Live from the Living Room: This Week’s Artist Live Streams (5/4-5/10)

The most exciting shows of the week from the comfort and safety of your couch.
Live from the Living Room: This Week’s Artist Live Streams (5/4-5/10)

The most exciting shows of the week from the comfort and safety of your couch.

Words: FLOOD Staff

photo by Andy Sawyer

May 05, 2020

Florence + the Machine / photo by Andy Sawyer

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).


10:00 a.m. — Lianne La Havas (stream/details)

LLH takes La Blogotheque’s Stay Away stage this a.m.

10:00 a.m. — Porter Robinson, G Jones, Jai Wolf, Anamanaguchi (stream/details)

Porter Robinson has curated Secret Sky, a day-long live stream event taking place in his “digital auditorium.”

12:00 p.m. Fearless at Home with The Almost, Plain White T’s, Underoath, Set It Off (stream/details)

The pop-punk/metalcore powerhouse label will be hosting an expansive livestream promising appearances from nearly everyone on their roster.

2:30 p.m. — Christine and the Queens (stream/details)

Her daily live streams continue with “weird concepts” and appearances by special guests.

4:00 p.m. — Erykah Badu vs. Jill Scott (stream & details)

Who’s your money on?

6:00 p.m. — Ambar Lucid (stream/details)

The rising bilingual R&B singer will be going live on Instagram.

7:00 p.m. – IHeartComix Dance Party (stream/details)

Each Saturday evening, IHC brings the jams—tune in and dance.

8:00 p.m. — Diplo and Dillon Francis (stream/details)

The superstar DJs return with “Coronight Fever”

MAY 10

12:00 p.m. — The Rolling Stones (stream/details)

Catch the Stones’ Havana Moon performances on this week’s edition of Extra Licks.

1:00 p.m. — Black Milk and Nat Turner (stream/details)

Pickathon kick it back to 2017 for a Black Milk/Nat Turner set.

2:00 p.m. — Billy Bragg, Indigo Girls, Roseanne Cash, The Mountain Goats (stream & details)

Celebrate Mothers Day with City Winery, who’ll be streaming all day with sets from Shovels & Rope, Stella Donnelly, Richard Thompson, and more.



ALL DAY — Chris Martin of Coldplay, Frank Turner, Yungblud, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park (stream/details)

Tune in for this year’s (virtual) 320 Festival, an online event created to bring awareness to the importance of mental health.

10:00 a.m. — Squirrel Flower (stream/details)

Squirrel Flower is next on deck for a La Blogotheque Stay Away Show.

2:00 p.m. — The Front Bottoms (stream/details)

The FBs are unearthing more unseen footage in part three of their Nostalgic for a Time and Place series.

3:00 p.m. — Pussy Riot, Alice Glass, Kreayshawn, Rina Sawayama, Uffie (stream & details)

NYC’s Elsewhere is getting Minecrafted—catch tonight’s Elsewither gig no matter where you are in the world.

6:00 p.m. — The Love Language (stream/details)

Stu from The Love Language is playing a set for NC brewery Bon Brothers.

6:00 p.m. — Frankie Cosmos (stream)

Greta Kline is delivering her weekly stream on FC’s IG.

6:00 p.m. — Stella Donnelly (stream & details) welcomes Stella, Jordi Davieson, and Carla Geneve for a Friday night set.

6:00 p.m. — Yaeji (details)

Keep an eye out for a Zoom link and lineup before Yaeji and friends go live.

7:00 p.m. – IHeartComix presents: HOT CHATS with Franki Chan (stream/details)

Franki & various guests catch up in the age of COVID-19. This week @NicholasRutherford and @ChelseaCollinss are on.

7:00 p.m. — David Byrne, Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear, John Dieterich of Deerhoof, Meredith Monk (stream/details)

Virtual LemonAid, Northern New Mexico’s fest for COVID-19 relief, will also include appearances from Fred Schneider, Buffy Saint-Marie, Stewart Copeland, and many more.


8:00 a.m. — Phoebe Bridgers, Clairo, Cavetown (stream/details)

The Face Magazine is hosting a tribute concert for The 1975 on their IG.

10:00 a.m. — Princess Nokia (stream/details)

Princess Nokia is taking over Billboard’s IG this morning to raise money for Housing Works.

12:00 p.m. — Mannequin Pussy, Diet Cig, Worriers, Hit Like a Girl (stream/details)

Girl Gang Leeds is streaming a handful of solo sets as a fundraiser for all bands involved.

1:00 p.m. — Mac DeMarco (stream/details)

Pickathon digs up a six-year-old vid of Mac DeMarco set.

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

More from the Radiohead vault—today the band shares their 2006 Bonnaroo set.

3:00 p.m. — The Frights (stream/details)

Mikey from The Frights is taking over Doc Martens’ IG.

4:00 p.m. — Indigo Girls (stream/details)

Indigo Girls are going live on IG and FB later today.

5:00 p.m. — H.E.R. (stream/details)

Girls with Guitars continues with the promise of more special guests.

5:00 p.m. — Fire in the Radio (stream/details)

FitR are taking to IG to chat and play some songs.

6:00 p.m. — St. Vincent (stream/details)

Annie Clark returns with a martini in hand for “Sappy Hour,” calling fans at random to chat about “all things sappy.”

7:00 p.m. — Rogue Wave (stream/details)

Noise Pop welcomes Rogue Wave to stream on their socials tonight.

7:00 p.m. — IHeartComix presents: Community Outreach with Future Left (stream/details)

Each Thursday, Matthew Donovan of the Future Left discusses available resources and other developments in navigating the COVID-19 crisis. Co-hosted by Jasmine Peraza of IHeartComix.


10:00 a.m. — Nilüfer Yanya (stream/details)

La Blogotheque welcomes Nilüfer to their daily stream.

1:00 p.m. — Fantastic Negrito (stream/details)

FN pays tribute to Rev. Gary Davis on New York Guitar Festival’s YouTube channel.

1:00 p.m. — Black Mountain (stream/details)

Pickathon is throwing all the way back to 2016 with an unearthed Black Mountain set.

2:00 p.m. — Julien Baker and Katie Harkin of Sleater-Kinney (stream/details)

Julien and Katie get matched up for a talk via the Talkhouse podcast.

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

Bethany and Vanessa talk self-esteem on the latest episode of Bethline.

4:00 p.m. — David Bazan (stream & details)

David welcomes you into his home for a set streaming on his website.

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

Return to Aluna’s Room for another live-streamed set on Mad Decent’s Twitch channel.

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

Margo will be streaming through Pitchfork to benefit Oxfam.

6:00 p.m. — Rich Brian, mxmtoon, Yuna (stream/details)

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with 88rising Presents: Asia Rising Forever.

7:00 p.m. — IHeartComix presents: Forever Temporary with Nina Tarr (stream/details)

Each Wednesday, Nina Tarr chats with a special guest comedian. This week Joe DeRosa is on.


10:00 a.m. — Paul Weller (stream/details)

Paul Weller will be taking to Rough Trade’s Transmissions stream.

1:00 p.m. — Joan Shelley (stream/details)

Pickathon is sharing Joan’s 2015 Lucky Barn set today.

1:00 p.m. — Drive-By Truckers (stream/details)

Patterson and Mike are doing a set for Twin Cities’ indie station The Current.

4:00 p.m. — Chris Gethard, Jeffrey Lewis, Painted Zeros, Mikey Erg (stream/details)

Don Giovanni is streaming a fundraiser for Jersey City Rapid Maker Response Group.

4:00 p.m. — J Balvin, Gloria Estefan, Eva Longoria (stream/details)

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Altísimo Live‚a benefit for farmworkers.


10:00 a.m. — Tasha (stream/details)

Indie-folk songwriter Tasha will be joining La Blogotheque’s Stay Away stream.

10:00 a.m. — Diet Cig (stream/details)

Fresh off the release of their sophomore LP, Diet Cig are taking to the Rough Trade Transmission stage.

3:00 p.m. — Florence + the Machine (stream/details)

Flo is having a moment with the Met, teaming up with Met Gala and Vogue for a live set.

3:00 p.m. — Frances Quinlan of Hop Along (stream/details)

Though she has a solo record out in the world now, Quinlan will be revisiting Hop Along’s Painted Shut on its five-year versh in her solo live stream from the band’s IG account.

6:00 p.m. — Stars (stream/details)

Amy and Evan from Canadian indie favs Stars will be collaborating on a stream tonight.