Live from the Living Room: This Week’s Artist Live Streams (4/20-4/26)
From daily concerts to whatever Charli XCX has in store for us, we’ve got you covered.
In case you’ve spent the month at a remote desert retreat, we’re currently undergoing a global pandemic requiring everyone to remain indoors as much as possible, consequently depriving us of any and all live music. The music industry was quick to remedy this financial blow as best they could with live streams, and we’ve already seen some great covers (and interesting living rooms) a few weeks into our collective quarantine.
We’ll be updating this page daily to keep you up to date on who’s doing what, where, and when (all times PST).
Block by Blockwest features tons of cool bands playing sets in Minecraft for the Coronavirus Emergency Relief fund.
ALL DAY — Lil Uzi Vert, Cardi B, Lizzo, Janelle Monáe, Charli XCX (stream & details)
PlayOn Fest has plenty more in store on Day 2, including Burna Boy, Bebe Rexha, Anderson .Paak, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.
Fat Possum takes over BABY.tv for the day, with additional sets from Cassowary, Country Westerns, Ellis, Why Bonnie, and Lightning Bugs.
Doja Cat’s taking over IPSY’s IG for the evening for a live performance.
Starcrawler is teaming up with Buzzbands LA to “do whatever the heck they want” with their airtime.
Live DJ sets ’til 10 p.m. c/o Heav3n.
Marcus King is playing Live From Out There this weekend, benefitting the Sweet Relief Music Fund.
Resident Studio 54 DJ Nicky Siano promises a four-hour set to headline this live stream.
ALL DAY — Wallows, Gary Clark Jr., Rico Nasty (stream & details)
PlayOn Fest has plenty more in store on Day 3, including IDK, Kevin Gates, and Majid Jordan.
Pathway to Paris has put together a virtual festival for Earth Day 50.
Girlpool’s Harmony Trividad will be playing a solo BABY.tv set.
PlayOn Fest runs all day with a stacked bill also featuring Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, and Weezer.
Dream Wife are taking to Rough Trade’s Transmissions stage.
Carrie and Katie will be taking your hard-hitting questions on the latter’s release day.
It’s kinda like Fyre Fest without all the crime, corruption, deceit, and failure. OK, it’s nothing like Fyre Fest.
12:00 p.m. — Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes (stream)
On their album What Kind of Music‘s release day, Tom and Yussef are also premiering their new doc of the same name.
1:00 p.m. — Andrew Bird (stream)
Andrew Bird is the daily pick from Pickathon.
3:00 p.m. — Charli XCX, 100 gecs, Kero Kero Bonito (stream & details)
100 gecs present: Square Garden — An Open Pit Minecraft Show, with all proceeds going to Feeding America.
Alex G is playing a set for Pitchfork to raise money for Oxfam America.
The latest from Royal Mountain Records’ World Tour also includes a set from Mav Karlo.
TM are taking to the BABY.tv stage tonight along with Yours Are the Only Ears.
Saint Vitus welcomes Daughters frontman Alexis Marshall for a Quarantine conversation.
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5:01 LIVE with @jasonisbell and @amandapearlshires. Tune in for their live performance at 5:01 PM PST TOMORROW and comment below what songs you hope to hear! Stay home, stay connected. #UseYourVoice . As part of their set, we are donating to Second Harvest Food Bank in Nashville + GraceWorks in Franklin.
Jason and Amanda are the latest artists hopping on Levi’s stream.
Margo is broadcasting the second episode of her live radio show tonight from her home in Nashville, where she’ll be celebrating the late John Prine.
The Vera Project and Artist Home present Live from Our Livings Rooms: A Virtual Benefit for Our DIY Community.
Pickathon takes us back to 2016—when Oh Sees were still called “Thee Oh Sees”—for a stream of the band’s Galaxy Barn set.
Mass Appeal welcomes New York’s finest for their COVID benefit, also featuring Kurtis Blow, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, and more.
Audiotree welcomes CLH and Ratboys for back to back sets, preceded by Covey at 2 p.m.
The National’s Aaron Dessner is playing a set for Levi’s prior to their daily 5:01 stream.
Afropunk welcomes Sudan Archives to their stream today.
Tune in to watch the sisters garden (and drink cocktails), possibly in raincoats.
Royal Mountain Recs welcomes three more exciting acts to their World Tour stream.
The Bowery is hosting a stacked bill, with Sunflower Bean in convo with The Lemon Twigs and Dream Wife.
OA are hosting a listening party for their new EP comprised of recordings from the time their set crashed Minecraft. I’m getting too old to understand the internet.
5:00 p.m. — Cyndi Lauper, Troye Sivan, MUNA, Rufus Wainwright (details)
A handful of artists will be joining in Stonewall Gives Back, a live stream event for the LGBTQ+ nightlife community.
Grab a ticket for Widowspeak’s show on BABY.tv.
SVE will be Levi’s 5:01 Live performer today, answering questions and playing some new tracks.
6:00 p.m. — Sylvan Esso (details)
Sylvan Esso are premiering their new hour-long concert film on YouTube.
Teyana Taylor is teaming up with Red Bull to for a live screening of Assembly Required: Teyana Taylor’s House of Petunia and a Q&A afterwards.
BBES is playing an evening set for Brooklyn art incubator BRIC.
ALL DAY — Courtney Barnett (stream & details)
As part of The Grammy Museum’s public programming series, you can catch an exclusive talk with Courtney Barnett on their site all day.
ALL DAY — Earth Day Live (stream & details)
Ziggy Marley, Ani Difranco, Dave Mathews Band, AOC, Jane Fonda, Stacey Abrams, Questlove, Al Gore, and Joaquin Phoenix are among the massive lineup of musicians, actors, and politicians joining Earth Day Live’s stream.
KEXP is unleashing Great G’pa’s January set on the world.
Canadian songwriter Helena Deland takes over La Blogotheque’s Stay Away stream this morning.
Scotland’s finest come together for For the Love of Scotland, streaming all day to benefit Masks in Scotland.
Pickathon is reviving an old Margo Price set for their daily stream.
Audiotree is streaming back-to-back-to-back performances again today, also including a 4 p.m. set by Henry Jamison.
These are just a few of New Jersey’s finest taking part in Jersey 4 Jersey, a virtual fundraiser for the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund.
This week on Bethline, Bethany will be joined by Sleigh Bells vocalist Alexis Krauss to discuss social media.
This week on H.E.R.’s Girls with Guitars you could win an acoustic guitar and three months of free lessons (if you’re not already, you could become a Girl with Guitar).
Billie and Finneas are streaming a set through Verizon’s socials to support small businesses.
Evanston venue SPACE welcomes the Mynabirds vocalist to their digital stage.
CMA is jamming in place, coming to you live via Martin Guitar.
Catch DG on RT Transmissions.
Specialist Subject records welcomes a full bill of artists to their sixth installment of Distant Together.
Katie C. is playing from home to a KEXP audience via the station’s YouTube.
Half Waif will be joining Liza Anne on Liza’s IG Live to talk emotional health.
Marissa Nadler is latest artist stopping by Saint Vitus’ Age of Quarantine stream.
6:00 p.m. — Third Eye Blind (details)
3EB are taking to Radio.com for a Q&A and, later, to premiere a new music video.
7:00 p.m. — Porches (stream)
Porches has been taking to IG Live every night to stream in lieu of his planned tour.
Kick of your day with Local Natives’ Taylor Rice on La Blogotheque.
12:00 p.m. — Dirty Projectors (stream)
Learn guitar on your lunch break with Dave Longstreth, someone very qualified to teach you guitar.
Shannon’s taking requests this afternoon.
Deerhoof is hosting a listening party and Q&A for their new record Future Teenage Cave Artists.
JB is engaging “aspiring producers/music makers” in a Q&A on IG Live.
1:00 p.m. — The Oh Hellos (stream)
Catch The Oh Hellos’ 2016 Pickathon set from the Woods Stage.
1:00 p.m. — Ariel Pink (details)
Ariel Pink will be taking to Twitter to offer anecdotes about his record Before Today as part of Tim Burgess’ Listening Party series.
SPF420 will also see sets from Giraffage, Saint Pepsi, Balam Acab, and Tony Hawk’s Pro DJ.
Willie’s Come and Toke It live stream will feature dozens of guests in music, film, and more, including Jeff Bridges, Matthew McConaughey, and Beto O’Rourke.
Bedbug is hosting some bands in celebration of (or unrelated to?) 4/20.
Michael Berdan has threatened us with bad jokes on this episode of Saint Vitus’ Age of Quarantine series.
Deer Tick is Levi’s latest pick for their 5:01 live stream series.