Notes From a Pandemic: CHVRCHES, separate but together; plus a million-billion live streams

CHVRCHES at the Greek Theatre (Photo by Jessica Hanley)
CHVRCHES at the Greek Theatre in 2018 (Photo by Jessica Hanley)

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.”


■ 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.


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.