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Crash Line Productions, in partnership with Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID) and The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, announcesthe 2014 Boston Calling Block Party series. Kicking off May 8, 2014 and running through September 25, 2014, the parties will be held every Thursday evening from 5-8pm in Dewey Square, directly across from South Station. All events are free and open to the public, and are presented by Shock Top and Radio BDC. The Swinging Johnsons will perform this Thursday and fans can check the rotating schedule of local artists each week at The Block Party series is in addition to Boston Calling’s three-day music festivals, which take place May 23-25, 2014 and September 5-7, 2014 respectively.

It’s official. Summer is in the house.

The folks who put on Boston Calling Music Festival feel like Boston could use even MORE fun and music throughout the warmer months, those jerks 🙂

But seriously, this is a great move to showcase the beautiful Rose Kennedy Greenway, local artists and DJs, as well as some delicious local produce from the farmer’s market.

Mayoral Walsh also chimed in to offer his approval:

“We are excited about Boston Calling’s creative activation of the City of Boston’s unique open spaces. The popular Block Party Series’ move to Dewey Square, where food trucks and the Boston Public Market already bring people together, will add additional energy to the square. It will create a new environment for friends to gather after work, and will make the Rose Kennedy Greenway and our whole city even more vibrant.”

So kick off those wingtips and heels, flower children, and enjoy the green grass beneath your feet because Boston’s ‘summah’ just got ‘funnah’.

If you want to enjoy some other great events put on by the great folks at Boston Calling check out the Music Festival coming up: 


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Boston Calling Round 4 Line-Up

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Seriously, where are they pulling this all together from. Even though the May Boston Calling still hasn’t hit yet, the outstanding line up for the second fall version of Boston Calling (September 5, 6 and 7, 2014) was announced this morning. From the release, you can expect to see the following this fall:

  • The National
  • Lorde
  • The Replacements
  • Nas x The Roots
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Childish Gambino
  • Spoon
  • Girl Talk
  • The 1975
  • Volcano Choir
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • The War on Drugs
  • The Hold Steady
  • Lake Street Dive
  • Bleachers
  • White Denim
  • Future Islands
  • Sky Ferriera
  • San Fermin
  • S. Carey
  • CliffLight
  • Gentleman Hall

And, the ever important ticketing information:

Ticket Information: Early Bird Presale for three day General Admission and VIP passes will go on sale April 24, 2014 at 10AM EST online at General Admission 3-Day passes are $150 and VIP 3-Day passes are $250, a limited number of tickets are available at this price. General Admission and VIP Three Day tickets will go on sale Monday April 28, 2014.

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BostonBound: Nickel Creek at House of Blues

First and foremost, let me say that I am so glad to see Nickel Creek back in action. Seven years without this trio was a painfully long time to wait, but the new album A Dotted Line is oh-so-sweet. I’m thrilled the vacation is over and strongly recommend the record.

Now to the Boston connection. The band will be headlining the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street this May 1st. Joined by The Secret Sisters, the show promises expert musicianship, fantastic harmonies, and–of course–the badass mandolin playing of Chris Thile.

Tickets can be purchased through LiveNation. Enjoy “Destination” from the new album below.


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BostonBound: Hellogoodbye at Brighton Music Hall

On Sunday, April 20th, SoCal pop rockers Hellogoobye will take the stage at Brighton Music Hall (remember Harper’s Ferry?) with Vacationer as part of their Spring #HelloVacaTour that kicked off in Chicago last night. Both bands bring smooth, catchy melodies on top of electronic-focused instrumentation.

Enjoy this throwback from Hellogoodbye and be sure to get out to BMH on the 20th.