Here at Audiophile Review we're trying hard to keep you apprised of as many of the remarkable live and archival performances pouring forth from the arts community while the world is going through the unprecedented Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic. In this our fourth installation of live and archival concert streaming news, we have found some amazing shows for you to check out while staying safe at home, helping to flatten the curve and break the cycle of this horrible disease.
Following are upcoming, ongoing or recently occurred (archived) shows to explore. Just click on the sub-headers of each section to jump to the stream sources:
The Montreux Jazz Festival has just announced its July schedule which looks terrific including live shows from their vast archives by no less than John Lee Hooker, Charles Mingus, Nina Simone, Deep Purple, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Carlos Santana and more. Some of these I'm sure were out on DVD previously (I own a copy the Mingus show) but still this is really cool of Montreux to do this for us (and a smart promo for the festival ultimately). You can also find them on YouTube (click here)
Preservation Jazz Hall Foundation's Round Midnight Preserves
This performance -- a fundraiser for the musicians of New Orleans and the legendary Preservation Hall -- aired last month but it has been archived on YouTube and is a wonderful show. I watched the whole thing which includes not only performances by and for local New Orleans musicians but also many luminaries including Irma Thomas, Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello, Beck, Dave Matthews, Jim James, and other greats. I got turned on to some musicians I'd not heard of but plan to explore, notably Americana singer Nathanial Rateliff who was just a joy to watch and hear. You can still donate to help. Just click here to jump to the Preservation Hall Foundation's website.
Elton John has announced its new Classic Concert Series in support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation's COVID-19 Emergency Fund to continue HIV prevention and care for the most vulnerable people around the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can donate on YouTube during the show. The series premiered with an archive performance recorded Live at the Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh from 1976. These performances are available digitally for the first time ever, and only for 72 hours at a time. Other upcoming performances include shows from Australia '86 (Jul. 11), Italy '89 (Jul. 18), Brazil '95 (Jul. 25), New York (Aug. 1) and Turkey '01 (Aug. 8)
Nugs.net, one of the premier online sources for high quality live concerts from the jamband and improvisational music communities, is rebroadcasting one of the last concerts from New York's Madison Square Garden before the Covid-19 lockdown happened. This show, which brought together surviving members of The Allman Brothers Band on March 10 as "The Brothers," was an acclaimed, sold-out, one-night-only show celebrating the iconic American Southern Rock pioneers. This "50th Anniversary Celebration of The Allman Brothers Band'' concert is available for purchase on nugs.tv in HD and 4K resolution. It will be rebroadcast beginning July 3 and for who purchase the webcast it will available on demand for 48 hours upon first viewing. Both the video and audio have been re-edited and remixed to give home viewers the best seat in the house for this historic concert. The Brothers' nearly four-hour show is also available in Sony's 360 Reality Audio via nugs.net Hi-Fi.