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Spotlight On: St. Nothing, Boston Calling Winner

Photo by Emily Akin/The Gavel

Boston-based songwriter and producer Marco Lawrence began writing music at 14 years old after his classical flute instructor began teaching him music theory and formal methods of improvisation. Five years and countless piano ballads behind him, Lawrence turned his attention to electro-pop, and, after recruiting guitarist Sophia Carreras and violinist Meredith Nero, St. Nothing was born. The trio briefly stopped the music to tell us about their recent experience playing Boston Calling, their new demo, "Deals," and their favorite features on Sonicbids.

Last Chance! Apply by 8/7 to Play Boston Calling This September

Image courtesy of Mike Snow

Boston Calling Music Festival is reserving one slot for a Sonicbids artist to perform at City Hall Plaza this September, and there's just one day left to apply! The selected act will get to be on the same bill as some of the biggest and best acts in live music, with this fall's headliners including Lorde, The National, The Replacements, Nas x The Roots, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, Childish Gambino, and more.

This Week's Top Music Gigs: Boston Calling, Licensing for a National Ad Campaign, and More

Boston Calling, May 2014. Photo by Mike Diskin.

Trying to find gigs for your band? We've got lots of Sonicbids promoters who want you to perform! Check out our top opportunities this week, and then submit your EPK to anything that sounds like a good fit for you.

An Inside Look at the Boston Calling Experience With The Box Tiger

Boston Calling 2014. Photo credit: Mike Diskin.

Last weekend, tens of thousands of music fans flocked to Boston’s City Hall Plaza to witness bands such as Modest Mouse, The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie and Jack Johnson play the spring 2014 Boston Calling Music Festival. The event has managed to grow even bigger and better every time, and this third installment was no exception. The addition of a Friday night lineup this year made for a whole weekend of nonstop music, which included stellar performances from Sonicbids acts such as The Head and the Heart, Walk Off the Earth and our Boston Calling contest winner, The Box Tiger.

Spotlight on Our Boston Calling Winner: The Box Tiger

We recently announced that Toronto-based indie rock band The Box Tiger was selected through Sonicbids to play Boston Calling Music Festival this weekend. Even though the band has only been playing together for four years and released their first full-length album, Set Fire, last August, they’re quickly making waves in both Canada and the US. The Box Tiger has already opened for well-known acts such as Metric, Foster the People and The Joy Formidable, and we’re thrilled to watch their career unfold as they gain even more fans at Boston Calling this Sunday.

We caught up with The Box Tiger to find out what they’re looking forward to most about the fest, how they’ve built their fanbase without the help of a manager or booking agent, and what the future has in store for them.