Plus, AS220 serves bloodpheasant
Start your weekend early in Newport for the official Folk Festival kickoff party at the Newport Blues Café on THURSDAY (the 25th). The Rice Cakes have been added to the “Revival!” bill, which also features Christopher Paul Stelling, Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons, and the Low Anthem. Tix are just $20 and going fast; call 401.841.5510 for more information. Limited tix also remain for Friday’s Folk Fest, which includes an afternoon of “Newport Homegrown,” with TLA and the Rice Cakes, plus Death Vessel, Last Good Tooth, and Vudu Sister. Head to the Met on SATURDAY (the 27th) for a Starting Over Tuesday reunion with support from Wind In Sails. Start your SUNDAY (the 28th) with the Superchief Trio at the Narragansett Café starting at 4 pm (no cover, 401.423.2150); then hit the Parlour (401.383.5858) and join the “Pajama Party” led by singer-songwriter and DJ Kris Hansen, with no cover all night. On MONDAY (the 29th), 990WBOB.com hosts “Mondays On Blast” at the Spot (401.383.7133) with I Was Awake, Those Alone, Six Ten Connector (pretty awesome band name right there), and Pistol Shot Gypsy; 21+ and free of charge. Or head to AS220 (401.831.9327) for out-of-towners Signals Midwest and Run, Forever opening for local greats bloodpheasant (featuring Shannon from Gertrude Atherton). And ahead to next THURSDAY (the 1st — already?!), usher in August with one of the best live acts in town — The Silks — performing as part of the Burnside Park Music Series; the beer starts flowing at 4:30 and music starts at 5:30 pm.