On June 24, 1993, the first-ever gig streamed over the Internet was performed by a bunch of computer nerds in a band called Severe Tire Damage. They set up at Xerox PARC in Palo Alto, California, and were able to transmit their show online using a new technology called the MBone. Although the show was meant for scientists elsewhere on the Xerox campus, it was seen as far away as Australia by other like-minded nerds. Now, of course, netcasting gigs is as routine as a sunrise.
Another possibly game-changing gig was held recently at Lund University in University’s Malmö, Sweden, where more nerds performed the first-ever show using 3D printed instruments. You can read the details at GizMag–and naturally, the show was made available online.