Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has announced a weekly webcast series with nugs.tv, dubbed Rad Night in America, as the music industry continues to struggle with an extended hiatus from all live events in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19.
The Grateful Dead-inspired five-piece announced the webcast series on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon, asking fans to “Recline & rewind with us every Tuesday night at 5:00PM ET and couch tour hand-picked full shows from the band.” JRAD went on to mention that the first stream would be of a Brooklyn Bowl performance, though the band did not specify exactly which show, and compelled fans to donate directly to the venue’s relief fund.
“If you are so inclined, The Brooklyn Bowl staff on their own put together a fund that will benefit all hourly employees (service, security, production, kitchen) who are all currently out of work,” the band wrote. “The Bowl hosted the birth of this band and has been our home for many years. Feel free to contribute here.”
Click here to watch JRAD’s Rad Night in America on nugs.tv every Tuesday night at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is far from the only band to announce a webcast partnership with nugs.tv. The platform will offer streams nearly every night of the week while live events remain shut down for the foreseeable future. On Monday, Umphrey’s McGee hosts a free webcast series through nugs and on Wednesday, The Disco Biscuits hold a regular Relax & Recline archival series, followed by a temporarily-open Thursday. The weekend then gets started with The String Cheese Incident‘s Friday Night Cheese broadcasts of classic incidents, Dead & Company’s One More Saturday Night archival series, and finally closing out the weekend with Widespread Panic’s Never Miss A Sunday Show.
Furthermore, nugs and 11E1even have partnered on a virtual festival webcast series, Live From Out There, that will run until the end of April and feature performances by Goose, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Cycles, Aqueous, Magic Beans, Holly Bowling, SunSquabi, Kitchen Dwellers, Twiddle, and more.