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Boston Calling

The Best of Boston Calling 2023

Foo Fighters Bring Out Taylor Hawkins’ Son Shane Headlining day one of the festival, the Foo Fighters performed a two-hour set for a crowd that […]

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The Many Faces of Boston Rap Star Oompa

It’s a Friday night in late March, and Oompa, the Roxbury-born artist, rapper, and performer is working out some excess energy, pacing around the makeshift […]

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18 Things We Can’t Wait to Do This Spring and Early Summer

APRIL 1. Catch the biggest wave in Japanese art. Katsushika Hokusai may have been an important artist in the 1800s, but his Great Wave and […]

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Boston Calling Can’t Catch a Break

A bad break from Mother Nature and a pair of COVID-related cancellations put a bit of a damper on the three-day music festival as it […]

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All the Local Talent Taking the Stage at Boston Calling 2022

When Boston Calling returns to Allston this year, they’ll be reviving a longstanding tradition: Giving local musicians a very big stage in their hometown. That’ll […]

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Boston Calling Update: Nine Inch Nails Has Been Added as a Headliner

It’s been a rollercoaster for the Boston Calling lineup these past few years, but fans of ’90s and ’00s industrial rock will be pleased with […]

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The Boston Calling 2022 Lineup Is Here: Metallica, The Strokes, Foo Fighters Will Headline

You ready to ride the lightning??? At Boston Calling 2022, you’d better be. Metallica and The Strokes will join Foo Fighters at the top of […]

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My Life in the Age of COVID: Camp Blood

As the COVID-19 pandemic upends every aspect of Boston life, we’re checking in with some local residents to learn how they’re processing our new normal. […]

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Boston Calling 2020 Is Officially Canceled

It was gonna be a hell of a show this year. But as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wipe out gatherings large and small across […]


The 2020 Boston Calling Food and Drink Lineup Is Here, with Roxy’s Fried Chicken and Mikkeller Beer

With headliners curated from your ’90s CD collection—Rage Against the Machine, the Foo Fighters, and Red Hot Chili Peppers—this year’s Boston Calling music festival might […]

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Confirmed: Rage Against the Machine Is on the 2020 Boston Calling Lineup

The dream of the ’90s is alive at Boston Calling. At least that’s the case when it comes to the festival’s 2020 headliners, who are […]

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Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers Will Headline Boston Calling 2020

Surprise! The folks at Boston Calling are announcing today that they’ve picked two of the three headliners for the festival when it returns in 2020: […]

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Your Guide to All the Local Talent at Boston Calling 2019

Interested in checking out some local talent at Boston Calling this year? You’ve got plenty of options. A smattering of hometown heroes will once again take the stage […]

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An Alternative to Boston Calling Is Brewing in Dorchester: “Boston Answering”

Last year, when Boston hip hop artists Cousin Stizz and STL GLD were on the lineup, Dorchester’s Cliff Notez was thrilled to show up and support his friends at […]

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The Boston Calling 2019 Set Times Are Here

CHVRCHES or Greta Van Fleet? Hozier or ODESZA? Logic or Brandi Carlile? If you’re heading to Boston Calling 2019, those are some of the choices you’ll […]