Slayer, the Replacements, Passion Pit and Chance the Rapper are among the artists that will flock to Boston later this month for Converse's five-day, multi-genre Rubber Tracks Live festival featuring five different themed concerts: Alternative rock, indie dance, heavy metal, hip-hop and punk. Check out the Converse Rubber Tracks site for full ticket info.
The fest will kick off Monday, April 27th with the alt-rock tandem of the Replacements and Dinosaur Jr.; the next night, Passion Pit and Baths take the stage. The blood will reign April 29th when Slayer and Doomriders perform at the fest, followed the next day by Chance the Rapper and Action Bronson. The series will conclude on Friday, May 1st with Descendents and King Tuff.
Converse's Rubber Tracks program offers up free studio time to local bands, with the artists maintaining the rights of their own music. In addition to the shoe company's hub in Brooklyn, Converse has also partnered with recording studios in San Francisco, Toronto, Los Angeles and Boston. Five artists on the Converse Rubber Tracks Live bill – the Young Leaves, Michael Christmas, Bent Shapes, Rozamov and Radclyffe Hall – all recorded in the Boston area thanks to the Rubber Tracks program.