George Mays – Chicano Batman
Concerts requiring mass, in-person gatherings have come to a halt thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, but a germ can’t stop the music. Artists across the globe are stepping up to perform in creative ways, most notably with livestreaming performances across social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitch and beyond.
In many cases, they are raising money for important causes, trying to keep their own important revenue coming in, or simply keeping their fans (and themselves) entertained while we all wait for venues to re-open. In any case, they’re all valuable. In addition to sharing and keeping conversations about their art alive, it’s safe to say these streaming artist are performing a tremendous service to a shut-in world and for that they deserve our thanks.
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All times Pacific Daylight Time unless noted
Kerri Watt, Martin Guitar “Jam In Place”
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park)
Bandsintown on Twitch
The Tallest Man On Earth, Kristian Mattson
Digital Mirage, virtual festival
Rock and Roll Playhouse, Live From The Playroom, various artists, weekdays
Wolf Parade, Pickathon Presents: A Concert A Day, Recording Academy series, various artists
Homefest, A Digital Flock Party, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Kendall Street Company and more. Benefits MusiCares
Royal & The Serpent
MadDecent Live Takeover
Mavis Staples and Chicano Batman, NPR Live Sessions
Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi
Gable Price and Friends
“Monster Energy Outbreak Presents Live On Location” Youtube
Carona Vision with Fat Joe, daily
Bandsintown Live, various
Baby’s All Right TV, various artists, daily