Concert Vault
  1. Rock: Funk Fridays: Fishbone Unleashed Rock Funk Fridays: Fishbone Unleashed Tramps Aug 2, 1997 Rock: Funk Fridays: Fishbone Unleashed Tramps | Aug 2, 1997

    The L.A. punk-funk-ska band performs revved-up versions of "Bonin' in the Boneyard" and Curtis Mayfield's "Freddie's Dead" in this 1997 set.

  2. Country: B.J. Thomas' Pleasing Ditties Country B.J. Thomas' Pleasing Ditties Country: B.J. Thomas' Pleasing Ditties BJ Thomas Live 1984

    Hear the county-pop singer perform his hits "Hooked on a Feeling," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" and others in this 1984 set.

  3. Indie: Blake Mills Out On His Own Indie Blake Mills Out On His Own Daytrotter Studio Mar 16, 2010 Indie: Blake Mills Out On His Own Daytrotter Studio | Mar 16, 2010

    Blake Mills, currently the lead guitarist in Fiona Apple's touring band, has quite the songwriter chops himself. Listen to his Daytrotter Session from 2010.

  4. Comedy: The Happy Wanderers' Polka Party Comedy The Happy Wanderers' Polka Party Comedy: The Happy Wanderers' Polka Party The Shmenge Brothers' Polka Party

    Leutonia brothers Yosh and Stan Schmenge (John Candy and Eugene Levy) play "The Cabbage Rolls and Coffee Polka" at '86 Comic Relief.

  5. Rock: Jimmy Webb Solo at the Record Plant Rock Jimmy Webb Solo at the Record Plant Record Plant Nov 16, 1975 Rock: Jimmy Webb Solo at the Record Plant Record Plant | Nov 16, 1975

    The prolific songwriter, who is being feted tonight in an all-star concert at Carnegie Hall, performs his "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" in 1975.

  6. Rock: Everlasting Love for Natalie Cole Rock Everlasting Love for Natalie Cole Arie Crown Theatre May 27, 1977 Rock: Everlasting Love for Natalie Cole Arie Crown Theatre | May 27, 1977

    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.

  7. Rock: Rolling Stones Rock Chicago in '81 Rock Rolling Stones Rock Chicago in '81 Rosemont Horizon Nov 23, 1981 Rock: Rolling Stones Rock Chicago in '81 Rosemont Horizon | Nov 23, 1981

    The massive greatest hits comp GRRR! is available in both 50 and 80 track versions. Hear many of those hits in this marathon set.

  8. Indie: Australia's Tame Impala Ready New Album Indie Australia's Tame Impala Ready New Album Daytrotter Studio Oct 12, 2010 Indie: Australia's Tame Impala Ready New Album Daytrotter Studio | Oct 12, 2010

    Get familiar with fuzzy, psychedelic sounds of Australian rockers Tame Impala before their much-hyped second album Lonerism drops next week.

  9. Interviews: Understanding The Police in 1982 Interviews Understanding The Police in 1982 Oct 18, 1982 Interviews: Understanding The Police in 1982 Oct 18, 1982

    Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers paint three individual pictures of life in one of the world's biggest bands.

  10. Rock: The Meters Funk It Up in NOLA, 1970 Rock The Meters Funk It Up in NOLA, 1970 Beauregard Square Apr 25, 1970 Rock: The Meters Funk It Up in NOLA, 1970 Beauregard Square | Apr 25, 1970

    It doesn't get much funkier than when the Meters throw down in their hometown of New Orleans. Here they are playing the inaugural NOLA Jazz Fest.

  11. Rock: NEW: Joan Armatrading in Boston, '82 Rock NEW: Joan Armatrading in Boston, '82 Orpheum Theatre Feb 21, 1982 Rock: NEW: Joan Armatrading in Boston, '82 Orpheum Theatre | Feb 21, 1982

    The British singer-songwriter performs "I Can't Lie to Myself" and "Eating the Bear" from Walk Under Ladders at the Orpheum Theatre.

  12. 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.

  13. Folk & Bluegrass: Jeff Daniels' Daytrotter Session Folk & Bluegrass Jeff Daniels' Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Jun 2, 2008 Folk & Bluegrass: Jeff Daniels' Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Jun 2, 2008

    The acclaimed actor (Dumb and Dumber, The Newsroom, Something Wild) is also a prolific songwriter and accomplished fingerstyle guitarist.

  14. Jazz: New Release: Gil Evans Orchestra, 1973 Jazz New Release: Gil Evans Orchestra, 1973 Philharmonic Hall Jun 30, 1973 Jazz: New Release: Gil Evans Orchestra, 1973 Philharmonic Hall | Jun 30, 1973

    This rare performance at Philharmonic Hall, recorded just a month after Svengali, shows the adventurous band at the peak of its powers.

  15. Blues: Buddy Guy & Junior Wells at Newport, 1968 Blues Buddy Guy & Junior Wells at Newport, 1968 Newport Folk Festival Jul 28, 1968 Blues: Buddy Guy & Junior Wells at Newport, 1968 Newport Folk Festival | Jul 28, 1968

    The Dynamic Duo of the blues performs "Messin' With the Kid," "Checkin' on My Baby" and "Somebody Hoodooed the Hoodoo Man."

  16. Rock: Flamin' All Over Rock Flamin' All Over Fillmore West Jun 30, 1971 Rock: Flamin' All Over Fillmore West | Jun 30, 1971

    Unfairly relegated to cult status in the SF scene, the Flamin' Groovies in their prime delivered some powerful rock 'n' roll primitivism.

  17. Comedy: Video: Flying Karamazov Bros. in Oakland Comedy Video: Flying Karamazov Bros. in Oakland Oakland Auditorium Dec 31, 1981 Comedy: Video: Flying Karamazov Bros. in Oakland Oakland Auditorium | Dec 31, 1981 watch video

    The multi-faceted new vaudevillians from Santa Cruz perform their death-defying (and hilarious) juggling routines in this 1981 set.

  18. Blues: Video: Buddy Guy's Blistering Licks Blues Video: Buddy Guy's Blistering Licks Blues: Video: Buddy Guy's Blistering Licks

    The Chicago blues guitar hero plays his signature tunes "Damn Right, I've Got the Blues" and "Feels Like Rain" at Newport '94.

  19. Interviews: Joe Cocker on Beatlemania Interviews Joe Cocker on Beatlemania Jul 23, 1989 Interviews: Joe Cocker on Beatlemania Jul 23, 1989

    In this rare interview for the World of Rock radio show, Joe Cocker relates his Beatlemania experiences and fond memories of Woodstock.

  20. Indie: Andrew Bird's Engaging Ditties Indie Andrew Bird's Engaging Ditties Indie: Andrew Bird's Engaging Ditties

    The whistler-violinist with the massive cult following performs at Central Park in NYC tonight. Hear him in this 2007 Daytrotter session.

  21. Rock: On Tour This Fall: Vedder and Hansard Rock On Tour This Fall: Vedder and Hansard Rock: On Tour This Fall: Vedder and Hansard

    Hear Pearl Jam in '94 at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, and The Swell Season's '09 Daytrotter session.

  22. Rock: Black Sabbath's '78 Farewell Rock Black Sabbath's '78 Farewell Pittsburgh Civic Arena Sep 2, 1978 Rock: Black Sabbath's '78 Farewell Pittsburgh Civic Arena | Sep 2, 1978

    Prior to more recent reunions, the original lineup of Sabbath performed their last concert together this day in 1978. Hear them earlier in that same tour.

  23. Rock: Video: Eddie Van Halen Erupts in Toronto Rock Video: Eddie Van Halen Erupts in Toronto Toronto Aug 19, 1995 Rock: Video: Eddie Van Halen Erupts in Toronto Toronto | Aug 19, 1995 watch video

    See the guitar hero perform an outrageous unaccompanied medley of "Eruption/Spanish Fly/Cathedral" in this Van Halen concert from 1995.

  24. Blues: Freddie King's Scorching Six-String Assault Blues Freddie King's Scorching Six-String Assault Ash Grove Aug 25, 1970 Blues: Freddie King's Scorching Six-String Assault Ash Grove | Aug 25, 1970

    Few guitarists could rival "The Texas Cannonball" for sheer intensity. Hear his ferocious attack on this smoking Ash Grove set from 1970.

  25. Country: Emmylou's Song for Graham Country Emmylou's Song for Graham New Victoria Theatre Nov 25, 1975 Country: Emmylou's Song for Graham New Victoria Theatre | Nov 25, 1975

    This early recording of Emmylou in '75 features a stirring rendition of "Boulders to Birmingham," a song about the death of her mentor, Gram Parsons.

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  1. Rock: The Kinks in 1977 Rock The Kinks in 1977 Winterland Feb 19, 1977 Rock: The Kinks in 1977 Winterland | Feb 19, 1977

    This classic Kinks performance covers all the bases, from the raw simplicity of "You Really Got Me" to the deep introspective beauty of "Waterloo Sunset."

  2. Rock: Jerry Lee Lewis' 'Great Balls Of Fire' Rock Jerry Lee Lewis' 'Great Balls Of Fire' E.M. Lowes Theater Oct 5, 1984 Rock: Jerry Lee Lewis' 'Great Balls Of Fire' E.M. Lowes Theater | Oct 5, 1984

    Sun Records released Jerry Lee Lewis' ubiquitous hit 'Great Balls Of Fire' 55 years ago today. Hear an amazing live version towards the end of this 1984 set.

  3. Folk & Bluegrass: Don McLean at the Bottom Line, '77 Folk & Bluegrass Don McLean at the Bottom Line, '77 Bottom Line Feb 18, 1977 Folk & Bluegrass: Don McLean at the Bottom Line, '77 Bottom Line | Feb 18, 1977

    The singer-songwriter performs his classic "American Pie" along with Buddy Holly's "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" in this intimate solo set.

  4. Rock: Robin Lane & the Chartbusters at Paradise Rock Robin Lane & the Chartbusters at Paradise Paradise Apr 15, 1980 Rock: Robin Lane & the Chartbusters at Paradise Paradise | Apr 15, 1980

    The singer-songwriter leads the Boston new wave band on "Why Do You Tell Lies" and "When Things Go Wrong" from their 1980 debut album.

  5. Rock: Neil Young at the Fillmore East Rock Neil Young at the Fillmore East Fillmore East Mar 6, 1970 Rock: Neil Young at the Fillmore East Fillmore East | Mar 6, 1970

    The Godfather of Grunge delivers intense versions of "Cinammon Girl" and "Down By The River" with Crazy Horse in 1970.

  6. Country: Tax Advice From Johnny Paycheck Country Tax Advice From Johnny Paycheck West Palm Beach Nov 6, 1982 Country: Tax Advice From Johnny Paycheck West Palm Beach | Nov 6, 1982

    As the joys of tax season are upon us again, hear JP's thoughts about where the IRS can stick their 1040 forms.

  7. Jazz: A Tribute to the John Kirby Sextet Jazz A Tribute to the John Kirby Sextet Carnegie Hall May 25, 1974 Jazz: A Tribute to the John Kirby Sextet Carnegie Hall | May 25, 1974

    Trumpeter-arranger Sy Oliver leads a group featuring vocalist Maxine Sullivan in this "52nd Street Revisited" program from 1974.

  8. Jazz: Freddie Hubbard at Carnegie Hall, '72 Jazz Freddie Hubbard at Carnegie Hall, '72 Carnegie Hall Jul 4, 1972 Jazz: Freddie Hubbard at Carnegie Hall, '72 Carnegie Hall | Jul 4, 1972

    The great trumpeter was at the peak of his powers in this set which has him stretching on the Stylistics' "People Make the World Go Round."

  9. Blues: 'Goodbye, Newport Blues' Blues 'Goodbye, Newport Blues' Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1960 Blues: 'Goodbye, Newport Blues' Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 3, 1960

    This not-to-be-missed show is a symposium on the blues moderated by Langston Hughes and featuring Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker & more.

  10. Rock: Bootsy Collins at Tramps, '94 Rock Bootsy Collins at Tramps, '94 Tramps Sep 28, 1994 Rock: Bootsy Collins at Tramps, '94 Tramps | Sep 28, 1994

    The bassist-singer-funkateer stretches out with his Rubber Band on P-Funk anthems like "One Nation Under a Groove" and "Flashlight."

  11. Blues: Memphis Slim Soaked In Blues Blues Memphis Slim Soaked In Blues Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1965 Blues: Memphis Slim Soaked In Blues Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1965

    With Slim behind the piano, this show from the '65 Newport Jazz Fest is haunting. Listen to the powerful version of "I Cry and Sing the Blues."

  12. 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.

  13. Rock: New Release: Pink Floyd in '88 Rock New Release: Pink Floyd in '88 Nassau Coliseum Aug 20, 1988 Rock: New Release: Pink Floyd in '88 Nassau Coliseum | Aug 20, 1988

    Experience the Gilmour, Wright & Mason lineup closing out the North American leg of their Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour on Long Island.

  14. Rock: Long Tall Marcia Ball at Tramps, '97 Rock Long Tall Marcia Ball at Tramps, '97 Tramps Oct 17, 1997 Rock: Long Tall Marcia Ball at Tramps, '97 Tramps | Oct 17, 1997

    The two-fisted boogie woogie piano queen and singer blends Texas blues and swamp rock on "Red Beans," "Big Shot" and "Crawfishin'."

  15. Rock: NEW: Girlschool at Paradise, '82 Rock NEW: Girlschool at Paradise, '82 Paradise Apr 10, 1982 Rock: NEW: Girlschool at Paradise, '82 Paradise | Apr 10, 1982

    The still-active, all-female British heavy metal band plays "The Hunter" from Hit and Run and "Hellrazor" from Screaming Blue Murder.

  16. Rock: Bourgeois Tagg in San Jose, 1987 Rock Bourgeois Tagg in San Jose, 1987 Club Oasis San Jose Nov 17, 1987 Rock: Bourgeois Tagg in San Jose, 1987 Club Oasis San Jose | Nov 17, 1987

    The multi-platinum-selling band performs tunes from their second album Yoyo and covers the Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows."

  17. 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.

  18. Jazz: Cannonball Adderley at Newport '60 Jazz Cannonball Adderley at Newport '60 Newport Jazz Festival Jun 30, 1960 Jazz: Cannonball Adderley at Newport '60 Newport Jazz Festival | Jun 30, 1960

    The big man with the big alto sax sound joins with brother Nat, Barry Harris, Sam Jones and Louis Hayes on this burning hard bop set.

  19. 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.

  20. Rock: Mr. Mister's 'Broken Wings' Rock Mr. Mister's 'Broken Wings' Ritz Dec 14, 1985 Rock: Mr. Mister's 'Broken Wings' Ritz | Dec 14, 1985 watch video

    Hear Mr. Mister's now classic #1 hit 'Broken Wings,' played less than 3 months after it came out in 1985.

  21. 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.

  22. Jazz: Sun Ra Travels the Spaceways Jazz Sun Ra Travels the Spaceways Carnegie Hall Jul 6, 1973 Jazz: Sun Ra Travels the Spaceways Carnegie Hall | Jul 6, 1973

    The intergalactic traveler, pianist-bandleader and avant garde pioneer performs "Space is the Place" with his Arkestra in this 1973 concert.

  23. Blues: Big Jack Johnson's Electrified Blues Blues Big Jack Johnson's Electrified Blues Tramps May 8, 1998 Blues: Big Jack Johnson's Electrified Blues Tramps | May 8, 1998

    The Mississippi-born guitarist-singer, nicknamed the Oil Man, performs raw Delta numbers like "I'm Goin' Away, Baby" in a '98 set.

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