Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Live Streaming Is the New Way To Connect and Beat Your Loneliness

It's only been a few weeks since COVID-19 arrived in the US, but a lot has changed very quickly. International travel has halted, borders have closed, movie theatres, bars, restaurants, and many local businesses have also been asked to shut down. We have all begun to learn about "social distancing" and "flattening the curve" but it's still hard to believe that we might be stuck inside for the foreseeable future. It's also hard to believe that all sporting events, social gatherings, and concerts have been canceled for the next few months.

Music, nightlife and social events are what we thrive on, not only as a blog, but as human beings. We are social creatures that need each other to make it through the ups and downs of our day to day lives and now some of us are literally stuck in the house alone with a serious lack of social interaction. Instead of endlessly surfing the internet, we have been looking for fun things to do and we discovered how fun watching people go live on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook can be. We have seen a lot of local artists like The Dropout and Mic Phelps perform, and Planet Ant has already announced that they plan to have something up live on their YouTube every night this week and beyond.

Watching these live sessions, commenting, calling in, and interacting is the most normal we have felt in a long time so we want to see more of it and help spread the word whenever something cool is popping up. So, if you plan on playing music, doing stand up, streaming a DJ set, or free-flowing over some music, please email us, dm us, or tag us so that we can spread the word. We can't spend all of our time on TV and Facebook, let's learn something, share something and continue to connect even if it's from distance!

We will be compiling a list of everything we hear about below, but here is what we have to start:

On Going Live Streams:

Planet Ant Youtube- Going live every evening with content around 7 or 8 p.m.

Third Man records will be live streaming performances daily- Click here to find out more!

The Cincinnati Zoo is going live with an email every day at 3 p.m., you can watch their first video with Fiona the hippo here and keep up with each days broadcast here.

Watch the live cams at the Monterey Bay Aquarium anytime you want! They have birds, penguins, jellyfish and more!

You can replay all of the performances at the DSO anytime you want here.

The New York Metropolitan Opera is live-streaming a past performance at 7:30 p.m. nightly, you can live stream there here.

High 5 Live at 5 - Cooking with Chef Laura, daily beginning Monday, March 30th at 5 p.m.

Date Specific Live Streams:

Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick's Day concert live from Boston,  Tuesday, March 17th at 7 p.m.

Laura Mendoza and David James, Wednesday, March 18th at 5 p.m.

Live Stream the indie film Bruised Fruit here this Friday, March 20th at 8 p.m.

Ben Sharkey Band Live Stream and Q&A, Saturday, March 21st at 7:30 p.m.

Common Ground Alone Together Fest- 12 pm-7 pm March 21/22

Erica Badu is live streaming on March 21 + 22, find out more here.

Taking Back Sunday - Staying Home Together, Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m.

Pocket Sounds - Live from Detroit Ska Set, Monday, March 23 at 7 p.m.

Drunk Drawing with Tat Franklin, Tuesday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Space Skull live on Facebook, Friday, March 27 at 8 p.m.

Pete "Big Elvis" Vallee live on Facebook (our favorite Las Vegas act), Saturday, March 28 at 9 p.m.

Plan 9 from Outer Space Facebook Watch Party with Senate Theatre, Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m.

Haute to Death Virtual Insanity, Saturday, March 28 at 10 p.m.

John Salvage live on Instagram, Sunday, March 29 at 7 p.m.

The iHeart Living Room Concert for America featuring Elton John, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mariah Carey and more, Sunday, March 29 at 9 p.m. on FOX


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