Basically no shows are happening due to the coronavirus outbreak (though some artists are doing livestreams instead), but if you’re already jonesing to see a show, or just need a brief distraction from the insanity of the world right now, thankfully there’s YouTube which has an amazing array of live footage from throughout the history of pop music, from clips from concert films, TV performances and other pro-shot footage, to tons of fan-shot video from shows. If you’re looking for a place to start, we’ve been picking some of our favorites. Here are five more:

Pulp @ Glastonbury 1995

Pulp were not originally supposed to headline the main stage at Glastonbury 1995, and were a last-minute substitution for The Stone Roses, who had to cancel after John Squire broke his collarbone in a cycling accident in San Francisco. Pulp made the most it and their triumphant Glastonbury performance ending up being one of the defining moments of their career. Their smash album Different Class was still a few month away, and Pulp debuted most of the album's singles, including "Sorted for E's and Wizz," "Disco 2000" and "Mis-Shapes." They finished their set with a storming version of their then-brand-new single "Common People" which cemented their Britpop bonafides then and there. [Bill Pearis]


Cave In @ Valentine's in Albany - 12/1/2000

With the exciting news of the two new Old Man Gloom albums (that include recordings by the late Caleb Scofield, as well as Caleb's replacement Stephen Brodsky), what better time than now to revisit a classic live video by Caleb and Stephen's band Cave In? This was shot way back in 2000 just a few months after Cave In had released the now-classic Jupiter, and you can relive it thanks to hardcore documentarian Hate5ix. Cave In went from being a heavy, in-your-face band to being a spacey, mesmerizing band on Jupiter, and this set showed their live show at the time was even more hypnotic than the record. [Andrew Sacher]


The Beatles Rooftop Concert - 1/30/1969

One of the biggest bands in the world had stopped doing live performances for years, and here they were doing a “house show.” It’s essentially the middle of the end for them (There was already acrimony between the members, but they still went on to record Abbey Road), yet just one part of the Let It Be documentary. When viewed through the lens of history, I see it as 42 minute long bittersweet moment, complete with crowd reactions and the police breaking up the party. And of course there’s Lennon’s classic closing line, “I’d like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we’ve passed the audition.” [Stephanie Augello]


Mission of Burma @ Bradford Hotel Ballroom (Afternoon/Evening Sets), Boston, MA 3/12/1983

Mission of Burma's recognizable style of militant-yet-hooky post punk remains unparalleled, and these performances, which were filmed at back-to-back shows at Boston's Bradford Hotel Ballroom in 1983, are terrific examples of the band's adrenaline-fueled live performances. Shortly after the release of the band's debut LP Vs., guitarist/vocalist Roger Miller's tinnitus became too overwhelming for them to continue touring (he's seen wearing thick protective earphones here), but the band continued to fire on all cylinders across these two shows, which blend favorites from Vs. and 1981's equally-good Signals, Calls, and Marches, with the band barely taking breaths in between songs. [Jeremy Nifras]


Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds @ The Paradiso, Amsterdam 1992

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds recorded this live album/film on 1992's Henry's Dream tour, at which point Nick and the Bad Seeds were much more feral beasts than they were on last year's great, meditative Ghosteen. Watching Nick attack songs like "Jack the Ripper" and "The Mercy Seat" with snarling ferocity is a welcome jolt on (another) day spent self-isolating. [Amanda Hatfield]


For more of our favorite live videos, go here.

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