Neil Young, Charli XCX, Miley Cyrus, Diplo Launch Quarantine Livestreams
It’s the only way to see live concerts these days…
Musicians are cooped up just like everyone else, so thankfully some notable names have decided to livestream free shows during the Coronavirus lockdown. Here’s a handful of well-known artists streaming shows rounded up by Consequence of Sound:
Neil Young ‘Fireside Sessions’
Where: Neil Young Archives
The legendary rocker will be performing semi-regular “Fireside Sessions” from his home in Telluride, Colorado. “Because we are all at home and not venturing out, we will try to do a stream from my fireplace with my lovely wife [Daryl Hannah] filming. It will be a down-home production, a few songs, a little time together,” Young explained.
The initial episode featured a stellar six-song acoustic set with performances of “Sugar Mountain”, “Vampire Blues”, “Razor Love”, and “Tell Me Why”, fresh off Young’s recent performance of “Heart of Gold” at a Bernie Sanders rally. It may be hard to top Young’s debut quarantine mini-concert, but C.O.S. has a few more to watch out for:
Charli XCX ‘Self-Isolation IG Livestream’
When: Daily at 12:00 p.m. EST
Each afternoon, Charli XCX will be joined by a special guest to “spark conversation, share insight, or simply entertain fans across the world who are currently practicing social distancing.”
Her inaugural episodes featured a conversation with Christine and the Queens about mental health, and a personal training session with Diplo.
‘Third Man Public Access’
When: Daily at 1:00 p.m. EST
Jack White has announced Third Man Public Access, a series of daily live-streamed performances to take place from the label’s famed Blue Room in Nashville.
Viewers will see Third Man artists “sharing whatever is inspiring them during this impossibly dystopian moment in time. Let us commiserate with you, lift your spirits, and feed your soul with the magic that only ‘live’ music / poetry / puppet shows / some sort of human connection can provide.”
Miley Cyrus ‘Bright Minded: Live’
When: Monday-Friday, 2:30 p.m. EST
Each weekday, Cyrus and a special guest will discuss “how to stay LIT with love in dark times.” Early episodes have featured Demi Lovato and Amy Schumer.
Diplo ‘Corona World Tour’
When: Five days weekly – Sunday at 4:00 p.m. EST, Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. EST, Thursday at 10:00 p.m. EST, Friday at 10:00 p.m. EST, Saturday at 11:00 p.m. EST