Light In The Attic Records have announced a special, charity concert streaming this Friday on their Twitch and YouTube channels, featuring live, home performances from over 20 incredible artists. Beginning at 4:00 pm PST on 3 April, Light In The Attic & Friends At Home will offer a renowned line-up of global talent, including Jarvis Cocker, Jim James, Fred Armisen, Brazilian icon Marcos Valle, Ben Gibbard, Devendra Banhart and Japanese ambient pioneers Inoyama Land. While the live stream is free, donations will be encouraged – all of which will go directly to MusicCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund.
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In hopes of bringing some much-needed joy to the planet, on Friday, April 3rd, we will be presenting a free, live video stream featuring new performances from legendary artists whose music we have re-released over the past 20 years, along with a handful of talented friends from the around the globe each covering songs from our catalog. More info at the link in the bio, swipe for the full lineup! _________________________________________________ 100% of donations will be given to MusiCares, helping people in the music community affected by the Coronavirus. While quarantined at home – from Rio to Tokyo; Cardiff to Austin; Barbados to Italy – each musician will be doing what they do best, sharing the gift of song, maybe in their pajamas and maybe with their kids, and wherever feels comfy and cozy in the privacy of their home. The lineup includes: Texas soul queen Barbara Lynn Fred Armisen British folk legend Michael Chapman Jarvis Cocker Italian composer Gigi Masin Devendra Banhart Brazilian great Marcos Valle Jim James (My Morning Jacket) Sandy Dedrick of sixties soft-psych outfit The Free Design Japanese ambient pioneers Inoyama Land (Kankyō Ongaku) Alex Maas (The Black Angels) Money Mark Singer-songwriter Lynn Castle Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) Leonard Sanders of modern soul-gospel group the Supreme Jubilees Jazz giant Azar Lawrence Grant & Frankie Olsen (Gold Leaves / Arthur & Yu) Beach Boys poet and lyricist Stephen John Kalinich Mark Lightcap (Acetone) Sessa Ben Gibbard Tune in for free on Friday, April 3rd at 4 PM PST via Twitch and YouTube.
Other highlights from the musically-diverse lineup include the poet and Beach Boys lyricist Stephen John Kalinich, British folk artist Michael Chapman, Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys and saxophonist Azar Lawrence, who worked as a sideman for jazz icons Miles Davis and McCoy Tyner before launching his solo career.
Longtime Beastie Boys collaborator Money Mark will also make an appearance, as will Texas soul queen Barbara Lynn and Italian ambient artist Gigi Masin. Viewers can also look forward to Brazilian artist Sessa, Sandy Dedrick of sixties soft-psych outfit The Free Design and singer-songwriter Lynn Castle.
Established in March by The Recording Academy and its and its affiliated charitable foundation, MusiCares, the COVID-19 Relief Fund was created to help minimise the burden that the music community is feeling amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. From venue owners and musicians to guitar techs and sound engineers, those working in nearly every wing of the industry have felt a major impact from the coronavirus – which has forced an unprecedented amount of cancellations, closures and layoffs.
In a statement released earlier this month the Chair and Interim CEO of the Recording Academy, Harvey Mason Jr said, “It’s in times like these that many of us turn to music. Music can help us cope, and has the power to bring us together during a time when many of us might feel isolated. We encourage people everywhere to embrace the music industry which needs our help in these uncertain times.”
To watch Light In The Attic & Friends At Home visit their official website.