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Livestreams: What to Watch on Youtube, Instagram and More, April 16th

on April 16, 2020, 11:24am
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Brendan Benson’s “Boy in a Bubble”

When: Thursday, April 16th at 5:20 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

The Raconteurs’ Brendan Benson has announced “Boy In A Bubble”, a daily series of livestreamed solo performances. Benson will perform one song per day, pulling from all points of his storied career and premiering material from his upcoming solo album Dear Life.

“Home Alone 2”

When: Thursday, April 16th at 6:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

Exploding in Sound Records is teaming up with a handful of their artists and friends this Thursday, April 16th for a livestream of intimate performances taking place on Instagram Live. It will include Jonah Furman of Knot and ex-Krill, Bethlehem Steel, Anna McClellen, Washer, Steve Hartlett of Ovlov and Stove, a rare live performance from Philary, and more starting at 6:00 p.m. EDT.

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Band

When: Thursday, April 16th at 6:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Facebook

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will be performing a live stream concert from Rainwater Studios in Brown County Indiana Thursday April 16th at 6pm EDT.

Amanda Shires’ “I So Lounging”

When: Thursday, April 16th at 6:30 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Amanda Shires has been staging daily live performances on YouTube with her husband Jason Isbell. Past performances have featured songs from her collaborative project The Highwomen and a cover of Warren Zevon.

Ben Gibbard’s “Live From Home”

When: Thursday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m. EST

Where: YouTube and Facebook

Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard is performing regular concerts from his home studio. His initial performances have featured a mix of DCFC songs, material from The Postal Service, and covers of Radiohead and New Order. Future shows may include special guests.

Gibbard is also encouraging his fans to donate to organizations including Aurora Commons and the University District Food Bank.

Dolly Parton’s “Goodnight With Dolly”

When: Thursday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Each Thursday night, Dolly Parton will read children’s books live on YouTube as part of a new video series called “Goodnight with Dolly”.

“Closer in Crisis”

When: Thursday, April 16th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Chadwick Stokes of Dispatch, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Foy Vance, Jade Bird, Langhorne Slim, Ballroom Thieves, and more are coming together to support mental health in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Sound Mind’s virtual benefit concert, “Closer in Crisis”, will be streaming at 8:00 p.m. EDT from Relix’s YouTube channel. Hosted by comedian Chris Gethard, the event will feature at-home musical performances and interviews with mental health experts. The event is free but all donations will benefit mental health resources for the music community.

Soccer Mommy

When: Thursday, April 16th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Club Penguin

Soccer Mommy is hosting a Q&A and listening party for her new album, Color Theory, on Club Penguin.

Bob Moses

When: Thursday, April 16th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Taking place from their studio in Los Angeles, the latest Bobcast promises live music, Q&A, conversations with friends, gear tutorials, and more.

Luke Bryant

When: Thursday, April 16th at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Twitter

Country singer Luke Bryant will participate in Verizon’s weekly “Pay It Forward Live” series. Over the course of “Pay It Forward Live”, viewers are encouraged to do what they can to support local businesses in their own communities by shopping online, buying a gift card to be used when businesses reopen or ordering a meal. Verizon will also donate $10, up to $2.5 million, to support small businesses when the hashtag #PayitForwardLIVE is used.

Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby

When: Thursday, April 16th at 9:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby continue their weekly Instagram livestream series. They promise to play “songs new & old, covers,” and more.

The Black Crowes

When: Thursday, April 16th at 9:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

With no live concerts happening during the COVID-19 quarantine, Chris and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes are treating fans to three of the songs captured on film from their recent, sold out run of acoustic dates — intimate shows performed under the moniker Brothers of a Feather. The high quality black and white piece was shot at the tour’s final date at the Chapel in San Francisco on March 6th, 2020.

DJ Questlove Presents

When: Thursday, April 16th at 9:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube

Questlove will play a live DJ set on The Roots’ YouTube channel.


When: Thursday, April 16th at 9:00 p.m. EDT

Where: TNT

Each Thursday, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal will host “ShaqNight” on TNT. The weekly event will see Shaq host watch-alongs of his favorite films, as well as present a new episode of his Shaq Life documentary series.

Drew Holcomb’s “Kitchen Covers”

When: Thursday, April 16th at 9:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram and Facebook

Drew Holcomb is making the most of his time in self-quarantine by creating the “Kitchen Covers” series that streams every evening at 9:00 p.m. EST via Instagram and Facebook. So far, he’s covered songs by The Avett Brothers, Tom Petty, U2, and Kenny Rogers.

Diplo’s “Corona World Tour”

When: Thursday, April 16th at 10:00 p.m. EDT

Where: YouTube, Twitch, and Instagram

For the duration of social distancing/quarantine practices in the U.S., Diplo will livestream DJ sets from his house five nights per week. The streams will be themed in line with Diplo’s interests: “A Very Lazer Sunday”, paying homage to his group, Major Lazer’s, dancehall and reggae roots airing Sundays at 7:00 p.m. EST; a mixed-bag “Ronatronix” set Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. EST (the name a throwback to the iconic Hollertronix parties that launched his career); country-flecked variety show “The Thomas Wesley Show Thursdays” at 10:00 p.m. EST; ambient “Corona Sabbath Fridays” at 10:00 p.m. EST; and a good, old fashioned “Coronight Feve”r rave Saturday nights at 11:00 p.m. EST.

Major publishers and record labels will allow the archived streams to live on YouTube and to be monetized by respective rights holders, with royalties being paid to all those whose music is played in the shows.

Jeff Tweedy and Family

When: Thursday, April 16th at 10:15 p.m. EDT

Where: Instagram

Each evening at 10:15 p.m. EST, Jeff Tweedy and his family perform on their @stuffinourhouse Instagram page.

World Cafe & Royal Mountain’s “World Tour”

When: Daily

Where: Instagram

Royal Mountain Records and World Cafe have announced their co-presentation of the “World Tour” live stream series. The series runs nightly throughout April at 7:00 p.m. EST, with each evening featuring two artists from different countries performing live via Royal Mountain’s Instagram.

Scheduled performers include Ezra Furman, Hatchie, Manchester Orchestra, Dan Boeckner, Hannah Georgas, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Beths, Nap Eyes, Tim Burgess, Moaning, Tim Baker, and more.

Chad Smith’s Drum Covers

When: Daily

Where: Instagram

Each day, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith posts a video of himself drumming along to a classic song.

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