Friday September 30th 2011, 4:35 pm
When You Awake Presents Frank Fairfield’s Secret Show
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The great Frank Fairfield will be playing an intimate show, hosted by When You Awake’s very own Tim Marvin, in a small park in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland on Saturday, October 1st at 7 pm. Donations are $5 and the show will start promptly at 7pm. The park is located next to the DMV at 5300 Claremont Ave, Oakland. Please RSVP to thecountryfckr at gmail dot com (subject: FF Info) and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. If able to do so, please bring candles or lanterns along with you to help light the area and set the mood. If you have had the chance to see Frank before you know how powerful this very special show will be. Don’t miss out!

YouTube Preview ImageFrank Fairfield- Nine Pound Hammer




Monday August 15th 2011, 4:55 pm
Snapshot: Keith Richards
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Thursday July 14th 2011, 11:14 am
Snapshot: Patti Smith and The Boss
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Photo by Joe Stevens, 1977.




Friday June 24th 2011, 11:31 am
Movie Lounge: A short film on Frank Fairfield
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We mentioned this movie earlier this month and now its been posted online for your viewing pleasure! Here’s a short, 12-minute film on the music of Frank Fairfield directed by Austin Wilson and produced by Greg Vandy.  Frank is currently back in Los Angles after touring through Europe in support of his latest album, Out On The Open West, and will be playing a gig at Origami Music in Echo Park on Sunday. Enjoy!




Wednesday June 15th 2011, 8:43 am
Snapshot: Dolly Parton and Mick Jagger
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Tuesday June 07th 2011, 8:43 am
Video of the Day: Frank Fairfield
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Frank Fairfield- Highway Man

Frank Fairfield performing “Highway Man” live for the Pumphouse Sessions at Pickathon Music Festival in August 2010. Fairfield, who was recently the subject of a documentary film, is currently in the midst of a European tour that will see him stopping in London tonight for a gig at Cafe Oto in Dalson. More info about the documentary and his European tour are after the jump.
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Tuesday May 31st 2011, 11:17 am
NPR Streams Eddie Vedder’s Ukulele Songs
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For something a little different, NPR’s First Listen is streaming Eddie Vedder’s second solo album “Ukulele Songs” for your listening pleasure.  This cleverly titled album features Vedder accompanied by his, you guessed it, ukulele. The simplicity of the instrument along with his voice works better than you might think. Grunge Hawaiian Folk music at its best. There’s even a cover of the Steve Martin/ Bernadette Peters classic “Tonight You Belong To Me” (yeah, yeah, I know it was written in 1926 by Billy Rose and Lee David and covered by a million people but Martin owned it…). Give it a listen for free here.




Thursday May 12th 2011, 11:35 am
Style Find: The Only Sweater You Will Ever Need
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The Dude Abides. And so does his sweater for a cool $4,000-$6,000 at a Hollywood memorabilia auction set to take place this weekend, May 14 and May 15 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. If all you have is a pile of dirty undies (the whites) instead of a pile of cash just chill the F*@k out, man. There are a lot of ins and outs and the ol’ Duderino has it covered, man. Well,  Pendleton Woolen Mills does at least. They will be releasing a remake “Dude Cardigan” for $188 this September.

pendleton dude sweater




Wednesday May 04th 2011, 10:29 am
Stream Fleet Foxes’ New Album
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Fleet Foxes, those indie darlings full of pretty harmonies and folksy goodness are back. You can listen to their latest release “Helplessness Blues” in its entirety over at NPR’s First Listen. And yes, it is well worth a listen.




Tuesday December 21st 2010, 11:00 am
Video of the Day: Heartworn Highways
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YouTube Preview ImageHeartworn Highways- Silent Night

On Christmas Eve in 1975, Guy Clark, Steve Young, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle and their friends got together to pick out some tunes, smoke, drink and remember the reason for the season. Check out a clip of that moment above (“Silent Night” starts at the 1:30 mark), taken from one of our favorite movies/documentaries, Heartworn Highways.