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HCNU’s Guide to Boston Calling

Until recently, the Boston Calling website was frustratingly declaring that a line-up would be released at the end of the month. I checked every day, eager to find out who would be performing at this three-day music festival, but no new information appeared until January 28, when they finally let the cat out of the bag. Since it started last May, Boston’s first music festival has hosted big names like Vampire Weekend, Passion Pit, and FUN and this year’s summer concert will not disappoint. But with three days of straight music it’s hard to decide which day you should go to, who you should check out beforehand, and what the concert vibe will be like. Luckily, HerCampus NU has given you a complete Boston Calling guide to help you out.

DAY 1: Friday, May 23 

Band: Jack JohnsonGenre: “Beachside” pop / RockFamous For: “Upside down,” “Better Together”

Band: Edward Sharp & the Magnetic ZerosGenre: Alternative / FolkFamous For: “Home”

Band: Cass MccombsGenre: Alternative RockFamous For:  “Dreams Come True Girl”

DAY 2: Saturday, May 24

Band: Death Cab for CutieGenre: AlternativeFamous For:  “I’ll Follow You Into the Dark,”

Band: The Head and the HeartFamous For:  “Rivers and Roads,” “Lost in my Mind”

Band: Frank Turner and The Sleeping SoulsGenre: English Folk PunkFamous For:  “Recovery,” “Reasons Not to be An Idiot”

Band: Jenny LewisGenre: Folk / CountryFamous For:  “Barking at the Moon”

Band: The NeighbourhoodGenre: Alternative RockFamous For:  “Sweater Weather”

Band: WarpaintGenre: Psychedelic RockFamous For:  “Love is to Die”

Band: Walk off the EarthGenre: Alternative RockFamous For:  “Red Hands”

Band: Maximo ParkGenre: Alternative RockFamous For:  “Apply Some Pressure”

Band: Magic ManGenre: Alternative RockFamous For:  “Paris”

DAY 3: Sunday, May 25

Band: Modest MouseGenre: Indie RockFamous For:  “Float On”

Band: Brand NewGenre: Alternative RockFamous For:  “Jesus Christ”

Band: BastilleGenre: Electronic RockFamous For:  “Pompeii”

Band: Tegan & SaraGenre: Electronic Pop / RockFamous For:  “Closer”

Band: PhosphorescentGenre: Folk RockFamous For:  “Song for Zula”


Band: Built To SpillGenre: Indie RockFamous For:  “Liar”


Band: Kurt Vile and the ViolatorsGenre: Folk RockFamous For:  “Wakin On a Pretty Day”

Band: The DistrictsGenre: Alternative RockFamous For:  “Funeral Beds”

Band: Tigermanwoah!

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Stephanie Cohn


Stephanie is a Sophomore Journalism major at Northeastern University and has been with her campus for about a year now. She spent her first semester abroad in Costa Rica where she discovered her passion for writing through weekly blog assignments. Stephanie is now in the process of pursuing a minor in Latin American studies and hopes that someday to cover the region. Currently she is the Hub Health intern for Boston Magazine and the promotions chair for Hercampus Northeastern. Outside of HerCampus she enjoys healthy baking, yoga, creative writing, and spending time with her Sigma Kappa sorority sisters. 
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