Concert Vault
  1. Jazz: Video: Best of Newport Jazz Festival, '85 Jazz Video: Best of Newport Jazz Festival, '85 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 18, 1985 Jazz: Video: Best of Newport Jazz Festival, '85 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 18, 1985 watch video

    The 60th edition of George Wein's annual clambake kicks off this weekend. These highlights include SRV, Freddie Hubbard and more.

  2. Interviews: Kurtis Blow Speaks Interviews Kurtis Blow Speaks Sep 30, 1985 Interviews: Kurtis Blow Speaks Sep 30, 1985

    The pioneering rapper reminisces about the days of block parties, DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and his 1980 smash hit "The Breaks."

  3. Rock: The Byrds With the Flying Burrito Brothers Rock The Byrds With the Flying Burrito Brothers Whisky A Go-Go Sep 19, 1970 Rock: The Byrds With the Flying Burrito Brothers Whisky A Go-Go | Sep 19, 1970

    This legendary recording contains a set by the FBBs joined by The Byrds on the last night of a six night run at the intimate Whisky A Go-Go in LA.

  4. Indie: Jake Shimabukuro at Paste Studios Indie Jake Shimabukuro at Paste Studios Paste Studios Nov 10, 2015 Indie: Jake Shimabukuro at Paste Studios Paste Studios | Nov 10, 2015 watch video

    The Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso plays Queen's complex suite "Bohemian Rhapsody" from his album Peace Love Ukulele in this 2015 solo set.

  5. Rock: Video: Wyclef Jean at Woodstock, '99 Rock Video: Wyclef Jean at Woodstock, '99 Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 24, 1999 Rock: Video: Wyclef Jean at Woodstock, '99 Woodstock 99 East Stage | Jul 24, 1999 watch video

    The Haitian-American hip hop star interprets the Bee Gees' "Staying Alive," Elvis' "Jailhouse Rock" and Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart."

  6. Rock: Devo at Boston's Orpheum Theatre Rock Devo at Boston's Orpheum Theatre Orpheum Theatre Nov 5, 1981 Rock: Devo at Boston's Orpheum Theatre Orpheum Theatre | Nov 5, 1981

    Remember guitarist Bob Casale with this energetic performance from the groundbreaking band's heyday.

  7. Jazz: Donny Hathaway's Jazzy Soul Jazz Donny Hathaway's Jazzy Soul Carnegie Hall Jun 30, 1973 Jazz: Donny Hathaway's Jazzy Soul Carnegie Hall | Jun 30, 1973

    The late, great R&B crooner and pianist-composer strikes a jazzy sensibility in this Carnegie Hall concert as part of the 1973 Newport Jazz Festival.

  8. Rock: The Bo Diddley Beat Takes Boston, 1970 Rock The Bo Diddley Beat Takes Boston, 1970 Jamaica Pond Park Jul 28, 1970 Rock: The Bo Diddley Beat Takes Boston, 1970 Jamaica Pond Park | Jul 28, 1970

    Bo Diddley pushes the sound system to it's limit in this short but raucous set from one of rock and roll's true pioneers.

  9. Rock: Ginger Baker's Other Band Rock Ginger Baker's Other Band University of Reading Feb 15, 1975 Rock: Ginger Baker's Other Band University of Reading | Feb 15, 1975

    The former Cream drummer showcases his Baker Gurvitz Army, featuring brothers Adrian and Paul Gurvitz and lead singer Snips, in this 1975 concert.

  10. Folk & Bluegrass: Vintage Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Folk & Bluegrass Vintage Nitty Gritty Dirt Band St. Johns University Apr 24, 1971 Folk & Bluegrass: Vintage Nitty Gritty Dirt Band St. Johns University | Apr 24, 1971

    The hippie bluegrass and country-rock band performs tunes from their influential album Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy in this '71 concert.

  11. Interviews: Santana On His First 20 Years in Music Interviews Santana On His First 20 Years in Music Sep 25, 1988 Interviews: Santana On His First 20 Years in Music Sep 25, 1988

    In this 1988 interview, guitar god Carlos Santana reflects on his influences, Woodstock, and other highlights from the first two decades of his life's work.

  12. Rock: Jimi Hendrix Experience, Winterland, 1968 Rock Jimi Hendrix Experience, Winterland, 1968 Winterland Oct 11, 1968 Rock: Jimi Hendrix Experience, Winterland, 1968 Winterland | Oct 11, 1968

    Electric guitar technique would never be the same - many greats came before him, but incomprehensible guitar heroism began here.

  13. Country: Tom T. Hall, BMI Country Icon Country Tom T. Hall, BMI Country Icon Sundown Apr 26, 1982 Country: Tom T. Hall, BMI Country Icon Sundown | Apr 26, 1982

    Country legend Tom T. Hall will be honored with the Icon Award at this years BMI Country Award Show. Celebrate with this concert from NYC in 1982.

  14. Blues: Neil Young & the Bluenotes at the Trocadero Blues Neil Young & the Bluenotes at the Trocadero Trocadero Apr 22, 1988 Blues: Neil Young & the Bluenotes at the Trocadero Trocadero | Apr 22, 1988

    The guitarist channels his inner Jimmy Reed in this '88 set of tunes from his album This Note's for You with his dynamic horn band.

  15. Jazz: Don Ellis Orchestra at '67 Newport Jazz Don Ellis Orchestra at '67 Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1967 Jazz: Don Ellis Orchestra at '67 Newport Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1967

    The wildly inventive trumpeter-composer premieres material from his adventurous Electric Bath with his 20-piece aggregation.

  16. Blues: Jimmy Witherspoon at Shea Stadium, '73 Blues Jimmy Witherspoon at Shea Stadium, '73 Shea Stadium Jul 3, 1973 Blues: Jimmy Witherspoon at Shea Stadium, '73 Shea Stadium | Jul 3, 1973

    The great blues singer is joined by guitar great Robben Ford on "Spoonful," "Mean Old Frisco" and others in the NY Mets old home.

  17. Rock: Robert Gordon and Link Wray Get Raw Rock Robert Gordon and Link Wray Get Raw Bottom Line Aug 15, 1977 Rock: Robert Gordon and Link Wray Get Raw Bottom Line | Aug 15, 1977

    The formidable twosome of rockabilly boogie-woogie man and guitar thrasher sets a raucous tone in this rootsy 1977 Bottom Line concert.

  18. Blues: Lonnie Mack at Ash Grove Blues Lonnie Mack at Ash Grove Ash Grove Dec 6, 1969 Blues: Lonnie Mack at Ash Grove Ash Grove | Dec 6, 1969

    The blues-rock pioneer, a big influence on Stevie Ray Vaughan, showcases his soulful vocals and stinging Flying V guitar licks in this 1969 concert.

  19. Rock: Dave Edmunds Plays 'I Hear You Knocking' Rock Dave Edmunds Plays 'I Hear You Knocking' Bottom Line Oct 25, 1978 Rock: Dave Edmunds Plays 'I Hear You Knocking' Bottom Line | Oct 25, 1978

    Dave Edmunds of Rockpile struck gold with his version of Smiley Lewis' 1955 hit. Hear Edmunds' version live in '78.

  20. Indie: Party Soft With Andrew WK Indie Party Soft With Andrew WK Daytrotter Studio Mar 1, 2010 Indie: Party Soft With Andrew WK Daytrotter Studio | Mar 1, 2010

    We all know Andrew WK can party hard, so here he is partying a little softer on his Daytrotter session with a set of improvised piano jams.

  21. Rock: New From the Vault: The Dead in Boston Rock New From the Vault: The Dead in Boston Boston Music Hall Jun 12, 1976 Rock: New From the Vault: The Dead in Boston Boston Music Hall | Jun 12, 1976

    Hear the Grateful Dead perform classics like "U.S. Blues" and "Sugar Magnolia" and premiere "Samson and Delilah" in this 1976 concert.

  22. Rock: Meat Loaf Flies Like a 'Bat Out of Hell' Rock Meat Loaf Flies Like a 'Bat Out of Hell' Bottom Line Nov 28, 1977 Rock: Meat Loaf Flies Like a 'Bat Out of Hell' Bottom Line | Nov 28, 1977

    Hear Meat Loaf kick off this epic 1977 show with the song that started it all.

  23. Rock: Ginger Baker's New Band, 1975 Rock Ginger Baker's New Band, 1975 University of Reading Feb 15, 1975 Rock: Ginger Baker's New Band, 1975 University of Reading | Feb 15, 1975

    After Cream and Blind Faith, the super-drummer formed his Baker Gurvitz Army with brothers Adrian and Paul Gurvitz and vocalist Snips.

  24. Folk & Bluegrass: Norman Blake at Amazingrace, '74 Folk & Bluegrass Norman Blake at Amazingrace, '74 Amazingrace Jan 24, 1974 Folk & Bluegrass: Norman Blake at Amazingrace, '74 Amazingrace | Jan 24, 1974

    The folk and bluegrass guitar picker demonstrates his six-string virtuosity on "Richmond Avenue Rag," "Arkansas Traveler" and others.

  25. Blues: Sleepy John Estes at Newport Folk Festival Blues Sleepy John Estes at Newport Folk Festival Newport Folk Festival Jul 16, 1969 Blues: Sleepy John Estes at Newport Folk Festival Newport Folk Festival | Jul 16, 1969

    The country bluesman showcases his distinctive crying vocal style alongside mandolinist Yank Rachell in this 1969 concert.

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  1. Rock: Early Jane's Addiction in '89 Rock Early Jane's Addiction in '89 Theater of Living Arts Feb 20, 1989 Rock: Early Jane's Addiction in '89 Theater of Living Arts | Feb 20, 1989

    The band that helped take the alternative rock revolution on the road with Lollapalooza is heard on the cusp of their breakthrough.

  2. Rock: Radiohead at Tramps, '95 Rock Radiohead at Tramps, '95 Tramps Jun 1, 1995 Rock: Radiohead at Tramps, '95 Tramps | Jun 1, 1995

    The adventurous British band performs "Black Star," "Fake Plastic Trees" and other tunes from their platinum-selling second album, The Bends.

  3. Rock: The Prince's Trust Concert, 1988 Rock The Prince's Trust Concert, 1988 Rock: The Prince's Trust Concert, 1988 Prince's Trust Concert

    British rock stars from Peter Gabriel, Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend to Annie Lennox and Elton John gather for this gala at Royal Albert Hall.

  4. Rock: New Release: The Meters in Boston, '76 Rock New Release: The Meters in Boston, '76 Jazz Workshop Sep 7, 1976 Rock: New Release: The Meters in Boston, '76 Jazz Workshop | Sep 7, 1976

    New Orleans ambassadors of funk perform Crescent City staples "Big Chief" and "Hey Pocky Way" and cover the Stones' "Honky Tonk Women."

  5. Rock: Jay Bennett Without Wilco Rock Jay Bennett Without Wilco Daytrotter Studio Apr 9, 2007 Rock: Jay Bennett Without Wilco Daytrotter Studio | Apr 9, 2007

    Though best known for his work in Wilco, Bennett was a gifted songwriter in his own right. Here he is at Daytrotter two years before his untimely death in '09.

  6. Rock: Johnny Winter Rocks Parr Meadows Rock Johnny Winter Rocks Parr Meadows Parr Meadows Sep 7, 1979 Rock: Johnny Winter Rocks Parr Meadows Parr Meadows | Sep 7, 1979

    The late Texas guitar slinger rips it up with his power trio on "Rollin' and Tumblin'" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash" at Woodstock's 10-year reunion.

  7. Interviews: The Legend of Frankie Valli Interviews The Legend of Frankie Valli Oct 29, 1988 Interviews: The Legend of Frankie Valli Oct 29, 1988

    In this interview with Frankie Valli, he humbly speaks of his massive achievements over three generations.

  8. Country: Poco Rock the Country Country Poco Rock the Country Duke University Sep 25, 1971 Country: Poco Rock the Country Duke University | Sep 25, 1971

    Too country for rock? Too rocking for country? Nope, Poco got it just right. Check out their pioneering sound in this 1971 tour recording.

  9. Rock: Time Keeps On Slippin' Rock Time Keeps On Slippin' Sep 9, 1979 Rock: Time Keeps On Slippin' Sep 9, 1979

    Norton Buffalo was the real deal, and nobody complimented him like Steve Miller. Hear this pristine '99 Steve Miller Band set with all the go-to greats.

  10. Jazz: Margaret Whiting Salutes Harold Arlen Jazz Margaret Whiting Salutes Harold Arlen Jazz: Margaret Whiting Salutes Harold Arlen

    The jazz and pop singer performs "Stormy Weather," "If I Only Had a Brain," "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" and others in this 1975 concert.

  11. Comedy: Reggie Watts' Uncommonly Bizarre Genius Comedy Reggie Watts' Uncommonly Bizarre Genius Big Orange Studios May 23, 2011 Comedy: Reggie Watts' Uncommonly Bizarre Genius Big Orange Studios | May 23, 2011

    The conceptual artist-vocalist-beatbox master morphs from evangelist preacher to radio DJ to Cockney soundman in this 2011 session.

  12. Rock: The Wild Canadian Power Trio Rock The Wild Canadian Power Trio Capitol Theatre Dec 10, 1976 Rock: The Wild Canadian Power Trio Capitol Theatre | Dec 10, 1976 watch video

    Rush is one of those timeless groups that continue to pack arenas to this day with fans of all ages. Watch or listen to this great show from '76.

  13. Rock: Chris Whitley in Cambridge, '95 Rock Chris Whitley in Cambridge, '95 Middle East Jun 15, 1995 Rock: Chris Whitley in Cambridge, '95 Middle East | Jun 15, 1995

    The Texas singer-songwriter performs "Narcotic Prayer," "Can't Get Off," and other dark, Hendrix-tinged tunes from Din of Ecstasy.

  14. Rock: Deep Purple Mark IV Rock Deep Purple Mark IV Long Beach Arena Feb 27, 1976 Rock: Deep Purple Mark IV Long Beach Arena | Feb 27, 1976

    Hear the Bolin/Coverdale/Hughes/Lord/Paice configuration rock Long Beach in '76, and look for the new album from Mark VIII lineup, Now What?!, out now.

  15. Rock: Widespread Panic Achieve Liftoff Rock Widespread Panic Achieve Liftoff Laguna Seca Raceway May 28, 1995 Rock: Widespread Panic Achieve Liftoff Laguna Seca Raceway | May 28, 1995

    Panic make the most of their hour-long festival set in '95 as Michael Houser's otherworldly guitar chops lead the band far off into the jam band cosmos.

  16. Indie: Uncut: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Indie Uncut: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Tramps May 30, 1998 Indie: Uncut: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Tramps | May 30, 1998

    Hear the raw, ripping, retro-garage rock of the New York-based guitarist's formidable power trio in this 1998 Tramps concert.

  17. Indie: Death Cab for Cutie on Home Turf Indie Death Cab for Cutie on Home Turf Studio X Seattle Apr 28, 2008 Indie: Death Cab for Cutie on Home Turf Studio X Seattle | Apr 28, 2008

    Ben Gibbard leads the Jet City group on "Long Division," "Cath..." and other tunes from Narrow Stairs in this 2008 set at Seattle's Studio X.

  18. Indie: Camera Obscura: "My Maudlin Career" Indie Camera Obscura: "My Maudlin Career" Indie: Camera Obscura: "My Maudlin Career"

    Recorded live at SXSW in 2011, Camera Obscura represented Glasgow with their bouncy and well-orchestrated pop music.

  19. Jazz: Uncut: Betty Carter & Trio, 1978 Jazz Uncut: Betty Carter & Trio, 1978 Bottom Line Mar 22, 1982 Jazz: Uncut: Betty Carter & Trio, 1978 Bottom Line | Mar 22, 1982

    A magnetic stage presence, uncanny ballad interpreter and scat singer extraordinaire, 'Betty Bebop' performs standards and originals at the '78 Newport Jazz Fest.

  20. Rock: Dickey Betts' Solo Debut Rock Dickey Betts' Solo Debut Winterland Dec 14, 1974 Rock: Dickey Betts' Solo Debut Winterland | Dec 14, 1974

    The Allman Brothers Band guitarist performs new tunes from his album Highway Call and encores with some ABB favorites in this 1974 concert.

  21. Blues: The Ultimate Paul Butterfield Playlist Blues The Ultimate Paul Butterfield Playlist Blues: The Ultimate Paul Butterfield Playlist The Ultimate Paul Butterfield Playlist

    The Chicago blues harpist leads his own groups and guests with the Allman Brothers Band, Santana, Fleetwood Mac, Rick Danko and others.

  22. Country: Loretta Lynn at Westbury Music Fair, '81 Country Loretta Lynn at Westbury Music Fair, '81 Westbury, NY Oct 31, 1981 Country: Loretta Lynn at Westbury Music Fair, '81 Westbury, NY | Oct 31, 1981

    The country queen performs "You're Looking at Country," "Thank God I'm a Country Girl" and her signature tune "Coal Miner's Daughter."

  23. Indie: The Dodos Indie The Dodos Cafe Du Nord Feb 28, 2008 Indie: The Dodos Cafe Du Nord | Feb 28, 2008 watch video

    With marching-band-metal drumming and psychedelic-folk-acoustic strumming, The Dodos make propulsive, unique, and fantastic music.

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