Mon, Sept 21, L.A.: Arthur and When You Awake present Doug Paisley, more at the Echo, FREE


Canadian country-folk musician Doug Paisley‘s debut album was released late last year through No Quarter Records, its understated beauty capturing the admiration of Arthur’s C and D, who were scheduled to review it in their column in the tragically unpublished Arthur No. 32. The album’s been kinda underheard since, but whatever, that’s the underhearers’ problem, right?

In any event, this month Mr. Paisley (who is now being “managed” by Arthur’s Jay Babcock) will be traveling to California to perform as a solo artist for the first time ever in the Golden State at a bunch of affordable, all-ages shows. (Some folks may have seen Paisley before as one-half of the Dark Hand and Lamplight duo with artist Shary Boyle when they opened for Bonnie Prince Billy on a California jaunt in 2006.)

Catch this rich-voiced Torontonian troubadour, mustachioed or otherwise, at the following time-space coordinates:

Mon Sep 21 2009 8:00P at The Echo w/ Leslie & Badgers Los Angeles (free!) (see poster above) (presented by Arthur, put together by the great When You Awake blog)
Tue Sep 22 2009 8:00P The Crepe Place Santa Cruz
Wed Sep 23 2009 8:00P Rickshaw Stop San Francisco
Thu Sep 24 2009 8:00P Cafe Coda Chico
Fri Sep 25 2009 8:00P Henry Miller Library Big Sur
Sat Sep 26 2009 8:00P McCabe’s Guitar Shop w/Stan Ridgway Santa Monica
Sun Sep 27 2009 8:00P Che Cafe San Diego

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Tuesday Evening Listening: When You Awake Mixtapes


Our pal Jody over at When You Awake has a new mixtape up, put together by Akron/Family member Dana Janssen. It’s called Top 10 Songs To Ride A Bike Thru NYC To and it features pedal-pushing hits from Harvey Milk, Fela, Tinariwen and Lil Wayne. It’s an annotated mixtape, naturally, so you can also look for tips on what to look out for (curbs) and drink after the ride (kombucha). Check it out here.

She also reminds us that Akron/Family will be playing a three-night run at the Steve Allen Theatre here in Los Angeles on March 10, 11 and 12, no doubt previewing material from their new album, Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free, due out on May 5. The show is presented by Arthur and Aquarium Drunkard, and all you need to know is found by clicking here.

While you’re over at When You Awake you should also totally check out their double-disc set of post-Valentine’s Day jams, Music For The Morning After, featuring one disc of songs selected by bands like Vetiver, Howlin Rain and Beachwood Sparks. Disc two has another set of jams picked by writers, bloggers and DJs including Aquarium Drunkard, Little Radio, and a very special foresty nugget contributed by your humble Arthur Magazine contributing editor. Go get it here.

More on our selection, Kate Wolf’s “Early Morning Melody,” plus a bonus track after the jump.

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