Pretty & Nice, Earthquake Party to play Benefit for Sammy Yager, August 21 @ Great Scott


Last month Sammy “Babydude” Yager was seriously injured in a bicycle accident in his hometown of Saratoga Springs, New York, and remains in a coma. Though he’s showing remarkable progress in his rehabilitation, he still faces a long road ahead and, of course, a mounting pile of medical bills. Vanyaland has teamed up with Every Day Is A Mixtape — who recently released a cassette from Birthdays, Yager’s electronic music project — to throw a benefit show next week, August 21, at Great Scott. It’s a community effort, and all money raised will go to the Samuel Yager Fund, established by Shane Artsy.

This past Friday, Dreamhaus held a successful Sammyfest, and we hope to keep that positive vibe going. Joining us on Wednesday are Pretty & Nice, Earthquake Party, the New Highway Hymnal, and Yale, Massachusetts. We’ll have a rotating cast of DJs, including myself, Kevin Fowler of Every Day Is A Mixtape, and Mike Caulo of Sippy Cup Everything.

The cover is $8, but anyone can chop in extra if they want to. Here is the Facebook invite.


Check out some tunes from the bands below, as well as the event flyer. To keep tabs on Yager’s progress, check out the Babydude Watch, penned daily by his friends and mother, Jennifer “Babymom” Demarco.