Concert Vault
  1. Comedy: Cheech and Chong Light Up the Bowl Comedy Cheech and Chong Light Up the Bowl Cotton Bowl Jul 1, 1978 Comedy: Cheech and Chong Light Up the Bowl Cotton Bowl | Jul 1, 1978

    The stony duo breaks up the sets in the '78 Texxas World Music Festival with some serious comic relief hosted in the Cotton Bowl.

  2. Rock: Classic Rock Originals/Indie Rock Covers Rock Classic Rock Originals/Indie Rock Covers Rock: Classic Rock Originals/Indie Rock Covers Classic Rock Originals/Indie Rock Covers

    This playlist has songs so nice, we're playing them twice: hear classic tunes played by the original artists and then cover versions by modern bands.

  3. Rock: New Riders of the Purple Sage in NYC, 1973 Rock New Riders of the Purple Sage in NYC, 1973 Academy of Music Nov 24, 1973 Rock: New Riders of the Purple Sage in NYC, 1973 Academy of Music | Nov 24, 1973

    Hear the New Riders just as they were shifting from a Dead side project to a fully realized band with their own following and fan base.

  4. Blues: Son Seals Burning at the Bottom Line Blues Son Seals Burning at the Bottom Line Bottom Line Jan 10, 1978 Blues: Son Seals Burning at the Bottom Line Bottom Line | Jan 10, 1978

    Opening for Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, the blues prodigy didn't hold back one bit, reducing the Bottom Line to tinder with his buzz saw guitar.

  5. 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.

  6. Jazz: Remembering Carmen McRae Jazz Remembering Carmen McRae Central Park Jul 6, 1973 Jazz: Remembering Carmen McRae Central Park | Jul 6, 1973

    The silky, soulful jazz singer puts her inimitable stamp on a set of standards in this superb outdoor set at New York's Central Park in 1973.

  7. Rock: David Bowie's Glass Spider Tour, '87 Rock David Bowie's Glass Spider Tour, '87 Olympic Stadium Aug 30, 1987 Rock: David Bowie's Glass Spider Tour, '87 Olympic Stadium | Aug 30, 1987

    The chameleonic pop superstar performs tunes from Never Let Me Down and classics like "Fame" and "Young Americans" in Montreal.

  8. 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.

  9. Rock: Chuck Berry Rocks Hofstra University Rock Chuck Berry Rocks Hofstra University Hofstra University Nov 2, 1972 Rock: Chuck Berry Rocks Hofstra University Hofstra University | Nov 2, 1972 watch video

    The pioneering rock 'n' roller flaunts his signature licks on "Roll Over Beethoven," "Carol" and "Johnny B. Goode" in this 1972 video.

  10. Interviews: An Interview With Ben E. King Interviews An Interview With Ben E. King Nov 19, 1988 Interviews: An Interview With Ben E. King Nov 19, 1988

    Ben E. King, the Drifters member who wrote the classic "Stand By Me," opens up about his career, his life and his inspirations.

  11. Rock: 'Slowhand' Gets the Deluxe Treatment Rock 'Slowhand' Gets the Deluxe Treatment Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Feb 12, 1978 Rock: 'Slowhand' Gets the Deluxe Treatment Santa Monica Civic Auditorium | Feb 12, 1978

    This week Eric Clapton announced a special release for the anniversary of his landmark '70s album, and we've got him live when it was brand new.

  12. Country: Charlie Louvin's Daytrotter Session Country Charlie Louvin's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Jun 28, 2010 Country: Charlie Louvin's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio | Jun 28, 2010

    The country icon, a member of the pioneering harmony duo the Louvin Brothers, sings "Cash on the Barrell" and "Darlin' Cory" in this 2010 set.

  13. Blues: Memphis Slim's Deep Blue Testifying Blues Memphis Slim's Deep Blue Testifying Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1965 Blues: Memphis Slim's Deep Blue Testifying Newport Jazz Festival | Jul 1, 1965

    The pianist and blues shouter is joined by bassist Willie Dixon and special guest Pete Seeger in this 1965 Newport Jazz Festival concert.

  14. Indie: Phosphorescent's Cosmic Americana Indie Phosphorescent's Cosmic Americana Daytrotter Studio Mar 7, 2008 Indie: Phosphorescent's Cosmic Americana Daytrotter Studio | Mar 7, 2008

    As Phosphorescent ready their new record, Muchacho, take their Daytrotter session from '08 for a spin. A must listen for fans of Neil Young and The Band.

  15. Folk & Bluegrass: Pentangle's Baroque Folk Folk & Bluegrass Pentangle's Baroque Folk Berkeley Community Theatre May 29, 1970 Folk & Bluegrass: Pentangle's Baroque Folk Berkeley Community Theatre | May 29, 1970

    The eclectic quintet, featuring guitarists Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, blends early British folk music with jazz, rock and blues in a 1970 set.

  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. Rock: New Release: The Motels at Paradise, '80 Rock New Release: The Motels at Paradise, '80 Paradise Jul 19, 1980 Rock: New Release: The Motels at Paradise, '80 Paradise | Jul 19, 1980

    Singer Martha Davis fronts the L.A. new wave band on "Bonjour Baby," "Party Professionals" and other tunes from their album Careful.

  18. Rock: Master Songwriter J.D. Souther in 1975 Rock Master Songwriter J.D. Souther in 1975 Boarding House Nov 30, 1975 Rock: Master Songwriter J.D. Souther in 1975 Boarding House | Nov 30, 1975

    Hearing this '75 San Francisco set, it's easy to see why Souther is nominated for 2013 induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

  19. Country: Alabama Plays the Salt Palace Country Alabama Plays the Salt Palace Salt Palace Mar 20, 1981 Country: Alabama Plays the Salt Palace Salt Palace | Mar 20, 1981

    The country rock group covers Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Green River" and the Marshall Tucker Band's "Can't You See" in this '81 set.

  20. Folk & Bluegrass: James Taylor at the Fillmore East, '71 Folk & Bluegrass James Taylor at the Fillmore East, '71 Fillmore East Jan 25, 1971 Folk & Bluegrass: James Taylor at the Fillmore East, '71 Fillmore East | Jan 25, 1971

    The lanky troubadour performs solo renditions of his "Country Road" and "Carolina On My Mind" and Merle Haggard's "Okie From Muskogee."

  21. Blues: Gary Clark Jr. at Good Danny's Blues Gary Clark Jr. at Good Danny's Good Danny's Apr 18, 2012 Blues: Gary Clark Jr. at Good Danny's Good Danny's | Apr 18, 2012

    The neo-blues star unleashes his distortion-laced chops on "When My Train Pulls In" and "Things are Changing" in this 2012 set from Austin.

  22. 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

    Michael and Kevin Bacon cover the Beatles' "If I Needed Someone" and play their own tunes "36 Cents," "Bus" and "Driver" in this 2016 video.

  23. Rock: Uncut: Wilson Pickett in '94 Rock Uncut: Wilson Pickett in '94 Tramps Oct 28, 1994 Rock: Uncut: Wilson Pickett in '94 Tramps | Oct 28, 1994

    Recorded towards the end of his long career, this show is a testament to the longevity of the legendary soul artist.

  24. Rock: Remembering Andy Johns Rock Remembering Andy Johns Rock: Remembering Andy Johns Remembering Andy Johns

    Enjoy a playlist of just a few artists whose sounds were shaped in part by engineer and producer Andy Johns.

  25. Folk & Bluegrass: New Release: James Taylor in Atlanta, '81 Folk & Bluegrass New Release: James Taylor in Atlanta, '81 Atlanta Civic Center May 13, 1981 Folk & Bluegrass: New Release: James Taylor in Atlanta, '81 Atlanta Civic Center | May 13, 1981

    The lanky troubadour plays classics "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)," "Fire And Rain" and tunes from his Broadway musical Working.

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  1. Indie: Video: Built for the Sea at Independent Indie Video: Built for the Sea at Independent Independent Feb 29, 2008 Indie: Video: Built for the Sea at Independent Independent | Feb 29, 2008 watch video

    Indie darling Lia Rose, the gifted singer-songwriter with the captivating voice and autobiographical lyrics, leads the San Francisco band in 2008.

  2. 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?"

  3. Jazz: Video: Best of Newport, 2000 Jazz Video: Best of Newport, 2000 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2000 Jazz: Video: Best of Newport, 2000 Newport Jazz Festival | Aug 13, 2000 watch video

    See an eclectic lineup including Dianne Reeves, Femi Kuti, John Zorn's Masada, Celia Cruz and Fourplay at George Wein's annual clambake.

  4. Blues: Video: George Thorogood Unplugged Blues Video: George Thorogood Unplugged Wolfgang's Vault Aug 1, 2011 Blues: Video: George Thorogood Unplugged Wolfgang's Vault | Aug 1, 2011 watch video

    The high-energy blues 'n' boogie man plays "Bo Diddley," "Spoonful" and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" in this intimate acoustic set.

  5. 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.

  6. Rock: Just Added: Haircut 100 at the Ritz, '82 Rock Just Added: Haircut 100 at the Ritz, '82 Ritz Jul 19, 1982 Rock: Just Added: Haircut 100 at the Ritz, '82 Ritz | Jul 19, 1982

    Singer Nick Heyward leads the Brit new wave band on "Love Plus One," "Fantastic Day," "Snow Girl" and other tunes from Pelican West.

  7. Rock: The Bee Gees Dominate Disco Rock The Bee Gees Dominate Disco Los Angeles Forum Dec 20, 1976 Rock: The Bee Gees Dominate Disco Los Angeles Forum | Dec 20, 1976

    45 years ago today, The Bee Gees made their live US debut in California. Since then they've made history as one of the most successful trios in rock history.

  8. Rock: The Bangles in a 'Different Light' Rock The Bangles in a 'Different Light' Syria Mosque Oct 29, 1986 Rock: The Bangles in a 'Different Light' Syria Mosque | Oct 29, 1986

    The girl group performs their biggest hits, the Prince-penned "Manic Monday" and "Walk Like an Egyptian," at this 1986 concert.

  9. Rock: Mountain's Massive Attack Rock Mountain's Massive Attack Fillmore East Dec 31, 1970 Rock: Mountain's Massive Attack Fillmore East | Dec 31, 1970

    Guitarist Leslie West showcases his humungous tone on "Mississippi Queen" and "Nantucket Sleighride" in this 1970 Fillmore East set.

  10. Rock: Judas Priest at the Mudd Club, '79 Rock Judas Priest at the Mudd Club, '79 Mudd Club Apr 11, 1979 Rock: Judas Priest at the Mudd Club, '79 Mudd Club | Apr 11, 1979

    Singer Rob Halford leads the Brit heavy metal band, featuring guitarists Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, on tunes from Hell Bent for Leather.

  11. Country: Country Queen Loretta Lynn Live in Texas Country Country Queen Loretta Lynn Live in Texas Reunion Arena Jun 18, 1982 Country: Country Queen Loretta Lynn Live in Texas Reunion Arena | Jun 18, 1982

    50 years ago today Loretta joined the Grand Ole Opry. Enjoy this 1982 performance by country royalty.

  12. Jazz: Stephane Grappelli's Elegant Swing Jazz Stephane Grappelli's Elegant Swing Great American Music Hall Mar 20, 1976 Jazz: Stephane Grappelli's Elegant Swing Great American Music Hall | Mar 20, 1976

    The violin great delivers beautiful ballads like "Misty" and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" with upbeat Swing Era fare like "Lady Be Good" in this '76 set.

  13. Jazz: Gil Scott-Heron Gets Down to Business Jazz Gil Scott-Heron Gets Down to Business Bottom Line Aug 20, 1977 Jazz: Gil Scott-Heron Gets Down to Business Bottom Line | Aug 20, 1977

    GSH could weave a tale & his musical partner Brian Jackson could certainly tie it together. Their special blend of spoken word & jazz is surely missed.

  14. Rock: Band of Gypsys Close Out 1969 Rock Band of Gypsys Close Out 1969 Fillmore East Dec 31, 1969 Rock: Band of Gypsys Close Out 1969 Fillmore East | Dec 31, 1969

    Hear the first set of a two-night stand at Madison Square Garden that resulted in one of the greatest live Jimi Hendrix albums ever.

  15. Rock: Bruce Springsteen, Workin' Man On Labor Day Rock Bruce Springsteen, Workin' Man On Labor Day Rock: Bruce Springsteen, Workin' Man On Labor Day Labor Day

    This Labor Day, don't forget to thank The Boss. Here he is along with a few other hard working rock and rollers.

  16. Indie: The Black Angels in Hometown Austin, '08 Indie The Black Angels in Hometown Austin, '08 Red Eye Fly Mar 15, 2008 Indie: The Black Angels in Hometown Austin, '08 Red Eye Fly | Mar 15, 2008

    The neo-psychedelic garage rockers perform "Dove" and other darkly compelling, distortion-laced tunes from Directions To See A Ghost.

  17. Rock: Video: Violent Femmes at Paste Studios Rock Video: Violent Femmes at Paste Studios Paste Studios Oct 4, 2016 Rock: Video: Violent Femmes at Paste Studios Paste Studios | Oct 4, 2016 watch video

    Gordon Gano leads the Milwaukee band on acoustic versions of "I'm Nothing," "It's Gonna Rain" and "Untrue Love" in this 2016 reunion set.

  18. Comedy: Brad Garrett at the Improv Comedy Brad Garrett at the Improv Improv May 23, 1988 Comedy: Brad Garrett at the Improv Improv | May 23, 1988

    The fan-favorite from Everybody Loves Raymond and 'Til Death kicks off this sampler from the famed comedy club.

  19. Indie: Hannah Georgas' Haunting Odes Indie Hannah Georgas' Haunting Odes Studio Paradiso Nov 27, 2012 Indie: Hannah Georgas' Haunting Odes Studio Paradiso | Nov 27, 2012

    The Canadian singer-songwriter with the ethereal voice performs fragile, confessional tunes like "Ode to Mom" in this 2012 set.

  20. Rock: Carl Perkins Still Rockin' in '82 Rock Carl Perkins Still Rockin' in '82 Cannery Mar 20, 1982 Rock: Carl Perkins Still Rockin' in '82 Cannery | Mar 20, 1982

    The Memphis rockabilly great was still going strong into the 80s. This show from the Cannery in Nashville has him playing and singing in full form.

  21. Rock: Just Added: Little Steven in New Jersey Rock Just Added: Little Steven in New Jersey Count Basie Theatre Dec 23, 1984 Rock: Just Added: Little Steven in New Jersey Count Basie Theatre | Dec 23, 1984

    Guitarist-singer-songwriter Steven Van Zandt plays "Justice" and other politically-tinged tunes from his album Voice of America in this '84 set.

  22. Rock: Prince & Friends at Tramps, '98 Rock Prince & Friends at Tramps, '98 Tramps Sep 26, 1998 Rock: Prince & Friends at Tramps, '98 Tramps | Sep 26, 1998

    Following his Madison Square Garden show, the Purple One hosts an after-party jam featuring special guests Larry Graham and Chaka Khan.

  23. 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."

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