Following the success of last week’s streaming event, including post-game chats in the following day’s Downtown, the lads at Unemployable Promotions are stepping up for round 2 of their Live at Home streaming series tonight (Thursday, March 26) at 6pm, with more info available from their Facebook page.
The concept: tune in to one artist’s Facebook Live stream at the appointed time, and follow the trail of links left at the end of each artist’s at-home set. This time around, names like Stephanie Rainey, Cry Monster Cry, Tiz McNamara, Basciville and In The Willows are pitching in, and all proceeds from GoFundMe donations are going to elderly-welfare charity ALONE.
In a similar vein, promoter Islander, headed up by Quiet Lights man Jonathan Pearson and local cultural events head Marjie Kaley, have an event of their own running tomorrow night, also accessible through Facebook at a link on the Islander Presents page.
Irish artists Maija Sofia, John Francis Flynn, former Cork resident Anna-Mieke and UCC alumnus Junior Brother are all playing, kickoff is at 8pm, and all GoFundMe proceeds go to the artists, after the loss of gig bookings.
Meanwhile, Cork DIY music collective HAUSU have also been busy with live-streaming over the weekend, with members Ghostking is Dead, Automatic Blue and Arthur Valentine playing brand-new cuts of theirs live via video-streaming service Twitch.
There’ll doubtless be more where that came from, so head for https://www.twitch.tv/testingactual to follow, and watch last weekend’s live session on-demand.
Downtown’s own Stevie G has been in his element in the past while, displaying the kind of adaptability and drive for innovation that’s built a body of multimedia work that’s spanned decades.
Streaming DJ sets from his home studio via Twitch, he’s reached an audience of thousands with themed sets, including kiddie discos, and old-school R’n’B selections.
For the embattled parents among our readership, the next kiddie disco kicks off tomorrow morning at 10.45, at https://www.twitch.tv/steviegcork, and be sure to follow for live notifications on upcoming streaming sessions.
For something a bit more eclectic on the DJing end, Cathal MacGabhann and Elaine Howley of psychedelic five-piece The Altered Hours have been hosting impromptu sessions on YouTube, direct from isolation at their mystery headquarters, and attracting a live chat they’ve affectionately termed ‘Digital Pana’.
Digging into their own personal crates of records and tapes, the sessions themselves aren’t quite the usual, sometimes running with a single deck, and witty repartee inbetween expertly-curated tunes.
Follow them on Facebook, or find them on Twitter at @TheAlteredHours, for live shouts on when the next one is starting.
If all of this is a tad notions-y for you, and you just want some good, honest blues, Cork dad-rockers (their designation, not your writers’) The Hollyz are serving up genre classics and classic-rock treats, streaming via Facebook Live from a now-empty JJ Coppingers’ pub in Midleton. That happens this Saturday at 5pm, at JJ Coppingers’ Facebook page.