Folk & Bluegrass
An Aqua Teen Hunger Force Christmas
Daytrotter Studio | Dec 22, 2009
Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad perform "I Sure Hope I Don't Have to Beat Your Ass This Christmas" in this 2009 Daytrotter session.
Video: Cheap Trick at the Capitol, 1980
Capitol Theatre | Mar 29, 1980
The iconic power-pop band performs material from
along with their hits "Surrender" and "I Want You To Want Me."
George Russell Sextet at Newport '64
Jul 3, 1964
The composer-pianist leads an all-star ensemble featuring Thad Jones, Albert "Tootie" Heath and John Gilmore on "Stratosphunk" and others.
Davell Crawford's Gospel-Fueled R&B
Apr 20, 2011
The gifted New Orleans pianist-vocalist performs with uncommon passion in this solo set from 2011 at Wolfgang's Vault in San Francisco.
The Grateful Dead Close Out 1977
Dec 30, 1977
Watch the Dead on the third night of their NYE run at Winterland in 1977, regarded by many as one of the greatest years in the band's history.
Vintage Byrds at the Fillmore West
Jan 4, 1970
Guitarist-frontman Roger McGuinn has said that his solo on "Eight Miles High" was inspired by John Coltrane. Hear him stretch out in 1970.
Alanis Morissette Unplugged, 1997
Oct 19, 1997
In this video of her Bridge School benefit concert, the singer-songwriter performs previously unreleased tunes "Gorgeous" and "London."
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.
Uncut: Roy Buchanan, 1974
Jul 6, 1974
The late, enigmatic blues guitar hero unleashes his unparalleled chops in this uncut 1974 concert at Avery Fisher Hall in New York.
JENNY O's Self-Assured Folk
Sep 20, 2012
Listen to Los Angeles singer/songwriter JENNY O perform cuts off her stellar record
at last year's SXSW festival in Austin, TX.
George Jones at Paradise, '82
Mar 16, 1982
The greatest country singer ever puts his soulful stamp on "The Race Is On," "Bartender's Blues" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" in Boston.
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.
Kris Kristofferson at the Country Club
Jun 25, 1982
The prolific songwriter performs his classics "Me And Bobby McGee," "Why Me" and "Help Me Make It Through the Night" in this '82 set.
New Skynyrd Studio Album
Apr 27, 1975
Skynyrd is back on the road promoting
Last Of A Dyin' Breed
. Here, see them ignite SF's Winterland Ballroom in '75.
New Release: Moody Blues at the LA Forum
Dec 3, 1983
The prog-rock pioneers perform classics like "Nights in White Satin," "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)" and "Ride My See-Saw."
Freddie Hubbard in Flight
Jul 5, 1974
The great trumpeter was at the peak of his powers in this 1974 concert with Junior Cook, George Cables, Reggie Workman and Jack DeJohnette
Keith Urban at Tramps, 1999
Aug 14, 1999
The Australian country star performs "I Want to Be Your Man (Forever)," "It's a Love Thing" and other tunes from this self-titled Stateside debut.
Chris Smither's Delta Muse
Jul 28, 1973
The folk-blues troubadour blends fingerstyle picking and passionate vocals on "Statesboro Blues" and "Dust My Broom" in this '73 solo set.
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.
John Hammond at the Fillmore West
Jul 1, 1970
The blues scholar and solo troubadour performs classics like "Steady Rollin' Man," "Boogie Chillen" and "Spoonful" in this 1970 set.
Early Roomful of Blues
Jan 26, 1974
Three years before their self-titled debut album, the swaggering jump blues band from Rhode Island played the Palace Theater in Providence in 1974.
Tina Turner in Sweden
May 13, 1983
The dynamic soul singer was 43 when she reprised her 1966 Phil Spector-produced hit "River Deep - Mountain High" in this 1983 video.
Blues Traveler Featuring Carlos Santana
Sep 29, 1991
John Popper and co. stoked Golden Gate Park at the '91 One World One Heart Fest, bringing Santana onstage for a 20-minute "Mountain Cry" jam.
Chris Whitley's American Gothic
Jun 15, 1995
The late Texas singer-songwriter wields a wicked, distortion-laced axe on material from his eerie, grunge-laden
Din of Ecstasy
in this '95 set.
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.
The Otherwordly Vocals of Reggie Watts
May 23, 2011
The comedian-singer-loopmeister now leads the house band for
The Late Late Show with James Corden
. Hear him layer his voice in 2011.
Patti Smith with Special Guest John Cale
Jan 16, 1976
Smith recently wrote a thoughtful remembrance of Lou Reed. Hear her performing in DC, with John Cale playing bass for the encore.
Video: Santana at Golden Gate Park
Nov 3, 1991
Guitar hero Carlos Santana leads the legendary San Francisco group on "Spirits Dancing in the Flesh," "Jingo" and "Oye Como Va" in 1991.
Terence Blanchard at Newport '03
Aug 9, 2003
The trumpeter-composer performs his "Fred Brown" and other tunes from
, and covers Wayne Shorter's "Footprints" with his sextet.
Folk & Bluegrass
Solo Acoustic James Taylor
Aug 30, 1975
This mellow set from1975 features plenty of memorable songs and funny moments. This is vintage Taylor.
Peter Frampton Sells Out MSG
Jul 2, 1977
Today in 1977, Peter Frampton began a sold-out three night stint at Madison Square Garden. Watch him rock Oakland just one month earlier.
Folk & Bluegrass
Neil Young Flies Solo
The singer-songwriter performs intimate renditions of "Heart Of Gold," "After the Gold Rush" and "Cowgirl in the Sand" in a two-hour playlist.
Video: James Brown Funkifies Woodstock '99
Jul 23, 1999
The Godfather of Soul gets on the goodfoot with "Cold Sweat," "Mother Popcorn" and "Sex Machine" at the 30th anniversary of Woodstock.
JD McPherson's Updated Old School
Aug 15, 2012
Sink into the eclectic, throwback sounds stitched together by McPherson, from hardcore R&B to Jamaican rocksteady.
The Who Take On the Fillmore East
Apr 6, 1968
Recorded the second night of their premiere run at the illustrious venue, this concert captures the band's legendary energy and intensity.
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
Aretha Franklin at the Fillmore West
Mar 7, 1971
The Queen of Soul is at the top of her game in this 1971 show, the last of a three night run. Feel it through your speakers.
Must of Got Lost With J. Geils Band
Nov 5, 1977
"This song is about L-O-V-E, and if you abuse it, you gonna lose it." Watch Peter Wolf and the J. Geils Band blast through one of their premiere live tunes.
Cheech & Chong Burn Another One Down
Apr 8, 1977
The stoner duo performs their famous "Up In Smoke" sketch before a raucous Spring Break audience in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1977.
The Isley Brothers' Charitable Soul
Nov 7, 1973
The Isleys were joined by Paul McCartney at an exclusive fundraiser for the Apollo Theater last Saturday. Hear them in 1973, sans Beatle.
Video: Red Baraat at SXSW, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
The Brooklyn-based exotic party band performs infectious North Indian funk tunes like "Chaal Baby" and "Shruggy Ji" at the annual Austin bash.
Laurens Hammond's Organ
Jul 5, 1964
The Inventor of the Hammond organ was born 118 years ago today. Hear his creation put to good use by the Jimmy Smith Trio in 1964.
The Winter Brothers With B.B. King
Jun 21, 1978
Guitarist Johnny and keyboardist Edgar sit in with the king of the blues on "Going Down Slow" in this '78 set from New York's The Bottiom Line.
NEW: Horslips in Boston, '77
Oct 25, 1977
The Celtic rockers blend the influences of Jethro Tull and Genesis with Irish folkloric music on tunes like "Daybreak" and "Dearg Doom."
Bernie Taupin, the Voice of Elton John
Jan 1, 1987
The great lyricist, poet, and artist, discusses his 1988 solo record, as well what it's like to collaborate with well-known pop stars.
Funk Fridays: Maceo Parker
Aug 16, 1992
The alto saxman joins his JB Horns partners Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley for "2% jazz and 98% funky stuff" in this concert video.
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.
Larry Coryell's Fiery Foreplay
Jun 30, 1973
The godfather of fusion guitar rips it up with his volatile quintet in this electrifying 1973 concert from New York's Central Park.
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.
Dengue Fever's Khmer Flair
May 31, 2012
In the mood for a fresh take on 60's Cambodian pop music? Of course you are. Good. We are too.
Jimi Hendrix Experience at Winterland, 1968
Oct 11, 1968
Hear the guitar god stretch on an 18-minute version of "Are You Experienced?" and a 13-minute version of his slow blues "Red House."
Joe Cocker & Friends at the Fillmore
Apr 26, 1970
Following his show-stopping performance at Woodstock, Joe Cocker gets a little help from Leon Russell, Rita Coolidge, and others at this 1970 concert.
Louis Armstrong Reminisces, 1970
Jul 23, 1970
In this fascinating chat with George Wein, Satchmo talks about brass bands in New Orleans, "Bourbon Street Parade" and "Mack the Knife."
Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers in Chicago
Sep 17, 2013
The singer-songwriter fronts the Bay Area band on "Ravenous," "Go Go Go" and other tunes from their self-titled album in this 2013 video.
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