Jonesing for your live music fix? Don’t throw in the towel yet for 2020. Sure, major festivals like South By Southwest, Roskilde, Glastonbury, and Governors Ball have cancelled, and others like Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Essence Fest have postponed to the fall. But plenty of musicians have stepped in to fill the spring and summer concert void.
Do you enjoy a leisurely stroll through melancholy? Cue Radiohead. Once a week since early April, the iconic electronic indie rockers have selected a previously unreleased live concert from their vast archives and posted it on their YouTube channel.
Fans can also entertain themselves with the recently launched the Radiohead Public Library, a digital collection of playlists, artwork, rarities, concert footage and more.
In an email newsletter to kick it all off, Radiohead said, “Now that you have no choice whether or not you fancy a quiet night in, may we draw your attention to these entertainments?”
Craft yourself a cocktail, cozy up on the couch to your significant other (or maybe a body pillow if you’re single) and watch the Oxford legends perform a 2000 set titled Live From A Tent In Dublin, or 2016’s Live in Berlin, 2009’s Live in Buenos Aires, at Coachella in 2012, and Bonnaroo in 2006. With more memorable performances to come.
New Radiohead shows are expected to premier every Thursday evening at 5PM EST.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have committed to continue until either people can go to concerts again or the band run out of shows to post. “Which will be first?” They joked. “No one knows.”
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