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Gilt City at Boston Calling Music Festival

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After selling out in Chicago, Gilt City’s hit Better Than Backstage party is kicking off the second edition of Boston Calling in VIP style.

  • Gilt City at Boston Calling Music Festival
  • Gilt City at Boston Calling Music Festival
  • Gilt City at Boston Calling Music Festival
  • Gilt City at Boston Calling Music Festival
  • Gilt City at Boston Calling Music Festival
  • Gilt City at Boston Calling Music Festival
  • Gilt City at Boston Calling Music Festival

Better Than Backstage Party with Okkervil River


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  • Access for one to Gilt City’s Better Than Backstage kickoff party at Royale on Friday, September 6, 2013 from 7:30–10:30 PM
  • Live performance by festival act Okkervil River
  • VIP reception sponsored by local brands Privateer Rum and Sam Adams
  • Italian cuisine provided by Salvatore’s
  • Live set by DJ Big Phyll
  • Refreshments from popchips, UNREAL Candy and Vita Coco
  • $20 UberX or UberBLACK credit toward transportation (for new users only)
  • Swag bags
  • Post-party entry to Royale (strict dress code applies)

What we love

  • The day before they take the stage at Boston Calling, Austin-based indie rockers Okkervil River will be performing at this Gilt City–exclusive party at nightlife mainstay Royale.
  • You’ll be among the first to hear tracks from their seventh album, “The Silver Gymnasium,” just three days after its September 3 release.
  • You’ll enjoy truly made-in-Boston refreshments: cocktails by Privateer Rum (which is distilled in nearby Ipswich) and Sam Adams beer.
  • Salvatore’s, fresh from an appearance on the Food Network, will be providing artisanal Italian cuisine.
  • Royale’s plush seating, ornately decorated ceiling and beautiful bar make it one of the most luxurious venues for live music in the city.
  • A fixture of bars, clubs and parties all over New England, DJ Big Phyll will be on hand to do a live set to warm up the crowd. Prepare to get down before Okkervil River performs.

What to know

  • Redeem on: Friday, September 6, 2013
  • This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions
  • Guests must RSVP separately for the VIP reception by emailing betterthanbackstage@giltcity.com with your name and voucher code
  • Must be 21+ to redeem
  • Names will be provided on a guest list at the door
  • UberX or UberBLACK credit is good for up to $20 off one UberX or UberBLACK ride, for new Uber users only
  • Uber redemption information provided post-purchase on voucher
  • Voucher is redeemable only at the event
  • Offer is final sale and nonrefundable
  • Location:
    Royale, 279 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

About Better Than Backstage & Boston Calling Music Festival

“With a massive musical stroke, Boston Calling not only packed City Hall Plaza with 18 worthy alternative rock acts,” wrote The Improper Bostonian of Boston Calling’s inaugural installment earlier this year, “but positioned itself as a virtual new venue on the Hub’s landscape.” On September 7 and 8, the festival is back, with an eclectic all-star lineup taking to the stage in the heart of the city. And to usher in the fun: Better Than Backstage, Gilt City’s epic kickoff party, featuring a lively crowd, a stylish venue (nightlife mainstay Royale), cocktails and bites, and a live performance by cult indie-rock favorite Okkervil River, who’ll be part of Saturday’s festival lineup.

In addition to Okkervil River, Saturday’s program ranges from the upbeat, Afropop-inflected rock of Vampire Weekend to the indie pop of Natasha Khan’s Bat for Lashes. You’ll hear also L.A.-based Local Natives, whose debut album Pitchfork.com said was filled with “rustic and yearning vocals, three-part harmonies, clattering percussion, wiggly guitar leads, euphoric chanting, and a Talking Heads cover.”

Come back Sunday to get your synth-rock fix from Passion Pit; catch Diplo-produced DJ act Major Lazer (described by Pitchfork as “hip-hop and reggae are also smashed into one freaky, juiced up mutant”); take in Kendrick Lamar, (whom Spin magazine has written, “On a purely technical level, he might be the best of his generation”); and enjoy the sultry stylings of Solange.

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