Indie
  1. 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.
  2. Indie: Admiral Fallow's London Session Admiral Fallow's London Session Mar 5, 2012 Scotland is well represented at Austin's 2013 SXSW Festival; hear torchbearers Admiral Fallow in their 2kHz studio session recorded at this time last year.
  3. Indie: Robert Randolph's Daytrotter Session Robert Randolph's Daytrotter Session Nov 22, 2010 The pedal steel guitar sensation wails on jam band favorites "Dry Bones" and "Traveling Shoes" with his Family Band in this 2010 set.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Indie: Matisyahu's Daytrotter Sesison Matisyahu's Daytrotter Sesison Jan 18, 2010 The American Hassidic Jewish reggae rapper-singer performs "Thunder," "One Day" and other tunes from Light in this 2010 set.
  7. Indie: Soul Coughing at Tramps, '95 Soul Coughing at Tramps, '95 Jun 3, 1995 The experimental alt-rock-hip-hop band performs tunes from Ruby Vroom and premieres "Super Bon Bon" from Irresistible Bliss.
  8. Indie: Reptile Youth at the Magic Shop Reptile Youth at the Magic Shop Nov 27, 2012 The Dutch group, led by Mads Damsgaard Kristiansen and Esben Vall√łe, plays "Dead End" and John Lennon's "Gimme Some Truth" in 2012.
  9. Indie: Grace Potter & the Nocturnals at Daytrotter Grace Potter & the Nocturnals at Daytrotter Mar 26, 2013 The dynamic singer-guitarist leads the Vermont band on Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl" and tunes from The Lion the Beast the Beat in 2013.
  10. Indie: Umphrey's McGee's Daytrotter Session Umphrey's McGee's Daytrotter Session Jan 5, 2012 The guitar-heavy Chicago-based progressive jam band shifts from funk to fusion flavored numbers from Death By Stereo in this 2012 set.
  11. Indie: Alabama Shakes, Critics' Darlings Alabama Shakes, Critics' Darlings Apr 5, 2012 As critics begin to release their "Best of 2012" lists, don't be surprised to see Alabama Shakes close to the top. Listen to their Daytrotter session to hear why.
  12. Indie: Stephen Malkmus Plays Pavement Solo Stephen Malkmus Plays Pavement Solo Feb 25, 2009 Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus closes this '09 solo set with "Summer Babe," a fan favorite from his former group.
  13. 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.
  14. Indie: Video: Toy Soldiers at National Harbor Video: Toy Soldiers at National Harbor Jun 7, 2013 The rootsy Philly-based band, fronted by singer-songwriter-guitarist Ron Gallo, plays "Heart in a Mousetrap" and "Tell The Teller" in 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: Video: What Made Milwaukee Famous Video: What Made Milwaukee Famous Mar 1, 2008 The Austin-based indie band plays "Blood, Sweat & Fears" and other tunes from What Doesn't Kill Us in this 2008 set from Cafe du Nord.
  17. Indie: The Return of Vampire Weekend The Return of Vampire Weekend Oct 22, 2007 It's official: Vampire Weekend's long-awaited third album will be dropping this May. While we wait, listen to their debut Daytrotter session from 2007.
  18. 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.
  19. Indie: Reggie Watts at Play Reggie Watts at Play May 23, 2011 Reggie Watts' brand of comic musical performance art is in full force during this highly entertaining Daytrotter session from 2011.
  20. Indie: Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Bizzaro Pop Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Bizzaro Pop Sep 7, 2011 Unknown Mortal Orchestra released their aptly titled sophomore record II this week to rave reviews. Listen to their weird blend of psychedelic pop here.
  21. 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.
  22. Indie: Baby Teeth's Daytrotter Session Baby Teeth's Daytrotter Session Nov 26, 2008 Vocalist-keyboardist Pearly Sweets leads the Chicago-based power pop band on tunes from their album Hustle Beach in this 2008 set.
  23. Indie: Night Moves' Electro Soul Night Moves' Electro Soul Mar 8, 2012 Minneapolis natives Night Moves release a new album tomorrow. Hear their Midwest brand of electro soul in their Daytrotter session a day early.
  24. Indie: Dirty Projectors Keep It Ecclectic Dirty Projectors Keep It Ecclectic Oct 26, 2007 Revisit their '07 Daytrotter session & check out the new EP About To Die, featuring three new tracks from the Swing Lo Magellan sessions.
  25. Indie: Hannah Georgas' Haunting Odes Hannah Georgas' Haunting Odes Nov 27, 2012 The Canadian singer-songwriter with the ethereal voice performs fragile, confessional tunes like "Ode to Mom" in this 2012 set.
  26. Indie: Video: Quasi at the Rickshaw Stop, 2008 Video: Quasi at the Rickshaw Stop, 2008 Feb 27, 2008 See the raucous Portland trio featuring Sleater-Kinner drummer Janet Weiss, keyboardist-singer Sam Coomes and bassist Joanna Bolme.
  27. 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.
  28. Indie: Video: The Civil Wars Charms Austin Video: The Civil Wars Charms Austin Mar 16, 2011 The duo of Joy Williams and John Paul White interpret Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and premiere tunes from Barton Hollow at SXSW 2011.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. Indie: Tame Impala releasing new album Tame Impala releasing new album Oct 12, 2010 Listen to the first single from their forthcoming album, then check out their 2010 Daytrotter session to hear why we love these psych-rockers.
  32. Indie: Video: Deer Tick at Old Lantern Barn Video: Deer Tick at Old Lantern Barn Aug 28, 2011 The Providence-based band just celebrated its 10th anniversary. See them perform tunes from Divine Providence in this 2011 set.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Indie: The Bottom Dollars' Daytrotter Session The Bottom Dollars' Daytrotter Session Apr 15, 2014 The Brooklyn band channels the Clash's intense energy with thrashing guitars and raw vocals on tunes from Meet Me in Cognito in 2014.
  36. Indie: Electric Picnic Festival Playlist Electric Picnic Festival Playlist Dublin's Electric Picnic kicks off August 31st, so we've collected a few songs from the artists in its eclectic line-up, including the Cure, Patti Smith and more.
  37. 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."
  38. 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.
  39. 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.

  40. 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.
  41. Indie: Merge Records Playlist Merge Records Playlist Merge Records has been home to some of the best indie rock bands of the last 25 years. Give this playlist of Merge artists a listen to hear for yourself.
  42. 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.
  43. 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."
  44. Indie: Admiral Fallow's Daytrotter Session Admiral Fallow's Daytrotter Session Mar 5, 2012 The Scottish indie-folk quintet will make melodies at NYC's Union Hall as a part of the CMJ Music Marathon. Here's their London session from earlier this year.
  45. Indie: The Elected's Daytrotter Session The Elected's Daytrotter Session Jan 29, 2007 Singer-songwriter Blake Sennett leads the Los Angeles-based band on tunes from their second Sub Pop album Sun, Sun, Sun in this 2007 set.
  46. 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.
  47. Indie: 2012 Vault Favorites: Indie 2012 Vault Favorites: Indie The Lumineers top this year's list of most streamed indie songs. See who else made our Top 10 in this playlist featuring veterans and newcomers alike.
  48. 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.
  49. Indie: Video: Cake at Shoreline Amphitheatre, '99 Video: Cake at Shoreline Amphitheatre, '99 Jun 18, 1999 Frontman John McCrea leads the alt-rock band on "Sheep Go To Heaven" and a cover of the Gloria Gaynor disco hit "I Will Survive."
  50. Indie: Forecastle Festival Playlist Forecastle Festival Playlist Louisville's annual music & bourbon blowout is right around the corner. Now fortify yourself with these CV favorites like Grace Potter & Dawes.
  51. 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.
  52. Indie: The Donkeys at Daytrotter The Donkeys at Daytrotter The quirky San Diego band performs "Living on the Other Side," "No Need for Oxygen" and "West Coast Raga" in sessions from 2006-2013.

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