1. Interviews: Understanding The Police in 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.
  2. Indie: Allen Stone Goes for the Heart Indie Allen Stone Goes for the Heart Jun 14, 2012 The singer-songwriter exposes you to the awe, uncertainty and bewilderment of young love in this Daytrotter set.
  3. Rock: Quicksilver Messenger Service: Early AM Jam Rock Quicksilver Messenger Service: Early AM Jam Jun 18, 1970 This 2 a.m., post-concert jam session will be a real treat for Nicky Hopkins fans.
  4. Video: Spirit Family Reunion Finds The Way Video Spirit Family Reunion Finds The Way Jul 29, 2012 Watch as Spirit Family Reunion stomps, plucks, bows & harmonizes their timeless American music at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival.
  5. Indie: Deer Tick at the Old Lantern Barn Indie Deer Tick at the Old Lantern Barn Aug 28, 2011 The Rhode Island alt-rockers play "The Bump," "Let's All Go to the Bar" and other tunes from Divine Providence in a video from Vermont.
  6. Jazz: Stanley Turrentine Quartet at Carnegie Hall Jazz Stanley Turrentine Quartet at Carnegie Hall Jul 2, 1975 The bold-toned tenor saxophonist plays his hits "Sugar," "Don't Mess With Mr. T" and " and "Pieces of Dreams" in this concert from 1975.
  7. Jazz: George Benson Meets Bags Jazz George Benson Meets Bags Jul 3, 1975 The guitarist unleashes potent chops alongside vibist Milt Jackson on Trane's "Impressions" and Duke's "Take the A Train" in this swinging 1975 set.
  8. Comedy: Reggie Watts at Daytrotter Studio Comedy Reggie Watts at Daytrotter Studio May 23, 2011 Reggie's loop-based electronic soul provides the backdrop to his vivid stream of consciousness verses. The man is operating on a whole different plane.
  9. Rock: New Release: The Divinyls in New York, 1985 Rock New Release: The Divinyls in New York, 1985 Dec 8, 1985 Six years before the Top-40 shocker "I Touch Myself," this Australian band brought their unique mix of new wave and hard rock to the NYC club crowd.
  10. Rock: U2's "Last Show" in 1981 Rock U2's "Last Show" in 1981 May 15, 1981

    This was rumored at the time to be their last show; we are VERY happy they changed their mind. Check out U2 in 1981 - you will love the hair.

  11. Folk & Bluegrass: The Real Hedy West Folk & Bluegrass The Real Hedy West Aug 9, 1967 The North Georgia native sang – and lived – the tradition that many of her '60s folk revival contemporaries could only observe from the outside.
  12. Indie: Toro y Moi in Austin Indie Toro y Moi in Austin Feb 2, 2012 Chaz Bundick (a.k.a. Toro y Moi) has been on a globetrotting synthpop tear, now promoting Anything in Return. Hear this early '12 Austin session.
  13. Rock: New Release: Third World at the Orpheum Rock New Release: Third World at the Orpheum Jul 6, 1976 The Jamaican reggae band performs "Don't Cry On The Railroad Track," "Brand New Beggar" and other tunes from their '76 self-titled debut.
  14. Rock: Carl Perkins Still Rockin' in '82 Rock Carl Perkins Still Rockin' in '82 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.
  15. Comedy: Flo & Eddie in New Jersey Comedy Flo & Eddie in New Jersey Oct 29, 1975 These guys are completely insane. Watch the rock-meets-stand-up spectacle complete with simulated sex acts on a stuffed hippo.
  16. Blues: John Lee Hooker's Star Blues John Lee Hooker's Star Today in 1997, Hooker earned his Walk of Fame star for performances like this 1960 Newport Jazz Fest set.
  17. Rock: Bow Wow Wow's Burundi Beats in Boston Rock Bow Wow Wow's Burundi Beats in Boston Jan 8, 1983 Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren discovered 14-year-old Anglo-Burmese singer Annabella Lwin in 1980. Hear her with the band in '83.
  18. Rock: Super Bowl Pre-Game Playlist Rock Super Bowl Pre-Game Playlist No matter which team you're rooting for this Sunday, put on this playlist before the game and get pumped!
  19. Rock: Video: Big Brother & the Holding Company Rock Video: Big Brother & the Holding Company Aug 16, 1968 This fascinating video filmed at KQED-TV in San Francisco intersperses interview and performance footage featuring Janis Joplin.
  20. Indie: The Bo-Keys Daytrotter Session, 2011 Indie The Bo-Keys Daytrotter Session, 2011 Sep 29, 2011 Soul revivalists conjure up an old school Memphis vibe on "Catch This Teardrop" and "Got To Get Back" (featuring iconic soul singer Otis Clay).
  21. Rock: Mick Jagger Flies Solo in Osaka Rock Mick Jagger Flies Solo in Osaka The Stones frontman sings the classics with guitarist Joe Satriani in this concert video from his Primitive Cool tour.
  22. Folk & Bluegrass: Mississippi John Hurt at the Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass Mississippi John Hurt at the Ash Grove Jul 5, 1964 This 1964 set is a great introduction to the folk song collection and impressive guitar playing of this gentle Delta songster who pre-dated the blues.
  23. Rock: New Release: Beach Boys in Philly, 1980 Rock New Release: Beach Boys in Philly, 1980 Apr 18, 1980 Hear their lush harmonies on "In My Room" and "Good Vibrations" and their rocking good energy on "Little Deuce Coupe" and "Surfin' USA."
  24. Rock: Paul Sings 'Yesterday' Rock Paul Sings 'Yesterday' Jul 4, 1990 The most recorded song in the history of popular music began a four-week stay at #1 this day in 1965. Now hear Macca reprise his original version live in 1990.
  25. Jazz: Miles at the Fillmore East, 1970 Jazz Miles at the Fillmore East, 1970 Mar 6, 1970 The trumpeter with his potent sextet opened for Steve Miller and headliner Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the fabled New York rock emporium.
  26. Rock: Alice Cooper Back on the Road Rock Alice Cooper Back on the Road Oct 10, 1981 The theatrical rocker kicks off his 2014 summer tour this week. See him perform "No More Mr. Nice Guy" and "School's Out" in this 1981 video.
  27. Rock: Paul Simon Marries Princess Leia Rock Paul Simon Marries Princess Leia Oct 7, 1980 Though it was rather short lived, the musician married actress Carrie Fisher 29 years ago today. Here's a Paul Simon concert from their courting days.
  28. Jazz: Video: Kamasi Washington at Paste Studio Jazz Video: Kamasi Washington at Paste Studio Jan 19, 2016 New tenor sax sensation performs "Malcolm's Theme" and "The Next Step" from his breakout album The Epic with a stripped-down quartet.
  29. Country: All in the Family Country All in the Family Apr 18, 1963

    Mother Maybelle keeps the Carter Family tradition of song going at the Ash Grove.

  30. Blues: Polishing Up the Blues Blues Polishing Up the Blues Apr 26, 1987 Sleek and modern though his sound may be, singer/guitarist Robert Cray nonetheless exudes the easy soulfulness of his predecessors.
  31. Video: Velvet Viking Sondre Lerche at SXSW Video Velvet Viking Sondre Lerche at SXSW Mar 16, 2011 Lerche's 7" single "It's Never Meant To Be" arrives this week (with Beyonce's "Countdown" covered on the b-side). Enjoy him here at SXSW '11.
  32. Folk & Bluegrass: Moby Unplugged Folk & Bluegrass Moby Unplugged Dec 21, 2011 The electronic music maven performs intimate acoustic versions of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" and the hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?"
  33. Interviews: Tina Turner's Long Road to the Top Interviews Tina Turner's Long Road to the Top Jan 20, 1985 In 1984 at the age of 44, Tina Turner finally hit #1. Hear her talk about her first #1 single in this interview less than a year later.
  34. Rock: Gregg Allman's New York Residency Rock Gregg Allman's New York Residency May 25, 1987 The Allman Brothers Band leader kicked off a 10-night run Sunday at NYC's City Winery. Hear him on his I'm No Angel tour from 1987.
  35. Interviews: Malcolm McLaren on Fashion & Rock 'n' Roll Interviews Malcolm McLaren on Fashion & Rock 'n' Roll Nov 4, 1984 The late impresario and former manager of The Sex Pistols and Bow Wow Wow discusses the power of clothes and music in this 1984 video.
  36. Blues: Skip James' Ominous Delta Blues Blues Skip James' Ominous Delta Blues Jun 27, 1968 The enigmatic guitarist accompanies his eerie falsetto vocals on moody numbers like "Devil Got My Woman" and "Cherry Ball Blues" in 1968.
  37. Rock: The Who Play 'Tommy' Rock The Who Play 'Tommy' Oct 22, 1969 Two months after their historic appearance at Woodstock, the band performed Pete Townshend's rock opera at the Fillmore East in 1969.
  38. Blues: Buddy Guy & Junior Wells at Newport, 1968 Blues Buddy Guy & Junior Wells at Newport, 1968 Jul 28, 1968 The Dynamic Duo of the blues performs "Messin' With the Kid," "Checkin' on My Baby" and "Somebody Hoodooed the Hoodoo Man."
  39. Rock: Dire Straits' 'Brothers in Arms' Tour Rock Dire Straits' 'Brothers in Arms' Tour Aug 17, 1985 At the time of this concert, the band was at the height of its popularity on the strength of "Money for Nothing," which reached #1 in 1985.
  40. Country: Alabama at the Salt Palace, '83 Country Alabama at the Salt Palace, '83 Mar 20, 1981 The southern country-rockers play this hit single "Love in the First Degree" and cover The Marshall Tucker Band's "Can't You See" in Utah.
  41. Video: Chuck Ragan: Hardcore Troubadour Video Chuck Ragan: Hardcore Troubadour Feb 3, 2011 With his raspy voice and heartfelt lyrics, Chuck Ragan might remind you of a certain young songwriter from Asbury Park, NJ.
  42. Rock: Peter Gabriel Goes Solo Rock Peter Gabriel Goes Solo Oct 4, 1978 The former Genesis frontman performs tunes from his self-titled solo debut, and a cover of "All Day and All of the Night" in this '78 set.
  43. Country: Kenny Rogers: Country Crossover King Country Kenny Rogers: Country Crossover King Aug 4, 1980 The prolific songwriter performs his hits "The Gambler," "She Believes in Me" and "Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer" in this 1980 concert.
  44. Rock: Jeff Lynne leads ELO at Winterland '76 Rock Jeff Lynne leads ELO at Winterland '76 Feb 14, 1976 Frontman Lynne guides ELO through this thrilling snapshot of a band firing on all cylinders. Look for Lynne's cover album Long Wave in stores this week.
  45. Indie: New Release: 'Being There'-era Wilco Indie New Release: 'Being There'-era Wilco Nov 27, 1996 On their second album and the ensuing tour, the Chicago-based band began a long tradition of defying expectations and reinventing rock 'n roll.
  46. Indie: Arrested Development at Paste Offices Indie Arrested Development at Paste Offices Aug 29, 2008 Rapper Speech leads the Atlanta-based alt-hip hop group on "Mr. Wendal," "Tennessee" and "I Know I'm Bad" in this 2008 video.
  47. Rock: In Memory of Lou Reed Rock In Memory of Lou Reed Celebrate the pioneering singer-songwriter with five hours of his most profound moments from the Vault.
  48. Comedy: Cheech & Chong's Stoner Humor Comedy Cheech & Chong's Stoner Humor Apr 8, 1977 The hippy-dippy duo smokes up and recreates their Sister Mary Elephant routine before a rowdy Daytona Beach crowd in 1977.
  49. Jazz: The Guitar Mastery of Jim Hall & Tal Farlow Jazz The Guitar Mastery of Jim Hall & Tal Farlow Jun 30, 1973 The semi-retired Farlow emerges to play "Topsy," "Summertime" and "St. Thomas" with his six-string contemporary in this 1973 concert.
  50. Blues: Gary Clark Jr.'s New Blues Blues Gary Clark Jr.'s New Blues Apr 18, 2012 Clark is bringing the blues into a new generation with a rocking, soulful take on the form. Check it out in his Daytrotter session recorded earlier this year.
  51. Rock: Barry at His Best Rock Barry at His Best Feb 25, 1975 Could it be magic?...Or Just Manilow. Enjoy this 1975 set of some of his greatest hits like "Mandy," "It's a Miracle" & more!
  52. Blues: James Cotton Goes Solo Blues James Cotton Goes Solo Nov 25, 1966 Blues harp ace James Cotton left Muddy Waters' band in 1966 to form his own group. Hear them opening for the Grateful Dead at the Fillmore.

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