Live from the Living Room: This Week’s Artist Live Streams (5/26-5/31)
Your weekly itinerary for CDC-approved live music experiences.
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).
9:00 a.m. — Rhye (stream & details)
Join Rhye’s morning meditation, and make sure to drop a donation for MusiCares COVID Relief Fund.
2:00 p.m. — Chromeo (DJ set), James Petralli of White Denim (tickets & details)
Live From Out There Virtual Festival runs all weekend.
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We're coming right up on the anniversary of my debut album, 'because i was in love', and we're celebrating with my very own livestream performance this Friday. A portion of proceeds is going to @nivassoc to save our independent venues. Tickets are available at the link in bio. Here's a newer version of an older one… Video by #seandurkin
SVE celebrates the anniversary of her debut album by playing it in full.
It’s Polyvinyl Power Hour on Audiotree’s Twitch stream this afternoon and evening, featuring sets from fourteen of the label’s finest.
4:00 p.m. — Orville Peck (details)
Have yourself an Orville experience in VR.
Saint Vitus welcomes Kristin Hayter to their Age of Quarantine convo series.
Napa’s BottleRock kicks off a new weekly series featuring videos from past festivals to raise funds for the fest’s staff and the Napa Valley Food Bank.
Castle Pasture, Rug, and Naomi Alligator will also be playing BABY.tv tonight.
Our friend Marty will be spinning records this evening to benefit the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
1:00 p.m. — Hiss Golden Messenger (stream)
Pickathon will air HGM’s 2015 set for their daily stream.
Superorganism are hosting a DJ set/house party/Q&A session.
4:00 p.m. — Larkin Poe (tickets)
LP’s second scheduled happy hour will feature more conversations and live music from the duo.
Sadie and Johanna will be playing a Wax Nine showcase on BABY.tv.
1:00 p.m. — Courtney Marie Andrews (stream)
Pickathon will air CMA’s 2019 set for their daily stream.
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Well I’m thrilled to be part of this! #smithsonianpride is a virtual time capsule with some performances from myself and all the names listened here @petshopboys @indigogirlsmusic @rufuswainwright !!! And so many more! May 31st at 8pm EDT. @smithsonian @brightestyoungthings kicking off #pridemonth #pride #lgbtq? #lgbtq
5:00 p.m. — Project Pride feat. Big Freedia, Pet Shop Boys, (register)
Bright Light Bright Light, Dorian Electra, mxmtoon, and plenty more artists will also be playing the virtual concert curated by Smithsonian.
Post World Radio is hosting an all-day Shea Stadium Takeover, featuring an eleven-band bill.
Post-punks Viagra Boys’ 2019 set will be Pickathon’s daily Concert a Day pick.
Radiohead’s sharing a live set dating all the way back to 1994 today.
The mental health awareness project Stronger Than You Think will be streaming talks and performances all afternoon, and will feature an appearance from Glenn Close.
VICE’s latest Night In stream also features sets from Faye Webster and Claud.
7:00 p.m. — Questlove’s Potluck (details)
Join Tiffany Haddish, Black Thought, Olivia Wilde, and plenty more for Q’s virtual dinner party, airing on Food Network.
1:00 p.m. — Shovels & Rope (stream)
Pickathon revisits S&R’s 2018 set.
Tributes continue to pour in for Great Scott/O’Brien’s—this one courtesy of Allston Pudding.
FlyLo will be going live for Pitchfork.
Brian and Laura will be Sittin’ Around at [their respective] Home[s] to talk songwriting.
Moses and Nick will be playing MoMA’s PS1 Benefit with all donations going to Innocence Project, the Prison Watch Program of the American Friends Service Committee, and MoMA PS1.
Doug will be going solo for Noise Pop’s No Place Like Home series.
Pickathon kicks it back to 2018 with a set from Ezra Furman.
2:00 p.m. — Car Seat Headrest (details)
CSH is taking cover requests for his set this afternoon.
NPR welcomes Bowerbirds for their Live Sessions series.
Josh’s weekly Silo Sessions is returning today with the theme “aspirational.”
Phoebe’s live stream tour is kicking off today with a kitchen set for Hooligan Mag.
Tickets for Jess’ set are pay-what-you-can on Noon Chorus.