14 new live performance streams and movies to watch this week
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 film and music lovers. Many movies that were supposed to be in theaters will be moved to on-demand services for instant-viewing access. Additionally, several musicians are planning livestreams for fans to hear some stripped-down songs.
Check out the 14 livestreams and movies announced and going down this week, and keep checking back as this list will continue to be updated.
Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte are bringing fans live and unplugged songs and stories from the road April 2. Joel also revealed they’re going to “play some stuff [they] haven’t played in years.” You can catch the livestream on GoodCharlotte.Veeps.com at 1 p.m. PST. All proceeds from the set will directly benefit efforts related to the coronavirus.
Pandora “Listen In” playlists
Pandora wants to give listeners a truly unique experience inside the minds of their favorite artists through their new “Listen In” playlist series. You can listen to the current playlists created by the likes of H.E.R., All Time Low and Marshmello. Shannon Larkin and Tony Rombola of Godsmack even curated their own playlist of classic rock, including AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and Oasis.
Suicidal Tendencies are livestreaming songs and sharing tales from past performances with fans via Twitch. Fans can tune in March 31 at noon PST right here. Viewers even have the chance to interact directly with the band and ask questions during the broadcast.
Plain White T’s
Plain White T’s are streaming a hangout session live via Instagram March 31. Fans can tune in at 7 p.m. EST to hear what the band are doing, ask some questions and hear some songs, of course.
Fader Fort Coronavirus-Relief Broadcast
The Fader is curing your music festival blues by streaming a two-day event featuring acts such as Noah Cyrus, Post Animal, Phantogram and many more. All acts have specific time slots where they will stream, and the performance will only be available for viewing for 24 hours. It’s running March 31 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST and April 1 during the same span of time. The entire lineup of artists, their time slots and streaming platforms are available here. The Fader Fort broadcast will also be a place to donate to various charities, including MusiCares and The Creator Fund.
All Time Low
All Time Low want to raise a glass with their friends and fans April 1 for their “Everything Is Wine Happy Hour.” The band will be streaming on Twitch at 5 p.m. EST. They are even offering fans a special deal on free shipping for their signature red and white wines “Everything Is Wine” with the code ATLQuaranWine.
MxPx’s Mike Herrera is creating a recurring livestream throughout the month of April. Every Friday, fans can catch Herrera on Facebook at 6 p.m. PST for his “Life In Quarantine” series. There will be stories, laughs, songs and more. What more could you want in this time of self-isolation?
Light In The Attic and Friends Live
Record label Light In The Attic is hosting a livestream with an array of talented musicians including comedian and drummer Fred Armisen and Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard. Viewers can tune into the label’s Twitch or YouTube at 4 p.m. PST April 3. An entire lineup is available here. All donations collected during the stream will go to MusiCares to help struggling musicians during the pandemic.
Human To Human
Several artists spanning genres are performing April 11 for Human To Human, a Facebook Live Benefit Event. Artists include Brian Fallon, Andrew McMahon and Tim McIlrath of Rise Against. A full lineup is available here. The event will be held noon to midnight EST on YouTube and Facebook. All proceeds collected will go to PLUS1's COVID-19 Relief Fund working alongside MusiCares and Sweet Relief.
Block By Blockwest
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 FEVER 333, Citizen, nothing,nowhere, the Wrecks, Pussy Riot, Heart Attack Man and more. The stream will take place on April 25, and a full list of artists can be seen on the Block By Blockwest site.
MTV Unplugged At Home
MTV wants to do what they do best and bring the best music right to your television screen—or in this case—your phone. The network launched a social media livestream series “MTV Unplugged At Home.” Alessia Cara launched the series April 3 on MTV’s YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. Future livestream performers include FINNEAS, CNCO, Bazzi and more.
Live From Quarantine
Magic Giant are hosting a second weekend of their virtual music festival “Live From Quarantine.” Lauren Ruth Ward, Jonathan Russell of The Head And The Heart and Nicholas Petricca of Walk The Moon will be among some of the featured artists. Fans can head over to Magic Giant’s Instagram page April 5 at 2 p.m. PST to join the livestream. The band will be raising money for the Frontline Responders Fund to provide protective gear to medical workers in need. For every view on the stream, Magic Giant is donating $1 to the fund up to $15,000.
Slipknot’s Knotfest recently announced they’ll be streaming a set from an artist within their community each Friday. Following Slipknot themselves and Lamb Of God, the website is streamed Megadeth’s full set from 2018’s Resurrection Fest hit April 3 at 3 p.m. EST. The livestream also features a live chat with Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson where he shared stories from the set and other tour tales. Fans can also purchase limited edition band merch, which will come with a free Megadeth face mask. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to COVID-19 related charities.
Sonic The Hedgehog
Sonic The Hedgehog pushed back its original release date due to negative online comments based on Sonic’s facial features. In fact, these comments resulted in an entire redesign of the hedgehog. The feature film based on the famous video game character hit theaters Feb. 14 and has a star-studded cast, including James Marsden, Jim Carrey and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic. Sonic The Hedgehog will now be debuting early for purchase on VOD, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and Amazon Prime for $19.99 beginning March 31.