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.”

Musically: YouTube lands exclusive on archive Elton John concerts

Musically: YouTube lands exclusive on archive Elton John concerts. “The series premieres on Friday (3 July) with the stated aim of raising $500k in donations for the Elton John AIDS Foundation Covid-19 Emergency Fund. Each week, a new archive concert will be made available in its entirety, starting with gigs from 1976, 1986, 1989, 1995, 2000 and 2001.”

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.”

State of Delaware: Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs launches At Home Concert Series

State of Delaware: Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs launches At Home Concert Series. “As part of a growing effort to bring Delaware’s historic places, stories and artifacts to life online, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs (HCA) has introduced a new digital feature highlighting local music and historic sites across the First State: The At Home Concert Series, now live on HCA’s YouTube channel. The first concert in the series, a solo, half-hour performance by singer/guitarist Mike Miller, was recorded live in the historic courtroom of The Old State House in Dover. The series will continue with additional concerts featuring artists from around the region performing in historic venues across the state.”

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.”

Coronavirus: Travis McCready plays America’s first gig in months (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Travis McCready plays America’s first gig in months. “Country musician Travis McCready played to an audience wearing face masks in what’s been described as the first US concert since the Covid-19 lockdown. The gig, in Arkansas, offered a glimpse of how live music could resume in the UK, with compulsory temperature tests and social distancing for all present.”

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.”

LDH Japan Streaming Concerts Free for Fans Affected by Coronavirus Measures: Watch (Billboard)

Billboard: LDH Japan Streaming Concerts Free for Fans Affected by Coronavirus Measures: Watch. “LDH JAPAN — home of popular J-pop vocal and dance groups EXILE, Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS, GENERATIONS, E-girls and more — has announced it will make approximately 40 of its artists’ live concert footage available for streaming on its official YouTube channel free of charge for a limited lime until the end of the month.”

Coronavirus: every cancelled gig, festival and tour – and how to get your ticket refund (NME)

NME: Coronavirus: every cancelled gig, festival and tour – and how to get your ticket refund. “When it comes to getting your money back for shows that have been cancelled or postponed, Citizen’s Advice Bureau state that if the ticket was bought from an official ticket seller and not a secondary site ‘you can get a refund if the organiser cancels, moves or reschedules the event.'”

Opbmusic: New Nonprofit Works to Make Concerts More Accessible

Opbmusic: New Nonprofit Works to Make Concerts More Accessible. “For most of her concert-going life, [Cassie] Wilson would attend shows in non-accessible spots and brace herself for crowd surfers and other hazards that concert audiences bring. After a particularly intensive back surgery, Wilson started to care more for her own safety at shows, so she sought out ADA designated spaces. But she found a discrepancy between her experiences at venues and the experiences of those who don’t need accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities act. In 2016, Wilson founded the nonprofit Half Access, which aims to start a conversation between music venues, audience members and bands about accessibility at concert venues.”