There was a little bit of something for everyone on Day Two of the Boston Calling Music Festival last Saturday (9.26.15); unfortunately however, not all of it was good.
The day’s earliest acts were okay at best. Grey Season opened the day, and may have been able to impress if they had a little more time. Skylar Spence then opened the fest’s main stage with a nervous/excited set of electronic-pop that was just not suited for this time of day. Then there was Doomtree, an over-packed hip-hop group whose parts are greater than the sum.
The mid-afternoon acts were the day’s strongest. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks made an impression with their set, while Sturgill Simpson (who brought Boston Calling some much need ‘real’ country) and Father John Misty (whom I still can’t quite get a full read on) performed a killer one-two musical punch to win the day (it’s not a contest, but it’s kind of a contest).
The late-afternoon/dinner set went to the crowd’s most anticipated non-headliner of the day, Walk the Moon. Every band isn’t supposed to be every audience member’s cup of tea, but Walk the Moon was so bad that it was astonishing the band performing on stage was the one all of the fans were so excited about. But, the teenagers waiting at the barricade in the front-row since the gates opened five hours earlier seemed to be pleased, so they must be doing something right.
The evening acts were honestly the least excited main acts of the weekend; that is, until they actually took the stage. Chromeo hit hard with an infectious set that everyone in the audience just couldn’t help but dance to. Chvrches, while seemingly uncomfortable, delivered a great sounding set. And headliners alt-J finished off the night with a great, if not all too exciting, set.
Enjoy the Slideshow above, then head over to Flickr to check out more photos from Day Two (alt-J; Chvrches; Chromeo; Walk the Moon; More Coming Soon).
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