Monday, March 16, 2020

Concert Listings Roundup #345

You can read more about why I'm doing listings here. Long story short: This curated and decidedly non-comprehensive list contains nothin' but shows that I am going to/would go to if I had more time.

Special note:

For the past six-and-a-half years, I've faithfully been cranking out these listings every Monday. Because of the unprecedented situation we now find ourselves in, I am choosing to leave this week's listings blank. Even if a show you were thinking about attending in this vital week isn't already formally cancelled, I would urge you to practice social distancing and stay away. If you haven't already had your fill of graphs and curves showing why this is important, I'd urge you to spend some time with a reputable news source.

Going to shows is (surprise!) important to me, and I have found it valuable for my mental and physical well-being. And the worries I feel for the spaces I love and the people that work there — many perched on the edge of precariousness that characterizes our socioeconomic moment — are certainly real. But normality is suspended, and for the time being, it's time for venues to be closed, and crowds to be dispersed.

In the coming days, there will be more people using the technology that we have as a positive force, and when I hear of any livestreams or other virtual gatherings, I will try and use this space to spread the word so that we can still feel the spark of togetherness and community. In the meantime, stay well, and find whatever mellowness you can.

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