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. 

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Check out the livestreams and movies announced and going down this week, and keep checking back as this list will continue to be updated. 


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’re airing Live In Munich from May 31, 2015, and you can watch it here.

SiriusXM Home DJ Series

SiriusXM’s rock station Octane, is letting some of your favorite musicians take over in their free Home Invasion series. Five Finger Death Punch kicked things off from their home, playing hits and chatting on the broadcast last week. Korn’s James “Munky” Schaffer and Brian “Head” Welch launched week two, and you can listen here through May 15. Future guests include Shinedown, Papa Roach, Nothing More, Asking Alexandria, Motionless In White, I Prevail, Halestorm and more. Listeners can stream live from SiriusXM channel no. 37, the SiriusXM app or this link.

SiriusXM’s AltNation station will also be giving some of the nation’s biggest musicians the ability to DJ from home. On April 23, Billie Joe Armstrong and Tre Cool from Green Day will be taking over the channel at noon EST. 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.



To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA), a nonprofit helping those with depression, self-injury and addiction, will be holding a livestream April 21. Join founder Jamie Tworkowski at 4 p.m. EST on Instagram with special guests Lorenza Izzo (The Green Inferno, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) and licensed mental health counselor Aaron Moore, who will chat about the stress everyone is enduring now, and maybe you’ll even pick up a few helpful coping skills. 

All Time Low

All Time Low fans have been tuning into their livestreams each Wednesday to celebrate #EverythingIsWine happy hour. However, this week, the band are hanging out on Tuesday, April 21 instead to celebrate bassist Zack Merrick’s birthday. You can stream their quarantine celebration at 5 p.m. EST on their Twitch account


Over the past few weeks, AFI have been taking turns going live on their Instagram. This week, drummer Adam Carson will be taking over April 22. Tune into their page at 7 p.m. PST for a Q&A, some stories and maybe even some drum tips and tricks.

Death Cab For Cutie

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 Corey Fonville joining this week. You can tune in here.


Ben Gibbard is also 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 Thursdays at 6 p.m. PST. Listeners can Venmo @BenGibbardLiveFromHome to benefit various charities, local, national and international to aid in the fight against coronavirus.


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 been hosting Cavetown TV with various forms of content across several social media platforms since March. On April 22, he’ll be sharing a live performance of “Snail” from Webster Hall in New York City on his YouTube page at 8 a.m. PST.


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.

Tessa Violet

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 23 at 7 p.m. PST and April 26 at 2 p.m. PST. All streams can be found on her YouTube page.


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?


Slipknot’s Knotfest recently announced they’ll be streaming a set from an artist within their community each week. Following Slipknot themselves Megadeth, Lamb Of God and Behemoth, Trivium are the next band who will have a full set streamed on April 25. The show comes from their 2019 Download Festival set. Fans can tune in here at 3 p.m. EST to see a video intro from frontman Matt Heafy and chat with the full band throughout the broadcast. Additionally, Trivium is releasing their new album What The Dead Men Say on April 24. Heafy will do a full album playthrough on his Twitch at 3 p.m. EST.

Stay At Home Ball


Radio DJ Elvis Duran is hosting the Stay At Home Ball April 24. Starting at 8 p.m. EST, you can tune into YouTube to see performances from some of today’s best musicians including lovelytheband, Kesha, Shinedown and Stephan Jenkins from Third Eye Blind. Pete Wentz, Niall Horan, Hailee Steinfeld and Bebe Rexha will also make special guest appearances throughout the broadcast. Throughout the course of the broadcast, viewers can make donations to Project C.U.R.E., an organization aimed at supplying and delivering PPE to healthcare workers. Check out the full lineup here.

Room Service Music Festival 


A new virtual music festival is heading to your screen April 24-26. Room Service Music Festival will have multichannel “stages” all available on YouTube. Artists appearing on the streams include YUNGBLUD, Rezz, Mt. Joy, mxmtoon, YULTRON and Sullivan King. The event will also be hosted by Fyre Festival event producer Andy King who went viral after sharing the lengths he went to over bottled water in Netflix’s documentary Fyre. A full list of artists is available on Twitter with time slots coming soon. All donations made during the event will benefit Feeding America and Sweet Relief.

PlayOn Fest

PlayOn Fest will allow music fans everywhere to relive some of their favorite artists’ festival performances during a jam-packed three-day weekend. LL Cool J will kick off the livestream April 24 at 12 p.m. EST on YouTube. Performances include Paramore’s Bonnaroo debut, Panic! At The Disco’s 2019 O2 Arena show in London and twenty one pilotsLollapalooza Brazil 2019 set. Other artists include KORN, Weezer, Cardi B, Green Day and many more. Donations and merch sales collected during the stream will be given to the World Health Organization. A full lineup can be found here



Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor will be hosting a walkthrough of the band’s demo of “Reptile” from their Periphery IV: Hail Stan writing session. Join him April 24 on Twitch at 8 p.m. EST to learn some guitar tips and hang out for a Q&A session. 

Post Malone

As many of us already know, Post Malone is a massive Nirvana fan, and he’s putting that fandom to work for a charity livestream. During his Courtney Love-approved tribute, Posty will raise money for the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. Viewers can donate throughout the set, and Google will match at a 2:1 rate up to $5 million. The livestream kicks off on his YouTube channel at 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m EST.

Palaye Royale 

Join Palaye Royale guitarist Sebastian Danzig in his quarantine kitchen for Cooking With Sebastian. The segment will be part of the band’s YouTube series “Lonely With Palaye Royale.” You can tune into YouTube April 25 at 3 p.m. PST for some fun chats and delicious food.

Papa Roach

Papa Roach are gearing up to celebrate 20 years of Infest with a livestream airing April 25 at 1 p.m. PST. INFEST IN-Conversation will feature frontman Jacoby Shaddix, guitarist Jerry Horton, bassist Tobin Esperance and drummer Tony Palermo. The band will also be joined by original drummer Dave Buckner who parted ways in 2007, marking the first time they’re all together in 13 years. More special guests will appear throughout the broadcast, but the band are keeping them a secret. You can tune in on their YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, VK and Twitter.

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



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 25 and 29 and May 14, 23 and 31 at 10 a.m. EST. A full concert lineup and URL listing is available on their Twitter

Together In Pride

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.

Upcoming streams announced this week

Red Bull Records Virtual Festival


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.

Mayday Parade


Mayday Parade is taking over idobi Radio on 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. - 7 p.m. EST.