January 25, 2007

Concert Vault Proves, Yet Again, You Can't Stop The Rock

Were you sad that you missed the Dead play? Have you ever wanted to create your own concert line-up? Or just hear A Flock Of Seagulls as nature intended them?

Now you have that option! There is a website for people like you (even you five or six Flock Of Seagulls fans). They call it The Concert Vault, a feature on the larger site Wolfgang's Vault. Once you sign up (and it is free, no worries), you have the option to rifle through old concerts and listen to anywhere from choice tracks to the whole show or pick and choose your favorite tracks! Ranging from CSNY's 1970 acoustic set at the Fillmore East to Motley Crue's 1984 stint at the Orpheum and everywhere in between, The Concert Vault is packed tighter than the Beatles' American concert debut in '64.

Unfortunately (as a reviewer I do need to talk about the downside), you won't be able to hear the Beatles' 1964 arrival on this site just yet. You also won't be catching Green Day's Bullet In A Bible Tour at this time. The earliest concert is Jefferson Airplane at the Calliope Warehouse in 1965 and the latest show is Warren Haynes at the Cotton Club in 1993.

So the site isn't perfect. Attempting to house every concert under the sun would be, to quote a Mr. Wallace Shawn, inconceivable. But if you dig the old stuff or need a hair metal all-star shebang, give this site a good look.

I will have a Slanted Spotlight article arriving soon. StayTuned!

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