Concert Vault
  1. Folk & Bluegrass: Yonder Mountain String Band in Asheville Folk & Bluegrass Yonder Mountain String Band in Asheville Echo Mountain Recording Aug 13, 2012 Folk & Bluegrass: Yonder Mountain String Band in Asheville Echo Mountain Recording | Aug 13, 2012

    The Colorado-based progressive bluegrass group performs "Pockets," "Rag Doll" and "Straight Line" in this 2012 set from North Carolina.

  2. Rock: Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler Mixer Rock Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler Mixer Rock: Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler Mixer Bob Dylan & Mark Knopfler

    As their intense North American touring schedule comes to an end tonight in Brooklyn, enjoy this all Dylan and Knopfler playlist.

  3. Rock: On the Road Again With Canned Heat Rock On the Road Again With Canned Heat Parr Meadows Sep 7, 1979 Rock: On the Road Again With Canned Heat Parr Meadows | Sep 7, 1979

    Although the Heat's lineup changed several times between Woodstock and this 10 year reunion in '79, Bob "The Bear" Hite brought the boogie as hard as ever.

  4. Jazz: Uncut: Betty Carter & Trio, 1978 Jazz Uncut: Betty Carter & Trio, 1978 Bottom Line Mar 22, 1982 Jazz: Uncut: Betty Carter & Trio, 1978 Bottom Line | Mar 22, 1982

    A magnetic stage presence, uncanny ballad interpreter and scat singer extraordinaire, 'Betty Bebop' performs standards and originals at the '78 Newport Jazz Fest.

  5. Rock: Video: P-Funk Under a Groove Rock Video: P-Funk Under a Groove Capitol Theatre Nov 6, 1978 Rock: Video: P-Funk Under a Groove Capitol Theatre | Nov 6, 1978 watch video

    Guitarist Michael Hampton, on his first tour with George Clinton's crew, performs Eddie Hazel's anthemic "Maggot Brain" in this 1978 concert.

  6. Rock: Prince at the DNA Lounge, '93 Rock Prince at the DNA Lounge, '93 DNA Lounge Apr 12, 1993 Rock: Prince at the DNA Lounge, '93 DNA Lounge | Apr 12, 1993

    Mr. Love Symbol leads the New Power Generation on ultra-funky fare like "The Sacrifice of Victor," "Come" and "Black MF in the House."

  7. Rock: Exodus Does the Toxic Waltz Rock Exodus Does the Toxic Waltz Fillmore Auditorium Apr 2, 1990 Rock: Exodus Does the Toxic Waltz Fillmore Auditorium | Apr 2, 1990

    This show from 1990 features the renowned metal group thrashing through their set, closing with AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap."

  8. Blues: Mississippi John Hurt Blues Mississippi John Hurt Ash Grove Jul 5, 1964 Blues: Mississippi John Hurt Ash Grove | Jul 5, 1964

    Mississippi John Hurt is truly in a category of his own and one of the most lyrical and endearing country blues artists who ever lived.

  9. Jazz: Herbie Hancock Shows Off His New Sound Jazz Herbie Hancock Shows Off His New Sound Carnegie Hall Jun 30, 1974 Jazz: Herbie Hancock Shows Off His New Sound Carnegie Hall | Jun 30, 1974

    As part of 1974 Newport Jazz Festival's piano extravaganza in Carnegie Hall, Herbie Hancock brought along a few of his "toys" to augment his set.

  10. Jazz: Duke Ellington in Sweden Jazz Duke Ellington in Sweden Malmo Stadium Dec 11, 1973 Jazz: Duke Ellington in Sweden Malmo Stadium | Dec 11, 1973

    The maestro leads his group on "C Jam Blues," "Rockin' in Rhythm" and showcases Swedish vocalist Alice Babs on the scat romp "Spacemen."

  11. Jazz: Sonny Rollins Keeps on Blowin' Jazz Sonny Rollins Keeps on Blowin' Philharmonic Hall Jun 30, 1973 Jazz: Sonny Rollins Keeps on Blowin' Philharmonic Hall | Jun 30, 1973

    Sonny Rollins is arguably the greatest saxophonist alive. Be sure to listen to him and his great quintet at Philharmonic Hall in '73.

  12. Jazz: Cannonball Adderley Quintet Jazz Cannonball Adderley Quintet Newport Jazz Festival Jun 30, 1960 Jazz: Cannonball Adderley Quintet Newport Jazz Festival | Jun 30, 1960

    Charging hard out of the gate in this 1960 Newport Jazz Festival set, Cannonball Adderley's hard bob steam rolls through to the final number.

  13. Indie: Merge Records Playlist Indie Merge Records Playlist Indie: Merge Records Playlist Merge Records Playlist

    Merge Records has been home to some of the best indie rock bands of the last 25 years. Give this playlist of Merge artists a listen to hear for yourself.

  14. Indie: Evangelicals Get Spooky Indie Evangelicals Get Spooky Daytrotter Studio Mar 8, 2007 Indie: Evangelicals Get Spooky Daytrotter Studio | Mar 8, 2007

    Get into the Halloween spirit with Evangelicals' ghoulish Daytrotter session including 'Halloween Song' and 'Skeleton Man.'

  15. Blues: James Cotton Goes Solo Blues James Cotton Goes Solo Fillmore Auditorium Nov 25, 1966 Blues: James Cotton Goes Solo Fillmore Auditorium | Nov 25, 1966

    Blues harp ace James Cotton left Muddy Waters' band in 1966 to form his own group. Hear them opening for the Grateful Dead at the Fillmore.

  16. Interviews: Getting Personal with Ringo Starr Interviews Getting Personal with Ringo Starr Sep 4, 1977 Interviews: Getting Personal with Ringo Starr Sep 4, 1977

    In this '77 interview, Richard Starkey (aka Ringo Starr) guides us through his history, both as a Beatle and a solo artist.

  17. Indie: The Lumineers Tour the US and UK Indie The Lumineers Tour the US and UK Stage On Sixth Mar 16, 2012 Indie: The Lumineers Tour the US and UK Stage On Sixth | Mar 16, 2012 watch video

    The Denver folk rockers shine across the US and across the pond until mid-November, and you can watch them light up SXSW 2012 here.

  18. Country: The Thrasher Brothers in Nashville Country The Thrasher Brothers in Nashville Cannery Aug 21, 1982 Country: The Thrasher Brothers in Nashville Cannery | Aug 21, 1982

    Siblings Jim, Buddy and Joe blend vocal harmonies on "Smooth Southern Highway," "Long Tall Texan" and "Southern Swing" in this 1982 set.

  19. Rock: Crosby, Phil, & Nash Sing for Berkeley Rock Crosby, Phil, & Nash Sing for Berkeley Berkeley Community Theatre May 15, 1998 Rock: Crosby, Phil, & Nash Sing for Berkeley Berkeley Community Theatre | May 15, 1998

    Phil Lesh joined C & N for this inspired benefit concert, climaxing in a giant singalong including Jackson Browne, Rambln' Jack Elliot, & more.

  20. Comedy: Flo & Eddie in New Jersey Comedy Flo & Eddie in New Jersey Capitol Theatre Oct 29, 1975 Comedy: Flo & Eddie in New Jersey Capitol Theatre | Oct 29, 1975 watch video

    These guys are completely insane. Watch the rock-meets-stand-up spectacle complete with simulated sex acts on a stuffed hippo.

  21. Indie: 'Stomp and Holler' with Hayes Carll Indie 'Stomp and Holler' with Hayes Carll Big Orange Studios Apr 18, 2011 Indie: 'Stomp and Holler' with Hayes Carll Big Orange Studios | Apr 18, 2011

    Listen to Texas native Hayes Carll channel country music's story-telling greats like Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson in this stripped down session.

  22. Rock: Talking Heads Debut 'Remain in Light' Rock Talking Heads Debut 'Remain in Light' Heatwave Festival Aug 23, 1980 Rock: Talking Heads Debut 'Remain in Light' Heatwave Festival | Aug 23, 1980

    The art rock/new wave group unveils an expanded lineup featuring keyboardist Bernie Worrell and guitarist Adrian Belew at Canada's Heatwave Festival.

  23. Rock: Flamin' Groovies Rock the Fillmore Rock Flamin' Groovies Rock the Fillmore Fillmore West Jun 30, 1971 Rock: Flamin' Groovies Rock the Fillmore Fillmore West | Jun 30, 1971

    The SF cult band performs material from their 1971 album Teenage Head, listed in the 2005 book, "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die."

  24. Comedy: Andy Kaufman's Dadaist Humor Comedy Andy Kaufman's Dadaist Humor Comedy: Andy Kaufman's Dadaist Humor Andy Kaufman at Catch a Rising Star

    The comedian makes a special guest appearance at the 10th anniversary party for New York's Catch a Rising Star in 1982.

  25. Rock: The Staple Singers at the Fillmore Rock The Staple Singers at the Fillmore Fillmore Auditorium Apr 18, 1968 Rock: The Staple Singers at the Fillmore Fillmore Auditorium | Apr 18, 1968

    Pops Staples and his daughters, including the great lead singer Mavis, perform Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth" in this '68 set.

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  1. Rock: Still Can't Get No Satisfaction Rock Still Can't Get No Satisfaction Rock: Still Can't Get No Satisfaction A Satisfaction Playlist

    This week back in 1965 the Rolling Stones released their hit single. Hear it played by Devo, Bobby and the Midnites and Mick & the boys.

  2. Folk & Bluegrass: Fiddle Master Vassar Clements Folk & Bluegrass Fiddle Master Vassar Clements Memorial Union Center, University of New Hampshire May 10, 1976 Folk & Bluegrass: Fiddle Master Vassar Clements Memorial Union Center, University of New Hampshire | May 10, 1976

    Hear the self-taught virtuoso lead his band through this genre-defying 1976 set, mixing elements of bluegrass, country, and everything else.

  3. Rock: Uncut: The Church at Tramps, '98 Rock Uncut: The Church at Tramps, '98 Tramps Oct 9, 1998 Rock: Uncut: The Church at Tramps, '98 Tramps | Oct 9, 1998

    The Aussie band premieres dark, dreamy material from Hologram of Baal and covers older tunes from Starfish and Sometime Anywhere.

  4. Country: Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark Unplugged Country Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark Unplugged Bottom Line Mar 20, 1978 Country: Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark Unplugged Bottom Line | Mar 20, 1978

    The two Byrds frontmen blend tight harmony vocals and jangling guitar lines in this acoustic reunion concert at the Bottom Line in 1978.

  5. Jazz: Stan Getz at '64 Newport Jazz Stan Getz at '64 Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1964 Jazz: Stan Getz at '64 Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1964

    The great tenor saxophonist performs "The Girl From Ipanema" with Astrud Gilberto in this Newport set from 50 years ago.

  6. Rock: The Good Rats in NYC Rock The Good Rats in NYC Bottom Line Apr 1, 1978 Rock: The Good Rats in NYC Bottom Line | Apr 1, 1978

    The Good Rats, protectors and defenders of NYC bar bands, kick off CMJ week for Concert Vault with this gritty show from New York's Bottom Line.

  7. Blues: Robert Cray's Searing Confessions Blues Robert Cray's Searing Confessions Auditorium Shores May 25, 1987 Blues: Robert Cray's Searing Confessions Auditorium Shores | May 25, 1987

    The guitarist-singer performs tunes from his breakthrough album Strong Persuader and premieres Don't Be Afraid of the Dark in 1987.

  8. Blues: The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Live in Austin Blues The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Live in Austin Austin Music Hall May 25, 1987 Blues: The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Live in Austin Austin Music Hall | May 25, 1987

    Comedian and Podcaster Marc Maron reminisced about this hot-rodded blues combo in a recent interview with American Songwriter.

  9. Indie: Video: Robert Randolph & the Family Band Indie Video: Robert Randolph & the Family Band Jackson Hole Music Festival Aug 16, 2008 Indie: Video: Robert Randolph & the Family Band Jackson Hole Music Festival | Aug 16, 2008 watch video

    The pedal steel sensation pays tribute to Bo Diddley then wails on "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That" at the 2008 Jackson Hole Music Festival.

  10. Comedy: Jackie Mason on Broadway, 1991 Comedy Jackie Mason on Broadway, 1991 New York City Jun 11, 1991 Comedy: Jackie Mason on Broadway, 1991 New York City | Jun 11, 1991

    The voice of Rabbi Hyman Krustofski on "The Simpsons" riffs on Trump, John Gotti, Jewish-Gentile differences, newscasters and marriage.

  11. Rock: Farewell, David Bowie Rock Farewell, David Bowie Rock: Farewell, David Bowie A David Bowie Retrospective

    Words cannot express our shock and sadness, so we remember with the music of one of the most legendary performers of our age.

  12. Rock: Bob Dylan & Neil Young in SF Rock Bob Dylan & Neil Young in SF Kezar Stadium Mar 23, 1975 Rock: Bob Dylan & Neil Young in SF Kezar Stadium | Mar 23, 1975

    Rounded out by Levon Helm, Rick Danko & others, this epic lineup clearly enjoys rocking Kezar Stadium in San Francisco.

  13. Interviews: Ben E. King's Bevy of Hits Interviews Ben E. King's Bevy of Hits Nov 19, 1988 Interviews: Ben E. King's Bevy of Hits Nov 19, 1988

    The singer reminisces about his days with the Drifters and his success as a soloist with "Spanish Harlem" and his immortal hit "Stand By Me."

  14. Blues: Uncut: Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Blues Uncut: Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Checkerboard Lounge Nov 22, 1981 Blues: Uncut: Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Checkerboard Lounge | Nov 22, 1981

    In 1981 the Rolling Stones took the stage with Muddy Waters at Checkerboard Lounge for this historic show.

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: Vern & Ray's High Lonesome Harmonies Folk & Bluegrass Vern & Ray's High Lonesome Harmonies Ash Grove Aug 2, 1967 Folk & Bluegrass: Vern & Ray's High Lonesome Harmonies Ash Grove | Aug 2, 1967

    Musical partners Vern Williams and Ray Park, fathers of California bluegrass, blend on old-timey tunes in this '67 Ash Grove set.

  16. Rock: The Who at the Fillmore East, 1968 Rock The Who at the Fillmore East, 1968 Fillmore East Apr 6, 1968 Rock: The Who at the Fillmore East, 1968 Fillmore East | Apr 6, 1968

    Hear a 22-year-old Pete Townshend on pulverizing jams like "I Can't Explain," "Summertime Blues," "Shakin' All Over" and "My Generation."

  17. Rock: Funk Fridays: The Gap Band at Tramps Rock Funk Fridays: The Gap Band at Tramps Tramps Jul 13, 1996 Rock: Funk Fridays: The Gap Band at Tramps Tramps | Jul 13, 1996

    The funksters from Tulsa, Oklahoma break out their hits "Oustanding," "Party Train" and "You Dropped Bomb on Me" in this '96 reunion set.

  18. Rock: James Brown Rocks Newport Rock James Brown Rocks Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 6, 1969 Rock: James Brown Rocks Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 6, 1969

    The Godfather of Soul performs his hit single "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud" along with classics like "Lickin' Stick" and "Try Me" in 1969.

  19. 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.

  20. Country: Dottie West's Downhome Country Soul Country Dottie West's Downhome Country Soul Ziegfields Jan 29, 1982 Country: Dottie West's Downhome Country Soul Ziegfields | Jan 29, 1982

    The late singer-songwriter performs her '65 lament "Here Comes My Baby Back Again" and her '73 hit "Country Sunshine" in this 1982 set.

  21. Interviews: Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Roger Waters Interviews Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Roger Waters Interviews: Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Roger Waters David Gilmour and Roger Waters Interviewed

    These back-to-back 1984 interviews with Waters and Gilmour give insight on their respective solo careers.

  22. Rock: The Pretenders Get Real Rock The Pretenders Get Real Heatwave Festival Aug 23, 1980 Rock: The Pretenders Get Real Heatwave Festival | Aug 23, 1980

    All original members of The Pretenders perform their 1979 single "Brass In Pocket," as well as a cover of The Kinks' "Stop Your Sobbing," in 1980.

  23. Rock: The New Riders of the Purple Sage Rock The New Riders of the Purple Sage Beacon Theatre Nov 14, 1975 Rock: The New Riders of the Purple Sage Beacon Theatre | Nov 14, 1975

    37 years ago tonight, the New Riders of the Purple Sage rocked the Beacon Theater in NY. Get lost in that very concert here.

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