Concert Vault
  1. Jazz: Jaco Pastorius in Big Band Mode Jazz Jaco Pastorius in Big Band Mode Avery Fisher Hall Jun 27, 1982 Jazz: Jaco Pastorius in Big Band Mode Avery Fisher Hall | Jun 27, 1982

    The late, great bassist-composer, born on this day in 1951, leads his Word of Mouth on "Three Views of a Secret" and "Liberty City" in 1982.

  2. Blues: Lucky Peterson Saves the Day Blues Lucky Peterson Saves the Day Tramps Apr 19, 1997 Blues: Lucky Peterson Saves the Day Tramps | Apr 19, 1997

    The guitarist-singer fills in for an ailing Gatemouth Brown and delivers a smoking set with Gates Express in this 1997 set from Tramps.

  3. Rock: Big Country in Glasgow Rock Big Country in Glasgow Glasgow Barrowlands Dec 31, 1983 Rock: Big Country in Glasgow Glasgow Barrowlands | Dec 31, 1983

    The Scottish band performs tunes from its debut album, The Crossing, along with a bagpipes brigade, in this '83 set from the Barrowlands.

  4. Jazz: Jim Hall Stretches the Standards Jazz Jim Hall Stretches the Standards Great American Music Hall Apr 15, 1986 Jazz: Jim Hall Stretches the Standards Great American Music Hall | Apr 15, 1986

    The guitar great, born on this day in 1930, reinvents "All the Things You Are," "With a Song in My Heart," "Blue Monk" and others in 1986.

  5. Interviews: Video: Fred Armisen at SXSW, 2013 Interviews Video: Fred Armisen at SXSW, 2013 Blackheart Mar 12, 2013 Interviews: Video: Fred Armisen at SXSW, 2013 Blackheart | Mar 12, 2013 watch video

    The former SNL cast member and Portlandia co-creator talks about his musical and comedic background in a chat with Paste's Josh Jackson.

  6. Rock: Happy Birthday, Ozzy Osbourne! Rock Happy Birthday, Ozzy Osbourne! St. Denis Theatre Jul 28, 1981 Rock: Happy Birthday, Ozzy Osbourne! St. Denis Theatre | Jul 28, 1981

    The godfather of heavy metal turns 68 today. Hear him perform "Crazy Train" and "Paranoid" with guitarist Randy Rhoads in this 1981 set.

  7. Country: Remembering Ferlin Husky Country Remembering Ferlin Husky Oct 12, 1982 Country: Remembering Ferlin Husky Oct 12, 1982

    The Country Music Hall of Famer was born on this day in 1925. Hear him perform a poignant version of "Mom and Dad's Waltz" in 1982.

  8. Indie: Video: Tal Wilkenfeld at Paste Studios Indie Video: Tal Wilkenfeld at Paste Studios Paste Studios Mar 4, 2016 Indie: Video: Tal Wilkenfeld at Paste Studios Paste Studios | Mar 4, 2016 watch video

    The Aussie bass guitar phenom, who catapulted to fame with Jeff Beck's group, shows her acoustic singer-songwriter side in this 2016 session.

  9. Jazz: Sylvia Syms' Shining Hour Jazz Sylvia Syms' Shining Hour Carnegie Hall Jul 4, 1975 Jazz: Sylvia Syms' Shining Hour Carnegie Hall | Jul 4, 1975

    The cabaret sitar, born on this day in 1917, performs intimate versions of classics by Harold Arlen, Cole Porter and Fats Waller in a '75 set.

  10. Rock: The Bangles at Syria Mosque, 1986 Rock The Bangles at Syria Mosque, 1986 Syria Mosque Oct 29, 1986 Rock: The Bangles at Syria Mosque, 1986 Syria Mosque | Oct 29, 1986

    Susana Hoffs and the Peterson sisters lead the group on their massive hit "Walk Like an Egyptian" and the Prince-penned "Manic Monday."

  11. Blues: Lou Rawls at Newport, 1972 Blues Lou Rawls at Newport, 1972 Newport Jazz Festival New York Jul 8, 1972 Blues: Lou Rawls at Newport, 1972 Newport Jazz Festival New York | Jul 8, 1972

    The Chicago-born singer wraps his silky, soulful baritone voice around "Stormy Monday," "Every Day I Have the Blues" and "World of Trouble"

  12. Jazz: Dave Holland Quartet at Newport 2008 Jazz Dave Holland Quartet at Newport 2008 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 9, 2008 Jazz: Dave Holland Quartet at Newport 2008 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 9, 2008 watch video

    The bassist-composer continues his run at NYC's Birdland this week. See his quartet with Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Chris Potter and Eric Harland.

  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. Rock: RatDog at the Hog Farm Picnic Rock RatDog at the Hog Farm Picnic Black Oak Ranch Sep 6, 1998 Rock: RatDog at the Hog Farm Picnic Black Oak Ranch | Sep 6, 1998

    Bob Weir formed this side project after Jerry Garcia's death in 1995, Hear them play Dead staples "Jack Straw" and "Touch of Grey" in '98.

  15. 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.

  16. Blues: Brownie McGhee Flies Solo Blues Brownie McGhee Flies Solo Rogers High School Jul 27, 1968 Blues: Brownie McGhee Flies Solo Rogers High School | Jul 27, 1968

    The Piedmont styled guitarist-singer, born on this day in 1915, plays "Kansas City Blues" and "Key to the Highway" in an unaccompanied set.

  17. Jazz: Blame It On the Bossa Nova Jazz Blame It On the Bossa Nova Jazz: Blame It On the Bossa Nova Blame It On the Bossa Nova

    The alluring sounds of Brazil are explored by guitarists Charlie Byrd and Joe Pass, saxophonist Stan Getz and Ella Fitzgerald in this playlist.

  18. Rock: Buckethead at the Fillmore, 1997 Rock Buckethead at the Fillmore, 1997 Fillmore Auditorium Sep 26, 1997 Rock: Buckethead at the Fillmore, 1997 Fillmore Auditorium | Sep 26, 1997

    The extreme shredder, famous for wearing a KFC bucket on his head, unleashes his otherworldly guitar chops on four edgy instrumentals.

  19. Rock: Jeff Beck's 'Blow By Blow' Tour, 1975 Rock Jeff Beck's 'Blow By Blow' Tour, 1975 Ambassador Theatre May 11, 1975 Rock: Jeff Beck's 'Blow By Blow' Tour, 1975 Ambassador Theatre | May 11, 1975

    The guitar hero reveals his expressive powers on the ballad "'Cause We've Ended as Lovers" and showcases potent chops on "Superstition."

  20. Jazz: Chuck Mangione Still Feels So Good Jazz Chuck Mangione Still Feels So Good Bottom Line Nov 2, 1977 Jazz: Chuck Mangione Still Feels So Good Bottom Line | Nov 2, 1977

    The trumpeter-composer turns 76 today. Hear him play his biggest hit along with "Hide & Seek" and "Land of Make Believe" in this 1977 set.

  21. Country: Merle Travis at the Ash Grove, 1965 Country Merle Travis at the Ash Grove, 1965 Ash Grove Nov 21, 1965 Country: Merle Travis at the Ash Grove, 1965 Ash Grove | Nov 21, 1965

    The guitarist-singer-songwriter, born on this day in 1917, plays the instrumental "Cannonball Rag" and sings his signature "Sixteen Tons."

  22. Blues: John Mayall's 'Turning Point' Blues John Mayall's 'Turning Point' Fillmore Auditorium Feb 9, 1968 Blues: John Mayall's 'Turning Point' Fillmore Auditorium | Feb 9, 1968

    The godfather of the British blues scene turns 83 today. Hear him play "Room to Move" and "The Laws Must Change" at the Fillmore in 1968.

  23. Rock: A Birthday Salute to Felix Cavaliere Rock A Birthday Salute to Felix Cavaliere Rock: A Birthday Salute to Felix Cavaliere A Felix Cavaliere Playlist

    The organist and soulful singer turns 74 today. Hear him with The Rascals at the Fillmore in '71, as a leader in '79 and in an '84 interview.

  24. Rock: Wilson Pickett the Midnight Mover Rock Wilson Pickett the Midnight Mover Tramps Oct 28, 1994 Rock: Wilson Pickett the Midnight Mover Tramps | Oct 28, 1994

    The late, great soul singer performs his hits "Funky Broadway" and "In the Midnight Hour" and covers the Beatles' "Hey Jude" in this '94 set.

  25. Jazz: Gato Barbieri in Central Park Jazz Gato Barbieri in Central Park Central Park Jun 29, 1973 Jazz: Gato Barbieri in Central Park Central Park | Jun 29, 1973

    The Argentine tenor saxophonist, who died earlier this year, would've turned 84 today. Hear him premiere his "La China Leonicia" suite in '73.

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  1. Blues: Lightnin' Hopkins at the Ash Grove Blues Lightnin' Hopkins at the Ash Grove Ash Grove Aug 22, 1967 Blues: Lightnin' Hopkins at the Ash Grove Ash Grove | Aug 22, 1967

    The Texas country blues troubadour and storyteller plays "I Hate I Got Married," "Trouble In Mind" and "High Heeled Sneakers" in this '67 set

  2. Rock: Randy Newman at Amazingrace, 1979 Rock Randy Newman at Amazingrace, 1979 Amazingrace Nov 19, 1976 Rock: Randy Newman at Amazingrace, 1979 Amazingrace | Nov 19, 1976

    The New Orleans-born singer-songwriter turns 73 today. Hear his satirical "Rednecks" and his poignant anthem "Louisiana 1927."

  3. Jazz: Ethel Ennis at Newport, 1964 Jazz Ethel Ennis at Newport, 1964 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1964 Jazz: Ethel Ennis at Newport, 1964 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1964

    The Baltimore-based singer was born on this day in 1932. Hear her sing "But Beautiful," "Yesterdays" and "I Only Have Eyes For You."

  4. Rock: A Salute to Jimi Hendrix Rock A Salute to Jimi Hendrix Berkeley Community Theatre May 30, 1970 Rock: A Salute to Jimi Hendrix Berkeley Community Theatre | May 30, 1970

    The ultimate rock guitar god was born on this day in 1942. Hear him play "Straight Ahead," "Machine Gun" and "Foxy Lady" in this 1970 set.

  5. Jazz: The Brecker Brothers Funky Fusion Jazz The Brecker Brothers Funky Fusion City Center Jun 30, 1976 Jazz: The Brecker Brothers Funky Fusion City Center | Jun 30, 1976

    Trumpeter Randy, who turns 71 today, joins brother Michael on tenor sax on "Night Flight" and the fusion anthem "Some Skunk Funk" in '76.

  6. Rock: Video: Tina Turner in Stockholm Rock Video: Tina Turner in Stockholm Grona Lund May 13, 1983 Rock: Video: Tina Turner in Stockholm Grona Lund | May 13, 1983 watch video

    The Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer, who turns 77 today, sings "River Deep - Mountain High" in this concert from her 1983 Nice 'n' Rough Tour.

  7. Jazz: Paul Winter Consort at Amazingrace Jazz Paul Winter Consort at Amazingrace Amazingrace May 29, 1975 Jazz: Paul Winter Consort at Amazingrace Amazingrace | May 29, 1975

    Ralph Towner, Colin Walcott, Paul McCandless, who would later form the band Oregon, join the saxophonist on "Icarus" and others in 1975..

  8. Rock: Eric Clapton in Santa Monica, 1978 Rock Eric Clapton in Santa Monica, 1978 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Feb 12, 1978 Rock: Eric Clapton in Santa Monica, 1978 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium | Feb 12, 1978

    Slowhand gets bluesy on "Bottle of Red Wine," goes reggae on Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and plays his hits "Layla" and "Let It Rain."

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

    Guitarist Angus Young revs up the Aussie rockers on "Live Wire," "Problem Child" and "Bad Boy Boogie" in this '79 set from Oakland.

  10. Rock: Remembering Freddie Mercury Rock Remembering Freddie Mercury Maida Vale Studio Oct 28, 1977 Rock: Remembering Freddie Mercury Maida Vale Studio | Oct 28, 1977

    Queen's frontman, who died on this day in 1981, sings "My Melancholy Blues" and "We Will Rock You" in this '77 studio session from London.

  11. Rock: Frank Zappa Shuts Up 'n Plays His Guitar Rock Frank Zappa Shuts Up 'n Plays His Guitar Rock: Frank Zappa Shuts Up 'n Plays His Guitar Zappa Shuts Up and Plays His Guitar

    The guitarist skips the sarcasm and satire and goes straight for the jugular with his six-string fusillades in this strictly instrument playlist.

  12. Rock: A Tribe Called Quest Has Got This Rock A Tribe Called Quest Has Got This Tramps Jun 18, 1998 Rock: A Tribe Called Quest Has Got This Tramps | Jun 18, 1998

    The old-school rappers just released their first album in 18 years, We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service. Hear them in a '98 set.

  13. Blues: Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson Testifies Blues Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson Testifies Philharmonic Hall Jun 29, 1973 Blues: Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson Testifies Philharmonic Hall | Jun 29, 1973

    The Texas saxophonist and blues shouter delivers on "I Took the Front Door In (I Took the Back Door Out)" and "Person to Person" in 1973.

  14. Jazz: Bobby McFerrin's Improvisational Flights Jazz Bobby McFerrin's Improvisational Flights Great American Music Hall Sep 5, 1982 Jazz: Bobby McFerrin's Improvisational Flights Great American Music Hall | Sep 5, 1982

    The daredevil singer interprets Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage," Wynton Marsalis' "Hesitation" and Van Morrison's "Moondance" in 1982.

  15. Country: Roy Acuff at the Newport Folk Festival Country Roy Acuff at the Newport Folk Festival Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Country: Roy Acuff at the Newport Folk Festival Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    The country music pioneer, who died on this day in 1992, plays his signature "Wabash Cannonball" with his Smokey Mountain Boys in 1968.

  16. Rock: Bruce Hornsby on Spring Break Rock Bruce Hornsby on Spring Break Daytona Beach Band Shell Mar 24, 1987 Rock: Bruce Hornsby on Spring Break Daytona Beach Band Shell | Mar 24, 1987

    The keyboardist-composer, who turns 62 today, plays "The Way It Is" and "Jacob's Ladder" with The Range at a 1987 Daytona Beach party.

  17. Rock: Happy Birthday, Little Steven! Rock Happy Birthday, Little Steven! Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986 Rock: Happy Birthday, Little Steven! Giants Stadium | Jun 15, 1986

    The E Street Band guitarist turns 66 today. Hear him lead his Disciples of Soul on "Native American" and "Los Desperados" in this '86 concert.

  18. Jazz: Remembering Paul Motian Jazz Remembering Paul Motian Jazz: Remembering Paul Motian A Paul Motian Playlist

    The drummer and member of the classic Bill Evans Trio died on this day in 2011. Hear him with Mose Allison, Keith Jarrett and Gato Barbieri.

  19. Blues: Memphis Slim at Newport, 1965 Blues Memphis Slim at Newport, 1965 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1965 Blues: Memphis Slim at Newport, 1965 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1965

    The pianist-singer is joined by bassist Willie Dixon on the mournful "Lonesome Traveler" and the upbeat boogie "We're Gonna Rock."

  20. Jazz: A Salute to Hoagy Carmichael Jazz A Salute to Hoagy Carmichael Jazz: A Salute to Hoagy Carmichael Hoagy Carmichael Playlist

    The pianist and prolific songwriter was born on his day in 1899. Hear his tunes "Stardust" and "Georgia on My Mind" covered in this playlist.

  21. Rock: A Tom Tom Club Dance Party Rock A Tom Tom Club Dance Party Oakland Coliseum Arena Dec 31, 1988 Rock: A Tom Tom Club Dance Party Oakland Coliseum Arena | Dec 31, 1988

    Talking Heads bassist Tina Weymouth, who turns 66 today, joins husband Chris Frantz on "Genius of Love" and others in this '88 set.

  22. Rock: Video: Eddie Van Halen Erupts in Toronto Rock Video: Eddie Van Halen Erupts in Toronto Toronto Aug 19, 1995 Rock: Video: Eddie Van Halen Erupts in Toronto Toronto | Aug 19, 1995 watch video

    See the guitar hero perform an outrageous unaccompanied medley of "Eruption/Spanish Fly/Cathedral" in this Van Halen concert from 1995.

  23. Interviews: An Intimate Chat with Woody Allen Interviews An Intimate Chat with Woody Allen Jan 23, 1977 Interviews: An Intimate Chat with Woody Allen Jan 23, 1977

    The comedian/filmmaker discusses his early standup influences and talks about his upcoming film Annie Hall in this hour-long interview.

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