Livestream Preview: Whitney @ Noon Chorus, 6/4/20

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Whitney (Photo by Olivia Bee)

Indie rockers Whitney released Forever Turned Around, the band’s sophomore album last year, prompting Playboy to declare it “finds the pair once again at ease with and in complete control of their sound.”

The gents are now taking the time to support the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) with a livestream show via Noon Chorus on Thursday, June 4, presented by 9:30 Club.

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Livestream Preview: Technophobia @ Twitch, 5/31/20

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Technophobia (Photo courtesy the band)

DC dark electronic duo Technophobia were set to perform at Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Germany this year before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the world. Undaunted, Technophobia performs a livestream show at the exact time they were to play WGT — on Sunday, May 31, via Twitch.

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Livestream Preview: Stone Love Bass Odyssey with John Taylor of Duran Duran @ Instagram, 5/27/20

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John Taylor performs with Duran Duran at MGM National Harbor on Dec. 31, 2016. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

The great Nile Rodgers famously remixed “The Reflex” by Duran Duran — a song that sent the boys from Birmingham UK to No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1984.

Nile went on to work quite a bit with Duran Duran over the past several decades, of course, and bassist John Taylor is likely to explore that relationship in a chat for his Stone Love Bass Odyssey via Duran Duran’s Instagram on Wednesday, May 27.

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Livestream Preview: Sol Roots @ Facebook Live, 5/22/20

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Sol Roots performs at The 9 Songwriter Series on April 5, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Late Night in the Loft continues with not-so-late live happy hour streams from the DMV’s best local artists from The Hamilton!

This week, catch DC funky bluesman Sol Roots on Friday, May 22, in a livestream at The Hamilton’s Facebook page.

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Livestream Preview: Stone Love Bass Odyssey with John Taylor of Duran Duran @ Instagram, 5/20/20

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John Taylor (left) performs with Simon LeBon in Duran Duran at The Fillmore New Orleans on Feb. 19, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

During the national COVID-19 crisis, many musicians have found ways to connect with their audiences virtually, using platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube to present concerts or interactive experiences.

In my opinion, bassist John Taylor of Duran Duran has developed one of the most joyful, uplifting, and thoroughly entertaining of these virtual performances with his Stone Love Bass Odyssey series, which he broadcasts via Duran Duran’s Instagram on Wednesdays. In the two-part program, John first shares an iconic baseline from a classic Duran Duran song and then he chats with a fellow musician about their careers and shared interests.

The result is must-see Instagram TV!

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