When Friday doesn’t feel like Friday. Or every day does, depending on your outlook. There’s a lot to stream online today, and lots of ways to help musicians and the scene (see bottom of post). Today’s pandemic pandemonium:
CHVRCHES wanted to do a proper video for their song “Forever,” but, says singer Lauren Mayberry, they instead stitched together their recordings for this “Separate But Together Version.” [We] “wanted to find something fun to do with the song when we couldn’t all be in the same place, so Iain and Martin came up with the idea to record a stripped back, reinterpreted version.”
TODAY’S LIVE STREAMS
■ 5AM: Josh Piterman on Instagram.
■ 7AM: Zac Brown Band on YouTube.
■ 8:00AM: Sofa Festival for the Hospital Foundation of Paris Hospital of France against Covid-19 with Josh Groban, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Barbara Carlotti, Camille & Julie Berthollet, Charlot Cardin and Alvan on various outlets (links here).
■ 8:30AM: Live from Our Living Rooms Jazz Festival (28 performances in 7 days) with Jake & Kate Goldbas (children’s program), benefitting freelance musicians in NYC. More info here.
■ 9AM: Charlotte Cardin on Instagram.
■ 9AM: Global Citizen #TogetherAtHome with HaAsh, Rileyy Lanez, Elize Ryd, Dogpound X Olivia Poling, Dermot Kennedy and Nomfusi on Instagram.
■ 9:30AM: Joanie Leeds, Chava Mirel, Tina Kenny Jones, Lisa Loeb and more on the All the Ladies Music Festival on Facebook.
■10AM: The Arkells hold an #FTCMusicClass (Flatten the Curve) on Instagram.
■10AM: Charlie Worsham on Martin Guitar’s #JamInPlace on Facebook.
■ 10AM: The Dunwells on Facebook.
■ 10AM: Jazz piano master Fred Hersch via Facebook live.
■ 10AM: Soccer Mommy on Blogotheque’s #StayAwayShow on Instagram.
■ 10AM & 12PM: Vienna State Opera’s broadcast of its archived performance of “Le nozze di Figaro” on Wiener Staatsoper.
■ 11AM: All Time Low on iHeartRadio’s Facebook.
■ 10:30AM: Four Tet on YouTube.
■ 11:30AM: Miley Cyrus’ “Brightminded” with Elton John, Selena Gomez and more on Instagram.
■ 11:30AM: Sophie Ellis-Bextor on Instagram and Facebook.
■ 12PM: AWOLNATION with Tyler Glenn.
■ 12PM: Brownies & Lemonade kicks off its three-day Digital Mirage Online Music Festival, with all proceeds going to Sweet Relief, with 12th Planet, A-Track, TOKiMONSTA + Tokyo Machine, Alison Wonderland, Adventure Club and more here.
■ 12PM: Caitlyn Smith and Tenille Townes on Instagram.
■ 12PM: The Dead South on Instagram.
■ 12PM: Katelyn Tarver and Hot Chelle Rae on Instagram.
■ 12PM: Lisa Lambe on Facebook.
■ 12PM: Linda Perry on YouTube.
■ 12PM: Live from Our Living Rooms Jazz Festival (28 performances in 7 days) masterclass with GANAVYA, benefitting freelance musicians in NYC. More info here.
■ 12PM: Sam Getz of Welshly Arms on Instagram.
■ 12PM: Sofasets with Mansionair, Hamilton Leithauser, mxmtoon, Taylor Janzen, Jade Bird and Aurora on their website.
■ 12PM: Smoke Fairies on Facebook.
■ 12PM: Talker on COLLiDE Inside on Instagram.
■ 12PM: Uncancelled Fest (benefitting artists and their curators/promoters) with Karen Dezelle, Sammy Brue, Katie Pruitt, Molly Tuttle, Josiah Johnson, Corey Harper, Cody Lovas, JP Saxe and Minke via Hotel Cafe’s StageIt.
■ 1PM: Lainey Wilson on Twitch TV.
■ 1PM: Tim Burgess (the Charlatans)’s Twitter Listening Party with the Chemical Brothers’ “Exit Planet Dust” with Tom & Ed Simons, plus Beth Orton, album engineer Steve Dub and publicist Robin Turner. Upcoming schedule on this website.
■ 2PM: Corey Marks on Facebook. .
■ 2PM: Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies on Facebook.
■ 2PM: Hit Command’s “Dance Music Gives Back” with Krewella, Boogie T, Borgore and more on Twitch TV.
■ 2PM: Tim Burgess (the Charlatans) hosts his Twitter Listening Party with the Cocteau Twins’ “Heaven or Las Vegas” with Simon Raymonde. Upcoming schedule on this website.
■ 2:20PM: Brendan Benson of the Raconteurs’ “Boy in a Bubble” daily series on Instagram.
■ 3PM: Burna Boy and Kiana Ledé on Levi’s Instagram.
■ 3PM: Kash Doll on Billboard’s Facebook.
■ 3PM: Melissa Etheridge on Facebook.
■ 3PM: Neil Finn & family on Mixlr/Fangradio (and archived here).
■ 2:30PM: Ariel Beesley on Alice Magazine’s Tea Party on Zoom (register here).
■ 3PM: Quinn XCII’s Quarantine Green quiz show on Instagram (every weekday).
■ 3:30PM: Scarypoolparty on Dash Studios Hollywood’s Twitch TV.
■ 4PM: Chase Rice for Sweet Relief on Instagram and Facebook.
■ 4PM: Live from Our Living Rooms Jazz Festival (28 performances in 7 days) with Chick Corea, benefitting freelance musicians in NYC. More info here.
■ 4PM: Cindy Blackman Santana on Facebook.
■ 4PM: Deal Casino with Badflower on week 2 of their “Quarantour” on Instagram.
■ 4PM: G Love on Jam in the Van benefitting Sweet Relief on Instagram.
■ 4PM: Lianna on Shock on Instagram.
■ 4PM: Light in the Attic & Friends with Jim James, Devendra Banhart, Sessa, Barbara Lynn, Jarvis Cocker, Fred Armisen, Gruff Rhys and more benefitting MusiCares on Twitch and YouTube (more info).
■ 4PM: San Mei and Nick Thorburn from Islands on Instagram.
■ 4:30PM: Allison Olender on Facebook.
■ 4:30PM: Straight No Chaser on YouTube.
5PM: Adam Birnbaum and Aaron Diehl on Facebook.
■ 5PM: Dirk and Amelia Powell on Signature Sounds.
■ 5PM: Live from Our Living Rooms Jazz Festival (28 performances in 7 days) with Fabian Almazan and Linda Oh, benefitting freelance musicians in NYC. More info here.
■ 5PM: Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October on StageIt.
■ 5PM: Lizz Wright on SF Jazz.
■ 5PM: Matt Sucich benefitting Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) on Instagram.
■ 5PM: Brad Arnold of Three Doors Down on Facebook.
■ 5PM: The Infamous Stringdusters on Instagram.
■ 5PM: Luke Stewart, Antona, Layne Garrett & Nate Scheible and Joshua Hoffman on Instagram.
■ 5PM: Myles Castello on Instagram.
■ 5PM: The String Cheese Incident live from Fox Theatre on Nugs TV.
■ 5:01PM: Burna Boy and Kiana Ledé on Levi’s Instagram.
■ 5:30PM: Annabel Lee on Instagram.
■ 5:30PM: Chelsea Williams on Americana Highways on Facebook.
■ 5:30PM: Overcoats on Instagram.
■ 5:30PM: Rick Maguire from Pile on Instagram and Facebook.
■ 5PM: Buzzbands.LA’s #QuarantunesLIVE with Criminal Hygiene on Instagram.
■ 6PM: Big Freedia on Instagram.
■ 6PM: Brad Paisley on Instagram and Facebook.
■ 6PM: Brantley Gilbert on Instagram.
■ 6PM: Frankie Cosmos on Instagram.
■ 6PM: George Ducas on Facebook.
■ 6PM: Rod Melancon on Instagram.
■ 6PM: Mike Hererra of MxPx on Facebook.
■ 6PM: Sam Valdez on Earmilk’s Facebook.
■ 7PM: Ben Wylen benefitting Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) on Instagram.
■ 7:30PM: Cindy Alexander on Crowdcast.
■ 8PM: Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro on Facebook.
■ 8PM: Diplo and Rhye on YouTube.
■ 8PM: Work from Home Seattle with Erin Rae & The Heartbeets, Hi Crime and Rob The Sound Bank on Instagram.
■ 8PM: Rayvon Owen, Chance, Chandler Juliet and Azul Winter on Rove.LA’s Instagram.
■ 8PM: Todrick Hall on StageIt.
■ Midnight: Six60 on Instagram.
■ MusiCares has set up a COVID-19 Relief Fund for musicians in need. Donate here.
■ Sweet Relief is accepting donations at its COVID-19 Relief Fund as well. Donate here.
■ Musicians Foundation also has a COVID-19 fund. Donate here.
SUPPORT THE SCENE
With venues and bars shuttered, fundraising campaigns are underway for staff — sound engineers, bartenders, security, door people, etc. Here’s how to help:
■ A GoFundMe campaign has been started for staff at the Troubadour. Donate.
■ A GoFundMe campaign has been started for staff at La Cita. Donate.
■ A GoFundMe campaign has been started for employees of the Teragram Ballroom and the Moroccan Lounge. Donate.
■ A GoFundMe campaign has been started for employees of the Satellite. Donate.
■ A GoFundMe campaign has been started for employees of the Hi Hat. Donate.
■ The Hotel Café is soliciting donations via it tickets page, with 100% of the proceeds going to employees who are jobless because the venue is shuttered. Donate.
■ Zebulon Café has set up a GoFundMe page for its employees. Donate.
■ The Lodge Room (and adjacent Checker Hall) has a GoFundMe for their employees. Donate.
■ Gold-Diggers has launched a GoFundMe campaign for its staff. Donate.
■ Downtown’s Resident has a GoFundMe campaign ongoing for its staff. Donate.
■ The recently reopened Airliner has set up a GoFundMe page for its people. Donate.
■ The Bootleg Theater, which is operated by the nonprofit Rampart Theater Project, sent out a message to patrons thanking them for past support and noting that tax-deductible donations may still be made. Donate here. There is also a GoFundMe campaign. Donate here.
■ The 1933 Group, owner of 11 establishments including Highland Park Bowl, both Bigfoot Lodges, the Sassafras Saloon and the Thirsty Crow, is taking a novel approach to fundraising: They’re selling “bonds.” Essentially gift certificates, the bonds are worth $100 in future purchases, and they’re being sold at a discount for $80. More information here.
■ DoLA— the popular website and email newsletter that’s a virtual city guide to all things music, arts and culture — is soliciting donations for its staff. Like many outlets who depend on marketing dollars (including this site), DoLA’s revenue has plummeted to zero because of the lockdown. Their plea is simple: help us stay in business.