Tuesday November 15th 2011, 6:49 pm
Video of the Day: Nathaniel Rateliff
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YouTube Preview ImageNathaniel Rateliff – I Am

Nathaniel Rateliff being interviewed and performing a new tune, “I Am”, live for Secret Sessions in early 2011.




Monday November 14th 2011, 3:56 pm
Album Giveaway: Dawes’ Nothing Is Wrong
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DawesWe have two copies of Dawes’ sophomore record, Nothing is Wrong (out now via ATO/Loose), to give away to two lucky readers in honor of the band’s gig this Thursday, November 17th at The Music Box in Los Angeles. To win a copy, e-mail whenyouawakela at gmail dot com (subject: Dawes) and tell us the one song that makes you feel like nothing in the world is wrong (mine is Harry Belafonte’s “Jump in the Line”…seriously, just try to put it on and NOT tap your feet). Include your address and full name in the email. Two winners will be chosen and contacted. Check out the video for “If I Wanted Someone” from Nothing is Wrong below, and enjoy a bonus clip of the boys performing their tune “When My Time Comes’ with Mumford and Sons after the jump.

YouTube Preview ImageDawes- If I Wanted Someone

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Monday November 14th 2011, 3:24 pm
Snapshot: Van Morrison and his wife Janet
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Van Morrison and His Wife Janet
1969.




Monday November 14th 2011, 7:57 am
Video of the Day: Mumford and Sons
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YouTube Preview ImageMumford and Sons- Enemy

Chase those Monday morning blues away with some new Mumford and Sons! Director Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, Red Road) asked the lads to write a piece for her new film adaptation of Emily Brontë’s 1847 novel Wuthering Heights (in cinemas now). Check out the fruit of their labors, which plays over the closing credits of the film, above. Thoughts?




Thursday November 10th 2011, 4:46 pm
Ticket Giveaway: Black Joe Lewis at the Echoplex
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We are giving away two pairs of tickets to see Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears perform tomorrow night, Friday, November 11th at the Echoplex. The show is 18+ with The Sheepdogs and Dikes of Holland supporting. To win tix, e-mail whenyouawakela @ gmail.com (subject: Black Joe Lewis) and tell us why you want to go. Include your first and last name in the email. Two winners will be chosen and contacted.

YouTube Preview ImageBlack Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Sugarfoot




Thursday November 10th 2011, 4:04 pm
Video of the Day: Tallest Man on Earth
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YouTube Preview ImageTallest Man on Earth- Graceland

Sweden’s Tallest Man on Earth performing Paul Simon’s “Graceland” live at Paste studios.




Wednesday November 09th 2011, 7:20 pm
Picture Book: The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds Outtakes
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Pet Sounds

Pet Sounds

Pet Sounds

Outtakes from The Beach Boy’s February 1966 photo session at the San Diego Zoo for the cover of their record, Pet Sounds (via For The Dishwasher). More pics from the zoo are after the jump.
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Wednesday November 09th 2011, 6:43 pm
Video of the Day: Barbara Lynn
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YouTube Preview ImageBarbara Lynn – You’ll Lose A Good Thing

Barbara Lynn performing “You’ll Lose A Good Thing” live on The Beat, a half hour syndicated Rhythm & Blues TV filmed in Nashville, Tennessee, on February 16, 1966. Check out additional clips of “It’s Better To Have It” and a cover of Ray Charles’ “What’d I Say” from the same show after the jump.
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Tuesday November 08th 2011, 7:02 pm
Snapshot: Mick Jagger
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Mick Jagger's beard




Tuesday November 08th 2011, 6:12 pm
Video of the Day: Richie Havens
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YouTube Preview ImageRichie Havens Tupelo Honey/ Just Like A Woman

Richie Havens performing Van Morrison’s “Tupelo Honey” and Bob Dylan’s “Just Like A Woman” live on the BBC in 1974. For a bonus treat, check out Van Morrison covering the same Dylan tune below.
MP3: Van Morrison- Just Like A Woman (Bob Dylan cover)