Cities have begun to reopen (NYC is in the early stages of doing so) and some people are finding socially-distant ways to put on concerts, but the world of live entertainment as we know it is still far from back to normal. In addition to watching the many livestreams that happen every day, one thing we've been turning to in these concert-less times is live concert footage, and 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:

Denzel Curry @ Rolling Loud Miami 2019

Between 2018's TA13OO, 2019's ZUU, and now this year's UNLOCKED, Denzel Curry has released one fantastic album per year for the past three years, and his music's been on my mind again lately because he was just part of one of the most powerful new protest songs, Terrace Martin's "PIG FEET." Here's great, pro, multi-cam video of the Florida native killing it at home state festival Rolling Loud last year, which was just before ZUU came out. He brought out a marching band, Twelve'len, Members Only, City Morgue (and ZillaKami separately), and the whole show was as intense as we've ever seen Denzel perform. He really owns that gigantic festival crowd. [Andrew Sacher]


Anti-Flag @ Resurrection Fest 2018

Pittsburgh punks Anti-Flag have been speaking out against injustice for 25 years, so it's no surprise that in the midst of historic, nationwide protests against racism and police brutality, they've been as outspoken as ever, and they've continued to help raise awareness and money for various good causes. (They recently did a raffle to benefit Black Lives Matter with a custom "fuck white supremacy" distortion pedal and a live album with actual pieces of a burnt American flag pressed into the vinyl.) Anti-Flag are a band who truly encourage and inspire change, and they do this not just with their music but also on stage in between songs. Before they play "Fuck Police Brutality," Chris #2 lists off names of recent police brutality victims and dedicates the song to them, and all throughout the show, he continues to give impassioned speeches that make you feel more like you're at a protest rally than a punk show (all while wearing a "FCK NZS" shirt). It's genuinely empowering to be in the crowd at one of these shows, surrounded by thousands of other people who are firmly part of the resistance against injustice. And though we can't attend concerts right now, it's empowering to watch the thousands of people in this video raising their fists in solidarity against oppression too. [Andrew Sacher]


serpentwithfeet @ FORM Arcosanti - 5/11/2018

serpentwithfeet released his excellent debut LP, soil, in June of 2018. This Arizona festival show predates its release by about a month, but showcases much of its stunning beauty. It's in Josiah Wise's resplendent voice, and the unexpected touches of humor in his delivery. [Amanda Hatfield]


The Dears @ Paradiso, Amsterdam 5/07/2005

Undersung heroes of the Montreal scene, The Dears were mixing high drama and anthemic choruses when the Arcade Fire were still a glint in Win Butler's eye. The band's 2003 album No Cities Left remains a high water mark and they toured the album for two years with the "classic" lineup of the band that included guitarist Patrick Krief and drummer George Donoso. Here they are in Amsterdam in 2005, when they'd begun adding songs that would end up on 2006's Gang of Losers, to the set. They still thrill. [Bill Pearis]


Wild Beasts @ Hoxton Hall, London 8/7/2009

Wild Beasts' second album, Two Dancers, is their masterpiece and this was the London release show for that album. Frontmen Hayden Thorpe and Tom Fleming were a two-headed beast, trading off vocals (and instruments) as drummer Chris Talbot played tom-heavy rhythms and guitarist Ben Little wove atmospheric spiderwebs with his instrument. As you can see here, they were an incredible live band. [Bill Pearis]


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