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Livestreams: What to Watch on YouTube, Instagram and More, April 19th

Featuring Erykah Badu, The xx's Romy Madley-Croft, The Lumineers, and another John Prine tribute concert

Erykah Badu, photo by Nina Corcoran
Erykah Badu, photo by Nina Corcoran
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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 livestream schedule includes Erykah Badu, The xx’s Romy Madley-Croft, Torres, The Lumineers, and Meg Myers. Plus, Shakey Graves, John Oates, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, and Hiss Golden Messenger will come together for another John Prine tribute concert.

    Kevin Devine Takes Over Consequence of Sound’s Instagram

    When: Sunday, April 19th at 4:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Instagram

    Kevin Devine will play a live set on our Instagram page beginning at 4:00 p.m. EDT


    Romy Madley-Croft

    When: Sunday, April 19th at 1:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Instagram

    The xx’s Romy Madley-Croft will share some news, debut new songs, and answer fan questions during an Instagram livestream.


    “Coop-to Coop”

    When: Sunday, April 19th at 1:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Instagram

    Mama Bird Recording Co. has announced a new livestream series called “Coop-to-Coop”. Each episode will pair two of the label’s artists to go song-for-song and interview each other, kicking off with beloved California songwriters Jenny O. and Vetiver, live from their respective homes.


    Torres

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    When: Sunday, April 19th at 2:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Instagram

    Torres will play a concert on Instagram Live for the Washington, DC venue Union Stage.


    La Blogothèque’s “Stay Away Shows

    When: Sunday, April 19th 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 Blick Bassy.


    Melissa Etheridge

    When: Sunday, April 19th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Facebook

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


    Lissie

    When: Sunday, April 19th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Veeps

    Lissie will play a solo acoustic concert to benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, Meals on Wheels, and the Secoya Coronavirus Isolation Fund.


    Rhett Miller

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    When: Sunday, April 19th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: StageIt

    The Old 97’s Rhett Miller will play a 30-minute live show.


    “Pickathon: A Concert A Day”

    When: Sunday, April 19th 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 Vieux Farka Toure.


    “Live From Quarantine”

    When: Sunday, April 19th at 5:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Instagram

    Alternative band Magic Giant are continuing to bring people together with the 3rd installment of their “Live From Quarantine” virtual festival series. “Live From Quarantine” Weekend 3 will feature appearances from The Lumineers’ Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, Shaed, Jason Mraz, Meg Myers, Woody Harrelson, and more. The festival will air this Sunday, April 19th starting a 5:00 p.m. EDT. Fans will be able to tune in via a dual livestream on the Magic Giant Instagram, as well as each artist’s individual account.

    “Live From Quarantine” Weekend 3 will continue to raise money for Frontline Responders Fund to get hospital workers the much needed protective gear. Actor Edward Norton, who helped launch the charity beneficiary of the festival, made a surprise appearance last weekend, thanking the musicians: “What you guys are doing by making it fun and giving everyone a little Sunday afternoon music and a way to pitch in is wonderful.”


    Brendan Benson’s “Boy in a Bubble”

    When: Sunday, April 19th 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”

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    When: Sunday, April 19th 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.


    Diplo’s “Corona World Tour”

    When: Sunday, April 17th at 7:00 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.

    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.


    Erykah Badu’s “Apocalypse Two: The Rooms”

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    When: Sunday, April 19th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Badu World Market

    This week soul singer, songwriter and producer Erykah Badu delivers the third episode of her
    Quarantine Concert Series, “Apocalypse Two: The Rooms”. This interactive experience gives guests
    a chance to move from room to room inside her home, exploring and experimenting with different
    genres of music interpreted through her catalogue of hits.

    Admission is $3 and underwrite the high-concept production, as well as financially support the performers.


    “Celebrating John Prine”

    When: Sunday, April 19th at 8:30 p.m. EDT

    Where: Nugs.tv

    Nugs.TV will host a John Prine tribute concert featuring Shakey Graves, John Oates, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Hiss Golden Messenger, Nicki Bluhm & Ross James, Jackie Greene, Eric Krasno, and more.


    Drew Holcomb’s “Kitchen Covers”

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    When: Sunday, April 19th 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.


    Deep Sea Diver

    When: Sunday, April 19th at 10:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: Instagram

    Every week Deep Sea Divers answers fan questions, plays new and old music, and does a new stem for the Stay at Home stems collaboration.


    Jeff Tweedy and Family

    When: Sunday, April 19th 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.


    Rufus Wainwright’s “Musical Everydays”

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    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. 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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