Memorial Day Weekend Music Ideas: May 26, 2017

Boston Calling rules the weekend.


It’s (almost) all about Boston Calling this Memorial Day Weekend as the rock festival move into its huge, grassy new digs at Harvard’s Athletic Complex in Allston with a bump to three stages plus an added comedy stage hosted by Hannibal Buress.

Friday mixes it up with hip-hop trio Migos (replacing Solange, a late scratch for “production delays and complications beyond her control”), the gospel-fueled rapper Chance the Rapper, atmosphere-brewers Bon Iver (pictured) and Sigur Rós, electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso, and indie-rockers Car Seat Headrest, Lucy Dacus (who plays an after show at Great Scott on Friday) and Whitney, who have an after-show at the Sinclair on Sunday. Saturday offers hip-hop (including Boston’s own Cousin Stizz), cool Brits in the xx and dance-pop rockers the 1975, synth-pop sisters Tegan & Sara, and a bit of rousing roots music in Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Brandi Carlile and more streamlined headliners Mumford & Sons. Sunday’s finale looms with the highly anticipated return of metallic gloom-prog purveyors Tool as well as an undercard that includes the ironic rockers Weezer, hip-hop firebrands Run the Jewels, frank pop upstart Mitski and more Boston love to rockers Buffalo Tom, Piebald (who play Saturday’s Sinclair after-show) and the Hotelier. Here’s a link to Boston Calling info as well as the whole schedule.

On a different note, you can check out great trumpeters at Scullers Jazz Club on Friday with Nicholas Payton’s Afro-Caribbean Mixtape and on Saturday with the Sean Jones Quintet, sporting the ex-leader of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

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