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April 3, 2020 12:16 PM   Subscribe

For the past few weeks at noon PST on Fridays, Colin Meloy of the Decemberists (@dullandwitlessboy on Instagram) has been performing on Instagram live and it's been such a nice thing to look forward to. What upcoming or regularly scheduled stuff on Instagram Live, Facebook Live, Twitch, etc. are you watching? Music is great, but I'd love to hear about anything that's bringing you joy.
posted by LadyNibbler to Media & Arts (17 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
Sean from AJJ is streaming daily at about 7:30PST on Instagram and YouTube.

Various folk punk bands have been putting on mini-festivals called Coping with Dystopia (Facebook, YouTube). There will be one tonight (4/3) starting at 3PST.
posted by sacrifix at 12:34 PM on April 3, 2020

Questlove from The Roots has been DJ'ing almost every night and streaming on multiple platforms (Instagram, YouTube, etc) - lots of hip-hop performers showing up in the chat and random events like Stevie Wonder calling in during his Stevie set.

And I've been enjoying John Hodgman's "Get Your Pets" livestreams on Instagram - he invites friends and random followers to join the chat and show off their animals. Usually around 4 PM ET, announced on his Insta.
posted by Gortuk at 12:39 PM on April 3, 2020 [1 favorite]

Well this was a one time thing, and it happened yesterday, but very relevant: Yung Lean livestreamed a solo performance from the back of a truck. It was pretty and unique. You can watch it here.
posted by so fucking future at 12:47 PM on April 3, 2020

Frank Turner has played one of his albums live on Facebook on the last few Thursdays to benefit an independent local music venue. It's like 3pm Eastern time, I think. He does a GoFundMe and chats between songs.

It may be the only time I get to see him live and I am loving it.
posted by wenestvedt at 1:56 PM on April 3, 2020 [1 favorite]

Josh Ritter on Tuesdays!
posted by ropeladder at 3:49 PM on April 3, 2020 [1 favorite]

It's not live, but every Tuesday at 8:30PM EST Phish is playing a free archival webcast over at

Their bass player Mike Gordon has been doing bass lessons on Thursday evenings over on Instagram.
posted by bondcliff at 4:05 PM on April 3, 2020 [1 favorite]

WildEarth live, interactive safaris from South Africa, three hours long, twice daily on YouTube and Twitch.
posted by ReginaHart at 5:46 PM on April 3, 2020

Not music, but the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art is offering free 30-minute online meditation/mindfulness sessions four times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners. No previous experience is required. They are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM (U.S. Eastern time) via Zoom.
posted by gudrun at 5:54 PM on April 3, 2020 [1 favorite]

Seattle Symphony on YouTube, and Third Coast Percussion (contemporary compositional music), also on YouTube.
posted by matildaben at 5:54 PM on April 3, 2020 [1 favorite]

Ben Folds is playing on Saturdays at 7pm ET on YouTube.
posted by Dalton at 6:00 PM on April 3, 2020

Also chiming in for Get Your Pets with John Hodgman!
posted by just_ducky at 7:34 PM on April 3, 2020

Josh Kantor’s 7th Inning Stretch, a goofy live streaming thing where the organist at Fenway plays requests from his living room to raise money for food pantries.

Not live streamed, but I’ve been enjoying Patrick Stewart’s A Sonnet A Day.
posted by zamboni at 9:51 PM on April 3, 2020 [3 favorites]

Upcoming Cumbiatón IG Live via Culture Strike: This Sunday, April 5, DJ @sizzle007 and DJ @funky.caramelo from the L.A.-based party crew @cumbiaton_la will be taking over @culturestrike’s IG Live from 12pm to 2pm PST to share some tunes from their home turntables!
posted by spamandkimchi at 10:00 AM on April 4, 2020

Response by poster: Thanks everyone, these are great! Keep 'em coming :)
posted by LadyNibbler at 10:44 AM on April 4, 2020

Ben Gibbard did Live From Home shows for the first two weeks of quarantine and is now doing a weekly show on Thursdays at 6pm Pacific time! It's been truly wonderful and something that is helping me get through this time.
posted by carlypennylane at 10:45 AM on April 4, 2020

Also not live live but the UK National theatre is showing streams of past performances. This week is One Man Two Guvnors with James Corden - highly recommend (have not checked for geo-blocking)
posted by crocomancer at 12:51 PM on April 4, 2020 [1 favorite]

I am told that Josh Kantor, the Fenway Park organist, is taking requests, afternoons at 3:00pm. Sorry about the FB link!)

Shoot, this is a dupe! But I will leave it in because you need a LOT of songs to replace a 162-game season.
posted by wenestvedt at 1:17 PM on April 7, 2020 [2 favorites]

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