For the past several years, Deer Tick takes over the town of Newport, R.I.'s Blues Cafe for their legendary Newport Folk Festival afterparties, which have featured such luminaries as Jackson Browne, Jim James, and Dawes. They're doing it again this weekend, bringing with them friends like Nashville singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose, the Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser, and Trampled by Turtles. As usual, all proceeds from the ticket sales benefiting the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the Newport Festivals Foundation.
"I can’t believe we’ve been doing this for four years now!" Deer Tick's John J. Macauley said of the festivities. "On the other hand, it feels like something we’ve been doing forever, in a good way. I think this might be our most stacked weekend yet. We’re looking forward to seeing all of our friends and playing and collaborating with them. There’s always the possibility of more surprises, too. The kind of stuff that even surprises us guys in Deer Tick."
If you didn't catch tickets to the 150-capacity events before they sold out (in two minutes!), artist-to-fan support platform PledgeMusic is giving away a pair every night via a Facebook contest. "PledgeMusic is both thrilled and honored to have been chose as the ticketing partner for this year's after parties," said the company in a statement. "This incredible series of Deer Tick and Friends shows is the perfect live event series to showcase the ticketing potential on our platform."
Check out the full lineup, watch KEXP's video of one of 2012's afterparties, and peep the PledgeMusic flyer below.
Friday, July 25
Deer Tick + special guest Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen
Saturday, July 26
T. Hardy Morris & The Hard Knocks
Ages and Ages
Sunday, July 27
Ben Nichols (of Lucero)
Deer Tick + special guest Trampled By Turtles