Rock
  1. Rock: Ted Nugent Fever Ted Nugent Fever Jan 22, 1977 Despite his cartoonish antics, the Nuge is a formidable rock guitarist who has penned some great songs over the course of his forty-year music career.
  2. Rock: New Release: Third World at the Orpheum New Release: Third World at the Orpheum Jul 6, 1976 The Jamaican reggae band performs "Don't Cry On The Railroad Track," "Brand New Beggar" and other tunes from their '76 self-titled debut.
  3. Rock: Dick Dale Rips, Rocks, Rules Dick Dale Rips, Rocks, Rules May 28, 1995 Hear the King of the Surf Guitar enjoying his resurgent popularity with this '95 audience at the Laguna Seca Raceway.
  4. Rock: Genesis Sparks Mike and the Mechanics Genesis Sparks Mike and the Mechanics Jun 19, 1986 Mike and the Mechanics started as a side project of Genesis' Mike Rutherford, but gained notoriety all on their own. Hear their biggest single, "Silent Running."
  5. Rock: What's NEW With Paul McCartney? What's NEW With Paul McCartney? Jul 4, 1990 Tonight fans can attend free listening events in LA and NYC to hear the ex-Beatle's first album in six years. Hear him from 23 years ago.
  6. Rock: Dire Straits at Hammersmith Odeon, 1983 Dire Straits at Hammersmith Odeon, 1983 Jul 23, 1983 Mark Knopfler leads his new Dire Straits lineup, now a muscular 8-piece, through this thrilling set which would be released as the live album Alchemy.
  7. Rock: Uncut: Primus Sucks! Uncut: Primus Sucks! Aug 14, 1994 Only a band with such unrelenting chops could have the humor to celebrate this ironic rallying cry from its fans.
  8. Rock: Phil Lesh & Friends, 1999 Phil Lesh & Friends, 1999 May 29, 1999 The Grateful Dead bassist plays a Beatles medley and the Allman Brothers' "Blue Sky" with guitarists Steve Kimock and Warren Haynes.
  9. Rock: The Boss Rules the World The Boss Rules the World Jul 3, 1988 Stockholm got a case of Springsteen Syndrome when Bruce captivated Sweden with this rocking set back in '88.
  10. Rock: Uncut: The Meters at the Superdome Uncut: The Meters at the Superdome This show from 1981 has the great New Orleans band taking one of the largest stages the town has to offer: The Superdome.
  11. Rock: Allman Brothers' Countdown to Midnight Allman Brothers' Countdown to Midnight Dec 31, 1973 Jerry Garcia and members of the Grateful Dead join the Allman Brothers Band on "Whipping Post" in this New Year's Eve show from 1973.
  12. Rock: The Selector's Ska Revival The Selector's Ska Revival Sep 7, 1996 Singer Pauline Black leads the Coventry-based 2 Tone band on "Train to Skaville," "Die Happy" and "Too Much Pressure" in a 1996 set.
  13. Rock: Jimi Hendrix Experience at Winterland, 1968 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."
  14. Rock: Janis Joplin Flies Solo Janis Joplin Flies Solo Feb 12, 1969 After leaving Big Brother & The Holding Company, the soulful singer formed her Kozmic Blues Band. Hear an early performance from 1969.
  15. Rock: The Return of the Violent Femmes The Return of the Violent Femmes Jul 29, 1999 After a 15-year hiatus from recording, the trio just released a single from its upcoming We Can Do Anything. Hear them at Tramps in 1999.
  16. Rock: Frank Zappa, Guitar Hero Frank Zappa, Guitar Hero The Grand Wazoo himself shuts up and plays his guitar in this powerful all-instrumental playlist of concerts from 1970-1978.
  17. Rock: Uncut: Dion at Tramps, 1997 Uncut: Dion at Tramps, 1997 Jul 29, 1997 The pre-British Invasion rock star performs his doo-wop flavored hits "The Wanderer," "Runaround Sue," "Ruby Baby" and "Teenager in Love."
  18. Rock: Steely Dan's London Premiere Steely Dan's London Premiere May 20, 1974 The original lineup performs the revved up "Bodhisattva," the Latin-tinged "Do It Again" and the rockin' "Reeliin' In The Years" in 1974.
  19. Rock: Hoodoo Rhythm Devils at Winterland Hoodoo Rhythm Devils at Winterland May 9, 1975 Haight Ashbury resident Joe Crane leads the San Francisco funk band on "Lotta Fine Mama" and tunes from The Barbecue of DeVille in '75.
  20. Rock: Chrissie Hynde Flies Solo Chrissie Hynde Flies Solo Feb 9, 1986 The Pretenders frontwoman covers the Beatles' "In My Life" and Bob Dylan's "Property of Jesus" in this set from Royal Albert Hall in '86.
  21. Rock: Gigging on Thanksgiving Day Gigging on Thanksgiving Day Hear a playlist of groups over the years that ate their turkey backstage before going on to perform vibrant sets despite the trytophan.
  22. Rock: Video: Iggy Pop at the Ritz, '86 Video: Iggy Pop at the Ritz, '86 Nov 14, 1986 The audacious proto-punk rocker performs classics from 1977's The Idiot and premieres tunes from Blah-Blah-Blah in this energized set.
  23. Rock: Party with Los Lobos in 1984 Party with Los Lobos in 1984 Dec 10, 1984 Hear East L.A.'s Los Lobos bring their eclectic blend of rockabilly, Tex-Mex, folk, Cajun, and traditional Mexican songs to Cincinnati's Metro in 1984.
  24. Rock: Video: Big Brother & the Holding Company Video: Big Brother & the Holding Company Aug 16, 1968 This rare 1968 documentary of the group intersperses interview and studio performance footage featuring the late, great singer Janis Joplin.
  25. Rock: Kick Out the Jams Mo********ers Kick Out the Jams Mo********ers Jun 27, 1968 Get dirty with Fred "Sonic" Smith, Wayne Kramer and the boys. Hear these Detroit punk/hard rock legends kick out their jams.
  26. Rock: Gov't Mule at Tramps, 1996 Gov't Mule at Tramps, 1996 Jul 15, 1996 Guitarist Warren Haynes jams with bassist Allen Woody and drummer Matt Abts on tunes by Zappa, Beatles, Hendrix, Dylan and Mose Allison.
  27. Rock: Blondie Brings NYC New Wave to Dallas Blondie Brings NYC New Wave to Dallas Aug 16, 1979 Just three months before they released their fourth LP Eat To The Beat in '79, Blondie delivered a set of their New Wave hits to an adoring Dallas crowd.
  28. Rock: The English Beat in Boston, '82 The English Beat in Boston, '82 Nov 19, 1982 Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger lead the Brit 2 Tone ska revival band on "Hands Off, She's Mine" and other tunes from I Just Can't Stop.
  29. Rock: April 2013 at the Fillmore April 2013 at the Fillmore The iconic San Francisco club has more excellence on tap this month, including the van-destroying Memphis country-punks Lucero. Listen!
  30. Rock: Deep Purple Download Deep Purple Download Feb 27, 1976 Deep Purple's new lineup (Mark IV), in addition to Lord and Paice, included David Coverdale and Tommy Bolin doing their Come Taste The Band LP.
  31. Rock: The Allman's 'Brothers and Sisters' Goes #1 The Allman's 'Brothers and Sisters' Goes #1 In 1973, the Allmans topped the charts with their album Brothers and Sisters. This playlist features live takes of the album's highlights.
  32. Rock: Pink Floyd, Nassau '88 Pink Floyd, Nassau '88 Aug 20, 1988 Some Floyd for your head, featuring the Gilmour-Mason-Wright configuration touring in support of A Momentary Lapse of Reason.
  33. Rock: The Wild Canadian Power Trio The Wild Canadian Power Trio Dec 10, 1976 Rush is one of those timeless groups that continue to pack arenas to this day with fans of all ages. Watch or listen to this great show from '76.
  34. Rock: The Good Rats in NYC The Good Rats in NYC Apr 1, 1978 The Good Rats, protectors and defenders of NYC bar bands, kick off CMJ week for CV.org with this gritty show from New York's Bottom Line.
  35. Rock: In Memory of Lou Reed In Memory of Lou Reed Celebrate the pioneering singer-songwriter with five hours of his most profound moments from the Vault.
  36. Rock: Video: Such a Night at Winterland, '76 Video: Such a Night at Winterland, '76 Nov 25, 1976 The Band welcomes Neil Diamond, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Dr. John and Bob Dylan for this Last Waltz.
  37. Rock: Everybody Knows This is Awesome Everybody Knows This is Awesome Mar 6, 1970 With an equal measure of barroom swagger and West Coast psychedelia, Neil Young and Crazy Horse plunder the Fillmore East.
  38. Rock: Stephen Stills in Chicago, '74 Stephen Stills in Chicago, '74 Jul 2, 1974 The CSN&Y member covers Macca's "Blackbird" and leads his band on a high-energy romp through Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth."
  39. Rock: Love, Laughter and Music in the Park Love, Laughter and Music in the Park Nov 3, 1991 Only a few days after Bill Graham's tragic death, Bay Area greats like John Fogerty and the Dead came out to celebrate his life and legacy.
  40. Rock: Uncut: Fishbone at Tramps, '97 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.
  41. Rock: Tom Verlaine at Tramps, 1996 Tom Verlaine at Tramps, 1996 Jun 12, 1996 The former Television frontman performs his "Marquee Moon" and "Souvenir from a Dream" and covers Count Five's "Psychotic Reaction."
  42. Rock: Video: Narada Michael Walden in '80 Video: Narada Michael Walden in '80 Jul 6, 1980 Hear the drummer-singer-producer unleash his potent chops on funk/disco/R&B tunes from I Should've Loved You.
  43. Rock: Bowie Backs Iggy on Tour Bowie Backs Iggy on Tour Mar 21, 1977 After co-writing and producing Lust for Life, the Thin White Duke played piano and sang backup vocals on this 1977 Iggy Pop tour.
  44. Rock: All on a Mardi Gras Day! All on a Mardi Gras Day! Celebrate Fat Tuesday with this four-hour playlist of party tunes featuring Dr. John, The Meters, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and more.
  45. Rock: NEW: Atlanta Rhythm Section in NYC, '81 NEW: Atlanta Rhythm Section in NYC, '81 Oct 27, 1981 The Southern rockers from Doraville, Georgia play their hit "Champagne Jam" and cover the Classics IV's "Spooky" in this set from the Savoy.
  46. Rock: Just Added: Madness Rocks Paradise, '80 Just Added: Madness Rocks Paradise, '80 Feb 24, 1980 The ska-pop party band performs infectious tunes from their debut album, One Step Beyond....
  47. Rock: Just Added: Joe Cocker in Central Park, 1980 Just Added: Joe Cocker in Central Park, 1980 Jul 12, 1980 The Brit singer covers Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale," The Box Tops' "The Letter" and the Beatles' "A Little Help From My Friends."
  48. Rock: The Pretenders Play Central Park The Pretenders Play Central Park Aug 30, 1980 Other than opening for The Who on a few US dates in 1980, this show in NYC's Central Park was the biggest Pretenders show to date. They did not disappoint.
  49. Rock: Funk Fridays: Galactic Lays It Down Funk Fridays: Galactic Lays It Down May 30, 1999 New Orleans funkateers spread their Crescent City joy on infectious tunes like "Who Took the Happiness Out?" and "My Little Humidor."
  50. Rock: Phish at Shoreline Amphitheatre, '98 Phish at Shoreline Amphitheatre, '98 Oct 18, 1998 The jam band godfathers have been teasing songs from their upcoming next album on their current tour. Hear them in this unplugged set.
  51. Rock: First Recording of Haynes and Betts First Recording of Haynes and Betts Jul 15, 1983

    Years before Dickey Betts asked Warren Haynes to join his band, Haynes sat in on "Ramblin' Man" with Betts, Hall, Leavell and Trucks.

  52. Rock: Merry Xmas, Happy James Brown Day! Merry Xmas, Happy James Brown Day! Jul 6, 1969 Today is a time to be thankful for your entire family, including everybody's Godfather of Soul. Listen to this amazing performer, better than ever.

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