With the corona virus (COVID-19, actually) continuing to spread throughout China, much of the country has effectively shut down. That includes shopping areas, movie theatres, and music venues.
A report from Hyperallegric.com says that venues large and small catering to both live bands and dance crowds have been shuttered as the government demands that everyone stay home.
After a while, though, that gets very, very boring. Fortunately, there’s live streaming.
A growing number of Chinese musicians are broadcasting “bedroom music festivals” and club nights streamed right to people’s devices. Everything seems to have originated with VOX Livehouse, a punk rock club in Wuhan, the city in which this outbreak began.
The live-stream idea has exploded with everyone getting in on the idea with all sorts of musical entertainment and education. Here’s an example:
These “stay at home” gigs are resulting in some very clever and innovative ideas: Live concerts, DJ sets, DIY remix parties, even festivals.
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