Friday September 30th 2011, 4:35 pm
When You Awake Presents Frank Fairfield’s Secret Show
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The great Frank Fairfield will be playing an intimate show, hosted by When You Awake’s very own Tim Marvin, in a small park in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland on Saturday, October 1st at 7 pm. Donations are $5 and the show will start promptly at 7pm. The park is located next to the DMV at 5300 Claremont Ave, Oakland. Please RSVP to thecountryfckr at gmail dot com (subject: FF Info) and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. If able to do so, please bring candles or lanterns along with you to help light the area and set the mood. If you have had the chance to see Frank before you know how powerful this very special show will be. Don’t miss out!

YouTube Preview ImageFrank Fairfield- Nine Pound Hammer

Friday September 30th 2011, 4:31 pm
Video of the Day: Guy On A Buffalo, pts. 1, 2 and 3
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YouTube Preview Image Guy On A Buffalo – Episode 1 (Bears, Indians & Such)

Here’s something we saw and we just had to share with y’allAccording to the handy Youtube description, this is the gripping first episode of ‘Guy on A Buffalo,’ in which the ‘guy’ battles a bear and a mean-spirited Indian (Native American).”  The video and story were adapted from the now-residing-in-the-public-domain film from 1978, Buffalo Rider. Music, lyrics, editing and audio performance by Jomo Edwards of the Austin-based sardonic honky-tonk bluegrass band, The Possum Posse. You can check out more about the band here. And be sure to check out episode #2, Guy On A Buffalo (Orphans, Cougars & What Not), and “the moving and slightly aggressively-anticipated episode #3, Finale part one, Guy On A Buffalo (Origins, Villains & The Like), after the jump. (more…)

Thursday September 29th 2011, 2:52 am
Snapshot: George Harrison and Paul Simon
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Thursday September 29th 2011, 2:48 am
Video of the Day: Elton John
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YouTube Preview ImageElton John- Levon

Elton John performing “Levon” live in 1971. The tune was named after The Band’s Levon Helm, of whom Elton and his lyricist Bernie Taupin were huge fans.

Wednesday September 28th 2011, 3:10 am
Snapshot: Bob Dylan
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Wednesday September 28th 2011, 2:45 am
Video of the Day: The Civil Wars
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YouTube Preview ImageThe Civil Wars- My Father’s Father

Nashville, Tennessee-based duo The Civil Wars performing their song “My Father’s Father” live in the California Redwoods in December 2010. We had the chance to catch them last night at their sold out Union Chapel show in London and let’s just say their rumored vocal prowess and ultra-tight harmonies did not disappoint. No wonder Adele is such an outspoken supporter of this group and has chosen to take them out on tour twice. They’ll be heading to Los Angeles for a show at the Wiltern on November 19th and I highly recommend buying your tickets now. Their shows seem to have that rarely seen habit of always selling out.

Wednesday September 28th 2011, 2:35 am
Snapshot: Jackson Browne and Laura Nyro
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Tuesday September 27th 2011, 11:17 am
Video of the Day: The Wilderness of Manitoba
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YouTube Preview ImageThe Wilderness of Manitoba – November

The Wilderness of Manitoba performing their song “November” live in 2010 in a Canadian forest.  The band will be stopping through London tomorrow, Wednesday, September 28, for a gig at the Slaughtered Lamb in Clerkenwell in support of the release of their latest EP, Orono Park. Click here to check out their complete UK and American tour dates.

Monday September 26th 2011, 4:53 am
Interviewin’ With Marcus Foster
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A couple of months back we had the chance to sit down with Marcus Foster and chat about his life on Communion Records, his experiences with touring America and the whole art vs. music dilemma (he did graduate from the Royal College of Art and has shown his work at London’s Saatchi Gallery…impressive, no?). Since then, he’s signed with Polydor Records, played just about every worthwhile festival that England has to offer and recently released a brand new video featuring the one and only Kristen Stewart. Not bad, Marcus. Not bad. His first full length record, Nameless Path, is out today and if you happen to be in London, you can catch Foster performing an in-store at Rough Trade East at 1 pm in honor of the occasion.  Check out our interview with him, conducted on a very noisy patio at the Hoxton Bar + Kitchen before his single release show, after the jump.

YouTube Preview ImageMarcus Foster- I Was Broken


Monday September 26th 2011, 3:54 am
Snapshot: The Rolling Stones
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London, 1965. Photo by Michael Ochs.