We’re well into this new temporary way of life of being stuck at home due to coronavirus. Retail stores, bars, restaurants and now movie theaters have closed their doors to the public. This means you’ve probably been sitting inside cycling through the same TV and movie options on Netflix and Hulu, as well as music playlists. However, there’s good news for music lovers. Several musicians are planning livestreams for fans to hear some stripped-down songs and ask some questions.
Check out the livestreams and movies announced and going down this week, and keep checking back as this list will continue to be updated.
Stay At Home With YUNGBLUD
UK Superstar @YUNGBLUD invites fans to an intimate look at his life & creative process during quarantine in LA. He'll attempt to create new music and stay connected with family & fans back home in this new #YouTubeOriginal #StayHomeWith YUNGBLUD streaming April 27th @ 12PM ET. pic.twitter.com/pGJR2Utvvd
— YouTube (@YouTube) April 22, 2020
YUNGBLUD is getting his own web show on YouTube Originals titled “Stay At Home With YUNGBLUD.” Similar to the YUNGBLUD Show, the singer will share music and connect with friends and family from self-isolation in his L.A. residence where he’s currently quarantined with his two bandmates, manager and videographer. You can stream his new weekly show at noon EST starting Monday, April 26 with the first episode available here. The series will spotlight the charity No Kid Hungry and encourage viewers to donate to the organization.
Together In Pride
#TogetherInPride: You are Not Alone will highlight the LGBTQ response to COVID-19 and will feature stars like @KeshaRose, @metheridge, @billyeichner, @MattBomer, @Lilly, @danjlevy, @MjRodriguez7, @sharonstone and many more. https://t.co/q8xB9aNgh4
— GLAAD (@glaad) April 16, 2020
GLAAD is hosting a livestream titled “Together In Pride: You Are Not Alone” to celebrate the contributions and efforts of LGBTQ+ individuals during the era of coronavirus. Featured guests include Kesha, Adam Lambert, Bebe Rexha, American Horror Story stars Billy Eichner and Matt Bomer and many others. Donations will be collected and donated to LGBTQ+ organizations. Viewers can stream the event April 26 at 8 p.m. EST via YouTube and Facebook.
Stay home tonight with a live stream of an old-school gig from 1991 – the third stop on the never ending Black Album tour in Muskegon, Michigan. The show starts in 10 minutes on our YouTube channel! https://t.co/FpiMSQhvMf
— Metallica (@Metallica) April 27, 2020
Metallica are hosting a concert series every week called “Metallica Mondays.” Fans can catch a concert from the legendary act every Monday on YouTube or Facebook at 8 p.m. EST. This week, they streamed a 1991 set, which you can check out here.
SiriusXM Home DJ Series
— SiriusXM Octane (@SXMOctane) April 26, 2020
SiriusXM’s rock station Octane, is letting some of your favorite musicians take over in their free Home Invasion series. Following Five Finger Death Punch and Korn, Halestorm will kick off week three here April 27 at 7 a.m. ET. Future guests include Shinedown, Papa Roach, Nothing More, Asking Alexandria, Motionless In White, I Prevail and more. Listeners can stream live from SiriusXM channel no. 37, the SiriusXM app or this link through May 15.
SiriusXM’s AltNation station will also be giving some of the nation’s biggest musicians the ability to DJ from home. Bishop Briggs, twenty one pilots and the 1975 are all slated to take over the waves in the future. You can listen to the station here.
We are excited to announce “As Social As I Get Now,” a livestream event featuring an intimate set on April 28 at 8PM EST. Profits will benefit @MusicHealthAll and @Spotify will be matching donations through their COVID-19 Music Relief project! Tickets at https://t.co/iU2P5bPOnQ pic.twitter.com/p8Wq3KNQw5
— Dashboard Confessional (@dashboardmusic) April 24, 2020
Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Carrabba will be hosting a livestream April 28 starting at 8 p.m. EST. Fans can purchase a $5 ticket or a T-shirt and ticket bundle for $30 to gain access to the concert stream. All proceeds will be donated to Music Health Alliance. Spotify will also match the proceeds collected and donate to relief efforts as well. If you’re a healthcare worker, you can text a photo of your medical badge and the word “Frontline” to +1 (615) 257-9558 for a free access code. Fans can expect to hear favorites as well as a preview of Spotify singles that will be released April 29. The livestream can be found here.
Death Cab For Cutie
We’ll be discussing deep family roots in music, growing up in recording studios and their ever-changing environment as well as a passion for his own heavy rock duo. Please tune in to our livestream convo from behind the kit tomorrow, April 28th @ 5pm PT / 7pm CT.
— Death Cab for Cutie (@dcfc) April 27, 2020
Death Cab For Cutie drummer Jason McGerr has been hosting streams titled Refuge In Practice with special guests such as the Head And The Heart’s Tyler Williams and Andrew Marshall who drums for Billie Eilish. The episodes air Tuesdays at 5 p.m. PST with Jerry Roe joining this week. You can tune in here.
This week’s show benefited @langstonseattle’s GoFundMe for the Seattle Artist Relief Fund Amid COVID-19. Donate via https://t.co/Tq0n7WnZHz or Venmo @ BenGibbardLiveFromHome – all donations go to Seattle Artist Relief Fund.
Ben will be back for another show at 4pm PT on 4/30!
— Death Cab for Cutie (@dcfc) April 26, 2020
Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard is taking this time of self-isolation to play songs for his fans on weekly YouTube and Facebook Live sessions called “Ben Gibbard: Live From Home.” Each session starts on Thursdays at 4 p.m. PST. Listeners can Venmo @BenGibbardLiveFromHome to benefit various charities—local, national and international—to aid in the fight against coronavirus.
Here’s our updated weekly @twitch schedule moving forward. That’s right, @PhilaShamrocks twice a week, plus our new and improved guitar lessons with @Vonlionton. We can’t wait to hang more every single week. Be sure to follow/subscribe at https://t.co/Y6UVw8vc6N pic.twitter.com/MURFM0ELgU
— Grayscale (@GrayscalePA) April 14, 2020
Grayscale are logging on to Twitch every Friday at 7 p.m. EST to teach fans guitar chords to their songs via “Von Halen’s Shred Shack.” In past streams, guitarist Andrew Kyne has shared how to play “In Violet” and “Forever Yours.” Every Wednesday and Sunday, the band will also stream a game of NHL 20 where they compete as the Philadelphia Shamrocks. You can stream the game at 7 p.m. EST.
ONE OK ROCK
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— ONE OK ROCK_official (@ONEOKROCK_japan) April 14, 2020
ONE OK ROCK have six livestream concerts in store for fans over the next two months. Fans can make their way to YouTube Premieres to watch these live shows April 29, May 14, 23 and 31 at 10 a.m. EST. A full concert lineup and URL listing is available on their Twitter.
Riot Fest At Home
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Riot Fest at Home! Bringing you the good times… at home and online! Here’s a look at our next two weeks of livestreams on Instagram Live and Facebook Live. This week we're bringing you Dan Campbell on Thursday and John Nolan on Friday! Check out the schedule and see what else we have coming for you! #RiotFestAtHome
Riot Fest fans will be able to see some of their favorite acts from the safety of their own homes throughout the next month. The virtual festival will kick off on Instagram April 30 at 6 p.m. CST with a live Q&A with Dan Campbell of the Wonder Years. John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday will take over Facebook Live on May 1 with an acoustic set at 6 p.m. CST. Fans can expect livestreams from Dan Andriono of Alkaline Trio, State Champs, Microwave and other artists in the coming weeks as well.
— Tessa Violet (@TessaViolet) March 27, 2020
Tessa Violet recently added dates to her Something To Look Forward To tour. This week, she’ll be playing songs live from her bedroom April 30 at 7 p.m. PST. All streams can be found on her YouTube page.
Listen to the album together, apart. Join us this Thursday at 8pm EDT for The Finer Things Listening Party. pic.twitter.com/UzTTWwee3Z
— State Champs (@State_Champs) April 28, 2020
State Champs are hosting a Twitter livestream where fans are invited to follow along with the band as they listen to their 2013 album The Finer Things. Fans can tune in at 8 p.m. EST on April 30 to hear some commentary about the record and even ask some questions.
Red Bull Records Virtual Festival
— Red Bull Records (@redbullrecords) April 23, 2020
Red Bull Records is hosting another virtual stream for your remote musical festival season. You can see performances from the Aces, Beartooth, Gavin Haley and more artists May 1 starting at 2 p.m. EST. The stream will raise awareness for MusiCares and will be accessible on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. Check out the full artist lineup on their Twitter.
May 1st aka May Day we’re taking over @idobiradio ALL day for the best May Day celebration. 8 hours of answering fan questions, Mayday Parade trivia questions, talking with friends in @themaine @State_Champs @KnucklePuckIL @fouryearstrong & more! Don’t miss it. 💔☂️🖤 pic.twitter.com/xNKLGJjE9V
— Mayday Parade (@maydayparade) April 23, 2020
Mayday Parade are taking over idobi Radio May 1 all day in honor of May Day. The band will be answering trivia questions, answering fan questions and talking with their good friends the Maine, State Champs, Knuckle Puck and Four Year Strong on air. You can tune in here from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST.
John O’Callaghan of The Maine will be streaming on Instagram to show fans how to make the perfect charcuterie board. He will be a guest on Instagram’s @thatcheeseplate with Marissa Mullen where he will be making a savory snack display and sharing his current playlist. Fans can tune into Instagram May 2 at 5 p.m. EST for the happy hour event.
This Sunday, May 3rd, join us for a livestream event on https://t.co/fT63LfiA47 // Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Live from 8123 fest 2019, featuring additional video from the band. Chat with us in the comments!! 6PM PST. pic.twitter.com/86pAF4vjzJ
— The Maine (@themaine) April 30, 2020
The Maine will also be streaming the live footage from their 2019 8123 Fest of Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop. Fans can tune into the band’s website May 3 at 6 p.m. PST for live footage and other videos from the day. Chat with the members in the comments and relive the festival from the safety of your own home.
You like moshing?
You like dudes who like cats?
You like professional wrestling?
You like talking about metal bands?
— Frankie Palmeri (@FrankiePalmeri) April 30, 2020
EMMURE’s Frankie Palmeri will be hosting an Instagram livestream May 2 at 9 p.m. EST with special guest and birthday boy Frank Fanelli. Fanelli is not only the frontman of the band the World We Knew, he and co-founded the Go-Fund Me page For The Nomads. The purpose of For The Nomads is to raise money for musician crew members in the wake of the current pandemic, which has halted all income from touring. If you donate $20, you will receive a “Merch Daddy” t-shirt and part of the proceeds will go to music industry workers in need. Those interested in helping out roadies and crew members can check out the site for more details.
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This Saturday May 2nd @ceesespieces and I will be going live on the @sumerianrecords IG at 2pm PST to hang out and answer questions! Maybe I’ll be able to convince CC to serenade everyone or we can play virtual freeze tag? Badminton? Any ideas? Either way it’s gonna be fun, see ya there 🆎🖤
Andy Biersack will be streaming from the Sumerian Records Instagram page May 2 with Christian Coma, drummer of Black Veil Brides. You can see the bandmates and friends play some music, answer some questions and maybe even play a virtual freeze tag at 2 p.m. PST.
This Sunday on The Andy Show, one of my “Top 5 frontmen to come out of the 2010’s rock scene,” @RemingtonLeith of @PalayeRoyale , joins @Andyblack, @fatpogarty and @TheJoeFlanders. You do not want to miss it! pic.twitter.com/Sx3N9JUAvR
— Chris Biersack (@ChrisABiersack) April 30, 2020
On May 3, Biersack will also be hosting The Andy Show alongside Joe Flanders and Patrick Fogarty with special guest Remington Leith of Palaye Royale. All episodes of the show can be streamed from Biersack’s Patreon.
Upcoming streams announced this week
Block By Blockwest
dude i know literally nothing about minecraft but this festival is SO. STINKING. COOL!!!!
— Equal Vision Records (@equalvision) April 24, 2020
It’s certainly no South By Southwest, but indie rock quartet Courier Club is hosting a Minecraft livestream called Block By Blockwest. They’ll be sharing the screen with bands from across the U.S. Featured artists and gamers include Against The Current, FEVER 333, Citizen, nothing,nowhere, the Wrecks, Pussy Riot, Heart Attack Man and more. The stream was originally supposed to take place on April 25, but due to high demand, the servers crashed. In less than an hour, the festival raised $5000. They will be back on May 16 to run the festival in its entirety for a larger number of fans. Viewers can watch at the Block By Blockwest site.
The virtual Five4FiveFest is coming your way with headliners Don Broco May 15 and Enter Shikari May 16. The stream will feature five bands each day and will benefit the National Health Service. Exclusive merch, prizes, bands and time slots will be announced in the coming weeks. The stream will be broadcasted on Facebook.
We are thrilled to announce the #FearlessAtHome livestream will take place on May 9th! 🏠💙
— Fearless Records (@FearlessRecords) April 30, 2020
Fearless Records will be hosting an interactive livestream event with acoustic performances, exclusive content, signing announcements, Q&A sessions and more. The label will be announcing the lineup on its YouTube channel. Net proceeds from the stream will be donated to Live Nation’s relief fund Crew Nation, and it all goes down May 9 beginning at 3 p.m. EST here.