Live from the Living Room: This Week’s Artist Live Streams (7/20-7/26)

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).


ALL DAY — Rave the Vote: Episode 1 (RSVP/details)

Join a stacked lineup of DJs for sessions and interviews in support of voter registration.

ALL DAY — IMVU’s Spirit World 2020 feat. Pussy Riot (stream/details)

Day two of the fest will also feature Sonniku, Lyra Pramuk, and plenty more.

10:00 a.m. — Liza Anne (stream/details)

Liza Anne’s Bad Vacation tour comes to an end this morning with a set for Rough Trade.

1:00 p.m. — IDLES and The National (stream/details)

Members of IDLES and The National test their musical knowledge on the former’s series Dumb & Drumber.

2:30 p.m. — Big Thief Masterclass: Creating Your Sound (register/details)

Adrianne Lenker and her band will be guiding aspiring musicians with this masterclass benefiting The People’s Bodega.


ALL DAY — IMVU’s Spirit World 2020 feat. Yves Tumor (stream/details)

Day two of the fest will also feature Hannah Diamond, Spirit Twin, and plenty more.

1:00 p.m. — Boulevards (stream)

Revisit Boulevards’ 2016 Pickathon set.

2:00 p.m. — FADER Fort 2.0 feat. Soccer Mommy, Terrace Martin, Jeff Rosenstock (stream/details)

Charly Bliss, KennyHoopla, and many more will play the virtual event.

3:00 p.m. — Pete Yorn (tickets & details)

Pete plays through his breakthrough LP Musicforthemorningafter in this acoustic set.

5:00 p.m. — BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival (stream/details)

Common, Angelique Kidjo, Junglepussy, The Tallest Man on Earth, and more will be a part of the two-day celebration.

5:00 p.m. — DaBaby (tickets)

$5 will get you into DaBaby’s ninety-minute set.

3:20 p.m. — Lucy Dacus (tickets/details)

Angelique Francis, Lightning Dust, and others will also be playing Calgary Folk Fest.

5:00 p.m. — BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival (stream/details)

Common, Angelique Kidjo, Junglepussy, The Tallest Man on Earth, and more will be a part of the two-day celebration.



10:00 a.m. — Deerhoof and Tim Heidecker (stream)

Greg and Satomi from Deerhoof welcome Tim to their Office Hours Live stream.

12:00 p.m. — Helado Negro (stream/details)

Creative Independent and MoMA PS1 host Helado as part of their Room Tone series.

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

Oceanator will be playing covers and original songs on Twitch this afternoon.

4:00 p.m. — Jesse Malin, Butch Walker, Willie Nile (tickets/details)

Jesse’s Fine Art of Self Distancing stream will also include a conversation with photographer Mick Rock.

5:00 p.m. — Cakes Da Killa (stream/details)

Cakes, Deli Girls, and more will be playing IMVU’s Spirit World stream tonight on Twitch.

5:00 p.m. — MOZIAH (stream)

Rapper MOZIAH will be taking over Rock Music Hall’s IG Live for a set.

7:00 p.m. — Thao & the Get Down Stay Down (tickets & details)

Thao is going live with SF’s Asian Art Museum.


10:00 a.m. — Jeff Rosenstock (stream/details)

Jeff is playing a set for Rough Trade in the a.m., as well as a set for Pitchfork at 2 p.m.

4:00 p.m. — H.C. McEntire (stream/details)

H.C. is playing music from her garden for Duke’s Music in Your Gardens series.

5:00 p.m. — Snoop Dogg and DMX (stream/details)

Snoop and DMX go at it on the latest episode of Verzuz.


12:00 p.m. — JARV IS (stream/details)

Jarvis Cocker is playing his new album “Live from the Centre of the Earth” on YouTube.

1:00 p.m. — Lido Pimienta (stream)

Re-experience LP’s set from Pickathon last year.

6:00 p.m. — Circuit de Yeux (tickets/details)

Haley Fohr is playing a takeaway show, with 25 percent of proceeds going to Healthy Hood Chicago.


10:00 a.m. — The Magnetic Fields (stream/details)

Stephin Merritt is playing Rough Trade’s daily Transmissions set.

6:00 p.m. — Marcus King (tickets/details)

Marcus is joined tonight by Billy Strings and Maggie Rose on his weekly Four of a Kind series.


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