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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/30/2010

August mixtape: Arcade Fire, Los Lobos, Beth Orton, A Tribe Called Quest and more

By David Malitz

U.K. singer-songwriter performs at Rams Head Tavern in addition to at Lilith Fair in August. (Photo courtesy of Beth Orton)

There are some welcome returns to the live music scene in August, including local punk-folk faves the Evens, anthemic Canadian rockers Arcade Fire and U.K. electro-singer-songwriter Beth Orton. Hip-hop festival Rock the Bells celebrates a handful of classic albums, including A Tribe Called Quest's classic "Midnight Marauders," while Scissor Sisters attempt to turn Constitution Hall into a disco club.

For a complete list of this month's picks, check out the August Mixtape best bets list. After the jump, listen to streaming tracks from many of this month's featured artists.

Arcade Fire - "The Suburbs"

Ohio Players - "Love Rollercoaster"

Los Lobos - "Saint Behind Glass"

Here We Go Magic - "Casual"

Ty Segall - "My Sunshine"

James McMurtry - "Just Us Kids" (live)

Twin Sister - "All Around and Away We Go"

The Moonhearts - "I Can Go On"

Beth Orton - "Thirteen" (Big Star cover)

Lou Barlow - "Losercore"

Erin McKeown - "Minneapolis"

Rusko - "Gully Flute"

Bonnie "Prince" Billy and the Cairo Gang - "Play, Guitar, Play"

Scissor Sisters - "Invisible Light"

A Tribe Called Quest - "Electric Relaxation"

Bare Wires - "Dancing on a Dime"

Dominique Young Unique - "Blaster"

By David Malitz  | July 30, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
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