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Livestreams: What to Watch on YouTube, Instagram and More, April 24th

on April 24, 2020, 1:46pm
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With all planned tours and music events on hold because of the the ongoing pandemic, artists have turned to livestreaming to connect with their fans. Today’s schedule is absolutely packed. Pink Floyd and Foo Fighters are streaming classic concert films, while Grateful Dead are premiering previously unseen performance footage.

Among the artists playing live sets today are The War on Drugs, (Sandy) Alex G, Joan Jett, and Amanda Shires with Jason Isbell. Plus, Post Malone is staging a Nirvana tribute concert and 100 gecs are signing onto Minecraft.

There are also several virtual festivals taking place, including Earth Day Live 2020, which promises performances from Flying Lotus, Dave Matthews, BROCKHAMPTON, KT Tunstall, Riz Ahmed, Sofi Tukker, Tank and the Bangas, and more. PlayOn Fest also launches today with rare concert footage from Coldplay, Weezer, Flaming Lips, Portugal. The Man, Death Cab for Cutie, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, and others. The Fyre Festival BJ guy, Andy King, is hosting Room Service Music Festival with Chromeo, Gallant, Yungblud, Zeds Dead, Mt. Joy, Big Gigantic, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and more. Plus, there’s the Under One Roof benefit with Ben Folds, 9th Wonder, Anthony Hamilton, and Tift Merritt.

Check out the complete schedule below.

Earth Day Live 2020

When: Friday, April 24th

Where: EarthDayLive2020.org

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the three-day Earth Day Live 2020 event features content aimed to inspire, empower, and education. Wednesday highlights Earth Day and youth climate strikes, Thursday is about divestment and climate financing, and Friday focuses on voter registration and political engagement.

Guests scheduled to appear over the three days include Jack Johnson, Local Natives, Lil Dicky, Jason Mraz, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Tank and the Bangas, The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo), Tim Heidecker, Al Gore, Secretary John Kerry, Mark Ruffalo, Joaquin Phoenix, Ani DiFranco, Chelsea Handler, Cody Simpson, Devendra Banhart, Alyssa Milano, Moby, Michael Franti, Nahko, Patricia Arquette, Rachel Ray, Guster’s Adam Gardner, and more.

Today’s lineup includes Flying Lotus, Dave Matthews, KT Tunstall, Maxi Priest, Riz Ahmed, Sofi Tukker, Tank and the Bangas, Guster’s Adam Gardner, Cody Simpson, Stella McCartney, John Kerry, Jane Fonda, Al Gore, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Find the full schedule here.


PlayOn Fest

When: Friday, April 24th – Sunday, April 26th

Where: YouTube

Warner Music Group is holding PlayOn Fest all weekend, hosting a nearly 72-hour continue stream of festival and arena performances from music’s biggest names. Benefiting the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response, the event features rare concert footage from Warner’s vaults previously unavailable on YouTube.

Today’s shows come from Coldplay, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Portugal. The Man, Death Cab for Cutie, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, The War on Drugs, Alt-J and more. Find the full schedule here.


Room Service Music Festival

When: Friday, April 24th – Sunday, April 26th

Where: YouTube

Andy King, one of the producers for Fyre Festival who became famous after the Netflix doc Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, hosts the three-day Room Service Music Festival this weekend. Scheduled performers include Chromeo, Gallant, Yungblud, Zeds Dead, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Mt. Joy, RAC, Big Gigantic, Adam Melchor, Channel Tres, and Clean Bandit.


Pearl Jam’s “Gigaton Visual Experience”

When: Friday, April 24th at 12:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Apple TV

Beginning April 24th, Pearl Jam present the “Gigaton Visual Experience” for free on Apple TV in over 100 countries. The immersive release features a full playback of their latest album Gigaton. Accompanying the music are vivid visuals curated and created by Evolve, the same filmmakers who helmed “Dance of the Clairvoyants”, Pearl Jam’s first official video in seven years.

After the seven days of streaming, the release will be available for purchase and rental.


SiriusXM’s #StageCouch

When: Friday, April 24th – Sunday, April 26th (12:00 p.m. EDT)

Where: SiriusXM and Instagram

Since Stagecoach Music Festival isn’t happening this weekend, SiriusXM’s The Highway (channel 56) is hosting #StageCouch. The broadcast promises performances from Thomas Rhett (Friday), Carrie Underwood (Saturday), and Erich Church (Sunday), along with include Midland, Ashley McBryde, Brandon Ratcliff, Dustin Lynch, Hailey Whitters, HARDY, Jon Pardi, LOCASH, Mitchell Tenpenny, Old Dominion, RaeLynn, and more.

Meanwhile, The Highway’s Instagram will feature live Q&As, line dancing, performances, and more. Today’s guest include cooking with Guy Fieri (11:00 a.m. EDT); a Q&A with Dustin Lynch (12:00 p.m. EDT); and performances by RaeLynn (3:00 p.m. EDT), Last Bandoleros (5:00 p.m. EDT), and HARDY (7:00 p.m. EDT).


Pink Floyd’s Live in Pompeii

When: Friday, April 24th at 12:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Pink Floyd continue their new YouTube concert series by streaming their classic 1972 concert film, Live at Pompeii, featuring the band performing in the historic Roman amphitheatre of Pompeii, Italy without an audience.


MTV Unplugged at Home: Monsta X

When: Friday, April 24th at 12:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

K-pop stars Monsta X perform a stripped-down, acoustic set for the newly relaunched MTV Unplugged at Home series.


Foo Fighters’ Live in Hyde Park

When: Friday, April 24th at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Foo Fighters are streaming their legendary 2006 performance at London’s Hyde Park for free on YouTube. The concert featured surprise appearances from Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister and the members of Queen.


Nathaniel Rateliff

WhenFriday, April 24th at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

All week, Chicago’s 101 WKQX host two shows a day as part of their “Quarantine Concert” series. First up today is Nathaniel Rateliff.


Arkells’ “Flatten the Curve Music Class”

When: Friday, April 24th at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

Every day from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT, Arkells host their “Flatten The Curve Music Class”.


La Blogothèque’s “Stay Away Shows”

When: Friday, April 24th at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

La Blogothèque is offering a new spin on its beloved “Take Away Shows” with “Stay Away Shows”. As they explain it, “We want our entire community and all music lovers to have access to their favourite artists and discover new talents during the confinement period. That’s why we’re launching the ‘Stay Away Shows’. Every day, at 7:00 p.m. Paris time, 2:00 p.m. NYC time, 11:00 a.m. LA time, on our Instagram, friends from The Blogothèque will come and play a live show with a lot of surprises. Please, stay home, stay safe.”

Today’s performer is Olivia Dean.


The Killers

When: Friday, April 24th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

The Killers had scheduled a live Instagram Q&A for last week, but had to reschedule because they instead performed on Lady Gaga’s One World: Together at Home Global Citizen Festival. The makeup date is scheduled for today at 3:00 p.m. EDT.


Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men

When: Friday, April 24th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

Billboard’s “Live At-Home Concert” series continues with a performance from Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men.


Melissa Etheridge

When: Friday, April 24th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

Melissa Etheridge is performing live on Facebook everyday at 3:00 p.m. EDT.


Joan Jett

When: Friday, April 24th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

Joan Jett is the latest guest on Rolling Stone’s “In My Room” IG series. With the show presented by Gibson, Jett is also auctioning off an autographed, limited-edition Gibson Joan Jett ES 339 electric guitar (of which only 150 were made) to benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 REleief Fund. Place a bid here.


Kidz Bop’s “Daily Dance Break”

When: Friday, April 24th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

WhereYouTube

For a way to move and stay active together with your kids, tune into Kidz Bop’s “Daily Dance Break” with the Kidz Bop Kids, highlighting a different Dance Along video every day at 3:00 p.m. EDT.


“Pickathon: A Concert A Day”

When: Friday, April 24th at 4:00 p.m. EDT

Where: FacebookTwitch, and YouTube

Pickathon Music Festival has announced “A Concert A Day”, an initiative to help musicians and artist communities through the Recording Academy’s MUSICARES organization. During this time of hardship, with so many artists unable to tour and so many people stuck at home, Pickathon is opening the vaults to premiere one full concert a day for 60 days, streaming for free on Facebook, Amazon Music’s Twitch channel, and on YouTube.

Today’s performance is from Andrew Bird.


Club Quarantäne

When: Friday, April 24th at 4:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Club Quarantäne

Clubs may be shut down, but the virtual rave continues at Club Quarantäne. From 4:00 p.m. EDT Friday to 6:00 a.m. EDT Sunday morning, the international club presents 38 hours of continuous sets from Ben UFO, Jayda G, Dax J, Beautiful Swimmers, MoMa Ready, Ash Lauryn, FJAAK, Tijana T, Slikback, and more.


Man Man

When: Friday, April 24th at 4:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

Man Man mastermind Honus Honus hosts his quirky “From Honie Pond” shower sessions every week day on Instagram live. Tune in to chat with the frontman and see who drops in for a surprise chat.


Blackberry Smoke

When: Friday, April 24th at 5:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

Blackberry Smoke are holding a “Pandemic Crib Jam” on Facebook.


En Vogue

When: Friday, April 24th at 5:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook and YouTube

R&B legends En Vogue are streaming an exclusive interview hosted by actress Holly Robinson-Peete, followed by a special performance from the trio’s California homes.


Brendan Benson’s “Boy in a Bubble”

When: Friday, April 24th at 5:20 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

The Raconteurs’ Brendan Benson has announced “Boy In A Bubble”, a daily series of livestreamed solo performances. Benson will perform one song per day, pulling from all points of his storied career and premiering material from his upcoming solo album Dear Life.


Post Malone Covers Nirvana

When: Friday, April 24th at 6:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Post Malone is throwing “Stay Home and Jam #WithMe”, a livestream concert during which he’ll perform a selection of “Nirvana hits and fan favorites.” The show benefits the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for The World Health Organization (WHO), with Google matching donations at a 2:1 rate up to $5 million.


(Sandy) Alex G

When: Friday, April 24th at 6:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

(Sandy) Alex G is delivering a performance on Pitchfork’s Instagram.


100 gecs’s “Square Garden Minecraft Festival”

When: Friday, April 24th at 6:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Minecraft and 100 gecs’ Website

100 gecs are holding a virtual festival on Minecraft to benefit Feeding America. Guests include Charli XCX, Kero Kero Bonito, Cashmere Cat, A.G.G Cook, Benny Blanco, Tommy Cash, Alice Gas, and more. You’ll need to be a Minecraft player to watch, but an audio stream will be playing on 100 gecs’ website.


Amanda Shires’ “I So Lounging”

When: Friday, April 24th at 6:30 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Amanda Shires has been staging daily live performances on YouTube with her husband Jason Isbell. Past performances have featured songs from her collaborative project The Highwomen and a cover of Warren Zevon.


Elvis Duran’s Stay at Home Ball

When: Friday, April 24th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Benefitting Project C.U.R.E., Elvis Duran’s “Stay at Home Ball” features performances from Alessia Cara, Charlie Puth, Echosmith, Hunter Hayes, JoJo, Kesha, KT Tunstall, Leslie Odom Jr., Lewis Capaldi, Meghan Trainor, Shinedown, Third Eye Blind’s Stephan Jenkins, The Revivalists’ David Shaw, Thomas Rhett, and Train. Bebe Rexha, Hailee Steinfeld, Niall Horan, and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz are also making special appearances.


“Under One Roof: A Benefit for North Carolina Artists”

When: Friday, April 24th – Sunday, April 26th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook and Twitch

North Carolina Arts Council, ComeHearNC.com and CLTure present “Under One Roof,” a livestream benefit concert for North Carolina artists. Raising funds for the North Carolina Arts Foundation, the event features performances from Ben Folds, 9th Wonder, Anthony Hamilton, Petey Pablo, Tift Merritt, Steep Canyon Ragres, Jim Lauderdale, and more.


The String Cheese Incident’s “Friday Night Cheese”

When: Friday, April 24th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Nugs.tv

The String Cheese Incident’s weekly “Friday Night Cheese” series broadcasts “classic incidents” at 8:00 p.m. EDT. This week’s show comes from April 15th, 2017 at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas.


Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Stream”

When: Friday, April 24th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Grateful Dead continue their new YouTube concert series “Shakedown Stream” with the debut of the never-before-released Live at Buckeye Lake from June 11th, 1993. Author Jesse Jarnow takes part in a pre-show chat with hosts David Lemieux and Gary Lambert, and fans can submit questions here.


Levi’s 5:01 Live: Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires

When: Friday, April 24th at 8:01 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

Levi’s “5:01 Live” streaming series continues today with a performance from Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires.


The War on Drugs

WhenFriday, April 24th at 9:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

All week, Chicago’s 101 WKQX host two shows a day as part of their “Quarantine Concert” series. Next up today is The War on Drugs.


Frankie Cosmos

When: Friday, April 24th at 9:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

Frankie Cosmos is playing live every Friday night on Instagram. Each week features a “fully diff [sic] set.”


Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies

When: Friday, April 24th at 9:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Lionsgate kicks off its new weekly series, “Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies”, with a free screening of Dirty Dancing, hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis.

To make the night even more of an event, Lionsgate has teamed up with Popcornopolis and SnackNation for several at-home snacking options. The latter company will be curating a movie-themed snack box with free shipping options.


Big Freedia’s “Friday Night Shakedown”

When: Friday, April 24th at 9:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook and Instagram Live

New Orleans’ Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, and her shake team perform live for fans every Friday night for the foreseeable future. “With all that’s happening right now, we need some joy and fun,” says Big Freedia. “Shakedown Fridays is a time for everyone to tune-in and shake with me and get some much-needed distraction from the news.”

Fans are encouraged to donate to the Greater New Orleans Disaster Relief Fund.


Drew Holcomb’s “Kitchen Covers”

When: Friday, April 24th at 9:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram and Facebook

Drew Holcomb is making the most of his time in self-quarantine by creating the “Kitchen Covers” series that streams every evening at 9:00 p.m. EDT via Instagram and Facebook. So far, he’s covered songs by The Avett Brothers, Tom Petty, U2, and Kenny Rogers.


Deftones’ Chino Moreno

When: Friday, April 24th at 10:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Twitch

Deftones frontman Chino Moreno is presenting a live DJ set on Twitch.


Porches

When: Friday, April 24th at 10:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

In lieu of his planned tour, Porches are streaming live from Instagram every night he was supposed to have a gig.


Diplo’s “Corona Sabbath Fridays”

When: Friday, April 24th at 10:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube, Twitch, and Instagram

For the duration of social distancing/quarantine practices in the U.S., Diplo will livestream DJ sets from his house five nights per week. The streams will be themed in line with Diplo’s interests: “A Very Lazer Sunday”, paying homage to his group, Major Lazer’s, dancehall and reggae roots airing Sundays at 7:00 p.m. EDT; a mixed-bag “Ronatronix” set Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. EDT (the name a throwback to the iconic Hollertronix parties that launched his career); country-flecked variety show “The Thomas Wesley Show Thursdays” at 10:00 p.m. EDT; ambient “Corona Sabbath Fridays” at 10:00 p.m. EDT; and a good, old fashioned “Coronight Fever” rave Saturday nights at 11:00 p.m. EDT.

Major publishers and record labels will allow the archived streams to live on YouTube and to be monetized by respective rights holders, with royalties being paid to all those whose music is played in the shows.


Jeff Tweedy and Family

When: Friday, April 24th at 10:15 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

Each evening at 10:15 p.m. EDT, Jeff Tweedy and his family perform on their @stuffinourhouse Instagram page.


Rufus Wainwright’s “Musical Everydays”

When: Daily

Where: Instagram

In a series he’s calling “Musical Everydays,” Rufus Wainwright is performing one song from his catalog everyday on piano. Early installments have seen him play “Grey Gardens”, “The Art Teacher”, and “Vibrate”.

“In these dire times, I want to share some music with you all from the warmth and comfort of our home in Los Angeles. Hopefully you’re at your homes with your loved ones as well. We have to stay positive and I feel that music and art are a large part of what gets us through times like these. It’s even more essential to be reminded about what it really means to be human: compassionate, caring, creative,” Wainwright says.


World Cafe & Royal Mountain’s “World Tour”

When: Daily

Where: Instagram

Royal Mountain Records and World Cafe have announced their co-presentation of the “World Tour” live stream series. The series runs nightly throughout April at 7:00 p.m. EDT, with each evening featuring two artists from different countries performing live via Royal Mountain’s Instagram.

Scheduled performers include Ezra Furman, Hatchie, Manchester Orchestra, Dan Boeckner, Hannah Georgas, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Beths, Nap Eyes, Tim Burgess, Moaning, Tim Baker, and more.

Today’s performers are Manchester Orchestra, Charly Bliss’ Eva Hendricks, and Mav Karlo.


Chad Smith’s Drum Covers

When: Daily

Where: Instagram

Each day, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith posts a video of himself drumming along to a classic song.

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