The group's range of influences makes them a sort of nu-folk-meets-'90s-R&B power trio and Days are Gone a knockout. Its dateless quality (and its damn sunny disposition) is what excites music-lovers about Haim.
There's no mistaking Boston Calling for a Coachella or a Lollapalooza. Ticket holders are able to roam in and out of City Hall (i.e. make decisions as adults) and, for the most part, Boston Calling's footprint on those outside of the festival has minimal impact.
This year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (June 13-16) is within spitting distance and, as expected, riddled with talent. And, more conceivably, there are heart-wrenching set conflicts that we must face on the farm.
Stereo IQ returns to you with lines from punk rock forefathers, indie veterans, and local up-and-comers alike. Settle into the cold weather and let us be your guiding hand to the tail end of 2012 -- its soundtrack in the latest Lyrics of the Week.