A question being asked around the music world this week is: what does the ‘new normal’ look like?
With a number of venues now hosting in-person concerts, and once-novelties like drive-in shows becoming realistic avenues for punters and promoters, it’s becoming easier to envision a landscape where a whole variety of delivery methods coexist together in a kind of live music patchwork.
It might well be that even if venues open up at full capacity and physical distancing measures are left behind, the live-streamed show will become a ubiquitous part of the music industry, sitting beside in-person performances as just another way for musicians to connect with their audience.
Speaking of, here are some of the most exciting live streams coming up in the capital this week.
Where: Streaming online via Canberra Theatre Centre
When: Wednesday and Friday from 6:00 pm
The Canberra Theatre Centre is bringing live music home to you this week. Having transplanted their program into an online setting, the CTC At Home series is a way to keep up with all of the talented Canberrans making art and music at the moment, and have their work beamed directly to your device. Tune in on Wednesday night to catch singer-songwriter Kim Yang performing a tranquil set of acoustic songs. On Friday, join the online Happy Hour with Jemist, and stick around for Chris Endrey’s emotionally investigative variety show The World From Here.
Where: Streaming online
When: Friday and Saturday from 7:30 pm
Live In Ya Lounge rolls on this week with performances from four musically diverse acts. For those unfamiliar with the format, Live In Ya Lounge sees your favourite and soon-to-be favourite Canberra musicians jumping up to perform a live-streamed set under bright studio lights in a custom-built set. It’s sort of like the Canberra version of Late Night TV’s musical guests. This Friday you’ll be able to tune in to hear the impossibly fun horns and climate change allusion of An Inconvenient Groove and the energetic soul jams of Lucy Ridge & The Derby Widows. Saturday sees Los Chavos and Kopasetic taking to the stage.
Wednesday, 17th June
- CTC At Home: Kim Yang– 6:00 pm.
Thursday, 18th June
- Feminist Punk Guitar Orchestra – 8:00 pm.
Friday, 19th June
- CTC At Home – 6:00 pm
- Parrots with Piercings Single Launch Party – 6:00 pm
- Attaboi Livestream Launch Party – 6:30 pm
- Live In Ya Lounge – 7:30 pm.
Saturday, 20th June