To say this has been a challenging week for our sisters and brothers in the greater northwest music scene would be a huge understatement and trust us, it’s hit us extremely hard too. See our own fundraiser HERE. If you find yourself in need of live music but have made the decision to stay away from crowds until the COVID-19 crisis has subsided, fortunately you are in luck, as many artists are now beginning to put some performances online for live streaming. We’ll drop some below that we’ve seen scheduled and while we know first hand there’s nothing like the real thing when it comes to live music, this is the next best thing. And do us a favor, when you are checking out these streaming gigs, please support the artists. Many of them rely on money from gigs to either supplement their income, if not survive completely from it.
To get a better idea of just how widespread the event cancellations are, check out The Stranger’s show cancellation calendar. Probably also not a bad idea to refer to that in case you were thinking about venturing out.
A new Facebook group has been formed to help get the word out about the vital online gig economy. You can join The Quarantine Sessions Community Page HERE.
We’ll be adding to the schedule of shows below as time goes on and if you see any we’ve missed, tag us on Twitter at @NW_Music_Scene and we’ll add it here and share it online.
Online Virus Concert – Tonight at 7:30 p.m. by Max Holmberg.
JazzClubsNW will be streaming two separate shows tonight. One at 6 p.m., a Jazz heads Jam hosted by Walker Byford Trio and one at 8 p.m. featuring Thomas Marriott, Chris Symer, Danny Kolke, Greg Williamson. Stream the shows live on Facebook HERE.
7:15 – Nick Drummond SOLO
8:00 – Deify
9:00 – RL/TK Band (with Chris Jones and Brad Gibson)
“Tweener” Sets in Studio B with Emily McVicker
Produced by Blash Studios, Astral Media, and RL Heyer
Seattle Symphony delivered a free streaming performance of Mahler Symphony No. 1 last night and if you were tuned in, you know how epic it was! If you missed it you are in luck because they will be doing it again on Saturday, March 14 at 8 p.m. and it’s highly recommended. Tune in HERE.
From Artist Home:
Artist Home is creating a series of “virtual” concerts titled “Songs of Hope and Healing” that will take place on our social media channels with the aim to help artists like yourself recoup wages you have lost as a result of COVID-19. We will be working to mobilize our fans and followers and encourage them to contribute directly to you via PayPal or Venmo.
How it works
Send Kevin@artisthome.org and firstname.lastname@example.org the following:
⦁ 1) VIDEO PERFORMANCE: A video of yourself performing songs that you think promote hope or healing. They can be covers or originals–it’s whatever you feel fits the theme. There is no rule to how many songs you sing, but we ask you keep the entire performance under 30 minutes and that it be captured in ONE VIDEO. We have no requirements on production level or professional recording quality. Keep it as simple as you need to. If you have a studio or a fancy camera or a videographer that is willing to help, great. But if you don’t, that’s great too. I can be as simple as recoriding on your laptop or iphone.
⦁ You can send a video as an attachment or upload it to your own Dropbox or Google Drive and send us a link to download it.
⦁ Andrew Ginn and Mysterious Red Studio in SODO has offered to donate their stage, recording capacity and is gathering videographers who can also help shoot this video for you. Email him at ⦁ Mysteriousredxstudio@gmail.com if you’d like to inquire about setting up a recording.
⦁ 3) WHY IS THIS HEALING?: Please provide a few words or a sentence about why you chose this song and why it is healing for you.
⦁ 4) SOCIAL MEDIA: Send us your social media handles on FB, Twitter, and Instagram
⦁ 5) WAYS WE CAN SUPPORT: Send us the Paypal or Venmo link you would like us to share when we post your portion of the concert. Or, if there are other ways, you want folks to support you (such as sharing your music or buying via BandCamp, feel free to include, that, too)
⦁ If you are an artist that would like to donate your performance to another artist or industry person in need, please share that Paypal/Venmo and a description of who that person, organization is.
⦁ If you would like to donate your performance to production and venue staff who have currently lost wages, please let us know as we are working to source a centralized and trusted place where those donations can be directed.
We will advertise a schedule of the performances in advance. On the event day(s) we will post the performances at the top of the hour, every hour from 10 AM to 10 PM along with information on who you are and the links people can click to support you. These will be posted to a Facebook event page, a Twitter feed for the concert and on our Instagram.
We will be doing this concert as a series and the number of series will be contingent on how many artists are in need. The first concert will take place on Tuesday, March 17th and we ask that videos for this concert be sent to us by 12 noon on Sunday March 15th. If you send your video after this time, we will add it to one of the following concerts.
Artist Home: Songs of Hope and Healing Virtual Concert #1 – Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Evan Flory-Barnes will be announcing dates and times soon for his series. Keep an eye on the The Quarantine Sessions Community Page for more details.
More coming soon…..