Folk & Bluegrass
New Release: The Police Soundcheck in '84
Memorial Auditorium | Feb 22, 1984
Get a sneak peek at The Police behind the scenes in this never-before-heard soundcheck recording from their 1984
Surf's Up With the Beach Boys
Nassau Coliseum | May 14, 1979
The popular lineup, including Brian Wilson, is reunited for versions of "California Girls," "In My Room" and "Fun Fun Fun" in this 1979 set.
NEW: Aldo Nova in Worcester, '82
Sep 24, 1982
The Canadian guitarist-singer-songwriter plays "Hot Love," "Foolin' Yourself" and others from his double platinum self-titled solo debut.
New Release: The Bangles in '86
Oct 29, 1986
Eavesdrop on The Bangles in their prime, soundchecking for one of the most important concerts of their career.
Band of Gypsys at the Fillmore East
Jan 1, 1970
Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cox and Buddy Miles kick off 1970 with a scorching set that includes "Who Knows," "Power of Soul" and "Machine Gun."
Ween at Tramps, '95
Jan 25, 1995
Dean and Gene Ween lead the alt-rock group on "Voodoo Lady," "I Can't Put My Finger On It" and other tunes from
Chocolate and Cheese
Just Added: Garland Jeffreys at Paradise
Oct 28, 1979
The Brooklyn-born street poet performs tunes from
American Boy & Girl
and premieres tunes from
Rock 'n' Roll Adult
in this 1979 set.
Smashing Pumpkins Reopen the Fillmore
Apr 27, 1994
The alt-rock heroes were part of a suitably eclectic bill during the storied venue's first show following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembered
Oct 20, 1983
Celebrate Stevie Ray Vaughan's legendary sound and style with this incredible 1983 set from Ripley's Music Hall in Philly.
Scott Thurston With Iggy Pop
Mar 21, 1977
Before multi-instrumentalist Thurston joined Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in '91, he rocked hard with Iggy Pop through the '70s.
INFLUENCES: Jackson Browne/Dawes
Dawes put a modern spin on the Laurel Canyon sound that Jackson Browne helped shape in the '70s. Listen to them back-to-back in this playlist.
NEW: Any Trouble in Boston, 1980
Dec 11, 1980
The Brit new wave band plays "Girls Are Always Right" and "Yesterday's Love" from their Stiff Records debut
Where Are All the Nice Girls?
Brian Setzer With Stray Cats
Dec 16, 1982
Hear the Long Island-based rockabilly-punk trio led by guitar slinger and Eddie Cochran devotee Setzer in this raw and rockin' 1982 concert.
Playlist: Breakup Songs
If you've recently been through the wringer, let Paul Simon, John McCauley, Emmylou Harris & a bottle of bourbon keep you company.
The Bangles' 'Walk Like an Egyptian'
Oct 29, 1986
The classic Paisley Underground band is captured here at the peak of their success in Pittsburgh, 1986.
Michael Bolton Belts in Dallas
May 14, 1983
The pop singer showcases his powerful pipes on "Fool's Game" and other tunes from his self-titled Columbia Records debut in this '83 set.
Thin Lizzy's Rockin' Reputation
Oct 20, 1977
Recorded two months after the release of
, this set features many hits including "Jailbreak," "The Boys Are Back In Town."
Before the Last Waltz
Jul 17, 1976
Road-testing a set similar to that of their famous final performance, the Band here sounds lean and mean, unencumbered by historical significance.
Do You Know Suzi?
Mar 25, 1975
Suzi Quatro's bare-bones rock 'n roll and bass-wielding, leather-clad image inspired a generation of women, including Chrissie Hynde and Joan Jett.
Earth Day with Bonnie Raitt
Sep 23, 1979
Celebrate Earth Day with this '79 set advocating against the use of nuclear power, held in response to the Three Mile Island meltdown.
Joe Satriani's Mondo Chops
Jun 11, 1988
Hear the guitar virtuoso perform "Ice 9," "Satch Boogie" and "Surfing With the Alien" at this 1988 concert in California.
The Cure In Their Prime
Nov 16, 1984
Recorded when The Cure were defining their dark Britpop sound, this 1984 set captures them in their element.
Simple Minds Back on Tour
May 27, 1984
This week the Scottish rock band releases its first album in five years,
. Hear them on their
Once Upon a Time
tour from 1984.
Grateful Dead and the Acid Test
Jan 8, 1966
Listen to the Dead play house band for one of Ken Kesey's infamous acid tests in San Francisco, 1966.
Barry at His Best
Feb 25, 1975
Could it be magic?...Or Just Manilow. Enjoy this 1975 set of some of his greatest hits like "Mandy," "It's a Miracle" & more!
Skanking With Madness in 1983
Aug 23, 1983
UK ska band Madness blazes through this excellent set at breakneck speed, but not before delivering lively readings of hits "Our House" and "One Step Beyond."
Phil Collins' First Solo Tour
Dec 10, 1982
The singer leads his punchy horn band through "In the Air Tonight" and "People Get Ready" in this 1982 concert.
Carl Perkins Still Rockin' in '82
Mar 20, 1982
The Memphis rockabilly great was still going strong into the 80s. This show from the Cannery in Nashville has him playing and singing in full form.
Blood, Sweat & Tears at the Bottom Line
Nov 8, 1977
David Clayton Thomas leads a powerhouse octet on expanded versions of "Lucretia MacEvil," "And When I Die" and "Spinning Wheel" in 1977.
New Release: Culture Club in Philly, '83
Aug 31, 1983
Boy George leads the British new wave band on hits like "I'll Tumble 4 Ya," "Karma Chameleon" and "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me."
Booker T. & the MG's at the Bottom Line
Jun 19, 1977
The chart-topping instrumental group revisits some of its '60s hits including "Green Onions," "Time Is Tight" and "Hip Hug-Her" in 1977.
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."
Ritchie Blackmore Over the Rainbow
May 7, 1981
The metal guitar hero wails on "Spotlight Kid," "Man on the Silver Mountain" and "Smoke on the Water" in this 1981 concert.
The Dixie Dregs on 'Cruise Control'
Jun 17, 1979
Guitar great Steve Morse leads the high-powered fusion band through tunes from
Night of the Living Dregs
in this 1979 set.
Talking Heads Debut 'Remain in Light'
Aug 23, 1980
The art rock/new wave group unveils an expanded lineup featuring keyboardist Bernie Worrell and guitarist Adrian Belew at Canada's Heatwave Festival.
Band of Gypsys at the Fillmore, 1970
Jan 1, 1970
Jimi Hendrix joins drummer Buddy Miles and bassist Billy Cox on a turbulent "Machine Gun" and a marathon "We Gotta Live Together."
Fleetwood Mac Are Back
Oct 17, 1975
Fleetwood Mac are hitting the road to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of
. Listen to one of the first shows to feature the classic lineup in 1975.
The Byrds at the Fillmore West, 1970
Jan 4, 1970
Roger McGuinn leads the Clarence White edition of the band on classics like "So You Want To Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star" and "Eight Miles High."
The Red Rocker at Winterland
Nov 19, 1977
September 15th is officially Sammy Hagar Day in Roseville, CA. Get the festivities started by turning up this 1977 concert.
Uncut: Meat Puppets at Tramps, '95
Nov 8, 1995
The brothers Kirkwood, bassist Cris and guitarist Curt, do their Grateful Dead styled neo-psychedelic shredding on tunes from
J. Geils Band House Party
Nov 5, 1977
Ain't nothin' but J. Geils Band tearing the roof off of the Winterland like it's their job, because it is.
Pat Benatar's 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot'
Oct 6, 1981
Listen to Pat Benatar rock Austin in this 1981 set, pulling hit songs from three smoking albums.
Heart on King Biscuit Flower Hour
Jul 17, 1977
The Wilson sisters - singer Ann and guitarist Nancy - premiere "Kick It Out," "Barracuda" and other tunes from
in this 1977 set.
Jerry Garcia & New Riders of the Purple Sage
Apr 29, 1971
The Grateful Dead guitarist switches to pedal steel guitar on "Six Days on the Road," "Dirty Business" and "Honky Tonk Women" in this '71 set.
NEW: Human Sexual Response in Concert
Jul 6, 1981
The Boston-based new wave band performs "Jackie Onassis" and "Dick and Jane" from
and "Andy Fell" from
In a Roman Mood
Chuck Berry's Ding-A-Ling
Mar 18, 1967
Berry's thinly veiled euphemism "My Ding-A-Ling" became his only #1 single this week in '72. Hear him work it out at Winterland five years before it hit.
Peter Gabriel Goes Solo
Oct 4, 1978
The former Genesis frontman performs tunes from his self-titled solo debut, and a cover of "All Day and All of the Night" in this '78 set.
New Release: Stevie Wonder at MSG in '86
Sep 26, 1986
Get to higher ground with this soulful NYC set from a musical and cultural icon.
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.
Bill Kreutzmann's Book Deal
Feb 28, 1969
The drummer recently released "Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead." Hear them in a '69 set.
Video: John Fogerty in Oakland, '89
The former frontman for Creedence Clearwater Revival performs classics like "Born on the Bayou," "Bad Moon Rising" and "Proud Mary."
Little Feat, the Lowell George Era
Feb 14, 1976
This superb 1976 Little Feat set infamously circulated as a lesser (still coveted) bootleg, capturing the band at their very best.
Graham Parker and The Rumour Reunite
Apr 9, 1979
Parker and band are together again after 31 years. Enjoy this set recorded weeks after the release of
Squeezing Out Sparks
On Tour This Fall: Vedder and Hansard
Hear Pearl Jam in '94 at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, and The Swell Season's '09 Daytrotter session.
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