22 new movies and live performance streams 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, as well as music playlists. Some films such as No Time To Die and Disney‘s Mulan have been postponed. 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.
Several film releases and concert dates have been postponed, but there are several ways to have fun while stuck inside. Grab some popcorn and check out 12 things to stream this week from home.
Finn Wolfhard’s (Stranger Things) new indie-rock project the Aubreys with former Calpurnia bandmate Malcolm Craig is coming to social media platforms March 24 for a livestream. Catch the duo on Instagram at 1 p.m. PST. They recently appeared on the soundtrack for Wolfhard’s horror film The Turning with their debut single “Getting Better (otherwise)” and recently shared their debut EP, Soda & Pie, featuring three powerful tracks.
Like many, “Lemon Boy” singer Cavetown had to cancel all shows and meet-and-greets due to the coronavirus pandemic, but he still wants to share as many experiences with fans as possible. He’s hosting Cavetown TV with various forms of content across several social media platforms throughout March and April. On March 24, he’ll be hosting an acoustic livestream show on YouTube at 10 a.m. PST sharing music from his new album, Sleepyhead. On April 1, he’ll be hosting a “Paint With Me” session at 8 a.m. PST. A full list of his content streaming schedule is available on his Instagram page.
Tessa Violet is hosting the Something To Look Forward To tour. She will be playing songs live from her bedroom March 26 at 7 p.m. PST and March 29 at 2 p.m. PST. All streams can be found on her YouTube page.
Death Cab For Cutie
Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard is taking this time of self-isolation to play songs for his fans on daily YouTube and Facebook Live sessions called “Ben Gibbard: Live From Home.” Each session starts at 4 p.m. PST.
YUNGBLUD is going live on Instagram March 23 at noon PST with a "Pub Quiz." He delivered a fantastic livestream concert called "The YUNGBLUD Show" early on in the coronavirus self-isolation period. The concert included special guests Bella Thorne and Machine Gun Kelly, who had fun with a drinking game, and Oliver Tree, who had his own cooking segment.
DiploGet ready to dance in your bedrooms and living rooms because DJ Diplo announced his virtual “Corona world tour.” He will be streaming on Instagram, Twitch and YouTube every week Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It's time to turn your home into a club courtesy of Diplo and special guests.
Andrew McMahon will be coming to Instagram livestream March 24 around 4 p.m. PST. He noted that fans could leave suggestions for songs in the comments and went on to say he may avoid the hits and do some deep cuts for the stream. This is the perfect time to tune in if you've followed McMahon since his Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin days.
Saves The Day
Chris Conley of Saves The Day is inviting you to his live "Digital Happy Hour" March 23 at 4 p.m. PST on YouTube. He will be answering questions, playing some songs and sharing a beverage with fans. In this scenario, you don't even have to talk over people at crowded bars.
Metallica is 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. Their first concert series was entitled “Live At Slane Castle” from their June 8, 2019 show, and you can watch the stream here.
Bowling For Soup
Bowling For Soup’s lead singer Jaret Reddick is livestreaming the band’s hits from Drunk Enough To Dance to fans everywhere March 24 on StageIt. He will be performing two shows, one at 2 p.m. CST and one at 8 p.m. CST to adhere to different schedules. On March 26, the frontman will return to take on songs from 2004’s A Hangover You Don't Deserve at 2 p.m. CST and 8 p.m. CST.
K.Flay is taking to social media March 26 to play songs for fans all over who are stuck in quarantine. You can catch her show on Instagram Live at 1 p.m. PST. She’s also taking song requests on Twitter and Instagram.
Pop-rock trio DREAMERS will be hosting a Social Distancing Instagram Live tour from March into April. The band will be playing music and having several guests on their live feeds, including Weathers and Joywave. The fun starts March 26 with Irontom at 2 p.m. PST and grandson at 9 p.m. PST. Check out the full artist lineup on their social media.
With emo nights screeching to a halt across the country, LIGHTS is streaming her very own emo night March 28 at 6 p.m. PST. She’s preparing for the stream by learning scene favorites and, of course, getting a little emo in the process. You can send her your requests on Twitter.
Palaye Royale have been busy during this time of self-isolation by creating several forms of content. Incorporating the title of their most recent single “Lonely,” the band will be hosting a social media livestream called “Lonely With Palaye Royale” airing March 28 at 3 p.m. PST. On Twitter, they described the show as “a game show, a concert, an interview, a magic show, whatever you want it to be.” The band are also taking questions on Twitter by using #lonelywithpalayeroyale, and be sure to share your name and where you’re from. Every Sunday, fans can tune into the band’s YouTube channel for a 15-minute episode of Bastards Television at 12 p.m. PST. Undoubtedly, the rock trio will share entertaining videos with fans across the globe.
Live From The Quarantine
No Sleep Records is having a full lineup of artists on their Instagram live stream March 27. Artists include Charmer, Jail Socks and more. The show kicks off at 12:30 p.m. PST with Good Sleepy. Bands will be performing as well as doing Q&A sessions.
Vic Mensa (93PUNX) will be going live exclusively on Levi’s Instagram page to perform some songs on the brand’s recurring segment 5:01 Live. The stream will begin at approximately 5:01 p.m. PST. Previous artists on the segment included Snoop Dogg and DaniLeigh.
A-F Records’ Takeover Fest
Anti-Flag’s A-F Records will be hosting Takeover Fest on their Instagram beginning March 28 at 12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EST. The band’s own Justin Sane and Chris #2 will appearing alongside Derek Zanetti (the Homeless Gospel Choir), Mike Frazier, Kiri Oliver (Early Riser), Brandon Lehman (Swiss Army), Dylan Slocum (Spanish Love Songs) and Steve Soboslai (Punchline). You can donate directly to each artist through the label’s Venmo.
The Dirty Nil and the Glorious Sons
The Dirty Nil will be going going live on their own Instagram with the Glorious Sons vocalist Brett Emmons. The group will be switching it up from a performance stream to team up on a paint night. The band provided a list of items you can gather if you want to paint along, and you can tune in here at 7 p.m. ET March 28.
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.
Birds Of Prey
Fans of the DC Universe may rejoice from their couches as Harley Quinn in Birds Of Prey will be kicking ass on the small screen earlier than expected. Having just hit theaters in early February, Quinn will round up her girl gang for a VOD release March 24, which the film announced on Twitter Tuesday. Variety also confirmed it will head to iTunes and Amazon in early April for $19.99. Fans can also stream the Birds Of Prey album featuring a dynamic, all-female tracklisting, including Halsey, K.Flay and Megan Thee Stallion.
Vin Diesel’s new action thriller Bloodshot had a short run in theaters after only being released March 13. The Sony film will make its way to VOD March 24 and be available for rental on Amazon Prime for $19.99.
I Still Believe
I Still Believe, a recently released romantic drama film, will be arriving on VOD Friday. The movie stars Abigail Cowen, Britt Robertson, Gary Sinise, Shania Twain and K.J. Apa (Archie Andrews on Riverdale). Parts of the film may look familiar to music fans as some scenes were even shot at Hangout Fest. The movie will be available for rental on Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Google Play, YouTube, among other services for $19.99.