Gary Clark Jr. performs at The Anthem on March 20, 2019. (Photo by Christopher Smyth)
In the new era of at home performances and live streams with lower production, Warner Music Group has decided to go the opposite direction, with PlayOn Fest, a first-of-its-kind, virtual music festival, full of high-quality broadcasts of past performances from some of music’s biggest acts, including Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Cardi B., Weezer, Flaming Lips, Andra Day, Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars, Lizzo, Gary Clark Jr., Brandi Carlile, Panic! at the Disco, Green Day, Slipknot, and many more.
Watch PlayOn Fest streamed on the Songkick YouTube channel for three days beginning at noon on Friday, April 24.
Jónsi (Photo by Barnaby Roper)
For the first time in 10 years, Jónsi makes a highly anticipated return with a brand new song “Exhale”, along with a new video directed by himself and Giovanni Ribisi. “Exhale” is his first solo work in over a decade and was co-produced by Jónsi and A. G. Cook.
Sunny Sweeney (Photo courtesy True Grit Management)
Sunny Sweeney plays a set of her favorite Loretta Lynn songs on Saturday, April 25, via Facebook Live.
The Killers (Photo by Olivia Bee)
The Killers return with their fastest No. 1 at Alternative Radio with hit single “Caution” via Island Records. “Caution” is from the band’s upcoming sixth studio album, Imploding the Mirage, scheduled for release on May 29.
Odetta Hartman (Photo courtesy the artist)
With a heart-stopping voice and wide-ranging instrumental talent, Odetta Hartman carries cowboy soul into an era where country can clash with computers, and bluegrass isn’t afraid of bass.
Odetta livestreams a performance for Sixth & I Living Room Sessions on Friday, April 24.
Volbeat (Photo courtesy Q Prime)
Multi-platinum Danish rock band Volbeat recently revived their long-running “Official Bootlegs” series with the release of a live video of “Leviathan,” the latest single off their seventh studio album, Rewind, Replay, Rebound (Republic Records).
Jehnny Beth (Photo by Steve Gullick)
Songwriter, singer, and multi-disciplinary artist Jehnny Beth has released a third track — titled “Innocence” — from her forthcoming album, To Love Is to Live, which has a new release date of June 12.
“Innocence” is about the feeling of isolation and distance Jehnny Beth has experienced many times in big cities despite being so close to people all the time. Although recorded well before the current emergency, in many ways, it is an eerily prescient song of our now.