Who’s going to the AmericanaramA Festival of Music when it hits Toyota Park in Chicago this Friday? What do you mean you don’t have tickets? If you live near Chicago, you don’t have much of an excuse. Tickets are still available, and they aren’t entirely unreasonable for a triple bill that includes My Morning Jacket, Wilco and Bob Dylan. It promises to be a really fun, enjoyable night of music. Reviews from earlier stops on this tour have been moderate to strong, with many citing the constant presence of the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir for most of the evening as both a help and a hindrance. That is to say, if you like the Grateful Dead, he plays some classics with the MMJ and Wilco guys during their sets, but it can be a drag if you don’t know or like those extended jam sessions. But Weir is now officially off the tour, and has been replaced by the Richard Thompson Electric Trio, which could be better or worse, depending on how you look at it. If Thompson does some classic Fairport Convention cuts, that’d make me happiest of all. For those who don’t live in the Chicago area, there’s a number of other AmericanaramA tour dates for you to choose from, if it hasn’t already hit your city. The full list of scheduled dates can be found here. Go see these bands perform together now, because I don’t think you’ll have the opportunity to see it happen again, probably ever. Now then, let’s get to today’s Pick Your Poison. Allow me to recommend tracks today from The Anatomy of Frank, Friendzone (ft. Mykki Blanco), The Heavy Blinkers, Kite Club, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding and Tedo Stone. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream new stuff from AlunaGeorge, I Break Horses, Jay-Z, London Grammar and RDGLDGRN (ft. Angel Haze).

The Anatomy of Frank – Dirge (For Matt)

Friendzone ft. Mykki Blanco – Who Wanna Rumble

GrandeMarshall – Dedicated To

The Heavy Blinkers – Perfect Tourists

The Hongs – Giv It All

Kite Club – Jupiter Smiling

Lime Cordiale – Bullshit Aside

NOAH – New York Is Dead (Boys and Girls Remix)

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Lesbian Wife

Sensual Harassment – Capri Suntan

Sports Fan – Shallow Water (ft. Ben Joyce)

Tedo Stone – Back Again
Tedo Stone – Good Go Bad

Unkle Bob – Brother

Vortex Rex – Freeway Girl


AlunaGeorge – Bad Idea

I Break Horses – Denial

Jay-Z – Dead Presidents 3

London Grammar – Strong

Lorde – Royals (Shoe Scene Symphony Remix)

RDGLDGRN – Lootin In London (ft. Angel Haze)