Bandcamp is an artist-friendly site that allows musicians to sell their music while maintaining creative control over distribution. The site showcases recording artists large and small, with an emphasis on Indie musicians in all genres. On Friday May 1, Bandcamp is removing all fees, so all revenue will go directly to the recording artist.

We’re listing a number of area performers who have been unable to gig live due to the COVID-19 crisis. Here’s your chance to help out some of your favorite local musicians as they navigate these challenging times. You can purchase whole albums or individual songs. Many of these releases are unavailable on other streaming platforms.

Check out the complete list – including everything from punk to metal, folk to jazz. We’ll update frequently. The rest is up to you!

NEW RELEASE – Making Pawtucket Famous: A Benefit Compilation For News Cafe – “Where the Living Room Used to Be” –

NEW RELEASE – Arc Iris –

Cardboard Ox –

The ‘Mericans –

Joe Potenza –

Lainy Dionne –

Plug –

Jenn Vix –

Avi Jacob –

The Z-Boys –

Corinne Southern –

Jake Blount –

Heather Rose in Clover –

The Copacetics –

Tony Jones and the Cretin 3 –

Panoramic View –

Liz Bills –

Ric Allendorf –

John Faraone –

Eric Wurzelbacher –

The Really Heavy –

Ken Shane –

Six Star General –

The Wire Chimes –

Jabbawaukee –

Lys  Guillorn –

Stubborn Hearts –

Dopey Lopes-

Steadystate –

Wyatt and Barbara Lema –;

Tall Teenagers –

Bob Kendall Band –

Sun Resistors –

Stereoflower –

The Law –

Mr. Slugg –

David Tessier –

Kin Moberg –

Husband –

Ryan Lee Crosby –

Bill Keough –

The Silks –

Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards –

Sugarcones –

Hello Atlantic –

Matt Gillooly –

Eric Barao –

Keep the Fate –

Gray Bouchard & The Dedications –

Minky Starshine –

Lily Porter Wright –

Electric Joey –

Mountainess –

Compilation: hidden place: songs inspired by the paintings of maggie siegel  –

Anthony Savino –

Cool Beverages –

Barn Burning –

Ben Shaw –

Never Coming Home –

Swampbirds –

123 Astronaut –

Michael Gutierrez-May –

Tammy LaForest –

Seatbelt –

Cherry Pit –

Pull of Autumn –

Honkey Tonk Knights –

Silverteeth –

Kate Mick –

Paul Bouley –

Allysen Callery –

The Skinny Millionaires –

And here’s a list compiled by our friends at the Columbus Theatre that includes many area musicians.

Ken Abrams

Lifestyle Editor Ken Abrams writes about music and more for What'sUpNewp, Providence Monthly, SO RI, and The Bay. He DJ's "The Kingston Coffeehouse" Tuesday nights, 6-9 PM on WRIU 90.3 FM.