The former founding member of The Minutemen leads his group on "Against the '70s," "Piss-Bottle Man" and "Chinese Firedrill" in a '95 set.
Guitarist-singer J Mascis, who turns 51 today, leads the Amherst alt-rockers on "Crumble" and "Back to Your Heart" from Beyond in 2009.
The Aussie bass guitar phenom, who catapulted to fame with Jeff Beck's group, shows her acoustic singer-songwriter side in this 2016 session.
Curt Kirkwood leads the Tempe-based group on "Original One," "Sometimes Blue" and other tunes from Rat Farm in this 2013 set.
The idiosyncratic Colorado jam band plays a bluegrass version of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" and tunes from 'Round the Wheel.
The Dutch group, led by Mads Damsgaard Kristiansen and Esben Valløe, plays "Dead End" and John Lennon's "Gimme Some Truth" in 2012.
The former Husker Du frontman joins drummer-singer Dean Spunt and guitarist Randy Randall of L.A. noise-pop duo on "New Day Rising."
The Athens, Georgia alt-country rockers recently released their 11th album, American Band. Hear them play "This Fucking Job" in a 2010 set.
Hear the nu-wave of soul music performed by such indie artists as Raphael Saadiq, Allen Stone, Vintage Trouble and others in this playlist.
The Virginia Beach singer-songwriter conjures up melancholic moods on "Empty As A Plate" and "Nothing to Say" in a 2012 Daytrotter set.
The rootsy Brooklyn band (minus mandolinist-singer Amy Helm) plays a beguiling "Swanee River" and a mellow "Raining in My Mind" in 2011.
The American Hassidic Jewish reggae rapper-singer performs "Thunder," "One Day" and other tunes from Light in this 2010 set.
The pedal steel guitar sensation wails on "Bo Diddley" and switches to tasty acoustic slide guitar on the gospel-tinged "Traveling Shoes."
The Austin-based indie band plays "Blood, Sweat & Fears" and other tunes from What Doesn't Kill Us in this 2008 set from Cafe du Nord.
The Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso plays Queen's complex suite "Bohemian Rhapsody" from his album Peace Love Ukulele in this 2015 solo set.
The Kansas native and New York City resident performs "Sentimental Heart" and the title track of Neon Repairman in this solo set from 2013.
The former lead singer for Throwing Muses premieres compelling tunes from Sunny Blue Border in this intimate solo acoustic set from 2000.
Former 'Til Tuesday singer performs "31 Today," "Freeway" and other confessional tunes from her album @#%&*! Smilers in this 2008 set.
The singer-songwriter performs her ode to Bobbie Gentry and other originals like "Mexican Wrestler" and "Wendell Lee" in this 2013 set.
The Atlanta-based band plays "March of the Gringo" and other tunes from 2008's All Y'all and 2011's Count Yer Lucky Stars in this playlist.
The whistler-fiddler-singer, who turns 43 today, performs "Fiery Crash," "Plasticities" and other tunes from Armchair Apocrypha in 2007.
The pedal steel sensation pays tribute to Bo Diddley then wails on "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That" at the 2008 Jackson Hole Music Festival.
Enigmatic Kevin Barnes leads the Athens, Georgia-based group on "Casualty of You" and others in this 2010 set from the Pabst Theater.
The California band performs their hit single "Mr. Jones" and other tunes from August and Everything After and Recovering the Satellites.
The former Soul Coughing frontman turns 46 today. Hear him perform his "Na Na Nothing" and "Day By Day By" from 2011's Yes and Also Yes.
Hear the rootsy band that once appropriately accompanied Robbie Robertson premiere tunes from their 2009 debut, North Hills.
The singer-songwriter fronts the Bay Area band on "Ravenous," "Go Go Go" and other tunes from their self-titled album in this 2013 video.
The rootsy "Appalachian post-punk solipsist" (aka Will Oldham) performs "Careless Love" and "Strange Form of Life" in this 2010 set.
Powerhouse frontwoman Brittany Howard leads the R&B-tinged band from Athens, Alabama on tunes from Boys & Girls in this 2012 set.
The wonderfully quirky singer-songwriter-actress, who turns 32 today, performs tunes from Pretty Little Head and Obligatory Villagers in 2009.
The neo-psychedelic Austin band performs echo/fuzz-laden anthems like "Black Grease" and "The Sniper at the Gates of Heaven" in 2008.
The violinist-whistler-singer-songwriter just released his new Are You Serious. Hear him perform tunes from 2007's Armchair Apocrypha.
The L.A.-based psychedelic drone-pop electronic band led by Caleb Johannes performs "Fish Scraps" and "Cartwheels" in this 2012 set.
The Denver-based folk-rock group performs "Ain't Nobody's Problem," "Dead Sea" and "Classy Girls" from their self-titled debut at SXSW.
The Australian electronica musician (aka Nicholas James Murphy) performs tunes from his debut album Thinking in Textures in 2013.
Guitarist-singer Craig Finn leads the Brooklyn-based band on "Hornets! Hornets!," "Ask Her for Adderall" and other tunes from Stay Positive.
The indie band, named after a Lou Reed quote describing the Velvet Underground's sound, plays tunes from Why There Are Mountains.
Brothers Sam, Abe and James Wilson lead the Virginia-based band on "Bad Dancer" and other tunes from Love & Logic in this Paste session.
The Charlotte, North Carolina-based psych-folk-rock band performs "Edie Sedgwick," "Velvethead" and "Wild" in this 2014 Paste session.
The Chicago trio plays reggae-ska flavored singles "Keep You" and "Backslider" from their 2013 debut album Isles in this poolside session.
Pianist-singer Ben Thornewill leads the D.C. power pop trio on "Postcard," "The Great Unknown" and others in this set from Brooklyn.
The wondrously kooky British singer-songwriter blends pop and jazz influences on tunes from Pretty Little Head and Obligatory Villagers.
Singer Glen Phillips fronts the alt-rockers on "All I Want" from 1991's Fear and "California Wasted" from 2013's New Constellation.
The Brooklyn-based bhangra band plays "Chaal Baby," "Shruggy Ji" and other punjabi party numbers in this high-energy set from Austin.
The Vermont-based band covers Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl" and performs tunes from their album The Lion The Beast The Beat in 2013.
The guitarist-singer-songwriter performs "Human Racing," "Your Lips Are Red" and other tunes from Marry Me in this compelling solo set.
MM&W bassist Chris Wood, who turns 46 today, joins brother Oliver on "Lovin' Arms," "Walk Away" and other tunes from Loaded in this '08 set.
The Georgia-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter performs "You + Me + Alcohol," "I Was an Island" and more from ...Was Right All Along.