With live in-person shows a distant memory here in 2020, many bands are turning to technology to satiate their fans’ insatiable appetite for live music. Streaming is how many are seeing their favourite bands or discovering new bands. From the comfort of your living room or TV room, in your jim-jams or favourite comfy clothes, next to the fully stocked kitchen (where water is free), and a clean bathroom, fans get to watch their favourite performers rock out.
As reported previously, Post Malone held a livestream concert last night for charity via his YouTube channel. He performed Nirvana “hits and fan favorites” while raising money for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Among the musicians backing Post during the performance is Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. Throughout the show, Google will match all donations at up to $5 million, with all proceeds going to the UN Foundation. Not only did Posty have Kurt Cobain widow and co-estate executor Courtney Love’s blessing, Nirvana member Krist Novoselic watched the stream and tweeted his support and delight at the covers. Watch now! Continue reading
Some of our favorite band Stonecutters, Toxic Ruin and Lich King has their tour cut short due to cancellations from the Coronavirus. That sucks since we were looking forward to their show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York. In an ingenious move, the bands live-streamed a concert last night from the vaunted Sonic Titan Studios (Barishi, King Parrot, Graviton, Lich King) in Massachusetts, where fans could donate to the bands to help them overcome the loss of funds so they can return to the road soon. As of this posting, the video has 15,000 views already! Even if you are also impacted by the crisis and cannot donate, please watch the stream and support these awesome bands. Continue reading