Concert Vault
  1. Interviews: Video: Bill Bruford Revisits the '60s Interviews Video: Bill Bruford Revisits the '60s Dec 4, 1984 Interviews: Video: Bill Bruford Revisits the '60s Dec 4, 1984 watch video

    The very erudite drummer from Yes and King Crimson talks about the heyday of the London scene and his current activities in this '84 chat.

  2. Jazz: John Abercrombie & Ralph Towner, 1980 Jazz John Abercrombie & Ralph Towner, 1980 Great American Music Hall Dec 3, 1980 Jazz: John Abercrombie & Ralph Towner, 1980 Great American Music Hall | Dec 3, 1980

    The two guitar virtuosos explore their ethereal six-string chemistry in this intimate duet concert at the Great American Music Hall.

  3. Rock: Duran Duran Sells Out MSG Rock Duran Duran Sells Out MSG Madison Square Garden Mar 19, 1984 Rock: Duran Duran Sells Out MSG Madison Square Garden | Mar 19, 1984

    Hear the '80s poster boys on the first of a four-night sold-out run at Madison Square Garden in 1984, closing with a 15-minute version of "Girls on Film."

  4. Rock: Stevie Ray Vaughan Channels Jimi Rock Stevie Ray Vaughan Channels Jimi Ripley's Music Hall Oct 20, 1983 Rock: Stevie Ray Vaughan Channels Jimi Ripley's Music Hall | Oct 20, 1983

    The Texas guitar slinger plays Hendrix's "Little Wing," "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" and "Third Stone From the Sun" in a set from Philly.

  5. Jazz: Muddy and Dizzy Together at Newport Jazz Muddy and Dizzy Together at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1965 Jazz: Muddy and Dizzy Together at Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1965

    Jazz meets blues as Muddy Waters is joined by Dizzy Gillespie and James Moody at the 1965 Newport Jazz Festival.

  6. Comedy: The Best of Live From the Improv Comedy The Best of Live From the Improv Comedy: The Best of Live From the Improv The Best of Live From the Improv

    Hear where some of your favorite comics got their start in this hilarious playlist.

  7. Jazz: Ruby Braff & George Barnes in Nice, '77 Jazz Ruby Braff & George Barnes in Nice, '77 Capitol Theatre Apr 22, 1977 Jazz: Ruby Braff & George Barnes in Nice, '77 Capitol Theatre | Apr 22, 1977 watch video

    The partners show uncanny chemistry on bristling jams like "Them There Eyes" and mellow ballads like "Our Love Is Here to Stay."

  8. Jazz: James Moody, Dizzy's Right Hand Man Jazz James Moody, Dizzy's Right Hand Man Jazz: James Moody, Dizzy's Right Hand Man James Moody Playlist

    The late saxophonist is featured with Dizzy Gillespie and in a surprise guest spot with Muddy Waters at Newport.

  9. Indie: The Bo-Keys Daytrotter Session, 2011 Indie The Bo-Keys Daytrotter Session, 2011 Daytrotter Studio Sep 29, 2011 Indie: The Bo-Keys Daytrotter Session, 2011 Daytrotter Studio | Sep 29, 2011

    Soul revivalists conjure up an old school Memphis vibe on "Catch This Teardrop" and "Got To Get Back" (featuring iconic soul singer Otis Clay).

  10. Rock: Boomtown Rats Infest San Diego Rock Boomtown Rats Infest San Diego Fox Theatre San Diego Feb 27, 1979 Rock: Boomtown Rats Infest San Diego Fox Theatre San Diego | Feb 27, 1979

    Led by future humanitarian concert mastermind Bob Geldof, the Irish upstarts punk it up with abandon in this 1979 show.

  11. 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.

  12. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: The Chapin Sisters at Paste Studios Folk & Bluegrass Video: The Chapin Sisters at Paste Studios Paste Studios Jan 11, 2016 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: The Chapin Sisters at Paste Studios Paste Studios | Jan 11, 2016 watch video

    Abigail and Lily, daughters of Thomas Chapin and nieces of the late Harry Chapin, blend harmony vocals on "Autumn" and "Angeleno."

  13. Rock: Video: Violent Femmes at Paste Studios Rock Video: Violent Femmes at Paste Studios Paste Studios Oct 4, 2016 Rock: Video: Violent Femmes at Paste Studios Paste Studios | Oct 4, 2016 watch video

    Gordon Gano leads the Milwaukee band on acoustic versions of "I'm Nothing," "It's Gonna Rain" and "Untrue Love" in this 2016 reunion set.

  14. Country: Crystal Gayle in Kansas City, 1980 Country Crystal Gayle in Kansas City, 1980 Uptown Theatre Nov 21, 1980 Country: Crystal Gayle in Kansas City, 1980 Uptown Theatre | Nov 21, 1980

    The Grammy-winning country singer performs her hit singles "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" and "Ready For The Times To Get Better."

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Steve Goodman Folk & Bluegrass Remembering Steve Goodman Amazingrace Jan 5, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: Remembering Steve Goodman Amazingrace | Jan 5, 1973

    The witty, prolific songwriter charms an Amazing Grace audience in '73 with sardonic ditties like "Chicken Cordon Blues" and "Turnpike Tom."

  16. 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!!

  17. Jazz: Elegance + Swing = MJQ Jazz Elegance + Swing = MJQ Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1965 Jazz: Elegance + Swing = MJQ Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1965

    The Modern Jazz Quartet performs striking versions of "Summertime" and "My Man's Gone Now" and swings "Bags' Groove" at Newport '65.

  18. Rock: The New Mamas and the Papas, 1982 Rock The New Mamas and the Papas, 1982 Paramount Theatre Austin Apr 24, 1982 Rock: The New Mamas and the Papas, 1982 Paramount Theatre Austin | Apr 24, 1982

    Spanky McFarlane ably fills in for the late Mama Cass Elliott in this new lineup on "Monday Monday," "California Dreamin'" and "Creeque Alley."

  19. Country: The Kendalls at the Lone Star Cafe, '83 Country The Kendalls at the Lone Star Cafe, '83 Lone Star Cafe Sep 12, 1983 Country: The Kendalls at the Lone Star Cafe, '83 Lone Star Cafe | Sep 12, 1983

    The country duo of Royce Kendall and his daughter Jeannie perform "You'd Make an Angel Want to Cheat" and "Heaven Is Just a Sin Away."

  20. Blues: Peter Green With Fleetwood Mac Blues Peter Green With Fleetwood Mac Carousel Ballroom Jun 8, 1968 Blues: Peter Green With Fleetwood Mac Carousel Ballroom | Jun 8, 1968

    The former guitarist for John Mayall's Bluesbreakers showcases his new group in this 1968 concert, back when they were a stone blues band.

  21. Rock: The English Beat in Boston, '82 Rock The English Beat in Boston, '82 Boston Opera House Nov 19, 1982 Rock: The English Beat in Boston, '82 Boston Opera House | Nov 19, 1982

    Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger lead the Brit 2 Tone ska revival band on "Hands Off, She's Mine" and other tunes from I Just Can't Stop.

  22. Rock: Dr. John Radiates the 88s Rock Dr. John Radiates the 88s Tramps Apr 18, 1997 Rock: Dr. John Radiates the 88s Tramps | Apr 18, 1997

    The New Orleans music ambassador flaunts his pianistic chops on Leadbelly's "Goodnight Irene" and "Shoo Fly Marches On" in this '97 set.

  23. Jazz: Uncut: Sarah Vaughan With Strings Jazz Uncut: Sarah Vaughan With Strings Newport Jazz Festival New York Jul 3, 1976 Jazz: Uncut: Sarah Vaughan With Strings Newport Jazz Festival New York | Jul 3, 1976

    The Divine One sings lush renditions of "Wave," "Everything Must Change" and "Send in the Clowns" with full orchestra in this '76 concert.

  24. Comedy: Brad Garrett at the Improv Comedy Brad Garrett at the Improv Improv May 23, 1988 Comedy: Brad Garrett at the Improv Improv | May 23, 1988

    The fan-favorite from Everybody Loves Raymond and 'Til Death kicks off this sampler from the famed comedy club.

  25. Indie: Bonnie Prince Billy's Daytrotter Setssion Indie Bonnie Prince Billy's Daytrotter Setssion Daytrotter Studio Mar 15, 2010 Indie: Bonnie Prince Billy's Daytrotter Setssion Daytrotter Studio | Mar 15, 2010

    The rootsy "Appalachian post-punk solipsist" (aka Will Oldham) performs "Careless Love" and "Strange Form of Life" in this 2010 set.

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  1. Blues: Sleepy John Estes at Newport Folk Festival Blues Sleepy John Estes at Newport Folk Festival Newport Folk Festival Jul 16, 1969 Blues: Sleepy John Estes at Newport Folk Festival Newport Folk Festival | Jul 16, 1969

    The country bluesman showcases his distinctive crying vocal style alongside mandolinist Yank Rachell in this 1969 concert.

  2. Rock: Video: The Ramones at Winterland, '78 Rock Video: The Ramones at Winterland, '78 Winterland Dec 28, 1978 Rock: Video: The Ramones at Winterland, '78 Winterland | Dec 28, 1978 watch video

    See the pioneering band from Queens perform punk classics like "Rockaway Beach," "Blitzkrieg Bop" and "I Wanna Be Sedated."

  3. Rock: Kansas at Their Live Best Rock Kansas at Their Live Best Pine Knob Jul 25, 1978 Rock: Kansas at Their Live Best Pine Knob | Jul 25, 1978

    The prog-rock band performs "Dust in the Wind," "Carry On Wayward Son" and other tunes that later appeared on 1978's Two for the Show.

  4. Rock: New Release: R.E.M. at the Paradise, 1983 Rock New Release: R.E.M. at the Paradise, 1983 Paradise Jul 13, 1983 Rock: New Release: R.E.M. at the Paradise, 1983 Paradise | Jul 13, 1983

    The Athens, Georgia alt-rockers perform tunes from their debut album Murmur and premiere material from their second album, Reckoning.

  5. Rock: George Porter Jr. at Black Oak Ranch, '98 Rock George Porter Jr. at Black Oak Ranch, '98 Black Oak Ranch Sep 5, 1998 Rock: George Porter Jr. at Black Oak Ranch, '98 Black Oak Ranch | Sep 5, 1998

    The Meters' bassist performs "Funkify Yourself," "Cissy Strut" and the instrumental "Yeah, You Right" with his band, the Runnin' Pardners.

  6. Rock: Boy George Leads Culture Club to the Top Rock Boy George Leads Culture Club to the Top Palace Theatre Seattle Mar 1, 1983 Rock: Boy George Leads Culture Club to the Top Palace Theatre Seattle | Mar 1, 1983

    Culture Club's "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" hit #1 on the UK charts this week in 1982. Hear them play it in this classic 1983 show.

  7. Country: Sweethearts of the Vault Country Sweethearts of the Vault Daytrotter Studio Aug 30, 2011 Country: Sweethearts of the Vault Daytrotter Studio | Aug 30, 2011

    Darker My Love channels the Byrds circa country-crossover album Sweetheart of the Rodeo.

  8. Rock: U2’s Conspiracy of Hope Rock U2’s Conspiracy of Hope Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986 Rock: U2’s Conspiracy of Hope Giants Stadium | Jun 15, 1986 watch video

    The politically-aware band helps raise awareness about human rights before a crowd of over 70,000 at the Giants Stadium in 1986.

  9. Indie: Robert Randolph's Daytrotter Session Indie Robert Randolph's Daytrotter Session Big Orange Studios Nov 22, 2010 Indie: Robert Randolph's Daytrotter Session Big Orange Studios | Nov 22, 2010

    The pedal steel guitar sensation wails on jam band favorites "Dry Bones" and "Traveling Shoes" with his Family Band in this 2010 set.

  10. 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.

  11. Rock: Doobie Brothers at the Garden Rock Doobie Brothers at the Garden Madison Square Garden Sep 19, 1979 Rock: Doobie Brothers at the Garden Madison Square Garden | Sep 19, 1979

    The Michael McDonald-era Brothers perform "China Grove" and "Taking It To the Streets" in this 1979 Madison Square Garden concert.

  12. Rock: Seals & Crofts at Carnegie Hall, '73 Rock Seals & Crofts at Carnegie Hall, '73 Carnegie Hall Nov 23, 1973 Rock: Seals & Crofts at Carnegie Hall, '73 Carnegie Hall | Nov 23, 1973

    In anticipation of the summer solstice this weekend, hear the soft rock duo perform their seasonal anthem, "Summer Breeze."

  13. Blues: Gate Swings at Tramps Blues Gate Swings at Tramps Tramps Apr 6, 1996 Blues: Gate Swings at Tramps Tramps | Apr 6, 1996

    The multi-instrumental Louisiana bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown mixes slow blues, jazz and cajun dance numbers in this '96 set.

  14. Indie: It's All In the Akron/Family Indie It's All In the Akron/Family Big Orange Studios Sep 2, 2008 Indie: It's All In the Akron/Family Big Orange Studios | Sep 2, 2008

    Let these improvised jams and tribal hoots & hollers bathe your earholes in excellence, and look out for the new album Sub Verses, available now.

  15. Indie: Andrew Bird's Daytrotter Session Indie Andrew Bird's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Oct 29, 2007 Indie: Andrew Bird's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Oct 29, 2007

    The violinist-whistler-singer-songwriter just released his new Are You Serious. Hear him perform tunes from 2007's Armchair Apocrypha.

  16. 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.

  17. Rock: NEW: Any Trouble in Boston, 1980 Rock NEW: Any Trouble in Boston, 1980 Paradise Dec 11, 1980 Rock: NEW: Any Trouble in Boston, 1980 Paradise | Dec 11, 1980

    The Brit new wave band plays "Girls Are Always Right" and "Yesterday's Love" from their Stiff Records debut Where Are All the Nice Girls?.

  18. Rock: Stevie Nicks Goes Solo Rock Stevie Nicks Goes Solo Brendan Byrne Arena Jun 24, 1983 Rock: Stevie Nicks Goes Solo Brendan Byrne Arena | Jun 24, 1983

    The charismatic Fleetwood Mac singer strikes out on her own in this 1983 concert on her The Wild Heart tour.

  19. Rock: Stevie Wonder Dazzles the Winterland Rock Stevie Wonder Dazzles the Winterland Winterland Mar 3, 1973 Rock: Stevie Wonder Dazzles the Winterland Winterland | Mar 3, 1973

    Fresh off his tour opening for the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder delivers this powerful headlining set at the Winterland in 1973.

  20. Rock: Grace Slick With the Great Society, '66 Rock Grace Slick With the Great Society, '66 Fillmore Auditorium Jun 10, 1966 Rock: Grace Slick With the Great Society, '66 Fillmore Auditorium | Jun 10, 1966

    The singer premieres "Somebody To Love" and "White Rabbit" with the Bay Area band before joining Jefferson Airplane later that year.

  21. Folk & Bluegrass: King Sunny Ade's African Dance Party Folk & Bluegrass King Sunny Ade's African Dance Party Tramps Aug 31, 1996 Folk & Bluegrass: King Sunny Ade's African Dance Party Tramps | Aug 31, 1996

    The Nigerian king of juju music (aka, the Minister of Enjoyment) stirs up infectious rhythms with his African Beats at this Tramps concert.

  22. Indie: Lollapalooza 2012 Revisited Indie Lollapalooza 2012 Revisited Indie: Lollapalooza 2012 Revisited

    Didn't make it to Chicago for Lollapalooza this year? We got you covered with a playlist featuring Lolla 2012 artists who have also graced the Daytrotter studios.

  23. Interviews: Alvin Lee, Beyond Ten Years After Interviews Alvin Lee, Beyond Ten Years After Sep 19, 1975 Interviews: Alvin Lee, Beyond Ten Years After Sep 19, 1975

    Remember the late Alvin Lee as he talks with Mary Travers in 1975 about why he left Ten Years After and how his newest album was recorded.

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