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Livestreams: What to Watch on Youtube, Instagram and More, April 17th

Featuring Robyn, NAS, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, a classic Grateful Dead concert, and more

Robyn at Austin City Limits 2019, photo by Amy Price
Robyn at Austin City Limits 2019, photo by Amy Price
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    With all tours and events grounded because of the coronavirus, artists have been using livestreaming to stay close to their fans. Today’s packed schedule includes live performances from Robyn, NAS, Sylvan Esso, Lido Pimienta, Colin Meloy, and The Tallest Man on Earth. Plus, Grateful Dead are streaming The Grateful Dead Movie, Jamie Lee Curtis is hosting a screening of The Hunger Games, The Wonders are reuniting for a watch party of That Thing You Do!, and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are premiering a new concert film.

    Jackie Venson Takes Over Consequence of Sound’s Instagram

    When: Friday, April 17th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Instagram

    Jackie Venson will play a concert and break down one of her songs on our Instagram page beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT.


    Paul McCartney

    When: Friday, April 17th at 12:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Spotify

    Paul McCartney will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his solo debut by hosting an exclusive album playback on Spotify.


    Pink Floyd

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    When: Friday, April 17th at 12:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: YouTube

    Pink Floyd will launch their new YouTube concert series by streaming their 1995 concert film, Pulse, in full for free.


    La Blogothèque’s “Stay Away Shows

    When: Friday, April 17th 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 7pm Paris time, 2pm NYC time, 11am 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 Hanni El Khatib.


    Robyn

    When: Friday, April 17th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Facebook and YouTube

    Robyn will launch Konichiwa TV with a special DJ set from Club DOMO in Stockholm.


    Colin Meloy

    When: Friday, April 17th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Instagram

    Colin Meloy of The Decemberists will play a solo set on his Instagram. He’ll play “songs of love and loss and ghost children.”


    The Tallest Man on Earth

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    When: Friday, April 17th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Facebook

    The Tallest Man on Earth will play “Weather of a Killing King” and other songs from his room and stream it live on Instagram.


    ReConnect

    When: Friday, April 17th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Facebook

    Beatport is hosting “ReConnect. A Global Music Series” benefiting COVID relief efforts starting Friday, April 17th at 3:00 p.m. EDT on the Beatport Facebook page. Participating DJs include Modeselektor, Boys Noize, Claude VonStroke, Maceo Plex, Sasha, Claptone, and Erick Morillo.


    The Sounds

    When: Friday, April 17th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: YouTube

    Swedish indie-rockers The Sounds will perform a free “Safe and Sound” concert which will be broadcast live from the premier local venue The KB in their hometown of Malmö, Sweden on Friday, April 17th at 3:00 p.m. EDT They will be performing and debuting songs from their first new album in seven years entitled Things We Do For Love (out June 12, 2020), including their new singles “Things We Do For Love” and “Safe and Sound”. The event will be a full production concert of fan favorites from their previous six albums that “you can dance and rock out to while safely social distancing at home.”


    Melissa Etheridge

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    When: Friday, April 17th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Facebook

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


    “Pickathon: A Concert A Day”

    When: Friday, April 17th at 4:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Facebook, Twitch, 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 of Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.


    Grouplove’s “Homie Fest”

    When: Friday, April 17th at 4:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Instagram

    Grouplove is hosting their first-ever “Homie Fest” on their Instagram on Friday, April 17th at 4:00 p.m. EDT.  The event will feature performances by Grouplove, Andy Hull (Manchester Orchestra), Katie Gavin (MUNA), Kevin Devine, Le Shiv, and Jealous Of The Birds – the latter two originally slated as support on Grouplove’s postponed national headline tour.


    Hanson & Shelby Lynne

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    When: Friday, April 17th at 5:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: YouTube

    Hanson and Shelby Lynne will participate in the latest installment of Paste Magazine’s “The Happiest Hour”.


    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

    When: Friday, April 17th at 6:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Vimeo

    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will premiere their new concert film, Chunky Shrapnel, which captures the group’s 2019 European tour. The film is streaming for 24 hours only on Vimeo and costs $10.00 to rent.

    Chunky Shrapnel was made for the cinema but as both concerts and films are currently outlawed, it feels poetic to release a concert-film digitally right now,” the band’s Stu Mackenzie says of the film.


    Donita Sparks’ “The Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparks”

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    When: Friday, April 17th at 6:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: YouTube

    Prolific artist and grunge-punk legend Donita Sparks is known for her fierce live shows and biting lyrical wit. Unable to deliver her singular brand of raucous rock and roll to fans in the flesh at this time, Donita is hosting a weekly absurdist variety show on the “We Are Hear: On The Air’’ streaming network. The Hi-Low Show will keep viewers on the edge of their couch cushions with music and art performances including special guests.


    Click the next page to see even more livestreams taking place today.

    Brendan Benson’s “Boy in a Bubble”

    When: Friday, April 17th 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.


    Amanda Shires’ “I So Lounging”

    When: Friday, April 17th 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.


    Vance Joy

    When: Friday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: YouTube

    Vance Joy will stream a recording of his 2018 concert at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia on YouTube. Two separate airings are scheduled for this weekend, the first of which takes place Friday at 7:00 p.m. EDT.


    The Wonders’ That Thing You Do! Watch Party

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    When: Friday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: YouTube

    The Wonders, the fictional band from That Thing You Do!, will reunite for a live watch party of the movie on Zoom.

    The online event doubles as a fundraiser for COVID relief and a tribute to Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne, who wrote the hit single that propels the band to fame in the film. Schlesinger recently died from the virus.

    The screening will be followed by a Q&A session featuring audience queries. Fans can submit questions in advance via the cast’s social media accounts.

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    John Krasinski’s Virtual Prom

    When: Friday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: YouTube

    The Office star John Krasinski is hosting a virtual prom for high school students on YouTube live. An extension of his new series Some Good News, the digital prom promises “surprise guests.” Attendees are encouraged to dress in formal attire.


    Lewis Capaldi

    When: Friday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: YouTube

    As part of iHeartRadio’s “First Responder Friday”, Lewis Capaldi will perform a 30-minute set on YouTube.


    “Music Lives 2020”

    When: Friday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: LivexLive.com

    Beginning April 17th, LivexLive is producing “Music Lives 2020”, a global 48-hour music festival in partnership with TikTok that will be streaming on LivexLive.com and all of its social apps. The event will benefit MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund, which will provide financial support for our peers in the music industry affected by the Coronavirus crisis.

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    Over 50 artists are confirmed to participate, including Nas, J Balvin, Swae Lee, Trippie Redd, Big Gigantic,  and more.


    Lido Pimienta

    When: Friday, April 17th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Instagram

    Lido Pimienta will celebrate the release of her new album, Miss Colombia, by taking over Pitchfork’s Instagram Live at 8:00 p.m. EDT to perform songs from the album from her home. The performance will direct viewers to a GoFundMe page that is collecting resources for Wayuu families quarantined in Colombia due to the coronavirus pandemic.


    Skylar Gudasz

    When: Friday, April 17th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Instagram

    Skyler Gudasz will celebrate the release of her new album, Cinema, with an Instagram livestream performance.


    Slyvan Esso

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    When: Friday, April 17th at 8:01 p.m. EDT

    Where: Instagram

    Sylvan Esso will play a live set as part of Levi’s “5:01 LIVE” Instagram series.


    Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Stream”

    When: Friday, April 17th at 8:30 p.m. EDT

    Where: YouTube

    Grateful Dead will continue their new YouTube concert series “Shakedown Stream” with a screening of The Grateful Dead Movie. Originally released in 1977, the Jerry Garcia-directed feature captured the group’s five-night concert stint in San Francisco in 1974.


    Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies

    When: Friday, April 17th 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 The Hunger Games, hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis.

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    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 17th 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.


    DJ Questlove Presents

    When: Friday, April 17th at 9:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: YouTube

    Questlove will play a live DJ set on The Roots’ YouTube channel.


    Drew Holcomb’s “Kitchen Covers”

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    When: Friday, April 17th 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. EST via Instagram and Facebook. So far, he’s covered songs by The Avett Brothers, Tom Petty, U2, and Kenny Rogers.


    Frankie Cosmos

    When: Friday, April 17th 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.”


    Diplo’s “Corona World Tour”

    When: Friday, April 17th 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. EST; a mixed-bag “Ronatronix” set Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. EST (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. EST; ambient “Corona Sabbath Fridays” at 10:00 p.m. EST; and a good, old fashioned “Coronight Feve”r rave Saturday nights at 11:00 p.m. EST.

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    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 17th at 10:15 p.m. EDT

    Where: Instagram

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


    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. EST, with each evening featuring two artists from different countries performing live via Royal Mountain’s Instagram.

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    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.


    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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