Artists are Bringing Music to Your Living Room in Response to COVID-19

It feels like everyday and every hour, a concert or major festival is crossed off the calendar or pushed forward several months. But that hasn’t stopped musicians and artists from coming through and live-streaming their concerts (usually to an empty venue) or simply playing music from their homes as they self-isolate. Check out the list below of the live streams you can enjoy to keep your concert-going experience alive and well:

[March 26th, 2020]

  • Bandsintown Live Stream

The concert event listing site, Bandsintown, is doing a two-day live stream of several bands including Taking Back Sunday & Sofi Tukker. You can check it out Thursday and Friday here. Donations will go toward the Musicares COVID-19 Relief Fund.

  • Laura Marling

Laura Marling has been posting daily guitar lessons featuring the most requested tunes from the audience. You can check these out daily on Instagram Live at 3PM.

  • Frank Turner

Folk artist Frank Turner is back with another live streamed performance at 4PM. He’ll be playing his album, Sleep is for the Weak and proceeds will go to Nambucca, a venue that has had to temporarily close. You can check it out here. 

  • Sarah Harmer

Canadian folk singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer is going live on Facebook and Instagram at 8PM to perform.

  • Waxahatchee & Kevin Morby

Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby are joining forces again to celebrate Waxahatchee’s new album.

You can hear them live tonight at 8PM by tuning in to here.

[March 25th, 2020]

  • Miley Cyrus’ “Bright Minded”

Miley is hosting a full lineup of awesome talents today, including Reese Witherspoon, Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha and Hillary Duff.

You can check it out on Instagram Live at 2:30PM.

  • AWOLNATION

AWOLNATION’s Aaron Bruno has been hosting a daily show on Instagram. Today’s episode features Dan Mackagan of Guns N Roses. You can check it out at 3PM here.

  • Charli XCX

Charli XCX is bringing you a live streamed DJ set as part of the online queer community party Club Quarantine’s schedule of live sets, tonight at 9PM. You can check it out here but it does require a password and it can hold up to 1000 people. The password to get into the event will be posted on the Club Q Instagram page at 9PM.

  • Weyes Blood

Coming off the news that their Australian tour would have to end early, Weyes Blood wanted to continue to bring the live music. They’re performing a live stream through Pitchfork’s Instagram at 10PM.

[March 24th, 2020]

  • Camp Cope’s Mini-Festival

Alt-rock band Camp Cope are hosting a leg of the Distant Together: Lost in Your Living Room online music festival which features  several artists. It kicks off at 3:30PM and you can tune in here.

  • Foals’ Listening Party 

You can enjoy a live stream of indie-rock band Foals as they have a listening party for their very first album, Antidotes, in celebration of its 12th anniversary. Check it out on Instagram at 2PM.

  • Vagabon & SASAMI’s Online Performance

These two indie icons are coming together to host a joint Instagram live concert. You can check it out at 3:30PM here.

[March 20th, 2020]

  • Jeremy Dutcher

Unfortunately Polaris prize winning musician and singer Jeremy Dutcher had to cancel upcoming tour dates but we can celebrate in his music from the comfort of home as he’s bringing us a show live on Facebook on Friday at 3:30PM.

  • Erykah Badu’s “Apocalypse One: Live Interactive Experiment from Badubotron” 

Multi-talented R&B artist Erykah Badu will be broadcasting from live from her Instagram this weekend. There is a $1 entry fee.

[March 19, 2020]

Luck Reunion Presents “‘Til Further Notice”, reporting live from nowhere.

  • Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion Tour: 

When Willie Nelson’s annual Luck Reunion Festival got cancelled, that didn’t stop him. He announced he’d host a digital live stream called Luck Presents: ‘Til Further Notice and it features several of the artists from the original lineup including himself and his sons Lukas and Micah, Margo Price & Jeremy Ivey, and Jewel.

You can check it out on the Luck Reunion websiteFacebook & Twitch at 7PM.  

 

  • Waxahatchee & Kevin Morby

Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby are coming together to perform tonight. They shared the evening will include tunes, guests and a nice time!

You can hear them live tonight at 9PM by tuning in to Waxahatchee’s Instagram Live.

  • Indigo Girls 

Folk duo Indigo Girls will light up your social media tonight with a chill set while taking fan questions.

Check it out on Facebook live at 6PM.

[Repeating Live Streams]

  • #TogetherAtHome Series

Chris Martin of Coldplay began a new online series called Together at Home when he went live on Instagram on March 16th. From there we saw John Legend, Niall Horan & Common perform.

Follow along with the hashtag #TogetherAtHome for the latest performances.

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  • Iskwē’s Live from My Living Room Series 

Iskwē is hosting daily chats with other artists and answering fan questions to boot. She spoke with Ria Mae and has plans to chat with Hello Begonia.

You can tune into her chats via Instagram Live at 7PM.

 

  • Billboard’s “Live-At-Home Series”

You can tune into performances from a number of artists directly out of their homes from Billboard’s Facebook page. Yesterday, Jojo, Luke Bryan, Josh Groban among others performed throughout the day.

  • Ben Gibbard’s Daily Performances 

Ben Gibbard has been sharing live videos of him performing various tunes. So far, he’s covered Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees”, New Order’s “Ceremony” and of course plenty of classic tunes from his own band, Death Cab for Cutie, including “Technicolor Girls.”

In case you missed it – good news. All of Gibbard’s videos can be found here here.

To see him live, you can tune in on Facebook and Youtube at 7PM.

  • Charli XCX’s Instagram Live Chats

Charli XCX is hosting daily hangouts with other musicians and artists. She spoke with Christine & the Queens to kick things off. She’s got plans to live stream her workout with Diplo, and chat with Rita Ora and Kim Petras and take an art lesson from Clairo.

They air on her Instagram Live channel at 12PM.

  • Neil Young’s Fireside Sessions 

Neil Young shared that he is planning to live stream from his living room and share in music and time together. He hasn’t set a date just yet, but says it will stream from his website, the Neil Young Archives.

  • Miley Cyrus

Miley is hosting an episode-style show called Bright Minded featuring live streams of her chatting with other iconic celebs.

You can check it out on Instagram Live at 2:30PM.

  • Rufus Wainwright’s “Musical Everydays”

Rufus Wainwright has been performing a song a day on his piano and sharing it on his Instagram.

  • Christine & the Queens

French pop star Christine and the Queens has been hosting a daily live streamed hangout and she promises “guests and weird concepts” will be included.

Check it daily on Instagram Live at 6PM.

And if you needed something to listen to between live streamed shows…

[Playlists You Can Take With You]

  • Matt Berninger of the National has shared a social distancing playlist on Spotify, called Social Distancing Distortion.

  • Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene has his own take called Calm Jams for the Time of Now.

  • Phoebe Bridgers has a playlist to share too, and it’s got a brilliant name – “Catch Me Inside.”

[And even more fun…]

  • Jordan Rakei Makes Up a Song on the Spot

If you missed the nearly two hour live stream on Friday, Jordan Rakei walks viewers through the creation of a song out of thin air along with the behind-the-scenes of all the software he’s using.

Did we miss any live streams you’d like to share? Comment below!

And feel free to check back. We’ll be updating this as new streams are announced. 

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