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:

The Shins @ Stubbs, Austin - 7/13/2002

There's been a lot of cool Shins lineups over the years, but there was a real chemistry when James Mercer was joined by Jesse Sandoval and Marty Crandall, and here's a video of that era of The Shins playing Austin a year after their now-classic debut Oh, Inverted World came out. As "pleasant" as The Shins' music may be, they had a real bite in this era, and that really came across on stage. [Andrew Sacher]

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Modest Mouse @ Nita's Hideaway, Tempe, AZ - 10/4/2000

Two years before that Shins video was filmed, they were out on the road opening Modest Mouse's The Moon & Antarctica tour (with The Black Heart Procession on the bill too), and here's a video of MM in Tempe from that tour (during which Marty Crandall comes out and dances on stage). Even today, Modest Mouse are a killer live band, but watching them play a small club in celebration of the release of their best album is a unique thrill that you won't get these days. They had a lot less members on stage back then than they do now, but somehow they were even louder and more intense. [Andrew Sacher]

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Bjork @ Cambridge Corn Exchange - 12/2/1998

One of the final shows on Bjork's Homogenic tour was this December date at Cambridge Corn Exchange, which was professionally filmed and released as Live in Cambridge. The Icelandic String Octet backs Bjork here and the entire set, which is made up almost entirely of songs from Homogenic, Debut, and Post looks and sounds absolutely gorgeous. [Amanda Hatfield]

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The Smiths on Rockpalast, 1984

While The Smiths' 1984 debut is my least favorite of their albums, that early period of the band -- best documented on Hatful of Hollow -- is my favorite period of the band, when Johnny Marr's highly original guitar playing was like nothing else being made at the time and Morrissey was hated by the right wing, not embraced. Shot in May of 1984, this performance for German TV show Rockpalast is a real hit parade, including "This Charming Man," "Hand in Glove," "What Difference Does it Make?," "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now," "These Things Take Time," and "Still Ill." Prolific as they were the set also was peppered with songs from their next album, including "Barbarism Begins at Home" which they played twice. [Bill Pearis]

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The Housemartins "Live Hold Tight" 1986

With their sound that mixed jaunty guitars with mopey lyrics, The Housemartins got compared The Smiths a lot during their short but very popular mid-'80s run but they really minted their own style across two albums and a few standalone singles. They also racked up a number of UK hits in that time, including "Happy Hour," "Think for a Minute," "Me and the Farmer," and a capella single "Caravan of Love" that went to #1. This video is short but so are The Housemartins' songs and they pack in quite a few favorites (most of the ones mentioned here), plus a brief interview segment where they introduce the newest member of the band "Little Norman" -- aka Norman Cook who would go on to become Fatboy Slim. [Bill Pearis]

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And here's a gallery of photos of Modest Mouse at Barclays Center last year:

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For more of our favorite live videos, head here.