Friday October 29th 2010, 10:50 am
Ticket Giveaway: Joe Pug at Spaceland
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We are giving away three (3) pairs of tickets to see Joe Pug on Saturday, October 31st at Spaceland. The show is 21 + with Nik Freitas supporting. To win tix, e-mail whenyouawakela @ gmail.com (subject: Joe Pug) and tell us your favorite hymn (about god, love, whatever- in honor of Pug’s song, “Hymn 101″). Include your first and last name in the email. Three winners will be picked and contacted.

YouTube Preview ImageJoe Pug- Hymn 101




Friday October 29th 2010, 10:35 am
Vinyl Picks: Helping Build Your Collection, Three Records At A Time
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Vinyl Picks: a weekly column were we recommend three vinyl records that every When You Awake reader should own. Today, we’re going to highlight three albums that Duane Allman appeared on that weren’t Allman Brothers records. In the past, we’ve featured his cuts with Wilson Pickett, Delaney and Bonnie, Aretha Franklin and Eric Clapton. Now here’s some things you haven’t heard before on When You Awake! First up, we have Arthur Conley’s superb collection of R&B/Soul tunes, More Sweet Soul (Atco SD 33-276).  Allman plays either lead or rhythm guitar on 6 of the 12 tracks on this one. You can pick up a VG++ copy of this LP right now on eBay with a “Buy It Now” price of $9.50. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Arthur Conley – Stuff You Gotta Watch (1969)

Next up is Boz Scagg’s self-titled album from 1969, Boz Scaggs (Atlantic SD-33-8239)  which features Duane Allman on five tracks, including the amazing slow blues jam ”Loan Me A Dime.” On the mp3 below, you can hear Allman exchanging riffs with Larry Knechtel’s organ. You can pick up an unrated (but hopefully clean!) LP copy right now on eBay with a “Buy It Now” price of $10.00. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Boz Scaggs – Loan Me A Dime (1969)

Lastly, we have a great solo album by Sam Samudio, of Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs fame, called Hard And Heavy (Atlantic SD 33-8271) from 1971. Allman plays on just 2 tracks, including the album’s closing number “Goin’ Upstairs,” which features Allman on the dobro. You can pick up a sealed copy of this one on eBay for $38.00. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Sam Samudio – Goin’ Upstairs (1971)




Friday October 29th 2010, 10:14 am
Picture Book: Duane Allman
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Berry Oakley & Duane Allman, July 1971.

Today marks the 39th anniversary of the death of Duane Allman. On October 29, 1971, the Allman Brothers Band were at their creative peak, recording tracks for Eat A Peach which already promised to be a critical and commercial leap forward. But the day ended in tragedy: Duane had just visited the band’s “Big House” in Macon, Georgia, to wish his bandmate Berry Oakley’s wife a Happy Birthday.

Memorial to Duane Allman on a roadside embankment outside of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

He was riding his motorcycle back home when he was forced to swerve after a truck turned in front of him. His bike slid beneath the truck and he was critically injured — he died after more than three hours of emergency surgery. Duane Allman was just 24 years old. Today we remember him for his tremendous talent and his influential playing which helped create “Southern Rock.” R.I.P. Duane. More pics after the jump.
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Friday October 29th 2010, 10:02 am
Video of the Day: Woody Guthrie
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YouTube Preview ImageWoody Guthrie- East Virgina Blues/ John Henry

Rare live footage of Woody Guthrie performing “East Virginia Blues” with Baldwin “Butch” Hawes and “John Henry” with Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee.




Thursday October 28th 2010, 10:30 am
The Allman Brothers Band Goes Twang
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Duane Allman Week continues with a special Allman Brothers Band edition of our Goes Twang series. We’ve gathered up 5 ridiculously good covers of tunes written by one or more of the Allmans and threw in a Derek and the Dominos studio jam from 1970 that features Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickiy Betts, Berry Oakley and Bobby Whitlock for good measure. Check out the tracklisting and the mix after the jump.
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Thursday October 28th 2010, 10:20 am
Tonight in LA: Breathe Owl Breathe and Little Wings at the Bootleg
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When You Awake favorites Breathe Owl Breathe are playing at the Bootleg Theatre tonight alongside San Francisco’s Little Wings. The show is 21 + with Copenhagen’s The Migrant and Give Me Motion supporting. We had the chance for a short chat with Little Wings songwriter and frontman, Kyle Field earlier this month. Check out our conversation and more about Kyle after the jump.

YouTube Preview ImageLittle Wings- Human Nature (Michael Jackson cover)

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Thursday October 28th 2010, 10:16 am
Video of the Day: Dawes + The Morning Benders
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http://www.vimeo.com/9904344Dawes + The Morning Benders- If You Let Me Be Your Anchor

Dawes and The Morning Benders perform “If You Let Me Be Your Anchor” from Dawes’ 2009 album North Hills. The video was shot for the wonderful video site YoursTruly and cut at The Different Fur in San Francisco this past summer.




Wednesday October 27th 2010, 6:24 pm
Ticket Giveaway: Breathe Owl Breathe and Little Wings at the Bootleg
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We are giving away two (2) pairs of tickets to see When You Awake Presents Breathe Owl Breathe and Little Wings TOMORROW, Thursday, October 28th at the Bootleg Theater. For those of who you are frequent readers of the blog, you will know that we adore Breathe Owl Breathe like mad. They are honestly one of, if not the, most charming groups you will ever see live. Add to that San Francisco’s Little Wings, Copenhagen’s The Migrant and Give Me Motion, and this is a show that you just can’t miss.

And did we mention that the absolutely amazing Coachella Art Studios (who you will recognize from the Free For All Festival and last year’s George Harrison Tribute Concert) will provide a free arts and crafts table for your Halloween Mask Making pleasure? To win tix, e-mail whenyouawakela @ gmail.com (subject: Breathe Owl Breathe) and tell us your favorite song about birds. Include your first and last name in the email. Two winners will be picked and contacted.

YouTube Preview ImageBreathe Owl Breathe-Own Stunts




Wednesday October 27th 2010, 10:25 am
Snapshot: Duane Allman
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Wednesday October 27th 2010, 10:00 am
Video of the Day: Neil Young
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http://www.dailymotion.com/videoxdtv39Neil Young- The Old Laughing Lady

Neil Young busking outside the Glasgow Central train station in Scotland, on April 1st or 2nd, 1976. Some of this grainy Super-8 footage was used later, during flashback sequences, in the 1999 documentary movie about the history of Young’s band, “Year of the Horse,” which was directed by Jim Jarmusch. The doc also includes a great scene of Young setting fake flowers on fire in a Glasgow hotel room.