Ben Gibbard, Bethany Cosentino, Dan Deacon & more playing Smithsonian livestream
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is hosting a virtual concert where artists will share songs about space and isolation to "celebrate how extreme situations can bring out the very best in us all and why there's no challenge we can't face together."
The Smithsonian explains "Space Songs: Through the Distance" further on their Facebook page:
We know that people love space. And it’s not just because of Moon rocks and pretty pictures of the cosmos. Space exploration is an extraordinary expression of humanity and can inspire us like nothing else.
Naturally, there are a lot of great songs about spaceships and astronauts—about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances And many artists use solitude to fuel creativity and experimentation. We could all use a little bit of that inspiration right now. So while our museum remains closed to the public, we want to share some songs that inspire us with viewers at home.
The recorded concert will be hosted by Adam Savage (Tested/Myth Busters) and feature clipping., Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, Dan Deacon, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, Valerie June, Lukas Nelson, Grace Potter, John Roderick, and Vagabon, and they're promising special guests, too.
It streams on YouTube beginning at 8 PM ET on Thursday, April 30. Tune in below.
Meanwhile, Ben Gibbard has been doing a weekly livestreamed performance series, and Bethany Cosentino hosts a weekly quarantine radio show, Bethline. Find those and many more in our daily livestream roundups.