Indie
  1. Indie: Deer Tick at the Old Lantern Barn 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.
  2. Indie: Toro y Moi in Austin 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.
  3. Indie: Allen Stone Goes for the Heart 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.
  4. Indie: The Bo-Keys Daytrotter Session, 2011 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).
  5. Indie: CBGB Bands Playlist CBGB Bands Playlist The DIY ethic of artists like the Ramones, Blondie, Patti Smith, and Talking Heads makes them something like godparents to today's indie scene.
  6. Indie: Glen Hansard Covers Van Morrison Glen Hansard Covers Van Morrison Mar 16, 2012 Instead of promoting his new album, Glen Hansard covers Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks," live at SXSW. Who does it best?
  7. Indie: Bonnie Prince Billy on St. Patrick's Day Bonnie Prince Billy on St. Patrick's Day Mar 15, 2010 The singer-songwriter (aka Will Oldham), once dubbed an "Appalachian post-punk solipsist," performs "Strange Form of Life" in this 2010 set.
  8. Indie: Toad the Wet Sprocket at Daytrotter Toad the Wet Sprocket at Daytrotter Jan 24, 2014 Singer Glen Phillips fronts the alt-rockers on "All I Want" from 1991's Fear and "California Wasted" from 2013's New Constellation.
  9. Indie: Abigail Washburn at Daytrotter Abigail Washburn at Daytrotter Jan 26, 2011 The singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player performs intimate and compelling tunes from her album City of Refuge in this 2011 set.
  10. Indie: Aesop Rock Must Not Sleep Aesop Rock Must Not Sleep May 26, 2011 New album. New video. Aesop Rock stays busy. Hear his '11 Daytrotter session here.
  11. Indie: Video: Vintage Trouble at SXSW, 2012 Video: Vintage Trouble at SXSW, 2012 Mar 15, 2012 Dynamic singer and frontman Ty Taylor leads the tough L.A. group on tunes from their debut album, The Bomb Shelter Sessions in Austin.
  12. Indie: Doug Paisley Opens For Bon Iver Doug Paisley Opens For Bon Iver Superstar crooner Bon Iver and folk master Doug Paisley share the stage tonight at Radio City Music Hall. Hear them back to back in this soft and sweet playlist.
  13. Indie: The Polyphonic Spree at Studio Paradiso The Polyphonic Spree at Studio Paradiso Oct 17, 2012 Charismatic frontman Tim DeLaughter leads the Dallas-based choral rock band on uplifting tunes like "Into the Light/I'm Calling" in 2012.
  14. Indie: Freedy Johnston's Daytrotter Session Freedy Johnston's Daytrotter Session Apr 23, 2013 The Kansas native and New York City resident performs "Sentimental Heart" and the title track of Neon Repairman in this solo set from 2013.
  15. Indie: Guards: Barnstormer, 2011 Guards: Barnstormer, 2011 Apr 30, 2011 These Brooklyn-based indie rockers were a nightly highlight of the 2011 Spring Barnstormer tour, with their anthemic ambient songs and fog machine.
  16. Indie: JOHNNYSWIM Daytrotter Session JOHNNYSWIM Daytrotter Session Jul 17, 2013 JOHNNYSWIM duo Abner and Amanda have beautiful booming vocals and stage chemistry reminiscent of Johnny and June.
  17. Indie: Foals Get Dark and Dancey Foals Get Dark and Dancey Oct 14, 2010 Sounding like a mix of The Cure and The Talking Heads, British band Foals have become one of the UK's most popular acts. Here they are at Daytrotter in 2010.
  18. Indie: Reptile Youth's Dark Anthems Reptile Youth's Dark Anthems The punk-edged band from Copenhagen performs John Lennon's "Gimme Some Truth" and their "All of the Noise" in Daytrotter sessions.
  19. Indie: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit Oct 26, 2012 Hear the former Drive-By Trucker's Daytrotter session here, and look for his new LP recorded in August, Live From Alabama, out today.
  20. Indie: It's All In the Akron/Family It's All In the Akron/Family Sep 2, 2008 Let these improvised jams and tribal hoots & hollers bathe your earholes in excellence, and look out for the new album Sub Verses, available now.
  21. Indie: The Lumineers vs. Alabama Shakes vs. Fun. The Lumineers vs. Alabama Shakes vs. Fun. Three of the biggest bands of 2012 square off at the Grammys in the Best New Artist category. Hear them live, then let us know who you think should win.
  22. Indie: Vetiver & Howlin' Rain's NYE Party Playlist Vetiver & Howlin' Rain's NYE Party Playlist Get ready for Vetiver & Howlin' Rain's 3-Night NYE run at San Francisco's Cafe Du Nord with this playlist featuring live cuts from each band back to back.
  23. Indie: The Winter Sounds at Daytrotter 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.
  24. Indie: The Whigs, Athens' Favorite Power Trio The Whigs, Athens' Favorite Power Trio Sep 18, 2012 Athens, GA's The Whigs storm into Daytrotter to unleash a set of fuzzed-out rock & roll and prove sometimes all you need is a guitar, bass and drums.
  25. Indie: Video: Annie & the Beekeepers at Paste Video: Annie & the Beekeepers at Paste Jan 6, 2010 The unorthodox trio led by singer-songwriter Annie Lynch performs "Like a Dog" and "Dirty Laundry" in this 2010 set from Decatur.
  26. Indie: New Release: Dawes & Ben Sollee New Release: Dawes & Ben Sollee Jul 29, 2012 Watch them cover George Harrison’s “I Dig Love” at the Paste Ruins during Newport Folk.
  27. Indie: Video: Ra Ra Riot at Codfish Hollow Barn Video: Ra Ra Riot at Codfish Hollow Barn May 1, 2010 The Syracuse rock band with the unique violin-cello sound plays catchy fare from their second album, The Rhumb Line, in this 2010 concert.
  28. Indie: The Gutter Twins, Noise Pop '08 The Gutter Twins, Noise Pop '08 Mar 1, 2008 A supergroup that actually works! Listen to the glorious collaboration between Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs) and Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age).
  29. Indie: Avett Brothers Daytrotter Session Avett Brothers Daytrotter Session Jul 27, 2009 The much-loved folk group recorded this session back in 2009. Be sure to check out their new album Magpie and the Dandelion.
  30. Indie: Macklemore's Third Chart-Topping Week Macklemore's Third Chart-Topping Week Aug 7, 2012 This independent artist is currently at #1 with his single “Thrift Shop." Listen to some live songs you won’t find on his album The Heist.
  31. Indie: Banjo Or Freakout in Austin, 2012 Banjo Or Freakout in Austin, 2012 Feb 7, 2012 London-based songwriter Alessio Natalizia performs his mesmerizing "Dear Me" and beguiling "I Don't Want To Start All Over Again."
  32. Indie: Peter Bjorn & John: Nothing to Worry About Peter Bjorn & John: Nothing to Worry About Jun 15, 2009 Swedish trio PB&J offers fans upbeat, catchy melodies with witty lyrics that never fail to please.
  33. Indie: Playlist: LouFest 2012 Playlist: LouFest 2012 Get familiar with this year's meritorious lineup at St. Louis's biggest indie music event.
  34. Indie: The Slip's Daytrotter Session The Slip's Daytrotter Session Apr 5, 2007 The Boston-based trio, fronted by singer-guitarist Brad Barr, performs tunes from Eisenhower and covers The Who's "Baba O'Riley" in 2007.
  35. Indie: Lemonade's Dance-Happy Electronica Lemonade's Dance-Happy Electronica Mar 21, 2009 Check out Lemonade's tropical beats and dreamy layers of synths in this 2009 concert, then pick up their new album, Diver, which just dropped today.
  36. Indie: Andrew Jackson Jihad in Austin, 2011 Andrew Jackson Jihad in Austin, 2011 Dec 22, 2011 The punk-folk duo of guitarist-singer Sean Bonnette and bassist Ben Gallaty performs clever tunes like "Heartilation" and "Rain, Hate on Me."
  37. Indie: Video: The Blacks' Garage Noir Video: The Blacks' Garage Noir Feb 29, 2008 Front-woman Luisa Black fronts the Jesus and Mary Chain-inspired trio on raw, distortion-laced tunes from Tiger Songs and Nom de Guerre.
  38. Indie: Farewell Milwaukee's Daytrotter Session Farewell Milwaukee's Daytrotter Session Nov 27, 2012 Singer-songwriter Ben Lubeck leads the inventive Minneapolis-based alt-country band on tunes from When It Sinks In in 2012.
  39. Indie: Joan As Police Woman at Daytrotter Joan As Police Woman at Daytrotter Nov 30, 2011 Singer-songwriter Joan Wasser premieres material from her fourth album The Deep Field in this soulful 2011 performance.
  40. Indie: The Lone Bellow in Minneapolis The Lone Bellow in Minneapolis Oct 29, 2013 The Brooklyn group, led by singer-songwriter Zach Williams, performs potent tunes from their acclaimed self-titled debut in this 2013 set.
  41. Indie: Video: The Civil Wars at SXSW, 2011 Video: The Civil Wars at SXSW, 2011 Mar 16, 2011 The duo of Joy Williams and John Paul White blend enchanting vocals on "Tip of My Tongue," "Forget Me Not" and tunes from Barton Hollow.
  42. Indie: Kid Koala's Creative Cut-Ups Kid Koala's Creative Cut-Ups Jun 27, 2011 The Canadian turntablist has his way with Henry Mancini's "Moon River" while flashing dexterity on "Spanky Panky" in this 2011 Daytrotter set.
  43. Indie: Sean Smith: "My Body Is In The Way" Sean Smith: "My Body Is In The Way" Feb 26, 2009

    With his acoustic guitar and skillful fingerpicking, Smith carries on the torch of John Fahey.

  44. Indie: The Hold Steady at SXSW in Austin The Hold Steady at SXSW in Austin Mar 20, 2009 Frontman Craig Finn leads the Brooklyn-based alt-rock band on tunes from Boys and Girls in America and Stay Positive in this 2009 set.
  45. Indie: Video: Beth Orton at the Paste Ruins Video: Beth Orton at the Paste Ruins Jul 28, 2013 Hear the British singer-songwriter perform entrancing originals "Dawn Chorus," "Magpie" and "Stolen Car" at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.
  46. Indie: Outside Lands Festival 2012 Playlist Outside Lands Festival 2012 Playlist This weekend Neil Young, Dr. Dog, Stevie Wonder and more will take the stage in Golden Gate Park. We've got the playlist to get you ready.
  47. Indie: David Byrne + St. Vincent Playlist David Byrne + St. Vincent Playlist Hear live tunes from former Talking Heads frontman Byrne and multi-instrumentalist St. Vincent, who collaborated on the new album Love This Giant.
  48. Indie: Video: Great Peacock at SXSW, 2013 Video: Great Peacock at SXSW, 2013 Mar 16, 2013 The Nashville band led by Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd performs country-tinged folk-rock tunes like "Summer Song" and "Tennessee."
  49. Indie: Video: Lucinda Black Bear at Paste, '08 Video: Lucinda Black Bear at Paste, '08 Sep 16, 2008 Guitarist-singer-songwriter Christian Gibbs leads the Brooklyn quintet on plaintive numbers like "All She Wanted," "Here I Am" and "Kites."
  50. Indie: Willy Mason 'Carries On' at Daytrotter Willy Mason 'Carries On' at Daytrotter Apr 16, 2012 Listen to Willy Mason, the folk troubadour from Martha's Vineyard, play songs off his excellent new record Carry On at 2Khz Studio in London, England.
  51. Indie: Video: St. Vincent in San Francisco, '09 Video: St. Vincent in San Francisco, '09 Feb 27, 2009 The guitarist-singer-songwriter performs "Human Racing," "Your Lips Are Red" and other tunes from Marry Me in this compelling solo set.
  52. Indie: The Black Angels in Austin The Black Angels in Austin Mar 15, 2008 The Texas neo-psychedelic rock band plays "Black Grease" and other reverb-soaked, fuzz-laden tunes from Passover in this 2008 set.

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