Written By Eric Riley.
Here we are once more in mid-September, which, joyously,
means a few things. One, and this is a big one: football season is back! Two,
also huge: hockey season is on the way! Thirdly, and certainly not to be
ignored: Boston Calling is here to put summer to rest with a bang. If you’ve
kept an eye on us for the last few years, you know the deal. Let’s do this
again, shall we?
What has always stood out for me about Boston Calling (aside
from the obvious awesomeness) has been how it sets itself apart from any other
festival. Rather than spending a weekend camping out in the woods or sleeping
in the back seat of your car in a desert somewhere, you spend three days in
Government Square while Boston Calling rages on in the heart of Boston and
Bostonians alike. This tight sense of community is no accident, as each day
kicks off with a Boston-bred artist. This time around, Grey Season and Dirty
Bangs will do the honors.
The 2015 lineup seems to pack more of a folk rock punch than
others have in the past, and the Boston five-piece are sure to start things off
right. Their independently-released Time
Will Tell Us Well was released in April of last year to impressive
response. Fall is often labeled as the grey season, and their music will fit
perfectly with the coming months.
On Sunday, Cambridge shoegazers Dirty Bangs will forego Grey
Season’s folk vibes, bringing strong, catchy gloom-pop to City Hall Plaza.
Their latest record, Standards, is
currently available for your own price, and it’ll be worth whatever amount of
pennies you decide to spend.
For fans of:
GS: Greg Holden, Gin
DB: The Pink Spiders, the Hold Steady
For a taste, check out:
GS: “Roslyn,” “Look At Us Now,” “Lost
DB: “Song for Lester,” “Heat,” “Nashville
Days & L.A. Nights”
1:00pm; Red Stage
DB: Sunday, 1:05pm; Red Stage