Events in our isolation

I don’t know how other people are dealing with this - lack of events. But I keep up with several bands and there have been a number of online concerts where they switch back and forth between a live band in Chicago, a DJ somewhere else, a live band in Australia, a DJ somewhere else, a live band in Germany or whatever. We’re lucky, internet and streaming video/audio couldn’t have handled this a few years ago.

Tonight was the 80’s top 100 one-hit wonders countdown. Tomorrow night theres another 80’s dance party. And two three of the bands I like have released something new and done a live stream for it this week.

It’s not the same as actually being there in a crowd, but it’s better than nothing. The live chat at least lets you talk to other people and kinda sorta feel like part of a crowd.

If you’re missing that kind of thing, take a look. There might be something there you’d enjoy.

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Abney Park has been doing frequent streaming concerts through Indiegogo, most recently on New Years. The tickets for just the concert have been a not-too-expensive $15 so far. They have been gradually improving their tech game, decking out their home-based recording studio with an automated lighting system. No date yet for their next show, but I’m keeping an eye out.

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Just got an update email today about their next show:

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