHVRCHES plus many more. Taking place September 25 through 27, the festival will be held at the City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston.
Boston Calling Spring 2015: Set Times and Tunes  –  May 21, 2015
Boston Calling takes over City Hall Plaza this Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24. We here at RadioBDC have been covering the bi-annual festival since the beginning: broadcasting live, interviewing the artists, and taking in each and every set.
The Boston Calling September Line Up Has Been Announced
Bostinno Streetwise  –  May 26, 2015
Now, sights are already set on the second Boston Calling of the year, the fall concert, and the line up for the September 2015 show has been announced. Presale for three-day General Admission and VIP passes will begin at 10 a.m. this morning here and the ...
Top Underrated Acts of Boston Calling Music Festival May 2015
Examiner  –  May 21, 2015
Boston Calling Music Festival is happening this Memorial Day Weekend in City Hall Plaza. The headliners include Beck on Friday, My Morning Jacket on Saturday, and Pixies on Sunday. Every fan knows and some even go for just for the headliners but here are ...
Pre-Sale Tickets for this September's Boston Calling Music Festival Go On Sale Tomorrow
Bostinno Streetwise  –  April 30, 2015
Today, Boston Calling announced that the September 2015 festival will take place September 25-27. The bi-annual music festival noted that the dates are later this year to accommodate the returning student population. In addition to the dates, the festival ...

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