Friday June 22nd 2012, 3:35 pm
Album Giveaway: The Beach Boys COMPLETE OFFICIAL DISCOGRAPHY
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Ladies and Gentleman,  I am very pleased to announce one of the best giveaways that has ever happened on When You Awake (and in the history of the internet). In honor of the release of their latest record, That’s Why God Made The Radio and their Paint You Own Cover game, one very lucky winner will soon call The Beach Boys’ complete discography their own! That is TWENTY ONE albums in total (full list is after the jump). Not bad, eh? To win, just make sure you follow When You Awake on Twitter and tweet/retweet the following: “Want to win @thebeachboys complete discography? 21 classic albums. Follow @whenyouawake and RT to win! http://bit.ly/KS8QM2”. One US-based winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!

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Tuesday May 08th 2012, 3:18 pm
Ticket and Album Giveaway: Jonathan Wilson at the Troubadour
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Jonathan Wilson

We have a special prize package to give away in honor of Jonathan Wilson‘s upcoming performance at The Troubadour tomorrow night, Wednesday, May 9th. We are giving away one pair of tickets to the show, PLUS a vinyl copy of his Record Store Day 12″ release, Pity Trials & Tomorrow’s Child.

Jonathan Wilson

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Wilson, he was recently named Uncut Magazine’s “2011 New Artist of the Year” and he has spent time touring the world with the likes of Wilco, Jackson Browne and many others (did I mention that he’s set to open for Tom Petty this summer?). To win the prize pack, listen to the 12″ stream here and guess who the original artists are that Jonathan covers. E-mail your answers to whenyouawakela at gmail dot com (subject: Jonathan Wilson) and include your full name and mailing address. One winner will be chosen and contacted.




Thursday May 03rd 2012, 1:05 pm
Album Giveaway: Deer Tick’s Divine Providence
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Deer Tick

In honor of  Deer Tick‘s upcoming gig this Saturday, May 5th at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, we are giving away one copy of their latest LP, Divine Providence, on vinyl. To win the record, e-mail whenyouawakela at gmail dot com (subject: Deer Tick) and tell us your favorite band named after a bug (I’m automatically excluding Deer Tick, The Beatles and the Crickets). Include your full name and mailing address in the email. One winner will be chosen and contacted.
MP3: Deer Tick- Miss K (buy)

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Friday April 20th 2012, 10:13 am
Album Giveaway: Tompkins Square Prize Pack
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The fine folks at Tompkins Square are releasing a series of 78 rpm records starting tomorrow,  Saturday, April 21st for Record Store Day. The first two releases feature previously unheard recordings by Luther Dickinson and Ralph Stanley, each limited to 500 copies only available through record stores. Click here to listen to the Luther Dickinson B-side.

To celebrate, Tompkins Square is generously offering us a prize pack of three records to give away to one lucky reader. The giveaway includes Hiss Golden Messenger’s “Poor Moon,” Frank Fairfield’s “Out on the Open West,” and Charlie Louvin’s “Hickory Wind: Live at Gram Parsons Guitar Pull, Waycross GA”.

To win this prize pack, e-mail whenyouawakela @ gmail.com (subject: Tompkins Square) and tell us how you plan to celebrate Record Store Day. Include your first and last name in the email as well as your full mailing address. One winner will be chosen and contacted.




Friday December 02nd 2011, 12:10 pm
Ticket Giveaway: Jonathan Wilson at the Troubadour
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Jonathan WilsonWe are giving away two pairs of tickets to see Jonathan Wilson perform on Thursday, December 8th at The Troubadour. The show is 21+ with Jenny O supporting.  Wilson was recently named Uncut Magazine’s “2011 New Artist of the Year” and his record Gentle Spirit was ranked #4 on Mojo’s Best Albums of the Year. He also just finished touring the world with the likes of Wilco and Jackson Browne and has announced his own headlining European tour this coming January and February.  Check out the full tour dates after the jump. To win tix to the LA show, e-mail whenyouawakela @ gmail.com (subject: Jonathan Wilson) and tell us what your favorite song about California is. Include your first and last name in the email. Two winners will be chosen and contacted.

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Monday November 21st 2011, 1:25 pm
Ticket Giveaway: Cass McCombs at The Echo
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CassMccombs

We are giving away two pairs of tickets to see Cass McCombs perform (with a special light installation by Jake & Mollie) on Wednesday, November 30th at the Echo. The show is 18+ with White Magic supporting. To win tix, e-mail whenyouawakela @ gmail.com (subject: Cass McCombs) and tell us why you want to go. Include your first and last name in the email. Two winners will be chosen and contacted.

YouTube Preview ImageCass McCombs- Dreams Come True Girl (feat. Karen Black)




Monday November 14th 2011, 3:56 pm
Album Giveaway: Dawes’ Nothing Is Wrong
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DawesWe have two copies of Dawes’ sophomore record, Nothing is Wrong (out now via ATO/Loose), to give away to two lucky readers in honor of the band’s gig this Thursday, November 17th at The Music Box in Los Angeles. To win a copy, e-mail whenyouawakela at gmail dot com (subject: Dawes) and tell us the one song that makes you feel like nothing in the world is wrong (mine is Harry Belafonte’s “Jump in the Line”…seriously, just try to put it on and NOT tap your feet). Include your address and full name in the email. Two winners will be chosen and contacted. Check out the video for “If I Wanted Someone” from Nothing is Wrong below, and enjoy a bonus clip of the boys performing their tune “When My Time Comes’ with Mumford and Sons after the jump.

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Thursday November 10th 2011, 4:46 pm
Ticket Giveaway: Black Joe Lewis at the Echoplex
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We are giving away two pairs of tickets to see Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears perform tomorrow night, Friday, November 11th at the Echoplex. The show is 18+ with The Sheepdogs and Dikes of Holland supporting. To win tix, e-mail whenyouawakela @ gmail.com (subject: Black Joe Lewis) and tell us why you want to go. Include your first and last name in the email. Two winners will be chosen and contacted.

YouTube Preview ImageBlack Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Sugarfoot




Wednesday October 26th 2011, 6:30 pm
Last Chance to Win a Lomography Camera
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We are just a couple of hours away from choosing the winner of our “Win a Lomography Diana Camera” competition.  There is still time to enter. Click here for details on how to win and get those entries in NOW!
MP3: Ringo Starr- Photograph (buy)
MP3: The Kinks- Picture Book (buy)




Monday October 24th 2011, 5:08 pm
Ticket Giveaway: Deer Tick at the Echoplex
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Deer Tick
In honor of the release of Deer Tick‘s latest record, Divine Providence (out today via Partisan Records), we are giving away two pairs of tickets to see the Rhode Island boys play on November 1st at the Echoplex. The show is 18+ with Guards (aka Richie James Follin of Willowz) supporting. To win tix, e-mail whenyouawakela @ gmail.com (subject: Deer Tick) and tell us your favorite band named after a bug (I’m automatically excluding Deer Tick, The Beatles and the Crickets). Include your first and last name in the email. Two winners will be chosen and contacted. Be sure to also  listen to their latest single, “Miss K.”, below, and check out the video of them performing “Main Street” live on The David Letterman Show earlier this month. Those boys sure do clean up nicely.
MP3: Deer Tick- Miss K (buy)

YouTube Preview ImageDeer Tick – Main Street