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Friday Playlist: Pitchfork Festival Weekend

Finally! It’s Pitchfork Festival weekend. Instead of the usual Monday playlist, here’s a Friday edition featuring some new-ish videos from artists who will be playing in Union Park. Plus, check out the streaming schedule inside.

Today in Grateful Dead History: RFK ’90

On July 12, 1990, the Grateful Dead played RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The first set was marred by weather-related delays, but still featured a nice Bertha in which the drenched crowd roars at the “caught in a rainstorm” line and an excellent Cassidy.

Monday Playlist: Sunburned & Sore

Sunburned and sore, and soaking wet from a morning thunderstorm. Just another Monday in July. So before you find yourself entrenched in the workweek, start your week off with tunes from Foster the People, Best Coast, Weezer and others.

Today in Grateful Dead History: OK City

On July 5, 1981, the Grateful Dead played the Zoo Amphitheater in Oklahoma City, OK. The Dead, with Brent Mydland well into his third year with the band, was on the third night of their summer tour when they hit this tiny outdoor venue.

Monday Playlist: Happy Birthday, America (U.S. Blues)

It’s the Fourth of July, that one hot summer day when everyone gets together to try and recite the “Fourth of July bicentennial brouhaha” line from Dazed & Confused. And to celebrate the birth of a nation. Here’s some quality tune-age to go with it.

Live Bait: Free Phish Friday In Honor of Super Ball IX

This weekend, Phish is hosting Super Ball IX, a three-day festival in Watkins Glen, NY. This is fest #9 for the band, and to commemorate it, they’ve released a fantastic (and free!) compilation of highlights from the previous eight. Download/stream it here.