Deer Tick @ Newport Folk Festival 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
The Newport Folk Festival goes down in Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island this weekend. Playing the fest are Beck, The Avett Brothers, Feist, Jim James, Colin Meloy, Andrew Bird, The Mountain Goats, Father John Misty, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Dawn McCarthy, Justin Townes Earle, Felice Brothers, Jason Isbell, Amanda Palmer, Phosphorescent, Beth Orton, John McCauley of Deer Tick, Michael Kiwanuka, Lord Huron, Frank Turner, Black Prairie, Langhorne Slim, TIft Merritt, Spirit Family Reunion, Blake Mills, Houndmouth, Cold Specks, and more. Check out the PDF schedule.
Tickets are sold out but those without one can still get in on the action via the WFUV stream. "WFUV's Rita Houston and Alisa Ali will host the coverage, along with Ann Powers and Bob Boilen of NPR Music. Performances from the Newport Folk Festival will air live on 90.7FM and wfuv.org on Friday from 2:30-8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12-8 p.m."
Many of the artists playing the fest are also playing NYC this week like Beck (who also just announced a very small show), Phosphorescent, Father John Misty, Will Oldham, Beth Orton, Houndmouth, Frank Turner and Black Prairie.
Deer Tick, who have a new album on the way, are once again hosting three festival afterparties at the Newport Blues Cafe, the full lineups of which were just announced:
Friday 7/26: Langhorne Slim & Bobby Bare Jr. & Deer TickLike the afterparties their friends in Dawes are also doing, they're all sold out now, but if you're at the fest, they'll "be giving two tickets to Sunday night" to the "attendee who instagrams the best photo on Saturday afternoon at 3pm" with hashtags #negativity and #lookup. They add, "All you have to do is look up." (hint: look up at 3pm on Saturday).
Saturday 7/27: Justin Townes Earle & Jason Isbell & Deer Tick
Sunday 7/28: The Felice Brothers; Deer Tick playing new album Negativity in full.
Jim James, who is back at the fest for the 2nd year in a row, isn't playing those after parties and is done with NYC for now, but just announced a September tour that hits Alabama, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and other places. All of his dates are listed, along with a mini documentary about the 2012 Newport Fest that you can watch, below.
Jim James @ Newport Folk Festival 2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Jim James -- 2013 Tour Dates
7/27: Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
9/6: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
9/7: St. Louis, MO - @ LouFest
9/8: Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
9/10: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
9/11: Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
9/12: Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
9/15: Telluride, CO @ Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
Deer Tick -- 2013 Tour Dates
7/26 - Newport, RI - Newport Blues Café - SOLD OUT
7/27 - Newport, RI - Newport Blues Café - SOLD OUT
7/28 - Newport, RI - Newport Blues Café - SOLD OUT
9/7 - Boston, MA - Boston Calling Festival
9/17 - York, PA - Strand Performing Arts Center
9/18 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
9/20 - Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant Street
9/21 - Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival
9/26 - Los Angeles, CA - UCLA - Bruin Plaza
10/1 - London, UK - The Borderline
10/2 - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique Rotonde
10/3 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso - Upstairs
10/4 - Berlin, Germany - Comet Club