In this time of social distancing, with musicians being away from their element in concert venues, a number of them are bridging the distance by setting up virtual concerts. Here’s a rundown of how to live stream concerts happening tonight and this week.
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Replays of recent shows
- Soccer Mommy kicked off the new era of NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concerts with a March 24 show from her Nashville home, in lieu of her scheduled March 30 drop-by in D.C. It’s viewable on the NPR Music site.
- Third Man Records, the brainchild of Jack White, planned to do daily shows at 1pm ET under the Third Man Public Access banner. The label’s YouTube channel only has two performances up, dating back to March 20 and 21.
- Though not a live show per se, El-P of acclaimed hip-hop duo Run the Jewels teased “Yankee and the Brave” from the much-anticipated RTJ4 album, in an Instagram post from his studio on March 21. Within 24 hours, RTJ released the full song to a fan base who may still be hoping to catch them on an epic (but currently sidelined) tour with Rage Against the Machine.
Daily (or close to daily) residencies
- Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard has been doing daily, solo live stream concerts at 7pm ET on the DCFC Facebook page. He’s primarily visiting his own expansive back catalog, but also doing covers sure to please the Gen X audience at the core of his audience.
- Diplo’s doing two-hour-plus DJ sets five nights a week under the “Corona World Tour” moniker. Those stream on Instagram, Twitch, and YouTube.
- Though not a live concert, Miley Cyrus has an Instagram-platformed talk show called Bright Minded weekdays at 2:30pm ET. The Women’s Wednesday show on Wednesday, March 25, to give you a taste, features conversations with Reese Witherspoon, Hilary Duff, Dua Lipa, and Bebe Rexha.
Wednesday, March 25
- H.E.R., in conjunction with the Global Citizen initiative and the World Health Organization, is doing a #TogetherAtHome live stream concert at 5pm ET.
- DJ D-Nice is teaming up with Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote at 6:30pm ET for a dance party doubling as an online voter registration drive. It’s happening on his Instagram. It’s not the first virtual party he’s hosted. As the Daily Dot reported on Sunday, Joe Biden (or, more probably, a campaign staffer driving his ‘Gram) stopped by to give D-Nice’s Saturday night party a thumbs-up emoji.
- Legendary English psychedelic artist Robyn Hitchcock, along with Emma Swift, is doing a pay-what-you-can East Nashville Community Fundraiser live stream concert via StageIt.
Thursday, March 26
- Dave Matthews will kick off Verizon’s Pay It Forward Live series with a 30-minute concert from his home, part of a weekly series intended to raise as much as $5 million to support small businesses through Local Initiatives Support Corporation. (To see the concert, go to Verizon’s Twitter account.) According to a press release from Verizon, LISC will in turn provide grants of up to $10,000 to individual local businesses, focusing on “entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises that don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital in historically underserved communities.”
- Two darlings of the indie music world, Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby, will collaborate in a show viewable on the Waxahatchee Instagram page starting at 9pm ET.
Friday, March 27
TikTok’s five-day #HappyAtHome: Live! series concludes with a Sound Check Friday, starting at 8pm ET, featuring a number of concerts from big names. Alicia Keys, Jason Derulo, Megan Thee Stallion, Troye Sivan, Meghan Trainor, Yungblud, Hailee Steinfeld, Lauv, Kelsea Ballerini, and DJ Khaled will all participate. To get there, go to TikTok, tap the ‘Happy at Home’ banner on the Discover page, or search #happyathome in the app.
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