I’m a fan of live music. Finding high quality, legally download-able (or at least stream-able) concert audio recordings is a rare treat. If you similarly like good live music free, check out these sites:

Wolfgang’s Vault Concert Vault – sound board recordings of many great 80s and 90s acts, streaming only.

NPR’s All Songs Considered – see the “live concerts” list on the left side of the main page. These are concerts recorded live at the 9:30 club in Washington D.C. (I think). Most are streaming only, but some are available for download. I’m listening to the White Stripes concert as I type this. Also on my list to check out there are Cat Power, M. Ward, Lucinda Williams, David Gray, James Brown, Arctic Monkeys…and the list goes on.


Fantastic stuff, highly recommended.