Updated: The promotion offered below has ended, but you can still check out all of these great posters below at the Paste Store.
Original Text: Anyone who buys a one-year membership to PASTE.COM will receive their choice of any poster included in the list below. Buy a two-year membership and choose any two posters listed below.
When you become a member to PASTE.COM, you get access to Paste’s award-winning weekly digital magazine, the celebrated weekly Paste Sampler and a 25% discount to anything in the Paste Store. But if you sign up now, you also get any one of these beautiful vintage concert posters as a bonus.
Limited Prints—Only 25 prints of each poster are available for this promotion. Join now to get your favorites!
We’ve combed through all the posters in the Paste Store and pulled out our favorites that deserve that coveted spot over the mantel in your music room or over your bed in your dorm. They range from psychedelic ‘60s styles promoting shows from greats like Hendrix and The Who to more recent designs featuring bands like Wilco and the White Stripes. All you’ve got to do get yours is purchase a one-year membership to PASTE.COM! Get access to our digital magazine, seven free song downloads every week and discounts in the Paste Store plus any of the following posters:
Pay tribute to this recently departed legend with this poster commemorating his 1991 appearance at San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre. In what was aptly dubbed “an evening of poetry,” Reed recited lyrics from some of his most famous solo tracks, compiled on the Between Thought and Expression
anthology.Use the promo code you received from buying a PASTE.COM membership to get this Lou Reed poster.
Take a stroll back to Jack White’s simpler days—when his on-stage crew only included himself and Meg White on drums—with this poster from the early 2000s. This print, which promotes the Stripes’ 2002 gig at The Fillmore, features a green, sneaker-wearing dog smoking a cigarette. Although their tunes were simple, you can’t say the Stripes didn’t have an imagination.Use the promo code you received from buying a PASTE.COM membership to get this The White Stripes poster.
This Rage Against the Machine poster comes from the band’s two-night stint at the Oakland Coliseum in November 1999. Two weeks after the release of their critically acclaimed third album The Battle of Los Angeles
, RATM were definitely killing in the name that night. Continue to fight the power and big business with this extremely rare poster designed by graphic artist Winston Smith. The posters were never sold to the public, but you can get one now in the Paste Store.Use the promo code you received from buying a PASTE.COM membership to get this Rage Against The Machine poster.
Prove to your friends you were at least on board for Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
with this Wilco tour poster from 2000. The poster, designed by Christopher Peterson and Tom Scott, promotes appearances at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium that also featured Minibar, Howe Gelb and more.Use the promo code you received from buying a PASTE.COM membership to get this Wilco poster.
The early ’90s might have been defined by West Coast grunge acts, but no one did fast-paced pop-infused punk better than Superchunk. With this poster, which dates five years after the band’s own Merge Records launched in North Carolina, show your buds you appreciate the budding rise of great music coming from the East.Use the promo code you received from buying a PASTE.COM membership to get this Superchunk poster.
Jimi Hendrix and the Flying Eyeball are images indelibly linked in the psychedelic poster art of the late Rick Griffin. Griffin discovered The Eyeball, in a much more benign form, in the 1950s auto detailing art of California pinstriper Von Dutch and reworked it over time to become the winged, bloodshot figure parting a ring of fire with serpent-like tentacles. The highlighted lettering, vivid color, and complicated imagery reflect Griffin’s attention to precise details and the influence of Indian lore on his work.Use the promo code you received from buying a PASTE.COM membership to get this Jimi Hendrix poster.
This poster, from Big Star’s 1994 show at San Francisco’s legendary venue The Fillmore, would make an awesome addition to the collection of any Big Star—or Counting Crows—fan. The concert took place during Big Star’s second wave and new lineup, the original band having broken up some 20 years earlier. That June night, Counting Crows opened up for Big Star under the pseudonym The Shatners; as fans of Big Star, Counting Crows performed under a fake moniker so the show wouldn’t fill up with Counting Crows fans. Designed with a throwback travel poster style, this poster is as great a piece of wall art as it is a commemoration of an awesome show.Use the promo code you received from buying a PASTE.COM membership to get this Big Star poster.
Pearl Jam had yet to reap fame from their August, 1991 release of Ten
, Nirvana’s future held less than two more years with lead singer Kurt Cobain, and The Chili Peppers would soon lose guitarist John Frusciante as he battled a heroin addiction, but this New Year’s Eve 1991 concert at the Cow Palace was a celebration. Look for Harry Rossit’s signature smiley face, hidden in the picture.Use the promo code you received from buying a PASTE.COM membership to get this Red Hot Chili Peppers poster.
This poster was one of four by artist Jim Phillips that commemorated Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ monthlong string of concerts at the Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco back in Jan. ‘97. Just a year earlier, Petty had worked with Johnny Cash on his 1996 album Unchained
, which scored the late legend a Grammy for Best Country Album.Use the promo code you received from buying a PASTE.COM membership to get this Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers poster.
Back in the days before Hooked on Phonics
, spelling was a private matter and homophones the curse of the aurally-challenged. When the young team of Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse worked on this, their first poster for the Grateful Dead, the Dead were still recently re-named, and their spelling wasn’t fixed in the artists’ minds. What was a limited-run spelling error in ‘66, however, turned into gold for collectors; think numismatist and a U.S. Mint quarter emblazoned with “In God We Tryst.” “Warlocks,” the band’s original name, just spells Warlocks, but “Greatful” spells “collectors’ item” on this poster.Use the promo code you received from buying a PASTE.COM membership to get this Grateful Dead poster.
Long before Pink Floyd made their mark as prog-rock pioneers, they were steeped in the psychedelic imagery of the late-’60s. Take Bonnie MacLean’s poster for their Oct 26, 1967 gig at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, where they performed alongside Lee Michaels and Clear Light. The vintage, Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd is reflected perfectly in this poster, which definitely has a smokey, Piper at the Gates of Dawn
feel to it.Use the promo code you received from buying a PASTE.COM membership to get this Pink Floyd poster.
This 1966 poster—designed by the ever-psychedelic Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley—promotes Bo Diddley’s gig at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, where the bluesman shared a bill with Quicksilver Messenger Service.Use the promo code you received from buying a PASTE.COM membership to get this Bo Diddley poster.
The Who’s first appearance at the Fillmore in June of 1967 was also one of their first opportunities to show American audiences what they were all about. The Fillmore patrons approved of what they saw and so began a long and successful relationship between the band and Bill Graham.Use the promo code you received from buying a PASTE.COM membership to get this The Who poster.
In 2001, Sigur Rós was riding high off the insane international critical acclaim that came along with the release of 1999’sÁgætis byrjun
. The band took off on a world tour in 2001 that included a stop at The Fillmore in San Francisco. At the May 2001 show, the band played tracks from Ágætis byrjun
as well as previewing songs that would later appear on their highly anticipated 2002 follow-up, ( )
. Whether you were at The Fillmore that night in May or you just wish you were, this poster is a great expression of your Sigur Rós fandom.Use the promo code you received from buying a PASTE.COM membership to get this Sigur Rós poster.
Back in ’98, Sonic Youth played three nights in a row at The Fillmore, with four openers over their three-date string: Helium, Fuck, Oval, and Rrope. Sonic Youth’s sets dug into new material from their 10th album, A Thousand Leaves, which had been released just weeks earlier, along with older tracks from their discography. Sonic Youth’s 20-year career ended in 2011 — what better way to express your love than some glorious poster art commemorating the band’s string of shows at The Fillmore? (No better way.)Use the promo code you received from buying a PASTE.COM membership to get this Sonic Youth poster.
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