You're Social Distancing. Now What?
Listening to music isn’t an option for people like you and me. It’s a necessity. Whether our daily lives are routine or, like these days, completely upended, we at WYEP are committed to bringing you music from the artists you love every day. We are determined to deliver music that will bring you comfort, a cathartic singalong, and the chance to discover new songs that excite and energize you. While we might have to get creative, (all of our on-air staff have been trying to find a little nook in their home that can be used as a temporary recording studio) rest assured that we will stretch all of our technology to its limits to ensure that WYEP remains a source for the music and community connection that is so vital to all of our lives.
“We're all in this together,” sings Canadian rocker Sam Roberts in his eponymous 2011 track. “So keep moving, don't stop!”
WYEP is here to keep you moving.
- Mike Sauter, WYEP Station Manager
Stay connected with music community with our Facebook group called Alone, Together where WYEP fans can come to share music news, both local and national; hear from our DJs, and take some seriously deep dives into our favorite albums and genres. Join us here.
We are also keeping track of concerts that have been postponed or canceled here.
We've also curated a list below of local organizations putting together virtual activities to help you get through this time of self-isolation.
National Concerts Streaming Live:
NPR Tiny Desk's Home Concert Series
NPR is bringing their legendary series to an at-home setting, with concerts from Margo Price and Soccer Mommy.
Global Citizen and the World Health Organization are teaming up to bring a virtual concert series of acoustic sets from big name stars. Here are sets from Hozier, Chris Martin and John Legend.
Josh Ritter: The Silo Sessions
The artist performs from at-home on YouTube.
Low Cut Connie
Check out their Facebook for daily live videos.
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The band is posting vintage videos of their concerts to their Facebook.
The musician performs for Food Hub.
G. Love & Special Sauce
A special acoustic set from the artist's home.
Ben Gibbard: Live at Home
The Death Cab for Cutie star plays an acoustic set.
Nathaniel Rateliff from Town Hall NYC
Watch Nathaniel Rateliff perform 4 songs from the ‘And It’s Still Alright’ tour at Town Hall NYC. Bruce Springsteen has shared his Live In Hyde Park show in full for the first time.
The artist performed a concert via Facebook Live.
Live from The Great Room.
Marcus King #Quaranstream
The artist performed a concert via YouTube
Dead and Company Couch Tour Series
The group is offering videos of past performances on their Facebook, free.
Erykah Badu Quarantine Concert Series
Check out her full concert series on YouTube.
Pittsburgh Irish Music Series
Featuring Irish music and musicians to life spirits.
Bruce Springsteen Live at Hyde Park (Full Concert)
Bruce Springsteen has shared his Live In Hyde Park show in full for the first time.
The artist is performing 15 minute sing-along sets.
Scott Avett is performing mini banjo sets on his Instagram.
The artist performed a concert via Instagram Live.
String Cheese Incident
The band is holding "Friday Night Cheese" sessions on Facebook.
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
"A Banjo-house lockdown"
Keep Your Distance Fest
Boston's Club Passim will bring you a virtual concert series featuring Stephen Kellogg, Erin McKeown and more.
Podcasts/ Online Entertainment:
90.5 WESA's Pittsburgh Explainer
Every Friday morning, WESA editor Liz Reid and a team of reporters will bring you the biggest news stories of the week in 20 minutes.
Pittsburgh Public Theater PlayTime
The theater company is introducing an online play reading series with Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski
City Theatre's Cry It Out
A virtual performance of their spring comedy, available unti Apr. 5th.
Row House Cinema
Their online cinema is now open, with a portion of sales going to help the theater.
Carnegie Library Streaming Services
Browse through books, magazines, music and scholarly journals with the library's virtual materials.
Good Food Pittsburgh
Good Food Pittsburgh is working to keep an updated guide with local restaurant delivery/take-out options during the coronavirus pandemic.
Take a walk outside and practice social distancing at the same time at one of Pittsburgh's many parks, including Frick Park, South Side Trail, Highland Park, Riverview Park and more.
South Hills Power Yoga
The studio is offering downloadable yoga classes and meditations.
This Garfield yoga studio is offering new classes each day on their Vimeo channel for $5/class or $20/month.
The studio is offering a free 14-day online trial of their classes.
The studio is providing online videos of their classes and offering a 30-day challenge for users.
Iron City Circus Arts
Check out their Facebook page for videos on strength and conditioning.
Frick Pittsburgh Virtual Tour
Explore virtual tours of the gardens along with looks into special collections.
Heinz History Center
Enjoy virtual tours of past exhibits and current highlights from the center.
How To Toon
Get your pens and paper out and learn how to draw with Joe Wos.
Want to use your spare time to learn an instrument? Pittsburgh Guitar's instructors are conducting online lessons through Skype.
Calm is providing guided meditations and mindful resources.
And if you just can't quit the news right now, you can continue to follow the COVID-19 live blog from our sister station, 90.5 WESA.
We know this is an uncertain time, take care, and we'll look forward to gathering together in celebration once it's safe for our community.