Instantly listen to 75,000 live concerts! Reviewers say: "worth every penny," "best app purchase all year for me", "the best thing since sliced bread."

- Discover new music from more than 3,500 artists
- More than 75,000 concerts
- Automatically suggests bands you listen to
- Read concert reviews
- Supports multitasking on iOS 4: listen in the background
- Rewind, fast forward, and seek through songs
- Shuffle and repeat
- Display cover art when available
- AirPlay support - play music through your Apple TV or Airport Express

Archivist makes it easy to listen to live concert recordings from the Live Music Archive (

It searches your music library to suggest artists you like with shows available. Install it and you'll be streaming a concert from one of your favorite bands in seconds!

Search or browse through more than 3,500 artists in the music archive's collection, including great musicians like Jack Johnson, Ryan Adams, Matisyahu, John Mayer and Elliott Smith, as well as favorites like the Grateful Dead, Umphries McGee, The Disco Biscuits, The Smashing Pumpkins, moe. and so many more.

What’s New

Version 2.2.1

- Fix issues with missing bands
- iPhone X layout fixes (finally!)
- Additional bug fixes
- Archivist is now in maintenance mode - there may not be further updates

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
250 Ratings

250 Ratings

Ice9_2012 ,

Had this app sitting hidden and unused in a folder for waaay too long

Don't let the seemingly unadorned UI fool you...this app is all about WHAT its admittedly too-sterile interface delivers to your ears: awesome, fan-curated live performances from a wide range of artists across nearly any genre you can think of - from big names to thousands of potential nuggets of musical talent to explore.

Not only that, but I have to say that the quality of audio recordings that the Developer has assembled is simply awesome. Whether it's been curated from a fan/user-submitted content pool, or a great deal of time has been spent cleaning up the original recordings...because most if not all of the tracks I've heard/discovered so far sound like they're direct feeds from the board (which is not only a good thing, but it's also not always easy to gain access to..especially to distribute).

Tldr: download this and support the developer (and yourself). I consider this to be a service to the artists represented as well, and I couldn't be happier to have access to such an awesome, dynamic library available anytime of musicians' raw live performances during their careers. Cheers to the dev and cheers to an ongoing awesome service here!!

Rrd36 ,

Grateful Dead

I am a huge head. I love the app didn’t mind paying for it. Just wish mine would load all the way. 72% it stops every time. Just aggravation to have to search google and it bring me to a site I have the app for. But other than that thank you so much. Lost my wife a year ago and this I one of the few things I enjoy now. Thanks again.

Get Weir'd ,

Who would’ve thought?

The hours I spent in the 80s recording and dubbing Grateful Dead cassette tapes and now it’s all at my fingertips. “It’s an obsession, but it’s pleasin’! The only problem with the app is the amount of time it takes to reload all the copies of a show and it tends to leave off the sbds for some reason??? Still love it though!!


Phillip Kast
5.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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