Indie
  1. Indie: Video: Scissors for Lefty at Slim's Video: Scissors for Lefty at Slim's Mar 1, 2007 The San Francisco band performs "Lay Down Your Weapons," "Ghetto Ways" and other tunes from Underhanded Romance in this 2007 set.
  2. Indie: Dengue Fever's Khmer Flair 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.
  3. Indie: String Cheese Incident at Woodstock '99 String Cheese Incident at Woodstock '99 Jul 22, 1999 The Colorado-based jam band performs a countrified "Walk This Way," a salsafied "Come As You Are" and a funky, 25-minute "Missing Me."
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Indie: Wayne Kramer at the Baked Potato Wayne Kramer at the Baked Potato Mar 11, 2004 Guitarist-songwriter from the '60s proto-punk band MC5 performs tunes from his solo albums Dangerous Madness and Citizen Wayne.
  7. Indie: Mike Doughty's Daytrotter Set Mike Doughty's Daytrotter Set Aug 23, 2012 The former lead singer for Soul Coughing covers a John Denver tune and plays tunes from Yes and Also Yes in this 2012 solo set.
  8. Indie: 2,000 Daytrotter Sessions! 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.
  9. Indie: Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival Commencing this week, MPMF has been embracing emerging artists for 11 years now. Hear dozens of this year's participants here.
  10. Indie: Video: The Lumineers in Austin, 2012 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.
  11. Indie: Two Gallants Still Steady Rollin' Two Gallants Still Steady Rollin' Mar 15, 2008 Revisit one of the San Francisco duo's '08 SXSW sets to complement their newly released fourth album, The Bloom and the Blight.
  12. Indie: Robert Randolph's Righteous Family Band Robert Randolph's Righteous Family Band The pedal steel guitar sensation wails on "Bo Diddley" and switches to tasty acoustic slide guitar on the gospel-tinged "Traveling Shoes."
  13. Indie: JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound at SXSW JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound at SXSW Mar 15, 2012 The Chicago-based high-energy neo soul band, led by the charismatic singer Brooks, performs tunes from Want More in this 2012 video.
  14. Indie: Truman Peyote's Daytrotter Session Truman Peyote's Daytrotter Session Aug 31, 2012 After hearing this highly experimental, exceedingly trippy set from 2012, you may feel like you've taken peyote. Dig in, have fun!
  15. Indie: The Whigs' Daytrotter Sessions The Whigs' Daytrotter Sessions Guitarist-singer Parker Gispert leads the post-grunge power trio from Athens, Georgia on tunes from In the Dark and Enjoy the Company.
  16. Indie: The Allah-Las Get Groovy at Daytrotter 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.
  17. Indie: British Folk-Rockers Noah & The Whale British Folk-Rockers Noah & The Whale Feb 29, 2012 Lighthearted melodies and vulnerable lyrics are this band's strong suit. Get to know them in this stirring Daytrotter session.
  18. Indie: The Broken West at the Independent The Broken West at the Independent Feb 25, 2009 The hook-laden power pop group, fronted by singer-guitarist Ross Flournoy, performs tunes from their 2008 debut, Now or Heaven.
  19. Indie: Of Montreal in Milwaukee Of Montreal in Milwaukee Sep 24, 2010 Enigmatic Kevin Barnes leads the Athens, Georgia-based group on "Casualty of You" and others in this 2010 set from the Pabst Theater.
  20. Indie: Playlist: Treasure Island Music Fest Playlist: Treasure Island Music Fest Preview the lineup for San Francisco's October indie festival in the bay, including Ty Segall, Best Coast and more.
  21. Indie: Dream Syndicate in Studio Z, 1982 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.
  22. Indie: Blitzen Trapper at Noise Pop, 2008 Blitzen Trapper at Noise Pop, 2008 Find out what a gordito sounds like during this concert from one of indie's most eclectic bands.
  23. Indie: Chet Faker's Electronic Muse Chet Faker's Electronic Muse Dec 18, 2013 The Australian electronica musician (aka Nicholas James Murphy) performs tunes from his debut album Thinking in Textures in 2013.
  24. Indie: Playlist: LouFest 2012 Playlist: LouFest 2012 Get familiar with this year's meritorious lineup at St. Louis's biggest indie music event.
  25. Indie: Best New Artist fun. at Daytrotter Best New Artist fun. at Daytrotter Dec 19, 2009 As NYC pop-rockers fun. celebrate their Best New Artist Grammy, listen to their incredible '09 session in Rock Island, Il.
  26. Indie: ¡Viva Mariachi El Bronx! ¡Viva Mariachi El Bronx! Jul 10, 2012 As the LA ranchero punks burn and pillage their way across Western Europe & Scandinavia, you can enjoy their Daytrotter session here.
  27. Indie: The Otherwordly Vocals of Reggie Watts 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.
  28. 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.
  29. Indie: Judgement Day: String Metal Judgement Day: String Metal Feb 26, 2011 Get your face rocked off by a group who make edgy, aggressive music with orchestral instrumentation.
  30. Indie: An Umphrey's McGee Daytrotter Session An Umphrey's McGee Daytrotter Session Jan 5, 2012 The neo-prog jam band from South Bend blends idioms on "Booth Love," "Domino Theory" and other tunes from Death By Stereo in 2012.
  31. Indie: Alabama Shakes' Soul-Stirring Sound Alabama Shakes' Soul-Stirring Sound Apr 5, 2012 Powerhouse frontwoman Brittany Howard leads the R&B-tinged band from Athens, Alabama on tunes from Boys & Girls in this 2012 set.
  32. Indie: Dinosaur Jr., Indie Rock Stalwarts Dinosaur Jr., Indie Rock Stalwarts The trio's timeless indie rock is celebrated in this playlist of Dinosaur Jr. and J. Mascis jams.
  33. Indie: Video: Built for the Sea at Independent Video: Built for the Sea at Independent Feb 29, 2008 Indie darling Lia Rose, the gifted singer-songwriter with the captivating voice and autobiographical lyrics, leads the San Francisco band in 2008.
  34. Indie: Mississippi Sound: Rosco Bandana Mississippi Sound: Rosco Bandana Dec 12, 2012 This young band won Hard Rock's Battle of the Bands competition and was signed as the first act to their new label. Check out their great Daytrotter set.
  35. 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.
  36. Indie: Video: My Morning Jacket Video: My Morning Jacket Aug 23, 2011 The psychedelic group from Louisville, Kentucky performs "Slow Slow Tune" and "You Wanna Freak Out" from Circuital in this 2011 concert.
  37. Indie: The Bottle Rockets' Combustible Guitars The Bottle Rockets' Combustible Guitars May 29, 1999 The tough St. Louis band blends riffs, hooks and humor on "1000 Dollar Car," "Nancy Sinatra" and a raw cover of Neil Young's "Cortez the Killer."
  38. Indie: Video: Banditos at Paste Studios Video: Banditos at Paste Studios Jan 15, 2016 The 6-piece Nashville band's rootsy sound falls somewhere between Big Brother & the Holding Company and Alabama Shakes in this 2016 set.
  39. Indie: Bentcousin in London, 2013 Bentcousin in London, 2013 Feb 22, 2013 The twin brother-sister team of Amelia and Pat Innit perform "I Think I Like Your Girlfriend More Than You" and "Sibling Rivalry" at 2KHz.
  40. Indie: Presidents of the United States of America Presidents of the United States of America Nov 17, 1995 The Seattle-based band performs their singles "Kitty," "Lump" and "Peaches" from their self-titled debut at this 1995 Tramps concert.
  41. Indie: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals at Daytrotter Grace Potter & The Nocturnals at Daytrotter Mar 26, 2013 The Vermont-based guitarist-singer just released a single from her upcoming solo debut album. Hear her with her former band in 2013.
  42. Indie: The Antlers' Dream Pop The Antlers' Dream Pop Oct 30, 2009 The Brooklyn band performs "Shiva" and other lushly orchestrated tunes from their acclaimed album Hospice in this 2009 Daytrotter session.
  43. Indie: 10 Bands to See at CMJ 10 Bands to See at CMJ The CMJ Music Marathon rages on this week in NYC with over 100 bands playing all across the city. Here's a Vault playlist featuring 10 of our favorites.
  44. Indie: Divine Fits at Daytrotter, 2013 Divine Fits at Daytrotter, 2013 Jun 10, 2013 Texan Britt Daniel of Spoon and Canadian Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade join forces on taut, tense material from A Thing Called Divine Fits.
  45. Indie: Video: Counting Crows at Woodstock, '99 Video: Counting Crows at Woodstock, '99 Jul 24, 1999 The California band performs their hit single "Mr. Jones" and other tunes from August and Everything After and Recovering the Satellites.
  46. Indie: Drive-By Trucksrs' Southern Storytelling Drive-By Trucksrs' Southern Storytelling Jul 6, 2010 The Athens, Georgia alt-country rockers recently released their 11th album, American Band. Hear them play "This Fucking Job" in a 2010 set.
  47. Indie: The Apache Relay Playlist The Apache Relay Playlist The Nashville-based band, by way of N'awlins, performs their catchy tunes "Katie Queen of Tennessee," "Stay Naive" and "Cornerstone."
  48. Indie: Gringo Star's Garage Appeal Gringo Star's Garage Appeal The Atlanta-based band plays "March of the Gringo" and other tunes from 2008's All Y'all and 2011's Count Yer Lucky Stars in this playlist.
  49. Indie: The Hold Steady & Lucero to Ring In New Year The Hold Steady & Lucero to Ring In New Year The Hold Steady announced they'll be spending NYE with Lucero at the Wellmont Theatre in Jersey. We know it's a ways off, but this playlist should hold you over.
  50. 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.
  51. Indie: Drew Danburry's Daytrotter Session Drew Danburry's Daytrotter Session Sep 19, 2009 The singer-songwriter and full-time barber from Provo, Utah performs "Nirvana, By Kurt Cobain" and tunes from Goodnight Dannii in 2009.
  52. Indie: White Denim: "Migration Wind" White Denim: "Migration Wind" Feb 29, 2008 Here's a pulsing instrumental that's perfect for driving through the night on a desert highway.

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