Live Music Archive

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 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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

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!

Hamsa Lila
Death Cab For Cutie
Hayseed Dixie
Ari Hest
Ben Kweller
Ben Lee
Buthole Surfers
Damien Rice
Del Mar
Donavon Frankenreiter Band
Elliot Smith
Tenacious D
G. Love and Special Sauce
The Moutain Goats
Michael Franti and Spearhead
John Butler Trio
Jason Mraz
Jack Johnson
Howie Day
Ryan Adams
Soul Coughing
Southern Culture On The Skids
The Decemberists
Tristan Prettyman
Vanessa Carlton
Xavier Rudd
Grateful Dead
Warren Zevon

This is an amazing source of music to listen to and discover πŸ™‚ so head on over to the Live Music Archive and browse!

2 Replies to “Live Music Archive”

  1. Oh man I wish I wasn’t at work so I could check this out RIGHT NOW! Death Cab? The Decemberists? G Love?!? (Haven’t listened to them forever!) So cool!! Thanks for sharing!

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