After a long storm-filled Fall, Boston's beautiful weather is finally back; indicating the return of the city's most prized music festival. That's right, it's Boston Calling season again, and the festival's team is as ready as ever to re-energize the music community. While the past year's lineup looked to be an unstoppable force, this year's music talent brought a more indie and lowkey aspect that we couldn't help but smile looking through.
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Few bars in Boston have managed to captivate an audience and create a unique atmosphere towards the love of music. Cue Elements, a company that has held down The Phoenix Landing for the past 18 years, bringing in new talents and veterans alike within the Drum & Bass scene. Although, I had always heard of Elements, I never had the opportunity to check out one of their shows. With the announcement of Hospital Record's S.P.Y making his return to Boston, I had no choice but to finally step foot into The Phoenix Landing. Little did I know how much I would learn from the tight-knit and energized community it attracts.
For many of us, festival season flies by and we yearn for it the rest of the year. Boston Calling was a great start to our's because it didn't feel short. All of the acts brought their own variety, and we always saw a different vibe given off from the crowd. The last day in specific was what we were most excited for, and boy did it live up to our expectations. Here are some of our highlights from the last day of the Boston Calling festival!
WIRE dives into day 2 of the Boston Calling lineup. Featuring outstanding acts by Russ, Cousin Stizz and Danny Brown, Saturday was a hip-hop-head's heaven - take a look into what we had in store.
Boston Calling has gotten off to a good start at the Harvard Athletic Complex. Although not in the ideal weather, the team worked with what they had, and successfully brought together a larger scale festival to the Boston area. Acts ranging from comedy to music took the stages, and have yet to fail to bring a smile to our face. With the change in scenery and amount of artists, Boston Calling sticks to its vibe but feels like a different experience. Here's what we saw from the first day of the festival.