Live Music Ahoy! Newport Festival Saturday

The Newport Folk Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. We’ll be there on Saturday, August 1. Here’s a playlist featuring some of the acts I expect to see (and led me to favor Saturday over Sunday, despite the fact that Neko Case is playing on Sunday).

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White Winter

Boston is currently getting its third snowstorm of late December. It’s good weather to have soup for lunch, and to listen to “White Winter Hymnal,” or, better yet, to watch the video.

That said, I don’t really get Fleet Foxes: the band, or the self-titled, highly-acclaimed album. I like it, but don’t see what the fuss is about. Also high on this year’s “like but why the fuss?” list is TV on the Radio’s Dear Science.

Anyway, let’s get seasonal…