Live from the Living Room: This Week’s Artist Live Streams (8/3-8/9)

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).


11:00 a.m. — …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead (tickets)

The second of Trail of Dead’s planned live stream tour airs this Friday.

3:00 p.m. — Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires (stream/details)

Catch Amanda covering Richard Buckner and Jason covering Bon Iver.

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

Ahead of their planned drive-in shows, TFB are playing tunes on Twitch this afternoon.

4:00 p.m. — Long Neck, Adult Mom, Why Bonnie, and more (stream/details)

Krissanthemum and Goodie round out the debut episode of Long Neck’s henceforth weekly Around the Campfire.

5:30 p.m. — The Weeknd (RSVP/details)

All proceeds from The Weeknd Experience benefit the Equal Justice Initiative.

5:30 p.m. — Washed Out (stream/details)

With their new record out today, Washed Out is playing a full band set tonight.



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

Phil Elverum welcomes you to distractedly chat with him in the sidebar as he premieres his new album-length single paired with a visual on YouTube.

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

MoMAPS1 and Creative Independent present a chat with and performance from Tia Cabral.

12:30 p.m. — Ride (tickets/details)

Get your tix for a Ride live set (and Q&A) benefitting The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.

5:00 p.m. — Rick Ross vs. 2 Chainz (stream/details)

The rappers go head-to-head on the latest episode of Verzuz.

5:30 p.m. — Washed Out (stream/details)

Washed Out is hosting a listening party for his new LP Purple Noon a few hours before it’s released.


12:00 p.m. — Chuck D and B-Real (stream/details)

The respective members of Public Enemy and Cyprus Hill are taking over the Rock and Roll HOF’s IG today for a conversation.

4:00 p.m. — Nicole Atkins, Kurt Vile, Marissa Nadler (stream/details)

Kurt, Marissa, Anna Copa Cabanna, and John Gallagher Jr. join Nicole for a Steel Porch set.

5:00 p.m. — Amanda Shires, Liza Anne, Becca Mancari, and more (stream/details)

Proceeds from Voices for Change will benefit ACLU of Tennessee and CHOICES.

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

SummerStage welcomes Katie Crutchfield to their stage.

6:00 p.m. — Sen Morimoto and Tasha (stream/details)

Sen and Tasha have rescheduled their recent “abruptly cancelled” set.


3:00 p.m. — Phoebe Bridgers (details/stream)

KEXP’s Live at Home series continues with a set from Phoebe.

4:30 p.m. — Jim Jarmusch and John Waters (tickets & details)

Murmrr and Community Bookstore bring the two directors together for a chat.

5:00 p.m. — Ohmme (tickets/details)

Catch Ohmme on Baby’s All Right’s


9:00 a.m. — Best Coast, Manchester Orchestra, The Districts, Waxahatchee, Hop Along, Nada Surf (stream)

NPR is streaming sets from a handful of artists for day 4 of Musik Fest 2020.


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