A lot happened in the Boston music scene this week. Want to keep up with the latest events and releases? Our Weekly Wrap-Ups give you all the news that’s fit to print.

 

Club Passim Announces Campfire Festival Line-Up

Things at Passim are heating up in preparation and excitement for this weekend’s Campfire Festival.

Four-day passes are $25; day passes are $10. Be sure to catch Mark Whitaker, Hillary Reynolds Band, and The Western Den, to name a few local highlights!

Check out the festival’s jam-packed schedule here.

 

Converse Sponsors Free Recording Sessions in Somerville

Vans has some budding competition from friendly rival Converse regarding music partnerships. Like Vans, Converse has a long history with the music scene, mixing music publicity and retail promotion. The company’s music sponsorship program, Converse Rubber Tracks, selected five Boston acts for free recording sessions; indie-pop quintet Guillermo Sexo recorded their new “Graffiti Skies” last week as part of this program. Q Division in Somerville is set to host Rubber Tracks recording sessions monthly for the rest of the calendar year.

 

Radclyffe Hall Vocalist Unleashes Debut EP

Digging Radclyffe Hall’s synths and vocals? Band-member and independent singer-songwriter Jaqui Rae Stewart just released her first EP Hope Was A Mountain under the name Raine. The album, initially funded by a Kickstarter campaign, is a collection of folk-pop songs that deal with themes like nature and individual power. Raine’s alto voice brings a rare sound to the alternative tunes with unexpected lower-register female vocals and subtle, haunting harmonies.

 

Also be sure to catch the sweet string trio featured in “Diamond.” Our review of Radclyffe Hall’s first show can be found here.

 

Bluegrass Pirates Play the ‘Rock and Blues Concert Cruise’

This past Sunday, Boston’s Barnstar! gave an epic performance on the season finale of The Rock and Blues Concert Cruise. Aboard the Provincetown II in the Boston Harbor, the bluegrass quintet sported pirate costumes as they entertained passengers. The group currently features a typical array of bluegrass instruments: fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo, alongside the famous bass of Zack Hickman. The afternoon event was presented by Club Passim.

 

Fresh From the Studio

Review: Mark Whitaker’s new album Nowhere To Land

Eric Leva song premiere: “I Should Know”

 

Hard To Beat(s)

Hazy Beats: Hieroglyphics

Beantown Beats: Cam Meekins

 

Locally Grown

Preview: Air Traffic Controller at Great Scott

Local Spotlight: Ryan Aderréy

 

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