Tosh Brings Chaos to L.A.: Live at the Starwood, July 20, 1978

July 1978.  Bush Doctor tour.  Tosh is slated to play The Starwood Club in Santa Monica, CA.  Problem is, hundreds of Rolling Stones fans show up to the show thinking Tosh is opening for The Stones, a job he dutifully performs for The… Continue Reading


The Wailers Play Matrix, San Francisco 1973

It’s April 1973 and The Wailers have just released their debut album Catch A Fire for Chris Blackwell’s fledgling Island label.  They immediately depart for the UK and US to play shows in support of the new album. Jump to… Continue Reading


Bob Marley and the Wailers: Nakano Sun Plaza, 1979

Here is what Marley archivist Jack Low had to say about Bob Marley and the Wailers’ tour of Japan in April 1979.  For those who are not aware of Jack Lowe, not only is he a legendary archivist, but he also… Continue Reading


Bob Marley Does Australia, Builds New Studio 1979

Bob Marley & The Wailers Live At The Hordern Pavillion Sydney, Australia Friday, April 27, 1979 01. Positive Vibration [Live At The Hordern Pavillion] (5:15) 02. Concrete Jungle [Live At The Hordern Pavillion] (5:21) 03. Burnin’ And Lootin’ [Live At… Continue Reading


Bob Marley and the Wailers, Northrup Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN 1979

Bob Marley and the Wailers play the Northrup Auditorium in Minneapolis, MN on November 15, 1979.  This audience recording has such great audio quality that it has mistakenly circulated as a soundboard recording.  However, the individual who recorded the show… Continue Reading


Bob Marley and the Wailers: Boston, 1978

I am re-posting the Boston shows from a previous post because they are THAT good and we have a ton of new readers.  If you missed these shows from the original post, CLICK HERE. Listen to the late show from… Continue Reading


Easy Star All-Stars Play The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC

April 2, 2011 The Midnight Raver Blog is the only site on the web where you can download lossless live performance audio of select Easy Star shows.  This show from April 2011 features Cas Haley performing his hit “Better.” For… Continue Reading


Stephen Marley, Live Oak, FL, April 14, 2011

“He would say music is serious and if you’re not serious, better you go study to be a doctor.” —Stephen Marley recalling his father’s advice CLICK TO READ ON ISSU Today I’m sharing a superb sounding Stephen Marley show from… Continue Reading


The Fantastic Bob Marley: The Yvette Acoustic Tape 1976

I have included a profile of Bob Marley and the Wailers titled “The Fantastic Bob Marley“, published in the Jamaica Gleaner Sunday Edition on August 10, 1975.  Please visit ISSUU to read the profile. I have also included a link… Continue Reading