Moshtix Guide To The Best Live Stream Gigs And Events
As the uptake of social distancing continues in this time of uncertainty, many artists from across the globe have taken to social media to give the fans what they want, streaming performances live from their living rooms.
The recent ban placed on public gatherings over 100 people have also sparked local venues, event organisers and promoters to take to the internet to help support fans and artists and tackle the unprecedented loss of revenue they're facing.
If you're practising social distancing, we got you're back. We've collated some of our fave live-streamed performances coming to a screen near you (we'll keep this page updated with the most recent discoveries). Let's make the best of a bad situation hey!
Past live streams to catch up on this week:
Mixed Dozen - Grapes of Mirth Q&A W/ Merrick Watts
Last week our pals at Grapes of Mirth streamed a series of daily self-isolation Q&A's with comedian Merrick Watts. If you missed out, you can re-watch the series on their Facebook page HERE. There's also a hilarious wine workout vid for those finding themselves sinking a bottle of self-iso wine on the regular and needing some fitspo!
Hot Dub Time Machine
Global festival smash-hit DJ Hot Dub Time Machine took to Twitch over the weekend to bring fans 3 and a half hours of non-stop hits. View the full set HERE. The Sydney-based legend has also just announced he will be bringing the party back to twitch again this coming Saturday 4 April from 6-8 pm. So if you're keen on a self-iso dance party don't forget to tune in HERE.
Ongoing live streams:
Over the past two weekends, Aussie acts including Stella Donnelly, Julia Jacklin, Josh Pyke, Harvey Sutherland, Angie McMahon, Middle Kids and a whole bunch more have been performing live 20-minute sets via Instagram, in an effort to give back to those hugely affected from the coronavirus shutdown.
For those who missed out on the first two weekends, Isol-Aid! organisers have announced the streaming festival will be back this weekend! Viewers who do tune in are encouraged to donate to a fundraiser set up for Support Act, an organisation that provides relief services for music industry workers facing mental health issues or financial hardship.
For more info visit Isol-Aid's official Facebook page HERE.
Post Malone's Celebrity Beer Pong Tournament
If you love beer pong as much as Post Malone does, tune into "The Ballina Cup", an eight-day beer pong tournament streamed online featuring celebrities including WWE spokesman Rob Gronkowski, Sports Illustrated Swim model Camille Kostek, Machine Gun Kelly, Kane Brown, MLB pitchers Trevor Bauer and Mike Clevinger, plus more. The tournament kicks off tomorrow, HERE.
Beat Magazine Live Sessions
Aussie music magazine, Beat have just launched their very own live-streamed gig series. The live stream will feature 30-minute sets live-streamed on their Instagram story. The first instalment featured back-to-back sets from psychedelic space pop outfit Zoë Fox and the Rocket Clocks and indie-pop quintet Georgia June.
Head over to their Instagram to catch live sets from 6 pm AEDT.
Milan's Temple Of The Lost Future - Worlds Longest DJ Set
A nightclub in Milan, Italy is making very good use of their time by attempting to break the world record for Longest DJ Set. The current record is held by Nigeria's DJ Obi, lasting a whopping 240 hours. Milan's Temple Of The Lost Future is hoping to exceed it with a goal of 340 hours. The set is being streamed from within the club and will also feature conversations with dance music artists and promoters from across the world. The set is already underway, check out the stream via Youtube.
Every Saturday @ 12pm AEST
Sydney house producer Hayden James is bringing fans a weekly live DJ set streamed every Saturday at midday AEST over on his YouTube channel for the foreseeable future. Subscribe to his channel for updates HERE
Every Sunday @ 5pm AEST
Sydney based DJ and producer DJ Tigerlily will be providing the good vibes every Sunday straight from her backyard, kicking off at 5 pm AEST. She'll also be joined by some special guests too so stay tuned! You can catch her weekly live sets via Facebook and Instagram.
For those that aren't able to catch that live stream of your fave act. Aussie electronic duo Peking Duk have got your back, uploading a fortnightly mix to their youtube account to see you through your isolation lockdown. Check out their first mix HERE.
Kira Puru's Cabin Fever
Earlier this week rising star Kira Puru called on Aussie radio stations to play exclusively local content to help support artists through royalties. Since then the Melbourne muso has launched her own live Instagram series called KP's Cabin Fever, talking to local artists about the direct effects of the lockdown. Joining Kira for the first stream will be Mo'Ju (F.K.A Mojo Juju) live from 5 pm AEST tonight (Friday 20 March). Tune in HERE.
Levi’s 5:01 Live
Denim kings Levi’s are hosting a live stream every weekday at 5:01 pm featuring a bunch of awesome musos including Snoop Dog, Taboo Nawasha from Black Eyed Peas, Ravyn Lenae and more. Tune in via their Instagram HERE.
With MSO announcing the suspension of all concerts with audiences, from March 16 until April 13, the MSO will continue to perform some gigs behind closed doors which they'll be live-streaming for free. The series kicked off with Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade at Hamer Hall on Monday. Other live-streams slated include To Bach and Back on Thursday, March 26.
Check out the performances via MSO's YouTube channel.
Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo
In other non-gig related live stream news, our pals at Zoos Victoria have set up live streams in some of the Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo enclosures, including the adorable snow leopard cubs, penguins, lions and giraffes. Head over to the Zoo's website to watch them live now.
Beat Magazine Live Sessions
Aussie music magazine, Beat have just launched their very own live streamed gig series. The live stream will feature 30-minute sets live streamed on their Instagram story. The first instalment featured back-to-back sets from psychedelic space pop outfit Zoë Fox and the Rocket Clocks and indie pop quintet Georgia June.
Head over to their Instagram to catch live sets from 6pm AEDT.
Levi’s 5:01 Live
Denim kings Levi’s are hosting a live stream every weekday at 5:01 pm featuring a bunch of awesome muso’s including Snoop Dog, Taboo Nawasha from Black Eyed Peas, Ravyn Lenae and more. Tune in via their Instagram HERE