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Local Boston Music Scene
The history of the music scene has included Boston, Aerosmith, The Cars, Godsmack, The Pixies, The Lemonheads and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Other notable Boston acts include Al B. Sure, Bell Biv Devoe, New Kids On The Block, Juliana Hatfield, Extreme, Armand Van Helden, Letters To Cleo, Luna, Susan Tedeschi, Breeders, Paula Cole and Folk Implosion. Major campuses in Boston include Harvard, MIT, Emerson College, Boston College, Tufts University, Brandeis University and Northeastern University. Publications covering the local scene include The Boston Globe, ThePhoenix.com and BostonMusicNews.com.
Boston Music Acts
Adela & Jude * Amara Love * Andrea Charls * Bella.T * Casey Desmond * Cancer Killing Gemeni * Danielle Mraglia * Eric Shelby * Jada * Jon Robert * Kitarah * Liz Longley * Lovewhip * Matt Romero * McAlister Drive * Nikolas Metaxas * Ria * Ross Phazor * Sheena Melwani * Sahdaya * Sophia Moon * Stanberry * Tapped Out Beats *
The Nines Festival made its debut as a boutique festival on Saturday, August 10, 2013. The inaugural event featured Dr. Dog from Philadelphia, Delta Spirit, Shuggie Otis and Explosions in the Sky. The event was organized by Ben Jaehne of Great Northeastern Productions, who wanted to mix music, arts and comedy. The ten hour show was held in Devens, 30 miles from Boston. The event was written about in this Perry Eaton blog 8/8/2013 for WBUR.
Boston artist Leo Lydon made the news by scheduling a musical tour across the country to Seattle, not on a bus, but a bicycle. The adventure spans 3,600 miles. The soulful pop singer/songwriter is 24 years old and went on a similar trip last summer from Boston to Toronto, which inspired his latest album called Spokes on Spokes. This story was written about in this Erin Dale article 7/31/2013 in the Wicked Local Cohasset.
The Calling 2 Festival is a two day Boston concert scheduled for Sept. 7 and 8, 2013. The show mixes r&b, hip hop and rock. Artists include Kendrick Lamar, Vampire Weekend, Local Natives, Bat for Lashes, Solange, Passion Pit, Major Lazer, Wolfgang Gartner, Deer Trick, Gaslight Anthem, You Won't, Flastradamus, Okkervil River, Flume and Bearstronaut. The show is organized by Brian Appel and Mike Snow. This festival was written about in this Dana Forsythe article 8/12/2013 in the Wicked Local Watertown.
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