When You Awake has been chosen as one of the Top 40 Music Blogs by Glastonbury Music Festival for the fourth year running and is a judge for their Emerging Talent Competition.
When You Awake founder Jody Orsborn is the official blogger for the Railroad Revival Tour. The first tour took place in April 2011 and featured Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show on a train tour across America.
Tune into Little Radio today from 2-4 pm (PST) for the When You Awake Show. This week, we are paying tribute to that little thing known as “Motion”, whether it be ramblin’, walkin’, truckin’ or motorcyclin’. Look out for tunes by Neil Young, The Band, Willie Nelson, Led Zeppelin and many more.
Thanks to the fine folks at Arthur Magazine for alerting me to the fact that Ethan Miller, the mastermind behind Howlin’ Rain and Comets on Fire, has started his own audio/download blog called Silver Currant. On the blog, he states: “I now have a place to post music, books, photos from the road & recordings and gin and tonic ponderings of all sorts that relate to the Howlin Rain or anything otherwise.” His first audio offering is a psychedelic mixtape, compiled by John Fitzgerald, that features one heavy jam after another. If you missed it, Ethan also put together a brilliant Country Voodoo mixtape for our Mixin’ With series last year. Perhaps we can convince him to do a Part Two soon… In the meantime, be sure to keep checking back at the Silver Current, as Ethan promises that he “will do my god’s honest best to keep the bullshit rants to a minimum and tunes, art and strong cheap dope to a maximum here!” What more could you ask for?
Scott McKenzie singing John Phillip’s “Like An Old Time Movie.” McKenzie was actually childhood friends with Phillips and sang with him in a number of bands before being invited to form the Mamas and the Papas. McKeznie turned down the offer, however, because he wished to strike out on his own. He recorded Phillips “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)” in 1967, which became a Top 10 hit. He followed that single with another song written and produced by Phillips, “Like An Old Time Movie”. He stopped recording in the early 70s until he joined up with a new version of the Mamas and Papas in the 80s and then co-wrote the Beach Boys massive hit “Kokomo” in 1988 with Phillips, Mike Love and Terry Melcher.
Paul from Setting The Woods On Fire is back with Part Two of his Hank Williams Goes Twang Mixtape. This time around, he features covers of Williams by Townes Van Zandt, Leon Russell, Wanda Jackson and more. If you missed the brilliant Part One, you can check it out by clicking here. Enjoy!
Wilco just announced a 25-date tour that will take them through the US, Spain and Denmark in support of the release of their new live concert dvd, Ashes of American Flags. The film, which follows the band on their February 2008 tour, will be released April 18th via Nonesuch Records. The trailer is below and complete tour dates are after the jump.
The Melbourne, Australia based musician CW Stoneking covers the White Stripes’ “7 Nation Army” live on Triple J radio. Dave over at Little Radio turned me on to Stoneking yesterday afternoon and his blusey tunes are all that I’ve been listening to since (especially “The Love Me Or Die,” which you can check out below).