Live Music - Rock PeaksOur inbox is full of morsels of online video goodness submitted by our tipsters, and this latest find was why we love them so. It’s from a Toronto-based startup called Rock Peaks that wants to be the ultimate online discovery guide for live music clips. Luckily for us, they have an in-house web series to help scour their library of some 5,000 clips, hosted by the site’s EIC, Barnaby Marshall.

In the show’s 2010 Year in Review episode (below) Marshall takes us month-by-month through the high points and gaffes in live music performances of the year.

Sprinkled in is some amusing Canadian modesty, like February’s recap of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. “Us Canadians are still getting over our national embarrassment at the kitsch-filled Closing Ceremonies,” riffed Marshall, “that featured dancing Mounties, giant inflatable beavers and flying Moose.

The stars of the episodes are the clips themselves, with Marshall yielding better than 80% of the screen to showing the well-cut clips with ample running room. And while this may feel a bit like an off-hour VH1 clip show, it serves the purpose of driving me to check out more live clips on the site. That after all is the purpose of this one.

Quick, anyone have a clip of that Phish set at Farm Aid 1998? I could see a use for this Rock Peaks.

The seriwes is pushed pout through most of the major video sites, with YouTube as its hub. Though Marshall does tell us that they have recently closed a deal with AUX.TV to carry the series.

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