This Week's Soundtrack previews shows by Sonny Vincent, Ricky B, W. Kamau Bell and more.

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Tom McDermott

This Week's Soundtrack

1. Oceans - Jay Z w/ Frank Ocean: From Jay Z's new, post-hyphen Magna Carta ... Holy Grail

2. I-69 - Roman GianArthur: At Essence Music Festival, GianArthur performed this advertisement for mutual pleasure.

3. 69 Année Erotique - Serge Gainsbourg: The great Gainsbourg thinks along similar lines.

4. Qui Est "In" Qui Est "Out" - Serge Gainsbourg

5. Black Heart - Calexico: When Calexico played Jazz Fest, they performed with a New Orleans horn section. On the new Spiritoso - originally released on vinyl for National Record Store Day - pairs the band with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.

6. Kanga Roo - Big Star: On July 30, the documentary Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me will be screened at the Contemporary Arts Center, presented by New Orleans Film Society.

7. One for Booker - Tom McDermott: Later this summer, songwriter/producer/arranger Van Dyke Parks will nationally release an anthology of music by Tom McDermott.

8. One of These Days - Pink Floyd: While Radiohead is pulling out of Spotify, Pink Floyd has opted in.

9. Love is a Bourgeois Construct - Pet Shop Boys: From Pet Shop Boys' new album, Electric.


10. Japan Air - Anamanaguchi: EDM from the band that played the Hi Ho Lounge last Saturday.

11. Hit Void - Primal Screen: The new album More Light by one of the signature bands of Scotland in the '90s.

12. I Wanna Be Forgotten - Bass Drum of Death: From the self-titled new album by the One Eyed Jacks regulars.

13. Knifeman - Sonny Vincent: A first generation New York punk who plays Siberia Tuesday.

14. Dead Bite - Hollywood Undead: Monday the rap rock band plays the House of Blues' 20th anniversary show Monday.

15. Shake Fa Ya Hood - Ricky B: First generation bounce artist Ricky B plays Tipitina's free Friday night with The Stooges Brass Band.

16. Kamau Reads the Shortlist of Things That Make Him Upset - W. Kamau Bell: The comedian will air his show Totally Biased daily on FXX starting this fall. He'll perform at The Howlin' Wolf Thursday.