-- NPR will be webcasting select sets from this weekend's Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island, which features headliners My Morning Jacket, Wilco and dozens of other stellar acts. The festivities started this afternoon and run through Sunday. [NPR]

-- Who knew that the Black Lips are such huge Atlanta Braves fans? The psych-rock act's latest video, for 'Noc-A-Homa,' is an ode to the team's long-retired mascot, Chief Noc-A-Homa -- and judging from the name of the actual tune, we'd assume it's an ode, too. [Death + Taxes]

-- Ever had the urge to catch the Who live? There's no better way too see the iconic classic rockers than for free! Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to your choice of dates on their upcoming  Quadrophenia + More Tour, which launches this November. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

-- Check out the new track 'It's Alright' by San Francisco rockers Permanent Collection, who certainly are up for leaving their tunes open to, uh, interpretation. "People might think this is a love song, and it can be if they want, but it's also about interpreting one's self," says singer Jason Hendardy. [Spinner]

-- Speaking of the Newport Folk Festival, Conor Oberst got ready for his set there this weekend with a surprise warm-up show on Thursday in nearby Fairfield, during which he played two new tunes. Thanks to one fan with a video cam, you can check them out now.  [Stereogum]