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Wakey!Wakey! @ Drake Underground

. : : February 20th, 2013 : : . I got off work at 6 — still hours before the doors were set to open for Wakey!Wakey!‘s set, but not enough time to bother going home first — so to the Drake Underground I went. I killed time at the local pizza place, but when I headed into the venue shortly after the door time, I was stopped by security. Unusual for the friendly always-open-door Drake; more unusual, even though doors were scheduled to be opened, they wouldn’t be letting anybody for another half of an hour. Too embarrassed to go back into…

Wakey!Wakey! @ Drake Underground

. : : October 6th, 2011 : : . Wakey!Wakey! made their Canadian debut at a free indie showcase set at the Horseshoe Tavern a year ago (and I was there to tape it!). Unbeknownst to the promoter, the band was actually somewhat established and had a decent draw — but was only given the second-to-last slot on the bill, and a short twenty-minute set. The room emptied out before the final band, myself included. It was wonderful to finally see Wakey!Wakey!, even if it was the first show on the tour and the band hadn’t gotten fully gelled again, but a twenty-minute set was…

Wakey!Wakey! @ Horseshoe Tavern

. : : November 2nd, 2010 : : . The chances are, unless you live in New York and and/or watch the CW’s teen soap opera One Tree Hill, you probably have never heard of Wakey!Wakey!. And that’s a crying shame. Luckily, I do watch One Tree Hill. Producer Mark Schwahn is known for being an avid music fan, and is continually trying to help promote fledgling, independent artists by featuring their songs in his series. In fact, it’s rare there’s a scene without background music by just such an artist you probably haven’t heard yet, but will be glad you did. Wakey!Wakey! is in elite…