Wolfgang’s Concert Vault – This is pretty cool. You can stream tons of live shows recorded at Bill Graham’s venues like the Fillmore East and Winterland between 1965 and the late 1980s. There’s the classic rock you’d expect (Janis, CSNY, Hendrix, Zeppelin), but also a ton of quirky 80s shit too (Cure, Devo, Echo, Crue!).
You’ve got to register with an email address, but after that it’s free and totally legal.
According to the L.A. Times, “Clear Channel Communications Inc. [sold] Graham’s archives, which had changed hands several times after the promoter’s death,” to the current owner for “about $6 million.”
Downloads are apparently coming soon: “Graham obtained releases to record the bands but separate deals must be cut before he can release the concerts as paid downloads.”
Via the rope.