Thursday June 25th 2009, 12:01 pm
Video of the Day: Justin Townes Earle
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Justin Townes Earle- Midnight at the Movies

Justin Townes Earle’s new music video, directed by Ryan Newman,  for the title track to his latest record, Midnight at the Movies. Does this video make anyone else totally dizzy?

Wednesday June 24th 2009, 12:42 pm
In Living Color: Entrance Band/ Sleepy Sun/ Slang Chickens
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Photos from the Entrance Band, Sleepy Sun and Slang Chickens show at the Eagle Rock Center For The Arts last week. All photos by India Brookover.

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Wednesday June 24th 2009, 11:14 am
Video of the Day: Townes Van Zandt
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YouTube Preview ImageTownes Van Zandt- If I Needed You

Townes Van Zandt shares the story behind “If I Needed You” and then performs it on Austin Pickers in 1984.

Tuesday June 23rd 2009, 12:50 pm
Ticket Giveaway: Port O’Brien and Papercuts at the Echo
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We are giving away two (2) pairs of tickets to see Port O’Brien (whose touring band currently consists of the usual Port O’Brien crew + Tyson Vogel of Two Gallants on drums and Gram Lebron of Rogue Wave on guitar) and Papercuts on Friday, June 26th at the Echo. The show is 18 + with Sean Bones supporting. To win, e-mail whenyouawakela @ (subject: Port O’Brien) and tell us your favorite song about water (oceans, seas, lakes, etc). Include your first and last name in the email. Two winners will be picked and contacted. Tix for the show are $10 and you can buy them in advance here.

YouTube Preview ImagePort O’Brien- I Woke Up Today

Tuesday June 23rd 2009, 12:19 pm
‘When You Awake Show’ Recap
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Click here to listen to the “When You Awake Show” we recorded yesterday with our special in-studio guest DJ, Mark Starr. Playlist is below. Enjoy!

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young- 4 + 20 ** John Sebastian- Mobile Line ** Edwin Hawkins Singers- Oh Happy Day **Hank Thompson- Six Pack To Go ** Slim Dusty- The Pub With No Beer ** Loretta Lynn- Will You Be There ** Sir Arthur- Stop Cheating On Me ** Merry Clayton- Gimme Shelter ** Johnny Winter- Silver Train ** Claudine Longet- Let’s Spend The Night Together ** Ike and Tina Turner- Honky Tonk Woman ** Primal Scream- Country Girl ** Whiskey Biscuit- Trailer Park Sweetheart ** Sacred Hearts- Temptation ** Drunk Horse- Classic Move ** Buffalo Springfield- A Child’s Claim To Fame ** The Byrds- Jesus Is Just Alright With Me ** Flying Burrito Brothers- Just Can’t Be ** Stephen Stills and Manassas- Business On The Street ** Luke Peterson Blues Band- Good Old Candy ** The Jaggerz – The Rapper ** 10th Dimensions- The Bushman ** The Ramrods- Soul Train ** Charlie Daniels Band- The South’s Gonna Do It ** Commander Cody- One Man’s Meat Is Another Man’s Poison ** Bob Seger System- Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man ** Bread- Why Do You Keep Me Waiting ** Leon Russell- It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry ** Marlene Dietrich- Blowin’ In The Wind ** Van Morrison- Just Like A Woman ** Richie Havens- Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands

Tuesday June 23rd 2009, 12:17 pm
Truer Sources of Sound Offers the Bob Dylan Vinyl Plan
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The folks over at Truer Sources of Sound have put together “The Bob Dylan Plan.” For the next 30 days, you can sign up to receive 1 used vinyl copy of every single Bob Dylan studio album released between 1962 and 1976 (not including live albums, greatest hits albums, outtake records, etc) mailed straight to your door once a month. You will receive the first record in early August and will then receive one per month for the next 14 consecutive months (for 15 records total). For details on cost and how to sign up for the plan, click here. Bob Dylan totally beats a ‘Fruit of the Month’ club, right?

Tuesday June 23rd 2009, 11:41 am
Video of the Day: Leon Russell
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YouTube Preview ImageLeon Russell- Amazing Grace

Leon Russell and The New Grass Revival singing “Amazing Grace” live in concert. This footage might be from their Perkins Palace show in California in 1980– but’s it’s not 100% confirmed.

Monday June 22nd 2009, 11:08 am
Ticket Giveaway: ‘Celebration at Big Sur’ Film Screening
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We are giving away three (3) pairs of tickets to see the film Celebration at Big Sur this Thursday, June 25th at the Silent Movie Theate. The film chronicles the 1969 Big Sur Folk Festival and features performances by CSNY, Joan Baez, Mimi Farina, Dorothy Morrison, John Sebastian and Joni Mitchell. There will also be a special sneak preview of (((folkYeah!)))’s Festival In The Forest, a brand new film that documents last year’s festival in Big Sur that featured Megapuss, Entrance Band, Fool’s Gold, The Parson Redheads, Port O’Brien, Beach House, Sleepy Sun and the Silver Jews. To win tix to this Thursday’s screening, e-mail whenyouawakela @ (subject: Big Sur).  Include your first and last name in the email and tell us the three bands/musicians (dead or alive) who you would choose to headline your dream festival. Three winners will be picked and contacted. Tix for the show are $14 at the door.

YouTube Preview ImageCelebration at Big Sur Trailer

Monday June 22nd 2009, 11:07 am
‘When You Awake’ On The Air Today
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Tune into Little Radio today from 2-4 pm (PST) for the ‘When You Awake Radio Show’. We are once again pleased to announce a special in-studio guest DJ, Mark Starr. It is very rare that I go to an event and hear a DJ spin music that I’m really into. Even rarer to find a DJ who spins music that I’m really into…and have never heard before. Mark is one such DJ. The last time I heard Mark spin, I was literally leaning over every song and saying “Dude! This song is amazing. Who is this?”). He was, for instance, the guy who introduced me to the Stampeders tune “Sweet City Woman”, which has basically become my summer anthem. What new music shall he introduce us to today? In addition to his being a rad DJ, Mark is also a seasoned musician, having played in bands like the Gimmicks, Shake City, The Masons, Sweet Evil and a new as of yet unnamed project. He’s definitely worth tuning into.

Monday June 22nd 2009, 10:57 am
Video of the Day: Crosby, Stills and Nash
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YouTube Preview ImageCrosby, Stills and Nash- Helplessly Hoping

Crosby, Stills and Nash sing the Stephen Stills tune “Helplessly Hoping” live in 1977. Lyrics are included with the video so you can attempt to add in your own fourth part harmony. Good luck!