Another week, another seven days of quarantined existence. Whether you’re bouncing off the walls due to life’s pause button, or stressing over health and financial realities, we’re all feeling this crisis in our own personal way. Luckily, Austin’s music scene continues to deliver great live streams to ease tension and fuel celebration. Check ’em out, support via virtual tip jars, and listen local!
Friday, May 8
Tony Kamel of Wood & Wire
Streaming via Facebook Live @ 8:30 p.m.
When the Grammy-nominated front man of the renowned bluegrass band Wood & Wire does a live steam, then you cancel plans to see it. Since you probably don’t have anything urgent to do, this should be your first priority.
A beautiful blend of banjo picking, playful banter, and classic tunes, Tony Kamel’s previous stream was dynamite. And 50 percent of all tips go to Musicares and American Nurses Foundation. Good causes, great music.
Saturday, May 9
Streaming via Facebook Live @ 3 p.m.
Whether it’s from Cosmic Coffee or her closet, Suzanna Choffel’s weekly live streams are bright, buoyant, and a blast to check out. Stripped of the electric pop and bang of live performances, her acoustic side showcases sweet picking and rootsy, delicate vocals. Quarantine performances have the unexpected benefit of showcasing lovely new facets to musicians’ sound, and Choffel is no exception.
Sunday, May 10
Streaming on Facebook Live @ 7 p.m.
Laid-back pop with punchy rhythms and an easy-going flow, Miggy Milla is exactly the sort of Sunday groove demanded by quarantine. His April 26 set opened with a Bruno Mars-style stay-at-home anthem, then continued with a mix of pop standards and fun, upbeat originals.
The perfect stream for a feet-up Sunday evening, give this creative and innovative artist a listen or three.
@BillTuckerTSP wants to know:
Who’s been your musical quarantine go-to during the COVID crisis?