Live from the Living Room: This Week’s Artist Live Streams (4/27-5/3)

The live music experience, sans the six-foot man standing in front of you and spilling your drink.

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).


MAY 1

ALL DAY — Kurt Vile, G. Love, Man Man, and more (stream & details)

Love from Philly will be streaming all weekend, benefiting Philadelphia’s entertainment community.

10:00 a.m. — Porches (stream/details)

Porches hits the La Blogotheque Stay Away stage.

10:00 a.m. — John Carroll Kirby (stream/details)

Rough Trade welcomes JCK for a morning Transmissions set.

10:00 a.m. — HEALTH, Zola Jesus, Pokey LaFarge, Kevin Devine, Manchester Orchestra (stream & details)

Patreon presents: The Show Up—A Creative Livestream for Artists and Their Fans.

11:00 a.m. — The 1975 (details)

The 1975 are hosting a listening party for their new LP—the platform is yet to be announced.

12:00 p.m. — Pussy Riot (stream/details)

PR enter the Boiler Room for a noon set.

2:00 p.m. — Gallant (stream)

Gallant is hitting Twitch this afternoon via Hollywood’s Dash Studios.

3:00 p.m. — Hamilton Leithauser (stream/details)

Pitchfork welcomes the ex-Walkmen vocalist for their weekly Friday stream.

6:00 p.m. — Margo Price (stream/details)

Check in with Margo, who’ll be continuing to honor the late John Prine.

7:00 p.m. — Dan Deacon (stream/details)

IHEARTCOMIX Live welcomes Dan Deacon for a Hot Chat with Franki Chan.


MAY 2

ALL DAY — Weyes Blood, Tame, Impala, Yves Tumor, and more (stream/details)

Remote Utopias is a 24-hour stream featuring plenty of heavy-hitters, including JPEGMAFIA, Erykah Badu, Four Tet, and Dean Blunt.

TBA — Twin Peaks, Sofi Tukker, Brian Fallon, Ra Ra Riot (stream/details)

Men’s Health Mag has been dropping positive vibes in a handful of live streams these past few weeks from Phoebe Bridgers, Hayley Williams, and others—this weekend they launch their own, with set times yet to be announced. Proceeds benefit the National Alliance on Mental Health.

12:00 p.m. — Meredith Monk, Moor Mother, Maya Beiser (stream/details)

The Bang on a Can Marathon 2020 has a six-hour schedule locked in for Sunday.

5:00 p.m. — Bloc Party, Car Seat Headrest, The Strokes, Interpol (stream & details)

Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Fest is getting in on the streaming action, sharing a handful of video from past sets this weekend.

5:00 p.m. — Nap Eyes (stream/details)

Support the Eyes by purchasing a ticket to their virtual Baby’s All Right set.


MAY 3

5:00 p.m. — Beck, The National, Portugal. The Man, Cold War Kids (stream & details)

Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Fest is getting in on the streaming action, sharing a handful of video from past sets this weekend.


PAST STREAMS

APRIL 30

11:00 a.m. — Robyn (stream/details)

Honey, Robyn’s home—and she’ll be answering questions on TikTok this morning.

12:00 p.m. — Cold War Kids (stream)

Nathan’s been going live on CWK’s IG page every day—catch him today (or tomorrow, or the next day).

12:00 p.m. — No Age (stream)

Learn guitar from Randy Randall of No Age!

1:00 p.m. — Diet Cig (stream/details)

Diet Cig are hosting a listening party for their new record Do You Wonder About Me? a day before it drops.

2:00 p.m. — Radiohead (stream)

Missed Radiohead at Coachella eight years ago? If you went, have you spent eight years wishing to revisit it? Tune in to their YouTube channel at 2 p.m.

3:00 p.m. — Helado Negro and Buscabulla (stream/details)

Catch Helado Negro talking, in a house, with Buscabulla via Talkhouse.

4:00 p.m. — Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years (stream/details)

Riot Fest welcomes Wonder Years frontman Dan Campbell to their At Home series.

5:00 p.m. — Bethany Cosentino, Ben Gibbard, clipping., Vagabon (stream/details)

The National Air and Space Museum is hosting a free live stream called Space Songs, billed as a “musical exploration of how space inspires us to face challenges together.”

5:00 p.m. — Janelle Monáe (stream/details)

Verizon’s paying it forward with a live stream of Janelle Monáe benefitting small businesses.

5:00 p.m. — The Strokes (stream/details)

Lollapalooza’s reaching into the vaults to share past sets, which today includes a 2010 set from The Strokes.

5:00 p.m. — Washed Out (stream/details)

5 p.m. is the Magic Hour, according to Washed Out.

6:00 p.m. — Leon Bridges (stream/details)

Join Leon as he Twitches to raise money for service workers and creatives.


APRIL 29

10:00 a.m. — Natalie Prass (stream/details)

Stay Away with Natalie this a.m., c/o La Blogotheque.

10:00 a.m. — Ed O’Brien (stream/details)

EOB takes to Rough Trade’s Transmissions stream.

1:00 p.m. — Dinosaur Jr. (stream/details)

Pickathon picks Dino Jr. for their daily concert stream.

1:oo p.m. — Nilüfer Yanya (stream/details)

Pitchfork welcomes Nilüfer for a set benefitting Artists in Transit.

3:00 p.m. — The Roots, Son Little, MuMu Fresh, Madison McFerrin (stream/details)

Episode 1 of The Roots Jam Solo Sessions drops this evening with a few special guests.

4:00 p.m. — Offset, Young Thug, Rich the Kid, Saint Jhn (stream/details)

Offset and friends are going live to support the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

4:00 p.m. — FKA Twigs (stream/details)

When was the last time you practiced movement? Let FKA Twigs help you get back in shape.

4:00 p.m. — Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast (stream/details)

Bethany welcomes “the coolest boss [she’s] ever had” Fred Savage to Bethline this week to talk about boundaries.

5:00 p.m. — Ben Harper, Margaret Glaspy (stream/details)

Episode 2 of Whiskey Sour Happy Hour stream tonight, hosted by Ed Helms. Riddit dit didoo.


APRIL 28

10:00 a.m. — Dolly Parton (stream/details)

Dolly will be joining Linda Perry for her We Are Here: On the Air program What’s Up.

10:00 a.m. — Other Lives (stream/details)

Other Lives hit La Blog’ for a Stay Away set.

10:00 a.m. — Lucinda Williams (stream/details)

Lucinda is playing Rough Trade’s Transmissions this a.m.

11:30 a.m. — Porridge Radio (stream/details)

You’ve got plenty of time on your hands—why don’t you learn to make zines with Dana from Porridge Radio?

11:30 a.m. — Nana Grizol, Queen of Jeans (stream/details)

Specialist Subjects Records introduces another Distant Together bill, featuring seven artists in total.

12:00 p.m. — Jerry Paper (stream)

Jerry Paper is taking over Stones Throw’s IG at noon.

1:00 p.m. — Priests (stream/details)

Revisit Priests’ 2017 Pickathon set.

2:00 p.m. — Gabby’s World, Remo Drive (stream/details)

Remo Drive announced a new album today—maybe they’ll play some new tracks on their Audiotree sesh.

3:00 p.m. — Pile, Sadie Dupuis (stream/details)

Exploding in Sound is sharing their latest Live from Home stream, featuring a cast of faces familiar to the label, including a poetry reading from Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis.

4:20 p.m. — tUnE-yArDs (stream/details)

Lagunitas welcomes Merrill Garbus to their stream for a Couch Trippin’ set.

5:00 p.m. — Bully (stream/details)

$10 will get you into the Bully gig tonight.

5:01 p.m. — Shepard Fairey (stream/details)

Levi’s special guest for 5:01 tonight is artist Shepard Fairey, who’ll be playing a DJ set—get there early for a Q&A beforehand, beginning at 4:30.


APRIL 27

10:00 a.m. — Other Lives (stream/details)

Other Lives take the La Blogotheque stage for a Stay Away Show.

12:00 p.m. — Shannon Lay (stream/details)

Shannon’s reading tarot cards on her IG stream at noon.

1:00 p.m. — Miya Folick (stream)

Pickathon kick off a new week of streams with singer-songwriter Miya Folick’s 2019 set.

1:00 p.m. — Man Man (stream/details)

Honus Honus has been goin live weekdays at 1 p.m., and today he’ll be preceding that with an 11 a.m. Reddit AMA.

2:00 p.m. — Choir Boy (stream/details)

Choir Boy are playing an Audiotree session, followed later in the day by Charmer and Field Report.

2:00 p.m. — The National (stream)

Tune in for The Nat’l’s weekly Exciting Communal Event.

4:00 p.m. — Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade (stream/details)

Royal Mountain Recs and World Cafe have another busy day ahead of them, beginning at 4 with sets from Kirty and Jess Cornelius, with Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner taking the stage later.

4:30 p.m. — Glass Beach, awakebutstillinbed (stream/details)

Glass Beach headlines another exciting gig on ye olde Twitch.

5:00 p.m. — Ariana Grande (stream/details)

AG will appear with Soshana Bean as a special guest on Jason Robert Brown’s live stream via SubCulture, with all donations going to the SubCulture Relief Fund.

5:00 p.m. — George Clarke of Deafheaven (stream/details)

George Clarke will guest on St. Vitus’ Age of Quarantine stream for a Q&A.

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