Indie Concerts

  1. Alabama Shakes' Soul-Stirring Sound Echo Mountain Recording Apr 5, 2012 Powerhouse frontwoman Brittany Howard leads the R&B-tinged band from Athens, Alabama on tunes from Boys & Girls in this 2012 set.
  2. Bonnie Prince Billy at Daytrotter Daytrotter Studio Mar 15, 2010 The rootsy "Appalachian post-punk solipsist" (aka Will Oldham) performs "Careless Love" and "Strange Form of Life" in this 2010 set.
  3. Daytrotter / Paste Music Favorites 91 songs 6:15:41 We dove deep into the Daytrotter and Paste catalogs for this playlist featuring a bunch of our favorites tracks from these two legendary studios.
  4. Alabama Shakes at Daytrotter 2012 Echo Mountain Recording Apr 5, 2012 On the cusp of the release of their breakout Boys & Girls album Alabama Shakes visited Daytrotter and left behind this superb session.
  5. Aimee Mann Unplugged at Daytrotter Daytrotter Studio Oct 6, 2008 Former 'Til Tuesday singer performs "31 Today," "Freeway" and other confessional tunes from her album @#%&*! Smilers in this 2008 set.
  6. Andrew Bird's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Oct 29, 2007 The gifted whistler-violinist-singer-songwriter performs "Fiery Crash" and "Plasticities" from Armchair Apocrypha in this 2007 set.
  7. Justin Townes Earle at Daytrotter Daytrotter Studio Sep 8, 2010 We mourn the loss of this talented songwriter and performer. He performed for Paste and Daytrotter many times, including this 2010 session.
  8. Dawes at Barnstormer 2010 Codfish Hollow Barn Jul 4, 2010 These guys with the Laurel Canyon vibe were rocking crowds on Daytrotter's Barnstormer tour long before they blew up.
  9. Bon Iver Before the Breakthrough Daytrotter Studio Jul 21, 2008 A hauntingly beautiful classic session from 2020's Album Of The Year Grammy nominee.
  10. Iron & Wine at Daytrotter Daytrotter Studio Jan 12, 2011 The indie singer-songwriter (aka Sam Beam) performs "Godless Brother in Law" and other tunes from Kiss Each Other Clean in this 2012 set.
  11. Alabama Shakes Visit Paste Paste Magazine Offices Nov 10, 2011 Frontwoman Brittany Howard leads the Athens, AL group on frantic renditions of "Hang Loose," "Goin' to a Party" and "Heavy Chevy" in 2011.
  12. Wilco Live in Their Loft Wilco Loft Dec 12, 2011 Here's an epic live session recorded at the Wilco loft in December, 2011.
  13. The Civil Wars at SXSW Stage On Sixth Mar 16, 2011 Joy Williams and John Paul White perform tunes from their first album Barton Hollow and cover Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" in this 2011 set from Austin.
  14. The National's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Jul 9, 2007 Indie rock band The National have a new album out now. Give a listen to their classic Daytrotter session from '07.
  15. Dawes at SXSW 2013 Stage On Sixth Mar 13, 2013 If you haven't caught Dawes live yet, do it - this is a great band. Listen to this set from SXSW 2013 and you'll hear why.
  16. The Flaming Lips at Tramps, 1999 Tramps Aug 17, 1999 The Oklahoma City based neo-psychedelic band performs its anthemic "She Don't Use Jelly" and premieres tunes from The Soft Bulletin.
  17. Best of Indie
    1. Alabama Shakes at Daytrotter 2012
    2. Dawes at Barnstormer 2010
    3. Bon Iver Before the Breakthrough
    4. Iron & Wine at Daytrotter
    5. Wilco Live in Their Loft
    6. Jeff Buckley in Scotland, 1994
    7. Fleet Foxes at Noise Pop 2008
  18. Jeff Buckley in Scotland, 1994 Gleneagles Sep 3, 1994 The late singer-songwriter, who was born in 1966, performs material from Grace, including Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."
  19. CBGB Bands Playlist 24 songs 1:51:28 The DIY ethic of artists like the Ramones, Blondie, Patti Smith, and Talking Heads makes them something like godparents to today's indie scene.
  20. Juliana Hatfield's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio May 14, 2009 The Boston singer-songwriter performs her "Law of Nature" and delivers a singular reading of the Stones' "Its Only Rock 'N Roll" in 2009.
  21. Yo La Tengo at Tramps, 1995 Tramps May 19, 1995 The husband-wife duo of Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley leads the Hoboken band on "Paul Is Dead" and others from Electr-O-Pura.
  22. St. Vincent Serenades San Francisco Great American Music Hall Feb 27, 2009 This 2009 Noise Pop set captures spectacular singer and guitarist Annie Clark at an early stage in her career.
  23. Dream Syndicate in Studio Z, 1982 KPFK Studio Z Sep 5, 1982 Hear the Velvet Underground-inspired "Paisley Underground" band performs material from their EP The Days of Wine and Roses.
  24. Robyn Hitchock Solo Tramps Aug 17, 1999 The eccentric Brit singer-songwriter performs surreal-comedic ditties like "Don't Talk To Me About Gene Hackman" and "The Cheese Alarm."
  25. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Tramps May 30, 1998 Hear the raw, ripping, retro-garage rock of the New York-based guitarist's formidable power trio in this 1998 Tramps concert.
  26. The Lumineers at SXSW, 2012 Stage On Sixth Mar 16, 2012 The Denver band plays "Dead Sea," "Stubborn Love" and their catchy single "Ho Hey" from their platinum-selling self-titled debut album.
  27. Matisyahu's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Jan 18, 2010 The American Hassidic Jewish reggae rapper-singer performs "Thunder," "One Day" and other tunes from Light in this 2010 set.
  28. Freedy Johnston's Daytrotter Session Daytrotter Studio Apr 23, 2013 The Kansas native and New York City resident performs "Sentimental Heart" and the title track of Neon Repairman in this solo set from 2013.