Tim’s Twitter Listening Party, the interactive listening parties for classic albums featuring commentary from the artists who made them, was created by Tim Burgess of The Charlatans and have been going since COVID-19 lockdown took hold in March.  North America and Europe are starting to open back up, a little, but Burgess is still hosting new listening parties nearly daily, if not at quite the fever pitch they happened in April and May.

July’s schedule includes MadnessOne Step Beyond (7/3), The Lemon TwigsDo Hollywood (7/8), Faithless’ Reverence (7/9), The ZutonsWho Killed The Zutons (7/10), The Pogues‘ If I Should Fall from Grace with God (7/11), Menswear‘s Nuisance (7/13), The Dandy WarholsThirteen Tales of Urban Bohemia (7/13), Caribou‘s Swim (7/18), Joy Division‘s Closer (7/18), and more.

Today’s listening parties (7/1) are Marika Hackman‘s Any Human Friend (3 PM ET), Friendly Fires‘ self-titled debut (4 PM ET), and Superchunk‘s Majesty Shredding (5 PM). Check out the full schedule below and more details are here.

There are also number of David Bowie listening parties hosted by Mike Garson who played on many of Bowie’s albums.

You can also check out archives of all the past listening parties — like The Breeders’ Last Splash and Belle & Sebastian’s The Boy with the Arab Strap — on the Tims Twitter Listening Party website.


Wednesday, July 1
3 PM Marika HackmanAny Human Friend
4 PM Friendly FiresFriendly Fires
5 PM SuperchunkMajesty Shredding

Thursday, July 2
3 PM SofieCult Survivor
4 PM Mystery JetsA Billion Heartbeats

Friday, July 3
4 PM MadnessOne Step Beyond

Saturday, July 4
5 PM The CharlatansUs and Us Only

Sunday, July 5
3 PM David BowieOutside
4 PM The CharlatansWonderland
5 PM We Are ScientistsLove And Squalor

Tuesday, July 7
4 PM bdrmmBedroom
5 PM Gary WilsonThink You Really Know Me

Wednesday, July 8
4 PM The BlindersColumbia
5 PM The Lemon TwigsDo Hollywood

Thursday, July 9
4 PM The LevellersLevelling The Land
5 PM FaithlessReverence

Friday, July 10
1:45 PM Porcupine Tree In Absentia
3 PM The ZutonsWho Killed The Zutons
5 PM Dexys Midnight RunnersDon’t Stand Me Down

Saturday, July 11
4 PM The VaccinesEnglish Graffiti
5 PM Peaking Lights – 936
6 PM The PoguesIf I Should Fall From Grace With God

Sunday, July 12
3 PM David Bowie Diamond Dogs
4 PM Therapy?Troublegum

Monday, July 13
4 PM MenswearNuisance
5 PM The Dandy WarholsThirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia

Tuesday, July 14
5 PM Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine101 Damnations

Saturday, July 18
4 PM CaribouSwim
5 PM Joy DivisionCloser

Sunday, July 19
3 PM David BowieYoung Americans

Monday, July 20
4 PM VillagersBecoming A Jackal

Sunday, July 26
3 PM David Bowie Pin Ups

Sunday, August 2
3 PM David BowieReality