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).
Catch the Mods play a release-day set for Rough Trade’s Transmissions series.
The Finnish psych/black metal ensemble’s streaming on their YouTube page at noon.
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Caution is number one at AAA and ALT radio! Thank you for all your support, and thanks to the radio stations playing it out! This is making us want to talk a little. Maybe answer some questions – drop them on Twitter. We’re going to do a YouTube Live Q&A on May 15 at 12:00PM PST.
The Killers will be doing a live Q&A leading up to the release of their new record.
Minnesota’s The Current will be hosting Minnesota’s P.O.S. as part of their Sounds Like Home series.
Pickathon is sharing the Graves’ 2014 Workshop Barn set today.
Day one of In the House also features Katy Perry, Zoe Deschanel, and Keegan-Michael Key.
TFBs take to Twitch tonight for a live set.
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.
Kansas City bands together tonight for an evening of streams benefiting the Midwest Music Foundation.
Julia Holter checks in from Experimental Sound Studio’s Twitch.
Day two of In the House also features Roy Choi, Terry Crews, and Craig Robinson.
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.
Grab tickets for a seat at LA Priest’s first-ever stream this weekend.
BJ is one among many artists playing EscapeTracks: A Virtual R&B Music Festival.
Pickathon unearths Warpaint’s 2014 performance at the fest.
Luda takes on Nelly in the latest Verzuz matchup.
Girlpool are among a handful of artists set to perform at the Hollywood Climate Summit’s Isolation Night Live.
Each Saturday evening, IHC brings the jams. Tune in and dance.
Day three of In the House also features Neil Patrick Harris and Idina Menzel.
Join us on May 19th for Safe and Sound, hosted by @lildickygram. 100% of proceeds will support homeless and at-risk youth in Los Angeles throughout the COIVD-19 pandemic. RSVP: https://t.co/xa2CEVZYeV#SafeandSoundSPY pic.twitter.com/DXZH28mevU
— Safe Place for Youth (@SafePlace4Youth) May 8, 2020
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.
Pickathon takes it back to 2018 for a set from the original BTS.
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.
CYHSY are streaming every Thursday evening on Twitch.
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.
Microwave will be taking over Riot Fest’s stream.
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This Thursday, watch @ChanceTheRapper do what he does best: bring the ? and give back to the community. Don't miss a special #PayItForwardLIVE performance from the multi-talented artist in support of small businesses in need. 5/14 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT, on @Verizon’s Twitter.
Verizon welcomes Chance to their Pay It Forward Live series benefiting small businesses.
Watch TORRES play some songs and/or get a tattoo on her IG.
Catch the celebrity couple live on Pretty Wavvy’s Twitch stream.
Bonus BTS! For their encore, Doug Martsch will be playing live on Noise Pop’s Twitch channel.
JaPW is taking over Melt Yourself Down’s IG Live stream this a.m. for their 100% Isolated series.
Stay Away with Noga Erez and La Blogotheque this morning.
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.
Indie Witches will be hosting a Q&A with Hazel English on IG Live.
Bethany will be joined by Sophie Allison on this week’s Bethline to talk about anxiety.
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.
RIP Great Scott—Allston’s finest come together to honor the late club with a live stream benefiting its former employees.
Each Wednesday, Nina Tarr chats with a special guest comedian. This week Gabby Lamb is on.
Anna Calvi is playing Melt Yourself Down’s 100% Isolated live stream this morning.
Joe will be playing a set for Rough Trade’s daily Transmissions series.
The It Gets Better Podcast is hosting a conversation between Cameron and Tegan.
Pickathon is streaming Phosphorescent’s 2018 Woods Stage set this afternoon.
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.
Book Soup welcomes Kathleen and Kathy about the latter’s new book, All I Ever Wanted.
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.
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.
Tune in for Grace’s weekly Monday Night Twilight Hour.
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.
Boogie is teaming up with 1800 Tequila for a stream to benefit live music professionals affected by COVID.