The spring edition of the Boston Calling Festival is set to take place at the Massachusetts’ Harvard Athletic Complex on May 25-27. The lineup features headlining slots from Eminem, The Killers, and Jack White, marking his first scheduled live performance with his new band in 2018. Queens of the Stone Age, The National, Paramore, Tyler, The Creator, Khalid, Bryson Tiller, Portugal. The Man, Fleet Foxes, St. Vincent, The Decemberists, Brockhampton, Maggie Rogers, and Royal Blood round out the top three lines of the diverse lineup. Also performing are Manchester Orchestra, Dirty Projectors, Pussy Riot, Thundercat, TAUK, and many more.Early Bird tickets are currently available here. For more information, head to the festival website.
In late-March, Ghost Light released their long-awaited debut studio album, Best Kept Secrets. The album has been in the works for the better part of two years. During their time on the road since work on the project began, Ghost Light has become one of the most exciting and in-demand live bands on the circuit.Recently, Ghost Light stopped by Asheville, NC’s Echo Mountain Studios for a special Echo Sessions performance. Presented by iAmAVL, the band—comprised of Tom Hamilton, Holly Bowling, Raina Mullen, Dan Africano, and Scotty Zwang—worked through a majority of Best Kept Secrets material, including “Don’t Come Apart Just Yet, My Dear”, “Keep Your Hands To Yourself”, “Best Kept Secret”, and “Diamond Eyes”, along with a cover of American Babies‘ “Streets Of Brooklyn”.Watch pro-shot video of Ghost Light’s lengthy Echo Sessions performance below:Ghost Light – Echo Sessions (Pro-Shot)[Video: Iam AVL]Ghost Light’s 2019 spring tour continues on Thursday, May 9th with a performance at Hamden, CT’s Space Ballroom. For a full list of upcoming dates, see below. For more information and ticketing, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Ghost Light | Echo Sessions | Echo Mountain Studios | Asheville, NCSet: Don’t Come Apart Just Yet, My Dear > Keep Your Hands To Yourself > Don’t Come Apart Just Yet, My Dear, Best Kept Secret > Keep Your Hands To Yourself > Diamond Eyes, Streets Of Brooklyn (American Babies ) > Best Kept SecretGhost Light 2019 Tour Dates:5/9 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom5/10 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl5/11 – Portland, ME – Portland House of Music5/15 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre5/16 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club5/17 – Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar5/18 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton5/19 – Corolla, NC – Mike Dianna’s Grill Room5/24 – 5/26 – Long Creek, SC – Long Creek Music Festival5/24 – 5/26 – Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival5/25 – Martinsville, VA – Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival6/6 – 6/8 – Wellston, MI – Camp Greensky Music Festival6/6 – 6/9 – Stephentown, NY – Disc Jam6/27 – 6/30 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival7/5 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater7/6 – Dillon, CO – Dillon Amphitheater7/18 – 7/21 – North Plains, OR – Northwest String Summit7/20 – Roseberry, ID – Summer Music Festival at Roseberry7/25 – 7/28 – Scranton, PA – Peach Music Festival7/26 – 7/27 – Burlington, VT – Tumble Down Festival8/2 – Johnstown, PA – Flood City Music Festival9/22 – East Aurora, NY – Borderlands Music Festival1/7 – 1/2, 2020 – Miami, FL – Jam CruiseView Tour Dates
It might not be the spectacles that the NFL and NBA drafts have evolved into over the years, but a draft is a draft for baseball fans.Major League Baseball held the first two rounds of the First-Year Player Draft on Thursday evening, with the Angels and Dodgers each holding two picks and going heavy on pitching. With the No. 15 overall selection, the Angels chose left-handed pitcher Sean Newcomb from the University of Hartford (Conn.), which also produced Jeff Bagwell. The junior, named the 2014 America East Pitcher of the Year, led the Hawks’ rotation with an 8-2 record and a 1.25 ERA in 14 appearances. Per a scouting report from MLB.com, the 6-foot-5 southpaw throws in the 90-94 mph range with a fastball reaching 97 and possesses a good slider. Newcomb is the 14th Hartford player to be drafted and the first to go in the first round. The Dodgers reached into the high school ranks at No. 22, grabbing righty Grant Holmes from Conway High (S.C.). The 6-1 Florida commit posted a 4-1 record and a 0.35 ERA en route to being named the Gatorade South Carolina Player of the Year. Baseball America ranked him at the 16th-best prospect in the 2014 draft. “We were able to get a player most clubs were looking at as a pitcher,” said White of the 6-1 outfielder. “We are going to let him go out and hit.” Verdugo, who was ranked No.55 by Baseball America and No. 1 in Arizona, won MVP honors at the Under Armour All-American game and is committed to Arizona State. White compared him to Joc Pederson, an outfielder who was selected by the Dodgers in the 11th round of the 2010 draft. The First-Year Player Draft continues with rounds 3-10 held today and rounds 11-40 on Saturday. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error In a conference call after the Dodgers’ last pick, Dodgers Vice President of Amateur Scouting Logan White said he was surprised to see Holmes sitting there at No. 22, never thinking he would be there that late. White described Holmes as an “advanced high school pitcher,” adding that his athleticism reminds him of Zack Greinke. “We feel fortunate to have gotten a player of Grant’s magnitude at pick 22,” said White. “He’s a mature, young and strong-bodied pitcher who throws hard and has a great breaking ball, but what separates him is he is a fierce competitor.”It’s the 11th time in 12 years the Dodgers drafted a pitcher with their top pick. In the second round, the Angels took St. Augustine Prep (N.J.). 6-3 righty Joe Gatto with the No. 53 pick. Baseball America ranks Gatto as the 42nd-best prospect and the No. 1 player in New Jersey. The North Carolina commit’s fastball sits in the 90-92 mph range, capable of reaching 94. The former football and basketball star went 5-0 in his senior season with a 0.41 ERA The Dodgers, in the second round, selected outfielder Alex Verdugo from Sahuaro High (Ariz.) at No. 62. Per scouting reports, Verdugo is a player many clubs see moving to the mound, armed with a fastball sitting in the 89-91-mph range and a promising curve. But according to White, the team plans on keeping him in the outfield, letting a player who loves to hit swing the bat.