Indie
  1. Indie: Andrew Belle Daytrotter Session Andrew Belle Daytrotter Session Jul 9, 2011 This Nashville singer-songwriter just began his summer tour and announced he's working on his sophomore album. An artist to keep eyes and ears open for.
  2. 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.
  3. Indie: Video: Tal Wilkenfeld at Paste Studios Video: Tal Wilkenfeld at Paste Studios Mar 4, 2016 The Aussie bass guitar phenom, who catapulted to fame with Jeff Beck's group, shows her acoustic singer-songwriter side in this 2016 session.
  4. Indie: Video: Frightened Rabbit's Paste Session Video: Frightened Rabbit's Paste Session Aug 11, 2011 Scott Hutchinson leads the Scottish band on "Living in Colour" and "Nothing Like You" from their third album The Winter of Mixed Drinks.
  5. Indie: Video: Snowblink at the Simpson Barn Video: Snowblink at the Simpson Barn Oct 13, 2009 The Toronto band puts its ethereal touch on Patsy Cline's "Walking After Midnight," Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" and tunes from Long Live.
  6. Indie: Ollabelle's Daytrotter Session Ollabelle's Daytrotter Session Dec 23, 2011 The rootsy Brooklyn band (minus mandolinist-singer Amy Helm) plays a beguiling "Swanee River" and a mellow "Raining in My Mind" in 2011.
  7. Indie: Sic Alps Daytrotter Session Sic Alps Daytrotter Session Feb 21, 2012 Check out the San Francisco band's clean style of garage rock before their new Drag City album drops this Tuesday.
  8. 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.
  9. Indie: David Dondero at Swedish American Hall David Dondero at Swedish American Hall Feb 26, 2009 The prolific singer-songwriter and solo troubadour premieres "It's Peaceful Here" and other tunes from 2010's # Zero With a Bullet.
  10. Indie: Icky Blossoms' Brooding Synth-Pop Icky Blossoms' Brooding Synth-Pop Jul 16, 2012 The Omaha-based trio performs "Sex to the Devil," "Heat Lightning" and other tunes from their self-titled debut in this 2012 Daytrotter session.
  11. Indie: Video: Fitz & the Tantrums at Paste Video: Fitz & the Tantrums at Paste Apr 13, 2011 The neo-soul band, which entertained rabid crowds at the NFL's Super Bowl Pre-Game Tailgate Party, plays "Moneygrabber" and others.
  12. Indie: The Diplomats of Solid Sound at Daytrotter The Diplomats of Solid Sound at Daytrotter Dec 12, 2010 The neo soul band from Iowa City, fronted by vocalists Sarah Cram and Kathy Ruestow, performs "No Man" and "Jealous" in this 2010 set.
  13. Indie: Of Monsters and Men at SXSW Of Monsters and Men at SXSW Mar 15, 2012 Iceland's best new import have gained a huge following in the last year from their relentless touring. They were recently the musical guest on SNL.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Indie: Video: Steelism in Birmingham, 2014 Video: Steelism in Birmingham, 2014 Dec 9, 2014 The Nashville-based instrumental band led by guitarist Jeremy Fetzer and pedal steel ace Spencer Cullum Jr. blends funk, surf and country.
  17. Indie: Video: The Hold Steady in Austin, '09 Video: The Hold Steady in Austin, '09 Mar 20, 2009 Guitarist-singer Craig Finn leads the Brooklyn-based band on "Hornets! Hornets!," "Ask Her for Adderall" and other tunes from Stay Positive.
  18. Indie: Video: moe. at Woodstock '99 Video: moe. at Woodstock '99 Jul 23, 1999 See the jam band, which headlines the Catskills Chill this weekend, play "Spaz Medicine" and other tunes from Tin Cans and Car Tires.
  19. Indie: The Dodos The Dodos Feb 28, 2008 With marching-band-metal drumming and psychedelic-folk-acoustic strumming, The Dodos make propulsive, unique, and fantastic music.
  20. Indie: Lollapalooza 2012 Revisited Lollapalooza 2012 Revisited Didn't make it to Chicago for Lollapalooza this year? We got you covered with a playlist featuring Lolla 2012 artists who have also graced the Daytrotter studios.
  21. Indie: Aimee Mann Unplugged at Daytrotter Aimee Mann Unplugged at Daytrotter Oct 6, 2008 Former 'Til Tuesday singer performs "31 Today," "Freeway" and other confessional tunes from her album @#%&*! Smilers in this 2008 set.
  22. Indie: Andrew Bird's Daytrotter Session Andrew Bird's Daytrotter Session Oct 29, 2007 The violinist-whistler-singer-songwriter just released his new Are You Serious. Hear him perform tunes from 2007's Armchair Apocrypha.
  23. Indie: The Meat Puppets' Daytrotter Session The Meat Puppets' Daytrotter Session Jul 29, 2013 Curt Kirkwood leads the Tempe-based group on "Original One," "Sometimes Blue" and other tunes from Rat Farm in this 2013 set.
  24. Indie: Jake Shimabukuro at Paste Studios Jake Shimabukuro at Paste Studios Nov 10, 2015 The Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso plays Queen's complex suite "Bohemian Rhapsody" from his album Peace Love Ukulele in this 2015 solo set.
  25. Indie: Boomslang 2012 Playlist Boomslang 2012 Playlist Catch CV.org artists Futurebirds, The Apache Relay, Deerhooof, Dinosaur Feathers, & more at Lexington, KY's Boomslang Fest this weekend.
  26. Indie: Fun Fun Fun Fest Super Preview Fun Fun Fun Fest Super Preview Embark on your FFF Fest experience in Austin next month with this 50+ band playlist including X, Edward Sharpe, Bob Mould, Diamond Rugs & more.
  27. Indie: The Everybodyfields' Alternative Country The Everybodyfields' Alternative Country The Tennessee-based group fronted by singers Sam Quinn and Jill Andrews and featuring pedal steel player Tom Pryor performs in 2008.
  28. Indie: Video: Mike and the Moonpies in Iowa Video: Mike and the Moonpies in Iowa Apr 30, 2011 The alt-country-rock/Texas Swing group plays "Water on the Rocks," "Betty Ford" and "Bottled Beer" at the Codfish Hollow Barn in 2011.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. Indie: Allison Weiss' Daytrotter Session, 2013 Allison Weiss' Daytrotter Session, 2013 Apr 16, 2013 The L.A.-based singer-songwriter performs punk-edged power pop tunes like "Nothing Left" and "One Way Love" from Say What You Mean.
  32. Indie: Blizzard 'Testing the Water' in London Blizzard 'Testing the Water' in London Nov 27, 2013 19-year-old U.K. rapper Bradley "Blizzard" Green, Manchester's answer to Eninem, delivers his rapid-fire raps at 2KHz Studios in 2013.
  33. Indie: Noise Pop Festival 2013 Sampler 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.
  34. Indie: Best of ATO Records Best of ATO Records From Ben Kweller to Alabama Shakes, ATO Records has signed some of the best bands in indie rock. This playlist highlights their roster of incredible artists.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. Indie: JENNY O's Self-Assured Folk 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.
  38. Indie: Al Kooper Solo at the Record Plant, 1974 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.
  39. Indie: The Fresh & Onlys In Austin The Fresh & Onlys In Austin Aug 23, 2012 San Francisco psychedelic garage rockers drop their newest LP Long Slow Dance today. Celebrate with their Daytrotter session recorded this year at SXSW.
  40. Indie: The Hold Steady in Austin The Hold Steady in Austin Mar 20, 2009 The Brooklyn-based band performs "Ask Her for Adderall," "Sequestered in Memphis" and tunes from Stay Positive in this 2009 set.
  41. Indie: St. Vincent at Great American Music Hall St. Vincent at Great American Music Hall Feb 27, 2009 Before the multi-colored hair and theatrical stage choreography, Annie Clark was a singer-songwriter who performed solo. Hear her in 2009.
  42. Indie: Reggie Watts Wings It Reggie Watts Wings It May 23, 2011 The current bandleader for CBS' The Late Late Show with James Corden does freestyle rapping and spontaneous composition in a 2011 set.
  43. 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.
  44. Indie: The Spinto Band's Pumpkin Love The Spinto Band's Pumpkin Love Feb 16, 2009 'Tis the season for all things pumpkin. Listen to The Spinto Band's ode to pumpkin & paisley in their 2009 Daytrotter session.
  45. Indie: Bentcousin's Daytrotter Session Bentcousin's Daytrotter Session Feb 22, 2013 Hear the twin brother-sister team of Amelia and Pat Innit perform tunes like "Sibling Rivalry," "Dizzy" and "Spice Girls" in this 2013 set.
  46. Indie: Blake Mills Out On His Own Blake Mills Out On His Own Mar 16, 2010 Blake Mills, currently the lead guitarist in Fiona Apple's touring band, has quite the songwriter chops himself. Listen to his Daytrotter Session from 2010.
  47. Indie: Dirty Projectors, Way Back When Dirty Projectors, Way Back When Oct 26, 2007 Like Dirty Projectors' new album? Check out their very first Daytrotter session from 2007.
  48. Indie: Phosphorescent's Cosmic Americana Phosphorescent's Cosmic Americana Mar 7, 2008 As Phosphorescent ready their new record, Muchacho, take their Daytrotter session from '08 for a spin. A must listen for fans of Neil Young and The Band.
  49. Indie: Delta Spirit Video Interview Delta Spirit Video Interview Watch Brendan and Matt discuss how a chance busking encounter led to the formation of Delta Spirit.
  50. Indie: Frank Turner at Wolfgang's Vault Frank Turner at Wolfgang's Vault Enjoy this great session with the fiery British singer-songwriter captured at our home-base two years ago.
  51. Indie: The Walkmen Return to CMJ The Walkmen Return to CMJ Feb 27, 2008 Over the last ten years the Walkmen have become as synonymous with NYC as the CMJ festival itself. Prep for their gig at Terminal 5 with this show from 2008.
  52. Indie: The Mountain Goats at Bimbo's 365 The Mountain Goats at Bimbo's 365 Feb 29, 2008 Singer-songwriter John Darnielle leads the trio on "Michael Myers Resplendent" and other tunes from Heretic Pride in this 2008 video.

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