Live from the Living Room: This Week’s Artist Live Streams (5/11-5/17)

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

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 15

10:00 a.m. — Sleaford Mods (stream/details)

Catch the Mods play a release-day set for Rough Trade’s Transmissions series.

12:00 p.m. — Oranssi Pazuzu (stream/details)

The Finnish psych/black metal ensemble’s streaming on their YouTube page at noon.

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

The Killers will be doing a live Q&A leading up to the release of their new record.

12:00 p.m. — P.O.S. (stream/details)

Minnesota’s The Current will be hosting Minnesota’s P.O.S. as part of their Sounds Like Home series.

1:00 p.m. — Shakey Graves (stream/details)

Pickathon is sharing the Graves’ 2014 Workshop Barn set today.

2:00 p.m. — Tinashe, CHVRCHES, Miguel (stream/details)

Day one of In the House also features Katy Perry, Zoe Deschanel, and Keegan-Michael Key.

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

TFBs take to Twitch tonight for a live set.

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

Pitchfork welcomes Mike Hadreas for a set and Q&A on his release day.

5:00 p.m. — Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires (stream & details)

On their release day, Jason and Amanda are playing an acoustic set.

6:30 p.m. — Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee (stream/details)

Kansas City bands together tonight for an evening of streams benefiting the Midwest Music Foundation.

7:00 p.m. — Julia Holter (stream/details)

Julia Holter checks in from Experimental Sound Studio’s Twitch.

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 Jonah Ray is on.

MAY 16

ALL DAY — Alicia Keys, DaBaby, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, Westside Gunn (stream/details)

Day two of In the House also features Roy Choi, Terry Crews, and Craig Robinson.

10:00 a.m. — SASAMI (stream/details)

SASAMI rocks La Blogotheque’s Stay Away stage.

12:00 p.m. — Pussy Riot, IDLES, HEALTH, Cherry Glazerr (stream & details)

Rescheduled Minecraft shenanigans this weekend—here’s how to stream.

12:00 p.m. — LA Priest (stream/details)

Grab tickets for a seat at LA Priest’s first-ever stream this weekend.

1:00 p.m. — BJ the Chicago Kid (stream/details)

BJ is one among many artists playing EscapeTracks: A Virtual R&B Music Festival.

1:00 p.m. — Warpaint (stream/details)

Pickathon unearths Warpaint’s 2014 performance at the fest.

4:00 p.m. — Ludacris vs. Nelly (stream/details)

Luda takes on Nelly in the latest Verzuz matchup.

5:15 p.m. — Girlpool (stream/details)

Girlpool are among a handful of artists set to perform at the Hollywood Climate Summit’s Isolation Night Live.

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

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

MAY 19

ALL DAY — Doja Cat, John Legend, 2 Chainz, Snoop Dogg, Miguel (stream/details)

Day three of In the House also features Neil Patrick Harris and Idina Menzel.

5:00 p.m — Matt Berninger of The National, Aloe Blacc, Grouplove, Young the Giant (stream/details)

Safe and Sound, a benefit for Safe Place for Youth, will also include Frank Turner, Milk Carton Kids, and Phantom Planet, among others. 100 percent of the proceeds will support homeless and at-risk youth in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic.


MAY 14

1:00 p.m. — Built to Spill (stream/details)

Pickathon takes it back to 2018 for a set from the original BTS.

3:00 p.m. — Ty Segall (stream/details)

Ty Segall takes the KEXP stage this afternoon—cover proposals welcome.

4:00 p.m. — Japanese Breakfast (stream & details)

Michelle Zauner will be playing new songs and covers to help support her crew.

5:00 p.m. — Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (stream/details)

CYHSY are streaming every Thursday evening on Twitch.

5:00 p.m. — Prince & the Revolution (stream/details)

Revisit Prince live in concert from 1985 every evening for the rest of the week.

5:00 p.m. — Samora Pinderhughes (stream & details)

Revisit Samora’s 2018 set at Joe’s Pub in NYC.

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

Microwave will be taking over Riot Fest’s stream.

5:00 p.m. — Chance the Rapper (stream/details)

Verizon welcomes Chance to their Pay It Forward Live series benefiting small businesses.

5:30 p.m. — TORRES (stream/details)

Watch TORRES play some songs and/or get a tattoo on her IG.

6:00 p.m. — Ricky Eat Acid and Kitty (stream/details)

Catch the celebrity couple live on Pretty Wavvy’s Twitch stream.

7:00 p.m. — Built to Spill (stream/details)

Bonus BTS! For their encore, Doug Martsch will be playing live on Noise Pop’s Twitch channel.

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.

MAY 13

9:00 a.m. — Joan as Police Woman (stream/details)

JaPW is taking over Melt Yourself Down’s IG Live stream this a.m. for their 100% Isolated series.

10:00 a.m. — Noga Erez (stream/details)

Stay Away with Noga Erez and La Blogotheque this morning.

12:00 p.m. — Iggy Pop (stream/details)

Iggy’s streaming his 2016 Royal Albert Hall stop from his Post Pop Depression tour—rock with him.

1:00 p.m. — Cavetown, Empress Of, Allie X, Kat Cunning (stream)

Hannah Rad will host Truideation and Twitch’s second installment of “Sessions” benefitting MusiCares’ COVID-19 relief.

3:00 p.m. — Hazel English (stream/details)

Indie Witches will be hosting a Q&A with Hazel English on IG Live.

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

Bethany will be joined by Sophie Allison on this week’s Bethline to talk about anxiety.

4:00 p.m. — Nick Hakim (stream/details)

Pitchfork is hosting a stream with Nick to benefit Bushwick Mutual Aid.

5:00 p.m. — St. Vincent (stream & details)

Annie Clark will be performing at the BAM Virtual Gala 2020, which will also be honoring Cate Blanchett, Zadie Smith, and Jeanne Donovan Fisher.

5:00 p.m. — Horse Jumper of Love, Squirrel Flower, Jonah Furman of Krill (stream/details)

RIP Great Scott—Allston’s finest come together to honor the late club with a live stream benefiting its former employees.

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

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

MAY 12

9:00 a.m. — Anna Calvi (stream/details)

Anna Calvi is playing Melt Yourself Down’s 100% Isolated live stream this morning.

10:00 a.m. — Joe Mount of Metronomy (stream/details)

Joe will be playing a set for Rough Trade’s daily Transmissions series.

12:00 p.m. — Cameron Esposito and Tegan Quin (stream/details)

The It Gets Better Podcast is hosting a conversation between Cameron and Tegan.

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

Pickathon is streaming Phosphorescent’s 2018 Woods Stage set this afternoon.

4:20 p.m. — Sylvan Esso (stream/details)

Pull up for a DJ set by SE courtesy of Lagunitas.

5:00 p.m. — Bully (stream & details)

The Bully virtual tour continues—grab tickets for tonight’s show to support the artist.

6:00 p.m. — Kathleen Hanna and Kathy Valentine (stream/details)

Book Soup welcomes Kathleen and Kathy about the latter’s new book, All I Ever Wanted.

MAY 11


10:00 a.m. — Jordana (stream/details)

This morning’s Stay Away show is brought to you by Jordana.

11:00 a.m. — Art Brut (read & details)

Listen along to Art Brut’s debut LP Bang Bang Rock & Roll with lead man Eddie Argos answering your questions on Twitter.

11:30 a.m. — Jesca Hoop (stream/details)

Jesca is (kind of) playing Royal Albert Hall this morning.

1:00 p.m. — Christine and the Queens (stream)

Check in on Christine every day this week (and the next, and the next) at 1 p.m. on IG.

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

Tune in for Grace’s weekly Monday Night Twilight Hour.

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

Revisit the band’s 2012 show celebrating twenty years of The Black Album.

5:00 p.m. — Code Orange (stream)

You and You Alone returns tonight with members of the band playing through their new album Underneath.

6:00 p.m. — Boogie (stream/details)

Boogie is teaming up with 1800 Tequila for a stream to benefit live music professionals affected by COVID.


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