With COVID-19 forcing mass quarantines all over the world, a lot of our favorite creators are suddenly becoming the physical equivalent of Twitch streamers and camgirls, embracing their internet connections and trying their damndest to not look like shit on webcams. Celebs — they’re just like us! One of the more notable developments to come out of self-isolation is the performances that musicians are putting on for their fans via the interwebs.
The first of these concerts that I was made aware of was for Ben Gibbard’s band, Death Cab for Cutie. As opposed to a one-off couch concert/MTV Cribs outtake, Gibbard decided to go all in: two weeks of home performances with a new charity sponsor each day to encourage donations. What started out as a nebulous alternative to his canceled solo tour soon turned into an indie community bonding experience, with a number of deep cuts (“Me & Magdalena”) rubbing elbows with covers (Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees”) and references to old side projects — Gibbard’s most requested song wasn’t actually a Death Cab number, but rather The Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights.”
Complete article: http://dbknews.com/2020/04/05/concerts-internet-livestream-