Here are the performances to livestream 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 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.
SiriusXM Home DJ Series
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, Korn, Halestorm and Motionless In White, Fire From The Gods will kick off week five here May 11 at 7 a.m. EST. Future guests include Shinedown, Papa Roach, Nothing More, Asking Alexandria, 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. twenty one pilots hosted Inside Tracks previously, and Bishop Briggs will host this week. The 1975 are all slated to take over the waves in the future. You can see the lineup here and listen to the station here.
Stay At Home With YUNGBLUD
YUNGBLUD now has 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 every Monday and check out the first, second and third episodes now. The series will spotlight the charity No Kid Hungry and encourage viewers to donate to the organization.
Vocalist Nick Santino, formerly of A Rocket To The Moon and Beach Weather, will be hosting a livestream May 12. Fans can tune in to his Instagram page to hear some of their old favorites from Santino at 7 p.m. EST. You can BYOB (or W) to your couch and listen to some tunes.
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 and you can tune in here.
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.
Grayscale guitarist Andrew Kyne is logging on to Twitch every Saturday at 7 p.m. EST to stream Call Of Duty: Warzone. 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.
The Unlikely Candidates
The Unlikely Candidates will take the Facebook and Instagram stage every Wednesday during this time of self-isolation for #FlattenTheHumpDay. Fans can head to their preferred social media site at 3 p.m. CST weekly to see these Fort Worth rockers turn quarantine into a jam session.
ONE OK ROCK
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 May 14, 23 and 31 at 10 a.m. EST. A full concert lineup and URL listing is available on their Twitter.
The Front Bottoms
The Front Bottoms are streaming performances and movies from Twitch throughout the month of May and into June. On May 15 and 29, the duo will livestream performances at 5 p.m. EST. On May 22 and June 5, they will stream short films featuring band footage.
The virtual Five4FiveFest is coming your way with headliner Don Broco May 15 alongside deaf havana, Hot Milk, Stay Free and Lizzy Farrall. Enter Shikari will headline May 16 and will be joined by As It Is, Fatherson, the Dangerous Summer and Tigress. The stream will benefit the National Health Service. Exclusive merch, prizes, bands and time slots will be announced this week. The stream will be broadcasted on Facebook.
Block By Blockwest
It’s certainly no South By Southwest, but indie-rock quartet Courier Club are 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 April 25, but due to high demand, the servers crashed. In less than an hour, the festival raised $5,000. They will be back May 16 to run the festival in its entirety for a larger number of fans. Viewers can watch at the Block By Blockwest site.
All Time Low
All Time Low are hosting a benefit concert for their crew members. On May 22, Alex Gaskarth will take the virtual stage with his acoustic guitar, and the entire band will make an appearance at 5 p.m. EST. Each ticket for the stream costs $10, and all proceeds will directly go to the ATL crew affected by the pandemic. Tickets are available here starting at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, May 13. The band will also be selling exclusive merch bundles with the livestream ticket.
Slay At Home
A new metal festival is coming to your desktop soon. Slay At Home is a free virtual metal music and arts festival benefitting MusiCares and GlobalGiving taking place May 29 and 30. You can stream the performance at Metal Injection’s YouTube page. Artists such as Silvertomb and Suicide Silence will be performing from their home, while Luc Lemay (Gorguts), Dave Davidson (Gargoyl), Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan) and Elliot Hoffman (Carbomb) will be sharing commissioned music and cover collaborations with other artists. For a full list of artist announcements and time slots, check out the festival website.