Concert Vault
  1. Blues: B.B. King Gets a Star Blues B.B. King Gets a Star Fillmore East Jun 19, 1971 Blues: B.B. King Gets a Star Fillmore East | Jun 19, 1971

    The king of the blues got a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame 22 years ago today. Listen to him thrill the Fillmore in 1971.

  2. Country: Mr. Guitar Live From Nashville Country Mr. Guitar Live From Nashville Nashville Jun 6, 1985 Country: Mr. Guitar Live From Nashville Nashville | Jun 6, 1985

    Hear Chet Atkins, known for his legendary influence as the cultivator of the "Nashville Sound," live from the Music City in '85!

  3. Jazz: Bright Moments from Rahsaan Roland Kirk Jazz Bright Moments from Rahsaan Roland Kirk Carnegie Hall Jul 4, 1975 Jazz: Bright Moments from Rahsaan Roland Kirk Carnegie Hall | Jul 4, 1975

    The remarkable reedman plays Trane's "Giant Steps," Duke's "Creole Love Call" and his "Echoes of Primitive Ohio and Chili Dogs" in 1975.

  4. Rock: Bob Marley Stirs It Up in London Rock Bob Marley Stirs It Up in London Lyceum Ballroom Jul 18, 1975 Rock: Bob Marley Stirs It Up in London Lyceum Ballroom | Jul 18, 1975

    The reggae superstar performs "Lively Up Yourself," "I Shot the Sheriff" and "Get Up, Stand Up" with the Wailers at the Lyceum Ballroom in '75.

  5. Rock: Remembering the Godfather of Soul Rock Remembering the Godfather of Soul Newport Jazz Festival Jul 6, 1969 Rock: Remembering the Godfather of Soul Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 6, 1969

    James Brown passed on Christmas Day, 2006. Hear him get on the goodfoot with "Licking Stick" and "Mother Popcorn" at '69 Newport.

  6. Rock: New Release: The Divinyls in New York, 1985 Rock New Release: The Divinyls in New York, 1985 Ritz Dec 8, 1985 Rock: New Release: The Divinyls in New York, 1985 Ritz | Dec 8, 1985

    Six years before the Top-40 shocker "I Touch Myself," this Australian band brought their unique mix of new wave and hard rock to the NYC club crowd.

  7. Rock: Uncut: Foreigner in '78 Rock Uncut: Foreigner in '78 Providence, RI Nov 26, 1978 Rock: Uncut: Foreigner in '78 Providence, RI | Nov 26, 1978

    Listening to this show from one of the world's best selling rock bands feels like the first time, all over again.

  8. Jazz: Ethan Hawke Channels Chet Baker Jazz Ethan Hawke Channels Chet Baker Jazz: Ethan Hawke Channels Chet Baker Chet Baker playlist

    In Born To Be Blue, which premieres this week, the actor takes on the role of the tormented trumpet star. Hear a two-hour Baker playlist

  9. Rock: Uncut: Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Rock Uncut: Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Black Oak Ranch Aug 31, 1997 Rock: Uncut: Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Black Oak Ranch | Aug 31, 1997

    Roots rock 'n' rollers perform their early '50s hits "Work With Me Annie" and "Finger Poppin' Time" and "The Twist" in this 1997 concert.

  10. Rock: Werewolves of Bridge School Rock Werewolves of Bridge School Rock: Werewolves of Bridge School

    Warren Zevon performs his monster classic, "Werewolves of London," at the annual Bridge School Benefit concert in 1993.

  11. Rock: Paul Simon's 'One Trick Pony' Tour Rock Paul Simon's 'One Trick Pony' Tour Tower Theater Oct 7, 1980 Rock: Paul Simon's 'One Trick Pony' Tour Tower Theater | Oct 7, 1980

    The singer-songwriter fronts members of the NYC band Stuff on "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" and "Late in the Evening" in 1980.

  12. Country: Asleep at the Wheel's Texas Swing 'n Boogie Country Asleep at the Wheel's Texas Swing 'n Boogie Tramps Apr 17, 1996 Country: Asleep at the Wheel's Texas Swing 'n Boogie Tramps | Apr 17, 1996

    Ray Benson leads the Austin-based band on "Route 66," Louis Jordan's "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" and "San Antonio Rose" in this '96 set.

  13. Rock: Radiohead's Dark, Cryptic Muse Rock Radiohead's Dark, Cryptic Muse Tramps Jun 1, 1995 Rock: Radiohead's Dark, Cryptic Muse Tramps | Jun 1, 1995

    The Brit art rock band just released its ninth studio album, A Moon Shaped Pool. Hear them premiere The Bends in this '85 Tramps set.

  14. Rock: Just Added: Little Steven in New Jersey Rock Just Added: Little Steven in New Jersey Count Basie Theatre Dec 23, 1984 Rock: Just Added: Little Steven in New Jersey Count Basie Theatre | Dec 23, 1984

    Guitarist-singer-songwriter Steven Van Zandt plays "Justice" and other politically-tinged tunes from his album Voice of America in this '84 set.

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: King Sunny Ade's Infectious Juju Music Folk & Bluegrass King Sunny Ade's Infectious Juju Music Tramps Aug 31, 1996 Folk & Bluegrass: King Sunny Ade's Infectious Juju Music Tramps | Aug 31, 1996

    The Nigerian guitarist-composer and world music pioneer brings his Yoruban dance music to Tramps in this mesmerizing 1996 set.

  16. 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.

  17. Rock: Toots & The Maytals at Paul's Mall, '75 Rock Toots & The Maytals at Paul's Mall, '75 Paul's Mall Oct 22, 1975 Rock: Toots & The Maytals at Paul's Mall, '75 Paul's Mall | Oct 22, 1975

    The Jamaican reggae star performs "Pressure Drop," "Monkey Man" and a rocksteady take on John Denver's "Take Me Home Country Roads."

  18. Jazz: Stan Kenton's Artistry in Rhythm Jazz Stan Kenton's Artistry in Rhythm Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1959 Jazz: Stan Kenton's Artistry in Rhythm Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 5, 1959

    The prolific composer-arranger appears with his 21-piece orchestra at the 1959 Newport Jazz Festival with special guest, alto saxophonist Charlie Mariano.

  19. Blues: Video: Taj Mahal Plays Montreux Blues Video: Taj Mahal Plays Montreux Miles Davis Hall Jul 5, 1997 Blues: Video: Taj Mahal Plays Montreux Miles Davis Hall | Jul 5, 1997 watch video

    The blues troubadour, who is currently on sabbatical until August, performs "Think," "She Caught the Katy" and "Mr. Pitiful" in 1997.

  20. Jazz: Jazzed Up Playlist Jazz Jazzed Up Playlist Jazz: Jazzed Up Playlist

    Here's a mix of rock, soul and pop songs played by jazz artists in the Vault.

  21. 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.

  22. Indie: The Slip's Daytrotter Session Indie The Slip's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Apr 5, 2007 Indie: The Slip's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Apr 5, 2007

    The Boston-based trio, fronted by singer-guitarist Brad Barr, performs tunes from Eisenhower and covers The Who's "Baba O'Riley" in 2007.

  23. Blues: Booker T. & the MG's Stax Groove Blues Booker T. & the MG's Stax Groove Bottom Line Jun 19, 1977 Blues: Booker T. & the MG's Stax Groove Bottom Line | Jun 19, 1977

    The legendary Stax house band weren't just session musicians--they wrote and performed their own songs, as well.

  24. Blues: Mike Bloomfield at the Record Plant Blues Mike Bloomfield at the Record Plant Record Plant Nov 10, 1974 Blues: Mike Bloomfield at the Record Plant Record Plant | Nov 10, 1974

    The Chicago guitarist unleashes stinging licks on a set of old school tunes like "Orphan Blues," "Don't Lie to Me" and "Sweet Little Angel."

  25. 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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  1. Rock: The Wallflowers Unplugged, 1998 Rock The Wallflowers Unplugged, 1998 Shoreline Amphitheatre Oct 17, 1998 Rock: The Wallflowers Unplugged, 1998 Shoreline Amphitheatre | Oct 17, 1998 watch video

    Jakob Dylan leads the L.A. band on acoustic versions of their hit single "One Headlight" and other tunes from Bringing Down the Horse.

  2. Rock: Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue Rock Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue Technical University Nov 2, 1975 Rock: Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue Technical University | Nov 2, 1975

    Joan Baez, Bob Neuwirth, T-Bone Burnett, Ramblin Jack Elliott, and more join Dylan for this historic set from 1975.

  3. Interviews: Reminiscing With Paul Kantner Interviews Reminiscing With Paul Kantner Dec 14, 1982 Interviews: Reminiscing With Paul Kantner Dec 14, 1982

    The co-founder of the Jefferson Airplane talks about his relationship with Grace Slick and their daughter China in this '82 interview.

  4. Rock: New Release: The Rockets Rock Michigan Rock New Release: The Rockets Rock Michigan Royal Oak Music Theatre Dec 29, 1982 Rock: New Release: The Rockets Rock Michigan Royal Oak Music Theatre | Dec 29, 1982

    Featuring two former members of Mitch Ryder's Detroit Wheels, The Rockets took that band's Motor City soul and revved it up for the '70s and '80s.

  5. Folk & Bluegrass: Bryan Bowers at Amazingrace, '73 Folk & Bluegrass Bryan Bowers at Amazingrace, '73 Amazingrace Jun 30, 1973 Folk & Bluegrass: Bryan Bowers at Amazingrace, '73 Amazingrace | Jun 30, 1973

    The Virginia-born autoharp virtuoso performs "Old Joe Clark," "Faded Love," "Swanee River," "You Are My Sunshine" and other folk gems.

  6. Jazz: Rahsaan Roland Kirk at Carnegie Hall, '75 Jazz Rahsaan Roland Kirk at Carnegie Hall, '75 Carnegie Hall Jul 4, 1975 Jazz: Rahsaan Roland Kirk at Carnegie Hall, '75 Carnegie Hall | Jul 4, 1975

    The saxophonist performs John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" and a two-horn version of Duke Ellington's "Satin Doll" with his Vibration Society.

  7. Country: David Allan Coe's Outlaw Songs Country David Allan Coe's Outlaw Songs Memorial Stadium Bonifay Jan 21, 1984 Country: David Allan Coe's Outlaw Songs Memorial Stadium Bonifay | Jan 21, 1984

    The singer-songwriter performs his "Take This Job And Shove It," "Long Haired Redneck" and "Jack Daniels, If You Please" in 1984.

  8. 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.

  9. Rock: Ian Hunter Rocks Cleveland, 1979 Rock Ian Hunter Rocks Cleveland, 1979 Agora Ballroom Jun 18, 1979 Rock: Ian Hunter Rocks Cleveland, 1979 Agora Ballroom | Jun 18, 1979

    This raucous Ian Hunter performance at the Agora Ballroom finds the former Mott the Hoople frontman reunited with ex-David Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson.

  10. Rock: Video: AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell' Rock Video: AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell' Oakland Coliseum Stadium Jul 21, 1979 Rock: Video: AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell' Oakland Coliseum Stadium | Jul 21, 1979 watch video

    See guitarist and "Problem Child" Angus Young do his spazz-dance with his Gibson SG in this 1979 Oakland Coliseum concert.

  11. Indie: Playlist: Rock En Seine Indie Playlist: Rock En Seine Indie: Playlist: Rock En Seine Rock En Seine Festival

    If you can't make it to Paris this weekend, enjoy selected RES bands here.

  12. Interviews: Understanding The Police in 1982 Interviews Understanding The Police in 1982 Oct 18, 1982 Interviews: Understanding The Police in 1982 Oct 18, 1982

    Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers paint three individual pictures of life in one of the world's biggest bands.

  13. Rock: The Emergence of the Thin White Duke Rock The Emergence of the Thin White Duke Nassau Coliseum Mar 23, 1976 Rock: The Emergence of the Thin White Duke Nassau Coliseum | Mar 23, 1976

    One of Bowie's more famous personas was revealed on his Station To Station tour of 1976, premiering tunes like "TVC 15" and "Stay."

  14. Blues: Mississippi John Hurt's Old Timey Blues Blues Mississippi John Hurt's Old Timey Blues Ash Grove Jul 5, 1964 Blues: Mississippi John Hurt's Old Timey Blues Ash Grove | Jul 5, 1964

    Mississippi John Hurt's easy finger picking style shines a light on the the blues in this upbeat folksy set from 1964.

  15. Jazz: Mose Allison's Wicked Wit Jazz Mose Allison's Wicked Wit Great American Music Hall Jan 21, 1977 Jazz: Mose Allison's Wicked Wit Great American Music Hall | Jan 21, 1977

    The pianist-singer-songwriter shows his sly, sardonic side on "How Much Truth Can a Man Stand" and "If You Only Knew" in this 1977 set.

  16. Blues: Alvin Lee and Company in London Blues Alvin Lee and Company in London London, England Jan 1, 1975 Blues: Alvin Lee and Company in London London, England | Jan 1, 1975

    Hear a set full of soul and power from great blues-rock guitarist Alvin Lee in London 1975.

  17. 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.

  18. Interviews: Tina Turner's Long Road to the Top Interviews Tina Turner's Long Road to the Top Jan 20, 1985 Interviews: Tina Turner's Long Road to the Top Jan 20, 1985

    In 1984 at the age of 44, Tina Turner finally hit #1. Hear her talk about her first #1 single in this interview less than a year later.

  19. Indie: Mike Watt at Tramps Indie Mike Watt at Tramps Tramps Apr 28, 1995 Indie: Mike Watt at Tramps Tramps | Apr 28, 1995

    The former founding member of The Minutemen leads his group on "Against the '70s," "Piss-Bottle Man" and "Chinese Firedrill" in a '95 set.

  20. Rock: The Pretenders in Santa Monica, '81 Rock The Pretenders in Santa Monica, '81 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Sep 4, 1981 Rock: The Pretenders in Santa Monica, '81 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium | Sep 4, 1981

    Chrissie Hynde leads the Brit band on their hit song "Brass in Pocket"," "Tattooed Love Boys" and other tunes from their self-titled debut LP.

  21. Rock: Uncut: Allman Brothers Band in '94 Rock Uncut: Allman Brothers Band in '94 Walnut Creek Jul 1, 1994 Rock: Uncut: Allman Brothers Band in '94 Walnut Creek | Jul 1, 1994

    Dickey Betts joins fellow guitarist Warren Haynes and the rest on ABB classics like "Blue Sky," "Midnight Rider" and "Whipping Post."

  22. Indie: Freedy Johnston's Daytrotter Session Indie Freedy Johnston's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Apr 23, 2013 Indie: Freedy Johnston's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Apr 23, 2013

    The Kansas native and New York City resident performs "Sentimental Heart" and the title track of Neon Repairman in this solo set from 2013.

  23. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Bela Fleck at Paste Studios Folk & Bluegrass Video: Bela Fleck at Paste Studios Paste Studios Apr 5, 2017 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Bela Fleck at Paste Studios Paste Studios | Apr 5, 2017 watch video

    The virtuoso plays a haunting minor key version of "The Star Spangled Banner" and tackles one of the Bach Violin Partitas in a solo set.

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