Crash Line Productions co-founders Brian Appel and Mike Snow learned a lot from their time at Boston Phoenix and the late, great WFNX.
They learned to partner with the best concert promoters. They learned how to excite a crowd. And, crucially for Boston, they learned how to partner with City Hall to get things done.
City Hall Plaza has seen concerts before. So has Boston Common, the Esplanade and Copley Square. But the scope of Crash Line’s Boston Calling festival is bigger and it’s impact more significant. I spoke with Brian Appel, co-founder of Crash Line, to hear what it takes to make Boston rock.