Concert Vault
  1. Rock: Larry Graham Wants to Take You Higher Rock Larry Graham Wants to Take You Higher Tramps Jan 17, 1997 Rock: Larry Graham Wants to Take You Higher Tramps | Jan 17, 1997

    The singer and slap bass innovator leads his Graham Central Station on an hour-long Sly & The Family Stone medley in this '92 Tramps set.

  2. Country: Marty Robbins' Signature Song Country Marty Robbins' Signature Song Opryhouse Jul 15, 1982 Country: Marty Robbins' Signature Song Opryhouse | Jul 15, 1982

    Country pop legend Marty Robbins holds out until the very end of this marathon set to play his most well known composition, "El Paso."

  3. Jazz: It's Time for Max Roach! Jazz It's Time for Max Roach! Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 Jazz: It's Time for Max Roach! Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1967

    The legendary drummer leads a quintet featuring trumpeter Charles Tolliver, pianist Stanley Cowell and bassist Jymie Merritt at '67 Newport.

  4. Rock: Freddie Mercury and Queen Rock Freddie Mercury and Queen Rock: Freddie Mercury and Queen Queen and Freddie Mercury

    A shockingly frank interview with Freddy Mercury, and an amazing 1977 performance including a rare fast version of "We Will Rock You."

  5. Rock: Best of Blue Oyster Cult Rock Best of Blue Oyster Cult Music Hall Oct 16, 1976 Rock: Best of Blue Oyster Cult Music Hall | Oct 16, 1976

    Blue Oyster Cult live, captured in the band's greatest era. This short set includes 'Don't Fear the Reaper' and a cover of 'Born to Be Wild.'

  6. Jazz: Tony Bennett at Newport, 2002 Jazz Tony Bennett at Newport, 2002 Jazz: Tony Bennett at Newport, 2002

    Watch the beloved singer charm his audience with classy, swinging renditions of "Watch What Happens," "I Got Rhythm" and "Smile."

  7. Blues: Roots Music from the Ash Grove Blues Roots Music from the Ash Grove Blues: Roots Music from the Ash Grove

    The legendary Ash Grove in LA was a vital link in the chain of preservation for American folk, gospel, country, bluegrass and, of course, the blues.

  8. Blues: Canned Heat Boogies On Blues Canned Heat Boogies On Parr Meadows Sep 7, 1979 Blues: Canned Heat Boogies On Parr Meadows | Sep 7, 1979

    Frontman Bob "The Bear" Hite leads the shuffle kings on "Going Up the Country" and "On the Road Again" in a Woodstock 10th anniversary set.

  9. Rock: New From the Vault: B-52's at Berklee Rock New From the Vault: B-52's at Berklee Berklee Performance Center Aug 24, 1979 Rock: New From the Vault: B-52's at Berklee Berklee Performance Center | Aug 24, 1979

    The Athens, Georgia party band performs infectious dance tunes from their self-titled debut at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston.

  10. Blues: Best of the Blues at the Bottom Line Blues Best of the Blues at the Bottom Line Blues: Best of the Blues at the Bottom Line Blues at the Bottom Line

    Greenwich Village's Bottom Line has been home to some of the greatest blues performances ever recorded, and we've got them in the Vault.

  11. Blues: Willie Dixon IS the Blues Blues Willie Dixon IS the Blues Great American Music Hall Dec 13, 1973 Blues: Willie Dixon IS the Blues Great American Music Hall | Dec 13, 1973

    The bassist and prolific composer leads the Chicago Blues All-Stars on his shuffle "29 Ways," "Backdoor Man," and others in this 1973 set.

  12. Rock: Chrissie Hynde Flies Solo Rock Chrissie Hynde Flies Solo Royal Albert Hall Feb 9, 1986 Rock: Chrissie Hynde Flies Solo Royal Albert Hall | Feb 9, 1986

    The Pretenders frontwoman covers the Beatles' "In My Life" and Bob Dylan's "Property of Jesus" in this set from Royal Albert Hall in '86.

  13. Rock: Cream at the Crossroads Rock Cream at the Crossroads Oakland Coliseum Arena Oct 4, 1968 Rock: Cream at the Crossroads Oakland Coliseum Arena | Oct 4, 1968

    Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce play "Crossroads," "I'm So Glad" and "Sunshine of Your Love" in this '68 set from Oakland.

  14. 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.

  15. Rock: Uncut: Jeff Buckley at Gleneagles Rock Uncut: Jeff Buckley at Gleneagles Gleneagles Sep 3, 1994 Rock: Uncut: Jeff Buckley at Gleneagles Gleneagles | Sep 3, 1994

    The late-great artist took the stage in Scotland for this powerful, unaccompanied set back in 1994.

  16. Rock: Party with Los Lobos in 1984 Rock Party with Los Lobos in 1984 Metro Cincinnati Dec 10, 1984 Rock: Party with Los Lobos in 1984 Metro Cincinnati | Dec 10, 1984

    Hear East L.A.'s Los Lobos bring their eclectic blend of rockabilly, Tex-Mex, folk, Cajun, and traditional Mexican songs to Cincinnati's Metro in 1984.

  17. Comedy: Monty Python Live at City Center Comedy Monty Python Live at City Center City Center Apr 23, 1976 Comedy: Monty Python Live at City Center City Center | Apr 23, 1976

    The zany and innovative British comedy troupe performs classic bits like "Nudge, Nudge" and "Pet Shop" in this 1976 NYC show.

  18. Rock: Video: Traffic Reunion at Woodstock '94 Rock Video: Traffic Reunion at Woodstock '94 Woodstock 94 Aug 14, 1994 Rock: Video: Traffic Reunion at Woodstock '94 Woodstock 94 | Aug 14, 1994 watch video

    Charter members Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi lead a new lineup on "Pearly Queen" and "Dear Mr. Fantasy" at the Saugerties festival.

  19. Indie: Willy Mason at '08 Newport Folk Festival Indie Willy Mason at '08 Newport Folk Festival Newport Folk Festival Aug 3, 2008 Indie: Willy Mason at '08 Newport Folk Festival Newport Folk Festival | Aug 3, 2008 watch video

    The singer-songwriter gets an assist from Mara Carlyle on musical saw on the mournful "Show Me the Way to Go Home" and "Simple Town."

  20. Rock: New Release: U2 at Madison Square Garden Rock New Release: U2 at Madison Square Garden Madison Square Garden Sep 28, 1987 Rock: New Release: U2 at Madison Square Garden Madison Square Garden | Sep 28, 1987

    With their expansive, anthemic sound perfected on 1987's The Joshua Tree, U2 was poised to conquer the world, stadium by stadium.

  21. Rock: Video: Grateful Dead With Special Guests Rock Video: Grateful Dead With Special Guests Moscone Center May 28, 1982 Rock: Video: Grateful Dead With Special Guests Moscone Center | May 28, 1982 watch video

    Boz Scaggs and Quicksilver Messenger Service guitarist John Cipollina sit in with the Dead on Robert Johnson's "Walkin' Blues" in this 1982 set.

  22. Jazz: Oscar Peterson Trio at Newport '59 Jazz Oscar Peterson Trio at Newport '59 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1959 Jazz: Oscar Peterson Trio at Newport '59 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1959

    The virtuoso pianist blazes through Clifford Brown's "Daahoud" and Dizzy Gillespie's "Woody N' You" with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen.

  23. Rock: Aerosmith in Central Park Rock Aerosmith in Central Park Central Park Aug 29, 1975 Rock: Aerosmith in Central Park Central Park | Aug 29, 1975

    Steven Tyler fronts the classic rock band from Boston on their mega hits "Sweet Emotion," "Dream On" and "Walk This Way" in this 1975 set.

  24. Rock: Dave Matthews Band, 2000 Rock Dave Matthews Band, 2000 Soldier Field Jun 30, 2000 Rock: Dave Matthews Band, 2000 Soldier Field | Jun 30, 2000

    Hear classic DMB fare like "One Sweet World," "Rhyme & Reason," "Ants Marching" and a cover of "Take Me to the River" with guest Al Green.

  25. Folk & Bluegrass: Simon Felice's Tender Tales Folk & Bluegrass Simon Felice's Tender Tales 2KHz May 29, 2012 Folk & Bluegrass: Simon Felice's Tender Tales 2KHz | May 29, 2012

    The Catskills troubadour performs his intimate, heart-wrenching ballads "New York Times" and "Courtney Love" at 2KHz Studios.

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  1. Rock: Thin Lizzy Is Back in Town Rock Thin Lizzy Is Back in Town Tower Theater Oct 20, 1977 Rock: Thin Lizzy Is Back in Town Tower Theater | Oct 20, 1977

    The Irish rock band formed by the late bassist Phil Lynott perform their classic "The Boys Are Back in Town" in this 1977 set.

  2. Rock: The Selecter at Tramps, '96 Rock The Selecter at Tramps, '96 Tramps Sep 7, 1996 Rock: The Selecter at Tramps, '96 Tramps | Sep 7, 1996

    Singer Pauline Black leads the U.K. ska revival band through an energized set featuring "Train to Skaville" and "Three Minute Hero."

  3. Rock: Gene Clark and Roger McGuinn Reunite Rock Gene Clark and Roger McGuinn Reunite Bottom Line Mar 19, 1978 Rock: Gene Clark and Roger McGuinn Reunite Bottom Line | Mar 19, 1978

    The founding members of the Byrds join forces on "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Eight Miles High" and others in 1978.

  4. Rock: Vault History: Santana and McLaughlin Rock Vault History: Santana and McLaughlin Berkeley Community Theatre Sep 5, 1973 Rock: Vault History: Santana and McLaughlin Berkeley Community Theatre | Sep 5, 1973

    40 years ago today, Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin played this psychedelically powered jazz-rock jam in Berkeley, CA.

  5. Jazz: Johnny Griffin at the Village Vanguard, '81 Jazz Johnny Griffin at the Village Vanguard, '81 Village Vanguard Jun 25, 1981 Jazz: Johnny Griffin at the Village Vanguard, '81 Village Vanguard | Jun 25, 1981

    The tenor sax great performs his ode to Thelonious, "A Monk's Dream," in this swinging set from the hallowed Greenwich Village nightclub.

  6. Indie: JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound Play Wilco Indie JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound Play Wilco Outdoor Stage On Sixth Mar 15, 2012 Indie: JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound Play Wilco Outdoor Stage On Sixth | Mar 15, 2012 watch video

    Watch one Chicago soul singer cover another, as JC Brooks lays into a funky version of Jeff Tweedy's "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart."

  7. Folk & Bluegrass: The Punch Brothers at SXSW, 2012 Folk & Bluegrass The Punch Brothers at SXSW, 2012 Outdoor Stage On Sixth Mar 16, 2012 Folk & Bluegrass: The Punch Brothers at SXSW, 2012 Outdoor Stage On Sixth | Mar 16, 2012 watch video

    Mandolinist-singer Chris Thile leads the 'newgrass' band on Jimmie Rodgers' "Brakeman's Blues" and tunes from Who's Feeling Young Now?.

  8. 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.

  9. Indie: Farewell Milwaukee's Daytrotter Session Indie Farewell Milwaukee's Daytrotter Session Echo Mountain Recording Nov 27, 2012 Indie: Farewell Milwaukee's Daytrotter Session Echo Mountain Recording | Nov 27, 2012

    Singer-songwriter Ben Lubeck leads the inventive Minneapolis-based alt-country band on tunes from When It Sinks In in 2012.

  10. Indie: Doug Paisley Opens For Bon Iver Indie Doug Paisley Opens For Bon Iver Indie: Doug Paisley Opens For Bon Iver Bon Iver and Doug Paisley

    Superstar crooner Bon Iver and folk master Doug Paisley share the stage tonight at Radio City Music Hall. Hear them back to back in this soft and sweet playlist.

  11. Rock: The Ultimate Beatles Covers Playlist Rock The Ultimate Beatles Covers Playlist Rock: The Ultimate Beatles Covers Playlist A Beatles Covers Playlist

    Hear Cheap Trick, U2, Grateful Dead, Aretha Franklin, St. Vincent, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Alanis Morissette, John Legend and others.

  12. Rock: Ian Dury's New Wave Invasion Rock Ian Dury's New Wave Invasion Bottom Line May 2, 1978 Rock: Ian Dury's New Wave Invasion Bottom Line | May 2, 1978

    The energetic Cockney punk rocks The Bottom Line with The Blockheads on his first U.S. tour in the wake of his 1978 debut, New Boots and Panties!!

  13. Jazz: Video: John Scofield at '93 Newport Jazz Video: John Scofield at '93 Newport Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1993 Jazz: Video: John Scofield at '93 Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 14, 1993 watch video

    The perennial poll-winning guitarist performs this week at Birdland in NYC. See him play "Little Walk" and other tunes from Meant to Be.

  14. Rock: Video: Elvis Costello & the Attractions Rock Video: Elvis Costello & the Attractions Rock: Video: Elvis Costello & the Attractions

    Watch or listen to this set featuring the new wave hero and his original backing band rocking the Capitol Theatre in May of '78.

  15. Rock: Journey's '80s Anthems Rock Journey's '80s Anthems Summit Arena Nov 6, 1981 Rock: Journey's '80s Anthems Summit Arena | Nov 6, 1981

    Before the covers and the karaoke bars, catch Journey in 1981, and relive that special moment when you were first told "Don't Stop Believin'."

  16. Comedy: Moms Mabley at Newport '64 Comedy Moms Mabley at Newport '64 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1964 Comedy: Moms Mabley at Newport '64 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 5, 1964

    The outrageous comedian delivers her signature line: ''Ain't nothin' an old man can do for me but bring me a message from a young man.''

  17. Blues: Corey Harris Carrying the Torch Blues Corey Harris Carrying the Torch Tramps Aug 28, 1998 Blues: Corey Harris Carrying the Torch Tramps | Aug 28, 1998

    The neo-bluesman performs John Lee Hooker's "Bumble Bee Blues" and Skip James' "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues" in this '98 Tramps set.

  18. Country: 'Dueling Banjos' Goes Gold Country 'Dueling Banjos' Goes Gold Broadway Theatre Dec 18, 1982 Country: 'Dueling Banjos' Goes Gold Broadway Theatre | Dec 18, 1982

    40 years ago, the frantic "Dueling Banjos" became one of the few instrumentals to go gold. Hear Hee Haw star Roy Clark's rendition in '82.

  19. Folk & Bluegrass: Jeff Bridges Sings Folk & Bluegrass Jeff Bridges Sings McCabes Dec 25, 1991 Folk & Bluegrass: Jeff Bridges Sings McCabes | Dec 25, 1991

    Movie star Jeff Bridges has played many roles, from supervillain Iron Monger to The Dude. Now hear him play guitar at McCabe's in 1991.

  20. Rock: Black Sabbath at Asbury Park, 1975 Rock Black Sabbath at Asbury Park, 1975 Convention Hall Aug 5, 1975 Rock: Black Sabbath at Asbury Park, 1975 Convention Hall | Aug 5, 1975

    The Godfathers of Heavy Metal perform classics like "Iron Man," "War Pigs" and "Paranoid" along with new tunes from Sabotage.

  21. Interviews: Bruce Springsteen Chats About 'Darkness' Interviews Bruce Springsteen Chats About 'Darkness' Jul 9, 1978 Interviews: Bruce Springsteen Chats About 'Darkness' Jul 9, 1978

    Though audibly uncomfortable with promoting himself, the Boss opens up for invaluable moments of candor in this chat, a must-listen for Bruce fans.

  22. Rock: Chicago at the Fillmore West, '69 Rock Chicago at the Fillmore West, '69 Fillmore West Aug 17, 1969 Rock: Chicago at the Fillmore West, '69 Fillmore West | Aug 17, 1969

    Singer Robert Lamm asks the musical question, "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and guitarist Terry Kath explores on "Poem 58."

  23. Indie: Icky Blossoms' Brooding Synth-Pop Indie Icky Blossoms' Brooding Synth-Pop Daytrotter Studio Jul 16, 2012 Indie: Icky Blossoms' Brooding Synth-Pop Daytrotter Studio | Jul 16, 2012

    The Omaha-based trio performs "Sex to the Devil," "Heat Lightning" and other tunes from their self-titled debut in this 2012 Daytrotter session.

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