And we’re back! Here to give you the scoop on all things Boston music is this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up.


Boston Calling Update: Beck, Tame Impala, and Sharon Van Etten to Play Friday

As Boston City Plaza awaits the surge of twenty-something-year-old hipsters and the occasional disheveled parent at this May’s Boston Calling, the fest is finalizing its lineup and letting the masses at both Friday night and weekend passes. Beck, Tame Impala, and Sharon Van Etten will be christening the main stages on Friday, with a slew of huge acts following as the weekend goes on. If you want to see firsthand just how old Pixies really are, sing along to Tove Lo’s one song, or get your gut busted by Tenacious D, here’s your chance.


Magic Man Gets a Spot on the Guardian’s Playlist

The Guardian gave a sweet shout-out to Boston’s own electropop five-piece, Magic Man, last Monday, granting them a slot on their playlist along with Swim Mountain, Joey Fourr, Loris, and Marriages. Beneath the blurb praising Magic Man for their surging synth-rock and comparing them (twice) to Passion Pit, is a link to the band’s video for “Paris.” It’s got everything from headless interpretive dancers to snapshots of vocalist Alex Caplow looking pretty in the woods.


Heavy Rotation Gives a Sneak Peek of Dorm Sessions 10

Student-run label Heavy Rotation Records is gearing up to release its tenth edition of Dorm Sessions, a compilation jam-packed with some of Boston’s up-and-coming young artists. This year’s comp showcases post-rockers, I/O, along with the grungier Rare Occasions, folkie breakouts, Grey Season, and many more.

Czech out an advance preview of Dorm Sessions 10 here.


Fresh Out the Kitchen

This week gave way to a whole bunch of new tunes from local acts that you [should] know and love.

Amy & The Engine Premiere New Single “Last Forever” on Teen Vogue

Cousin Stizz Drops New Song “A-World

Oh, Malô Release “Hey, Mr. Paul” off Second Colored EP, Red

Kyle Thornton & The Company Uptown Funk You Up


Recent Show Reviews

Soundtrack to an Indie Romcom: Ryan Montbleau

Nick Hakim: Warming Cambridge with “Cold”

Local Spotlight


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