Concert Vault
  1. Rock: Rage Against the Machine Rock Rage Against the Machine Woodstock 99 East Stage Jul 24, 1999 Rock: Rage Against the Machine Woodstock 99 East Stage | Jul 24, 1999 watch video

    While many bands in the '90s were clearly influenced by punk rock's naked aggression, Rage brought back the political ideology, too.

  2. Rock: New From the Vault: Saxon Invades Boston Rock New From the Vault: Saxon Invades Boston Paradise Feb 12, 1986 Rock: New From the Vault: Saxon Invades Boston Paradise | Feb 12, 1986

    Singer Biff Byford leads the British heavy metal band on new tunes from their platinum-selling Innocence Is No Excuse in this 1986 set.

  3. Comedy: Aqua Teen Hunger Force for Xmas Comedy Aqua Teen Hunger Force for Xmas Daytrotter Studio Dec 22, 2009 Comedy: Aqua Teen Hunger Force for Xmas Daytrotter Studio | Dec 22, 2009

    The Teens dropped by Daytrotter to spread some holiday cheer, and some boogers. Neighbor Glenn Danzig, sadly, does not appear.

  4. Blues: George Thorogood at The Warfield in '85 Blues George Thorogood at The Warfield in '85 Warfield Theatre Feb 23, 1985 Blues: George Thorogood at The Warfield in '85 Warfield Theatre | Feb 23, 1985

    Yessir, Delaware George is on tour this fall including a few dates with Hank Jr. Here's some classic mid-'80s Destroyers.

  5. Blues: Johnny Winter's Blazing Guitar Licks Blues Johnny Winter's Blazing Guitar Licks Parr Meadows Sep 7, 1979 Blues: Johnny Winter's Blazing Guitar Licks Parr Meadows | Sep 7, 1979

    The Texas guitar slinger tears it up with his power trio in this 1979 concert celebrating Woodstock's 10th anniversary.

  6. Indie: 2,000 Daytrotter Sessions! Indie 2,000 Daytrotter Sessions! Good Danny's Jun 1, 2011 Indie: 2,000 Daytrotter Sessions! Good Danny's | Jun 1, 2011

    Daytrotter has reached another milestone and is celebrating with a brand new session from Rock Island regulars, Delta Spirit.

  7. Rock: Mahavishnu Orchestra in Cleveland, '73 Rock Mahavishnu Orchestra in Cleveland, '73 Case Western Reserve University Feb 17, 1973 Rock: Mahavishnu Orchestra in Cleveland, '73 Case Western Reserve University | Feb 17, 1973

    Guitar hero John McLaughlin leads the fusion juggernaut on "Birds of Fire," "Miles Beyond" and "The Dance of Maya" in this thunderous set.

  8. Rock: Leon Russell's Raspy Rock Rock Leon Russell's Raspy Rock Fillmore East Nov 20, 1970 Rock: Leon Russell's Raspy Rock Fillmore East | Nov 20, 1970

    The smoothness of his piano and the roughness of his voice make Leon Russell performances memorable like no other.

  9. Rock: Just Added: Joe Cocker in Central Park, 1980 Rock Just Added: Joe Cocker in Central Park, 1980 Central Park Jul 12, 1980 Rock: Just Added: Joe Cocker in Central Park, 1980 Central Park | Jul 12, 1980

    The Brit singer covers Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale," The Box Tops' "The Letter" and the Beatles' "A Little Help From My Friends."

  10. Rock: Traffic at Winterland, '73 Rock Traffic at Winterland, '73 Winterland Jan 26, 1973 Rock: Traffic at Winterland, '73 Winterland | Jan 26, 1973

    Steve Winwood leads the Brit group on the classic "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and tunes from their new album Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory.

  11. Jazz: Woody Herman's Thundering Herd Jazz Woody Herman's Thundering Herd Carnegie Hall Jul 5, 1975 Jazz: Woody Herman's Thundering Herd Carnegie Hall | Jul 5, 1975

    The clarinetist and Swing era big band icon was born 101 years ago. Hear his orchestra play "Woodchopper's Ball" in 1975.

  12. Rock: Billy Joel Plays for Leningrad Rock Billy Joel Plays for Leningrad Lenin Sports And Concert Complex Aug 2, 1987 Rock: Billy Joel Plays for Leningrad Lenin Sports And Concert Complex | Aug 2, 1987

    Billy Joel was one of the first major American rock performers to play in the Soviet Union since the Berlin Wall was erected.

  13. Interviews: Time With Tina Turner Interviews Time With Tina Turner Jan 20, 1985 Interviews: Time With Tina Turner Jan 20, 1985

    Learn a thing or two from the crowned Queen of Rock with this personal interview, only a year after her hit "What's Love Got to Do With It?"

  14. Country: Flying Burrito Brothers at the Bottom Line Country Flying Burrito Brothers at the Bottom Line Bottom Line Mar 1, 1977 Country: Flying Burrito Brothers at the Bottom Line Bottom Line | Mar 1, 1977

    A 1977 edition of the country rock band plays Merle Haggard's "White Line Fever" and Leadbelly's cocaine anthem, "Take a Whiff On Me."

  15. Country: Crooks Have Sad Songs on Their Mind Country Crooks Have Sad Songs on Their Mind Big Orange Studios Feb 8, 2011 Country: Crooks Have Sad Songs on Their Mind Big Orange Studios | Feb 8, 2011

    Austin,TX, honkey-tonkers Crooks know a few things about heartbreak, and their remedy is more whiskey. Listen to their great Daytrotter session from 2011 here.

  16. Rock: Train Rolls Into Fillmore Auditorium Rock Train Rolls Into Fillmore Auditorium Fillmore Auditorium Nov 3, 2000 Rock: Train Rolls Into Fillmore Auditorium Fillmore Auditorium | Nov 3, 2000 watch video

    In 2000 Train was at the top of their game. In the coming year they would put out "Drops of Jupiter" and win the Grammy for Best Rock Song.

  17. Jazz: Uncut: Eubie Blake in New Orleans Jazz Uncut: Eubie Blake in New Orleans New Orleans Apr 1, 1977 Jazz: Uncut: Eubie Blake in New Orleans New Orleans | Apr 1, 1977

    The remarkable ragtime piano master performs ebullient ditties like "Troublesome Ivories," "Chevy Chase" and "Charleston Rag" at age 94.

  18. Blues: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band at Winterland Blues The Paul Butterfield Blues Band at Winterland Winterland Sep 30, 1966 Blues: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band at Winterland Winterland | Sep 30, 1966

    In 1966 the band was performing electric blues-based music that was perhaps the most complex and adventurous at the time.

  19. Country: Uncut: Willie Nelson at Tramps, '99 Country Uncut: Willie Nelson at Tramps, '99 Tramps Feb 9, 1999 Country: Uncut: Willie Nelson at Tramps, '99 Tramps | Feb 9, 1999

    The country music superstar performs Django Reinhardt's "Nuages" and a lovely instrumental version of "Night And Day" in this 2-1/2 hour set.

  20. Indie: The Return of Vampire Weekend Indie The Return of Vampire Weekend Daytrotter Studio Oct 22, 2007 Indie: The Return of Vampire Weekend Daytrotter Studio | Oct 22, 2007

    It's official: Vampire Weekend's long-awaited third album will be dropping this May. While we wait, listen to their debut Daytrotter session from 2007.

  21. Rock: Steely Dan's London Premiere Rock Steely Dan's London Premiere Rainbow Theatre May 20, 1974 Rock: Steely Dan's London Premiere Rainbow Theatre | May 20, 1974

    The original lineup performs the revved up "Bodhisattva," the Latin-tinged "Do It Again" and the rockin' "Reeliin' In The Years" in 1974.

  22. Rock: Video: Cheap Trick at the Capitol, 1980 Rock Video: Cheap Trick at the Capitol, 1980 Capitol Theatre Mar 29, 1980 Rock: Video: Cheap Trick at the Capitol, 1980 Capitol Theatre | Mar 29, 1980 watch video

    The iconic power-pop band performs material from Dream Police along with their hits "Surrender" and "I Want You To Want Me."

  23. Rock: Rick Wakeman's Keyboard Flourishes Rock Rick Wakeman's Keyboard Flourishes Rock: Rick Wakeman's Keyboard Flourishes Rick Wakeman Birthday Playlist

    Hear the prog-rock pioneer in concert as a leader (1975), with Yes (1978) and with Anderson/Bruford/Wakeman/Howe (1989).

  24. Comedy: Monty Python's Flying Circus in NYC Comedy Monty Python's Flying Circus in NYC City Center Apr 23, 1976 Comedy: Monty Python's Flying Circus in NYC City Center | Apr 23, 1976

    Hear the Brit comedy troupe perform "The Lumberjack Song" and other hilarious bits like "Travel Agent" and "Nudge Nudge" in this '76 show.

  25. Rock: Dee Dee Gets His Due Rock Dee Dee Gets His Due Winterland Dec 28, 1978 Rock: Dee Dee Gets His Due Winterland | Dec 28, 1978 watch video

    The founding Ramone is getting a posthumous gallery exhibit for his art courtesy of renowned street artist Shepard Fairey. Here Dee Dee practices his other art.

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  1. Blues: Robert Cray's Searing Confessions Blues Robert Cray's Searing Confessions Auditorium Shores May 25, 1987 Blues: Robert Cray's Searing Confessions Auditorium Shores | May 25, 1987

    The guitarist-singer performs tunes from his breakthrough album Strong Persuader and premieres Don't Be Afraid of the Dark in 1987.

  2. Folk & Bluegrass: Pentangle Plays Berkeley, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass Pentangle Plays Berkeley, 1970 Berkeley Community Theatre May 29, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: Pentangle Plays Berkeley, 1970 Berkeley Community Theatre | May 29, 1970

    The rootsy British quintet, featuring guitarists John Renbourn and Bert Jansch and singer Jacqui McShee, blends Celtic, blues and jazz flavors.

  3. Jazz: Uncut: Dewey Redman Five, 1974 Jazz Uncut: Dewey Redman Five, 1974 Newport Jazz Festival New York Jun 29, 1974 Jazz: Uncut: Dewey Redman Five, 1974 Newport Jazz Festival New York | Jun 29, 1974

    The avant garde tenor saxophonist performs material from his Impulse release The Ear of the Behearer at the '74 Newport Jazz Festival.

  4. Rock: Desmond Child & Rouge at Paradise, '79 Rock Desmond Child & Rouge at Paradise, '79 Paradise Mar 29, 1979 Rock: Desmond Child & Rouge at Paradise, '79 Paradise | Mar 29, 1979

    The singer-songwriter performs "Our Love Is Insane" and "Last of an Ancient Breed" (from the movie The Warriors) in this set from Boston.

  5. Rock: Girlschool! Rock Girlschool! Brass A. Jan 12, 1984 Rock: Girlschool! Brass A. | Jan 12, 1984

    At the forefront of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Girlschool are the British Runaways.

  6. Rock: Ike & Tina Turner at Newport, 1970 Rock Ike & Tina Turner at Newport, 1970 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 11, 1970 Rock: Ike & Tina Turner at Newport, 1970 Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 11, 1970

    The husband-wife team delivers a scintillating set that includes covers of "Respect," "Land of 1,000 Dances" and "Honky Tonk Women."

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Interviews: Joe Cocker's Stories from the Road Interviews Joe Cocker's Stories from the Road Jul 23, 1989 Interviews: Joe Cocker's Stories from the Road Jul 23, 1989

    In the midst of a 1989 European tour, JC took time to talk shop with World of Rock radio host Scott Muni.

  10. Rock: Tears for Fears Shout It Out Rock Tears for Fears Shout It Out Hammersmith Odeon Jun 10, 1985 Rock: Tears for Fears Shout It Out Hammersmith Odeon | Jun 10, 1985

    The new wave band, led by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, plays their hits "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and "Shout" in 1985.

  11. Comedy: Monty Python Live at City Center Comedy Monty Python Live at City Center City Center Apr 23, 1976 Comedy: Monty Python Live at City Center City Center | Apr 23, 1976

    The zany and innovative British comedy troupe performs classic bits like "Nudge, Nudge" and "Pet Shop" in this 1976 NYC show.

  12. 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.

  13. Rock: The Blasters in London, '82 Rock The Blasters in London, '82 London, England Aug 29, 1982 Rock: The Blasters in London, '82 London, England | Aug 29, 1982

    Brothers Dave and Phil Alvin bring their 'American Music', including revved-up renditions of "This Is It" and "Marie Marie," across the pond.

  14. Rock: Gov't Mule at Tramps, 1996 Rock Gov't Mule at Tramps, 1996 Tramps Jul 15, 1996 Rock: Gov't Mule at Tramps, 1996 Tramps | Jul 15, 1996

    Guitarist Warren Haynes jams with bassist Allen Woody and drummer Matt Abts on tunes by Zappa, Beatles, Hendrix, Dylan and Mose Allison.

  15. Jazz: Machito Meets Tito Puente at Newport '78 Jazz Machito Meets Tito Puente at Newport '78 Avery Fisher Hall Jun 24, 1978 Jazz: Machito Meets Tito Puente at Newport '78 Avery Fisher Hall | Jun 24, 1978

    The Latin jazz pioneers combine orchestras on a commissioned work featuring guest Dizzy Gillespie for the festival's 25th anniversary.

  16. Rock: Michael Bolton Belts in Dallas Rock Michael Bolton Belts in Dallas Agora Ballroom Dallas May 14, 1983 Rock: Michael Bolton Belts in Dallas Agora Ballroom Dallas | May 14, 1983

    The pop singer showcases his powerful pipes on "Fool's Game" and other tunes from his self-titled Columbia Records debut in this '83 set.

  17. Indie: The Avett Brothers' Rich Blend Indie The Avett Brothers' Rich Blend Big Orange Studios Jul 27, 2009 Indie: The Avett Brothers' Rich Blend Big Orange Studios | Jul 27, 2009

    The two North Carolina siblings mix elements of folk and bluegrass on "Laundry Room" and "Paranoia in B Major" in this intimate 2009 session.

  18. Rock: Ryan Adams at the Beacon Theatre Rock Ryan Adams at the Beacon Theatre Beacon Theatre Jun 23, 2006 Rock: Ryan Adams at the Beacon Theatre Beacon Theatre | Jun 23, 2006

    In 2006 Ryan Adams headed to the Beacon and performed three songs as part of a benefit for Arthur Lee from the group Love.

  19. Rock: Wayne Cochran vs. Mitch Ryder Rock Wayne Cochran vs. Mitch Ryder Rock: Wayne Cochran vs. Mitch Ryder Wayne Cochran vs. Mitch Ryder

    The two wildmen of rock 'n' roll - Cochran with his C.C. Riders and Ryder with his Detroit Wheels - square off in this battle of the bands playlist.

  20. Indie: Playlist: Treasure Island Music Fest Indie Playlist: Treasure Island Music Fest Indie: Playlist: Treasure Island Music Fest Treasure Island Music Festival 2012

    Preview the lineup for San Francisco's October indie festival in the bay, including Ty Segall, Best Coast and more.

  21. Blues: B.B. King Gets a Star Blues B.B. King Gets a Star Fillmore East Jun 19, 1971 Blues: B.B. King Gets a Star Fillmore East | Jun 19, 1971

    The king of the blues got a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame 22 years ago today. Listen to him thrill the Fillmore in 1971.

  22. Indie: David Byrne + St. Vincent Playlist Indie David Byrne + St. Vincent Playlist Indie: David Byrne + St. Vincent Playlist David Byrne & St. Vincent

    Hear live tunes from former Talking Heads frontman Byrne and multi-instrumentalist St. Vincent, who collaborated on the new album Love This Giant.

  23. Interviews: U2 Trip Through Your Wires Interviews U2 Trip Through Your Wires Sep 8, 1987 Interviews: U2 Trip Through Your Wires Sep 8, 1987

    This 1987 radio interview features all four U2 members fielding questions from adoring fans, as well as a guest appearance by the Dalton Brothers!

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