Welcome to a very special installment of the Weekly Wrap-Up, where we keep doing the same thing we’ve been doing for several months.
Grey Season Announces They’re Playing Bonnaroo
You might know hometown folkies Grey Season from their 2014 effort Time Will Tell You Well. Or maybe you remember when they rocked the shit out of a headphone store for our “Artist of the Month” feature back in February. Well, now the dashingly handsome five-piece is heading down to Tennessee for some festival called “Bonnaroo.” I don’t really know much about it other than the fact that the guy who wrote “Piano Man” and the DJ with the mouse head are supposed to be there? Also, I guess like 100,000 people going or something? Anyways, if you feel like checking it out, here’s the full lineup.
Marissa Nadler Casually Drops Prettiest Song of All Time for Active Minds Compilation
No stranger to charity compilations, acoustic singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler contributed a new track called “Carnival” to One Hundred Thousand Voices, a benefit record for Active Minds dropping June 19. For more than a decade, the nonprofit has helped promote open discourse about mental health among students in hopes of de-stigmatizing mental illness in collegiate communities.
Nadler’s “Carnival,” along with the other 12 songs included on the comp, are certified bangers, so make sure to take a listen and help support a good cause.
Levitate Festival to Bring a Stacked Lineup to Marshfield, Mass.
Taking place just 40 minutes south of Beantown on July 11 is this year’s Levitate Music and Arts Festival—Marshfield’s premier (and probably only) musical bragging right. New Orleans’ Trombone Shorty and indie rockers Dr. Dog are among the big names to have hopped on the fest, with local acts like Stick Figure and Aldous Collins Band also gearing up to join the party.
Boston Businesses Open Doors to Local Artists with “Acoustic on Main”
In an effort to celebrate local music and promote small businesses, Mayor Walsh’s administration has announced it will be waiving sign-up fees for acoustic entertainment licenses from the first of May through the tenth. A strange (but totally rad) collaboration between the City Council’s Committee on Arts and Culture and the Committee on Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation is helping to make the event possible, and it’s shaping up to transform Boston’s Main Street District businesses into open stages for acoustic acts and solo musicians.
If you’re a business owner or musical performer that would like to be a part of “Acoustic on Main,” all you have to do is sign up online.