Livestreams: What to Watch on YouTube, Instagram and More, April 25th

Block by Blockwest, The Beatles' Yellow Submarine, and Club MTV highlight today's schedule

beatles yellow submarine sing a long Livestreams What to Watch on YouTube, Instagram and More, April 25th

With all planned tours and music events on indefinite hold because of the the coronavirus pandemic, artists have turned to livestreaming to reach their fans. Today’s schedule includes the Minecraft music festival Block by Blockwest featuring Massive Attack, Pussy Riot, HEALTH, and Cherry Glazerr.

The Beatles are hosting a live sing-along of Yellow Submarine, Genesis and Dead & Company are streaming classic concerts, DJ D-Nice is bringing back Club MTV, and The Losers’ Club are hosting a watch-along of the original Pet Sematary.

Plus, Warner Music’s PlayOn Fest continues with archival footage of Charli XCX, Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, Janelle Monáe, Lizzo, Bruno Mars, Cardi B, and a special presentation of Nispey Hussle’s Victory Lap album release show.

The Losers’ Club’s Watch-Along of Pet Sematary

When: Saturday April 25th at 9:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Twitch

The Losers’ Club podcast is hosting a live watch-along of 1989’s Pet Sematary on Twitch.

PlayOn Fest

When: Saturday, April 25th – Sunday, April 26th

Where: YouTube

Warner Music Group is holding PlayOn Fest all weekend, hosting a nearly 72-hour continue stream of festival and arena performances from music’s biggest names. Benefiting the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response, the event features rare concert footage from Warner’s vaults previously unavailable on YouTube.

Today’s shows include Charli XCX, Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, Janelle Monáe, Lizzo, Bruno Mars, Wiz Khalifa, Cardi B, Gucci Mane, Rico Nasty, and a special presentation of Nispey Hussle’s Victory Lap album release show. Find the full schedule here.

Room Service Music Festival

When: Saturday, April 25th – Sunday, April 26th

Where: YouTube

Andy King, one of the producers for Fyre Festival who became famous after the Netflix doc Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, hosts the three-day Room Service Music Festival this weekend. Today’s scheduled performers include Chromeo, Elderbrook, Crooked Colours, Hayden James, Marc Rebillet, Lane 8, Dombresky, Channel Tres, Kungs, and more.

SiriusXM’s #StageCouch

When: Saturday, April 25th – Sunday, April 26th (12:00 p.m. EDT)

Where: SiriusXM and Instagram

Since Stagecoach Music Festival isn’t happening this weekend, SiriusXM’s The Highway (channel 56) is hosting #StageCouch. The broadcast promises performances from Thomas Rhett (Friday), Carrie Underwood (Saturday), and Erich Church (Sunday), along with Midland, Ashley McBryde, Brandon Ratcliff, Dustin Lynch, Hailey Whitters, HARDY, Jon Pardi, LOCASH, Mitchell Tenpenny, Old Dominion, RaeLynn, and more.

Meanwhile, The Highway’s Instagram features live Q&As, line dancing, performances, and more. Today’s guest Kristal from Borderline (11:00 a.m. EDT), a guitar lesson from Tenille Townes (12:00 pm. EDT), a Q&A with LOCASH (1:00 p.m EDT), and an at-home performance with Honey County (5:00 p.m. EDT).


When: Saturday, April 25th at 7:00 a.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

Vans for Bands and DIY Magazine are teaming up for a fundraiser to provide frontline doctors and nurses accomodation and rest facilities during the pandemic. Performers include Frank Turner, Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols, The Orb’s Alex Paterson, New Pagans, Skinny Lister, Yonaka, Caro, Jess Guise, Low Island, Sundara Karma’s Oscar Pollock, The Sad Song Co, and more.

The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine Sing-A-Long

When: Saturday, April 25th at 12:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

The Beatles are inviting the world to sing along with Yellow Submarine as they stream the 50th anniversary sing-a-long version of the classic cartoon. This restored version of the movie, with the lyrics scrolling across the bottom of the screen karaoke-style, hasn’t been seen since 2018.

New Kids on the Block’s Virtual Cruise 2020

When: Saturday, April 25th at 12:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram

All weekend, New Kids on the Block are taking to the virtual seas for a digital cruise. Saturday is “Glitter Night”, kicking off with a Jordan Knight solo event on Instagram, followed by a game show, baking with Danny Wood, a live concert from Joey McIntyre, and the “Glitter Night Party” with all of NKOTB at 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. EDT.


When: Saturday, April 25th at 12:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Twitch

Benefitting MusicCares’ COVID-19 relief fund, LoopFest presented by features performances from Hanson, Alex Kinsey, American Authors, Magic Giant, Black Heart Saints, Dylan Dunlap, Francesco Yates, Lizzy, Lisa Ramey, Ruben Young, Lindsey Stirling, Dino D’Santiago, and more.

Arkells’ “Flatten the Curve Music Class”

When: Saturday, April 25th 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”.

“Live from Out There”

When: Saturday, April 25th at 1:45 p.m. EDT


“Live From Out There” is a virtual festival running every weekend. This Saturday, performers include Cory Wong, Marcus King, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (archival footage), Lawrence, Ripe, and Mihali doing a Nirvana Unplugged set.

La Blogothèque’s “Stay Away Shows”

When: Saturday, April 25th 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 Mikhael Paskalev.

Papa Roach

When: Saturday, April 25th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, and VK

Papa Roach celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, INFEST. The band discusses the LP, which featured hits like “Last Resort” and “Broken Home”, alongside original drummer Dave Buckner, together with the group for the first time in 13 years.

Genesis Film Festival

When: Saturday, April 18th at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Today, Genesis continue their new digital film festival. Every Saturday until May 16th, the band makes a new concert film available on YouTube for seven days. Next up is The Mama Tour from 1984.

Block by Blockwest

When: Saturday, April 25th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Minecraft and BXBW website

Block by Blockwest is a “Minecraft Music Festival” providing a virtual, blocky festival experience with multiple stages, merch, art, and more. Performers include Massive Attack, Pussy Riot, IDLES, Citizen, Argonaut & Wasp, Hunny, Fever 333, Oliver Francis, Billy Lemos, A.G. Cook, Cowgirl Clue, The Wrecks, and Nothing, Nowhere. All proceeds benefit the CDC’s Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund.

Melissa Etheridge

When: Saturday, April 25th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

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

Cypress Hill

When: Saturday, April 25th at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

Rob Markman is hosting a Q&A to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cypress Hill’s Skull & Bones.

Kidz Bop’s “Daily Dance Break”

When: Saturday, April 25th at 3:00 p.m. EDT


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.

Band Together

When: Saturday, April 25th at 4:00 p.m. EDT


New Orleans artists unite to benefit the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Performers include PJ Morton, Tank and the Bangas, Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan Neville, Jon Cleary, Nigel Hall, Galactic’s Stanton Moore, Danity Kane’s Dawn Richard, Kermit Ruffins, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, and more.

“Pickathon: A Concert A Day”

When: Saturday, April 25th 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 Willie Watson.

Club Quarantäne

When: Saturday, April 25th  – Sunday, April 26th EDT

Where: Club Quarantäne

Clubs may be shut down, but the virtual rave continues at Club Quarantäne. From 4:00 p.m. EDT Friday to 6:00 a.m. EDT Sunday morning, the international club presents 38 hours of continuous sets from Ben UFO, Jayda G, Dax J, Beautiful Swimmers, MoMa Ready, Ash Lauryn, FJAAK, Tijana T, Slikback, and more.

Club House

When: Saturday, April 25th at 5:00 p.m. EDT


Every Saturday, the best in electronic and DJ music gather to support the club community by performing for donations. This week’s guests include A-Trak, Madame Gandhi, Anthony Valadez, Jasmine Solano, Vashtie, and DJ Moma.

Brendan Benson’s “Boy in a Bubble”

When: Saturday, April 25th 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.

Kokua Festival

When: Saturday, April 25th at 6:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook and Twitch

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Jack Johnson is presenting the Kokua Festival, a two-hour event hosted by AmazonMusic. Performers include Johnson, Ben Harper, G. Love, Ziggy Marley, Lukas Nelson and more.

Amanda Shires’ “I So Lounging”

When: Saturday, April 25th 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 Folds’ “Apartment Requests”

When: Saturday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Paetron

Ben Folds will take fan requests and play cover songs from his apartment in Sydney, Australia. “Request to your hearts desire during the live chat, and understand that there’s no science to it. When I notice one I can play, I’ll just launch into it!” he says.

Middlelands Virtual Rave-A-Thon

When: Saturday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Twitch and YouTube

Festival producers Insomniac Events are holding a Middlelands-themed virtual Rave-a-Thon this weekend. Satruday’s performers include Chromeo, TOKiMONSTA, KREWELLA, JSTJR, Yolanda Be Cool, and more.

“Under One Roof: A Benefit for North Carolina Artists”

When: Friday, April 24th – Sunday, April 26th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook and Twitch

North Carolina Arts Council, and CLTure present “Under One Roof,” a livestream benefit concert for North Carolina artists. Raising funds for the North Carolina Arts Foundation, the event features performances from Ben Folds, 9th Wonder, Anthony Hamilton, Petey Pablo, Tift Merritt, Steep Canyon Ragres, Jim Lauderdale, and more.

Dead & Company’s “One More Saturday night”

When: Saturday, April 25th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

Dead & Company’s “One More Saturday Night” free weekly streaming series continues this weekend with a June 23rd, 2019 show at Citi Field in New York.

Styx Fix

When: Saturday, April 25th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Styx bassit Ricky Phillips introduces the entire concert audio from Styx’s June 16th, 2018 concert in Alpharetta, Georgia.

The Disco Biscuits’ “You Got I, I Got You Virtual Tour”

When: Saturday, April 18th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Nugs

The Disco Biscuits’ “You Got I, I Got You Virtual Tour 2020” continues with the release of their full New Year’s Eve show from 2006 at Camden, New Jersey’s Tweeter Center. As a bonus, they’re also sharing the second set from their December 30th gig at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory.

Jimmy Buffett’s “Cabin Fever Spring 2020 Tour”

When: Saturday, April 18th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Margaritaville TV

Every Wednesday and Saturday, Jimmy Buffett is rebroadcasting an archived concert film. This weekend’s show is a 1995 performance in Hartford, Connecticut.

Drew Holcomb’s “Kitchen Covers”

When: Saturday, April 25th 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. EDT via Instagram and Facebook. So far, he’s covered songs by The Avett Brothers, Tom Petty, U2, and Kenny Rogers.

Nicole Atkins’ “Alone We’re All Together”

When: Saturday, April 18th at 9:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Nicole Atkins continues her “Alone We’re All Together” livestream concert series, this week with appearances from Hamilton Leithauser, Sweet Spirit’s Sabrina Ellis, and Lightheaded.


When: Saturday, April 25th 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.

Club MTV with D-Nice

When: Saturday, April 25th at 10:00 p.m. EDT

Where: MTV, MTV2, and VH1, with streaming on Pluto TV

MTV is revitalizing Club MTV for a “lit af” dance party led by D-Nice.

Jeff Tweedy and Family

When: Saturday, April 25th at 10:15 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

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

Diplo’s “Coronanight Fever”

When: Saturday, April 25th at 11:00 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.

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

When: Saturday, April 25th at 11:11 p.m. EDT


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. 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 7th, 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. EDT, 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 Ratboys and The Beths.

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.