This past weekend marked the third edition of Boston Calling Music Festival, an event that has quickly become our city’s premier multi-day outdoor music event. More rock focused than last fall’s edition, this weekend’s event brought out a likeminded crowd, but kept them vested and engaged throughout. Friday’s mellow acoustics progressively transformed into mountains of feedback and attack-style rock come Sunday. Some of the best sets of the weekend were played by seasoned vets to the likes of Modest Mouse, Built To Spill, and Death Cab for Cutie, while relative newcomers like Magic Man, Warpaint, and The Head and the Heart.
Throughout the weekend, BDCwire, RadioBDC, and Boston.com teamed up to tackle the many dimensions of the festival. Check out some of the videos we got from the event, and explore the three pages for more coverage of the weekend.
Jack Johnson was a crowd-pleaser, but Friday was given its biggest dose of energy thanks to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Here, lead man Alex Ebert gets up close and personal with some spirited members of the crowd.
Early on Saturday, Adam12 met up with Jason McGerr of Death Cab for Cutie, just a few hours before the band played its headlining set to an enormous Boston crowd.
On Saturday, yours truly and Adam12 sat down with the ever-friendly Frank Turner, who chatted about his latest touring schedule, and his upcoming album with his hardcore band.
On Sunday, RadioBDC’s Julie Kramer sat down with the rowdy men of Lynn, MA’s very own Tigerman WOAH! who lit up the stage early the same day. The band’s overall-sportin’ appearance was matched by rugged drinking songs that sparked smiles from showgoers of all ages.
[Photo Credit: Ben Stas]