The last 48 hours in America (and the world) have been stressful and surreal to say the least. Thousands of companies have asked their employees to work from home and self-distance. National and international tours have been suspended or rescheduled or straight up cancelled. All of my large-scale plans for the next 60+ days which I’ve been planning for months are now on hold. And I saw a Facebook friend from Italy post “It will come to you as it came to us” which may be the most ominous shit I have ever read. And while The Exploited are too moronic to stop touring and not make uneducated comments about COVID-19, there is still a bright light of hope and togetherness in the Punk community.
Last night, Cory Call and Jason S. Thompson (both of Little Teeth) reached out to me and asked if we at Bad Copy would assist with promoting a last minute plan. Cory and his wife Kirsty came up with the idea of throwing a show for those of us who are stuck at home during this chaotic time. It will also serve as a way to help raise money for bands and artists who are in need due to cancelled tours, shows, and festivals. The show, ingeniously titled ‘Quarantunes,’ is 100% digital and will be streamed on FB live.
The show will start at 10AM CST in the US and 4PM in Germany. You can tune into the Quarantunes Facebook page for the complete stream. Check out the full schedule below which includes artists from Germany, Argentina, the US, Canada, and more:
We’ve also included each artist’s Facebook page where they will be hosting their personal streams:
Bob Fleming & the Cambria Iron Co.
Travis Miles (The Penske File)
Coyote Jim & Jilliam Holzbauer
This is a great way and hopefully the first epic idea of many to help out those in need during this worldwide pandemic while also enjoying music from some great people all while throwing cabin fever to the wind. Please join us today and tune in when you can.
Stay vigilant. Try to stay calm. Steal napkins from fast food chains when you run out of toilet paper. We will get through this together.
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