Live In The Time Of COVID-19: Streaming Concerts For Thursday, October 29
Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file – Lucinda Williams
Performing at the 31st Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles.
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
“Festival International Nuits D’Afrique” Dakka Dembele
“SF Sketchfest” Maria Bamford, Bobcat Goldthwait, Dana Gould, Jean Grae, David Koechner, Tim Meadows, Laraine Newman, Oscar Nunez, Bob Odenkirk, Jonah Ray, Paul F. Tompkins, Janet Varney, Baron Vaughn, Eban Schletter
The Mountain Goats
!!! (Chk Chk Chk)
Lucinda Williams “Lu’s Jukebox” series to benefit independent venues
Jstjr, Party Favor
Kendra & The Bunnies