Archive for the 'Live Upload Series' Category

Monday, July 13th, 2015

With the official release of (most of) the Matrix Tapes last year, there is very little unheard Velvet Underground live material left in the vaults. But there is a still-unreleased tape that should be heard, capturing the band during its last stand with Lou Reed at Max’s Kansas City, 45 years ago this summer. The […]

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

“He was looking forward to playing Israel,” writes Leonard Cohen’s biographer Sylvie Simmons of the songwriter’s first tour of the Holy Land in 1972. “He was terrified of playing Israel.” The kickoff show in Tel Aviv was certainly eventful, as a tape of the gig shows us all these years later. You wouldn’t think that […]

Monday, January 12th, 2015

In 2013 we highlighted Neil Young’s “Pushed It Over The End”, culled from a 1974 performance captured at the now-defunct, long running NYC club, The Bottom Line. Below is that evening in its entirety – a gig I imagine is on the short list for the ongoing Shakey archival series. Download: Neil Young :: Live […]

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

By the time Fairport Convention took the stage at the 1970 Philadelphia Folk Festival, they had already been through more lineup changes than most bands experience in decades. Since forming in early 1967, talents such as Judy Dyble, Sandy Denny, Ashley Hutchings and Iain Matthews (not to mention drummer Martin Lamble, who died in a […]

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Tradition runs rampant around Thanksgiving: generations of old recipes, football, Alice’s Restaurant, The Last Waltz, and, of course, a parade of balloons shutting down NYC. What else do you need? If you thought you were covered in the Thanksgiving tradition department, we did too…until a few years ago, when someone blew the dust off a […]

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

One hell of a night in Cleveland. Television played its first out-of-town shows deep in the heart of Ohio in the summer of ’75. The opening band was Rocket From The Tombs, a band that would soon splinter into Pere Ubu and Dead Boys (You can hear the RFTT set from this night on the […]

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Seven and half years off the road, Dylan returns with the Band. Oakland Coliseum Stadium Feb 11, 1974. Bob Dylan And The Band :: Oakland, CA 1974 (zipped folder, external link)

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

There are very few artists who had album runs like the one Stevie Wonder pulled off in the ’70s (the Stones come immediately to mind). The following set, from January of 1974, finds the artist in the midst of a creative high while touring the UK. Recorded after Innervisons and prior to Fulfillingness’ First Finale, […]

Friday, February 28th, 2014

John Fahey would’ve been 75 today, and though he’s been gone for some time now, the legend of Blind Joe Death seems to grow larger with each passing year. There’s no shortage of Fahey live material in the hands of collectors, but this 1973 KSAN broadcast is up there with the very best, as the […]