If you’re a live music fan and haven’t yet heard of Wolfgang’s Vault, it’s time to get acquainted. This site lets you stream some of history’s best concerts and includes such rock stalwarts as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones, to name a few. But there are also shows from more recent acts.
Visit the website and create an account, then click “Browse Concerts >> All Performers” and you’ll find an enormous alphabetical list – click one, scroll down, and click “play.” A pop-up window will show up, listing all the tracks, length, and giving you the option to switch between songs. You can also share concerts with friends, via email.
Concerts in Wolfgang’s Vault are usually of the highest quality, so you won’t hear intrusive background noise. However, it’s the full concert experience. For example, an Allman Brothers concert on New Year’s Eve includes the countdown to midnight. Not all concerts are full-length, but there are plenty of them. The Allman Brothers have more than a dozen concerts from 1973 all the way to 1993.
This is an excellent way to get your live music fix, and the closest you’ll ever get to experiencing historic live performances from some of rock’s biggest acts. It’s impressive and a hell of a lot of fun. Oh, and did I mention you could download these concerts? Some of them are even free.
This week, Wolfgang’s Vault added a nice Muddy Waters show. Giggity.