1. Rock: Lou Reed Ticks Everyone Off Rock Lou Reed Ticks Everyone Off Sep 19, 1973 This divisive show from this date in '73 highlights Reed's attempt to alienate his audience with an arena-rock band and soaring guitar solos over fan favorites.
  2. Interviews: The Neville Brothers' True Stories Interviews The Neville Brothers' True Stories Apr 22, 1994 Aaron Neville released My True Story this week, featuring production by Keith Richards. Now, hear all the Nevilles tell their stories in these '94 interviews.
  3. Blues: Canned Heat at the Felt Forum Blues Canned Heat at the Felt Forum Aug 24, 1979 The boogie kings rock New York with "On the Road Again," "Amphetamine Annie," "Goin' Up the Country" and "Woodstock Boogie" in 1979.
  4. Rock: Funky Fridays: Jon Cleary Throws Down Rock Funky Fridays: Jon Cleary Throws Down May 30, 1999 The funkiest Brit in New Orleans channels his inner Dr. John on funky renditions of "I Want a Little Girl" and "People Say" in this 1999 set.
  5. Rock: Rod Stewart Releases Maggie May Rock Rod Stewart Releases Maggie May Dec 5, 1978 41 years ago today, Rod Stewart released his breakout single, "Maggie May." Hear him perform it live in 1978.
  6. Rock: Uncut: Fishbone at Tramps, '97 Rock Uncut: Fishbone at Tramps, '97 Aug 2, 1997 The hard rocking punk-funk-ska band plays "Sunless Saturday," "Bonin' in the Boneyard" and "Hey Ma and Pa" in this rowdy two-hour set.
  7. Video: The Ramones Live in '78 Video The Ramones Live in '78 Dec 28, 1978 Even in the middle of winter, "da bruddas" from Queens were no doubt excited to finally be basking in the sun they were celebrating with this cover.
  8. Video: New Release: Counting Crows in Iowa Video New Release: Counting Crows in Iowa Jul 4, 2012 Watch the Counting Crows leave it all on the stage in this epic three-hour concert, filmed on the Fourth of July at Codfish Hollow Barn in Maquoketa, IA.
  9. Indie: JENNY O's Self-Assured Folk Indie JENNY O's Self-Assured Folk Sep 20, 2012 Listen to Los Angeles singer/songwriter JENNY O perform cuts off her stellar record Automechanic at last year's SXSW festival in Austin, TX.
  10. 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.
  11. Rock: Guess Who in Vancouver Rock Guess Who in Vancouver May 27, 1983 Burton Cummings leads the Canadian band, featuring guitarist Randy Bachman, on "American Woman" and "Laughing" in this '83 reunion.
  12. Comedy: Martin Mull Slays D.C. in '73 Comedy 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."
  13. Folk & Bluegrass: Crown Junction Stompers at Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass Crown Junction Stompers at Ash Grove Jan 1, 1963 Banjo ace Sandy Moseley joins mandolinist Johnny Lyon and guitarist Al Merian on "Splendor in the Bluegrass" and "Two Dollar Bill" in a '63 set.
  14. Blues: Video: Albert King's Blues Power Blues Video: Albert King's Blues Power Jun 18, 1982 The legendary guitarist unleashes his ferocious string bends as special guest with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in this '82 concert.
  15. Rock: J. Geils Band House Party Rock J. Geils Band House Party Nov 5, 1977 Ain't nothin' but J. Geils Band tearing the roof off of the Winterland like it's their job, because it is.
  16. Blues: Uncut: Lonnie Mack at Tramps, '95 Blues Uncut: Lonnie Mack at Tramps, '95 Apr 21, 1995 That Memphis Man brings his rollicking horn band, along with his stinging Flying V guitar licks, to the Manhattan roadhouse for one memorable night.
  17. Indie: Al Kooper Solo at the Record Plant, 1974 Indie Al Kooper Solo at the Record Plant, 1974 Oct 23, 1974 Although best know for his work with musicians like Bob Dylan and Mike Bloomfied, Al Kooper proves in this show how powerful he can be on his own.
  18. Rock: Uncut: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, 1986 Rock Uncut: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, 1986 Oct 25, 1986 Young revisits grunge-laden classics like "Down By the River" and "Cinnamon Girl" along with intimate fare like "Heart of Gold" in this two-hour concert.
  19. Jazz: "Prepare Yourself" for George Duke Jazz "Prepare Yourself" for George Duke Apr 21, 1977 The late keyboardist took his spectacular band to Bottom Line in the spring of '77 for what would be a magical night.
  20. Jazz: Pat Metheny Group, '82 Jazz Pat Metheny Group, '82 Jul 26, 1982 The guitarist stuns on Ornette Coleman's "Broadway Blues" before tackling material from his American Garage and Off Ramp.
  21. Rock: New Release: Heart in Fort Worth, 1980 Rock New Release: Heart in Fort Worth, 1980 Apr 3, 1980 Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson play their hits "Barracuda" and "Crazy On You" along with tunes from Dog and Butterfly and Bebe le Strange.
  22. Indie: The Allah-Las Get Groovy at Daytrotter Indie The Allah-Las Get Groovy at Daytrotter May 14, 2012 Listen to L.A.'s the Allah-Las Daytrotter session, featuring a set of '60s-inspired garage rock tunes off their excellent new self-tltled record.
  23. Indie: AA Bondy at Slim's, 2009 Indie AA Bondy at Slim's, 2009 Feb 26, 2009 The Alabama-born singer-songwriter-guitarist explores his dark muse on "Oh the Vampyre," "Killed Myself When I Was Young" and "Vice Rag."
  24. Jazz: Mary Lou Williams' Carnegie Duet Jazz Mary Lou Williams' Carnegie Duet Jun 28, 1978 Ten days after appearing at the 1978 White House Jazz Festival, pianist-composer Mary Lou Williams joined bassist Buster Williams for an intimate duet.
  25. Blues: Walter "Wolfman" Washington on the Prowl Blues Walter "Wolfman" Washington on the Prowl Jul 14, 1995 The funky New Orleans soulman and guitarist performs "Girl I Want to Dance With You" and "Body And Fender Man" in this 1995 Tramps set.
  26. Rock: Bruce Springsteen vs. Manfred Mann Rock Bruce Springsteen vs. Manfred Mann Who did "Blinded By the Light" better, Bruce (who wrote the tune) or Manfred Mann's Earth Band? Hear both versions and decide for yourself.
  27. Rock: Madness' Stateside Breakthrough Rock Madness' Stateside Breakthrough Aug 23, 1983 The Brit pop/ska band plays infectious numbers like "House of Fun," "Baggy Trousers," "One Step Beyond" and their hit "Our House" in 1983.
  28. Folk & Bluegrass: Cousin Emmy at the Ash Grove, '63 Folk & Bluegrass Cousin Emmy at the Ash Grove, '63 Jul 5, 1963 The Kentucky-born clawhammer banjo player and singer performs hillbilly tunes like "Crawdad," "Dunkard's Wife" and "Ida Red."
  29. Folk & Bluegrass: Uncut: Doc Watson at Ash Grove Folk & Bluegrass Uncut: Doc Watson at Ash Grove Apr 13, 1965 Doc Watson knew how to sing a song and he sure knew how to play his guitar. Listen to him beautifully weave genres together in this 1965 set.
  30. Interviews: Bill Withers' Unexpected Life in Music Interviews Bill Withers' Unexpected Life in Music Aug 6, 1988 Hear Withers discuss his late start in music in his down-to-earth manner and look for his 9-album box set spanning '71-'85, available now.
  31. Jazz: Video: George Benson at Newport, '66 Jazz Video: George Benson at Newport, '66 Jul 2, 1966 See the rising star guitarist play "Benson's Rider" (his take on "C.C. Rider") in this Trumpet & Guitar Workshop from 50 years ago.
  32. Rock: Springsteen in Stockholm Rock Springsteen in Stockholm Jul 3, 1988 The Boss leads the E Street Band on "Tunnel of Love," "Born in the U.S.A." and a cover of Edwin Starr's "War" in this '88 set from Sweden.
  33. Rock: Video: Salt-N-Peppa at Woodstock '94 Rock Video: Salt-N-Peppa at Woodstock '94 Aug 13, 1994 The female hip hop crew from Queens and Brooklyn perform their hits "Push It," "Tramp," "Shoop" and "Let's Talk About Sex."
  34. Rock: The Thin White Duke at 66 Rock The Thin White Duke at 66 Aug 30, 1987 David Bowie asks "Where Are We Now?" with the first single from his forthcoming album. Look back to where he was in '87: on the Glass Spider tour.
  35. Blues: Paul Butterfield Band at the Fillmore, '66 Blues Paul Butterfield Band at the Fillmore, '66 Oct 14, 1966 The harmonica ace leads his pioneering group featuring guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop on "Shake Your Money Maker" and others.
  36. 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.
  37. Indie: Doug Paisley Opens For Bon Iver Indie 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.
  38. Rock: On Tour This Fall: Vedder and Hansard Rock On Tour This Fall: Vedder and Hansard Hear Pearl Jam in '94 at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, and The Swell Season's '09 Daytrotter session.
  39. Comedy: Uncut: Eddie Murphy at the Felt Forum, '86 Comedy Uncut: Eddie Murphy at the Felt Forum, '86 Aug 27, 1986 Bringing new meaning to the term "Uncut," this 1986 performance from the height of the former SNL star's stand-up career is not for the faint.
  40. Indie: Noise Pop Festival 2013 Sampler Indie Noise Pop Festival 2013 Sampler As San Francisco's celebration of independent culture approaches its 21st year, get familiar with artists playing in over 20 SF venues in late February.
  41. Country: Randy Travis at Music Village USA Country Randy Travis at Music Village USA Jul 16, 1986 The neo-traditionalist country star performs a Hank Williams medley and tunes from his breakthrough album Storms of Life in this '86 set.
  42. Rock: U2’s Conspiracy of Hope Rock U2’s Conspiracy of Hope Jun 15, 1986 The politically-aware band helps raise awareness about human rights before a crowd of over 70,000 at the Giants Stadium in 1986.
  43. Rock: Vault History: Santana and McLaughlin Rock Vault History: Santana and McLaughlin Sep 5, 1973 40 years ago today, Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin played this psychedelically powered jazz-rock jam in Berkeley, CA.
  44. Blues: Omar Dykes Howls in Austin Blues Omar Dykes Howls in Austin May 25, 1987 Gruff-voiced, hard-edged, Mississippi-born blues rocker Omar Dykes wails with unparalleled intensity alongside his Howlers in this 1987 Austin concert.
  45. Interviews: Video: Johnny Winter Revists His Roots Interviews Video: Johnny Winter Revists His Roots Nov 4, 1984 The late Texas guitar slinger talks about growing up in Beaumont with early rock 'n' roll and discovering the blues in this interview from 1984.
  46. Rock: Alice Cooper Vs. School Rock Alice Cooper Vs. School Every year, Mr. Cooper is proven wrong by the millions of students heading back to school in the fall. According to this playlist, school's in.
  47. Rock: Wayne Cochran vs. Mitch Ryder Rock Wayne Cochran vs. Mitch Ryder The two wildmen of rock 'n' roll - Cochran with his C.C. Riders and Ryder with his Detroit Wheels - square off in this battle of the bands playlist.
  48. Comedy: Monty Python's Flying Circus in NYC Comedy Monty Python's Flying Circus in NYC Apr 23, 1976 Hear the Brit comedy troupe perform "The Lumberjack Song" and other hilarious bits like "Travel Agent" and "Nudge Nudge" in this '76 show.
  49. Country: Keith Urban's New Crossover Release Country Keith Urban's New Crossover Release Jan 16, 1997 The Aussie star blends bluegrass, country, rap and EDM on Ripcord, which hits stores today. Hear him in a more traditional mode in 1997.
  50. Jazz: Bill Evans' Introspective Muse Jazz Bill Evans' Introspective Muse Mar 12, 1975 The influential pianist, who introduced a crystalline, Erik Satie-inspired approach to jazz piano trios, plays the Great American Music Hall in '75.
  51. Country: Country-Fried Covers Playlist Country Country-Fried Covers Playlist Hear songs by the Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, The Band, Bob Dylan and more played with a whole lotta twang.
  52. Jazz: Uncut: George Barnes-Ruby Braff in Nice Jazz Uncut: George Barnes-Ruby Braff in Nice Jul 1, 1974 Pioneering guitarist and Armstrong-inspired cornetist reveal their uncanny swinging chemistry in this crackling set from the '74 Grande Parade du Jazz.

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