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The Boston Calling Festival: Lucius and Big Black Delta

Lucius, photo by Peter Larson

Lucius, photo by Peter Larson

Big Black Delta

Big Black Delta


Continuing my plan to cover at least all the “non-headliners” for The Boston Calling Music Festival coming up September 7 & 8, here’s a little taste of Lucius (performing Saturday) and Big Black Delta (who are playing Sunday). I heard great things about the first Boston Calling festival, so this second one is definitely not to be missed. Especially not one that features bands like Boston’s You Won’t and Bearstronaut, Okkervil River, Deer Tick, Bat for Lashes, Major Lazer, Passion Pit, Local Natives… oh yeah, and The Airborne Toxic Event.

Lucius — is a fairly new Brooklyn-based quintet (just started last year), recently signed to Mom & Pop Music. It features the dual vocals of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, and the dual guitars of Peter Lalish and Andrew Burri.

Big Black Delta is the solo project of vocalist and bassist Jonathan Bates (Mellowdrone). He’s collaborated with several artists including Morgan Kibby, War Widow and Alessandro Cortini.

Get your tickets now for Boston Calling, as it’s liable to sell out just like the last one did.

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Introducing (to myself anyway) Pearl and the Beard

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I’ve literally just discovered this wonderful little threesome that features brightly colored three-part harmonies, guitar, cello, melodica, drums—and sometimes glockenspiel and accordion. But just because I’m out of the loop doesn’t mean you have to be. You can head right over to the Middle East (downstairs) in Cambridge NOW and catch Pearl and the Beard live, as they’re performing tonight with Boston indie folk duo You Won’t and Brooklyn-based Lucius. If you’re seeing this after the fact, or you’re nowhere near Cambridge, Mass., have a listen and pick up their latest 4-track extended single The Prodigal Daughter.

Pearl and the Beard – “40K” by Girlie Action Media

Who Knew by YouWontMusic

Lucius – “Genevieve” by ilovelucius

Pearl and the Beard: web | facebook | twitter
You Won’t: web | facebook | twitter
Lucius: web | facebook | twitter

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