Moshtix Guide To The Best Live Stream Gigs And Events
As social distancing continues in this time of uncertainty, many artists from across the globe have taken to social media to give the fans what they want, live streaming from their own living rooms.
If you've reached maximum boredom levels in iso or a little overwhelmed by the sheer volume of live stream events popping up, we've got your back. We've collated some of our fave virtual events coming to a screen near you (we'll keep this page updated with the most recent discoveries, so make sure to keep checking back each week). Let's make the best of a bad situation hey!
VIC NAIDOC 2020 Concert - Always Was, Always Will Be ft. Uncle Archie Roach, Uncle Kutcha Edwards, Troy Cassar-Daley, Alice Skye, Djirri Djirri, Lady Lash, Scott Darlow, Mau Power, Allara and more
When: Sat 11 July - 6.30 pm AEST
When: Sat 11 July
When: Sat 11 July - 9 pm till 11 pm AEST
IMR Radio: Pompelope Online Takeover #4
When: Sat 18 July
RELEASED! Ft. Phoebe Bridges
When: Mon 13 July - 12 am BST
Lianne La Havas - Live from the Roundhouse, London
When: Thu 16 July
When: Thu 30 July
L-Fresh the LION - 'South West' album launch ft. Barkaa & Bindi Bosses
When: Thu 30 July
IDLES live-streamed concert series
When: Sat 29 & Sun 30 August
Streams to rewatch:
The Lansdowne Empty Room Sessions ft. Totally Unicorn
Rolling Stone's 'In My Room' w/ Bad//Dreems
The Lansdowne Empty Room Sessions ft. Party Dozen
The ever so loveable NZ pop powerhouse BENEE is taking on the world of YouTube, dishing out fun weekly episodes every Tuesday from 10 am NZST on her YouTube Channel that are based around her tracks. The first episode features the musician take on baking a cake inspired by her song 'Find an Island'. Check it out below.
Haim - NPR Tiny Desk Concert
American pop-rock sisters Haim were two shows deep on a series of semi-secret delicatessen gigs across the US in March when the country was shut down. The trio recently performed songs from their album 'Women In Music Pt. III' at home for tiny desk concert. You can rewatch their performance HERE.
Hayden James - Backyard Sessions
You can now watch all of Hayden James' live-streamed DJ sets over on his YouTube channel. Rewatch his live stream sets HERE.
Rolling Stones 'In My Room' w/Cub Sport
Elton John Classic Concert Series
Enjoy six monumental concerts from Elton John's archive available on YouTube for the first time ever. The Elton John: Classic Concert Series is running 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. Watch Elton John's performances HERE.
Aussie acts including Stella Donnelly, Julia Jacklin, The Chats, Josh Pyke, Eskimo Joe, Harvey Sutherland, Angie McMahon, Middle Kids and a whole bunch more have been performing live 20-minute sets via Instagram, in an effort to give back to those hugely affected from the coronavirus shutdown.
The streaming festival will be back this weekend with a bunch of amazing acts TBA. Viewers are encouraged to donate to a fundraiser set up for Support Act, an organisation that provides relief services for music industry workers facing mental health issues or financial hardship.
For more info visit Isol-Aid's official Facebook page HERE.
John Course DJ Sets
Iconic Melbourne Disc Jockey John Course brings classic and future house anthems to your living room every Saturday night. The live streams also feature special guests including the likes of Zoe Badwi, Sgt Slick L'tric and more. Tune in via Facebook, YouTube or Twitch from 7 pm AEST every Saturday.
Bad Seed TeeVee
Nick Cave & The Bad Seed have launched a 24-hour YouTube channel that features videos, interviews, live performances and more. Tune in below.
Local Melbourne online radio station Skylab are keeping your iso boredom bay with live-streamed sets from some of the most forward-thinking DJs from Australia and beyond. You can also explore past shows including sets from independent festival Inner Varnika, Melbourne night club Colour and more. Get your daily fix HERE.
Stay Home With: YUNGBLUD
English muso, YUNGBLUD is hosting a new weekly doco-style series called Stay Home With: YUNGBLUD, where fans can score an exclusive look into the artists daily life including creating DIY music videos, Q&A's and more. Episodes will drop every week on Tuesday via his Youtube Channel HERE. Get a taste of what's to come with Episode One below.
Neil Finn's Fangradio
Crowded House frontman Neil Finn is streaming live from his home every day from 3 pm L.A. Time (That's 8 am AEST), performing songs from his back catalogue as well as some sneaky covers. His sons Liam and Elroy also make an appearance in some of his performances too. You can stream the audio via Mixlr or watch it live via Neil's Facebook page.
Poof Doof Direct
Iconic Melbourne gay club Poof Doof has set up a weekly live stream, featuring awesome drag shows and DJ sets via Facebook. Re-watch all Poof Doof Direct streams so far HERE and don't forget to tune in from 9 pm this Saturday for another epic Poof Doof Direct!
Sydney Opera House Digital Season
The iconic Sydney Opera House has just launched a digital season of streamed events to replace their live events calendar during the lockdown. The first of the digital series launched on April 1, with a new schedule announced every Tuesday, running from Wednesday to Sunday every week.
The series will feature podcasts, virtual 360-degree tours, videos of past Opera House shows and more. This week's schedule features a screening of Missy Higgins's debut performance on Valentine's Day last year, artist and writer Chanel Miller's talk at this year's All About Women festival, highlights from Dance Rites 2019, Australia's annual First Nations dance competition and heaps more! All shows are free. Visit the Sydney Opera House website HERE for more info.
Live Nation & Vodafone NZ Lounge Jams
Vodafone NZ in partnership with Live is bringing a live stream concert series to your screens, featuring some of the best home-grown Kiwi talents, in support of MusicHelps Live. The line-up includes singer-songwriters, Dave Dobbyn and Hollie Smith. Check out Vodafone Lounge Jams HERE.
Beat Magazine Live Sessions
Aussie music magazine, Beat have just launched their very own live-streamed gig series. The live stream will feature 30-minute sets live-streamed on their Instagram story. The first instalment featured back-to-back sets from psychedelic space pop outfit Zoë Fox and the Rocket Clocks and indie-pop quintet Georgia June.
Head over to their Instagram for updates on their live sessions.
For those that aren't able to catch that live stream of your fave act. Aussie electronic duo Peking Duk have got your back, uploading a fortnightly mix to their youtube account to see you through your isolation lockdown. Check out their first mix HERE.
With Melbourne Symphony Orchestra announcing the suspension of all concerts with audiences, every Thursday night from 7.30 pm AEST, the MSO will continue to perform some gigs behind closed doors which they'll be live-streaming for free. The series kicked off with Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade at Hamer Hall.
Check out the performances via MSO's YouTube channel.
Levi's 5:01 Live
Denim kings Levi's are hosting a live stream every weekday at 5:01 pm featuring a bunch of awesome musos including Snoop Dog, Taboo Nawasha from Black Eyed Peas, Ravyn Lenae and more. Tune in via their Instagram HERE.
Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo
In other non-gig related live stream news, our pals at Zoos Victoria have set up live streams in some of the Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo enclosures, including the adorable snow leopard cubs, penguins, lions and giraffes. Head over to the Zoo's website to watch them live now.
Since temporarily closing their doors last week, Taronga Zoo has gone virtual for the first time ever, launching Taronga TV! The team at Taronga will be bringing daily animal content from their two zoo locations right to your living room. Tune in for 24/7 live streams, keeper talks and exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peeks at what the animals actually get up to when the Zoo's are closed.
Stay up to date with all things Taronga TV HERE.