Concert Vault
  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Comedy: GRAMMY WINNER: Weird Al Yankovic Comedy GRAMMY WINNER: Weird Al Yankovic Trafalmadore Mar 10, 1984 Comedy: GRAMMY WINNER: Weird Al Yankovic Trafalmadore | Mar 10, 1984

    The master of puns and parody won "Best Comedy Album" for Mandatory Fun. Hear him perform "Eat It" and "Yoda" in 1984.

  4. Rock: Just Added: Allman Brothers Hittin' the Note Rock Just Added: Allman Brothers Hittin' the Note New Haven Coliseum Dec 31, 1979 Rock: Just Added: Allman Brothers Hittin' the Note New Haven Coliseum | Dec 31, 1979

    The ABB plays classics like "Jessica," "Whipping Post" along with new tunes from Enlightened Rogues in this New Year's Eve set from '79.

  5. Rock: Santana Rides Again Rock Santana Rides Again Tanglewood Aug 18, 1970 Rock: Santana Rides Again Tanglewood | Aug 18, 1970 watch video

    Carlos Santana reunited his Woodstock-era crew for the group's latest studio album, Santana IV. Hear them in a 1970 set from Tanglewood.

  6. 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.

  7. Blues: Muddy Waters at the Fillmore West, 1966 Blues Muddy Waters at the Fillmore West, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium Nov 5, 1966 Blues: Muddy Waters at the Fillmore West, 1966 Fillmore Auditorium | Nov 5, 1966

    The blues legend performs "Forty Days And Forty Nights," "Hoochie Coochie Man" and "Got My Mojo Working" at the famed rock palace.

  8. 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."

  9. Rock: Wilco at the Laguna Seca Raceway, '96 Rock Wilco at the Laguna Seca Raceway, '96 Laguna Seca Raceway May 25, 1996 Rock: Wilco at the Laguna Seca Raceway, '96 Laguna Seca Raceway | May 25, 1996

    Jeff Tweedy leads the band on "I Got You (At the End of the Century)" and other tunes from their breakthrough second album, Being There.

  10. Rock: Everlasting Love for Natalie Cole Rock Everlasting Love for Natalie Cole Arie Crown Theatre May 27, 1977 Rock: Everlasting Love for Natalie Cole Arie Crown Theatre | May 27, 1977

    Though she's mostly been recording and performing jazz since the '90s, this concert from '77 is a funky R&B influenced set from Miss Cole.

  11. Rock: Chicago's New Direction in '82 Rock Chicago's New Direction in '82 Wally Heider Studios May 14, 1982 Rock: Chicago's New Direction in '82 Wally Heider Studios | May 14, 1982

    After losing Terry Kath in '78, things looked bleak for Chicago, but Bill Champlin helped the band rebound back into prominence in the '80s.

  12. Rock: Edgar Winter Group in New Haven, '74 Rock Edgar Winter Group in New Haven, '74 Veteran's Memorial Coliseum Sep 3, 1974 Rock: Edgar Winter Group in New Haven, '74 Veteran's Memorial Coliseum | Sep 3, 1974

    Guitarist Rick Derringer joins the band on their monster hit "Frankenstein" and other tunes from They Only Come Out at Night.

  13. Folk & Bluegrass: Ramblin' Jack Elliott at Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass Ramblin' Jack Elliott at Ash Grove Ash Grove Jul 17, 1964 Folk & Bluegrass: Ramblin' Jack Elliott at Ash Grove Ash Grove | Jul 17, 1964

    The Brooklyn-born Jewish cowboy/folkie covers Ray Charles' "I Got a Woman" and Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice It's Alright" in this '64 set.

  14. Rock: Pink Floyd Salutes Syd Barrett Rock Pink Floyd Salutes Syd Barrett Oakland Coliseum Arena May 9, 1977 Rock: Pink Floyd Salutes Syd Barrett Oakland Coliseum Arena | May 9, 1977

    The Floyd pays tribute to its former frontman on "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" from Wish You Were Here in this 1977 concert from Oakland.

  15. 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."

  16. Jazz: Video: The Crusaders at Newport '87 Jazz Video: The Crusaders at Newport '87 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1987 Jazz: Video: The Crusaders at Newport '87 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 15, 1987 watch video

    Charter members and fellow Texans Joe Sample and Wilton Felder lead the crossover group on their hits "Chain Reaction" and "Street Life."

  17. Rock: Santana in South America, '73 Rock Santana in South America, '73 South America Tour Oct 19, 1973 Rock: Santana in South America, '73 South America Tour | Oct 19, 1973 watch video

    This fascinating documentary (in Spanish) captures Carlos Santana's group on tour at the peak of their exploration into fusion music.

  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. 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."

  20. Blues: Son House's Pure Blues Blues Son House's Pure Blues Newport Folk Festival Jul 18, 1969 Blues: Son House's Pure Blues Newport Folk Festival | Jul 18, 1969

    Son House delivers as raw and unselfconscious a performance as you are ever likely to hear.

  21. Indie: Vetiver & Howlin' Rain's NYE Party Playlist Indie Vetiver & Howlin' Rain's NYE Party Playlist Indie: Vetiver & Howlin' Rain's NYE Party Playlist Vetiver & Howlin' Rain NYE's Playlist

    Get ready for Vetiver & Howlin' Rain's 3-Night NYE run at San Francisco's Cafe Du Nord with this playlist featuring live cuts from each band back to back.

  22. 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.

  23. Blues: Lonnie Mack's Six-String Wham! Blues Lonnie Mack's Six-String Wham! Tramps Apr 21, 1995 Blues: Lonnie Mack's Six-String Wham! Tramps | Apr 21, 1995

    The blues-rock pioneer plays his "Oreo Cookie Blues" and "Cincinnati Jail" and delivers his 1963 instrumental hit "Wham!" in this '95 Tramps set.

  24. Jazz: Ravi Coltrane Honors His Father Jazz Ravi Coltrane Honors His Father Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2004 Jazz: Ravi Coltrane Honors His Father Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 10, 2004 watch video

    The tenor saxophonist joins McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Christian McBride and Michael Brecker in this 2004 tribute to John Coltrane.

  25. Folk & Bluegrass: David Cohen Covers The Beatles Folk & Bluegrass David Cohen Covers The Beatles Ash Grove Jul 1, 1967 Folk & Bluegrass: David Cohen Covers The Beatles Ash Grove | Jul 1, 1967

    David Cohen does beautiful renditions of Beatles songs, popular standards, and notably "Sunny" by the great Bobby Hebb.

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  1. Jazz: Gene Krupa's Swing, Swing, Swing Jazz Gene Krupa's Swing, Swing, Swing Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959 Jazz: Gene Krupa's Swing, Swing, Swing Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 2, 1959

    The first superstar drummer, best known for his extended solo on "Sing, Sing, Sing" with Benny Goodman in the '30s, leads a quartet at '59 Newport.

  2. Rock: John Cale at Tramps Rock John Cale at Tramps Tramps Sep 18, 1994 Rock: John Cale at Tramps Tramps | Sep 18, 1994

    The singer-songwriter and founding member of Velvet Underground performs solo and is also accompanied by the Soldier String Quartet.

  3. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Doug Paisley at the Living Room Folk & Bluegrass Video: Doug Paisley at the Living Room Living Room NYC Aug 29, 2011 Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Doug Paisley at the Living Room Living Room NYC | Aug 29, 2011 watch video

    The Toronto-based singer-songwriter performs compelling tunes from his 2010 album Constant Companion in the intimacy of this NYC club.

  4. Country: 2013 Stagecoach Festival Playlist Country 2013 Stagecoach Festival Playlist Country: 2013 Stagecoach Festival Playlist 2013 Stagecoach Festival Playlist

    Sure, the monster California country fest is four months away, but it's never too early to spend time with artists like Dwight Yoakam and Tanya Tucker.

  5. Comedy: Martin Mull Slays D.C. in '73 Comedy Martin Mull Slays D.C. in '73 DAR Constitution Hall Mar 10, 1973 Comedy: Martin Mull Slays D.C. in '73 DAR Constitution Hall | Mar 10, 1973

    The comedian shows off his accomplished guitar chops and acerbic wit on humorous ditties like "Eggs," "Ventriloquist Love" and "Zipper Fly."

  6. Rock: Joan Jett at the Ritz Rock Joan Jett at the Ritz Ritz Dec 31, 1981 Rock: Joan Jett at the Ritz Ritz | Dec 31, 1981

    Joan & the Blackhearts rock the Ritz on New Years Eve in 1981, featuring their own hits as well as great covers of "Rebel, Rebel" and "Summertime Blues."

  7. Rock: Ultimate Set List: Bruce Springsteen Rock Ultimate Set List: Bruce Springsteen Rock: Ultimate Set List: Bruce Springsteen Ultimate Setlist: Bruce Springsteen

    BRUUUUCE! As the Boss brings his history-making Wrecking Ball tour back to the US, celebrate with this playlist of deep cuts and crowd favorites.

  8. Blues: Uncut: Lonnie Mack at Tramps, '95 Blues Uncut: Lonnie Mack at Tramps, '95 Tramps Apr 21, 1995 Blues: Uncut: Lonnie Mack at Tramps, '95 Tramps | Apr 21, 1995

    That Memphis Man brings his rollicking horn band, along with his stinging Flying V guitar licks, to the Manhattan roadhouse for one memorable night.

  9. Indie: Thao & the Get Down Stay Down at SWSW Indie Thao & the Get Down Stay Down at SWSW Stage On Sixth Mar 14, 2013 Indie: Thao & the Get Down Stay Down at SWSW Stage On Sixth | Mar 14, 2013 watch video

    Guitarist-singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen fronts the San Francisco alt-folk-rock band on tunes from We the Common in this 2013 set.

  10. Rock: INFLUENCES: Paul Simon/Vampire Weekend Rock INFLUENCES: Paul Simon/Vampire Weekend Rock: INFLUENCES: Paul Simon/Vampire Weekend INFLUENCES: Paul Simon/Vampire Weekend

    Paul Simon's whimsical lyrics and world music-inspired rhythms have influenced countless up-and-coming bands, but maybe none more than Vampire Weekend.

  11. Blues: Sonny Terry Whoops It Up Blues Sonny Terry Whoops It Up Blues: Sonny Terry Whoops It Up Sonny Terry Playlist

    Celebrate the 102nd anniversary of the Piedmont blues harpist by listening to some of his finest moments with partner Brownie McGhee.

  12. Jazz: Jimmy Smith's Super Jam Jazz Jimmy Smith's Super Jam Yankee Stadium Jul 7, 1972 Jazz: Jimmy Smith's Super Jam Yankee Stadium | Jul 7, 1972

    The Hammond B-3 organ king leads Clark Terry, Kenny Burrell, Illinois Jacquet, Zoot Sims, Roy Haynes and B.B. King at Yankee Stadium in '72.

  13. Rock: Have You Surfed With the Alien Lately? Rock Have You Surfed With the Alien Lately? California Theatre Jun 11, 1988 Rock: Have You Surfed With the Alien Lately? California Theatre | Jun 11, 1988

    Hear Joe Satriani's interplanetary licks at this '88 San Diego show, including the title track of then-recently released Surfing With The Alien, and "Satch Boogie."

  14. Indie: Gringo Star's Throwback Jams Indie Gringo Star's Throwback Jams Daytrotter Studio Mar 1, 2012 Indie: Gringo Star's Throwback Jams Daytrotter Studio | Mar 1, 2012

    Let the four-piece independent rock band from Atlanta simmer on your speakers with their doo-wop influenced garage rock goodness.

  15. Jazz: Video: Bill Cosby, Bandleader Jazz Video: Bill Cosby, Bandleader Jazz: Video: Bill Cosby, Bandleader

    The comedian and lifelong jazz fan conducts an all-star group including Al Foster, Jon Faddis, John Stubblefield and Hilton Ruiz.

  16. Rock: Just Added: Gary U.S. Bonds in Jersey Rock Just Added: Gary U.S. Bonds in Jersey Count Basie Theatre Dec 23, 1984 Rock: Just Added: Gary U.S. Bonds in Jersey Count Basie Theatre | Dec 23, 1984

    The rock 'n' roll pioneer sings his #1 hit from 1961, "Quarter to Three," and the Springsteen-penned "This Little Girl Is Mine" in this '84 set.

  17. Rock: The Faces Boogie Down In Cali, 1973 Rock The Faces Boogie Down In Cali, 1973 Anaheim Arena Oct 17, 1973 Rock: The Faces Boogie Down In Cali, 1973 Anaheim Arena | Oct 17, 1973

    Before Rod Stewart asked, "Do ya think I'm sexy?," he was the lead singer in one of the most badass rock bands of the '70s, The Faces.

  18. Rock: What's NEW With Paul McCartney? Rock What's NEW With Paul McCartney? RFK Stadium Jul 4, 1990 Rock: What's NEW With Paul McCartney? RFK Stadium | Jul 4, 1990

    Tonight fans can attend free listening events in LA and NYC to hear the ex-Beatle's first album in six years. Hear him from 23 years ago.

  19. Indie: Low Cut Connie at Daytrotter Indie Low Cut Connie at Daytrotter Daytrotter Studio Jun 4, 2012 Indie: Low Cut Connie at Daytrotter Daytrotter Studio | Jun 4, 2012

    Rockin' pianist and singer Adam Weiner leads the Philly-based band on raucous tracks like "The Cat & the Cream" and "Rio" in this 2012 set.

  20. Jazz: The Benny Goodman Quartet Reunited, '73 Jazz The Benny Goodman Quartet Reunited, '73 Carnegie Hall Jun 29, 1973 Jazz: The Benny Goodman Quartet Reunited, '73 Carnegie Hall | Jun 29, 1973

    The legendary clarinetist and Swing era icon was born 105 years ago today. Hear him reunite with his classic quartet in this 1973 concert.

  21. Rock: Ultravox in Germany, 1983 Rock Ultravox in Germany, 1983 Westfahlenhalle Apr 15, 1983 Rock: Ultravox in Germany, 1983 Westfahlenhalle | Apr 15, 1983

    Guitarist-singer Midge Ure leads the London-based electro-pop pioneers on "Visions in Blue," "Reap the Wild Wind" and more from Quartet.

  22. Country: Tammy Wynette's Country Classics Country Tammy Wynette's Country Classics Mar 13, 1982 Country: Tammy Wynette's Country Classics Mar 13, 1982

    The country queen performs her well known hits "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad" and "Stand By Your Man" in a '82 set.

  23. Comedy: Uncut: Alan King at Harvard Comedy Uncut: Alan King at Harvard Performance Center Mar 27, 1997 Comedy: Uncut: Alan King at Harvard Performance Center | Mar 27, 1997

    The Borscht Belt veteran and Ed Sullivan Show regular moderates a panel with fellow comics Tim Conway, Paul Rodriguez and Buddy Hackett.

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