Virtual Concert of the Month – February 2021

So 2020 pretty much sucked.  2021 isn’t starting much better.  Damn you Covid.

If we can’t see bands live, we can at least watch a virtual rock concert sitting at home.

With everything that is happening in the world right now, it might seem that losing the experience of live music concerts is not on the top of the priority list.  And that would be true.  Keeping our loved ones safe and caring for our fellow human beings is far more important.

At the same time, it is also very sad that musicians have lost one of their main platforms, the live performance in front of a paying crowd.  Besides the musicians loss of income, the fans are no longer able to directly show their appreciation for the artist and their craft.  For those of us of a certain age, some of our best memories revolved around getting a prime position in front of the stage where we could enjoy the sweaty experience of getting our eardrums punished.  It was all worth the potential hearing loss to have the sometimes once in a lifetime opportunity.

Someday, hopefully sooner than later, we will be able to have this experience once again.  Until we do, at least we have YouTube, and can enjoy some past concerts from the safety and comfort of our own abode.  We plan to choose a virtual rock concert monthly that we particularly enjoyed.  We hope you will like it as well.

The Waterboys : First Avenue 2015

I first saw the Waterboys at First Avenue sometime around 1986 or 1987 – my memories are fuzzy from those days.  However, I vividly remember it was one of the best shows I had ever seen to that point.  In the early days they were much more of an “alternative rock” band than later years, when they moved towards a more folk sound and traditional instrumentation.

The blend of Irish-Scottish folk music with rock overtones is more clearly seen in this much more recent show.  The energy is still there, more than 30 years later.  Accomplished musicianship and strong songs always made for very worthwhile shows.  Highly recommended.

Here are some stay at home options for your music enjoyment.

Stay safe and listen to some records!

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