This Week in Live-Streams (11/05/20)

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This week involves some late night live-streams, but they’re definitely all worth tuning in for.

Who? Code Orange
Where?
Twitch
When?
Tuesday 12th, 1am (BST)
Why?
Despite being an awkward time for those of us in the UK, this livestream is one to catch if you’re a fan of punk, hardcore, and metal tunes, or interested in the band in any way. Answering questions via Twitch, Code Orange are continuing their weekly series YOU AND YOU ALONE (named after a track of their most recent album Underneath released earlier this year) each week.

Who? Lewis Capaldi
Where?
Lewis Capaldi on Facebook Live/Oculus Venues
When?
Wednesday 13th, 12am (BST)
Why?
What’s better than seeing your favourite artist livestream a gig? Seeing them livestream in VR. Lewis Capaldi is partnering with Oculus Venues this week to perform a livestream gig from home in VR. This is the perfect time to catch the Scottish singer in all his glory, and also test out a new technology you may not have tried before. Tune in this Wednesday to find out if VR gigs could become the new trend this year.

Who? Rory Nellis
Where?
YouTube
When?
Wednesday 13th, 9pm (BST)
Why?
Singer-songwriter from Belfast will livestream a gig from home this Wednesday, and it’s not one to miss. If you’re looking for an independent artist to support, Wednesday is the perfect time to do so. To get a taste of what you’re in for this Wednesday, check out ‘There Are Enough Songs In the World’ and ‘On My Shoulder’, from There Are Enough Songs In the World. Nellis’ tunes combine folk, acoustic and alternative to create some easy-listening material, perfect for lockdown entertainment. Tune in!

Who? Jazz Foundation of America 
Where?
YouTube
When?
Friday 15th, 1am (BST)
Why?
Featuring names like Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Robert Clay and Bruce Willis (among others and the promise of some surprise guests), the Jazz Foundation of America are live-streaming a show filled with live original performances and celebrity appearances. The aim of this livestream is to raise money for their emergency COVID-19 Musicians Fund, and they claim that ‘Jazz and Blues will continue to give comfort and solace to lovers of the music throughout this crisis and beyond it’. If you’re a fan of jazz or blues, or simply want to support a good cause and witness some amazing performances, tune in this Friday.

Who? Five4Five Fest
Where? Facebook
When? Friday 15th and Saturday 16th
Why? Five4Five Fest are putting together a stay at home festival this weekend, with 5 bands each day live-streaming a performance on Facebook. The festival is aiming to raise money for the NHS, and you can find more info here. The bands that have been announced are definitely ones you have to catch this weekend, with Don Broco headlining on Saturday and Enter Shikari headlining on Sunday. If these aren’t to your taste, then no worries, as bands like As It Is, Deaf Havana and Hot Milk are also performing. This promises to be a great weekend line-up, with such a great cause at heart. Don’t miss out, tune in.

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