Here are the performance livestreams and movies you can 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.
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Check out 14 livestreams and movies announced and going down this week, and keep checking back as this list will continue to be updated.
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.
Unleashed Online by Kayzo
Kayzo is hosting a two-hour DJ set livestream April 9 to help you let loose at home. Unleashed Online will be available for viewing on Twitch and YouTube via Insomniac Events. You can catch all the beats and dance rhythms at 5 p.m. PST.
American Football will be headlining a livestream concert inside Minecraft. Yes, you read that correctly. Nether Meant, a virtual festival in Minecraft, takes place April 11 starting at 6 p.m. EST. Players can even purchase VIP passes to special areas in the game, in-game merch and a chance to talk to all of the artists on the bill via Discord. All benefits will go directly to Good360’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The stream can also be found on Twitch.
One World: Together At Home
Late-night stars Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon are co-hosting a global broadcast on CBS, ABC and NBC called One World: Together At Home. The show will feature an array of musicians all working together to promote the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) and raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts. Lady Gaga raised $35 million for the organization already and had a hand in curating the artist lineup. Alanis Morissette, Kacey Musgraves, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, Lizzo, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day are just a handful of artists who will perform. The show takes place April 18 at 8 p.m. EST on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. It will also air on various cable channels, iHeartMedia,Yahoo, Twitch, Amazon Prime Video, Apple Music, Alibaba, LiveXLive, Tencent, Tidal and TuneIn.
The Noise Live Stream
The Noise is sharing livestreams to give you relief from coronavirus-related news every day of this week with the Wrecks, House & Home, Glacier Veins, Five North, Rome Hero Foxes, Charming Liars and Young Culture. You can find the full list of dates and time slots for each artist on The Noise’s Instagram.
Danny Worsnop was one of many to be impacted by tour cancelations as he postponed his March U.K. run. To make up for it, the Asking Alexandria frontman is planning two livestreams next week. He teamed up with Veeps for a virtual meet and greet and a full live set. Both planned gigs go down April 13 at 2 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET. More information is available here.
Emo Nite TV
If you can’t go out to Emo Nite, the party will come to you! Emo Nite will be streaming from Twitch April 7 at 6 p.m. PST. Join Craig Owens (badXchannels, Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, Chiodos) and grandson as they chat and spin your favorite scene favorites to take the edge off of being stuck inside. You can send in your songs requests and send the artists questions on Twitter. They’ll also be recruiting blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, Bobby Hundred for a separate stream April 10 at 6 p.m. PST.
K.Flay’s breakout record Every Where Is Some Where featuring hit tracks such as Grammy-nominated “Blood In The Cut” and “High Enough” turns three years old April 7. The singer is throwing her album a quarantine birthday party and everyone is invited. Fans can text K.Flay at 510-241-4686 for the YouTube link to the livestream, which will start at 8 p.m. EST. She assured fans outside of the U.S. that they will also have access to the link.
Sebastian Danzig (Palaye Royale)
Palaye Royale’s Sebastian Danzig and his fiancé Larisa will be taking to her Instagram page for a Q&A session from home. You may even spot the couple’s cute dog Mishka during the broadcast. Fans can submit questions to the duo on Twitter and catch their answers starting at 3 p.m. PST.
Best Coast and Hayley Williams
Bethany Cosentino of the duo Best Coast is livestreaming a call with friend and former tourmate Hayley Williams via her show Bethline April 8. The two are talking about tea, face masks and other forms of self-care. Fans can send in questions to get answered on the show with the email email@example.com. To listen into the stream, you can dial 205-736-3201 or head to YouTube.
ECHOSMITH aren’t slacking off on touring even in the midst of a national quarantine. The band are virtually traveling on The Lonely Generation Digital World Tour. They will be playing music and chatting with fans on various social media platforms April 8, 9, 10 and 17. A full list of streaming sites and time slots are available on their Twitter.
Thirty Seconds To Mars
In honor of Thirty Seconds To Mars’ AMERICA celebrating its two-year anniversary this week, frontman Jared Leto will be heading to Instagram April 10 for a livestream listening party of the 2018 album. You can tune in on Leto’s page at 1 p.m. PST to hear some tracks and stories about the album.
Alkaline Trio’s Dan Andriano will be livestreaming some music for fans April 9. He’ll be playing some band favorites and perhaps some throwbacks starting at 7 p.m. EST on his Instagram page. Fans can request songs and even ask the singer questions for the broadcast on his post.
Neck Deep guitarist Matt West is streaming a session of Final Fantasy VII Remake and attempting to finish the game in one go. The session will start at 11 a.m. BST/6 a.m. ET and will be streamed on Twitch. During the stream, West will be collecting donations to benefit the band’s touring crew who have been put out of work due to coronavirus.
BABYMETAL want you to open up the pit at home and mosh in your living room. The band will be streaming live concerts from the Tokyo Dome on April 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. JST/7 a.m. EST. All streams can be found on their YouTube page.
Slipknot’s Knotfest recently announced they’ll be streaming a set from an artist within their community each Friday. Following the band themselves and Lamb Of God, and Megadeth, the website will be streaming another Slipknot set. This time, fans have a chance to catch their full 2019 Download Festival performance, and bassist Alessandro “V-Man” Venturella will be hopping on for a Q&A. Tune in April 10 at 6 p.m. ET on the Knotfest website.
Trolls World Tour
Trolls was a box-office hit with groups of all ages. Its sequel, Trolls World Tour (which features Ozzy Osbourne as the voice of Thrash), was set for a theatrical release April 10 but will be heading right to VOD that day instead. Anna Kendrick, one of the film’s star voices, shared in a tweet “I’m so happy we can spread the joy while everyone stays safe.” Rental prices for the brand-new release will be $19.99 via iTunes, Amazon and VUDU.