Hopscotch day parties announced, and TMT is hosting one!

Hopscotch day parties announced, and TMT is hosting one!

Boooo, Raleigh, why are you so hard to get to from Chicago (well, hard to get to for those of us making very little $$ at our day jobs)?? I was already bummed that I can’t make it to the Hopscotch Music Festival this year, and now that the Hopscotch day parties have been announced, I am even MORE bummed. Le sigh.

For the lucky ducks heading out to North Carolina for the three-day festival (full lineup available here) or for those of you who just happen to be hanging around Raleigh, the day parties add a little something extra to the already jam-packed Hopscotch experience. They’re free to the public (even without a ticket to the festival), and they are AWESOME.

And this year, one of the day parties will be extra-specially awesome (okay, maybe we’re a little biased, but…) because it’s being co-presented by Tiny Mix Tapes, along with Raleigh institution DiggUpTapes, art/music/booking collective Apothecary, and sponsor Lonerider Brewing! The lineup for the September 4 day party at Kings Barcade and Neptunes Parlour so far includes Secret Boyfriend, Tokyo Hands, Lee Noble, Heads on Sticks, Aldi, Nick James, Giant Claw, Paciens Trine, and Goblin Mold. More acts will be announced in the coming weeks!

Other day parties of note:

Three Lobed Records and local radio station WXDU will host a day party on September 5 at Kings Barcade, featuring Mary Lattimore and everyone’s favorite improviser-in-residence Thurston Moore, MV&EE, Sunburned Hand of the Man, and more.

• A day party in support of Girls Rock NC on September 6 at Warehouse District will feature EX HEX, Caitlin Rose, and Loamlands, plus there will be a Bloody Mary bar, so really, how can you go wrong?

Churchkey Records is co-sponsoring a Saturday day party at Slim’s, with a lineup that includes Spider Bags, Gross Ghost, and Silent Lunch.

The list of day parties can be viewed in full here. Have fun while I sit here in Chicago silently seething and experiencing massive FOMO.

• Hopscotch Music Festival: http://hopscotchmusicfest.com

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