Nothing lasts forever, I suppose. Fabchannel.com, the Dutch music site, shut down last month.
Fabchannel streamed hundreds of full-length concerts in high-quality video... concerts recorded mainly in Amsterdam.
I posted 16 of those shows on this blog... by artists such as Living Colour, Ani DiFranco, Marcus Miller, the Brand New Heavies, Amp Fiddler and Michael Franti.
Evidently the Fabchannel folks couldn’t figure a way to make money providing all that superb free content. And most major record labels never embraced Fabchannel as a promotional platform.
Fabchannel can’t even afford to keep its archive online. So it’s all over.
Fabchannel still has some clips up on YouTube. Here’s one featuring Nona Hendryx, Joyce “Baby Jean” Kennedy, Lalah Hathaway, Sandra St. Victor, Indira Khan and Simone: