Virtual Concert of the Month – March 2021
2021 is starting to look a little better, and hopefully soon we can go to concerts again. But not quite yet.
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.
Bad Brains : CBGB 1982
While I never had the experience of seeing Bad Brains play live, they are one band I’m sure gave you your money’s worth back in their glory days. Although I was never much of a mosher. This concert was the band at it’s peak, shifting from punk to hardcore to reggae seamlessly and energetically.
Since we just published an article on the best of the early punk bands, it seemed only right to post this for your viewing pleasure. Definitely not the same as being there, but the best we can do right now.
Here are some stay at home options for your musical enjoyment.
Stay safe and listen to some records!