19 June 2020

RiotACT Gig Guide (29 April - 4 May): Live streams from around the internet

| Hayden Fritzlaff
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The NFSA are hosting Virtual Vinyl Lounge this week. Photo: Supplied.

Australia’s live music industry suffered another blow this week with Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy stating that we shouldn’t expect the return of festivals and nightclubs to happen any time soon.

Physical distancing is a challenging hurdle to overcome for a sector that relies on punters gathering together to enjoy performances from their favourite artists. But musicians are tackling the situation in the way they always do: by adapting to the new normal and doing it quickly.

Delivered Live, Isol-Aid and The Lounge Room Sessions are just some of the platforms that have emerged to host regular online performances, affording musicals acts an opportunity to connect with their audiences in an environment that somewhat resembles a gig.

Closer to home, sideway have been hosting their weekly Club Virtual sessions, and Canberra PCYC is organising regular performances from nationally renowned musicians. Scroll on to uncover what else is on offer for music lovers this week in the digital realm.

Vinyl Lounge

The NFSA’s Vinyl Lounge is making its online debut. Image: Supplied.

NFSA Virtual Vinyl Lounge

Where: Hosted by the National Film and Sound Archive. Sign up via Eventbrite
When: Friday from 5:30 pm

The National Film and Sound Archive’s legendary Vinyl Lounge sessions are moving online for the very first time this week. Running since 2013, the sessions are a chance for music lovers and audiophiles to spin records from their collection on the NFSA’s own sound systems. This week’s session takes a slightly different route, with NFSA curator Thorsten Kaeding taking you on a journey through his own music collection. Expect to hear some unique recordings and gain a little insight into the story of analogue music.

Paul Costa

Paul Costa is performing live over Zoom this Saturday. Photo: Supplied.

Paul Costa

Where: Hosted by Canberra PCYC. Sign up via email
When: Saturday at 7:30 pm

Acclaimed country singer-songwriter Paul Costa is set to perform via live stream as part of Canberra PCYC’s regular series of online music events. The Gosford artist has reeled numerous country music awards across his career and has won over audiences with one of the country’s most captivating voices. Sign up via email to gain access to this exclusive live stream, there is no cost involved.

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