Stuck without a costume for tonight? These quick and easy outfits are made up of mostly household items (or things that can be easily acquired with a quick trek to the drugstore). First up, we have Bob Dylan circa The Rolling Thunder Revue. All you need for this look is a tan-colored hat with some bright flowers tucked into the band, jeans, a white shirt, a couple of scarves thrown around your neck and about a pound of white makeup/paint slathered generously on your face.
Next up, we have Johnny Cash. For this look, you basically just need to look smart, grease back the hair and wear black head to toe. A black guitar and a scarf would help too.
Lastly, we have Tom Petty circa his Mad Hatter phase. This one really only works if you have a top hat laying around, but everyone has one of those, right? To get the look, just throw on a red top hat, blazer/suit, bow tie and rectangular sunglasses and you are good to go.
New York’s The Felice Brothers recently recorded a cover of “Behind That Locked Door” for Mojo Magazine’s George Harrison covers album. The record, which was included in their October issue, features tunes by Richie Havens, Yim Yames, Emmy The Great, Jonathan Wilson featuring Graham Nash, The Webb Sisters and more. Head over to Mojo to attempt to get your hands on a copy.
MP3: The Felice Brothers- Behind That Locked Door (George Harrison cover)
Nashville (by way of NYC)’s Grant Maxwell from The Morning Pages has provided When You Awake with an exclusive solo tune called “The Liberty Bell”, inspired by the recent Occupy Movement. Give it a listen and let us know what you think in the comments after the jump.
MP3: Grant Maxwell- The Liberty Bell
Lastly, Seattle’s The Cave Singers have just announced a West Coast tour in support of their third album, No Witch (out now via Jagjaguwar). They’ll be touring with The Builders and the Butchers and are set to stop in Los Angeles on December 10th at the Troubadour. You can check out the complete tour dates here.
MP3: The Cave Singers- Black Leaf
Johnny Cash- Delia’s Gone
Johnny Cash performs the murder ballad “Delia’s Gone” live on The Johnny Cash Show on August 30, 1969.
Buck Owens – Homeward Bound
Buck Owens performing the Simon and Garfunkel tune “Homeward Bound” on from Hee Haw in 1970. Wasn’t sure how I felt about it at first, but I’m beginning to find it strangely appealing. Thoughts?
Jenny Lewis- Happy
Jenny Lewis singing her song “Happy” with the help of Johnathan Rice and a puppet in 2007. If you ignore the tone deaf puppet occasionally singing along, it’s a really beautiful live take of the tune.
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MP3: Ringo Starr- Photograph (buy)
MP3: The Kinks- Picture Book (buy)
Bruce Springsteen- Wild Billy’s Circus Story
Bruce Springsteen performs “Wild Billy’s Circus Story” at The Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles on March 1, 1973. Check out “Spirit in the Night” from the same set after the jump.
Neil Young at a Warner Bros. Records party held at SIR Studios in Hollywood in 1977. Photo by Brad Elterman.