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Livestreams: What to Watch on Youtube, Instagram and More, April 16th

Featuring Nicolas Jaar, Ben Gibbard, a classic Radiohead concert, the "Closer in Crisis" benefit, and much more

Radiohead, photo by Heather Kaplan
Radiohead, photo by Heather Kaplan
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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 Nicolas Jaar, Ben Gibbard, Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Julien Baker, and Questlove.

Plus, Chadwick Stokes of Dispatch, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Langhorne Slim, and more will participate in the “Closer in Crisis” live benefit concert; Radiohead will stream another classic concert from their archive; The Black Crowes will stream a recent live performance from the reunion acoustic tour; the members of Tool, Megadeth, and Korn are holding a bass and drum webinar; and Dolly Parton will read your children a bedtime story.

See the full schedule below.

Alma

When: Thursday, April 16th at 12:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

Finish singer Alma is taking over Consequence of Sound’s Instagram page.


“The Yungblud Show”

When: Thursday, April 16th at 10:00 a.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Where: For episode two of The Yungblud Show, the UK recording artist will be joined by Travis Barker, Kelly Osbourne, Machine Gun Kelly, 24kGoldn and Ashnikko. Viewers can expect performances and more.

Berklee Bass and Drum Webinar

When: Thursday, April 16th at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Zoom

Members of Tool, Megadeth, and Korn will lead a bass and drum webinar live on Zoom.

La Blogothèque’s “Stay Away Shows

When: Thursday, April 16th 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 Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem.

White Lies

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

Where: YouTube

White Lies will host a guitar tutorial live on YouTube.

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

Nicolas Jaar

When: Thursday, April 16th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Twitch

Nicolas Jaar will play a two-hour mix of his own music and inspirations, including unreleased material and edits from other songs.

Theophilus London

When: Thursday, April 16th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

Theophilus London will play a live session as part of Levi’s 5:01 Instagram Live series.

Melissa Etheridge

When: Thursday, April 16th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

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

Allen Stone

When: Thursday, April 16th at 4:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

Allen Stone will play a live set for Minneapolis’ The Current (KCMP).

Our Lady Peace

When: Thursday, April 16th at 4:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Our Lady Peace’s recent headlining set from their very own Summersault Festival will be available on YouTube beginning Thursday, April 16th at 4:00 p.m. EDT. The concert took place on September 13th, 2019 at Landsdowne Park in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, Ontario.

Rodrigo y Gabriela

When: Thursday, April 16th at 4:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Rodrigo y Gabriela will perform a concert from their studio in Ixtapa, Mexico live on YouTube beginning at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

“Pickathon: A Concert A Day”

When: Thursday, April 16th 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 Heartless Bastards.

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 will continue their new YouTube series with an airing of their 2016 performance at Lollapalooza Berlin.

Julien Baker

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

Where: Instagram

Julien Baker will perform and do a Q&A for them.

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Brendan Benson’s “Boy in a Bubble”

When: Thursday, April 16th 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.

“Home Alone 2”

When: Thursday, April 16th at 6:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

Exploding in Sound Records is teaming up with a handful of their artists and friends this Thursday, April 16th for a livestream of intimate performances taking place on Instagram Live. It will include Jonah Furman of Knot and ex-Krill, Bethlehem Steel, Anna McClellen, Washer, Steve Hartlett of Ovlov and Stove, a rare live performance from Philary, and more starting at 6:00 p.m. EDT.

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Band

When: Thursday, April 16th at 6:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will be performing a live stream concert from Rainwater Studios in Brown County Indiana Thursday April 16th at 6pm EDT.

Amanda Shires’ “I So Lounging”

When: Thursday, April 16th 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.

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 will read children’s books live on YouTube as part of a new video series called “Goodnight with Dolly”.

“Closer in Crisis”

When: Thursday, April 16th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Chadwick Stokes of Dispatch, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Foy Vance, Jade Bird, Langhorne Slim, Ballroom Thieves, and more are coming together to support mental health in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Sound Mind’s virtual benefit concert, “Closer in Crisis”, will be streaming at 8:00 p.m. EDT from Relix’s YouTube channel. Hosted by comedian Chris Gethard, the event will feature at-home musical performances and interviews with mental health experts. The event is free but all donations will benefit mental health resources for the music community.

Soccer Mommy

When: Thursday, April 16th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Club Penguin

Soccer Mommy is hosting a Q&A and listening party for her new album, Color Theory, on Club Penguin.

Bob Moses

When: Thursday, April 16th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Taking place from their studio in Los Angeles, the latest Bobcast promises live music, Q&A, conversations with friends, gear tutorials, and more.

Luke Bryant

When: Thursday, April 16th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Twitter

Country singer Luke Bryant will participate in Verizon’s weekly “Pay It Forward Live” series. Over the course of “Pay It Forward Live”, viewers are encouraged to do what they can to support local businesses in their own communities by shopping online, buying a gift card to be used when businesses reopen or ordering a meal. Verizon will also donate $10, up to $2.5 million, to support small businesses when the hashtag #PayitForwardLIVE is used.

Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby

When: Thursday, April 16th 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.

The Black Crowes

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

Where: YouTube

With no live concerts happening during the COVID-19 quarantine, Chris and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes are treating fans to three of the songs captured on film from their recent, sold out run of acoustic dates — intimate shows performed under the moniker Brothers of a Feather. The high quality black and white piece was shot at the tour’s final date at the Chapel in San Francisco on March 6th, 2020.

DJ Questlove Presents

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

Where: YouTube

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

“ShaqNight”

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

Where: TNT

Each Thursday, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal will host “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.

Drew Holcomb’s “Kitchen Covers”

When: Thursday, April 16th 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.

Diplo’s “Corona World Tour”

When: Thursday, April 16th 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.

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 16th 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.

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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