Live from the Living Room: This Week’s Artist Live Streams (9/14-9/20)

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).


10:00 a.m. — Fenne Lily (stream/details)

Fenne Lily will be playing Rough Trade’s Transmissions this morning.

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6:00 p.m. — Ted Leo, Algiers, Mike Watt, and more (stream/details)

D.C. venue Black Cat celebrates 27 years with a night of live sets.


10:00 a.m. — José Gonzalez (stream/details)

José is playing a fundraising set for The Life You Can Save, a poverty relief charity.

12:00 p.m. — Perfume Genius (tickets/details)

Join Mike Hadreas for a live acoustic performance from the Palace Theater benefiting Immigration Equality.

2:00 p.m. — Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals (stream/details)

.Paak is doing the Fortnite thing.

2:00 p.m. — NOFX, Slightly Stoopid, Fishbone (tickets/details)

Catch the punks at Fat Mike’s house in Van Nuys with appearances from Laura Jane Grace, Avenged Sevenfold, and more.

5:00 p.m. — Fair Fight Fest, feat. Jim James, Hiss Golden Messenger, SASAMI, King Tuff, Skullcrusher, and more (tickets)

The evening of sets aims to raise funds to ensure fairer elections and encourage voter registration.

5:00 p.m. — Deer Tick (stream & details)

Deer Tick present: Please Freakin’ Vote, a Voter Registration Day celebration in which they’ll play their 2009 album Born on Flag Day in full.


5:00 p.m. — Fair Fight Fest, feat. Shamir, Fruit Bats, IAN SWEET, Ben Lee, Tasha, and more (tickets)

The evening of sets aims to raise funds to ensure fairer elections and encourage voter registration.



4:00 p.m. — Jesse Malin with Run-DMC’s DMC and Bad Brains’ H.R. (tickets/details)

The latest episode of The Fine Art of Self Distancing fill feature Jesse and his band playing through Glitter in the Gutter.

6:00 p.m. — Do Re #MeToo feat. Laura Jane Grace, Margaret Cho, members of The Go-Go’s and Veruca Salt, and more (tickets/details)

Donations from the event support the Abortion Access Front.

6:00 p.m. — Kevin Morby (tickets/details)

More Morby on Noon Chorus—he’ll be playing his 2014 album Still Life this week.

6:00 p.m. — Matmos (stream/details)

Matmos bring their latest experiment to life on Bandcamp.


1:00 p.m. — Mo Troper (stream)

Portland’s Black Book Guitars welcomes Mo for a free-to-stream set.

4:00 p.m. — David Bazan (stream)

Pedro the Lion’s David Bazan returns for another Wednesday live stream.

4:00 p.m. — Delta Spirit (stream)

NPR welcomes the West Coast rockers for a live set.

6:00 p.m. — The Suffers (tickets/details)

Catch the R&B group’s set on Noon Chorus.

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

Chicago’s The Hideout welcomes Melkbelly for a live set from their venue.

8:00 p.m. — Naked Giants (stream/details)

Naked Giants are playing a set to benefit Nurturing Roots Farm, a community farm focused on education and empowerment.


10:00 a.m. — mxmtoon (stream/details)

S2:E2 of La Blogotheque drops with an additional set from Jonah Yano.

6:00 p.m. — The Killers (RSVP/details)

The Killers bring Imploding the Mirage to Pandora Live.


7:00 p.m. — Blitzen Trapper (stream/details)

Eric Earley plays a set from Portland’s Music Millennium to raise money for fire relief.


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