The Show Must Go On! Bands Embrace Live Streaming

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In a time when “Social Distancing” has become the norm due to CORVID-19 AKA Coronavirus, many band’s are standing by the old saying “The Show Must Go On.” Many are taking to social media platforms like Facebook, Twitch, IGTV and more to shine a little light in what is currently a very dark place for music lovers. So since many of us are stuck at home for the unforeseeable future I’ve compiled 5 hours of some of my favorites band’s that’s embraced live streaming to get us through the next few days or weeks

Code Orange

When shows started getting postponed last week, Code Orange jump on Social Media and said we’ll still be playing our Album Release show LIVE on Twitch to an empty room. The band’s last album Underneath dropped on Friday March 13th and the band was scheduled to play at The Roxian To celebrate. So Code Orange stuck with their Hardcore roots and put on one of the best show’s I’ve ever seen.

Code Orange: LIVE

Dropkick Murphys

I’m not going to lie this was one of my favorites to watch. I’ve always been a huge fan of Dropkick Murphys, and as a Journalist it’s on my bucket list to cover them live in Boston on St Patrick’s Day. Though that’s not happened yet, a live stream from Boston on St. Patrick‘s Day was the next best thing. Dropkick streamed live on both Facebook and YouTube and at one point during the stream their was 160,000 fans watching on Facebook alone. I contacted Dropkick Murphys’ publicist and according to them at the time of this article the band has had a total of 9,689,623 views as of yesterday on the concert. Check out Streaming Up From Boston below
Dropkick Murphys Streaming Up From Boston


Next up is everyone’s favorite British Pop Punk Rocker YUNGBLUD! Yungblud took to social media with his “I Don’t Give a Fook” attitude stating

SHITS WEIRD BUT WE’LL KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON … i hate that shows are gettin cancelled so im gonna bring one to you. ill be live on my youtube 7am (PST) playin songs, talking shit, makin breakfast and answering questions. this is a time for our fookin hearts to be together because we are gonna beat this shit TOGETHER. having the ability to connect with you ain’t gonna get taken away. fuck that. i can’t wait to see you. tell ya fookin mates 🖤🖤🖤 (link in bio)

Joining Yungblud on The Yungblud Show is none other than Machine Gun Kelly, Bella Throne and Oliver Tree. Check out Yungblud’s live stream below.


The Yungblud Show

My Epic

Now My Epic’s stream my not be as glamorous has one’s we’ve seen from other artists. However, vocalist/guitarist Aaron Stone and wife Missy got together and gave fans a small and intimate 59 minute Acoustic show from their house. Check it out below


My Epic Acoustic Quarantine Show

Nothing beats seeing you favorite artist live! Nothing beats being with 1,000’s of fellow music lovers all sweaty and screaming your favorite lyrics at the top of your lungs. However, till life gets back to normal let hope more artists embrace live streaming. Most importantly let’s remember the artists during this difficult time as well. If an artist does a live stream BLAST it across social media, if they’re not doing a live stream, that’s ok, stream music on you favorite streaming platform. Whatever it takes, artists need their fans more than ever right now.

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