Dinosaur Jr. welcomed special guest Courtney Barnett for a performance of “Feel The Pain” on Friday. The rendition of the alt-rock mainstay’s 1994 hit came on the long-standing festival’s first day.

Barnett was spotted backstage earlier in the day commiserating with Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis, sparking rumors of a sit-in at the Rhode Island festival known for its cross-pollination. Even through the wall of Marshall stacks onstage, Barnett’s reverence for her indie forefathers shone through as she took vocals on the Without A Sound track.

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Check out Courtney Barnett sitting in with Dinosaur Jr. at Newport Folk Festival on “Feel The Pain” on Friday. In August, Barnett will lead the traveling Here And There festival around North America with a rotating lineup including Japanese BreakfastWaxahatcheeChicano BatmanSleater-Kinney, and more for single-day shows in 15 cities.


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