Local musicians, venues and organizations are bringing the entertainment directly to your living rooms in a variety of creative ways. Whether you're simply searching for a new playlist or trying to cure the heartache of your postponed concert lineup, we encourage you to crank up the volume and enjoy the quarantunes.
- Deep Ellum bar and music venue Double Wide has teamed with Disco, TX to create QuaranTV, a streaming show featuring your favorite out of work performers. The organizations are posting performances on a public YouTube page and ask that you donate to their Kickstarter account to help give back to performers, production crews and bartenders who are currently out of work.
- American Idol contestant and Dallas-native, Harper Grace will be performing on Facebook Live Thursday, April 9 at 8:30 p.m. The performance is free to stream with the ability to donate any tips to the MusiCares Foundation.
- Local singer-songwriter Justin Tipton & The Troublemakers, who just released their latest single "Deep Ellum Blues" will be livestreaming each Friday on the band's Facebook page. Viewers can donate money for watching the performances through apps like Venmo and PayPal; 20% of proceeds will go to service industry workers.
- Do214 is promoting #DoStuffAtHome and keeping you up to date with all cancelled and postponed shows. To help alleviate some heartache, they've created a Spotify playlist featuring songs by artists who have canceled their upcoming Dallas shows.
- If getting out for some – socially distant – exercise is more your speed, The Bomb Factory has created a tongue-in-cheek "Quarantunes" playlist for your enjoyment. Including hits like U Can't Touch This and Don't Stand So Close to Me.
- Even the City of Dallas is getting in on the action, compiling a Spotify playlist to keep your spirits high. So bust out your fanciest pajamas and dance like no one's watching, because hey – you should be self-isolating.
Don't forget to support your local podcasters who haven't quit churning out content for you – expand your podcast library with these local favorites:
- Get your true crime fix with Sinisterhood; a podcast featuring two Dallas-based comedians and friends, Heather McKinney and Christie Wallace. Lawyers by day, podcasters by night, these ladies break down true crime cases for non-lawyers and no shortage of laughs.
- Bi-weekly podcast De Colores Radio aims to bring awareness to Latinx arts and businesses in Dallas through a series of conversations and interviews with host Eva and her sidekick Rafael. Check out the current episodes now.
- Use this sports hiatus as an excuse to deep dive into the Dallas Cowboys with Matt Mosley and Ed Werder on The Doomsday Podcast. Each show, the hosts give listeners inside information on the team they've covered for a combined 41 years during their time at the Dallas Morning News and ESPN.