Unearthed, Vol. 10 :: Pico Boulevard Blues

McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica isn’t just one of the best musical instrument stores in the great Los Angeles area. For a half-century, its backroom has been the site of thousands of concerts. It’s an incredibly intimate space, encouraging artists to loosen up and really connect with fans. For the latest Unearthed bootleg mix extravaganza, we’ve got 85 minutes of cherrypicked McCabe’s performances, stretching from 1972 to 2017, featuring mellow folkies, punk rockers, jangle guitar gods and more.

Unearthed, Vol. 9 :: Long Island Sound

If you were out on Long Island from the mid-70s to the mid-80s, your best bet for adventurous and eclectic live music was My Father’s Place. The Roslyn, NY club hosted an array of genre-leading talents: prog monsters, folk rock legends, reggae icons, jazz fusioneers, punk pioneers and beyond. Lucky for us, many of these shows were broadcast over the WLIR-FM airwaves — and drawing from that deep archive, the latest Unearthed bootleg mix extravaganza cherrypicks some choice My Father’s Place performances from the club’s heyday. Download and get lost in the Long Island Sound.

Unearthed, Vol. 7 :: Rocky Mountain Time

Welcome to the seventh installment of Unearthed, a series of thematic mixes that travel deep into dusty vintage zones to dig up bootleg gold.

For the latest Unearthed, we’ve gathered together a totally eclectic sampling of Mile High sounds, ranging from lowdown blues crawls to futuristic synth-pop, from blazing funk-rock to jangly Britfolk.

Unearthed, Vol. 5 :: Hoboken Nights

For fans of adventurous rock and roll in the 1980s, there was no better place to be than Maxwell’s. The Hoboken, NJ club (which closed its doors for good in 2013) consistently hosted the best and brightest artists of the era, often before they graduated to much larger venues. For our latest Unearthed bootleg mix, we’ve gathered together some choice audience tapes recorded at Maxwell’s between 1980 and 1990. There’s visionary jangle, guitar freakouts, breezy balladry and much more. And if this whets your appetite for more, get thee to the McKenzie Tapes site (where several of these performances were sourced), which is bringing NYC-area taper David McKenzie’s valuable vintage recordings to the digital age.

Unearthed, Vol. 3 :: Ultrasonic

Unearthed returns with more bootleg gold from yesteryear. The latest collection gathers together some choice live performances broadcast over the WLIR-FM airwaves from Ultrasonic Studios in Hempstead, Long Island. In the early to mid 1970s, the studio hosted intimate concerts by visionary britfolkies, New Orleans night trippers, exploratory jazz-funksters, southern rock chooglers and many more.