Sofar Sounds are usually known for putting on intimate performances with a range of artists for some very lucky audiences – during the current pandemic they’ve adapted with daily livestreamed content. Artists from around the world, including LA, Seoul and London perform a special live set which is streamed from the Sofar Sounds Youtube channel. This week features English composer, artist and beatboxer Reeps One on Thursday 16 July and contemporary Latin artist Kablito on Sunday 19 July. For the full week’s line up and times, see below…
Monday 13 July – Dzidzor – 11:00pm
Tuesday 14 July – Kordelya – 8:00pm
Thursday 16 July – Austin Millz – 1:00am
Thursday 16 July – Reeps One – 8:00pm
Friday 17 July – Karmic – 1:00am
Friday 17 July – OSTON – 8:00pm
Saturday 18 July – Run River North – 1:00am
Sunday 19 July – Kablito – 1:00am
Sunday 19 July – UZA&SHANE – 12:00pm
It’s 20 years since the release of Shaggy’s best-selling album Hot Shot – and to celebrate, the legendary reggae artist has modernized the record. With Hot Shot 2020, Shaggy revisits some of his classic hits from It Wasn’t Me, to Boombastic, Angel and Oh Carolina. On Wednesday July 15 at 7pm, you can view an online music event featuring Shaggy performing some of these biggest songs plus some special guest appearances from the likes of Sting, Rayvon and more. Tickets are £5 and there are also album and live stream bundles available. Head here to find out more.
From singing backing vocals for Paloma Faith, British singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas has forged an impressive career in her own right. Her debut album Is Your Love Big Enough? which was released in 2012 was named iTunes Album of the Year. She followed this up with Blood (2015) and this year brings us her self-titled third record which will be released on Friday 17 July. A couple of days before, Lianne brings us a very special, solo livestreamed show from the iconic London venue The Roundhouse. At 8pm on Wednesday 15 July, fans around the world will be able to view this one-off performance as the artist showcases new songs from the forthcoming album, plus some firm favourites from previous records. A virtual ticket is required to view the performance which start at £12. You can find out more about this and the show by following the link below.
Seattle-based radio station KEXP continues its series of Live at Home performances this week. On Wednesday 15 July, experimental musician Josiah Wise aka serpentwithfeet will be sharing an exclusive set of songs plus joining Larry Mizell Jr for a chat. The following evening you can catch Maria Maita-Keppeler of Portland band MAITA as she performs a special set. You can find these livestreams and more content by heading to the official KEXP Youtube channel. Times can be found below:
Wednesday 15 July – serpentwithfeet – 11:00pm
Thursday 16 July – MAITA – 11:00pm
This month marks the 25th anniversary of Manchester Arena – and to celebrate, a special ‘virtual gig’ has been put together with Future Agency. The show reel of (pre-recorded) entertainment will honour acts and performances from bands and artists who’ve played a role throughout the venue’s quarter century history. The bumper line-up features local acts Badly Drawn Boy, Charlatans, Everything Everything, Clint Boon, and The Slow Readers Club. Other guests will include Alice Cooper, Kodaline, Pixie Lott and loads more.
On Friday 17 July at 8pm, audiences will be able to enjoy the music from the comfort of their own homes for free across the Arena’s social media profiles, while also having the option to raise funds for some brilliant causes; The Booth Centre, The Christie, Forever Manchester and Nordoff Robbins. Each charity will receive 25% of the money raised and you can find out more about donating by heading here. To view the event on Friday and keep up to date with any info be sure to check the Arena’s social media including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Another exclusive live streamed set to round off the week – James Veck-Gilodi of Deaf Havana performs from Old St Pancras Church London at 8pm on Sunday 19 July. Featuring a mix of acoustic versions and reimagined Deaf Havana songs – this is a truly unique set filmed in a historic and beautiful venue. Directed by long-time collaborator Jon Stone, to view you will be required to purchase a virtual ticket. There is a limited amount starting at £10 (+bf) – head here to find out more.
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