Piercing screams erupted from the mass of people crowding the JetBlue stage as Twenty One Pilots‘ banner was raised. Signs reading “Thank You |-/” and “We get it. Not everyone will.” lined the barricade. This was my second time at Boston Calling, and my third time seeing Twenty One Pilots live; however, it was my first time experiencing them in […]

On Saturday afternoon, Bleachers, started and led by Fun.‘s lead guitarist Jack Antonoff, played their first show in Boston at Boston Calling. Although this was the third time I had seen them within a span of five months, they did not disappoint. It just so happened that they had been at every festival I had […]

Our friends at Boston Calling just announced the lineup for their next festival, May 23-25. It’ll feature 22 artists from around the world, and BU Central will be there to cover the entire festival. We’ll even have a tent onsite with free giveaways just for BU students & alumni. Check out the announcement video below. Also, share […]

Artists to Watch: Royal Teeth

Back in September when I was given the opportunity to cover Boston Calling for BU Central, I knew absolutely none of the bands. But, while trying to learn about some of them before I went, I discovered one of my new favorite bands, the New Orleans-based pop-rock group, Royal Teeth. Their song “Hold Me” instantly caught […]

Local Natives, will you marry me?

Boston Calling, located in the valley of government center, awoke its residents this past Saturday to awesome music and an invasion of floral head wraps and Clubmaster Ray Bans. The first day of the music festival had indie, punk, alternative, and folk music of all variations resonating off City Hall, but I had my ears […]

A Vampire Weekend, Indeed

A sea of sweaty bodies surrounds me as I wait patiently for Vampire Weekend to make their entrance onto the blue stage at Boston Calling. The law school student behind me claims this will be the best show in the history of music. The slow buzz created by the crowd turns into yelps of joy […]

A first-time (and last-time) festival-goer

It’s a sad truth: The Northeast does not have many music festivals. I hail from New York, and though this year we were graced with Governors Ball and several EDM festivals, I was unable to attend the former and not interested in the latter. However, Boston Calling seemed like a good opportunity to get my […]