Wednesday February 06th 2013, 7:09 pm
Ticket Giveaway: M. Ward at the Orpheum Theatre
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We are giving away two pairs of tix to M. Ward on Thursday, February 7th at The Orpheum in Los Angeles. The show is 18+ with Karen Elson and Soul-Junk supporting. To win tix, e-mail whenyouawakela at gmail dot com (subject: M Ward) and tell us what your favorite love song is (in honor of that little holiday coming up known as Valentine’s Day). 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 ImageM. Ward- Primitive Girl




Tuesday December 04th 2012, 6:49 pm
Ticket Giveaway: JD McPherson at the Troudabour
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Jd McPherson

Los Angeles! We are giving away two (2) pairs of tickets to see the great JD McPherson this Thursday, December 6th at the Troubadour. The show is all ages with Bronco supporting. McPherson is one of our favorite musicians to arrive on the scene in the last few years and his show promises to be absolutely dynamite. Don’t miss the chance to see him live! To win tix, e-mail whenyouawakela at gmail dot com (subject: McPherson) and tell us what song will always make you get up off your ass and onto the dancefloor! For me, it’s McPherson’s “North Side Gal” below . Include your first and last name in the email. Two winners will be chosen and contacted. More information about the show is here.

YouTube Preview ImageJD McPherson- North Side Gal




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




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




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




Monday November 05th 2012, 2:53 pm
Ticket Giveaway: Jens Lekman at the Fonda Theatre
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Jens Lekman

What better way to celebrate a joyous outcome (fingers crossed) on our country’s election day than with the great Swede, Jens Lekman, at the Fonda in Los Angeles this Tuesday, November 6th?  We are giving away two pairs of tix to the gig, which also features (the also Swedish) Taken By Trees and Los Angeles’ own Big Search. To win the tix, e-mail whenyouawakela at gmail dot com (subject: Jens Lekman) and tell us your favorite song about politics and freedom in honor of Election Day (GO VOTE!). 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 ImageJens Lekman- Erica America




Monday October 22nd 2012, 2:21 pm
Ticket Giveaway: Calexico and The Dodos at The Fonda Theatre
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Calexico

We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to see Calexico and The Dodos perform on Wednesday, October 24th at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. The show is All Ages and being presented by our good friends, Aquarium Drunkard (more show details are here). To win tix, e-mail whenyouawakela @ gmail.com (subject: Calexico and The Dodos) and tell us your favorite song about “San Francisco” in honor of The Dodos hometown. I’m automatically disqualifying “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair).” Include your first and last name in the email. Two winners will be chosen and contacted.

YouTube Preview ImageCalexico – Crystal Frontier

 




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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Wednesday August 22nd 2012, 1:51 pm
Ticket Giveaway: Field Report at Hotel Cafe
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Field-Report

We are giving away one pair of tickets to see Field Report perform on Saturday, August 25th at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles. Field Report is led by Chris Porterfield, whose name you might recognize as being a member of Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Megafaun’s old band, DeYarmond Edison. The show is 21+. To win tix, e-mail whenyouawakela @ gmail.com (subject: Field Report). Include your first and last name in the email. One winner will be chosen and contacted.

YouTube Preview ImageField Report – I Am Not Waiting Anymore + Fergus Falls




Tuesday August 21st 2012, 5:35 am
DVD Giveaway: Bob Dylan & The Band “Down In The Flood”
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We are giving away two copies of the film Down in the Flood, the story of Bob Dylan and The Band (out on DVD September 25th). The film features exclusive new interviews with Garth Hudson, Band producer John Simon, The Hawks’ 66 tour drummer, Mickey Jones, Ronnie Hawkins, Dylan guitarist Charlie McCoy, Band biographer Barney Hoskyns, Basement Tapes Archivist Sid Griffin and more. The film also features rare footage, archive interviews and seldom seen photographs.

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To win a copy, e-mail whenyouawakela at gmail dot com (subject: Down in the Flood) and tell us your favorite Band/ Dylan collaboration. Include your address and full name in the email. Two winners will be chosen and contacted.