This Week's Soundtrack looks ahead to upcoming shows by Pearl Jam, Patty Griffin, Bootsy Collins and more, and previews new music by The Avett Brothers and The Dismemberment Plan.

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This Week's Soundtrack

1. "Lightning Bolt" - Pearl Jam: From the new album of the same name. They'll open The Voodoo Music Experience Friday, November 1 at City Park. We're giving away weekend passes to Voodoo here.

2. "Up in Heaven (Not Only Here)" - The Clash: Last week, writing about the behind-the-albums videos "Audio Ammunition" got me in the mood for The Clash.

3. "Police on My Back" - The Equals: The original version of the song covered by The Clash on Sandinista. The vocalist and songwriter is Eddy Grant, who would later rock down to Electric Avenue.

4. "Don't Let Me Die in Florida" - Patty Griffin: A sentiment we all share. Griffin will be at Tipitina's Wednesday.

5. "Black Hill Smoke" - Ponderosa: Ponderosa has morphed from a classic rock band to a more convincing psychedelic band that has found a home away from home at The Howlin' Wolf, where they'll play Saturday night in the Den.

6. "Slow Six" - Surfer Blood: From this year's Pythons. We're pleased to present Surfer Blood at One Eyed Jacks next Tuesday, November 29. Register for a chance to win tickets to that show here.

7. "One More Time" - The Madd Wikkid: From Brassft Punk, an EP of Daft Punk songs remade as brass band music. Brassft Punk will play with Space Capone Friday night at Tipitina's.

8. "Back to the House" - Space Capone

9. "Bootzilla" - Bootsy Collins: Funk legend Bootsy Collins will play a birthday show at the House of Blues Friday night.

10. "No One's Saying Nothing" - Dismemberment Plan: The beloved D.C.-based band has reunited for a new album, Uncanney Valley.

11. "Master of My Craft" - Parquet Courts: Naive or faux-naive? You make the call. From the new Light Up Gold.

12. "Rockin' Shopping Center" - Jonathan Richman: Speaking of naive/faux-naive.

13. "Tennessee Time" - Valerie June: I'm sorry I missed this at the Circle Bar.

14. "The Gulf of Mexico" - Steve Earle: Earle returns to New Orleans to play The Civic Wednesday.

15. "Never Been Alive" - The Avett Brothers: From the new Magpie and the Dandelion.

16. "Black and Blue" - Honey Island Swamp Band: Honey Island Swamp Band plays Tipitina's Saturday night.

17. "Love to Love" - Jonathan Wilson: From the new album Fanfare.

18. "Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys" - The Equals

19. "Shine On" - Blitzen Trapper: From the new VII.

20. "Ay te dejo en San Antonio" - Los Texmaniacs: Grammy winners for Best Tejano Album when such an award existed will play Chickie Wah Wah Friday night.