Saturday
Aug 11

50th Birthday Special Weekend: Live From the MM-aRchives

MMR turned 50 this year! Throughout 2018, we will help to celebrate our milestone 50th Birthday with a series of special weekends. Each will focus on a specific year of our history rockin Philly and the music from that year. Details on the whole year, HERE. Next up - we're making a left turn, as…

Pearl Jam - Better Man - Live from the MMaRchives

Pearl Jam was live at the Spectrum on October 28th, 2009 for an MMR Concert Event. It was the 2nd show of a 4-night stand to close out the Spectrum's legendary run in South Philly. What makes this version of "Better Man" special is that just 2 lines into it, Eddie Vedder hands it over to…

Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time - Live from the MMaRchives

This song is off of She's So Unusual, Cyndi Lauper’s debut album, released the month before this show, broadcast live from Ripley Music Hall on November 29th, 1983. Rob Hyman of The Hooters co-wrote this song, and he sings background vocals on the album version. At the end of the track, she gets the entire…

Elvis Costello - Pump It Up - Live from the MMaRchives

On December 7th, 1977, Elvis Costello was live at The Hot Club (at 21st and South Streets in Philadelphia) on the British singer-songwriter’s very first U.S. tour. At the start of the track you’ll hear the DJ  in the MMR studios throw it to the live broadcast. The song is from the album This Year's Model,…

Pink Floyd - Breathe - Live from the MMaRchives

This cut finds Pink Floyd live at the Spectrum on March 15th, 1973. At this point in time, The Dark Side Of The Moon was a mere 2 weeks old. This was what we would consider to be “MMR new music” back in ’73! They played that album in its entirety that night. For just…

Warren Haynes - One - Live from the MMaRchives

Warren Haynes, who we know from the Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule, covered the U2 song “One” live on Pierre’s show on June 25th, 2013. Later that night he performed at The Mann as part of the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration tour (in which he played the music of the Grateful Dead backed by a…

Sublime with Rome - Wrong Way - Live from the MMaRchives

Sublime with Rome played the Festival Pier on July 31st, 2015, and earlier in the day they stopped by the WMMR studios for an MMaRchive Session with Pierre Robert. Rome Ramirez joined Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh of Sublime in 2009, performing old Sublime material and new music as well. In 2010 legal issues with the…

Grateful Dead - Touch Of Grey - Live from the MMaRchives

On March 31st, 1987, WMMR broadcast the Grateful Dead's set live from the Spectrum. Before the song kicks in, you’ll hear Ted Utz (former WMMR Program Director) and Chip Horaneck (John DeBella's former producer) setting the scene. Listen until the end of the track- Bob Weir gives WMMR a shout out from the stage!!

Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Live from the MMaRchives

This performance is from Jet's first visit to the WMMR studios, for an MMaRchive Session with Pierre Robert. It was on November 28th, 2006, and they played the TLA later that night. "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" is one of their biggest hits and is from their debut album Get Born. The Australian outfit broke up…