Fabchannel Online Concert Archive

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 20, 2006
Updated • May 6, 2013
Music, Music and Video

Fabchannel is offering a big online archive of concert recordings that took place either in Paradiso or Melkwegs, both of which seem to be dutch clubs / concert halls. The archive consists of more than 50 concerts covering genres like Hip Hop, Rock, Metal and Pop. You are able to watch concerts of bands like Simple Minds, The Gathering and Wir sind Helden for instance.

It would take too long to list all bands that played there. I'm therefore simple directing you to the archive page of fabchannel to explore the website for yourself. My tips would be so far The Gathering which is a real nice Dutch band, Wir Sind Helden which is a modern German band and the Dutch Air Guitar Festival which is really nice to watch. (tip: skip the dutch moderation)

Update: The Fabchannel website returns a server not found error when you try to open it. It looks as if the website has been taken down, making it unlikely that it will ever return again. Since we do not want to let you hanging like this, we suggest you check out the live music archive over at archive.org.

Here you find live concerts from more than 5200 bands and more than 100,000 shows. You will find several popular bands in the listing, including the Smashing Pumpkins, Jack Johnson, Matisyahu, or Gavin DeGraw.

The music archive offers the recordings in multiple formats, including Flac, Ogg Vorbis and MP3, with the option to download the full show at once, individual songs, or even stream the show instead if you prefer that.

If you are looking for a particular artist or band you can use the search to find out if that artist is listed on the site. All in all an unbelievably large collection of concert recordings.


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  1. Tori said on August 9, 2006 at 11:18 am

    Seems like fabchannel’s servers are quite busy, as the page keeps loading. They should stream their concerts using peer-to-peer streaming technology, which would save them a lot of banwidth.

    Like this: http://www.rawflow.com/media/news/19

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