Over the last couple of months, I’ve found a bunch of really interesting and iconic concerts available for free on Youtube. I’ve spent time in the wee hours watching them, curating them and sharing them with friends.
The one thing I really miss in this lockdown is being able to go to gigs. That, and beer. But if anything, amidst all the tragedy in the world, I’ve found that more and more people are focusing on making and sharing art. For example, I found a new and never seen before Kraftwerk gig from 1975. Then there was the announcement that Radiohead would be streaming some of their old concerts for the world to enjoy. A number of art galleries around the world adapted to the lockdown and made some wonderful paintings, sculptures and artefacts available for public viewing.
As someone who enjoys art and music, I watched the world around me explode in art, music, film, books, stories and all the things that keep us sane and well. And somehow in the middle of news of friends and family struggling with staring their own mortality in the face in this dark time of a pandemic, I burrowed myself into a little corner everyday. And watched gigs by artists I love the most, comfortable on my couch.
Nothing says the weekend (under lockdown situations) or weekday (after working from home all day) like kicking back with some beer and watching some really cool gigs.
1. Morcheeba Live at Rockpalast
2. Massive Attack – Live at Melt Music Festival
3. Air Boiler Room set at Sydney Opera House
4. Thievery Corporation at House of Blues, Boston
5. Khruangbin Pitchfork Live
6. Four Tet Boiler Room set in London
7. Kraftwerk Live in Canada 
Most of these are trip hop gigs, and likely to be perfect for a quiet evening in!