Folk & Bluegrass
Humble Pie, Hot 'n Nasty in '73
Winterland | May 6, 1973
Humble Pie deliver a furious set at San Francisco's Winterland, driven by the two-guitar attack of Steve Marriott and Clem Clempson.
R.E.M. Unplugged at Shorline Amphitheatre
Shoreline Amphitheatre | Oct 18, 1998
Michael Stipe leads the alt-rockers on acoustic versions of "Losing My Religion," "Man on the Moon" and "Country Feedbck" in a '98 set.
INFLUENCES: Ronnie Spector/Cults
Cults' terrific debut album put a dreamy spin on the classic girl group sound of the '60s. Hear them back-to-back with Ronnie Spector's short set from '87.
'Stomp and Holler' with Hayes Carll
Apr 18, 2011
Listen to Texas native Hayes Carll channel country music's story-telling greats like Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson in this stripped down session.
Baby Teeth's Daytrotter Session
Nov 26, 2008
Vocalist-keyboardist Pearly Sweets leads the Chicago-based power pop band on tunes from their album
in this 2008 set.
Bonnie Raitt & Friends in Austin, '87
May 25, 1987
The soulful singer and slide guitarist extraordinaire is joined by bassist Sarah Brown, harmonica ace Kim Wilson and singer Nick Lowe.
Pat Benatar's Best Shot
Aug 15, 1980
Heat the multi-platinum-selling singer at her energetic peak in this 1980 concert from San Francisco's Old Wharf Theater.
New Release: Christopher Cross
Feb 8, 1981
Hear Christopher Cross perform songs from his debut album that would win him 5 Grammy's in 1981.
Patti Smith's Raw Energy
Jan 16, 1976
The high priestess of rock plays this show in D.C. a year after the release of her album
which greatly influenced the NY Punk scene.
New to the Vault: B.B. King at Paul's Mall, '78
Apr 9, 1978
The late King of the Blues squeezes every last drop of feeling out of each note on "Need My Baby" in this set from Boston, just added to CV.
Bentcousin's Daytrotter Session
Feb 22, 2013
Hear the twin brother-sister team of Amelia and Pat Innit perform tunes like "Sibling Rivalry," "Dizzy" and "Spice Girls" in this 2013 set.
New Release: Carmen McRae in the Park
Jul 6, 1973
The regal jazz singer makes an appearance with her quartet at the Wollman Ampitheater as part of the 1973 Newport Jazz Festival in New York.
Branford Marsalis Quartet at Newport '99
Aug 15, 1999
The tenor saxophonist leads pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and powerhouse drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts in this concert video.
Folk & Bluegrass
Baby Gramps' Old-Timey 'Hobo Music'
Aug 31, 1997
Hear the totally unorthodox guitar style and Popeye-like vocals of the engimatic Seattle legend in this '97 Black Oak Ranch set.
Video: Muddy Waters at Ash Grove, '71
Jul 29, 1971
The Chicago blues icon is in classic form in this concert video, which includes candid footage backstage at the intimate L.A. nightclub.
The Polyphonic Spree Rolls Deep
Oct 17, 2012
The psychedelic choral rock band from Dallas led by charismatic Tim DeLaughter performs "Into The Light" and "Bullseye" in this 2012 set.
Tyree Glenn Swings Newport '60
Jul 2, 1960
The former Cab Calloway trombonist, who doubles on vibes, fronts a group featuring Tommy Flanagan and Harry "Sweets" Edison in this swinging set.
Billy Joe Shaver at Tramps, '98
Mar 14, 1998
The Texas singer-songwriter performs "Honky Tonk Heroes" and "I'm Just An Ol' Chunk Of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday)."
The Fabulous Thunderbirds at Paradise, '81
May 9, 1981
Kim Wilson and Jimmie Vaughan lead the Austin band on "You Ain't Nuthin' But Fine" and "Runnin' Shoes" from
What's the Word
Monty Python Live at 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.
Tommy Flanagan's Elegant Swing
Jun 24, 1978
The late, great piano master plays Carnegie Hall with bassist Keeter Betts and drummer Jimmy Smith in this 1978 concert.
Uncut: The Meters at the Superdome
This show from 1981 has the great New Orleans band taking one of the largest stages the town has to offer: The Superdome.
Blues Traveler at Golden Gate Park, '91
Sep 29, 1991
Harmonica ace John Popper jams with guest guitarist Carlos Santana on "Mountain Jam" from the band's second album,
Travelers and Thieves
New Release: Dawes & Ben Sollee
Jul 29, 2012
Watch them cover George Harrison’s “I Dig Love” at the Paste Ruins during Newport Folk.
Gentle Giant: Fusion's Missing Link
Jan 18, 1975
The experimental British cult band brilliantly bridged prog rock and jazz-rock during their heyday in the '70s. Hear them in a 1975 concert in New York.
Playlist: Rock En Seine
If you can't make it to Paris this weekend, enjoy selected RES bands here.
Tower of Power Funkin' at the Fillmore, '71
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
Willie Nelson at Tramps, 1998
Mar 11, 1998
The outlaw country figurehead performs his classic tunes (sans drums) like "Whiskey River" and "On the Road Again" in this intimate set.
Folk & Bluegrass
Richie Havens at Newport Folk, 2008
Aug 2, 2008
The iconic troubadour performs Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower," Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" and Dylan's "Maggie's Farm" in this video.
New Release: Yoko Ono's Starpeace Tour
In opposition to Reagan's "Star Wars" missile defense system, hear Yoko and band spread their message of peace in this '86 Hamburg performance.
Aretha Covers Simon & Garfunkel in '71
Mar 5, 1971
Watch Aretha Franklin's show-stopping performance of "Bridge Over Troubled Water," recorded one year after the Simon & Garfunkel tune hit #1 in the U.S.
Elegance Pianofied Playlist
This playlist of jazz piano greats features complete sets by Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans and Tommy Flanagan.
Hammie Nixon and Sleepy John Estes
Jun 30, 1974
The Tennessee country blues duo (Hammie on harmonica and kazoo, Sleepy John on guitar) performs "Corinna" and others in this 1974 set.
Ryan Adams at the 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.
Martin Mull Slays D.C. in '73
Mar 10, 1973
The comedian shows off his accomplished guitar chops and acerbic wit on humorous ditties like "Eggs," "Ventriloquist Love" and "Zipper Fly."
Bonnie Bramlett in the '70s
Hear the soulful singer with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends (featuring Eric Clapton and Leon Russell) and as a solo artist.
Gate Swings at Tramps
Apr 6, 1996
The multi-instrumental Louisiana bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown mixes slow blues, jazz and cajun dance numbers in this '96 set.
Alvin Lee, Beyond Ten Years After
Sep 19, 1975
Remember the late Alvin Lee as he talks with Mary Travers in 1975 about why he left Ten Years After and how his newest album was recorded.
Zappa Sounds Off
Nov 6, 1975
The irascible guitarist-composer-satirist discusses Alban Berg, Elliott Carter, Charles Ives, the Beatles and his
in a '75 interview.
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.
Jackie Mason: Brand New
Jun 11, 1991
The standup (and voice of Rabbi Hyman Krustofski in "The Simpsons") skewers politics, Jewish-Gentile differences and more in this '91 concert.
Stevie Nicks in Jersey, 1983
Jun 24, 1983
Fleetwood Mac's siren goes solo in this bewitching Rutherford, NJ set, including some of her most-loved songs and an orchestra.
NEW: Atlanta Rhythm Section in NYC, '81
Oct 27, 1981
The Southern rockers from Doraville, Georgia play their hit "Champagne Jam" and cover the Classics IV's "Spooky" in this set from the Savoy.
Have You Surfed With the Alien Lately?
Jun 11, 1988
Hear Joe Satriani's interplanetary licks at this '88 San Diego show, including the title track of then-recently released
Surfing With The Alien
, and "Satch Boogie."
The Headhunters: Grooves For Your Head
May 9, 1975
Some heavy avant-funk from Herbie Hancock's erstwhile collaborators.
Rosanne Cash Live in 1983
Jul 21, 1983
With an all-star band that included Vince Gill, here's the wonderful Rosanne Cash singing her early '80s country crossover hits.
Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble in '83
Oct 20, 1983
After listening to this incredible show from 1983, it's no wonder Clapton considered himself "in the presence of greatness" upon hearing SRV play.
Telekinesis at the Independent SF
Feb 27, 2009
While Michael Benjamin Lerner's brainchild is on display this week at SXSW, you can see his '09 Noise Pop performance here.
The Zombies at SXSW, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
The '60s British Invasion band performs their classics "Tell Her No," "Time of the Season" and "She's Not There" at the annual Austin bash.
Folk & Bluegrass
Video: Exene Cervenka at SXSW, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
The former lead singer of the L.A. punk band X performs "Already in Love," "Alone in Arizona" and others from
The Excitement of Maybe
Video: Los Lobos Channels Hendrix
Jul 24, 1999
Guitarist David Hidalgo and the band from East L.A. summon up the spirit of Jimi on "Are You Experienced" in this set from '99 Woodstock.
The Monkees' First Single
Aug 31, 2001
The Monkees first single, "Last Train To Clarksville" was released 46 years ago today. Hear them play it at their historic 2001 reunion show.
John Cale at Tramps, 1994
Sep 18, 1994
The singer-songwriter and founding member of Velvet Underground performs his "Falklands Suite" and "Child's Christmas in Wales."
In Memory of Lou Reed
Celebrate the pioneering singer-songwriter with five hours of his most profound moments from the Vault.
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