Rock
  1. Rock: NEW: Aldo Nova in Worcester, '82 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.
  2. Rock: New Release: The Bangles in '86 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.
  3. Rock: Band of Gypsys at the Fillmore East 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."
  4. Rock: Ween at Tramps, '95 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.
  5. Rock: Just Added: Garland Jeffreys at Paradise 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.
  6. Rock: Smashing Pumpkins Reopen the Fillmore  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.
  7. Rock: Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembered 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.
  8. Rock: Scott Thurston With Iggy Pop 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.
  9. Rock: INFLUENCES: Jackson Browne/Dawes 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.
  10. Rock: NEW: Any Trouble in Boston, 1980 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?.
  11. Rock: Brian Setzer With Stray Cats 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.
  12. Rock: Playlist: Breakup Songs 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.
  13. Rock: The Bangles' 'Walk Like an Egyptian' 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.
  14. Rock: Michael Bolton Belts in Dallas 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.
  15. Rock: Thin Lizzy's Rockin' Reputation Thin Lizzy's Rockin' Reputation Oct 20, 1977 Recorded two months after the release of Bad Reputation, this set features many hits including "Jailbreak," "The Boys Are Back In Town."
  16. Rock: Before the Last Waltz 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.
  17. Rock: Do You Know Suzi? 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.
  18. Rock: Earth Day with Bonnie Raitt 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.
  19. Rock: Joe Satriani's Mondo Chops 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.
  20. Rock: The Cure In Their Prime 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.
  21. Rock: Simple Minds Back on Tour Simple Minds Back on Tour May 27, 1984 This week the Scottish rock band releases its first album in five years, Big Music. Hear them on their Once Upon a Time tour from 1984.
  22. Rock: Grateful Dead and the Acid Test 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.
  23. Rock: Barry at His Best 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!
  24. Rock: Skanking With Madness in 1983 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."
  25. Rock: Phil Collins' First Solo Tour 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.
  26. Rock: Carl Perkins Still Rockin' in '82 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.
  27. Rock: Blood, Sweat & Tears at the Bottom Line 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.
  28. Rock: New Release: Culture Club in Philly, '83 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."
  29. Rock: Booker T. & the MG's at the Bottom Line 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.
  30. 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."
  31. Rock: Ritchie Blackmore Over the Rainbow 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.
  32. Rock: The Dixie Dregs on 'Cruise Control' 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.
  33. Rock: Talking Heads Debut 'Remain in Light' 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.
  34. Rock: Band of Gypsys at the Fillmore, 1970 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."
  35. Rock: Fleetwood Mac Are Back Fleetwood Mac Are Back Oct 17, 1975 Fleetwood Mac are hitting the road to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of Rumours. Listen to one of the first shows to feature the classic lineup in 1975.
  36. Rock: The Byrds at the Fillmore West, 1970 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."
  37. Rock: The Red Rocker at Winterland 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.
  38. Rock: Uncut: Meat Puppets at Tramps, '95 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 No Joke!
  39. Rock: J. Geils Band House Party 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.
  40. Rock: Pat Benatar's 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot' 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.
  41. Rock: Heart on King Biscuit Flower Hour 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 Little Queen in this 1977 set.
  42. Rock: Jerry Garcia & New Riders of the Purple Sage 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.
  43. Rock: NEW: Human Sexual Response in Concert NEW: Human Sexual Response in Concert Jul 6, 1981 The Boston-based new wave band performs "Jackie Onassis" and "Dick and Jane" from Fig. 15 and "Andy Fell" from In a Roman Mood.
  44. Rock: Chuck Berry's Ding-A-Ling 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.
  45. Rock: Peter Gabriel Goes Solo 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.
  46. Rock: New Release: Stevie Wonder at MSG in '86 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.
  47. Rock: Davell Crawford's Gospel-Fueled R&B 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.
  48. Rock: Bill Kreutzmann's Book Deal 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.
  49. Rock: Video: John Fogerty in Oakland, '89 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."
  50. Rock: Little Feat, the Lowell George Era 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.
  51. Rock: Graham Parker and The Rumour Reunite 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.
  52. Rock: On Tour This Fall: Vedder and Hansard 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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