New York Times: Chainsmokers Concert in Hamptons Is Under Fire Over Social Distancing

New York Times: Chainsmokers Concert in Hamptons Is Under Fire Over Social Distancing. “A charity concert on Saturday night in the Hamptons featuring performances from the chief executive of Goldman Sachs and the D.J. duo the Chainsmokers drew widespread outrage and a state investigation after video footage showed attendees appearing to ignore public health precautions.”

Hartford Courant: A Connecticut rock band named Goose may have figured out how to ‘tour’ — and make money — during the coronavirus pandemic

Hartford Courant: A Connecticut rock band named Goose may have figured out how to ‘tour’ — and make money — during the coronavirus pandemic. “Over consecutive weekends in June, Goose livestreamed eight sets of music from a borrowed barn in Fairfield County. Calling it Bingo Tour, the band assembled each set of music in real time, by pulling balls labeled with song titles or specific instructions (’20-plus-minute jam,’ ‘no drums’) out of a bingo roller.”

c-X1: The ‘Necromancer’ For All Performers and Portrayers Fanzine Archive

c-X1: The ‘Necromancer’ For All Performers and Portrayers Fanzine Archive. This was a fanzine for the band Rush. “‘The Necromancer’ launched its first four issues across four consecutive months – from July through October of 1988. It then published its next five issues on a bi-monthly basis, ending with its final ninth issue on July/August 1989. Though the fanzine came to an end over thirty years ago, it has now found new life here at Cygnus-X1.net. A complete archive of each issue is now available for your reading and reminiscing pleasure.”

Mashable: Your favorite band knows how long the pandemic will last

Mashable: Your favorite band knows how long the pandemic will last. “For a potent dose of coronavirus reality, follow the music. Many of the biggest music festivals in the nation — Coachella, Lollapalooza, Stagecoach, and JazzFest — won’t happen until (at the earliest) the spring or summer of 2021. Meanwhile, massive, medium-sized, and smaller tours have been rescheduled, many for a year from now. This includes the likes of Mötley Crüe, Lucinda Williams, Taylor Swift, and Weezer.”

Wired UK: Inside Radiohead’s mission to archive everything

Wired UK: Inside Radiohead’s mission to archive everything . “In January 2020, the many strange iterations of Radiohead’s multiple websites were brought back to life when the band launched the Radiohead Public Library. If you visit radiohead.com today, you’re greeted with neatly organised digital ‘shelves’, stacked with music, high-quality videos, merch and ephemera from every era of the band. Most of those preserved websites are deliberately opaque. One, from the era of The Bends (the critically acclaimed album released in 1995), collects negative reviews of the website itself on a neon background. (‘Do NOT visit this site. It is confusing, garbled rubbish,’ reads one.) But, if the Radiohead of the early 2000s found innovation in obfuscation, in 2020 the band has recognised that a truly radical online act is to actually provide clarity.”

WTOP: Livestream concert calendar for May 30-June 13

WTOP: Livestream concert calendar for May 30-June 13. “What’s a live music lover to do? Live concert streams! There is something for everyone, from national acts playing in their homes for charity to local faves with a guitar and iPhone trying to keep the money flow coming in through PayPal and Venmo.”

San Francisco Chronicle: For Death Angel drummer, coming out of coronavirus coma was like escaping ‘hell’

San Francisco Chronicle: For Death Angel drummer, coming out of coronavirus coma was like escaping ‘hell’. “Being the drummer for thrash metal legends Death Angel, Will Carroll was used to crowds cheering after a show. But inside the California Pacific Medical Center on March 30, the Bay Area rocker received a standing ovation just for opening his eyes. He had woken up from a 12-day coma after testing positive for coronavirus.”

CNET: Rock band Devo selling energy dome face shields for coronavirus protection

CNET: Rock band Devo selling energy dome face shields for coronavirus protection. “Is any band more prepped for a pandemic than Devo, the surreal, futuristic rockers famed for their yellow jumpsuits and red energy dome helmets? Now the group is selling coronavirus merchandise, including not just themed face masks, but Devo’s iconic red plastic energy dome, complete with clear plastic face shield.”

Live for Live Music: Dave Matthews Band Announces Weekly Archival Concert Webcast Series, ‘DMB Drive-In’

Live for Live Music: Dave Matthews Band Announces Weekly Archival Concert Webcast Series, ‘DMB Drive-In’. “Dave Matthews Band is getting into the archival concert webcast game with a new series, the DMB Drive-In. The weekly livestream series will see Dave Matthews Band broadcast a show from their archives each Wednesday night at 8 p.m.”

WWLP: Music Fan Creates Online Schedule of Home Based Performances

WWLP: Music Fan Creates Online Schedule of Home Based Performances. “Do you love live music? Are you disappointed that you can’t get out to see some live performances? We have some great news for you. A local music fan has created an online database of local music performances you can enjoy from home.” Local (western Massachusetts) gigs at the top (a LOT of ’em), “Shows from Elsewhere” further down.

Westword: Patti Smith, Michael Stipe and More of the Best Online Concerts

Westword: Patti Smith, Michael Stipe and More of the Best Online Concerts. “Celebrate the planet at Pathway to Paris Earth Day 50: A Virtual Festival for Our Planet, starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 26. Enjoy performances from Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon (founders of Pathway to Paris), Michael Stipe, Patti Smith, Flea, Tony Hawk, Ben Harper, Cat Power and more. Below are more offerings; one-off shows are up top and ongoing series are below. We’ll update the list as we hear about additional events.”

Jam Bands: Grateful Dead Announce ‘Shakedown Stream’ YouTube Concert Series

Jam Bands: Grateful Dead Announce ‘Shakedown Stream’ YouTube Concert Series. “Grateful Dead have announced a new, weekly YouTube concert series, dubbed ‘Shakedown Stream.’ The series debuts this Friday, Apr. 10 at 8 p.m. ET…. Prior to the screening, Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux and Dead historian Gary Lambert will host a live pre-show.”

Engadget: Radiohead is uploading concert films to YouTube for isolated fans

Engadget: Radiohead is uploading concert films to YouTube for isolated fans. “Radiohead has made a career for themselves writing songs about personal and social alienation. And so it should come as no surprise that the band is now trying to help its fans get through recent tough times by posting weekly concert videos to its YouTube channel.”

Mashable: Band creates a trippy music video using Zoom

Mashable: Band creates a trippy music video using Zoom. “Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, a band based in California, which has a statewide stay at home order, filmed the video for their song ‘Phenom’ over the video conferencing software. It starts with singer and frontrunner Thao Nguyen opening the app. Background dancers join the call as the beat picks up.”