Concert Vault
  1. Jazz: Weather Report Pushes the Envelope Jazz Weather Report Pushes the Envelope Lenox Music Inn Sep 2, 1973 Jazz: Weather Report Pushes the Envelope Lenox Music Inn | Sep 2, 1973

    Czech bassist and group co-founder Miroslav Vitous turns 69 today. Hear him explore with Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter in this '73 set.

  2. Country: When Garth Met Trisha Country When Garth Met Trisha Walmart Sep 1, 1998 Country: When Garth Met Trisha Walmart | Sep 1, 1998

    Stars Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks blend vocals on "In Another's Eyes," seven years before they tied the knot on this day in 2005.

  3. Indie: Dinosaur Jr.'s Daytrotter Session Indie Dinosaur Jr.'s Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Jun 9, 2009 Indie: Dinosaur Jr.'s Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Jun 9, 2009

    Guitarist-singer J Mascis, who turns 51 today, leads the Amherst alt-rockers on "Crumble" and "Back to Your Heart" from Beyond in 2009.

  4. Rock: The Waitresses Know What Boys Like Rock The Waitresses Know What Boys Like My Father's Place Feb 13, 1982 Rock: The Waitresses Know What Boys Like My Father's Place | Feb 13, 1982

    The new wave band led by singer Patty Donahue and guitarist Chris Butler get into the spirit of the season on "Christmas Wrapping" in '82.

  5. Jazz: Donald Byrd's Crossover Connection Jazz Donald Byrd's Crossover Connection Newport Jazz Festival New York Jul 2, 1974 Jazz: Donald Byrd's Crossover Connection Newport Jazz Festival New York | Jul 2, 1974

    The hard bop trumpeter-composer, who was born on this day in 1932, introduces his funky young proteges The Blackbyrds at Newport, 1974.

  6. Rock: Joan Armatrading at the Bottom Line, 1977 Rock Joan Armatrading at the Bottom Line, 1977 Bottom Line Apr 5, 1977 Rock: Joan Armatrading at the Bottom Line, 1977 Bottom Line | Apr 5, 1977

    The British singer-songwriter, who turns 66 today, plays tunes from Show Some Emotion in one of her earliest Stateside performances

  7. Featured: John Lennon In Memoriam Featured John Lennon In Memoriam Featured: John Lennon In Memoriam John Lennon Playlist

    On this day in 1980, the beloved ex-Beatle was gunned down outside the Dakota in New York City. Hear him sing "Imagine" in a playlist.

  8. Jazz: A Meeting of the Spirits Jazz A Meeting of the Spirits Jazz: A Meeting of the Spirits Return To Forever/Mahavishnu Orchestra playlist

    Fusioneers Chick Corea and John McLaughlin play the music of Return to Forever and Mahavishnu Orchestra at the Blue Note through Sunday.

  9. Blues: Remembering Walter 'Shakey' Horton Blues Remembering Walter 'Shakey' Horton Ash Grove Mar 10, 1972 Blues: Remembering Walter 'Shakey' Horton Ash Grove | Mar 10, 1972

    The harmonica ace, who died on this day in 1981, leads Willie Dixon's Blues All-Stars on "Little Boy Blue" in this '72 set from the Ash Grove.

  10. Rock: Gregg Allman Goes to Jail Rock Gregg Allman Goes to Jail San Quentin Prison Sep 20, 1992 Rock: Gregg Allman Goes to Jail San Quentin Prison | Sep 20, 1992

    The soulful singer-organist, who turns 69 today, performs a solo set on guitar before the rowdy inmates at San Quentin State Prison in 1992.

  11. Jazz: Remembering Jay McShann Jazz Remembering Jay McShann Philharmonic Hall Jun 29, 1973 Jazz: Remembering Jay McShann Philharmonic Hall | Jun 29, 1973

    The Kansas City icon, who died on this day in 2006, shifts easily from swing ("Smooth Sailing") to blues ("Confessin' the Blues") in a 1973 set.

  12. Rock: Robin Trower's  Searing Six-String Chops Rock Robin Trower's Searing Six-String Chops Winterland Mar 15, 1975 Rock: Robin Trower's  Searing Six-String Chops Winterland | Mar 15, 1975 watch video

    The British guitarist and Hendrix disciple wails on "Too Rolling Stoned" and other tunes from Bridge of Sighs in this 1975 set from Winterland.

  13. Folk & Bluegrass: New Grass Revival in Nashville Folk & Bluegrass New Grass Revival in Nashville Vanderbilt University Jan 12, 1985 Folk & Bluegrass: New Grass Revival in Nashville Vanderbilt University | Jan 12, 1985

    Banjo ace Bela Fleck joins mandolinist Sam Bush and the members of this bluegrass superband in a 1985 set from Vanderbilt University.

  14. Rock: R.E.M. at the Capitol Theatre, 1984 Rock R.E.M. at the Capitol Theatre, 1984 Capitol Theatre Jun 9, 1984 Rock: R.E.M. at the Capitol Theatre, 1984 Capitol Theatre | Jun 9, 1984 watch video

    Guitarist Peter Buck, who turns 60 today, sparks the Athens alt-rockers on their first single "Radio Free Europe" and tunes from Reckoning.

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: A Leadbelly Tribute at Newport, 1969 Folk & Bluegrass A Leadbelly Tribute at Newport, 1969 Newport Folk Festival Jul 20, 1969 Folk & Bluegrass: A Leadbelly Tribute at Newport, 1969 Newport Folk Festival | Jul 20, 1969

    The folk singer-songwriter (aka Huddie Ledbetter) died on this day in 1949. Hear Pete Seeger lead an all-star group on several of his tunes.

  16. Rock: A 'Beggar's Banquet' Playlist Rock A 'Beggar's Banquet' Playlist Rock: A 'Beggar's Banquet' Playlist A 'Beggar's Banquet' Playlist

    On this day in 1968, the Rolling Stones returned to form with classic tunes like "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Street Fighting Man."

  17. Jazz: Remembering Frankie Dunlop Jazz Remembering Frankie Dunlop Jazz: Remembering Frankie Dunlop Frankie Dunlop Playlist

    The great drummer, born on this day in 1928, swings the Thelonious Monk Quartet and Maynard Ferguson Orchestra in this playlist.

  18. Rock: A Paul McCartney Milestone Rock A Paul McCartney Milestone RFK Stadium Jul 4, 1990 Rock: A Paul McCartney Milestone RFK Stadium | Jul 4, 1990

    On this day in 1973 the ex-Beatle released Band on the Run. Hear him play the title track in this 1990 concert from RFK Stadium in D.C.

  19. Jazz: Dave Brubeck In Memoriam Jazz Dave Brubeck In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2004 Jazz: Dave Brubeck In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 10, 2004 watch video

    The legendary pianist-composer died on this day in 2012 at age 91. See him with his new quartet in a video from the Newport Jazzfest '05.

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

    The singer-songwriter and founding member of Velvet Underground performs his "Falklands Suite" and "Child's Christmas in Wales."

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Folk & Bluegrass: Odetta In Memoriam Folk & Bluegrass Odetta In Memoriam Folk & Bluegrass: Odetta In Memoriam An Odetta Playlist

    The late folk singer, who died on this day in 2008, showcases her incredible range and expressive powers in a playlist of spirituals.

  6. Rock: The Staple Singers at the Fillmore Rock The Staple Singers at the Fillmore Fillmore Auditorium Apr 18, 1968 Rock: The Staple Singers at the Fillmore Fillmore Auditorium | Apr 18, 1968

    Pops Staples and his daughters, including the great lead singer Mavis, perform Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth" in this '68 set.

  7. 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."

  8. 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.

  9. 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"

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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."

  18. 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.

  19. 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."

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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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