Concert Vault
  1. Comedy: Love, Laughter and Robin Williams Comedy Love, Laughter and Robin Williams Golden Gate Park Nov 3, 1991 Comedy: Love, Laughter and Robin Williams Golden Gate Park | Nov 3, 1991 watch video

    Have a laugh with Robin Williams performing during Bill Graham's memorial concert in Golden Gate Park from 1991.

  2. Rock: Bill Clinton's Inaugural Bash, 1993 Rock Bill Clinton's Inaugural Bash, 1993 White House South Lawn Jan 17, 1993 Rock: Bill Clinton's Inaugural Bash, 1993 White House South Lawn | Jan 17, 1993

    Hosts Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith welcome the Band, Stephen Stills, Dr. John, and Bob Dylan to the White House South Lawn.

  3. Rock: AC/DC on a Highway to Maryland Rock AC/DC on a Highway to Maryland Towson State College Oct 16, 1979 Rock: AC/DC on a Highway to Maryland Towson State College | Oct 16, 1979

    Their entire catalog is available on iTunes for the first time today, now hear the Bon Scott-fronted band drive this '79 Maryland audience into a frenzy.

  4. Jazz: Uncut: Anthony Braxton Solo, 1980 Jazz Uncut: Anthony Braxton Solo, 1980 Great American Music Hall Mar 27, 1980 Jazz: Uncut: Anthony Braxton Solo, 1980 Great American Music Hall | Mar 27, 1980

    The avant garde icon concludes this daring, unaccompanied alto sax set at the Great American Music Hall with Trane's "Giant Steps."

  5. Blues: Charlie Musselwhite Solo in Berkeley Blues Charlie Musselwhite Solo in Berkeley Berkeley Community Theatre May 15, 1998 Blues: Charlie Musselwhite Solo in Berkeley Berkeley Community Theatre | May 15, 1998

    The Mississippi bluesman sings, plays guitar and harmonica on "Lonesome in My Bedroom" and "If I Should Have Bad Luck" in '98.

  6. Indie: Video: The Blacks' Garage Noir Indie Video: The Blacks' Garage Noir Great American Music Hall Feb 29, 2008 Indie: Video: The Blacks' Garage Noir Great American Music Hall | Feb 29, 2008 watch video

    Front-woman Luisa Black fronts the Jesus and Mary Chain-inspired trio on raw, distortion-laced tunes from Tiger Songs and Nom de Guerre.

  7. Indie: Blizzard 'Testing the Water' in London Indie Blizzard 'Testing the Water' in London 2KHz Nov 27, 2013 Indie: Blizzard 'Testing the Water' in London 2KHz | Nov 27, 2013

    19-year-old U.K. rapper Bradley "Blizzard" Green, Manchester's answer to Eninem, delivers his rapid-fire raps at 2KHz Studios in 2013.

  8. Rock: Just Added: Allman Brothers Hittin' the Note Rock Just Added: Allman Brothers Hittin' the Note New Haven Coliseum Dec 31, 1979 Rock: Just Added: Allman Brothers Hittin' the Note New Haven Coliseum | Dec 31, 1979

    The ABB plays classics like "Jessica," "Whipping Post" along with new tunes from Enlightened Rogues in this New Year's Eve set from '79.

  9. Rock: Dylan Covers Playlist Rock Dylan Covers Playlist Rock: Dylan Covers Playlist

    Perhaps the most covered artist of all time, especially live in concert. Hear why with this sublime collection of performances.

  10. Rock: Video: Big Brother & the Holding Company Rock Video: Big Brother & the Holding Company San Francisco Aug 16, 1968 Rock: Video: Big Brother & the Holding Company San Francisco | Aug 16, 1968 watch video

    This fascinating video filmed at KQED-TV in San Francisco intersperses interview and performance footage featuring Janis Joplin.

  11. Rock: Warren Haynes Band at Wetlands Rock Warren Haynes Band at Wetlands Wetlands Mar 23, 1992 Rock: Warren Haynes Band at Wetlands Wetlands | Mar 23, 1992

    The Allman Brothers Band guitarist premieres tunes from his debut album as a leader, Tales of Ordinary Madness, in this 1992 set.

  12. Rock: Michael Bolton's Tougher Side Rock Michael Bolton's Tougher Side Agora Ballroom Dallas May 14, 1983 Rock: Michael Bolton's Tougher Side Agora Ballroom Dallas | May 14, 1983

    This 1983 performance from Michael Bolton leaves the ballads behind in favor of a more powerful rock sound.

  13. Rock: Video: Prince in 1982 Rock Video: Prince in 1982 Capitol Theatre Jan 30, 1982 Rock: Video: Prince in 1982 Capitol Theatre | Jan 30, 1982 watch video

    Even in black and white, the Minneapolis-born funkateer exudes purple-ness. Watch him whip this Capitol Theatre audience into a frenzy.

  14. Country: Michael Martin Murphey in Fort Worth Country Michael Martin Murphey in Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX Nov 29, 1986 Country: Michael Martin Murphey in Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX | Nov 29, 1986

    The Texas-born "Cosmic Cowboy" performs his crossover hit "Wildfire" and alt-country tunes like "Geronimo's Cadillac" in this 1986 concert.

  15. Jazz: Herbie Mann's Worldly Groove Jazz Herbie Mann's Worldly Groove Jazz: Herbie Mann's Worldly Groove Herbie Mann Playlist

    The late flutist-composer was a dedicated bebopper who became a world music trailblazer. Hear a sampling of his pan-global jazz from Newport.

  16. Interviews: Zappa Sounds Off Interviews Zappa Sounds Off Nov 6, 1975 Interviews: Zappa Sounds Off Nov 6, 1975

    The irascible guitarist-composer-satirist discusses Alban Berg, Elliott Carter, Charles Ives, the Beatles and his Bongo Fury in a '75 interview.

  17. Rock: Gigging on Thanksgiving Day Rock Gigging on Thanksgiving Day Rock: Gigging on Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving Playlist

    Hear a playlist of groups over the years that ate their turkey backstage before going on to perform vibrant sets despite the trytophan.

  18. Rock: Y&T for Download Rock Y&T for Download Record Plant Nov 8, 1974 Rock: Y&T for Download Record Plant | Nov 8, 1974

    This recording before a small in-studio audience in 1974 will be a revelation to long time fans as it captures the band long before they had a record deal.

  19. Folk & Bluegrass: Charles River Valley Boys Nor'East-Grass Folk & Bluegrass Charles River Valley Boys Nor'East-Grass Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Folk & Bluegrass: Charles River Valley Boys Nor'East-Grass Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    The Cambridge, Massachusetts group performs "Mule Skinner Biues," "Gone Home" and a bluegrass version of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer."

  20. Blues: John Lee Hooker's Star Blues John Lee Hooker's Star Blues: John Lee Hooker's Star John Lee Hooker at Newport 1960

    Today in 1997, Hooker earned his Walk of Fame star for performances like this 1960 Newport Jazz Fest set.

  21. Jazz: Video: James Carter at Newport '96 Jazz Video: James Carter at Newport '96 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 16, 1996 Jazz: Video: James Carter at Newport '96 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 16, 1996 watch video

    The young sax monster is unleashed on "Lester Leaps In," "Body and Soul" and other tunes from his fourth album, Conversin' With the Elders.

  22. Indie: Elizabeth and the Catapult at Daytrotter Indie Elizabeth and the Catapult at Daytrotter Indie: Elizabeth and the Catapult at Daytrotter Elizabeth and the Catapult playlist

    Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Ziman delivers haunting, melancholic songs from Taller Children and Like It Never Happened.

  23. Rock: Prince at the Grammys Rock Prince at the Grammys Tramps Sep 26, 1998 Rock: Prince at the Grammys Tramps | Sep 26, 1998

    Even though he was only a presenter, Prince won for looking the funkiest. Hear him and his band cut loose at a late night jam session in 1998.

  24. Rock: New Release: Boston Plays Worcester Rock New Release: Boston Plays Worcester Centrum Aug 20, 1987 Rock: New Release: Boston Plays Worcester Centrum | Aug 20, 1987

    Tom Scholz & Brad Delp light up their home state with a reconfigured version of the legendary band on this massively successful '87 tour.

  25. Interviews: Mickey Hart & Jerry Garcia Speak Interviews Mickey Hart & Jerry Garcia Speak Interviews: Mickey Hart & Jerry Garcia Speak

    From scoring Apocalypse Now to their songwriting process, Hart and Garcia discuss all things Dead.

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  1. Jazz: Uncut: An All-Star Midnight Jam Jazz Uncut: An All-Star Midnight Jam Jazz: Uncut: An All-Star Midnight Jam

    Hear Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Gerry Mulligan, Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes and others at this 1973 Radio City Music Hall concert.

  2. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Joni Mitchell at Giants Stadium, '86 Folk & Bluegrass Video: Joni Mitchell at Giants Stadium, '86 Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Joni Mitchell at Giants Stadium, '86 Giants Stadium | Jun 15, 1986 watch video

    The prolific singer-songwriter performs "The Three Great Stimulants" and "Hejira" in this Amnesty International benefit concert.

  3. Blues: The Winter Brothers With B.B. King Blues The Winter Brothers With B.B. King Bottom Line Jun 21, 1978 Blues: The Winter Brothers With B.B. King Bottom Line | Jun 21, 1978

    Guitarist Johnny and keyboardist Edgar sit in with the king of the blues on "Going Down Slow" in this '78 set from New York's The Bottiom Line.

  4. Rock: R.E.M. Unplugged at Shoreline Amphitheatre Rock R.E.M. Unplugged at Shoreline Amphitheatre Shoreline Amphitheatre Oct 17, 1998 Rock: R.E.M. Unplugged at Shoreline Amphitheatre Shoreline Amphitheatre | Oct 17, 1998 watch video

    Michael Stipe leads the band on acoustic versions of "Losing My Religion," "Man on the Moon" and "Country Feedback" in 1998.

  5. Rock: Video: Curtis Mayfield Plays 'Superfly' Rock Video: Curtis Mayfield Plays 'Superfly' Hofstra University Nov 2, 1972 Rock: Video: Curtis Mayfield Plays 'Superfly' Hofstra University | Nov 2, 1972 watch video

    The late soul music icon was born on his day in 1942. See him perform tunes from the soundtrack of the popular 1972 blaxploitation film.

  6. Comedy: Reggie Watts' Uncommonly Bizarre Genius Comedy Reggie Watts' Uncommonly Bizarre Genius Big Orange Studios May 23, 2011 Comedy: Reggie Watts' Uncommonly Bizarre Genius Big Orange Studios | May 23, 2011

    The conceptual artist-vocalist-beatbox master morphs from evangelist preacher to radio DJ to Cockney soundman in this 2011 session.

  7. Rock: Boogie Woogie With Commander Cody Rock Boogie Woogie With Commander Cody Calderone Concert Hall Aug 13, 1977 Rock: Boogie Woogie With Commander Cody Calderone Concert Hall | Aug 13, 1977

    This Date in Vault History (8/13/77): Commander Cody brought his boogie-woogie country-rock to New York in support of his Midnight Man album.

  8. Rock: Gregg Allman's New York Residency Rock Gregg Allman's New York Residency Auditorium Shores May 25, 1987 Rock: Gregg Allman's New York Residency Auditorium Shores | May 25, 1987

    The Allman Brothers Band leader kicked off a 10-night run Sunday at NYC's City Winery. Hear him on his I'm No Angel tour from 1987.

  9. Blues: Robben Ford in Japan, '91 Blues Robben Ford in Japan, '91 Festival Hall Nov 14, 1991 Blues: Robben Ford in Japan, '91 Festival Hall | Nov 14, 1991

    The guitarist-singer, whose Into the Sun drops this week, performs "Help the Poor" with his Blue Line band at Osaka's Festival Hall.

  10. Blues: The Staple Singers 'Keep On Pushing' Blues The Staple Singers 'Keep On Pushing' Hampton Jazz Festival Jun 27, 1968 Blues: The Staple Singers 'Keep On Pushing' Hampton Jazz Festival | Jun 27, 1968

    Celebrate one of the great collections of voices popular music has ever heard with this Staple Singers' show from the 1968 Hampton Jazz Fest.

  11. Rock: Rush: The Definition of Power Trio Rock Rush: The Definition of Power Trio Maple Leaf Gardens Sep 21, 1984 Rock: Rush: The Definition of Power Trio Maple Leaf Gardens | Sep 21, 1984

    The prog-metal stalwarts play hit after hit in this raucous homecoming show from their Grace Under Pressure tour in 1984.

  12. Interviews: Video: Robert Trujillo on 'JACO' Interviews Video: Robert Trujillo on 'JACO' Paste Studios Nov 30, 2015 Interviews: Video: Robert Trujillo on 'JACO' Paste Studios | Nov 30, 2015 watch video

    The Metallica bassist discusses the making of the Jaco Pastorius documentary he produced and financed over the course of six years.

  13. Rock: Video: Cheap Trick at the Capitol, 1980 Rock Video: Cheap Trick at the Capitol, 1980 Capitol Theatre Mar 29, 1980 Rock: Video: Cheap Trick at the Capitol, 1980 Capitol Theatre | Mar 29, 1980 watch video

    The iconic power-pop band performs material from Dream Police along with their hits "Surrender" and "I Want You To Want Me."

  14. Rock: Inner Circle at WOMAD Sweden Rock Inner Circle at WOMAD Sweden W.O.M.A.D. Festival Sweden Jul 31, 1993 Rock: Inner Circle at WOMAD Sweden W.O.M.A.D. Festival Sweden | Jul 31, 1993

    The Jamaican reggae band plays its hits "Bad Boys" and "Sweat (A La La La La Long)" and other one-drop numbers from Bad to the Bone in '93.

  15. Rock: Uncut: Neil and the Horse Circa 'Zuma' Rock Uncut: Neil and the Horse Circa 'Zuma' Music Hall Nov 22, 1976 Rock: Uncut: Neil and the Horse Circa 'Zuma' Music Hall | Nov 22, 1976

    The band premieres tunes from American Stars 'n Bars and covers material from Zuma and classics like "Southern Man."

  16. Country: New Release: The Byrds in 1971 Country New Release: The Byrds in 1971 De Doelen May 16, 1971 Country: New Release: The Byrds in 1971 De Doelen | May 16, 1971

    One of the most unstable American bands of the 1960s was also one of the most creative, innovative and influential, as evidenced by this show.

  17. Blues: Luke "Long Gone" Miles at the Ash Grove Blues Luke "Long Gone" Miles at the Ash Grove Ash Grove Jan 16, 1966 Blues: Luke "Long Gone" Miles at the Ash Grove Ash Grove | Jan 16, 1966

    Miles collaborates here with lifelong blues devotee Bernie Pearl, brother of Ash Grove owner Ed Pearl, with both men taking cues from Lightinin' Hopkins.

  18. Jazz: Louis Armstong Blows Away Newport Jazz Louis Armstong Blows Away Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1960 Jazz: Louis Armstong Blows Away Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1960

    Satchmo headed to Newport Jazz Fest in 1960 and brought his great New Orleans Sound with him. He and the All-Stars are in full form in this set.

  19. Jazz: Margaret Whiting Salutes Harold Arlen Jazz Margaret Whiting Salutes Harold Arlen Jazz: Margaret Whiting Salutes Harold Arlen

    The jazz and pop singer performs "Stormy Weather," "If I Only Had a Brain," "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" and others in this 1975 concert.

  20. Rock: Rick Wakeman's Keyboard Flourishes Rock Rick Wakeman's Keyboard Flourishes Rock: Rick Wakeman's Keyboard Flourishes Rick Wakeman Birthday Playlist

    Hear the prog-rock pioneer in concert as a leader (1975), with Yes (1978) and with Anderson/Bruford/Wakeman/Howe (1989).

  21. Indie: Drew Danburry's Daytrotter Session Indie Drew Danburry's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Sep 19, 2009 Indie: Drew Danburry's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Sep 19, 2009

    The singer-songwriter and full-time barber from Provo, Utah performs "Nirvana, By Kurt Cobain" and tunes from Goodnight Dannii in 2009.

  22. Rock: The White Knight of Soul, Wayne Cochran Rock The White Knight of Soul, Wayne Cochran Fillmore West Apr 1, 1971 Rock: The White Knight of Soul, Wayne Cochran Fillmore West | Apr 1, 1971

    Now an evangelist preacher with a Florida ministry, the outrageous Wayne Cochran could rock a crowd like no other. Hear him in vintage 1971 form.

  23. Country: Waylon's Greatest Hits Live! Country Waylon's Greatest Hits Live! Country: Waylon's Greatest Hits Live! Waylon Jenning's Greatest Hits Live

    During the country superstar's most fertile period, he racked up eight consecutive No. 1 records. Hear the songs that made him a legend.

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