A Live Music Bonanza

Archive.org just got a whole lot more useful to me.

I’ve been familiar with the site before, using it primarily as a tool to research the history of a few websites (thanks, Wayback Machine). Bonus: have a gander at what this site looked like back in 2000.

But recently, I came across a brand new use case for Archive.org and it involves live music. On the site, I found numerous freely available live recordings for a number of musical artists I like, including Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Guster, Smashing Pumpkins, Buckethead, and even a full recording of a Bonaroo Music Festival concert in sterling quality.

Whether you want to dip your toes into new music, or check out shows from The Grateful Dead, String Cheese Incident, Blues Traveler, or John Mayer, Archive.org has something for practically everyone. Users can download music on a variety of formats, including MP3, FLAC, and Ogg Vorbis.

If you are a music afficionado, give the Live Music section of Archive.org a check. You won’t be disappointed.

-Krishna

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