Looking for a quick run-down on the latest in Boston music news? Here are a few items worth noting on upcoming Boston festivals and newly released music. 


Boston Calling Locks in Fall 2015 Dates

Limited-edition, low-price tickets for the May 2015 edition of the city’s hot new festival went on sale yesterday — it looks like Boston Calling is sticking around. Also announced: The festival just signed a contract extending their run through 2017. We’re looking at six more Boston Callings, folks!

Mark your calendars for May 22-24, and snag some limited presale tickets before they’re gone!


Slow Magic and Phaeleh to Play the Sinclair

Boston’s Slow Magic dropped energetic electronic album How to Run Away last week, and it’s now available on iTunes and out on CD/vinyl.


UK ethereal-electronic band Phaeleh will join Slow Magic at the Sinclair next week. Their new EP, A World Without, blends elements of garage, dubstep, and house music. Kodak, Graph, and Daktyl will also perform.

Tickets for the show (18+) are $15 in advance and $18 day of.


HONK! 2014 to Feature Massachusetts Bands

Alongside marching bands from New Mexico and Paris, many Boston, Somerville, and Cambridge residents are set to participate in this year’s HONK! from October 10-12. HONK!’s loud, interactive, and lively musicians aim to promote peace and unity through audience participation and shared music. Check out footage from last year’s event here.

Here’s a sampling of the local bands you’ll be able to catch marching from Davis to Harvard Square:

AfroBrazil (Boston, MA)

Dirty Water Brass Band (Somerville, MA)

Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band (Somerville, MA)

The Expandable Brass Band (Northampton, MA)

The Party Band (Lowell, MA)

The Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band (Somerville, MA)


Matthew Connor Releases Classy Stop Motion Video

Don’t miss this sweet music video for “How Is July Already Over?”, a track off Boston local Matthew Connor‘s upcoming album Farewell Motel, due out October 2014.

Think “Singin’ In The Rain” meets edgy barbershop.


In case you missed our recent posts:

Concert Reviews

Raspy Rock: Wolf Gang

Snap, Crackle, Pop: Sylvan Esso

Born to Rage: Dada Life

Locally Grown

Listen Local: 5 Hip-Hop Tracks to Put Boston on the Map

Venue Guide

Boston Venues: The Sinclair

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