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WATCH LIST: Free Online Livestream Concerts To Catch During Coronavirus Quarantine
Here’s a list of the latest online concerts to stream live or binge watch on demand in quarantine
Music artists understand the coronavirus (COVID-19) new normal is tough on both them and their fans. To make things easier several, many musicians are streaming live performances from their homes. Here's the latest list of livestreaming concerts to catch or binge-watch.
Discogs' "Homespun" Livestream Series
Discogs, the self-proclaimed "world's record store," hosts its daily "Homespun" livestream content series featuring DJs from indie labels and record stores who'll spin vinyl records for viewers around the world. Discogs is encouraging viewers to donate to the MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund. The series launches Monday, April 13, at 2 p.m. EST and will run daily afterward. Watch it on Facebook Live.
The singer/songwriter will stream his Fireside Sessions from his home. Watch here.
Every night the DJ and producer will have live DJ sets from his living room. Catch him spinning here.
Drew Holcomb's Kitchen Cover Series
Catch the "Say Hey" singer/songwriter and musician sharing music on the daily on Instagram. Tune in here.
The pop duo will do live DJ sessions every day on Facebook at 1 p.m. ET.
Art Share L.A.
Tune into Art Share L.A.'s Facebook every day at 5 p.m. ET/ 2 p.m. PT to watch local talent live. Stream here.
The "Eyes On You" singer will perform covers live. Join the stream here.
Daily Dance Break With KIDZ BOP
Everyday at 3 p.m. ET/ 12 p.m. PT take a break with the kids and let some energy out with dancing. Tune in here.
STYX FIX LIVE SATURDAY
GRAMMY-nominated rock legends Styx are hosting a special edition of their STYX FIX LIVE SATURDAYS series. The band will be streaming show audio of their 2019 Las Vegas Mission Show, including a Mission show in its entirety and a greatest hits set, along with exclusive photos and videos. The band is partnering with MusiCares to raise funds for our COVID-19 Relief Fund on an ongoing biweekly basis. Tune into Styx's official YouTube channel starting Saturday, April 11, at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST to watch.
Genesis Film Festival 2020
GRAMMY-winning U.K. rock legends Genesis have launched a new online film festival in which they'll stream a concert film from their vaults. The festival launches Saturday, April 18, and will run for the next five weeks through Saturday, May 16. Genesis will post a new film on the band's official YouTube channel every Saturday at 12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EDT; each film will be available to watch for seven days before the band uploads the next week's entry.
Dead & Company's Couch Tour
Damian Lillard AKA Dame D.O.L.L.A. Bar Series
Fiesta With Flor
Children's singer and puppeteer Flor Bromley presents HER free "Fiesta with Flor" Spanish-language "musical adventure programs" for preschool and kindergarten kids. Livestreamed every Monday and Friday at 11 a.m. EST via Flor's Facebook page here.
The rock band's frontman will perform live on YouTube Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT. Watch here.
Dave Matthews Band Drive-In Archival Webcast Series
Tune in every Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST/ 5 p.m. PST here for a show featuring a past performance from the "Crash Into Me" band.
Saturdaze With Earth, Wind & Fire
Earth, Wind & Fire is hosting Saturdaze, a virtual worldwide dance party taking place every Saturday for the month of July. Each week, a guest DJ will join the event to spin their favorite songs from the iconic band, Billboard reports. The series kicks off Saturday (July 4) starting at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET with special guest DJ D-Nice and Earth, Wind & Fire co-founders Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson. Saturdaze will raise funds for charities and organizations, including some local Black Lives Matters chapters. Watch it every Saturday on the band's YouTube and Facebook pages.
9 p.m. EST/ 6 p.m. PST Niko Blue
9:30 p.m. EST/ 6:30 p.m. PST Oranj Goodman
10 p.m. EST/ 7 p.m. PST Badtuner
10:30 p.m. EST/ 7:30 p.m. PST 12am
11 p.m. EST/ 8 p.m. PST Akinyemi
Watch on Instagram
SOUNDS FROM TOKYO REWIND
2 p.m. EST / 11 a.m. PST THE CHARM PARK
3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST Mizuki Ohira
4 p.m. EST / 1 p.m, PST kiki vivi lily
5 p.m. EST / 2 p.m. PST MIREI
Watch on https://www.twitch.tv/bandsintown/
HOME SCHOOL REWIND
8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST Daniel Blake
8:20 p.m. EST / 5:20 p.m. PST BIIANCO
8:38 p.m. EST / 5:38 p.m. PST Dan Croll
Watch on https://www.twitch.tv/bandsintown/
¡El Grito! Telethon
Los Tucanes de Tijuana, La Santa Cecilia, Ozomatli, El Conjunto Nueva Ola (ECNO), La Victoria, Weapons of Mass Creation, San Cha, DJ Angie Vee, Las Joyas Divinas Del Valle, Mariachi Lluvia Y Fuego, and Banda help Los Angeles ring in the beginning of Latino Heritage Month. Beyond performances, the event will commemorate Mexico's call to arms for independence as well as highlight the present Mexican community in Los Angeles. The first-ever ¡El Grito! Telethon virtual celebration organized by the city of Los Angeles and Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez will also raise money Angelenos most affected by COVID-19. Watch at 10 p.m. EST/ 7 p.m. PST here.
Universal language: Why humans need music
Learn why music is truly a common language that is key to human development and evolution
There's no doubt music finds a way into nearly every moment of our daily lives, whether it's marking milestones such as a first dance at a wedding, the soundtrack to our favorite movie or singing in the shower for fun. In fact, it's hard to imagine times when we are more than an ear-length away from hearing another song.
But why does music mean so much to us? A powerful form of communication that transcends all barriers — music is our common language, but why?
A composer and educator with a lifelong fascination for music, Adam Ockelford has traced our connection with music back to infants and caregivers. Infants are unable to follow words, but they are developmentally primed to trace patterns in sound, such as through the songs a caretaker sings to them. Therefore, understanding music is intuitive for humans, even at a very young age, and it encourages healthy development.
In addition, there may be another evolutionary purpose for music. Music provides a sense of sameness between humans — if you can copy the sounds someone else makes, you must be an ally. This synergy plays a role in human survival because it evokes empathy and understanding, a lesson we still learn from music in today's culture.
"Music is central to the notion of what it is to be human, and spans cultures, continents and centuries," writes Ockelford. "My music, your music, our music can bind us together as families, as tribes and as societies in a way that nothing else can."
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Rosalía Announces First Solo North American Tour
El Mal Querer Tour, named after the Spanish pop star's latest album, will come to Los Angeles on April 17 in between her Coachella performances
Rosalía is set to perform at some of the most popular music festivals around the globe, including Primavera Sound in Spain, Lollapalooza (Argentina and Chile) and Coachella, but the Spanish pop star isn't stopping there when she gets to the States. Now, she has announced her first solo North American Tour with a string of dates that will bring her to select cities in the U.S. and Canada.
El Mal Querer Tour, named after her latest album, will come to Los Angeles on April 17 in between her Coachella performances. Then she'll play San Francisco on April 22, New York on April 30 and close out in Toronto on May 2.
"I’m so happy to announce my first solo North American tour dates," the singer tweeted.
Rosalía won Best Alternative Song and Best Fusion/ Urban Interpretation at the 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards in November and has been praised for bringing flamenco to the limelight with her hip-hop and pop beats. During her acceptance speech she gave a special shout-out to female artists who came before her, including Lauryn Hill and Bjork.
Rosalía has been getting some love herself lately, most notably from Alicia Keys, who gave the Spanish star a shout-out during an acceptance speech, and Madonna, who featured her on her Spotify International Women's Day Playlist.
Tickets for the tour go on sale March 22. For more tour dates, visit Rosalía's website.
Walk, Don't Run: 60 Years Of The Ventures Exhibit Will Showcase The Surf-Rock Icons' Impact On Pop Culture
The exhibit, opening Dec. 7, will feature late band member Mel Taylor's Gretsch snare drum, a 1965 Ventures model Mosrite electric guitar, the original 45 rpm of "Walk Don't Run" and more
Influential instrumental rock band The Ventures are getting their own exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles that will showcase the band's impact on pop culture since the release of their massive hit "Walk, Don't Run" 60 years ago.
The Rock Hall of Fame inductees and Billboard chart-toppers have become especially iconic in the surf-rock world, known for its reverb-loaded guitar sound, for songs like "Wipeout," "Hawaii Five-O" and "Walk, Don't Run." The Walk, Don't Run: 60 Years Of The Ventures exhibit opening Dec. 7 will feature late band member Mel Taylor's Gretsch snare drum, a 1965 Ventures model Mosrite electric guitar, the original 45 rpm of "Walk Don't Run," a Fender Limited Edition Ventures Signature guitars, rare photos and other items from their career spanning six decades and 250 albums.
“It’s such an honor to have an exhibit dedicated to The Ventures at the GRAMMY Museum and be recognized for our impact on music history,” said Don Wilson, a founding member of the band, in a statement. "I like to think that, because we ‘Venturized’ the music we recorded and played, we made it instantly recognizable as being The Ventures. We continue to do that, even today."
Don Wilson, Gerry McGee, Bob Spalding, and Leon Taylor are current band members. On Jan. 9, Taylor's widow and former Fiona Taylor, Ventures associated musician Jeff "Skunk" Baxter and others will be in conversation with GRAMMY Museum Artistic Director Scott Goldman about the band's journey into becoming the most successful instrumental rock band in history at the Clive Davis Theater.
"The Ventures have inspired generations of musicians during their storied six-decade career, motivating many artists to follow in their footsteps and start their own projects," said Michael Sticka, GRAMMY Museum President. "As a music museum, we aim to shine a light on music education, and we applaud the Ventures for earning their honorary title of 'the band that launched a thousand bands.' Many thanks to the Ventures and their families for letting us feature items from this important era in music history."
The exhibit will run Dec. 7–Aug. 3, 2020 at the GRAMMY Museum.
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Alicia Keys Unveils Dates For New Storytelling Series
The artist will take her upcoming 'More Myself: A Journey' biography on a four-city book tour
After performing her powerhouse piano medley at the 62nd Annual GRAMMYs, R&B superstar, GRAMMY-winning artist and former GRAMMY’s host Alicia Keys has revealed that she will set out on a four-stop book tour next month. The storytelling tour will support her forthcoming book More Myself: A Journey, which is slated for a March 31 release via Flatiron Books and is reported to feature stories and music from the book, told and performed by Alicia and her piano, according to a statement.
Part autobiography, part narrative documentary, Keys' title is dubbed in its description as an "intimate, revealing look at one artist’s journey from self-censorship to full expression." You can pre-order the title here.
The book tour will kick off with a March 31 Brooklyn stop at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. From there, Keys will visit Atlanta’s Symphony Hall on April 5 and Chicago’s Thalia Hall with Chicago Ideas the following day, April 6. The short-run will culminate on April 7 in Los Angeles at the Theatre at Ace Hotel.
Pre-sales for the tour are underway and public on-sale will begin on Friday, March 6 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Tickets for the intimate dates and full release dates and times are available here.
Keys won her first five career awards at the 44th Annual GRAMMYs in 2002. On the night, she received awards in the Best New Artists, Song of the Year, Best R&B Song, Best R&B Album and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance categories respectively. She has received a total of 29 nominations and 15 GRAMMYs in her career.
This year, Keys will also embark on a world tour in support of Alicia, the artist’s upcoming seventh studio album and the follow up of 2016’s Here, due out March 20 via RCA Records.