Monday 30 March 2020

Corona Lockdown Festival featured festival: Montreux Jazz Festival

The legendary Montreux Jazz Festival has opened its archives and made available 50 concerts to stream. Go over here to open the archive and enjoy.

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Saturday 28 March 2020

Corona Lockdown Festival featured artist: Radiohead

In 2017 Radiohead closed the Best Kept Secret festival with an amazing show that will go down in history as one of the best moments of the festival. I was there and it was simply magical. Now you can relive that full show over here: Radiohead - Live at Best Kept Secret Festival 2017 Read more!

Thursday 26 March 2020

Corona Lockdown Festival featured artist: James Blake

The one and only James Blake played a solo piano concert at his house which is still available to watch. So go ahead an enjoy his private concert:

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Wednesday 25 March 2020

Corona Lockdown Festival featured venue: Bimhuis

Not an artist, but a venue today. Famous Amsterdam jazz venue Bimhuis hosts all the jazz greats out there and more. They are sometimes broadcasting live streams on their website and some of these are still available to watch. So if you're into jazz and are desperate to get your groove on, check it out at Read more!

Corona Lockdown Festival featured artist: 2 Many Djs

The DeWaele brothers have always pleased me with their great music, first with Soulwax, later with 2 Many DJs. Now they have blessed us with a crazy intro mix, a full hour long. Don't miss out on the amazing visuals starring album covers and more. Enjoy!

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Monday 23 March 2020

Corona Lockdown Festival featured artist: Father John Misty

This time it is not a video but a Bandcamp link to a Father John Misty live album Off-Key In Hamburg. That in itself is already enough reason to go check it out, but he's donating all proceeds from Off-Key In Hamburg to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. So go grab it and donate! Read more!

Friday 20 March 2020

Corona Lockdown Festival featured artist: TORRES

Today's featured artist TORRES was touring Europe when many European countries were going in lockdown and restricted air travel. She had to cancel her tour and had a lot of trouble getting herself and her band and crew home. I hope she's safe and sound at home at the moment. Go check out her music. Here's a live performance I found on YouTube. Enjoy!

TORRES at New Sounds In-Studio, January 29 2020

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Thursday 19 March 2020

Corona Lockdown Festival featured artists: DeWolff and The Grand East

The first featured artists of the Corona Lockdown Festival are Dutch rock band DeWolff and The Grand East. Both bands played at an empty Muziekgieterij Maastricht and live streamed the event. They were one of the first bands to do so. Check out both shows below and donate if you can!

M-PX presents: DeWolff & The Grand East at Muziekgieterij, Maastricht

Donate HERE (donation page owned by the bands and not affiliated to this site in any way).

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Corona Lockdown Festival 2020

So we all have to stay at home, concert venues had to close their doors and festivals are getting cancelled. For artists this means they are missing out on a lot of income, not to mention contact with their fans. For avid concert visitors like me it means missing out on all those wonderful shows. Let's try to get these together in this Corona Lockdown Festival. I will list concert videos down here so you can get your daily doses of live music. Especially recordings or live streams from artists playing concerts from home. Help the artists by donating money to them and buying their music and merchandise, especially the bands and artists that are struggling now. If there are ways of donating I will links to those pages here as well. Let me know if you have any concerts to list here.

Hook me up on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or by leaving a comment below. Let's beat this damned virus and keep the music alive! See below for the line-up and concerts so far.

Corona Lockdown Festival line-up:

Dansende Beren - Daily Sessions (Featured live sessions Tuesday April 7)

Belgium website Dansende Beren is streaming live sessions daily starting at 20.30 CEST.

Ryley Walker - Home concert (Featured artist Wednesday April 1st)

Montreux Jazz Festival - Stream 50 concerts (Featured festival Monday March 30

Stream 50 Montreux Jazz festival concerts for free.

Radiohead - Live at Best Kept Secret Festival 2017 (Featured artist Friday March 27)

Stream their full festival show.

James Blake (Featured artist Thursday March 26)

Bimhuis - Bimhuis TV (Featured venue Wednesday March 25)

Amsterdam jazz venue is live streaming previous concert broadcasts at Bimhuis TV.

Brendan Benson - Boy In A Bubble (Daily live songs)

Brendan Benson will be performing old and new songs daily on his Instagram.

Christine and the Queens - Daily performance

Christine and the Queens will be performing daily on her Instagram with special guests and more.

2 Many DJs - RSWX Presents Introversy (Featured artist Tuesday March 24)

The DeWaele brothers have posted a full hour 2 Many DJs set on their facebook page, enjoy!

Father John Misty - Off-Key In Hamburg (Featured artist Monday March 23)

Go over to the Bandcamp page to download the album. All proceeds from Off-Key In Hamburg will be donated to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Frank Turner: Show 2000: Live at Nottingham Rock City

Oh Sees - Rehearsal for next album

TORRES (Featured artist Friday March 20 2020)

Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) streaming live every day at LiveFromHome

Drop Kick Murphys

Third Man Records daily shows

M-PX presents: DeWolff & The Grand East at Muziekgieterij, Maastricht (Featured artists Thursday March 19 2020)

Donate HERE (donation page owned by the bands and not affiliated to this site in any way).

Chris Martin

John Legend

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Sunday 8 March 2020

On Stage: The Homesick @ Paradiso

A few years back we got to know post punk trio The Homesick who released a stunning debut album Youth Hunt. It didn't take long for them to get noticed across the borders and even got signed by the illustrious Sub Pop label. In January they dropped their first Sub Pop release The Big Exercise which showed a very different sound. Stripped off the rough post punk elements this album leaves a friendly fuzzy pop sound full of harmonies and psychedelica. It is beautiful, but how would this go down live on stage?

The Homesick at Paradiso Amsterdam, March 5 2020

As if it wasn't clear enough from their new record that things have become less wild, both bass player Jaap van der Velde and guitarist Elias Elgersma are seated at the front with their drummer Erik Woudwijk at the back. They will not get up for the whole set, even though some people are asking them to stand. It has a nice touch though, seeing them sitting like this, emphasising this new more mellow direction. The stage at the small hall in Paradiso is quite low though, so it is hard to see them when you're not standing at the front.

The three young men have their new sound completely figured out and it sounds amazing live as well. They have some electronica to help them out in the parts where things like keys are added. This is a band who are able to harmonise the vocals together with their instruments. No longer will you hear wild eruptions but soft ringing guitars and gentle drum rolls. They manage to mould it all together into a lovely fuzzy sound. Repeating elements are emphasised with staccato drum grooves where the harmonising vocals from both van de Velde and Elgersma are swimming in lots of reverb.

The trio can steer their music into any direction, keeping it small and quiet, then slowly letting it swell into something bigger without ever really letting it roar or explode. This unique band proves they understand the elements of music that allow you to make things interesting. It makes their songs exciting and little works of art. The lighter pop sound suits them well and we should treasure a group as talented as The Homesick.

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