Boston Calling 2018 Artists To Watch: Julien Baker
ICYMI: Acentric Magazine is here to shine light on artists that fall under either category with this daily Artists To Watch series. From now until festival weekend, we’ll be counting down the days letting you in on who our most anticipated performers are this year, from the fairly local Weakened Friends to Grammy-Award-Winning rock-pop stars Paramore.
Artist/Band: Julien Baker
FFO: Lady Lamb, Daughter
Playing On: Day 3
Why You Should Watch: If you haven’t heard of the illustrious Julien Baker by now, then you may be hiding under a musical rock. Baker took the industry by storm with her full-length release Sprained Ankle (2015) and follow-up singles “Funeral Pyre” and “Distant Solar Systems” (2017) with her emotionally powerful lyrics and raw instinct for composition. She’s landed great performance opportunities such as opening up for The Decemberists and various headlining shows with the likes of Petal, Half Waif, and more. Coming off the momentous success from her album Turn Out The Lights last year, with much praise from Pitchfork, Billboard, and others, Baker became one of our artists you need to know this year and is one of our most anticipated acts on this year’s Boston Calling lineup. We are certainly more than ready to cry in the pit during her set.
Featured Image by Nolan Knight
Be sure to keep up with the series as we unfold a new artist to watch each day!
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