Thursday November 29th 2012, 5:32 am
Tonight in London: For Folk’s Sake Presents Goodnight Lenin (plus Jody DJs)
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Goodnight Lenin will be performing tonight, Thursday, November 29th at the Sebright Arms in Hackney, London. I’ll be DJing between sets with Hey DJs, my new DJ collective made up of Lynn Roberts (Editor of For Folk’s Sake), Ashleigh Arnott (Writer for Time Out) and myself (Editor of When You Awake). Tickets are £4 and you can get them here.

YouTube Preview ImageGoodnight Lenin- Crook In The Creek




Thursday November 29th 2012, 5:29 am
Video of the Day: Justin Townes Earle
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YouTube Preview ImageJustin Townes Earle- Wanderin’

The great Justin Townes Earle performing his tune “Wanderin’” live on October 5, 2011 in Portland, Oregon.




Wednesday November 28th 2012, 5:19 am
Snapshot: Jimi Hendrix
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Tuesday November 27th 2012, 5:14 pm
Video of the Day: Jonathan Wilson
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YouTube Preview ImageJonathan Wilson- The Way I Feel

Los Angeles’ Jonathan Wilson covering Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Way I Feel” live in July for The Blind Club.




Monday November 26th 2012, 5:55 pm
Snapshot: Elke Sommer
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Elke Sommer




Monday November 26th 2012, 5:05 pm
Video of the Day: Night Beds
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YouTube Preview ImageNight Beds- Even If We Try

Night Beds performing their debut single “Even If We Try” live. The single was released today via Dead Oceans. The Nashville, Tennessee group, led by 23 year old Winston Yeller, has a slew of European and NYC gigs coming up as they prepare for the release of their full length record (out early 2012). Their gigs include supporting slots in London with Wild Nothing at The Lexington this Wednesday, November 28th and Sharon Van Etten at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on December 3rd, as well as a headlining show at the Slaughtered Lamb on December 4th.




Saturday November 17th 2012, 11:14 pm
Snapshot: Steve McQueen
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Steve McQueen




Saturday November 17th 2012, 11:03 am
Video of the Day: The Sumner Brothers
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YouTube Preview ImageThe Sumner Brothers- Going Out West

The Sumner Brothers performing “Going Out West” at Streaming Cafe on October 6, 2012. The Brothers are playing at the Echo Country Outpost in Los Angeles tonight, November 17th, with WillyTea Taylor (who was featured on When You Awake last December). Details about the show are here.




Thursday November 15th 2012, 12:24 pm
Ticket Giveaway: Typhoon and Laura Gibson at the Echo
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typhoon

We are giving away two pairs of tix to see Typhoon tomorrow, Friday, November 16th at The Echo in Los Angeles.  The show is 18+ with Laura Gibson and Lost Lander supporting. To win tix, e-mail whenyouawakela at gmail dot com (subject: Typhoon) and tell us what your favorite tune about (or referencing) natural disasters is (I’m automatically disqualifying Dylan’s “Hurricane” for obviousness reasons). Include your first and last name in the email. Two winners will be chosen and contacted. More details about the show are here.

YouTube Preview ImageTyphoon – The Honest Truth




Thursday November 15th 2012, 12:12 pm
Video of the Day: Gerard and the Watchmen
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YouTube Preview ImageGerard and the Watchmen- Oh So Quiet

London’s Gerard & the Watchmen performing their tune ‘Oh So Quiet’ on a Spring evening earlier this year in Cassiobury Park, Watford, UK.