Live Music During Coronavirus: Which Artists Are Streaming?
Death Cab for Cutie, Third Man Records, Diplo and more
Need a live fix? Look no further than this list of artists who are doing daily—or less occasional—streams through social media and YouTube.
(We here at SPIN will be updating this list daily as things change.)
JP Saxe hosts a weekly show on Instagram at 5pm EST/2pm PST.
Governors Ball might not be happening this year, but the fest has opened the vaults and sharing their favorite performances like The Strokes’ 2016 performance of “Last Nite.” You can watch more on Gov Ball’s YouTube channel.
H.E.R. will be launching her own livestream sessions, which will include live performances of her catalog and covers as well bring on other female guitarists to talk about the instrumental craft. “Girls With Guitars” will launch on Instagram Live on Mondays at 8pm ET/5pm PT.
Ice Cube is currently streaming different live performances in a collection called “The Concert Series” on his YouTube channel.
Jack White’s Third Man Records is doing daily live-streamed performances that are being dubbed Third Man Public Access. They’ll stream every day at 12 pm CT on the label’s YouTube channel. The first two installments, featuring pedal steel player Luke Schneider and Teddy and the Rough Riders are up now.
Brendan Benson has launched his “Boy In A Bubble” daily live-streamed solo performances via Instagram. He’s playing one song a day at 4:20 CT. The music will span his career and upcoming album, Dear Life.
Rufus Wainwright is doing a series called #MusicalEverydays, which sees him post a video of him performing a song from home daily via Instagram. “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,” he wrote on Instagram on Tuesday, announcing the song series.
See what he’s done so far here.
Christine and the Queens launched a live series on Instagram. “Let’s meet everyday around 6 pm [CST] on my Instagram. I’ll find a way to deal with the ENNUI. Guests and weird concepts included,” Héloïse Letissie captioned her live announcement video that included a hauntingly beautiful live performance of “People, I’ve Been Sad.” She hopes to continue the series “every day – every day until this gets better.” She’s been going live at 6 pm CET (5 hours ahead of NY and 8 hours ahead of LA until they “spring forward” on March 29, then add an extra hour). So far, she’s performed, shared behind-the-scenes videos and on Friday, did a live Q&A. Catch up here.
Neil Young is doing occasional Fireside Session shows (filmed by wife Daryl Hannah) here.
Charli XCX is sharing daily “self-isolating” Instagram livestreams. Guests who have been announced so far include artists like Diplo, Clairo, Rita Ora and more. Check her Instagram for times. She also did a special DJ set on March 25 at Club Q. Watch part of that party here.
Here are links to folks who have done some one-offs, whose shows are still live on social media or YouTube.
Hayley Williams will be appearing on the April 8th episode of Bethline, Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast’s weekly YouTube show. Listen to it below.
Third Eye Blind will be doing a Kitchen Concert Series, which you can find on the band’s YouTube page.