Friday January 29th 2010, 2:27 pm
Snapshot: Loretta Lynn
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Friday January 29th 2010, 1:55 pm
Video of the Day: The Hollies
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YouTube Preview ImageThe Hollies – Carrie Anne

A humorous live performance of “Carrie Ann” from Split, Croatia in 1968. Graham Nash left the group later in the year to form Crosby, Stills and Nash after a trip to California. Nash has claimed that “Carrie Anne” was actually written for Marianne Faithfull but that he was too shy to use her real name.

Thursday January 28th 2010, 1:17 pm
Tonight in LA: Edward Sharpe and the Magentic Zeros at Haiti Benefit
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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will be performing tonight at the Artists for Haiti benefit show alongside KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer. There will also be a silent auction featuring the donated works of artists Ed Ruscha, Ed Moses, Chuck Arnoldi, Raymond Pettibon, Robert Graham, Corinne Chaix and Larry Bell among others. A minimum donation of $100 is requested of each quest, with 100% of the donations going to Father Rick Frechette of St. Damien’s Hospital. The event will be held at the Track 16 Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.  To RSVP or for more information, e-mail Monica Lambert at or call (310) 659-7783.

YouTube Preview ImageEdward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Home

Thursday January 28th 2010, 12:42 pm
Video of the Day: Neil Young
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YouTube Preview ImageNeil Young- Too Far Gone

Neil Young performing one of his most beautiful songs, “Too Far Gone”, at Farm Aid in 2007.

Wednesday January 27th 2010, 1:40 pm
Ticket Giveaway: Bowerbirds at the Echo
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We are giving away three (3) pairs of tickets to see The Bowerbirds on Saturday, January 30th at the Echo. The show is all ages with Julia Doiron supporting. To win tix, e-mail whenyouawakela @ (subject: Bowerbirds) and tell us your favorite song about birds/flying (I am automatically disqualifying “Free Bird” for mega obviousness reasons). Include your first and last name in the email. Three winners will be picked and contacted.

YouTube Preview ImageBowerbirds-Northern Lights

Wednesday January 27th 2010, 12:37 pm
Snapshot: Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson
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The Band

Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson in the men’s room during the Bob Dylan Tour. Denver, CO, 1974. Photo by Barry Feinstein.

Wednesday January 27th 2010, 12:29 pm
Video of the Day: The Byrds
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YouTube Preview ImageThe Byrds- Set You Free This Time

The Byrds performing Gene Clark’s tune “Set You Free This Time” on the tv show Shivaree on February 19, 1966. Clark quit the band less than 3 months after this show, though he sporadically returned to play with the group throughout the 60s and 70s.

Tuesday January 26th 2010, 2:16 pm
Mixin’ With These United States
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these united states

Lexington, Kentucky and Washington, DC- based band These United States have given us their “Top 10 Songs Worth Fighting (Bandmates) For (in the Van)”. The mix features tunes by Bob Dylan, David Crosby, Gillian Welch and Son Volt among others. You can catch them at SXSW this March were they will be performing in support of their third full length release Everything Touches Everything (out now via United Interests). Check out their mixtape and a video of them performing “What Do You Want With My Heart” after the jump.

These United States

Tuesday January 26th 2010, 12:52 pm
Snapshot: Bob Dylan
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Bob Dylan, NYC, 1975. Photo by Lynn Goldsmith.

Tuesday January 26th 2010, 12:47 pm
Video of the Day: Townes Van Zandt
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YouTube Preview ImageTownes Van Zandt – For the Sake of the Song

Townes Van Zandt singing his tune “For the Sake of the Song”, which is incidentally what we named our new alterna-merch store after.  Sake of the Song sells products that musicians make that aren’t music (think art, jewelry, apparel and even astrological readings). We feature products by Langhorne Slim, Au Revoir Simone, The Black Angels and many others.  Please take a moment to check it out and let me know what you think!