Notes From a Pandemic: Online festivals, virtual fun, DJ sets and more

Reggie Watts (Photo by The1point8)

From a small computer in a small room manned by a small person, it’s Saturday’s stuff …


■ Back-to-back-to-back DJ performances by Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki and Deadmau5 are being rebroadcast today at Fortnite’s Party Royale.

■ Call us curious: Reggie Watts is doing a virtual reality show tonight. Go here for more info.


■ 1:30AM: The State of Music with Kate Miller-Heidke, Mahalia Barnes, Missy Higgins, Mia Wray, Montaigne and Vera Blue on YouTube, Facebook and Victoria Together
■ 3AM: Samuel West reads “The Great Jelly of London” on “Royal Albert Home” on RAH’s website.
■ 3AM: “Hacienda House Party II” with DJ sets from Peter Hook, Arthur Baker, Kevin Saunderson, Danny Tenaglia, Louie Vega, Graeme Park, PJ Pierre, Jon Dasilva, Allister Whitehead, DJ Paulette and more on
■ 4:05AM: Homeschool Fest in support of the NHS (UK) with Wargirl, Ash, the Amazons, Palaye Royal, Diet Cig, SWMRS, Art School Girlfriend, mxmtoon, CIEL, Sad Boys Club and more on their website.
■ 6AM: Unity 2020 benefit for Women’s Aid (UK) with Emeli Sandé, Tones & I, Years & Years, Freya Ridings, Jade Bird, Maisie Peters, YUNGBLUD, Nina Nesbitt, James Bay, Georgia, L.Devine, Låpsley, dodie, Yonaka, Whenyoung and more on Facebook.
■ 6AM: Bec Plexus on Facebook.
■ 8:30AM: 320 Festival with Chris Martin (Coldplay), Art Alexakis (Everclear), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Holy Wars, Mike Majiak and more, plus “Songs That Saved Your Life” aftershow with Badflower, Cassadee Pope, Elohim, Jimmie Allen, Justin Furstenfeld (Blue October), Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park), Social House and Yungblud on YouTube, Facebook and the KNEKT TV Network on Roku and Apple TV (more info here and here).
■ 9AM: DJ Jazzy Jeff’s “Break the Monotony Block Party” with Neil Armstrong, Kayper, Mick, Craze, Andrea Vandall, Just Blaze, Bash, Venus X, Pope, Crespo, Puffy, Four Color Zack, Dede Lovelace, Bryan Michael Cox, DJ Clark Kent, Noodles, and D-Nice on Instagram.
■ 10AM: The Arkells’ Flatten the Curve Music Lessons on Instagram.
■ 10AM: La Blogotheque’s #StayAwayShow with Lianne La Havas on Instagram.
10AM: The Dunwells on Facebook.
10AM: Jazz piano master Fred Hersch via Facebook live
10AM: Lauren Jenkins on Instagram.
■ 10AM: Rock and Roll Playhouse on Facebook.
■ 10AM: Sofi Tukker (DJ set and more) on Instagram.
11AM: Tim Burgess’ Listening Party with The Stranglers and their album “The Raven” in memory of Dave Greenfield on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).
■ 11AM: Global Dance Festival on Twitch TV.
11AM: Gospel Brunch Live Stream with Men 4 Christ on the House of Blues YouTube.
■ 11AM: The Grammy Museum continues it’s Monday, Wednesday, Saturday continues sharing never-before-released archives of past Public Programs at their Clive Davis Theater. Check out Claudia Brant with Cheche Alara and Moogie Canazio here today.
■ 11AM: Katatonia at Studio Gröndahl (tickets).
■ 11AM: Lighthouse LIVE fest with Suzi Quatro, Joan Belgrave, Alice Cooper, the Four Tops’ Alexander Morris, Tegan Marie and more  on their website.
■ 11AM: Porter Robinson’s “Secret Sky” with A.G. Cook, Anamanaguchi, Doss, DV-i, G Jones, Hakushi Hasegawa, WAVEDASH, Madeon, Kizuna Ai and more on YouTube,
Twitch TV, Playstation (via Littlstar) and more (register on his website).
■ 11:30AM: Allen Stone on Instagram and Facebook.
■ 12PM: Sarah Brightman: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall with Andrea Bocelli and Andrew Lloyd Weber on their website.
■ 12PM: Tim Burgess’ Listening Party with The Libertines and their self-titled album with Pete Doherty, Carl Barat, John Cory Hasall and Gary Powell on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).
■ 12PM: Camp Cronin with Kevin & Holly Cronin on YouTube.
■ 12PM: Digital Drag Fest on StageIt.
■ 12PM: #FearlessAtHome benefitting CrewNation with The Pretty Reckless, Ice Nine Kills, Grayscale and more. There will also be appearances by Underoath, All That Remains, Eat Your Heart Out and more on their website.
■ 12PM: Genesis Film Festival 2020 archive livestream on YouTube.

■ 12PM: Oh Wonder on Instagram.
■ 12PM: OMD archive livestream (2019 Eventim Apollo show) on Facebook.
■ 12PM: Ben Ottewell (Gomez) on Facebook.
■ 12PM: SCENES Live Sessions with Billy Raffoul on Facebook.
■ 12PM: Snow Patrol’s “Saturday Songwrite” on Facebook.
■ 12:30PM: Tim Burgess’ Listening Party with Frankie Goes to Hollywood and their album “Welcome To The Pleasuredome” with Holly Johnson on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).
■ 12:45PM/8PM: Cream at the Royal Albert Hall archive livestream on AXS TV.
■ 1PM: Jarvis Cocker’s “Domestic Disco” on Instagram.
■ 1PM: Honus Honus (Man Man) on Instagram.

■ 1PM: Dylan LeBlanc on Facebook.
■ 1PM: Tori Kelly on Instagram.
1PM: The New York Guitar Festival benefitting MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund with Sonia De Los Santos on YouTube (every day until May 15).
■ 1PM: Pickathon’s “A Concert a Day” with Zephaniah OHora on YouTube.
■ 1PM: Rolling Loud archive livestream on their website.
■ 1:20PM: Roger Harvey on Facebook.
■ 2PM: At Home with Michael & Lusiana (Bublé) on Facebook.
■ 2PM: Beats by Dre and Serato’s “Clubhouse Global” (every Saturday) (rsvp here).
■ 2PM: Every Wednesday & Saturday, Guitar Mash brings us the “Homemade Music: Virtual Campfires” playalong/singalong on Instagram. Today is Gretchen Peters with The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses” and John Prine’s “Speed the Sound of Loneliness.” Pick up your songsheets on their website.
2:20PM: Brendan Benson of the Raconteurs’ “Boy in a Bubble” daily series on Instagram.
■ 2:30PM: Judah & the Lion’s “Friends at Home Fest” benefitting MusiCares, CrewNation and United Way with Nate Zuercher, Brian MacDonald (Judah & the Lion), Bear Rinhart, AWOLNATION and more on Instagram.
■ 3PM: Ceecide Festival with blueberry, Puppy Parlor, lunafreya, Stefan James, Alex Seigel, Flourysh, ceecide, lumious, onumi, aether 3, .regular, 11SIXONE and PowerPCME on Discord.
■ 3PM: Christine & the Queens on Instagram.
3PM: LIVEMEDAID with Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies), Earth, Wind and Fire, Bombino, Patrick Watson, Jesse Cook, Alex Cuba, Paul Anthony and more on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and on
■ 3PM: Martin Guitar’s Jam in Place with Brandy Clark on Facebook.
3PM: Melissa Etheridge on Facebook.
■ 3PM: Neil Finn & family on Mixlr/Fangradio (and archived here).
■ 3PM: Honey Harper on Instagram.
■ 3PM: Tonina on SoFar Sounds’ website.
■ 3:30PM: Amanda Shires’ “I So Lounging” with Jason Isbell on YouTube.
■ 4PM: Erykah Badu VS. Jill Scott on Instagram, plus after party at her website.
■ 4PM: Ben Folds on Facebook.
■ 4PM: OC Parks Sound Check with Matt Baxter (United) on Facebook and Instagram.
4PM: Outpost in the Burbs presents “Online at the Outpost: Thursdays and Saturdays” with Richard Barone on Facebook.
4PM: ØZ-Fest with ØZWALD, Lune Rose, Brian Fallon, Tyler Ramsey, Blondfire, Lost Beach, Julian Lynch, Lonely Benson, R.W. Roldan and Puffhost on Instagram.
■ 4:30PM: Sara Evans on the Opry’s website, Facebook and YouTube.
■ 4:30PM: Paul Potts on Facebook.
■ 4:30PM: Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Instagram.
■ 5PM: Camila Cabello on Tik Tok.
■ 5PM: Dead & Company on Nugs TV.
■ 5PM: Melkbelly on Baby TV.
■ 5PM: Hold Close on Instagram.
■ 5PM: SCENES Live Sessions with Quinn L’Esperance on Facebook.
■ 5PM: Trace Adkins, Dustin Lynch and Blake Shelton (with a duet with Gwen Stefani) on the Opry’s website, Facebook and YouTube.
■ 5PM: Start Making Sense on Nugs TV.
■ 5PM: Pink Sweat$ on Levi’s Instagram.
■ 5:30PM: The Disco Biscuits on Nugs TV.
■ 5:30PM: “Staying in with Wayne (Everett)” on YouTube.
■ 6PM: Drew Holcomb’s “Kitchen Covers” on Instagram and Facebook.
■ 6PM: Lucius on Instagram.
■ 6PM: Rat Boys on Twitch TV.
■ 6PM: Reggie Watts on Altspace VR.
■ 7PM: Zach Donovan (Subtle Pride) DJ party with Subtle Pride on Baby TV.
7PM: IHC Dance Party with Franki Chan on iHeart Comix Instagram and Twitch TV.  
7PM: Perry (Farrell)’s Power Hour on Lollapalooza’s website.
■ 7PM: SCENES Live Sessions with Sean McConnell on Facebook.
7PM: Keith Shocklee on NoonChorus.
7PM: Jeff Tweedy and family on Instagram.
7PM: Worst Party Ever, Mover Shaker, Teamonade, Wr Yu (Eric Kohlenstein) on Luigi TV’s Instagram.
■ 8PM: Diplo’s “Coronanight Fever” on YouTube.
■ 8PM: Experimental Sound Studio: The Quarantine Concerts with the Chicago Jazz String Summet (part 2) with Kaethe Hostetter, Tatsu Aoki & Jamie Kempkers, Sarah Bernstein & Stuart Popej, and Melanie Dyer with Gwen Laster & Ken Filiano on their website.
■ 8PM: Insomniac livestream on their website.
■ 8PM: Kulak’s Woodshed archive livestream of Dean Friedman on Facebook.
■ 8PM: Sam Lachow on YouTube.
■ 8:30PM: The Disco Biscuits on Nugs TV.
■ 8:45PM: Orchard Lounge on Nugs TV.