Monday October 22nd 2012, 11:08 am
Video of the Day: Shakey Graves
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YouTube Preview ImageShakey Graves- Unlucky Skin

Austin, Texas’ Shakey Graves performing his tune “Unlucky Skin” in a cemetery chapel in Camden County, Missouri in July 2012.

MP3: Shakey Graves- Unlucky Skin (buy)




Thursday October 18th 2012, 5:40 pm
Album Giveaway: 13 Beach Boys Records + A Lithograph
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Following our giveaway earlier this year of The Beach Boys entire catalogue, we are back with another ridiculously amazing Beach Boys giveaway in honor of the release of 50 Big Ones, their new greatest hits record (check it out here)! One very lucky reader will win 13 Beach Boys records plus a lithograph (a 12 x 15 montage of all their album covers). Not bad, eh? The CDs include Pet Sounds and Surfer Girl amongst others, including the stereo debuts of Smiley Smile, Beach Boys Party!, The Beach Boys Today! and Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!). The full list is after the jump.

To win, make sure you follow When You Awake on Twitter and tweet/retweet the following: “Want to win 13 @thebeachboys records + a lithograph? Just follow @whenyouawake and RT to win! http://bit.ly/TzgCrW″. One US-based winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!
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Thursday October 18th 2012, 5:23 pm
Video of the Day: The Leisure Society
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YouTube Preview ImageThe Leisure Society – Short Weekend

The Leisure Society performing “Short Weekend” for Bandstand Busking in Northampton Square, London in January 2009.




Thursday October 18th 2012, 5:18 pm
Snapshot: Stevie Nicks
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Stevie Nicks sparring with her bodyguard, Bob Jones. Jones wrote a book about self defense for women called Hands Off!. Check out more photos of the two of them, including the book’s cover, after the jump.
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Wednesday October 17th 2012, 5:50 pm
Video of the Day: Rod Melancon
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YouTube Preview ImageRod Melancon- Highway 29

Los Angeles’ Rod Melancon covering Bruce Springsteen’s “Highway 29” in April 2012. Melancon just announced that he’ll be heading to Nashville to record with Dave Cobb, who has previously produced the likes of Jamey Johnson, George Jones and Shooter Jennings. Plus! Jamey Johnson’s guys will be backing Rod. No details yet on how or when those recordings will be released but we will keep you updated.




Tuesday October 16th 2012, 4:40 pm
Snapshot: Johnny Cash and Richard Nixon
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The day Johnny Cash met Richard Nixon in 1972. Read all about it over at Mental Floss.




Tuesday October 16th 2012, 4:33 pm
Video of the Day: CW Stoneking
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YouTube Preview ImageCW Stoneking- The Love Me Or Die

Australia’s CW Stoneking performing his tune “The Love Me Or Die” live in early 2012.

 




Monday October 15th 2012, 5:48 pm
Snapshot: Marvin Gaye
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Monday October 15th 2012, 12:42 pm
Video of the Day: JD McPherson
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YouTube Preview ImageJD McPherson – North Side Gal

Tulsa, Oklahoma’s JD McPherson with his tune “North Side Gal”. The track appears on his record, Signs and Signifiers (out now via Rounder Records). McPherson will be heading through Los Angeles on December 6th with a gig at the Troubadour. His last two shows in the city of angels sold out, so book your tickets now while you still can. London, he’ll be making his way over the pond in January for a gig at the Electric Ballroom (tickets). We’ll be ready and anxiously awaiting you, JD!

MP3: JD McPherson- North Side Gal (buy)




Sunday October 14th 2012, 9:52 am
Snapshot: Levon Helm
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Levon Helm