Our Spotify playlist includes new music from Caribou, Bob Mould, and Wooden Wand, and looks ahead to shows by The Roots, Future, First Aid Kit and more.

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This Week's Soundtrack

1. "Weird Oasis" - Tweak Bird: Playing Siberia Wednesday

2. "Uneasy Peace" - Wooden Wand: From the new Farmer's Corner

3. "Hammond Song" - The Roches: A forerunner to freak folk, but more bohemian, less hippy

4. "Waitress Song" - First Aid Kit: First Aid Kit will play the House of Blues November 6

5. "Santa Rosa" - The Eastern Sea:  The Austin-based indie rock band plays Gasa Gasa Thursday

6. "In the Year of Dope" - Varnaline: Another freaky folk, this one drenched in distortion

7. "New Day Rising" - Husker Du: Bob Mould at his hardest

8. "Little Glass Pill" - Bob Mould: From Mould's new Beauty & Ruin, which is still really hard

9. "Please Remember" - Deafheaven: The art-metal band at its most shoegaze-y. Deafheaven plays One Eyed Jacks Wednesday

10. "Can't Do Without You" - Caribou: From the upcoming album, Our Love, due out in October

11. "Murmurs" - Hundred Waters: Will play One Eyed Jacks June 25

12. "Black Rock" - The Roots: They play this year's Essence Music Festival Saturday, July 5, though it's unlikely they'll play much from their new, grim, ... and then you shoot your brother

13. "The Frontline (Liberation)" - Madlib: A DJ interlude

14. "Gbe Keke Wo Taoc" - Psychedelic Aliens: Garage psychedelia from Ghana in 1968

15. "Detroit Game (Instrumental)" - J. Dilla: Another DJ interlude

16. "Covered N Money" - Future: At the House of Blues Tuesday

17. "Out There" - Willie Hutch: From the blaxploitation soundtrack genius  Willie Hutch and Foxy Brown

18. "Lost in Music" - Sister Sledge: Written and produced (pretty obviously) by Chic's Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. Rodgers will play the Essence Music Festival Friday, July 4

19. "We Are Explorers" - Cut Copy: Will play the Joy Theater Friday with  Classixx

20. "Family Affair - Studio Rio version" - Sly and the Family Stone: From Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection, which re-grooves classic R&B and jazz to bossa nova and samba rhythms in honor of the World Cup in Brazil

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21. "Three Little Birds" - Playing for Change: The world street musicians all-stars play Tipitina's Thursday

22. "Wet Bar" - Ross Johnson: Holly George-Warren's biography of Alex Chilton, A Man Called Destruction, documents much of Memphis' underground community including Johnson, the one-time drummer for Panther Burns

23. "Hayward!" - Dub Thompson: Will play Gasa Gasa Friday, July 4

24. "Brill Bruisers" - The New Pornographers: An advance of the title track from the band's upcoming album. They'll play the Civic Theatre November 7

25. and 26. "Crash Years" and "Silver Jenny Dollar" - The New Pornographers, from their previous album, Together