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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.
The Growlers from Long Beach, California have given us a song by song guide to Harry Nilsson’s 1971 album The Point!. The guide, which is entitled “The Growler’s Top 10 Songs to Get Stoney Baloney on the Zong To”, is the perfect way to experience a record about which Nilsson explained: “I was on acid and I looked at the trees and I realized that they all came to points, and the little branches came to points, and the houses came to point. I thought, ‘Oh! Everything has a point, and if it doesn’t, then there’s a point to it.’” Check out the mixtape, and the video for the Growler’s own tune “Something and Something, Jr”, after the jump. You can catch The Growlers tonight, Monday, November 30, at Origami Vinyl in Echo Park at 7pm for a special in-store performance in honor of their recently released debut album Are You In Or Out (out now via Everloving Records).
A Hawk and a Hacksaw performing their song “I Am Not A Gambling Man” in Carrizozo, New Mexico. The tune originally appeared on their 2009 record Délivrance (released in May via the Leaf Label). The band consists of violinist Heather Trost and percussionist/ accordion player Jeremy Barnes, who was previously the drummer for Neutral Milk Hotel.
A mystery someone recorded our Neil Young Tribute Concert on Friday and just posted it up on one of the torrent sites. The recordings are of a surprisingly good quality and I’ve included them here for your listening pleasure after the jump. Enjoy! (more…)
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Neil Young Tribute + Benefit on Friday night. The event was a huge success thanks to the kind support of the Los Angeles music community and together we raised $1703 for The Children’s Music Fund! Check out more pictures, by Andrew White (AW) and India Brookover (IB), from the evening after the jump. We will be back in February with another tribute/ benefit. Stay tuned to When You Awake for details!
Big O has a bootleg of the Band rehearsing at Ultrasonic Studios in Hempstead, NY in December of 1971. The rehearsal, which consisted of the 5 group members plus Allen Toussaint and a five-man horn section, was in preparation for the Band’s four night stand at the Academy of Music. Levon Helm is featured on lead vocals for most of the tracks, with Rick Danko taking the mic on “Unfaithful Servant” and Richard Manuel on “Across the Great Divide.” The resulting Academy of Music show was recorded and later released as their live album, Rock of Ages. Click here to check out the bootleg. The tracklisiting and musicians featured are after the jump. Thanks to Ozzybeef for the head’s up. (more…)
Roy Orbison performing “You Got It” live at the Diamond Career Awards on November 18, 1988. He passed away just a couple of weeks later on December 6, 1988 at the age of 52. Check out a rare video of him performing without his trademark sunglasses after the jump. (more…)
The fine folks at LA Record have asked me to put together another mixtape for them. The first one I did was an LA-themed mix entitled Oh Yes, Los Angeles that featured tunes by Gene Clark, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Arlo Guthrie and more. For this latest mix, I was asked to share some of my favorite Neil Young tunes in honor of the Neil Young Tribute that took place on Friday night. I, of course, obliged and you can hear and read all about my choices by clicking here. Thanks LA Record!
The Animals performing “Bring It On Home” live on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1965. I’m bringing it home to Tennessee today for the holidays. I’ll be in Nashville for a quick stop and then over to Sevierville in the Smokey Mountains (aka Dolly Parton’s hometown) for Thanksgiving day. Who wants a keychain from Dollywood?
When You Awake Presents a Tribute to Neil Young TONIGHT at the Bootleg Theater. Doors are at 8:30 pm and the show starts promptly at 9 pm. We have some heavy hitters right from the start so make sure that you get their early! Show is $10 in advance, $12 at the door (bring cash as the venue is cash only!) with all of the proceeds going to support the Children’s Music Fund, a local non-profit organization that provides musical instruments and Music Therapy to children with chronic and life altering illness. Check out all of the folks performing below (click on their names to check out more info about them). See you tonight!