Live Gig Streaming Calendar
With many gigs being cancelled, bands and artists are turning to streaming live shows from their flats and studios – here's what we know is happening and how you can watch
With gigs getting cancelled left, right and centre, and venues slowly following suit with many opting to close until further notice, some artists have turned to streaming live shows online from the confines of their flats and studio spaces. With that in mind, we’re opening up this space at The Skinny to help promote those artists who are aiming to beam their live shows straight into your living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens, hoping to entertain you and spark a little joy in these otherwise difficult times.
Shows we know of so far are as follows:
Taking place across Australia, Isol-Aid is back for a second outing with a full weekend of live Instagram streams. While the time difference might be a little tough to get your head around, but there's a handy Courtney Barnett and Camp Cope double-bill to be found from 9.50am on Sunday morning UK time.
Stream at: each individual artists Instagram account – times (AEDT) and IG accounts can be found in the below poster
29 Mar @ 8pm
Su Shaw's moody, intimate sound is ideal for a stay-at-home gig; she's streaming a live set this Sunday as part of a series from artists on Bjork's One Little Indian label.
Stream at: facebook.com/shhemusic
Honeyblood and friends
From 17 March onwards @ 7pm
Stina Tweeddale from Honeyblood launched online streaming at the start of this week from Iceblink Luck’s studio in Glasgow, with her plan to stream every night this week with a little help from some friends – Emme Woods (17 Mar), Martha Ffion (18 Mar), Carla J. Easton (20 Mar) – and she’s told us she’ll continue it for as long as possible.
Alongside the streaming, Tweeddale has launched a GoFundMe page with half of all funds raised being donated to Help Musicians Scotland to help keep the industry afloat. Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/honeyblood-studio-sessions
Stream at: facebook.com/yumhoneyblood
21 March; 28 March; 4 April @ 7:30pm
Quarantine Cabaret kicks off this Saturday 21 March with a packed bill featuring music from Heir of the Cursed, Ben Seal and Craig Lithgow and spoken word and poetry from Kevin P Gilday and Iona Lee. Follow their Facebook page for updates and donate to their justgiving page if you can here: justgiving.com/crowdfunding/quarantinecabaret
Stream at: instagram.com/quarantinecabaret
24 March @ 7pm
Glasgow’s Romeo Taylor – releaser of 2019 happy hardcore anthem Kingdom of Scotland – is back with another of his live-streamed gigs tonight via Twitch. While you can join in the fun for free, there is a suggested donation of £5 via paypal.me/cooljinzo
Stream at: twitch.tv/cooljinzo
The Third Ear: Yoga and Sound from Free Love
25 Mar, 5pm
"Even mundanity is an exposition of absurd beauty when we experience it with clarity with the context of universal consciousness. Through control and balance, yoga is an invitation to that experience, starting and ending with your breathe."
With everyone cooped up in the house for the foreseeable and in dire need of some mental and physical exercise, Glasgow's utopian synth-pop duo are hosting a livestream that's a unique combination of vinyasa yoga (led by Suzi) and live electronic music (provided by Lewis). The class is available to everyone, with a suggested donation of £6.
Stream at: freelovenrg.com/third-ear
Charli XCX – Instagram Live Programme
Charli XCX has today announced a schedule of daily online events to support those already self-isolating due to COVID-19, and for its launch week she's announed a whopper of a programme which kicks off with An Emo Chat with Christine and the Queens at 5pm tonight (18 Mar). Throughout the rest of the week you can enjoy Personal Training with Diplo (19 Mar @ 6pm), Girls Night In with Rita Ora (20 Mar @ TBC), Would U Rather with Kim Petras (21 Mar @ TBC) and Art Class with Clairo (22 Mar @ 8pm). Times and guests are subject to change, so follow Charli XCX on Instagram to keep in the know here: instagram.com/charli_xcx
21 March @ 8pm
One of our favourite noise merchants, Benjamin John Power, aka Blanck Mass is threatening to descend upon your kitchens and living rooms tonight with a "live improv techno jam" and quite frankly, the thought of it has us shook. While we're not entirely sure what you can expect in terms of the music, Power has promised some new tunes, which we can only imagine will be thrillingly abrasive, wonderfully weird and a whole lot of "HELL YEAH!!!"
Stream at: facebook.com/BlanckMass
20, 21 and 22 March @ 4pm
Phillip Taylor from PAWS has just announced that this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 4pm he'll be playing some tunes, taking requests and answering questions live from the PAWS Facebook page. In his post on Facebook he said: "The internet can be a largely negative space but I’m enjoying people using it to be close and bring everyone together during this crazy event. Everyone is being affected by this. So much is uncertain. Let’s all get through it together."
If you're able to help support Phillip and his cat Galileo please consider sending a contribution via PayPal, details of which can be found on the PAWS Facebook page here: facebook.com/wehavepaws
Stream at: facebook.com/wehavepaws
The Modern Institue and Lady Neptune
21 March @ 8pm
The Modern Institute and Lady Neptune are going to be beaming live into your chosen room – be it your kitchen, hallway, living room or even your bathroom – tonight from Glasgow's Glue Factory. It's part of a series of gigs being organised and promoted by Music for the isolated generation, who you can follow here: facebook.com/Music4theIsolatedGen
Music for an isolated generation are hoping to stream this show via Facebook, Twitch and YouTube and will be sharing a link to stream it via the event page on the day, which you can find here: facebook.com/events/499747080978762
The Quarantine Stream Sessions
Various dates and times
On Thursday 19 March The Quarantine Stream Sessions launched in Edinburgh. Organised by Laura Silverstone who has a regular session at The Royal Oak, the plan is to host open online jam sessions and concerts, streamed from the respective homes of Edinburgh musicians with a PayPal tip jar open so you can tip your favourites. To get involved and to keep up to speed with what's going on at The Quarantine Stream Sessions, like their Facebook page here.
Cryptic at The Glad Cafe
17 March @ 8pm
Tonight’s triple electronic bill at The Glad Cafe will be a closed performance, with The Glad Cafe streaming live sets from Alex Smoke, LinhHafornow and Aeger Smoothie.
Stream via Facebook: @glasgowcryptic and Twitter: @cryptic_glasgow and subsequently on demand via the Cryptic website and IGTV: @cryptic_glasgow
18 March @ 5:30pm
The Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter who confesses to being "not very good at using the internet properly", and can usually be found leading choirs in the evenings, can tonight be found experimenting with a live session broadcast via her Facebook page between 5:30-6pm. If you're able to tune in or even if you're not, you can support Caro Bridges by treating yourself to some of her music via her Bandcamp page here: https://carobridges.bandcamp.com
Stream at: facebook.com/carobridges
18 March @ 8:30pm
It's just been announced that prolific folk musician Alasdair Roberts has just agreed last minute to play a live set to an empty room in London's Cafe OTO tonight. The venue, which counts Fielding Hope (who co-curates Glasgow's Counterflows Festival) as its Senior Producer, is currently struggling due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, so if you're able to support them in any way please do so here: cafeoto.co.uk/support
Stream at: YouTube.com