Wednesday November 14th 2012, 12:11 am
Snapshot: Stevie Nicks
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Stevie Nicks




Tuesday November 13th 2012, 1:42 pm
Video of the Day: The Record Company
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YouTube Preview ImageThe Record Company- Don’t Let Me Get Lonely

The Record Company played a dynamite show last night at the Satellite in Los Angeles. They are in the midst of a free Monday night residency for the duration of the month of November (just two weeks left). So cancel whatever plans you have, pull out your dancing shoes and don’t miss seeing this foot-stomping trio live.




Friday November 09th 2012, 2:24 pm
Ticket Giveaway: Those Darlins at the Troubaour
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We are giving away one of tix to see Those Darlins and Heavy Cream on Saturday, November 10th at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. The lucky winner will not only nab tickets to the show, but will also be gifted with Those Darlins’ new split 7 inch record with Heavy Cream (only available at shows)! To win the prize pack, make sure you follow When You Awake on Twitter and tweet/retweet the following: “Want to win tix to see Those Darlins at the Troubadour + their new 7″? Just follow @whenyouawake and RT to win! http://bit.ly/VNqDYG″. One winner will be chosen and contacted. More details about the show are here.

YouTube Preview ImageThose Darlins – Status Queen




Friday November 09th 2012, 2:15 pm
Snapshot: Gene Clark, Emmylou Harris and Eddie Tickner
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Gene Clark, Emmylou Harris and Eddie Tickner, The Byrds’ manager, in 1976. Photo by Torbjörn Calvero.




Friday November 09th 2012, 2:11 pm
Video of the Day: Seth Avett and Bob Crawford
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YouTube Preview ImageSeth Avett and Bob Crawford- Operator

Seth Avett and Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers performing Jim Croce’s “Operator” backstage at Red Rocks on June 6, 2012.  Video by Crackerfarm.




Thursday November 08th 2012, 3:08 pm
Ticket Giveaway: Murder Ballads at the Echoplex
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Murder Ballads

We are giving away two pairs of tix to see The New LA Folk Fest Presents Murder Ballads tonight, Thursday, November 8th, at the Echoplex in Los Angeles. The show is a tribute to true crimes of passion and features sets by Resavrant, Papercranes, RT N’ The 44’s and many more. To win the tix, e-mail whenyouawakela at gmail dot com (subject: Murder Ballads) and tell us what your favorite murder ballad is and why. Include your first and last name in the email. Two winners will be chosen and contacted. More details about the show are here. To get you in the mood, here’s one of our own favorite murder ballads. Those sweet voices singing such disturbing lyrics = true murder ballad bliss.

YouTube Preview ImageEverly Brothers- Down in the Willow Garden




Wednesday November 07th 2012, 3:00 pm
Snapshot: The Baez Sisters
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Joan Baez, Mimi Baez Fariña, and Pauline Baez Marden




Wednesday November 07th 2012, 2:44 pm
Video of the Day: Jake Bugg
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YouTube Preview ImageJake Bugg- Country Song

Jake Bugg performing his tune “Country Song” in a field in Nottingham, UK in October 2011.




Tuesday November 06th 2012, 6:09 pm
Mixin’ With Brian Whelan
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Mixtape

A little over two years ago, When You Awake was one of the first music blogs to rave about a talented L.A. musician named Brian Whelan. At the time, Brian was calling his new band Wheelhouse, but more recently they’ve undergone a few personnel changes and today he’s more likely to headline his gigs under the unassuming moniker, Brian Whelan Band.

Brian Whelan

Since 2010, he’s also been playing with Chris Shiflett & the Dead Peasants, the Ross Flournoy-led indie band Apex Manor, Mike Stinson, Randy Weeks, Tony Gilkyson, the Parson Red Heads, Ferraby Lionheart, Correatown and at least a half-dozen others. He’s also been working as a hired gun, and playing a variety of instruments, in Dwight Yoakam’s new band, traveling around the world and playing the kinds of shows where the sideman often falls just outside the spotlight shining down on the main attraction center stage.

B-Whelan-CD-Cover

But now it’s Brian’s turn to shine, and his main focus is back on making and playing his own music, and we’re happy to announce that his first album has just been released. It’s called Decider, after the lead track, one that we’d discussed in our interview (interesting to note that the song and album is called this when the street date is November 6th, election day!). To help celebrate the release of Brian’s new album we’ve asked him to compile his very own Mixin’ With Mixtape, which Brian says are his “Top Ten Songs For Nite Owls & Insomniacs.” More after the jump.
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Tuesday November 06th 2012, 5:29 pm
Video of the Day: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
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YouTube Preview ImageTom Petty and The Heartbreakers- American Girl

Exercised my democratic right as an American girl and voted today! Did you hit the polls?

I voted