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:

Screaming Trees @ Rockpalast Germany - 11/15/1996

Mark Lanegan has a great new solo album today, so what better time than now to revisit a great live video by his classic grunge-era band Screaming Trees. And making this particular video even cooler is that this is from the tour where Josh Homme was the band's touring guitarist, after Kyuss broke up but before he formed Queens of the Stone Age, who Mark Lanegan became a frequent collaborator of. Screaming Trees always veered on the psychedelic side of alternative rock, and that really comes across this set, which evolves into a handful of jammy freakouts. Mark's voice sounds great too. [Andrew Sacher]


Garbage @ Edinburgh Castle in Scotland - 7/1/1999

If tours were happening this summer, we'd be looking forward to seeing Garbage opening Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill 25th anniversary tour alongside Liz Phair (the same lineup that also toured together in 1998), but since they aren't, let's revisit this historic show from Shirley Manson's hometown on the Version 2.0 tour instead. They played the show beside the Edinburgh Castle for the opening of The Scottish Parliament celebration, and it was broadcast on New Year's Day 2000. According to, it was the first and only time they covered Robert Burns' "John Anderson" and The Beatles' "Don't Let Me Down," and they also played plenty of now-classic songs from their first two albums and sounded fantastic the whole time. [Andrew Sacher]


Oasis - Live at Maine Road 1996

In 1996, Oasis were the biggest band in England - not to mention, in their heads, The World. They also hadn't made any bad records yet, Guigsy and Bonehead were still in the band, and the drugs were still fun. Arrogance was matched by the tunes and the crowds -- in this case a football stadium just outside Oasis' hometown of Manchester -- ate it all up, hit after hit. [Bill Pearis]


Slade @ Winterland 8/04/1975

Oasis cover Slade's "Cum on Feel the Noize" for the encore of their Maine Road concert above, so here's the actual Slade who, in the early '70s, were just as unstoppable as the Gallaghers were in the '90s. In fact, Slade racked up 17 consecutive Top 20 UK hits. America liked them, too, as this concert shot at San Francisco's Winterland in 1975 shows. This show's got it all -- flares, glitter, top hats, riffs, bass solos, song titles with almost no words spelled properly -- everything except being shot in color. Rock! [Bill Pearis]


The Weakerthans @ Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg - 4/2009

John K Samson's beloved band The Weakerthans has been broken up for over five years now, but their influence hasn't faded, and this hometown Winnipeg show from a few years following their fourth and final album, Reunion Tour, is a good reminder why. It's a pristine recording with a fantastic setlist (including two thirds of the saga of Virtute the cat - the third part, "Virtute at Rest," wouldn't be released until Samson's 2016 solo album Winter Wheat) and listening to it is a great comfort in these weird quarantined times. [Amanda Hatfield]

Check out a gallery of photos of Garbage in New York on their Version 2.0 20th anniversary tour:

For more of our favorite live videos, head here.

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