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:

Black Sabbath in Paris, 1970

These days, concert footage of just about every concert ends up on YouTube or Instagram night-of or the next day, but footage of a full Black Sabbath concert from the year they released their first two classic albums is a true treasure. This Paris show was shot for television, and the footage is a little grainy but the camera work is clearly pro and the audio is fantastic. Sabbath were gods right off the bat, and this video makes that obvious. [Andrew Sacher]


Broadcast at Night and Day Manchester, 2005

Broadcast were known for their pristine, at times clinical sound but live they they could be gritty and really loud. You definitely get the latter with this 2005 show shot in Manchester, UK around the time of their third album, Tender Buttons. Broadcast's garagey, krautrock side takes the lead while the late Trish Keenan still sounds heavenly. [Bill Pearis]


Fleetwood Mac in Los Angeles, 1982

The classic lineup of Fleetwood Mac were a force even very recently (before Lindsey Buckingham's messy departure), but back in the day, they were even more unstoppable. They kicked off this LA show on their Mirage tour with "The Chain," and they were on fire right off the bat. They pretty much stayed on that level all night as they ran through faves like "Gypsy," "Not That Funny," "Rhiannon," "Tusk," "Go Your Own Way," "Sisters of the Moon," and more. [Andrew Sacher]


Jeff Buckley at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, RI, 5/19/1995

Jeff Buckley was taken from us way too soon, and especially for those of us who never got to witness him in person for real (myself included), revisiting his recorded concerts is an absolute treat. I like that this 1995 video of Jeff opening for Juliana Hatfield in 1995 is a little rough around the edges, except for his unearthly, pristine voice. [Amanda Hatfield]


Show Me The Body in Chinatown - 4/5/19

A year ago, New York City’s own, Show Me the Body, dropped their most recent album Dog Whistle. They celebrated the release with a free all ages show in the part of the city known as Chinatown, in an abandoned storefront. The address of the “venue” wasn’t released a few until hours before the show and once it was announced, the line to get in quickly wrapped around the city block. The space hit capacity almost immediately and those who were fortunate to make it inside witnessed what is considered one of Show Me the Body’s breakout moments. Fortunately, for those who were shut out, the show was filmed in its entirety by hardcore documentarian Hate5six and as always, he captured the energy, rowdiness and crowd participation which has become associated with SMTB shows perfectly. When this craziness is over, make sure you get to a Show Me the Body performance. [Nick Masi]


For more of our favorite live videos, go here.

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