Day two of Boston Calling offered a refreshing roster of eclectic, diverse, and "can't-miss" musical acts. The day featured talented local musicians, including NeeMz, a Palestinian-American multidisciplinary artist based in Boston, who kicked off the day on the Red Stage. The Q-Tip Bandits followed shortly on the Blue Stage, where their rollicking set had the audience dancing and singing along. From there, it was off to the races with crowd-rousing tunes from Utah-based The Aces, and beautiful, tight sets from Joy Oladokun and Mt. Joy.
The afternoon lineup was dizzying in its excellence: Noah Kahan wowed on the Green Stage as Fletcher took the Blue Stage. Alanis Morissette played hit after hit during her phenomenal 90-minute set, including most of her 1995 smash album "Jagged Little Pill." At the same time, across the festival, the Flaming Lips worked their way through "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" in its entirety on the Blue Stage, confetti cannons ablaze. The Lumineers closed out the solid day of music with a tour of their greatest hits, including "Ho Hey," "Flowers in Your Hair," "Ophelia," and "Stubborn Love." Midway through their set, Noah Kahan joined The Lumineers onstage for a beautiful rendition of "If We Were Vampires" by Jason Isbell.
Although it was impossible to catch every set, there was no shortage of exciting music from across the spectrum of genres at day two of Boston Calling.