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Seven Bands To See At Boston Calling: #7,  Sharon Van Etten / Krill / The Ballroom Thieves

It’s almost time! Happy Saturday! Yesterday marked ONE WEEK until we’re back at Boston Calling once more. So,
to keep with tradition, here is our list of who you need to be keeping an eye
out for!

In the past, we’ve begun these countdowns with the winners
of the contest that granted them the opening slot on each day. However, this
year, we’ll shake things up a bit. There’s no contest to discuss, and it came
to my attention that, in discussing the openers on Saturday and Sunday, I was
unconsciously ignoring the Friday night support. Shame! So, let’s fix that,

Friday evening, the night (and the festival itself) will
begin with Sharon Van Etten.

Her soft, yet strong voice is sure to draw in the
concertgoers who are waiting around outside, unsure whether or not they should
bother showing up early. Hint: you should. This is just a suggestion (or, more
of a hope), but if she begins the night by playing “Serpents,” we’ll be off to
a very favorable start to our weekend.

Saturday and Sunday mornings will start off in more
customary fashion, with a local act leading off the day. First, Krill bring along a sound that is
somehow both unpolished and sharp, with a vibe that spans decades – 70’s
psychedelic rock meets 90’s garage grunge and modern grit.

Sunday, the Boston trio The
Ballroom Thieves
will start things off a bit cleaner. Their folk-pop brand
slips in and out of a handful of genres, making them a great choice to begin a
diverse day’s lineup.

For fans of:
SVE: A Fine Frenzy, VÉRITÉ
Krill: The Front
Bottoms, mewithoutYou
TBT: Edward
Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Bright Eyes

For a taste, check out:
SVE: “Serpents,”
“Afraid of Nothing”
Krill: “Phantom,”
“Theme From Krill”
TBT: “Loose
Lips,” “Archers”

Catch them:
SVE: Friday, 6:30, JetBlue Stage
Krill: Saturday,
12:55, Red Stage
TBT: Sunday, 1:00, Red

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