RiotACT Gig Guide (6 – 12 May): Live streams from around the internet

Hayden Fritzlaff 8 May 2020
Photograph shows Hope Wilkins sitting in the bath with her guitar

Hope Wilkins has multiple online sets coming up this week. Photo: Claire Warren.

Delivered Live return for their sixth iteration this week. It’s become an online fixture, featuring weekly lineups of nationally-renowned musicians and comedians for a special Saturday night spent at home. This week, Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier perform alongside folk-pop singer-songwriter Alex The Astronaut and Bendigo bedroom pop sensation yergurl.

Closer to home, Canberra’s Homegrown Sounds have lovingly curated the lineup for their second Close To Home event. Wollongong’s Nothing Rhymes With David, Newcastle’s Spencer Scott, and Canberra’s Azim Zain will be joining locals Hope Wilkins and Swoon Queen this Thursday in a celebration of local talent, music, and community.

There are plenty more events taking place around the internet this week as we continue to practice social distancing. Scroll on to discover what’s happening in the world of live music.

Close To Home

Close To Home returns to the internet this week, presented by Homegrown Sounds. Image: Homegrown Sounds.

Close To Home 2

Where: Instagram Live, hosted by Homegrown Sounds
When: Thursday from 6:00 pm

Beloved music-facilitators Homegrown Sounds have collected five of their favourite singer-songwriters from around New South Wales and the ACT for Close To home 2. The first iteration of this online festival was a rare chance to reconnect with the nurturing live music community. Join the event on Facebook to be notified of set times, and head to each artists’ Instagram pages for their live streams as they happen.

Live In Ya Lounge

Live In Ya Lounge is a new platform focussing on local music. Image: Live In Ya Lounge.

Live In Ya Lounge: Hope Wilkins and Groovy Daughter

Where: Streaming via Live In Ya Lounge
When: Saturday from 7:30 pm

Live In Ya Lounge has emerged as a haven for Canberra’s live music scene in recent weeks, offering a chance for acts to take to the streams armed with professional-level sound production. Groovy Daughter and Hope Wilkins are set to perform at this week’s event. Expect more local acts to be announced in the coming weeks.

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