Farther we go into the COVID-19 rabbit hole, but with our newfound isolation comes more awesome livestream performances. This week, we recommend a monstrous super stream, Austinot favorite, and world-class DJ. Stay safe; stay home; and continue to listen local!
Friday, April 3
Saxon Strong: Let’s Band Together w/Joe Ely, Bob Schneider, Carolyn Wonderland, many more
Streaming via Saxon Pub Facebook page @ 7 p.m.
Missing Austin’s world famous Saxon Pub? Then prepare to be amazed by this insane lineup of Austin legends. Joe Ely, Carolyn Wonderland, Jeff Plankenhorn, and about 15 others will be rocking a two-hour super stream in support of Austin’s local music scene. Dig the best of the Saxon from the comfort of your couch!
Streaming via Facebook @ 8 p.m.
Austin Music Award winner and all around lovely person Gina Chavez opens her home to the Internet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. She plays classics, writes song on the spot, and projects a sweet serenity that’s extremely comforting in these trying times.
Saturday, April 4
Streaming on Facebook Live @ 6 p.m.
A local mixologist of the highest order, DJ Mel blends tunes from a dozen genres to create an infectious, unstoppable groove. Lovingly dubbed “Obama’s DJ,” Mel has performed everywhere from ACL Fest to UT football games to multiple Democratic National Conventions. And you get to groove to this top flight DJ in your PJs whilst maintaining proper social distancing. Log in and love it!
@BillTuckerTSP wants to know:
Which Austin musicians do you plan on supporting during the COVID-19 crisis?