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Boston Calling Headliner: The National Rock Letterman and Release Album

In celebration of their new album release yesterday, Trouble Will Find Me, The National headed to David Letterman show to perform the new track, Don’t Swallow the Cap.

A highly anticipated new album, after having a bevy of success with their prior release, High Violet, this kicks off a 52 show world tour, with stops in North America and Europe. But us Boston folk don’t have to wait long, as they will be headlining Sunday evening at the inaugural Boston Calling Music Festival at City Hall Plaza.

Tickets are sold out, but check our favorite local music app Timbre for tickets on SeatGeek and for an impromptu preview of all the acts playing this upcoming weekend.

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Boston Calling, Crash Line Answers

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.

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