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Top 5: Listening Parties & Streamed Gigs

Posted on Tuesday 7th April 2020 at 15:45

Jimi Arundell

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Jimi Arundell

Hey Gigantic Gang,

Looking for the best Listening Parties and streamed gigs? Well you’re in luck because we have compiled a very special Top 5 list of the online music fun to be had over the next week and beyond!

So, #StayAtHome till we’re all clear of Corona and we’ll see you all really soon xx



  1. Everyone’s favourite north country boy Tim Burgess from The Charlatans is leading the way by hosting a Listening Party playing his favourite LPs every evening. Join @Tim_Burgess on Twitter at 22:00 tonight to revisit The Cribs classic indie rock album ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever’. You can find his complete calendar of upcoming evenings HERE. Make sure you use #TimsTwitterListeningParty to contribute your own memories, share pics and join in with the fun.

  2. Emotionally charged Minnesota band Low are streaming special shows every Friday at 21:00 on their Instagram. The weekly episodes are an intimate glimpse into how their anthems are written and played when they are hidden away on their home turf.

  3. Oasis guitarist Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs will also be joining Manchester moptop Tim Burgess this weekend to host 'Bonehead's Bank Holiday' Listening Party on Saturday 11/04 at 22:05. The pair will be playing ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ and revisiting the 90’s glory days when the Gallagher brothers and their motely crew ruled the world.

  4. London Symphony Orchestra continue to play two concerts a week, streamed so you can enjoy the majesty, the grandeur and the sheer power of classical music being played live. They have announced a programme of shows live streamed every Thursday and Sunday. Click HERE for more details.

  5. Superstar DJs The Chemical Brothers may go all out with the incredible lasers and stunning visuals when they appear at Glasto or headline their own show, but at 21:00 on Friday 24th of April they strip it all back for a track by track Listening Party of their seminal album ‘Dig Your Own Hole’. Hosted by Tim Burgess (of course), the pioneering producers will also be joined by a whole host of famous friends and influential collaborators including Beth Orton, Steve Dub and Robin Turner.


If you are looking for any other online gigs, be sure to have a good browse of the packed listings by Songkick plus the comprehensive calendar from Indie Is Not A Genre.

Plus, make sure you check out Pressure Transmission — the new weekly radio show hosted by indie/alternative club night Pressure Nottingham which can usually be found every Tuesday at Rescue Rooms till this pesky pandemic threw a spanner in the works! Until the lockdown is safely lifted, get on Mixlr or Twitch at 21:00 tonight and every Tues to enjoy huge anthems and classic rock n’ roll!!

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