The former SNL cast member and Portlandia co-creator talks about his musical and comedic background in a chat with Paste's Josh Jackson.
The Texas country blues troubadour and storyteller plays "I Hate I Got Married," "Trouble In Mind" and "High Heeled Sneakers" in this '67 set
The master of puns and parody won "Best Comedy Album" for Mandatory Fun. Hear him perform "Eat It" and "Yoda" in 1984.
The ABB plays classics like "Jessica," "Whipping Post" along with new tunes from Enlightened Rogues in this New Year's Eve set from '79.
Carlos Santana reunited his Woodstock-era crew for the group's latest studio album, Santana IV. Hear them in a 1970 set from Tanglewood.
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.
The blues legend performs "Forty Days And Forty Nights," "Hoochie Coochie Man" and "Got My Mojo Working" at the famed rock palace.
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."
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.
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.
After losing Terry Kath in '78, things looked bleak for Chicago, but Bill Champlin helped the band rebound back into prominence in the '80s.
Guitarist Rick Derringer joins the band on their monster hit "Frankenstein" and other tunes from They Only Come Out at Night.
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.
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.
Susana Hoffs and the Peterson sisters lead the group on their massive hit "Walk Like an Egyptian" and the Prince-penned "Manic Monday."
Charter members and fellow Texans Joe Sample and Wilton Felder lead the crossover group on their hits "Chain Reaction" and "Street Life."
This fascinating documentary (in Spanish) captures Carlos Santana's group on tour at the peak of their exploration into fusion music.
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.
The Jamaican reggae star performs "Pressure Drop," "Monkey Man" and a rocksteady take on John Denver's "Take Me Home Country Roads."
Son House delivers as raw and unselfconscious a performance as you are ever likely to hear.
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.
If you can't make it to Paris this weekend, enjoy selected RES bands here.
The blues-rock pioneer plays his "Oreo Cookie Blues" and "Cincinnati Jail" and delivers his 1963 instrumental hit "Wham!" in this '95 Tramps set.
The tenor saxophonist joins McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Christian McBride and Michael Brecker in this 2004 tribute to John Coltrane.
David Cohen does beautiful renditions of Beatles songs, popular standards, and notably "Sunny" by the great Bobby Hebb.
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.
The singer-songwriter and founding member of Velvet Underground performs solo and is also accompanied by the Soldier String Quartet.
The Toronto-based singer-songwriter performs compelling tunes from his 2010 album Constant Companion in the intimacy of this NYC club.
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.
The comedian shows off his accomplished guitar chops and acerbic wit on humorous ditties like "Eggs," "Ventriloquist Love" and "Zipper Fly."
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."
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.
That Memphis Man brings his rollicking horn band, along with his stinging Flying V guitar licks, to the Manhattan roadhouse for one memorable night.
Guitarist-singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen fronts the San Francisco alt-folk-rock band on tunes from We the Common in this 2013 set.
Paul Simon's whimsical lyrics and world music-inspired rhythms have influenced countless up-and-coming bands, but maybe none more than Vampire Weekend.
Celebrate the 102nd anniversary of the Piedmont blues harpist by listening to some of his finest moments with partner Brownie McGhee.
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.
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."
Let the four-piece independent rock band from Atlanta simmer on your speakers with their doo-wop influenced garage rock goodness.
The comedian and lifelong jazz fan conducts an all-star group including Al Foster, Jon Faddis, John Stubblefield and Hilton Ruiz.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The legendary clarinetist and Swing era icon was born 105 years ago today. Hear him reunite with his classic quartet in this 1973 concert.
Guitarist-singer Midge Ure leads the London-based electro-pop pioneers on "Visions in Blue," "Reap the Wild Wind" and more from Quartet.
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.
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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