Saturday April 28th 2012, 4:46 am
Tonight in London: When You Awake DJs at Joe Innes Record Release Show
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Joe Innes

We are very honored to be DJing at the Joe Innes and the Cavalcades‘ Record Release Show tonight, Saturday, April 28th at The Slaughtered Lamb in Clerkenwell, London alongside Live & Unamplified. The show is 100% free with Laura Boyle and Adam Killip supporting. Come and celebrate with us!

Thursday April 26th 2012, 7:24 am
Video of the Day: Arthur Rigby and the Baskervylles
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YouTube Preview ImageArthur Rigby and the Baskervylles- Dark Clouds

Leeds-based band Arthur Rigby and the Baskervylles performing their tune “Dark Cloud” live at 360 Club in March 2010. The group is set to celebrate the release of their latest EP, Tales From Pegasus Wood, tonight at The Sebright Arms in London. Definitely a show worth checking out.

Thursday April 26th 2012, 7:14 am
Snapshot: Bob Dylan
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Bob Dylan, 1970

Monday April 23rd 2012, 2:18 am
Video of the Day: The Milk Carton Kids
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YouTube Preview ImageThe Milk Carton Kids- New York

Los Angeles-based band The Milk Carton Kids (Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan) performing “New York” for KGSR Discovery in September 2011.

Friday April 20th 2012, 10:13 am
Album Giveaway: Tompkins Square Prize Pack
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The fine folks at Tompkins Square are releasing a series of 78 rpm records starting tomorrow,  Saturday, April 21st for Record Store Day. The first two releases feature previously unheard recordings by Luther Dickinson and Ralph Stanley, each limited to 500 copies only available through record stores. Click here to listen to the Luther Dickinson B-side.

To celebrate, Tompkins Square is generously offering us a prize pack of three records to give away to one lucky reader. The giveaway includes Hiss Golden Messenger’s “Poor Moon,” Frank Fairfield’s “Out on the Open West,” and Charlie Louvin’s “Hickory Wind: Live at Gram Parsons Guitar Pull, Waycross GA”.

To win this prize pack, e-mail whenyouawakela @ (subject: Tompkins Square) and tell us how you plan to celebrate Record Store Day. Include your first and last name in the email as well as your full mailing address. One winner will be chosen and contacted.

Friday April 20th 2012, 10:01 am
Video of the Day: The Band and Friends
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YouTube Preview ImageThe Band and friends- I Shall Be Released

Levon Helm. May 26, 1940 – April 19, 2012. You are already missed. Give our love to Rick and Richard in heaven.

Friday April 20th 2012, 9:57 am
Snapshot: Levon Helm
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Wednesday April 18th 2012, 3:54 pm
Video Of The Day: Levon Helm
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YouTube Preview ImageLevon Helm on drumming

In light of the news that the great Levon Helm is in the final stages of cancer, we would like to dedicate today’s Video of the Day to him. In addition to giving us some of the best darn music of the last 50 years, Levon’s impact on country and roots music will be felt, studied and honored for generations and generations to come. He is an inspiration and an absolutely amazing man. We will keep him in our prayers and thoughts.

The official statement from his family is below.

Dear Friends,
Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey.

Thank you fans and music lovers who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration… he has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room up with music, lay down the back beat, and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the stage…

We appreciate all the love and support and concern.
From his daughter Amy, and wife Sandy

Monday April 16th 2012, 8:06 am
Interviewin’ With The Filthy Six’s Nick Etwell
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Nick Etwell

Nick Etwell is a man of many talents. He can speak Swedish, has a mean sense of style, taught Mumford and Sons’ Ben Lovett to play piano, and is currently celebrating the release of his latest record, The Filthy Six‘s The Fox (out today via Acid Jazz). I had the chance to speak with him before watching a bunch of bearded Scandinavian men throw each other around at the Roundhouse in Camden. Here’s what he had to say.

Thursday April 12th 2012, 10:02 am
Video of the Day: Elvis Presley
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YouTube Preview ImageElvis Presley- Don’t Be Cruel

Elvis Presley performing “Don’t Be Cruel” live on the The Ed Sullivan Show in 1956.