Welcome to Transistor's Live Music Archive page, where we offer a selection of live performance recordings from our long-running music series and other in-store and off-site recording sessions (all of it presented in reverse chronology below).

Transistor has also produced the mostly off-site live-performance recording series The Transistor Session. That series replaced the in-store Sunday Session. Both shows are archived on this site.


2018


August 19, 2018
Special Sunday night event: Jason Seed Stringtet


May 20, 2018
Special Sunday night event: shoegaze trio Laundry Sauce (pictured) and singer-songwriter Katelynn Tomney


2017


November 26, 2017
Special Sunday night event: Stephen Dorocke and Nick Macri and Bison Bison


October 19, 2017
Special Thursday night event: Jason Seed Stringtet


September 17, 2017
Special Sunday night event: Houndstooth


April 20, 2017
Live music from Almond&Olive (pictured) and Calvin Conway


March 16, 2017
An Evening with Dion (pictured), with poetry by Danielle Echols


2016


August 18, 2016
Special Thursday night event: Young Wisdom


June 17, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: singer-songwriters Sue FinkChris Corsale and Laura Joy (pictured)


June 10, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: progressive jazz from the Drew Hansen Quartet with Macie Stewart and modern acoustic jazz from Columbus, Ohio's Screeching Owl (pictured)


June 3, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: experimental guitar from hicksoncompactgroup and experimental electronics from Michael Nervous (pictured)


May 27, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: solo experimental guitar from Derek Allen, solo experimental percussion from Chris Sies and free-form folk from Justin Purtill (pictured)


May 20, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: mixed-medium ensemble Strange Frontiers (pictured), experimental violin-saxophone duo Irine Røsnes & Thom Caminito and jazz from the Black Diamond Quartet


May 13, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: singer-songwriters Rebecca JassoRobin Bienemann and Rachel Drew


May 6, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: dusty folk pop from Steven Gilpin, country-folk from Nashville-based troubadour Matt Campbell (pictured with Calvin Conway) and indie singer-songwriter Randi Russo 


April 29, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: modern folk duo The Belle Weather (pictured) and alt-rock-funk-blues trio Girl Named Nino


April 22, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: folk, rock, blues and funk from Adam Stasica, indie pop from Ocean Days and indie folk from Stephen Chopek (pictured)


April 15, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: hip-hop/soul from Bryan Khedive and Demetrius G 


April 8, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: experimental electronic music from Marsden Giolas and Tetra F(x) (pictured)


April 1, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: improvised drum and trumpet from Valentor // Fritcher Duo and Latin-inspired jazz from Malena Quartet (pictured)


March 25, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: indie pop from Lee & Andy Ketch (pictured) and singer-songwriter guitar & drums duo Zapruder Point 


March 11, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: experimental jazz from Atticus Lazenby/Ben Schmidt-Swartz Duo, improvised melodic soundscapes from Dustin Laurenzi and Jeremy Cunningham (pictured) and free jazz from Open Forum Project  


March 4, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: physical modeling and modular synthesis from Coppice


February 26, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: folk & jazz from Ana Munteanu (pictured) and Afro-folk-pop from Liberian singer-songwriter Abraham Mellish


February 19, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: folktronica from Terry Tertiary and Songburd


February 12, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: electrically induced objects from Aaron Zarzutzki and improvised voice and double bass from Albert Wildeman and Carol Genetti (pictured)


February 5, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: modern jazz & new music quintet Talking Ear and electronic synth-pop trio The Field Recorders (pictured)


January 29, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: improvised drum duets from Julian Kirshner-Matt Murphy Duo and melodic free improvisation from Brad Fritcher’s MOODS (pictured)


January 22, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: indie folk from Scott & Odie (pictured), Steven P. Robinson and David Anthony Marshall  


January 15, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: experimental guitar from Christopher Riggs (pictured), viola & electronics duo Hanna Brock & Will Soderberg and one-man math rock from The Roarer


January 8, 2016
Friday night live at Transistor: indie folk rock trio Spooktacular, experimental electro-ambient duo Trenchalant and cross-genre sound artist Kiku Hibino (pictured)


(Photos link to the associated archive pages.)


Check out our 2016 poster gallery!


ALSO AVAILABLE, RECORDINGS FROM:

2015

2014 

2013

2012

2010-2011