Notes from a Pandemic (May 3 – 9): Automatic, VAXLIVE, LAMC, Dionne Warwick, Duran Duran, Van Morrison, SWV, Xscape, Elohim, New Evil and more

Automatic (Photo by Logan White)


■ Los Angeles post-punk trio Automatic featured in the May edition of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM)’s “First Fridays Connected” online series released yesterday. Since their Buzzbands.LA Quarantunes interview mid-lockdown last year, they’ve released “Demo,” an EP of early versions of several songs off their debut album “Signal”; their own $signal cryptocurrency; a remix album featuring reimaginings by the likes of John Dwyer (Osees), Sudan Archives, Peanut Butter Wolf, Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets and the father of drummer Lola Dompé) and more; as well as a tease of a brand new song.

The First Fridays Connected episode, focused on the intersection between “Culture X Cuisine,” also featured vinyl stylings by DJ Sammy G, co-founder of Beat Junkie Institute of Sound’s “Ladies of Sound” collective; a discussion with famed pioneering chef Roy Choi and USC Associate Professor Latin American and Iberian Studies Sarah Portnoy, facilitated by host Dr. Knatokie Ford (Fly Sci Enterprise); and a delicious cocktail demonstration by Elle Nucci of EN Events

Saturday, May 8
■ Punk Rock Prom at Doll Hut.


■ All Day: Nick Cave‘s Bad Seed TeeVee on YouTube.
■ All Day: Summit Shack’s 24-hour Shackfest archive stream on Twitch.
■ 10AM: SF Jazz’s “Fridays at Five” (rebroadcast) “Miles (Davis) from India” on their website.
■ 11AM: “Sweatin’ to the Baby” with Broken Baby on Satellite TV.
■ 12PM: Tim Burgess Listening Party with Suede and their album “Coming Up” with Mat Osman on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).
■ 12PM: Van Morrison from Real World Studios in the U.K. on Nugs TV.
■ 12:30PM: The Dunwells (tickets).
■ 1PM: Lisa Loeb on StageIt.
■ 1PM: Sean Paul from Jamaica on his website.
■ 1PM: Tim Burgess Listening Party with Iceage and their album “Seek Shelter” on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).
■ 1:20PM: Abracadabra Magic Saturdaze with BLOND:ISH, Human Nature, LP Giobbi and more on Twitch.
■ 2PM: The Grammy Museum “Spotlight Saturdays” with Kelsy Karter on their website.
■ 2PM: The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage archives with Mo Willems & Washington National Opera, Cedric Watson Trio and Apollo Orchestra on Facebook.
■ 2PM: Morgan James’ weekly show on StageIt.
■ 2PM: Staind (Part 2) (tickets).
■ 3PM: Melissa Etheridge‘s “Saturday Concert” on her website.
■ 3PM: Travis Shallows’ “Shallow Chateau” on Facebook.
■ 4PM: LP Giobbi’s Femme House takeover with DJ Fei Fei (Thrill You Kill You), Honey Luv and more on Desert Hearts’ Twitch.
■ 4PM: New Found Glory on their website.
■ 4PM: Oceanator live album release celebration (pre-recorded) on Bandcamp.

■ 4:20PM: Doobie Decibel System on their website.
■ 5PM: Experimental Sound Studio: Flow Symposium on their website.
■ 5PM: Jimmy Buffet on Nugs TV.
■ 5PM: Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane) from Fur Peace Ranch on YouTube.
■ 5PM: SWV Verzuz Xscape on Instagram and Triller (one-time replay on FITE TV).
■ 5PM: Tate McRae on her Ticketmaster.
■ 5PM: VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite The World with with Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder, Jennifer Lopez, J. Balvin, and H.E.R. on YouTube, ABC, CBS, FOX and iHeartMedia stations.
■ 5:30PM: David Wax Museum from Festy on Facebook.
■ 6PM:
Billy & The Kids with Billy Strings: ‘Grateful Mahalo: Billy Kreutzmann’s 75th Birthday Pa’ina’ on FANS.
■ 6PM: Dead & Company on Nugs TV.
■ 6PM: Eels artist in residence on 88.5 FM (archives).
■ 6PM: “Fantastic Voyage Mystery Box” with Justin Jay on Dirtybird TV.
■ 6PM: Pedazo De Carne Con Ojo on Baby TV.
■ 6PM: Saturday Night Grand Ole Opry with Russell Dickerson, Jamey Johnson & Randy Houser, Chris Lane, Steve Wariner with host Bobby Bones on YouTube and Geico Green Room (schedule).
■ 6PM: Steve Poltz on Mandolin.
■ 6PM: Trampled By Turtles (rsvp).
■ 6PM:  Zac Brown Band on Sessions.
■ 7PM: Jeff Tweedy and family on Instagram.
■ 7PM: Elohim and Torri Shack on We Rise LA on their website.
■ 7PM: Vetiver and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass live from the Ivy Room on HowLive TV.
■ 7:30PM: Los Bayou Ramblers on Nugs TV.
■ 8:30PM/11:30PM: Miley Cyrus and Elon Musk on Saturday Night Live on NBC.
■ 9PM: Curt Barlage “Live by the Socially Distant Firepit” on Instagram and Twitch.

Sunday, May 9

■ All Day: Nick Cave‘s Bad Seed TeeVee on YouTube.
■ All Day: Summit Shack’s 24-hour Shackfest archive stream on Twitch.
■ 6AM: Lucas Hoge on Facebook.
■ 9AM: Rhett Miller on StageIt.
■ 9AM: Todd Snider on Purple Building Live.
■ 9:30AM: Stuart Murdoch (Belle and Sebastian) weekly meditation stream on Facebook.
■ 11AM: “All Day I Stream” with Lee Burridge and guests Bross, Rowee and Nohan (Live) on Facebook, Instagram and Twitch.
■ 11AM/5PM: Dionne Warwick on Mandolin.
■ 11AM: Shadowboxing with New Evil on Satellite TV.
■ 11AM: Tiffany Austin, Tammy Hall, Marcus Shelby and Leon Joyce, Jr., on SF Jazz.
■ 12PM: Christine Pedi with Seth Rudetsky on Broadway World.
■ 12PM: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp’s Sunday Brunch on YouTube.
■ 1PM: Duran Duran 40 on BBC Radio 2.
■ 2PM: The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage archives with National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellows and So Percussion on Facebook.
■ 4PM: The Alternative’s “Streaming Sundays” with Latewaves, The Give and Take, Talker and Eichlers on Twitch and YouTube.
■ 4PM: Andy Wasserman on his website.
■ 4PM: Rock Hall of Fame Virtual Fam Jam: The Building Blocks of Music on their website.
■ 4PM: Seth Parker Woods from the Kaufman Music Center (tickets).
■ 4PM: Take 6 on Mandolin.
■ 4:20PM: Doobie Decibel System on their website.
■ 5PM: Brian Newman on Mandolin.
■ 5PM: Dionne Warwick on Mandolin.
■ 5PM: Experimental Sound Studio: Flow Symposium with Midnight Trio, Kamila Wolszczak, Fernando Ribeiro and Leila Ghasempor on their website.
■ 5:30PM: Sarah Jarosz “World on the Screen” (Part 2 of 2) on Mandolin.
■ 6PM: Dave Bruzza on Mandolin.
■ 6PM: Tommy Emmanuel with Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley on Nugs TV.
■ 7PM: “Dirtybird Sunday Showcase” on Dirtybird TV.
■ 7PM: Grant Lee Phillips on StageIt.
■ 7PM: Jeff Tweedy and family on Instagram.
■ 7PM: Lucy and La Mer on Facebook.
■ 9PM: “Bad Decisions” with Mike Crain on Satellite TV.

Monday – Friday, May 3-7, Highlights

■ 88.5 FM “Hear at Home” with Flock of Dimes and Hannah Berryman: Director of the “Rockfield: The Studio On The Farm!” documentary on YouTube.
■  Albatross Overdrive on Redwood Bar’s YouTube.
Adam Schlesinger: A Music Celebration with Sean Lennon, Peter Buck (R.E.M., Baseball Project, the Minus 5), Courtney Love, Mickey Dolenz (The Monkees), Britta Phillips (Luna), Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins), Nicole Atkins, Michelle Branch, Ben Kweller, Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Jody Porter (Fountains of Wayne), Jesse Malin, Ben Lee, Eli Janney and more (tickets).
■ Around the Campfire with Fightmilk and Preston Spurlock on their website.
■ Audiotree Livestreams with Maurice, the Lighthouse & the Whaler and the Skinny Limbs on Auditree TV.
■ “Band-Aide” with Britt Witt on Satellite TV.
Birdy, David Shaw and Nancy Wilson on the Grammy Museum’s Collection:LIVE.
■ B-Drop Los Angeles with The Trusted on Instagram.
■ Blackstream Live “New Music Mondays” with Tallie Spencer on Twitch.
■ Blogotheque’s “Stay Away Shows” season 2 with Indigo Sparke and Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp on Instagram.
Breland from the Wiltern on Veeps.
Cian Ducrot on SoFar Sounds.
■ “Circle Up! Songs and Stories through the wires” with Brenda Carsey, Juana Everett, Christina Apostolopoulos and Victor Artis on Wonder & Awe’s Facebook.
Cris Jacobs on Facebook.
Curt Barlage’s “The Respectful Lust Radio Hour” on Twitch.
David Wax Museum on Facebook.
Dawn Richard on Amoeba’s “What’s In My Bag?” on YouTube.
Debra Devi on Facebook.
Della Mae on Facebook.
Drake White on Facebook.
The Dunwells on Facebook.
EOB on Instagram.
■ Experimental Sound Studio: Audrey Lauro and Place of Assembly: EPISODE X. Is The Internet A Real Place? Pt. 1 on their YouTube.
Frederico Heliodoro on NoonChorus.
Fruition with Kellen Asebroek on Facebook.
Grateful Dead archive livestream on YouTube.
Hays Carll on “Alone Together” on Facebook and YouTube.
Hollyy on NoonChorus.
■ House of Blues Music Forward’s “Industry Sessions” with Maya Jupiter, Cam, Chloe Moore, Colin Bracewell, Vanessa Dominguez and Sophia Cruz on Twitch (more info, past episodes).
iogi on SoFar Sounds.
Jeff Tweedy and family on Instagram.
Jerry Joseph’s “Happy Book Live” on Facebook.
Jessica Lee Morgan on YouTube.
Joel Eckels on Facebook.
Johnny Drille on SoFar Sounds.
■ KeiyaA, MIKE and Duendita stream a performance from Pioneer Works on NoonChorus.
■ The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage archives with the Washington International Piano Festival, the Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra, Women in Sports panel (Patti McGee, Natalie Krishna Das, Lynn Kramer, Di Dootson Rose, Steve Caballero and Tati Kolina); #KenCenBookClub discussion of Toni Morrison’s “Jazz” with Dianne Reeves and Professor Elizabeth Alexander; Esosa E‘s “Woman Who Would Be King”; Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu Fresh; Beijing Chinese Opera on Facebook.
Las Lloranas on SoFar Sounds.
■ Latin American Music Conference on 88.5FM Latin AltRadio with Judeline, Silvina Moreno, Kathy Palma, Cabra, Fabiola Roudha, Cande y Paulo, Pachyman and Andrekza on Instagram.
Lila Downes on SF Jazz.
■ Live on KEXP at Home with Claud, Black Midi, Sun June, Sleaford Mods, Shovels & Rope, Dawn Richard and Chai on their YouTube.
The Lone Bellow with Amythyst Kiah on NPR Live Sessions.
Low on Instagram.
■ Martin Guitar’s Jam in Place with Hailey Whitters on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
Mating Ritual Monday on YouTube and Twitch.
Mayer Hawthorne on YouTube.
May Erlewine on Facebook.
Melpo Mene on WFNM’s Instagram.
■ Michelle Zauner (Japanese Breakfast)’s “Crying at H Mart” book tour with Jia Tolentino via Chicago Humanities Festival; with Chanel Miller (“Know My Name”) via Atlanta History Center; and with Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live, Awkwafina is Nora from Queens) via City Arts & Lectures.
Natalie Bergman on Rough Trade’s Instagram.
■ New Colossus Sessions with Dharmacide, Go Cactus and Olivia Is A Ghost on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Twitch.
■ NHM First Fridays Connected “Culture x Cuisine” with Automatic, DJ Sammy G (Beat Junkies Institute of Sound’s Ladies of Sound), Chef Roy Choi, USC Assoc. Professor of Department of Latin American and Iberian Studies Sarah Portnoy, Elle Nucci (EN Events) and Dr. Knatokie Ford (Fly Sci Enterprise) on their website.

NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concerts with Son Lux, Rod Wave, AFROPUNK (Nenny, Luedji Luna, Calma Carmona), Cande y Paulo, Negativland, Moses Boyd and Amplify with Lara Downes with Carl Rux on YouTube.
■ “Off the Charts” Gay Asstrology on Satellite TV.
Plain White T’s “The Wednesday Club” on Facebook.
■ “Plasmic in the Attic” with Plasmic on Satellite TV.
Polartropica’s “Space Oasis” on Satellite TV.
■ QSC’s “Play It Loud: At Home” with DJ Kristin Wilson (Our DJ Rocks), DJ Jess, DJ BSelecta and DJ Valentina on Facebook.
■ Radiohead‘s June 2017 show at Poland’s Open’er Festival on YouTube.
■ Road to Roots Picnic with Durand Bernarr on Black Stream Live on Twitch.
Robert Fripp (King Crimson)’s “Music for Quiet Moments” on YouTube.
■ Rock Against Hate with the Slants, the Linda Lindas, Wu Am I, Ting Lin, Amy Hill, Tamlyn Tomita, Hudson Yang, Lea Salonga, Sibyl Santiago, Hotel Lobby, Daniel Wu, Nadia Hatta, Manju Kulkarni (A3PCON/Stop AAPI Hate), Dan AKA Dan (ISA TV), Priska, Neela, Jason Chu, Alan Z and John C. Yang (Asian Americans Advancing Justice) and more on YouTube.
The Roots’ Questlove Supreme Podcast Live with Just Blaze and Bowlegged Lou (Part 1) on his website.
■ Royal Opera House’s #OurHouseToYourHouse with “8bit” operetta showcase on their website and “Meet the Young Dancers Insight” here.
Sara Evans on Instagram.
■ School Night with Haiva Ru, S.G. Goodman, Ruby Fields and Hollow Sinatra; Matilda Mann, Tayo Sound, Rochelle Jordan and Moxyblossom on Twitch (more info and YouTube).
Sofia Kay on WFNM’s Instagram
Songhoy Blues and Tamar Aphek on NPR Live Sessions 
■ St. Vitus Bar’s “Age of Quarantine” with Cris Crude (Terminal Bliss, PG.99, Pygmy Lush) and Angela Boatwright (director, photographer, writer, producer) on Instagram.
Sugaray Rayford with Kirk Fletcher on Facebook and YouTube.
TEKE::TEKE on Rough Trade NYC’s Instagram.
TGRbass & Billy D.’s “Fresh Baked Goods” on DnB Radio.
Tim Burgess Listening Party with Royal Blood’s “Typhoons” (with Ben Thatcher);  Jupiter & Okwess’ “Na Kozanga”; Echo And The Bunnymen’sOcean Rain” with Will Sergeant and Adam Peters; Metronomy’sThe English Riviera”; The Lucid Dream’sThe Deep End” with Luke Anderson and Mike Denton; The Coral‘s “Coral Island” with James Skelly, Ian Skelly, Paul Duffy, Parr Street Studios, Paul Molloy, Fi Sundowners and Simon Cardwell; Twin Atlantic‘s “Free”; Teenage Fanclub’sEndless Arcade” with Norman Blake, Fran Macdonald and Dave McGowan on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).
Travis Shallows’ “Shallow Chateau” on Facebook.
Trevor Finlay on Facebook.
■ Versus at Vitus with Shawty Vs. Lip Critic on Veeps.
Weezer album listening party on LivexLive.

■ The Westchester Arts & Music (WAM) Block Party’s “Friday Night Live” with Janet Klein and Randy Woltz on Instagram.
■ WTMD’s Virtual First Thursday Concert series with LP, Cautious Clay, Manchester Orchestra, Middle Kids, Cris Jacobs and more on Facebook.
Yacht Rock Revue on Facebook.