Courtney Barnett Launches Online Archive, Shares Last Full-Band Concert Footage
The massive archive includes live performances, tour posters, and her mom’s Excel tour spreadsheets.
Courtney Barnett is a professional performer (and, wow, do we all miss live performances). Since, the Australian musician’s first show in 2007 at the Lark Distillery, she’s performed solo, with a seven-piece band, and at festivals including Coachella, Glastonbury, and Newport Folk. To remember and honor over eight hundred shows in the Before Times, Barnett has shared a new website that’s an awesome wormhole of her live shows, tour posters, and photos.
Inspired by the massive archives of Neil Young and the Grateful Dead, Barnett worked with Raphael Ong and developers Undertid to create a corner of the web that features everything from Excel tour spreadsheets crated by Barnett’s mum to never-before-heard desk mixes. Fans can also contribute to the archive by submitting their own videos and audio recordings.
If all that wasn’t enough, Barnett is also gifting us full concert footage of her only full-band show she performed in 2020. “At the beginning of 2020 Australia was in the midst of its largest ever bushfire crisis—we felt afraid, overwhelmed and angry…” reads the first few seconds of the video. As a way to raise relief funds, Barnett teamed up with Camp Cope and Alice Skye for a benefit concert. You can watch Barnett’s set from Live at the Corner Hotel, which was shot and edited by Natalie van den Dungen and mixed by Lara Soulio, below. And then get lost on the rest of her archive site here.