Quarantine Streams Celebrate New Music Releases

“Musicians continue to depend on streaming services to bring live music experiences to fans.”

Radio story produced by Kristen Cabrera.

By Amy MillerMay 15, 2020 1:23 pm,

It’s been two months since Texas venues were filled with live music. As the state starts to reopen, Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to address bars and music venues next week.

“But it’s hard to see large music venues opening at full capacity any time soon,” said Amy Miller. She’s program director for the North Texas public radio music station, KXT.

“And while the Music Venue Alliance of Texas has submitted a plan to allow small to mid-size venues to reopen, musicians continue to depend on streaming services to bring live music experiences to fans,” Miller said.

She recommends streams by North Texas artists, some of which are tied to the release of new music.

Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires acoustic set live from Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville
When: Friday, May 15, 7 p.m. CST
Where: Fans.com

“Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit released their new album, ‘Reunions,’” Miller said. “And in celebration of the release, Isbell will perform Friday with his longtime collaborator, Amanda Shires – a native Texan with a successful solo career of her own”

Sam Anderson from Quaker City Night Hawks live from Main at South Side
When: Friday, May 15, 8 p.m. CST
Where: Facebook.com/MASSFW

“Quaker City Night Hawks is a band heavily influenced by Texas rock, country, and blues, and Sam’s solo performance gives the listener a chance to hear his music with a more laid-back energy, in a setting that really highlights his skills as a songwriter,” Miller said.

Bastards of Soul + documentary short
When: Released Friday, May 15
Where: bastardsofsoul.com

“We can all admit we’ve been streaming more video lately. I encourage you to check out the new mini documentary about one of the most talked about bands in North Texas right now – Bastards of Soul,” Miller said. “The mini doc was released just this morning in conjunction with a new 7” vinyl including the band’s previously unreleased instrumental song “Barbeque in Paris.”

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