1. Rock: Angus Young's Relentless Boogie Onslaught Rock Angus Young's Relentless Boogie Onslaught Oct 16, 1979 Hear the irrepressible AC/DC guitarist do "Highway to Hell," "Problem Child" and "Bad Boy Boogie" in this raucous 1979 concert.
  2. Rock: ZZ Top Still At It Rock ZZ Top Still At It

    That lil' ol' band from Texas is still tearing it up with a new EP release debuting this week, Texicali. Check out the bearded ones in 1980 first.

  3. Rock: Video: Huey Lewis' First Band Rock Video: Huey Lewis' First Band Dec 20, 1975 Before he formed The News, the soulful singer and harmonica player fronted the Bay Area band Clover. See them in a '75 Winterland set.
  4. Jazz: Miles Davis' Uncut Funk Jazz Miles Davis' Uncut Funk Apr 25, 1986 The jazz icon leads his 9-piece funk-fusion outfit through "Hopscotch," "Al Jarreau" and "Rubberband" in this 1986 concert from New Orleans.
  5. Rock: Uncut: Allman Brothers Band in '94 Rock Uncut: Allman Brothers Band in '94 Jul 1, 1994 Dickey Betts joins fellow guitarist Warren Haynes and the rest on ABB classics like "Blue Sky," "Midnight Rider" and "Whipping Post."
  6. Country: George Hamilton IV at Newport '68 Country George Hamilton IV at Newport '68 Jul 27, 1968 The country-folk singer performs Joni Mitchell's "Urge for Going," John D. Loudermilk's "Break My Mind" and his 1963 hit "Abilene."
  7. Rock: NEW: The Sinceros at Boston's Rat Rock NEW: The Sinceros at Boston's Rat Nov 17, 1979 The new wave band from London performs "Quick Quick Slow," "Worlds Apart" and other tunes from The Sound of Sunbathing in this 1979 set.
  8. Indie: Tim Easton Is an American Indie Tim Easton Is an American Jun 11, 2010 Share Easton's well-informed perspective on rock music and embrace the urge to buy a ramshackle conversion van and tour the USA.
  9. Comedy: Jackie Mason: Brand New Comedy 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.
  10. Rock: The Who at the Philly Spectrum, '73 Rock The Who at the Philly Spectrum, '73 Dec 4, 1973 After warming up with old faves "Can't Explain" and "Summertime Blues" they launch into Pete Townshend's new rock opera, Quadrophenia.
  11. Blues: Willie Dixon, Ash Grove, 1972 Blues Willie Dixon, Ash Grove, 1972 Mar 10, 1972

  12. Jazz: Jean-Luc Ponty's Electrified Violin Jazz Jean-Luc Ponty's Electrified Violin Oct 21, 1978 The Flying Frenchman fuses rock, jazz, classical and bluegrass on this dynamic set from 1978 at Philadelphia's Tower Theater.
  13. Comedy: Remembering Jackie Moms Mabley Comedy Remembering Jackie Moms Mabley Jul 5, 1964 The pioneering comedienne is the subject of a new documentary by Whoopi Goldberg which premieres tonight on HBO. Hear her in '64.
  14. Interviews: Townshend on Townshend in 1982 Interviews Townshend on Townshend in 1982 Jun 21, 1982 Pete's been making the rounds in support of his new autobiography, but the press tour is nothing new to the opinionated songwriter.
  15. Blues: Uncut: Gatemouth Brown at Tramps Blues Uncut: Gatemouth Brown at Tramps Apr 18, 1997 The blues guitar great plays a rare instrumental set in 1997, swinging Count Basie's "One O'Clock Jump" and Lionel Hampton's "Flying Home."
  16. Video: Telekinesis at the Independent SF Video 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.
  17. Blues: Charlie Musselwhite's Blues Harp Blues Charlie Musselwhite's Blues Harp May 15, 1998 The Mississippi-born harmonica player has been collaborating with Ben Harper recently, now hear him blow solo in this '98 Berkeley, CA set.
  18. Jazz: The Best of Elvin Jones Jazz The Best of Elvin Jones The great drummer Elvin Jones is featured leading his own group at various Newport Jazz Festival concerts.
  19. Rock: New Release: U2 at Boston's Paradise, 1981 Rock New Release: U2 at Boston's Paradise, 1981 Mar 6, 1981 The band from Dublin performs their singles "11 O'Clock Tick Tock" and "I Will Follow" along with other tunes from their debut album, Boy.
  20. Country: Roy Acuff, King of Country Country Roy Acuff, King of Country Jul 27, 1968 Hank Williams once said of him: "For drawing power in the South, it was Roy Acuff, then God." Hear him with his Smokey Mountain Boys in 1968.
  21. Interviews: Santana On His First 20 Years in Music Interviews Santana On His First 20 Years in Music Sep 25, 1988 In this 1988 interview, guitar god Carlos Santana reflects on his influences, Woodstock, and other highlights from the first two decades of his life's work.
  22. Comedy: Video: George Carlin Standup, '79 Comedy Video: George Carlin Standup, '79 Apr 13, 1979 The comedian, satirist and outspoken social-political commentator reads the news and "thinks up goofy shit" in this hilarious concert.
  23. Rock: 'Frankenstein' and More Rock 'Frankenstein' and More Nov 3, 1972 This show, featuring the monstrous instrumental, was recorded at the onset of the Edgar Winter Group's 18-month run at the top of the charts.
  24. Rock: Blondie Brings NYC New Wave to Dallas Rock Blondie Brings NYC New Wave to Dallas Aug 16, 1979 Just three months before they released their fourth LP Eat To The Beat in '79, Blondie delivered a set of their New Wave hits to an adoring Dallas crowd.
  25. Rock: Remembering Bon Scott Rock Remembering Bon Scott Oct 16, 1979 The AC/DC frontman passed too early on this date in 1980. Here's a gem from the Scott-fronted lineup, captured just after the release of Highway To Hell.
  26. Rock: The Marshall Tucker Band in England Rock The Marshall Tucker Band in England Nov 29, 1976 The classic southern rock band crossed the pond back in '76 to play this great show at the Birmingham Odeon.
  27. Jazz: The Chillest Playlist Jazz The Chillest Playlist Here's a good way to cool out on a hot summer's day -- soothing tunes from Pat Metheny, Dave Brubeck, Bill Evans, Stan Getz and more.
  28. Rock: Video: Til Tuesday at The Ritz '86 Rock Video: Til Tuesday at The Ritz '86 Mar 26, 1986 See the striking singer-bassist Aimee Mann lead the Boston-based New Wave group through material from their debut album, Voices Carry.
  29. Rock: 1995 R&R Hall of Fame Concert Rock 1995 R&R Hall of Fame Concert Sep 2, 1995 Check out this historic concert featuring Johnny Cash, Martha Reeves, Chuck Berry, Al Green and many many more.
  30. Jazz: Video: John Scofield Trio at Newport '93 Jazz Video: John Scofield Trio at Newport '93 Aug 14, 1993 The distinctive, poll-winning post-bop guitarist performs tunes from What We Do with bassist Dennis Irwin and drummer Bill Stewart.
  31. Video: The Mountain Goats at Noise Pop '08 Video The Mountain Goats at Noise Pop '08 Mar 1, 2008 John Darnielle can't stop. The MG's have released four albums in the past five years, including Transcendental Youth, out this week.
  32. Rock: Black Sabbath's '78 Farewell Rock Black Sabbath's '78 Farewell 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.
  33. Rock: Violent Femmes Hit the Road Rock Violent Femmes Hit the Road Jul 29, 1999 The Milwaukee-based trio is now touring in support of their new album We Can Do Anything. Hear them play "Blister in the Sun" in a 1999 set.
  34. Indie: The Winter Sounds at Daytrotter Indie The Winter Sounds at Daytrotter Dec 22, 2011 Hear Patrick Keenan and his hard-touring band at this inspired Daytrotter session, and catch their new release, Runner, out this week.
  35. Indie: 2,000 Daytrotter Sessions! Indie 2,000 Daytrotter Sessions! Jun 1, 2011 Daytrotter has reached another milestone and is celebrating with a brand new session from Rock Island regulars, Delta Spirit.
  36. Jazz: Al Di Meola's Fretboard Flash Jazz Al Di Meola's Fretboard Flash May 5, 1978 The fusion guitar hero and former Return to Forever member flaunts his formidable chops in this 1978 concert at the Palladium in New York
  37. Folk & Bluegrass: A Woody Guthrie Tribute at '68 Newport Folk & Bluegrass A Woody Guthrie Tribute at '68 Newport Jul 28, 1968 Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Oscar Brand, Lee Hays and others sing the songs of the American folk music legend.
  38. Rock: Funk Fridays: Ohio Players, '77 Rock Funk Fridays: Ohio Players, '77 Mar 12, 1977 The funkateers from Dayton, led by singer Sugarfoot Bonner, perform their #1 hits "Skin Tight," "Fire" and "Love Rollercoaster."
  39. Rock: Lou Reed Tours With The Persuasions Rock Lou Reed Tours With The Persuasions Though an unlikely opener, The Persuasions supported Lou Reed for his 1973 Berlin tour. Here are performances from both artists during that historic trek.
  40. Interviews: Stevie Ray Vaughan Opens Up Interviews Stevie Ray Vaughan Opens Up Jan 1, 1985 The Texas guitar hero speaks candidly about his upbringing and influences in this pre-rehab interview from 1985 at the Lone Star Cafe.
  41. Rock: New Video: Neil Young at the Cow Palace Rock New Video: Neil Young at the Cow Palace The passionate rocker lent a hand to the relief efforts following the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake by performing around the Bay.
  42. Country: Bobby Bare Plays His Favorites Country Bobby Bare Plays His Favorites Oct 16, 1980 Bobby Bare opens this set from Nashville in 1980 with his "personal favorite," a cover of Billy Joe Shaver's "Ride Me Down Easy."
  43. Rock: Bonnie Raitt's New Year's Eve Show Rock Bonnie Raitt's New Year's Eve Show Dec 31, 1989 The slide guitarist and singer bids adieu to the '80s and welcomes the '90s as an opener for the Grateful Dead in this Oakland Coliseum show.
  44. Blues: The Blind Boys of Alabama Go to Church Blues The Blind Boys of Alabama Go to Church Mar 29, 2010 Hear the righteous voices of gospel legends The Blind Boys of Alabama fill the Daytrotter studio in this soulful session from 2010.
  45. Indie: Dream Syndicate in Studio Z, 1982 Indie Dream Syndicate in Studio Z, 1982 Sep 5, 1982 Hear the Velvet Underground-inspired "Paisley Underground" band performs material from their EP The Days of Wine and Roses.
  46. Indie: Mumford & Sons and Friends Indie Mumford & Sons and Friends Oct 1, 2012 The core four performs folksy tunes with clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn and guitarist-singer Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes.
  47. Indie: Video: The Lumineers in Austin, 2012 Indie Video: The Lumineers in Austin, 2012 Mar 16, 2012 The Denver-based folk-rock group performs "Ain't Nobody's Problem," "Dead Sea" and "Classy Girls" from their self-titled debut at SXSW.
  48. Video: The Tubes Devour Winterland Video The Tubes Devour Winterland Dec 28, 1978 Dive headfirst into this insane '78 spectacle, featuring Quay Lewd in giant platforms, exploding set pieces, and guest Aynsley Dunbar on drums!
  49. Blues: GRAMMY WINNER: Johnny Winter Blues GRAMMY WINNER: Johnny Winter Mar 4, 1977 The late Texas bluesman won a posthumous "Best Blues Album" Grammy for his Step Back. Hear him with Muddy Waters in 1978.
  50. Folk & Bluegrass: Video: Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir Unplugged Folk & Bluegrass Video: Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir Unplugged Dec 4, 1988 The two Grateful Dead frontmen are joined by Neil Young on harmonica on "Wang Dang Doodle" and also play "Ripple" in this '88 acoustic set.
  51. Folk & Bluegrass: Abigail Washburn's Daytrotter Session Folk & Bluegrass Abigail Washburn's Daytrotter Session Jan 26, 2011 The singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player performs "Bring Me My Queen," "Chains" and other tunes from City of Refuge in 2011.
  52. Rock: Rick Wakeman's Keyboard Flourishes Rock Rick Wakeman's Keyboard Flourishes Hear the prog-rock pioneer in concert as a leader (1975), with Yes (1978) and with Anderson/Bruford/Wakeman/Howe (1989).

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