Notes From a Pandemic: It’s Sunday, so it’s time for ‘The Ed Sullivan Show;’ stream Justice Comes Alive, Pride With Pabllo, Janelle Monae and more

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“The Ed Sullivan Show,” a staple of Sunday night television for 23 years through 1971, hosted some history-making musical performances. This month, some of th vasrity show’s highlights became available on YouTube, after a probably-thorny digital rights deal was negotiated. The show’s YouTube channel is rolling more of them out this week, including Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington, Harry Belafonte, Jackie Wilson, Pearl Bailey, Richie Havens, the Righteous Brothers & Peggy Lee, the Four Tops, James Brown, the Jackson 5, the Supremes and the Temptations. The first two weeks of the rollout also offered a trove of musical greats, as well as some legendary comedians. Boomers might fall into a deep wormhole here; youngsters will only have to imagine the days before streaming and before MTV, when actually seeing your musical heroes onscreen was a rare thing. Subscribe to the whole channel here.


■ All day: Nick Cave’s BAD SEED TEEVEE continues on YouTube.
■ 12AM: Rock Hall of Fame Hip Hop Spotlight on their website.
■ 7AM: Lucas Hoge on Facebook.
■ 9AM: “Justice Comes Alive” with Antibalas, John Medeski, Billy Martin and Jesse Murphy, Galactic, George Porter Jr., Lettuce, Marco Benevento, Moon Taxi, Phil Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band, The Soul Rebels, Tank and the Bangas, Tauk, Umphrey’s McGee and more  their website (Tickets).
9AM: Todd Snider on Purple Building Live.
■ 9:30AM: Alanis Morissette‘s “Jagged Little Pill” on YouTube.
■ 10AM: Ajimal on Facebook and YouTube.

■ 10AM: La Blogotheque’s #StayAwayShow with I Have a Tribe on Instagram.
■ 10AM: The Dunwells on Facebook.
■ 10AM: Krystal Dos Santos on Instagram.
■ 10AM: Rock & Rock Playhouse on Facebook.
■ 10AM: Rough Trade Transmissions on Instagram.
■ 10AM: Sofi Tukker (dj set and more) on Instagram.
■ 10AM: Tim Burgess Listening/Watch Party of Nick Cave’s “20,000 Days on Earth” (rent here) with directors and co-writers Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).
■ 11AM/4PM/7PM: “All Day I Stream” with Lee Burridge on Facebook, Instagram, Twitch and Zoom.
■ 11AM: Live at the Village Vanguard: Joe Martin Quartet on Village Vanguard.
■ 11AM: Meiko continues her weekly “Alone Together” online concert series on Facebook.
■ 11AM: Quarantine Clash on Major Lazer’s YouTube and Twitch TV.
■ 11AM: Rock and Roll Photography of Jim Marshall with Jay Blakesberg and Amelia Davis on
■ 11AM: Tiger’s Jaw on StageIt.
■ 12PM: Manu Sija on SoFar Sounds.
■ 12PM: Rhett Miller on StageIt.
■ 12PM: Tim Burgess Listening Party David Bowie‘s “Aladdin Sane” with Mike Garson on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).
■ 1PM: The Dollyrots on StageIt.
■ 1PM: Natalie A. Ingram on Facebook.
■ 1PM: O.A.R. on Instagram.
■ 1PM: Pickathon’s “A Concert a Day” with Langhorne Slim on YouTube.
■ 1PM: “Pride with Pabllo and Friends” with Pabllo Vittar, Big Freedia, Yaeji, Princess Nokia, Pussy Riot, Rina Sawayama, Aluna, Diplo, Madame Gandhi, Sofi Tukker and more on YouTube.
■ 1PM: “Porch Pride” with Amythyst Kiah, Maddie Witler, Noa Laniakea and more on their website.
■ 1PM: Tim Burgess Listening Party with Waterboys and their album “Fisherman’s Blues” with Mike Scott on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).
■ 1:20PM: Roger Harvey on Facebook.
■ 2PM: Daniela Mercury on YouTube.
■ 2PM: Tim Burgess Listening Party with The Soft Boys and their album “Underwater Moonlight” with Robyn Hitchcock on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).

■ 3PM: Anti-Flag archive livestream on
■ 3PM: Bleeker on Facebook.
■ 3PM: Festival International de Jazz de Montréal on Facebook.
■ 3PM: Lee Burridge and All Day I Dream of on Twitch.
■ 3:30PM: Patty Cantú (tickets).

■ 4PM: Diplo’s “A Very Lazer Sunday” on  YouTube, Twitch, and Instagram.
■ 4PM: Mark De Clive-Lowe on Vimeo
■ 4PM: Rock Hall of Fame spotlight on hip-hop and highlights from Grandmaster Flash with the Furious Five and more on YouTube.       
■ 4:30PM: Paul Potts on Facebook.
■ 5PM: Andrew Bird performs from LA’s Old Style Guitar Shop on
■ 5PM: BJ Barham on StageIt.
■ 5PM: The Deltaz Sunday BBQ with David Sparrow on Instagram.
■ 5PM: Goose Bingo Tour on Live X Live.
■ 5PM: Partner on New Colossus’ Facebook.
■ 5PM: Widespread Panic on Nugs TV.
■ 5:30PM: Janelle Monae on
■ 5:30PM: Village People on YouTube.
■ 6PM: David Wax Museum on Facebook (Fridays and Sundays).
■ 6PM: Experimental Sound Studio: The Quarantine Concerts with The Reflection in the Puddle Is Mine on their website.
■ 6PM: Drew Holcomb’s “Kitchen Covers” on Instagram and Facebook.
■ 6PM: Royal & the Serpent (live from a rooftop in L.A.) on Songkick’s Instagram.
■ 7PM: Deep Sea Diver on Instagram.
■ 7PM: Jeff Tweedy and family on Instagram.
■ 7PM: Kenny Loggins on “Live from the Lobero” on their website (tickets).
■ 7:30PM: Bluegrass Pride: Amythyst Kiah, Kimber Ludiker and Avril Smith, Sam Gleaves, Noa Laniakea and more on Bluegrass Pride.
■ 8PM: 2020 BET Awards with Alicia Keys, Chloe X Halle, Da Baby and more on,, or through BET Now iOS and Android apps.
■ 8PM: Desert Hearts Records on Twitch.
■ 8PM: Kulak’s Woodshed archive livestream on Facebook.