Thursday March 31st 2011, 10:30 am
Ticket Giveaway: Akron/Family at the Echo
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We are giving away three pairs of tickets to see When You Awake Presents Akron/Family live on Wednesday, April 6th at the Echo with Delicate Steve supporting. To win tix to the all ages show, e-mail whenyouawakela @ (subject: Akron/Family) and tell us what your ultimate dream song for Akron/Family to cover would be.  Include your first and last name in the email. Three winners will be chosen and contacted.

YouTube Preview ImageAkron/Family- Island

Thursday March 31st 2011, 8:49 am
Snapshot: Neil Young and Buffalo Springfield
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Neil Young and members of Buffalo Springfield at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles in 1967 (photo found over at brilliant tumblr, Forever Neil Young). In case you haven’t heard yet, the reunited Buffalo Springrfield — Neil Young, Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Rick Rosas and Joe Vitale — have announced six tour dates in California this coming June, including two nights in Oakland at the Fox Theater; two nights at the Wiltern in Los Angeles; and two nights at the Santa Barbara Bowl. More info about how to buy tickets (on sale tomorrow!) is after the jump.

Thursday March 31st 2011, 3:08 am
Video of the Day: Kris Kristofferson
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YouTube Preview ImageKris Kristofferson- Me and Bobby McGee

Kris Kristofferson attempting to perform “Me and Bobby McGee” and then eventually walking off the stage after declaring “I think they’re going to the shoot us” at the disastrous Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. For a full run down of the things that went down that weekend, click here (read the archival comments section). When good festivals go bad…

Wednesday March 30th 2011, 5:05 am
In Living Color: Efterklang at Scala
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Admittedly knowing little in advance about Danish band Efterklang, I was convinced by a friend and die hard fan to check out their recent sold out show in London at Scala. From the minute the event kicked off with a screening of their new documentary, a collaboration between the band and renowned filmmaker Vincent Moon called An Island, to their brilliant set that inspired numerous members of the audience to lift their hands up to the heavens, I can say those boys impressed. In fact, the night left me with such a high that when I realized I had lost my credit card, debit card, driver’s license AND oyster card, I didn’t even blink an eye. If that’s not a testament to the power of Efterklang, I don’t know what is. More photos are after the jump.

Wednesday March 30th 2011, 4:24 am
Video of the Day: Doug Kershaw
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YouTube Preview ImageDoug Kershaw-Orange Blossom Special

Doug Kershaw and his band playing “Orange Blossom Special” live in Chicago in 1978 for the “Fiddlers Three” episode of PBS’ program “Soundstage”. The episode featured three different fiddlers, Doug Kershaw, Jean-Luc Ponty and Itzhak Perlman, who each approached the instrument in vastly different ways. Check out Jean Luc’s performance after the jump.

Tuesday March 29th 2011, 12:24 pm
Giveaway: Josh T. Pearson’s Last of the Country Gentlemen
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Josh T Pearson Last of the country gentleman

We are giving away three copies of Josh T. Pearson’s brand new record, Last of the Country Gentlemen (out today via Mute Records). Pearson’s name may ring a bell for his previous group, Lift to Experience, was signed to Bella Union back at the turn-of-the-century. Their 2001 record The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads garnered much love from the likes of late, legendary UK radio DJ John Peel and Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes. This is his first release since then and boy was it worth the wait. To win a copy of the record, e-mail whenyouawakela @ (subject: Josh T. Pearson) and tell us in haiku form why you’d like to win. That’s 17 syllables broken up into three lines (5-7-5.)

If you want to win
A Haiku that will delight
For me you must write

Include your first and last name in the email, as well as your mailing address. Three winners will be chosen and notified. Good luck!

YouTube Preview ImageBehind The Scenes with ‘Last of The Country Gentlemen’

Tuesday March 29th 2011, 12:15 pm
Snapshot: Johnny Cash
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MP3: Johnny Cash- Train of Love (early demo)

Tuesday March 29th 2011, 2:18 am
Video of the Day: The Rolling Stones
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YouTube Preview ImageThe Rolling Stones – Street Fighting Man

Mick Jagger performing along to “Street Fighting Man” while Keith Richards makes sounds with a machine in Mario Schifano’s 1968 movie Umano non Umano.

Monday March 28th 2011, 5:37 am
Snapshot: Bob Dylan
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Monday March 28th 2011, 5:13 am
Video of the Day: Moby Grape
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YouTube Preview ImageMoby Grape- Motorcycle Irene

Moby Grape’s “Motorcycle Irene” with sfx and edited scenes from the 1967 biker flick Born Losers, the movie in which actor/writer/director Tom Laughlin introduced his Billy Jack character.