Damn It All: Fabchannel Is Dead

Fabchannel has been one of my favorite places on the web for years now. Its extensive archive of complete live shows (mainly from clubs in Amsterdam) helped me through countless deadline days, so it was a massive bummer to find this in my inbox just now:

Dear Fabchannel viewer,

After nine passionate and beautiful years of sharing the most amazing concert recordings with you, Fabchannel is stopping. A great number of record labels still won't allow us to record their artists. This prevents us from offering what we need to keep Fabchannel alive.

We want to sincerely thank you for all support through the years! It has been an amazing time, but unfortunately this is where it ends.

With a bleeding heart we're pulling the plug of our online archive Friday 13th of March. Until that time, enjoy your favorite concerts and who knows… we'll meet again.

Justin Kniest, CEO

Honestly, it's not much of a surprise, but it still sucks. We still have a week to spend together, though, so let's make the most of it while we still can. Your Friday can only be improved by this live set from Elbow:

I'll post a couple more of my Fabchannel picks after the jump.....

The Dears (If you watch nothing else from this, check out the first track)

The Arcade Fire

Josh Ritter

Echo & The Bunnymen