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New content for online music archive

test 27 May 2008

US: Music site Wolfgang’s Vault has been boosted by 300 new concerts, writes David Davies. The latest content to be added enhances an already substantial collection of live recordings and vintage memorabilia that has its origins in the personal archive of late concert promoter Bill Graham, a legendary figure on the US live music scene who was perhaps most closely identified with the Fillmore East and West venues. The site is named after Graham’s given name of Wolfgang Grajonca.

The latest additions – available for free streaming or download – include shows from San Francisco’s Noisepop Festival 2007, and performances by the likes of Will Oldham (Palace Music and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, among other sobriquets) and Andrew Bird drawn from indie site

The site also offers access to classic live concerts from the last 40 years, including a Pink Floyd gig from 1970 and a 1968 set from The Who. In addition, Wolfgang’s Vault offers personal archive recordings for download from more than a dozen well-known artists, including Throwing Muses’ Kristin Hersh and MC5 mainman Wayne Kramer.

“Wolfgang’s Vault is committed to offering music fans the best live music experience anywhere on the web,” Wolfgang’s Vault president and COO, Eric Johnson, tells PSN-e. “These new catalogues are a perfect complement to the legendary performances we currently showcase on Concert Vault. We are continuously updating the site with more great new music as well as scouring our archives for more classic concerts.”

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