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.
For something a little different, NPR’sFirst Listen is streaming Eddie Vedder’s second solo album “Ukulele Songs” for your listening pleasure. This cleverly titled album features Vedder accompanied by his, you guessed it, ukulele. The simplicity of the instrument along with his voice works better than you might think. Grunge Hawaiian Folk music at its best. There’s even a cover of the Steve Martin/ Bernadette Peters classic “Tonight You Belong To Me” (yeah, yeah, I know it was written in 1926 by Billy Rose and Lee David and covered by a million people but Martin owned it…). Give it a listen for freehere.
My Morning Jacket performing their song “Golden” during a two-day stint at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California in 2005. The footage appears on their live album/dvd Okonokos, which was released on October 31, 2006.
Nathaniel Rateliff performing the song “We Never Win” on Later with Jools Holland this past Tuesday night. Rateliff will be celebrating the release of a limited edition 10″ live recording that is being co-released by Communion Records and Daytrotter Records tonight at the Borderline in London.Let me just say that Rateliff is one of the top 3 acts that I’ve discovered while living in London (though he originally hails from Colorado) and I highly, highly recommend making it out to one of his shows. For a little taste of what that experience is like, check out this 4-song live session currently available for free download via Reverb.
Van Morrison performing “Cyprus Avenue” live during his It’s Too Late To Stop Now Tour in 1973. Check out an interview with Morrison on the Old Grey Whistle Test from the same year after the jump where he mumbles through the differences between British and American audiences, his time living in New York City and more. (more…)
We’ve scoured Etsy to bring you some of the best style finds out there right now for the menfolk. First up, we have this vintage wool coat with faux fur lining for $399.99. It reminds me slightly of this picture of the Avett Brothers and let’s be honest here: any clothing you can wear that will remind the ladies of the Avetts is not an opportunity to be taken lightly.
Next up, we have this vintage 1980s striped Oxford blue and grey shirt for $28. Smart. Simple. Enough said.
Lastly, we have this Bowery Lane Bicycles Broncks Black bike for $595.00. The bike is handmade in New York City with American steel and a limited edition leather saddle, sustainable cork handles, chain guard, fenders, kick stand, rear rack, hand brazed brass joints and a hand crafted wooden crate. Definitely something to be seen riding around town on.
New Orleans, Louisiana-based band Hurray For The Riff Raff performing their tunes “Bricks” and “Grocery” back in April 2009. The band is currently touring around the UK and will be coming through London tomorrow night, May 25th, for a gig at the Old Queen’s Head. Next month, they will return stateside and will be gracing the stage of the Mint in Los Angeles on June 8th.