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Today’s self-isolation livestreams (Dave Hause, Porridge Radio, Ben Gibbard, more)

Dave Hause at Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dave Hause at MHOW in 2017 (more by Em Grey)

With no shows happening, a lot of artists are livestreaming performances from safely isolated locations that you can watch in a safely isolated location like your home.


Porridge Radio (whose new album we love) would have played the British Music Embassy Sessions at SXSW this week, so instead they’ll do it as a livestream via YouTube at 9:50 AM ET.

Yo La Tengo‘s Ira Kaplan is filling in as DJ on WFMU from noon-3 PM. Listen here.

Brian Wilson is performing on the first episode of Rolling Stone‘s new “In My Room” Instagram TV series at 3 PM. More info here.

Dave Hause at 3 PM ET. Info and “tickets” here.

Thao Nguyen of Thao & the Get Down Stay Down is streaming ‘Thao TV for Kids’ on Instagram at 3:30 PM ET. Info here.

Christine and the Queens is doing something every day at 6 PM ET on Instagram and she promises “guests and weird concepts included.”

Ben Gibbard is livestreaming solo performances from his home studio everyday at 7 PM ET. Read more and tune in here.

The Met is hosting “Nightly Met Opera Streams” every day during its coronavirus closure. Each night is a different “complete operatic gem from our collection of HD presentations from the past 14 years.” Each night’s new opera begins streaming at 7:30 PM ET and will repeat through 3:30 PM the following day. Yesterday was Puccini’s La Bohème and today it’s Verdi’s Il Trovatore.

Ridgewood venue Nowadays is streaming live every night from 8 PM-midnight until they’re open again. Read more and tune in here.

Comedy Cellar is livestreaming ‘Live From The Comedy Cellar: Corona Edition’ at 8:30 PM ET on their YouTube channel with Ari Shaffir, Chris Distefano, Rich Vos, Michael Suarez, and host Robert Kelly.

Portugal. The Man is performing on a “Chipotle Together” session at 9 PM ET on Instagram:

Travis Johnson from Activity, whose debut album is out next week, will be performing a short set on the band’s Instagram at 9 PM ET.


Honey Harper will play two songs via Youtube and Instagram at 3 PM daily starting Thursday (3/19).

Indigo Girls on Thursday (3/19) at 6 PM ET. More info here.

Luck Reunion’s Til Further Notice on Thursday (3/19) at 7 PM ET, with Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, Margo Price & Jeremy Ivey, Lucinda Williams, Nathaniel Rateliff, Jewel, Micah and Lukas Nelson, Devon Gilfillian, Thomas Csorba, Tami Nelson, Sunny War, Ian Ferguson, Tre Burt, David Ramirez, Katie Pruitt, Nikki Lane, Early James, Paul Cauthen, Randy Houser and more.

Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby on Thursday (3/19) at 9 PM ET on Instagram:

Year of the Knife (whose new Kurt Ballou-recorded album Internal Incarceration is due in May via Pure Noise) were supposed to open the cancelled Code Orange tour but (like Code Orange did) they’ll livestream a performance instead. They’re doing it with Hate5ix (who also did the Code Orange stream) on Friday (3/20) at 6 PM ET from Landmine Studios in NJ.

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Ultra Virual Music Festival on Friday (3/20) at 5 PM ET through Monday 3/23 on Sirius XM channel 52. Learn more here.

Mal Blum on Friday (3/20) at 7:30 PM ET on Crowdcast. More info here.

Fat Tony on Friday (3/20) at 9 PM ET:

Huntsmen on Saturday (3/21) at 9 PM ET. Learn more here.

Charli XCX and Clairo are hosting a “quarantine art class” on Instagram on Sunday (3/22). Time and more details TBA.

Boiler Room is launching a new live series this week, dates and times TBA.

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Stay safe, remain connected & support where you can⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Amid the pandemic, our number one priority is protecting our artists and audiences as well as all the BTS crew, from sound engineers to door staff from camera operators to security.⁠⠀ As a result, we are postponing or cancelling over 40 upcoming shows between now and the summer. This includes our first ever festival in Johannesburg which will be rescheduled for later in the year. We will reevaluate the situation as it unfolds.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ This week, Boiler Room will launch a new live series under lockdown and isolation. These broadcasts will stream from artists’ homes and private spaces, direct to our audience and without the need for interaction with production teams – as we practice social distancing to remove risk from our programming.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Alongside a programme of re-ups from our archives, these transmissions are a way to remain connected while apart.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Each show will give you the option to donate. This week, funds raised are going to Global FoodBanking Network, whose global work providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty is crucial at this time. Next week, funds will go to a different charity; feel free to send us suggestions in the chatroom, where we will also be sharing other causes to support.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Please give if you can afford to — for example, what you might spend on a night out. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Coronavirus has exposed the fragility of underground and independent music. Artists, labels, record shops, festivals and other creative small businesses are at great threat. Now more than ever, we need to find ways to support each other and the most vulnerable around us.⁠⠀

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We posted some of our favorite live concert videos here. Also, check out our latest album reviews in Notable Releases and Bill’s Indie Basement and subscribe to our monthly Spotify playlist to listen to some of our favorite new songs.

Missed livestreams from earlier this week/previous weeks? Watch archives of Ben Gibbard, Code Orange, and Dropkick Murphys.

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