Notes From a Pandemic: Stream the Roots Picnic, Pridefest, Pride With Pabllo, Black Power Live, Rufus Wainright and more



■ Now that we’ve zoomed past the 100-day mark of the lockdown, many are looking wistfully back on such occasions as the last concert they attended, etcetera. The pandemic also suspended taping of the popular Tiny Desk Concert series, and this past week NPR shared the last one, recorded on March 11, with some background on how the day went. The session featured Sudan Archives (joined by Dominic Johnson on viola, Jessica McJunkins on violin and Khari Joyner on cello), Read more about it, and how the rest of the day went at NPR HQ, here.


The Roots Picnic kicks off at 5 p.m.

■ The Bearsville Theatre’s Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration starts at 5 p.m.


■ 6PM: “String Vigil for Elijah McClain” at the Hot and Cool Cafe in Leimert Park, 4331 Degnan Blvd. (masks required).


■ All day: Nick Cave’s BAD SEED TEEVEE continues on YouTube.
■ 9AM: “Gig It Back” with Sean Lennon, Yuka Honda, Jeffertitti Moon, Charlotte Kemp Muhl and more on
■ 11AM: “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future” with Lin-Manuel Miranda and the original Broadway cast of “Hamilton,” the Roots, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, J Balvin, Justin Bieber and Quavo, Jennifer Hudson, Coldplay, Usher, Christine and the Queens, Chloe x Halle, Yemi Alade. Billy Porter, Hugh Jackman and more on NBC and iHeartMedia. It will stream on Apple, Roku, Tidal, Twitter, Twitch, YouTube and other platforms (more info at
■ 10AM: La Blogotheque’s #StayAwayShow with Holly Humberstone on Instagram.
■ 10AM: The Dunwells on Facebook.
■ 10AM: Krystal Dos Santos on Instagram.
■ 10AM: Pridefest with Abysso, Ailow, Ben Alessi, D3vinity, Autumn Leilani, Baths, BIIANCO, Reyna, Spencer Ludwig and more on Twitch (rsvp here).
■ 10AM: Rough Trade Transmissions on Instagram.
■ 10AM: Sofi Tukker (dj set and more) on Instagram.
■ 11AM: Rufus Wainwright with orchestra “Unfollow the Rules: The Paramour Session” on Facebook.
■ 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 History of Los Angeles Ska (Part 1) and Glen Ballard here today.
■ 11AM: Ramsay Lewis on StageIt.
■ 11AM/5PM: Roots Picnic with Questlove, Black Thought and Michelle Obama hosting The Roots, H.E.R., Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, SZA, Kirk Franklin, Snoh Aalegra, D-Nice, Polo G, G Herbo, Musiq Soulchild,  Earthgang and Janelle Monáe on Instagram (preshow) and YouTube (mainshow).
■ 11:30AM: Tim Burgess Listening Party with Peter Gordon & Love Of Life Orchestra and their album “Love Of Life Orchestra ” on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).
■ 11:35AM: Billy Moran on StageIt.
■ 12PM: Morgan James on StageIt.
■ 12PM: Robyn Hitchock with Emma Swift on StageIt.
■ 12PM: Rock & Rock Playhouse with Industry City and Karina Rykman on Facebook.

■ 12PM: Snow Patrol’s “Saturday Songwrite” on Instagram.
■ 12PM: Sugi Dakks on SoFar Sounds.
■ 1PM: Bluegrass Pride: Allison de Groot and Patrick M’Gonigle, Jake Blount, Front Country, Alice Gerrard and more on Bluegrass Pride.
■ 1PM: Jesse Malin’s “The Fine Art of Self Distancing” with Graham Parker and Joseph Arthur on Veeps.
■ 1PM: Josh Groban on his website (tickets).
■ 1PM: Neo-Soul Brunch on Sportstreaming (more info).

■ 1PM: Pickathon’s “A Concert a Day” with Ryley Walker on YouTube.
■ 1PM: “Pride with Pabllo and Friends” with Big Freedia, Yaeji, Princess Nokia, Pussy Riot, Rina Sawayama, Aluna, Diplo, Madame Gandhi, Sofi Tukker and more on YouTube.
■ 1PM: Tim Burgess Listening Party with Maxïmo Park and their album “A Certain Trigger” with Paul Smith on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).
■ 2PM: Beats by Dre and Serato’s “Clubhouse Global” (every Saturday) with Rich Medina, Aluna, Boddhi Satva and more (rsvp here).
■ 2PM: Tim Burgess Listening Party with The Pogues and their album “Red Roses For Me” with Spider Stacy and Caít O’Riordan on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).
■ 2:15PM: Vanessa Silberman on Facebook.
■ 2:30PM: Puddles Pity Party on Veeps.
■ 3PM: Alfred Johnson live from the Mid City Yacht Club on Facebook.
■ 3PM: Anti-Flag archive livestream on
■ 3:15PM: Do Division with Pedro the Lion, Ratboys, Sen Morimoto, and Heligoats on Instagram.
■ 4PM: Ben Folds on Facebook.
■ 4PM: Big Freedia on Instagram and Facebook.
■ 4PM: Black & Indigenouse Pride Concert (rsvp here).
■ 4PM: Live at the Village Vanguard: Joe Martin Quartet on Village Vanguard.
■ 4PM: Mark De Clive-Lowe on Patreon.
■ 4PM: Murphy’s Law on (tickets).
■ 4:30PM: Paul Potts on Facebook.
■ 5PM: Black Power Live benefit with Terrace Martin, Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, Denzel Curry, G Perico, Daylyt, Alex Isley, The Brandon Brown Collective, Devonté Hynes, Doja Cat, Iah Isiah, Jessie Reyez, Miguel, Mereba, serpentwithfeet, Twin Shadow, Vagabon, Aloe Blacc, Aja Monet, Ne-Yo, Pink Sweat$, Zsela, ho99o9, Travis Barker and more on Twitch.
■ 5PM: Damien McGinty on StageIt.
■ 5PM: Dead & Company on Nugs TV.
■ 5PM: Ian Sweet on Baby TV.
■ 5PM: Listen to Womxn on with Palehound, Black Belt Eagle Scout and more on
■ 5PM: Match the Mowgli’s benefit for Black Lives Matter with Julia Nunes, Chase Burnett and Misterwives on Twitch TV (every two Saturdays).
■ 5PM: Cabinet on Nugs TV.
■ 5:30PM: “Staying in with Wayne (Everett)” on YouTube.
■ 5PM: Tenille Towns, Keb Mo and Brad Paisley on the Opry Livestream and Circle Sessions.
■ 5PM: Xcalibur on Broadway On Demand.
■ 6PM: Cordovas on Facebook and Instagram.
■ 6PM: Experimental Sound Studio: The Quarantine Concerts with Audrey Chan & Phil Minton and more on their website.
■ 6PM: Drew Holcomb’s “Kitchen Covers” on Instagram and Facebook.
■ 6PM: Slum Village on Nugs TV.
■ 7PM: Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Radio on here (every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday).
■ 7PM: Charlie Parr on Crowdcast (more info).
■ 7PM: iHC Live: Franki Chan’s iHC Dance Party on Instagram and Twitch.
■ 7PM: Jeff Tweedy and family on Instagram.
■ 7PM: Kim Petras on
■ 7PM: Onyx on Nugs TV.
■ 8PM: Kulak’s Woodshed archive livestream on Facebook.
■ 8PM: LA Pride 50th Anniversary Celebration with Erasure and more on ABC7 (Los Angeles) on TV, their website and streaming apps.
■ 12AM: Rock Hall of Fame Hip Hop Spotlight on their website.