With headlining performances by Robyn, HAIM, Disclosure, and Sia, this weekend's Boston Calling Music Festival has taken on a stronger pop tone. And the single most important aspect of pop music is just that -- the single.
As we gear up for another weekend camped out at City Hall Plaza, stuffing our faces with Tasty Burger, immersing ourselves around people born in the '90s, and taking in as much music as we can (a task made a bit harder with the addition of a new third stage for local music and comedy), we've mapped out 15 songs we are just dying to hear. From the rowdy guitar rock of Courtney Barnett's "Pedestrian At Best" to that scene from Girls come to life x20,000 during Robyn's "Dancing On My Own", this weekend's festival should be filled with individual highlights that are all about the song.
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Lizzo, “Basement Queens” featuring Sad13 of Speedy Ortiz (Saturday at 1:30 p.m.)
We were tempted here to go with Lizzo’s recent single “Good As Hell”, which has Jam of the Summer potential, but instead opted for the less likely track in hopes of seeing a certain guest on stage. A few weeks ago the alternative hip-hop MC teamed with Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz (billed as Sad13) for “Basement Queens”, and the weirdo pop tune would sound perfect on a sunny spring afternoon in Boston. #ShowUpSadie.