Happy May AMG fans! We've all been quarantined for awhile now, but we're still here for you to provide cool music news + livestreams! Read it all below, and as always don't forget to wash your hands! And for all the Star Wars fans out there, May the 4th be with you!
Here Are All the Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During Coronavirus Crisis (Updating)
With venues and bars shut down from coast-to-coast, here's your guide to the best livestreamed music content right now! Shout out Billboard for this sweet list - check it out by clicking the button below!
How the Music Community Can Get Free Coronavirus-Related Legal Services
Here's an awesome article from Billboard about three non-profits that are banding together to support the industry with issues around financial assistance, contract disputes, insurance coverage and more. Read more by clicking the button below!
Post Malone does Nirvana tribute show to raise money for WHO
Post Malone raised more than $500,000 for coronavirus relief by live-streaming a Nirvana tribute concert on YouTube! His performance was seriously impressive and it's definitely worth a watch. Check it out by clicking the button below!
Friends of Moog Music are coming together to livestream performances, Q&A sessions, synth improvisations, tutorials, and more on Instagram Live. Read more about the project below and then click the button to check out the official page on Moog's site:
"We’re excited to present “Synthesize Live,” a new series taking place on our Instagram page where artists will livestream performances, instrument demos, and other original synth-related videos for electronic music fans everywhere.
Meet some of your favorite musicians, discover new artists, connect with the global synth community, get inspired to create, and have fun! Each new stream will be shown in real time on our Instagram Story (enable push notifications through Instagram to be notified). Just head to @moogsynthesizers on Instagram from your phone, tablet, or computer to tune in when the stream is set to begin.
The series begins tomorrow (Saturday, 3/28) at 9PM EST with a live improv performance and Q&A session from legendary hip-hop producer Mike Dean and his arsenal of analog synths: Moog One, Matriarch, Grandmother, Voyager, and more.
Upcoming livestreams will be announced on our social media accounts, here on this webpage, and through our email newsletter. Join our email club to stay up to date with automatic reminders sent to your inbox."
Read the official statement about what the fund is all about and then click the button below to donate:
"We at IamAvl have always prided ourselves on being a tool for artists to gain further exposure, and play what part we can to help push them to the next level in their careers. Now, with gigs, festivals and events being cancelled, the music making community needs your support more than ever. If you are enjoying the content on our website, please consider making a donation by clicking the button above. Make sure to include in the note the name of the artist you would like the donation to go to, and we’ll make sure to get it to them.
From all of us at IamAVL, and from all of the bands you enjoy here – thank you for your support!"
Here's a list of local restaurants offering takeout or delivery services from Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR) (list includes members of AIR) - get some takeout from your favorite local spot! Click the button below to see the updated list.
Have you checked out our quarantine approved Spotify playlist yet?
What're you waiting for! We’ve rounded up a whole bunch of local musicians + songs about the city we call home, and put them into one big groovy Spotify playlist! Give it a listen by clicking the button below.
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate will hold a community town hall meeting via teleconference with Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen and his leadership team at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 28, to discuss updates in NASA’s science program and the current status of NASA activities. View on AMG
NASA is inviting the public to help celebrate a historic milestone in human spaceflight as it prepares for #LaunchAmerica – the first flight into orbit of American astronauts on American rockets from American soil since the end of the space shuttle era in 2011. View on AMG
NASA is naming its next-generation space telescope currently under development, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), in honor of Nancy Grace Roman, NASA’s first chief astronomer, who paved the way for space telescopes focused on the broader universe. View on AMG
NASA will host a special edition of NASA Science Live at 11 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 20, to share an exciting announcement about the agency’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission. View on AMG
NASA will broadcast the launch of a Japanese cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station beginning at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 20, live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. View on AMG
Nearly three months after delivering several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station, Northrup Grumman’s unpiloted Cygnus cargo craft is scheduled to depart the International Space Station on Monday, May 11. View on AMG