Concert Vault
  1. Rock: Rockpile Try to Stack Up to Elvis Rock Rockpile Try to Stack Up to Elvis Heatwave Festival Aug 23, 1980 Rock: Rockpile Try to Stack Up to Elvis Heatwave Festival | Aug 23, 1980

    British rockers Rockpile perform Elvis Costello's "Girls Talk" at the Heatwave Festival in 1980, headlined by Costello himself.

  2. Rock: Robert Palmer Croons in Boston Rock Robert Palmer Croons in Boston Orpheum Theatre Sep 29, 1979 Rock: Robert Palmer Croons in Boston Orpheum Theatre | Sep 29, 1979

    The smooth British soul singer performs "Under Suspicion," "Pressure Drop" and "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley" in this '79 set.

  3. Jazz: Manhattan Transfer Swings Out Jazz Manhattan Transfer Swings Out Jazz: Manhattan Transfer Swings Out

    The Grammy-winning group performs slick vocalese renditions of Woody Herman's "Four Brothers" and Weather Report's "Birdland" in '83.

  4. Rock: The Clash Invades America Rock The Clash Invades America Agora Ballroom Feb 13, 1979 Rock: The Clash Invades America Agora Ballroom | Feb 13, 1979

    The Brit punk band plays snarling, revved-up, guitar-heavy anthems like "White Riot" and "London's Burning" on their Pearl Harbor '79 tour.

  5. Interviews: Bruce Springsteen Chats About 'Darkness' Interviews Bruce Springsteen Chats About 'Darkness' Jul 9, 1978 Interviews: Bruce Springsteen Chats About 'Darkness' Jul 9, 1978

    Though audibly uncomfortable with promoting himself, the Boss opens up for invaluable moments of candor in this chat, a must-listen for Bruce fans.

  6. 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.

  7. Rock: R.E.M. Unplugged at Shoreline Amphitheatre Rock R.E.M. Unplugged at Shoreline Amphitheatre Shoreline Amphitheatre Oct 17, 1998 Rock: R.E.M. Unplugged at Shoreline Amphitheatre Shoreline Amphitheatre | Oct 17, 1998 watch video

    Michael Stipe leads the band on acoustic versions of "Losing My Religion," "Man on the Moon" and "Country Feedback" in 1998.

  8. Rock: Charles Mingus' Fiery Tongue Rock Charles Mingus' Fiery Tongue Grande Parade du Jazz Jul 13, 1977 Rock: Charles Mingus' Fiery Tongue Grande Parade du Jazz | Jul 13, 1977

    Charles Mingus lets the F word fly more than once during this exciting set in Nice, France, just one year before he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease.

  9. Rock: The Animals, Reunited Rock The Animals, Reunited Royal Oak Music Theatre Nov 29, 1983 Rock: The Animals, Reunited Royal Oak Music Theatre | Nov 29, 1983

    This three-hour show was recorded during The Animals' second reunion tour. It features all original performers and timeless hits.

  10. Folk & Bluegrass: 'Rocky Mountain High' with John Denver Folk & Bluegrass 'Rocky Mountain High' with John Denver Ethel Kennedy Residence Aug 29, 1972 Folk & Bluegrass: 'Rocky Mountain High' with John Denver Ethel Kennedy Residence | Aug 29, 1972

    John Denver kicks off a short set from 1972 with his soon-to-be classic "Rocky Mountain High," which was recorded just weeks before this performance.

  11. Blues: Robert Randolph in the Spirit Blues Robert Randolph in the Spirit Big Orange Studios Nov 22, 2010 Blues: Robert Randolph in the Spirit Big Orange Studios | Nov 22, 2010

    Randolph has earned his place among the all-time pedal steel greats, now hear him dive headfirst into the groove at this righteous Daytrotter session.

  12. Rock: Huey Lewis Wants a New Drug Rock Huey Lewis Wants a New Drug Slim's May 23, 1989 Rock: Huey Lewis Wants a New Drug Slim's | May 23, 1989 watch video

    The soulful singer leads the News on their hit song from Sports and covers of "Lets Go Get Stoned" and "Working In a Coal Mine" in 1989.

  13. Interviews: Townshend on Townshend in 1982 Interviews Townshend on Townshend in 1982 Jun 21, 1982 Interviews: Townshend on Townshend in 1982 Jun 21, 1982

    Pete's been making the rounds in support of his new autobiography, but the press tour is nothing new to the opinionated songwriter.

  14. Indie: The Paper Kites' Daytrotter Session Indie The Paper Kites' Daytrotter Session Futureappletree Jan 1, 2014 Indie: The Paper Kites' Daytrotter Session Futureappletree | Jan 1, 2014

    The indie-folk band from Melbourne, Australia performs tunes from their debut album States in this 2014 set at Futureappletree Studio.

  15. Country: Dolly Parton's NYC Debut Country Dolly Parton's NYC Debut Bottom Line May 14, 1977 Country: Dolly Parton's NYC Debut Bottom Line | May 14, 1977

    The country star was the hottest ticket in the Big Apple during her breakthrough three-night engagement at the Bottom Line in 1977.

  16. Blues: Mississippi Fred McDowell's Delta Blues Blues Mississippi Fred McDowell's Delta Blues Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Blues: Mississippi Fred McDowell's Delta Blues Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    The bottleneck slide guitarist performs chilling renditions of "Shake "Em On Down" and "Worried Life Blues" at the 1968 Newport Folk Festival.

  17. Comedy: Weird Al Yankovic's Twisted Ditties Comedy Weird Al Yankovic's Twisted Ditties Trafalmadore Mar 10, 1984 Comedy: Weird Al Yankovic's Twisted Ditties Trafalmadore | Mar 10, 1984

    The parodist-accordianist takes on Michael Jackson ("Eat It"), Jim Croce ("If I Could Make Love to a Bottle") and others in this '84 concert.

  18. Comedy: An Aqua Teen Hunger Force Christmas Comedy An Aqua Teen Hunger Force Christmas Daytrotter Studio Dec 22, 2009 Comedy: An Aqua Teen Hunger Force Christmas Daytrotter Studio | Dec 22, 2009

    Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad perform "I Sure Hope I Don't Have to Beat Your Ass This Christmas" in this 2009 Daytrotter session.

  19. Indie: The Bacon Brothers at Paste Studios Indie The Bacon Brothers at Paste Studios Paste Studios Jul 19, 2016 Indie: The Bacon Brothers at Paste Studios Paste Studios | Jul 19, 2016 watch video

    Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael perform George Harrison's "If I Needed Someone" and the title track of their 36 Cents in a 2016 video.

  20. Rock: New From the Vault: Talking Heads, '79 Rock New From the Vault: Talking Heads, '79 Berklee Performance Center Aug 24, 1979 Rock: New From the Vault: Talking Heads, '79 Berklee Performance Center | Aug 24, 1979

    David Byrne leads the edgy art-rock band on tunes from Fear of Music in this now-complete set previously featured only in part.

  21. Rock: Deep Purple Rockin' Long Beach Rock Deep Purple Rockin' Long Beach Long Beach Arena Feb 27, 1976 Rock: Deep Purple Rockin' Long Beach Long Beach Arena | Feb 27, 1976

    This recording marks the return of Deep Purple in the Mark IV version, including vocalist David Coverdale, guitarist Tommy Bolin & bassist Glenn Hughes.

  22. Rock: Galactic's N'awlins Funk Party Rock Galactic's N'awlins Funk Party Calaveras County Fairgrounds May 24, 1998 Rock: Galactic's N'awlins Funk Party Calaveras County Fairgrounds | May 24, 1998

    Drummer Stanton Moore fuels the groove and vocalist Theryl DeClouet provides the soul on this 1998 set of tunes from Crazyhorse Mongoose.

  23. Rock: Heart Rocks Seattle in '78 Rock Heart Rocks Seattle in '78 Seattle Center Coliseum Dec 31, 1978 Rock: Heart Rocks Seattle in '78 Seattle Center Coliseum | Dec 31, 1978

    The Wilson sisters' new album Fanatic drops today. Hear them blow away these Seattle Center Coliseum fanatics on New Year's Eve, 1978.

  24. Rock: Bryan Adams Got His First Real 6-String Rock Bryan Adams Got His First Real 6-String Giants Stadium Jun 15, 1986 Rock: Bryan Adams Got His First Real 6-String Giants Stadium | Jun 15, 1986 watch video

    Rock like it's the "Summer of '69" and catch this hot concert at Giants Stadium in 1986.

  25. Jazz: New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra Jazz New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra New Orleans Apr 1, 1977 Jazz: New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra New Orleans | Apr 1, 1977

    The revival band plays jazz and ragtime tunes like "Old King Tut" and "Lena from Palasteena" at the '77 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

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  1. Comedy: Remembering Jackie Moms Mabley Comedy Remembering Jackie Moms Mabley Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1964 Comedy: Remembering Jackie Moms Mabley Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 5, 1964

    The pioneering comedienne is the subject of a new documentary by Whoopi Goldberg which premieres tonight on HBO. Hear her in '64.

  2. Rock: Just Added: Mountain at the Ritz, '85 Rock Just Added: Mountain at the Ritz, '85 Ritz Jun 5, 1985 Rock: Just Added: Mountain at the Ritz, '85 Ritz | Jun 5, 1985

    Guitarist Leslie West leads the group on their early '70s hits "Mississippi Queen," "Nantucket Sleigh Ride" and "Theme For an Imaginary Western."

  3. Indie: Robyn Hitchock Solo at Tramps Indie Robyn Hitchock Solo at Tramps Tramps Aug 17, 1999 Indie: Robyn Hitchock Solo at Tramps Tramps | Aug 17, 1999

    The eccentric Brit singer-songwriter performs surreal-comedic ditties like "Don't Talk To Me About Gene Hackman" and "The Cheese Alarm."

  4. Country: Terri Gibbs in Knoxville, 1983 Country Terri Gibbs in Knoxville, 1983 Knoxville Coliseum Jan 21, 1983 Country: Terri Gibbs in Knoxville, 1983 Knoxville Coliseum | Jan 21, 1983

    The singer performs her hits "Mis'ry River" and "Somebody's Knockin'" and delivers soulful covers of "It's All Over Now" and "What'd I Say."

  5. Blues: Eric Clapton, Strictly the Blues Blues Eric Clapton, Strictly the Blues Blues: Eric Clapton, Strictly the Blues Eric Clapton -- Strictly the Blues

    Slowhand digs deep on his trusty Fender Stratocaster in this set of tunes by Willie Dixon, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson and Otis Rush.

  6. Country: New Release: Hank Williams Jr. in Dayton Country New Release: Hank Williams Jr. in Dayton Hara Arena Sep 12, 1981 Country: New Release: Hank Williams Jr. in Dayton Hara Arena | Sep 12, 1981

    The outlaw country star (aka Bocephus) performs "Whiskey Bent and Hellbound" and honors his Daddy on "If You Don't Like Hank Williams."

  7. Rock: NEW: Pousette-Dart Band on Rhode Island Rock NEW: Pousette-Dart Band on Rhode Island Sir Morgan's Cove Nov 8, 1979 Rock: NEW: Pousette-Dart Band on Rhode Island Sir Morgan's Cove | Nov 8, 1979

    Guitarist-singer Jon Pousette-Dart leads the pop-rock group on "Long Legs," "Gotta Get Away" and other tunes from Never Enough.

  8. Rock: Hooks From the Vault: USA Edition Rock Hooks From the Vault: USA Edition Rock: Hooks From the Vault: USA Edition Hooks From the Vault: USA Edition

    Hear hookmeisters John Fogerty, John Hiatt, Warren Zevon, Bruce Springsteen, Marshall Crenshaw and others in this 3-hour playlist.

  9. Rock: The Nice Cranks Their Hammond to 11 Rock The Nice Cranks Their Hammond to 11 Fillmore West Dec 12, 1969 Rock: The Nice Cranks Their Hammond to 11 Fillmore West | Dec 12, 1969

    Ever wonder what a Hammond organ might sound like plugged into a pile of Marshall amps? Let The Nice enlighten you.

  10. Indie: The Whigs, Athens' Favorite Power Trio Indie The Whigs, Athens' Favorite Power Trio Daytrotter Studio Sep 18, 2012 Indie: The Whigs, Athens' Favorite Power Trio Daytrotter Studio | Sep 18, 2012

    Athens, GA's The Whigs storm into Daytrotter to unleash a set of fuzzed-out rock & roll and prove sometimes all you need is a guitar, bass and drums.

  11. Jazz: Nat Adderley at the Village Vanguard, '81 Jazz Nat Adderley at the Village Vanguard, '81 Village Vanguard Jun 25, 1981 Jazz: Nat Adderley at the Village Vanguard, '81 Village Vanguard | Jun 25, 1981

    The cornetist and trumpeter leads an all-star quintet on his "Work Song" and Billy Strayhorn's "Chelsea Bridge" at the hallowed NYC venue.

  12. Jazz: Cool Cat School Jazz Cool Cat School Newport Jazz Festival Jul 16, 1955 Jazz: Cool Cat School Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 16, 1955

    Chet Baker, of the West Coast school of cool jazz, parlayed his trumpeting into restrained, tortured, smooth romanticism.

  13. Rock: NEW: Joe "King" Carrasco & The Crowns Rock NEW: Joe "King" Carrasco & The Crowns Paradise Dec 11, 1980 Rock: NEW: Joe "King" Carrasco & The Crowns Paradise | Dec 11, 1980

    The Tex-Mex new wave band performs "Party Doll," "Party Weekend" and the classic "96 Tears" on this Son of Stiff tour from 1980.

  14. Rock: Just Added: NRBQ at The Hedges, '73 Rock Just Added: NRBQ at The Hedges, '73 Hedges Dec 16, 1973 Rock: Just Added: NRBQ at The Hedges, '73 Hedges | Dec 16, 1973

    The classic lineup (Al Anderson, Terry Adams, Joey Spampinato, Tom Staley) plays "RC Cola and a Moon Pie" and Sun Ra's "Rocket Number 9."

  15. Rock: Video: Big Brother & the Holding Company Rock Video: Big Brother & the Holding Company San Francisco Aug 16, 1968 Rock: Video: Big Brother & the Holding Company San Francisco | Aug 16, 1968 watch video

    This rare 1968 documentary of the group intersperses interview and studio performance footage featuring the late, great singer Janis Joplin.

  16. Rock: Tower of Power Funkin' at the Fillmore, '71 Rock Tower of Power Funkin' at the Fillmore, '71 Fillmore West Mar 6, 1971 Rock: Tower of Power Funkin' at the Fillmore, '71 Fillmore West | Mar 6, 1971

    The Bay Area horn band, fueled by drummer Dave Garibaldi and bassist Rocco Prestia, premieres tunes from their debut album, East Bay Grease.

  17. Rock: Video: Elvis Costello & the Attractions Rock Video: Elvis Costello & the Attractions Rock: Video: Elvis Costello & the Attractions

    Watch or listen to this set featuring the new wave hero and his original backing band rocking the Capitol Theatre in May of '78.

  18. Indie: The Walkmen Return to CMJ Indie The Walkmen Return to CMJ Independent Feb 27, 2008 Indie: The Walkmen Return to CMJ Independent | Feb 27, 2008 watch video

    Over the last ten years the Walkmen have become as synonymous with NYC as the CMJ festival itself. Prep for their gig at Terminal 5 with this show from 2008.

  19. Blues: Fred McDowell at Newport Folk Festival, '68 Blues Fred McDowell at Newport Folk Festival, '68 Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Blues: Fred McDowell at Newport Folk Festival, '68 Newport Folk Festival | Jul 27, 1968

    The Mississippi blues singer and slide guitarist performs the country blues classics "Shake 'Em on Down" and "Cornfield Blues."

  20. Rock: Shaky Knees Festival Playlist Rock Shaky Knees Festival Playlist Rock: Shaky Knees Festival Playlist Shaky Knees Festival Playlist

    You can't go wrong with Gary Clark Jr., Jim James & Vintage Trouble. Check out the inaugural lineup from Atlanta's newest music event.

  21. Rock: Joe Cocker's Feelin' Alright Rock Joe Cocker's Feelin' Alright Tower Theater May 1, 1976 Rock: Joe Cocker's Feelin' Alright Tower Theater | May 1, 1976

    This set from ‘76 blends Joe’s bluesy voice and a reggae-influenced rhythm section. With Gordon Edwards & Steve Gadd behind you, anything’s possible.

  22. Folk & Bluegrass: John Fahey at the Great American Music Hall Folk & Bluegrass John Fahey at the Great American Music Hall Great American Music Hall Aug 8, 1975 Folk & Bluegrass: John Fahey at the Great American Music Hall Great American Music Hall | Aug 8, 1975

    Drawing on American roots music and other international influences, Fahey's music has an otherworldly effect; fall under the spell with this 1975 set.

  23. Rock: Boz Scaggs at Radio City Music Hall Rock Boz Scaggs at Radio City Music Hall Radio City Music Hall Apr 5, 1981 Rock: Boz Scaggs at Radio City Music Hall Radio City Music Hall | Apr 5, 1981

    Hear Boz back on the road in '81 with his insanely tight band, fleshing out the second half of this pristine set with Silk Degrees-era hits.

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