Livestreams: What to Watch on YouTube, Instagram and More, April 23rd

Today's schedule includes Sharon Van Etten, Travis Scott, Ben Gibbard, a benefit concert for the Stonewall Inn, a Radiohead concert, and more

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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 livestream schedule includes The Stonewall Inn Gives Back! benefit featuring Cyndi Lauper, Troye Sivan, Rufus Wainwright, and Kim Petras, as well as Earth Day Live 2020 with Angelique Kidjo, Linda Perry, Jason Mraz, Lil Dicky, Questlove, Rainn Wilson, and Natalie Portman.

Other livestreams today include Sharon Van Etten, Ben Gibbard, The National’s Aaron Dessner, Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby, Robert DeLong, and Bob Moses. Plus, Radiohead are streaming another classic concert, Travis Scott will sign onto Fortnite for the launch of “Astronomical”, Sylvan Esso are premiering their own new concert film, and James Gunn is hosting a watch-along of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Donna Missal

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

Singer-songwriter Donna Missal takes over the Consequence of Sound Instagram account today for a special performance at 3:00 p.m. EDT.


Earth Day Live 2020

When: Wednesday, April 22nd through Friday, April 24th at 9:00 a.m. EDT

Where: Earth Day Live 2020

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.

Guest 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 confirmed guests include Partriss Cullors, Ilyasah Shabazz (Malcolm X’s daughter), and Khristen Hamilton in a discussion on “Blackness, Feminism, and Climate Emergency” (10:50 a.m. EDT); Mark Ruffalo and Rep. Deb Haaland discussing the “Importance of Green Stimulus” (3:00 p.m. EDT); and a DJ party with Talib Kweli and Beverly Bond (8:45 p.m. EDT).


Bruno Major

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 7:00 a.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

British R&B singer Bruno Major is mounting a livestream world tour, playing for a different international city every Thursday for the next three weeks. First up is Sydney, then Paris, and finally New York. He’ll be covering “a song relevant to each country” and taking donations for the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. For every $1 donated, Google will donated $2.


Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastion

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 8:30 a.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

Every week, Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch hosts a livestream meditation. Today’s theme is “Clear Sky Thinking.”


Sofi Tukker

WhenThursday, April 23rd 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 Sofi Tukker.


Justine Skye

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

Billboard’s “Live At-Home Concert” series continues with a performance from Justine Skye.


Arkells’ “Flatten the Curve Music Class”

When: Thursday, April 23rd 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”.


Laura Marling

When: Thursday, April 16th at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

Laura Marling is continuing her isolation guitar tutorials, which she hosts every Thursday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. EDT.


Norah Jones

When: Thursday, April 16th at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

Norah Jones takes to Facebook every week for a livestream performance.


La Blogothèque’s “Stay Away Shows”

When: Thursday, April 23rd 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 Jeffery Lewis.


Levi’s 5:01 Live: Aaron Dessner of The National

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

Levi’s “5:01 Live” streaming series continues today with a performance from Aaron Dessner of The National.


Kierra Sheard

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

Billboard’s “Live At-Home Concert” series continues with a performance from Kierra Sheard.


Melissa Etheridge

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

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


Kidz Bop’s “Daily Dance Break”

When: Thursday, April 23rd 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: Thursday, April 23rd 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 Thee Oh Sees.


Man Man

When: Thursday, April 23rd 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.


Rhett Miller of Old 97’s

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 5:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

Old 97’s Rhett Miller performs a special live set covering songs from the Great American Songbook, including tracks by Johnny Cash, Carole King, and more. The show comes in support of Mighty Writers, an education charity that’s distributing food and learning materials to low-income families in Philadelphia and New Jersey during the pandemic.


Radiohead’s YouTube Concert Series

When: Thursday, April 16th at 5:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

On Thursday at 5:00 p.m. EDT, Radiohead continue their new YouTube series with an airing of the band’s 2009 concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


“The Paste Happiest Hour”: Alex Ebert and Liza Anne

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 5:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Every weekday at 5:00 p.m. EDT, Paste Magazine hosts “The Paste Happiest Hour”, an interview and music performance show that features two different artists each getting the spotlight and overlapping for a discussion. Today’s guests are Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) and Liza Anne.


Ximena Sariñana

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 5:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

Billboard’s “Live At-Home Concert” series continues with a performance from Ximena Sariñana.


Brendan Benson’s “Boy in a Bubble”

When: Thursday, April 23rd 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.


Slothrust

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 6:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram and YouTube

Slothrust’s Leah Wellbaum goes live to “play some songs.”


moe.

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 6:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Nugs.tv

Every Thursday, moe. is airing one of their three nights playing the Terrapin Crossraods in San Rafael, California in 2018. This week’s rebroadcast is the June 30th show with special guest Phil Lesh.


Amanda Shires’ “I So Lounging”

When: Thursday, April 23rd 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.


Travis Scott’s “Astronomical”

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 7:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Fornite

Travis Scott is debuting “Astronomical”, a “one of a kind musical journey” complete with new music, inside the video game Fortnite. The “otherworldly” event takes place within the game from April 23rd through the 25th. Inspired by Cactus Jack’s creations, the virtual experience features the debut of a brand new song from Scott.


Ben Gibbard’s “Live From Home”

When: Thursday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m. EST

Where: YouTube and Facebook

Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard is performing regular concerts from his home studio. His initial performances have featured a mix of DCFC songs, material from The Postal Service, and covers of Radiohead and New Order. Future shows may include special guests.

Gibbard is also encouraging his fans to donate to organizations including Aurora Commons and the University District Food Bank.


Dolly Parton’s “Goodnight With Dolly”

When: Thursday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Each Thursday night, Dolly Parton reads children’s books live on YouTube as part of a new video series called “Goodnight with Dolly”.


“The Stonewall Inn Gives Back”

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: StonewallGivesBack.com

The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative is hosting a live fundraiser concert on Thursday night. Hosted by Michelle Visage and Tyler Oakley, the show features performances and appearances by Cyndi Lauper, Alan Cumming, Rufus Wainwright, Troye Sivan, Pabllo VIttar, Kim Petras, Kristen Chenoweth, Betty Who, Darren Hayes, and more.

The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative is offering grants for US residents who have worked in the LGBTQ nightlife industry for at least 12 months as a mina source of income.


DAWN

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

House of Blues New Orleans is hosting the twice weekly concert series “For the Culture: Love from the Heart of New Orleans”. Today’s guest is DAWN.


Tedeschi Trucks Band

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook, YouTube, and Nugs.tv

Tedeschi Trucks Band hold their “Swamp Family TV” series every Thursday night, revealing a live show from the archives every night. Today, they’re presenting “Love from The Fox Oakland” featuring 45 minutes of previously unreleased performance footage from the shows that yielded the band’s 2016 live album and concert film.


Bob Moses

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Every Thursday, Bob Moses hosts “The Bobcast Club Set”, featuring a DJ with live performances mixed in.


Stefa*

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

Brooklyn venue The Sultan Room is hosting livestreams on select nights, and today brings Stefa* to the digital stage.


Levi’s 5:01 Live: Sharon Van Etten

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 8:01 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

Levi’s “5:01 Live” streaming series continues today with a performance from Sharon Van Etten.


James Gunn #QuarantineWatchParty: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 9:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Twitter

Filmmaker James Gunn joins ComicBook.com for a #QuarantineWatchParty of his Marvel Cinematic Universe film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Watch at home and follow along with Gunn via Twitter.


Robert DeLong

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 9:00 p.m. EDT

WhereFacebook

All week, Chicago’s 101 WKQX will host two shows a day as part of their “Quarantine Concert” series. Up next today is Robert DeLong.


Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 9:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby continue their weekly Instagram livestream series. They promise to play “songs new & old, covers,” and more.


Silversun Pickups

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 9:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Radio.com

Radio.com’s “Live: The Beat Goes On” is a series that brings fans a new or never-before-seen archived performance every weekday. What’s more, the stream is continuous, with the time between debuts being filled with other performances.

Today’s show come from Silversun Pickups.


Mayer Hawthorne

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 9:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Mayer Hawthorne is hosting a wine and vinyl hour on YouTube.


Sylvan Esso’s WITH

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 9:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Sylvan Esso debut their 60-minute concert film WITH on YouTube. The film captures the final two shows of their 2019 “WITH Tour” in their hometown of Durham, North Carolina, during which the duo performed with a 10-piece ensemble. The film also includes footage of the intense two weeks of preparation and rehearsing that preceded the tour, a home movie of sorts for this newly united creative family.


Drew Holcomb’s “Kitchen Covers”

When: Thursday, April 23rd 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.


“ShaqNight”

When: Thursday, April 16th at 9:00 p.m. EDT

Where: TNT

Each Thursday, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal hosts “ShaqNight” on TNT. The weekly event will see Shaq host watch-alongs of his favorite films, as well as present a new episode of his Shaq Life documentary series.


Porches

When: Thursday, April 23rd 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 “The Thomas Wesley Show”

When: Thursday, April 23rd 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: Thursday, April 23rd 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.


Low Cut Connie

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 11:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram and Facebook

Every Thursday and Sunday, Low Cut Connie’s Adam Weiner hosts his “Live from South Philly” livestreams, a highly interactive performance series that does its best to capture the band’s live spirit while in quarantine.


Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 11:11 p.m. EDT

Where: Fans.com

Over the next two weeks, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead presents “The Eleven”, a pay-per-view broadcast replaying the band’s six-night run at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl in October 2017. Each show costs $11.11 to view, with the six-night bundle going for $55.55; portions of proceeds benefit the Brooklyn Bowl’s Staff Relief Fund. Fans.com is also offering a 72-hour replay period for each gig, culminating in a marathon on Sunday, April 26th and May 3rd.

Today’s show comes from October 5th, 2017.


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. EST, 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 Twin Peaks, Young Guv, and Tim Burgess of The Charlatans.


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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