An unexpected music related post.
Busy working on my final essays at the moment, but on a break this evening I stumbled on the Live Music Archive
I have been using the Internet Wayback Machine part of Archive.org for quite a while now and had looked at the other parts but had never noticed the Live Music Archive, one of the cool things about the archive is that most of the music is in lossless formats – hence big downloads but superb sound quality.
Now for some of you, namely my family I guess, you would know that I love covers and live versions of songs; you can tell how much I like a song by how many different covers I have found of the song 🙂 I always get a kick out of a concert when a cover is played. So of course one of the things I like to do is to type in a song or band name in the search engine and watch the covers come up 🙂
Want to listen to some shows that have been played in Brisbane – Well look here Or how about browsing the list of bands and the list of bands that have MP3/OGG files as well the large lossless files
Here is a list of bands that I found on my first browse through, there is a heap of bands here!
On the band pages, the number in brackets after the year is the number of shows for that year, for instance Jack Johnson has 116 shows on the archive!
Death Cab For Cutie
Donavon Frankenreiter Band
G. Love and Special Sauce
The Moutain Goats
Michael Franti and Spearhead
John Butler Trio
Southern Culture On The Skids
This is an amazing source of music to listen to and discover 🙂 so head on over to the Live Music Archive and browse!