Richard Buckner “Ponder” from Our Blood (Merge www.mergerecords.com 2011) N Buy it!
Billy Bragg “It Says Here” from Brewing Up With Billy Bragg (Go! Discs 1984)Buy it!
John Lurie “Strangers In The Day” from Down By Law (Strange & Beautiful 1987) —background music for the first half of the showBuy it!
TV on The Radio “Second Song” from Nine Types of Light (Interscope 2011) N —headlining the second day of Lou Fest, August 28 in Forest ParkBuy it!
Fred's Variety Group “Slow Car” from Pretty Blue Pills (self-released 2001) L —written by Sherman S. Sherman and sung by Sunyatta Marhsall and Mark StephensBuy it!
Mississippi Gabe Carter “Tell The World” from Midnight Dream (self-released 2008) —playing Saturday, August 13 at the Gramophone with Rum Drum RamblersBuy it!
Memphis Slim “Beer Drinkin' Woman” from The Bluebird Recordings 1940-1941 (RCA 1997)Buy it!
Blind Willie Johnson “John The Revelator” from Anthology Of American Folk Music Volume 2 (Smithsonian Folkways 1997) —recorded in 1930, with additional singing by Willie HarrisBuy it!
Blind Willie Johnson “Dark Was The Night” (Columbia / Legacy 1998) —recorded in 1928Buy it!
The Low Anthem “Ghost Woman Blues” from Smart Flesh (Nonesuch 2011) N —playing at Lou Fest on Sunday, August 28Buy it!
Merle Haggard “The Fugitive” from The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology (1963-1977) (Razor & Tie 1995)Buy it!
Siete Vidas “Siete Vidas Más” from Instinto Felino (self-released 2007) —rockabilly from Madrid, SpainBuy it!
Henry And June “That's All Right” from Then & Now (Danger Limited 2011) N Buy it!
Augustus Pablo “Young Generation Dub” from King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown (Shanachie 1976)Buy it!
Gogol Bordello “Mussolini Vs. Stalin” from Voi-La Intruder (Rubric 1999)Buy it!
Rumen Sirakov “Zhochkino Horo” from Tambura (Gega 2002) —Bulgarian music, courtesy of John UhlemannBuy it!
John Lurie “The King Of Thailand, The Queen Of Stairs” from Down By Law (Strange & Beautiful 1987) —background music for the second half of the showBuy it!
Morning Teleportation “Foreign Planes” from Live at KDHX (KDHX kdhx.org 2011) N —recorded last month when the band was in town for a show at Off BroadwayBuy it!
Handsome Furs “Memories Of The Future” from Sound Kapital (Sub Pop 2011) N —playing Wednesday, August 24 at Off BroadwayBuy it!
The Kills “Future Starts Slow” from Blood Pressures (Domino 2011) N Buy it!
Frank Black and the Catholics “The Black Rider” from Black Letter Days (Spinart 2002) —Frank Black covering Tom WaitsBuy it!
The Ex “At The Gate” from Joggers & Smoggers (Fist Puppet 1989) —mostly inaudible lyrics based on the writings of Franz KafkaBuy it!
Brute Heart “Blindfolded” from Lonely Hunter (Soft Abuse 2011) N Buy it!
Brain Idea “Signals” from Cosmos Factory (Mexican Summer / Kemado 2011) N —playing this Thursday, August 11 at the Heavy AnchorBuy it!
Popular Mechanics “Obvious Display” from Time And A Half (Pancake Productions 2010) L —playing this Wednesday, August 10 at El Lenador with Tenement Ruth and TokBuy it!
Siete Vidas “Emociones Fuertes” from Instinto Felino (self-released 2007) —a member of this band, Angel Collado, also plays with Wormwood County...Buy it!
Lindy Woracheck “Time Is An Ether” from Demo (self-released 2009) —her band Wormwood County will be playing at the Schlafly Tap Room this Saturday, August 13 with The Union Electric and Bob Reuter's Alley GhostBuy it!
Curtis Eller's American Circus “Following This Ghost” from 1890 (American Circus 2000) —playing Saturday, August 20 at the Casa Loma, as part of the Beggar's CarnivaleBuy it!
Rum Drum Ramblers “Hometown Blues” from Mean Scene (self-released 2011) N L —vinyl LP release show this Saturday, August 13 at the GramophoneBuy it!
Memphis Slim “Grinder Man Blues” from The Bluebird Recordings 1940-1941 (RCA 1997)Buy it!
Grinderman “Go Tell The Women” from Grinderman (Mute 2007)Buy it!
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