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Notes From a Pandemic: Bandcamp Day; X’s album; stream Low, Gallant, Sam Marine, BeachLife Fest, Los Angeleno showcase and more

Written by on May 1, 2020

X (Photo by Kristy Benjamin)

It’s Bandcamp Day, part 2 — the service is again waiving its share of sales and passing along all revenue to artists. Maybe a good time to trawl those huge Burger Records compilations? Meanwhile …


■ Trumpeter extraordinaire Dan Rosenboom and drummer extraordinaire Matt Mayall have teamed up on the album “Language” (out today on Bandcamp), which ought to send jazz-heads and fans of improvisational music into a tizzy. That release comes on the heels of Rosenboom’s opus “Absurd in the Anthropocene” back in January. But today, in the Dept. of Friday Funnies, we bring you a video, which went viral last week, of Rosenboom going truly improvisational with a bird. He writes:

“Last week I saw this beautiful and inspiring video of a cockatoo performing an amazing piece for toy piano, and I just had to join in the fun. We transcribed it and made a video with Logan Kane and Anthony Fung — hope you enjoy it as much as we did.”

■ Also: “Alphabetland,” the new album from X, is now available on all streaming platforms. Spend 27 minutes with it.


■ 6AM: Alex Henry Foster and The Long Shadows on Facebook.
■ 6AM: Soleima on YouTube.
■ 9AM: Live From Philly fest with Charlie Ingui (Soul Survivors), Foxtrot and the Get Down, Nik Greeley and the Operators, Trap Rabbit, Hepner’s Rebellion, Gabrielle Delisi and more on the fest’s website and Nugs TV.
■ 9AM: Phoebe Bridgers on Intstagram.
■ 9AM: The 1975 listening party of their debut album on Spotify.
■ 9AM: “An Hour with Pink Floyd: KQED” archive livestream on YouTube.
■ 9AM: WWOZ Jazz Festing In Place: Archival Sets From New Orleans Jazz Fest on their website.
■ 9:30AM: Andee on Instagram.
■ 10AM: The Arkells’ Flatten the Curve Music Lessons on Instagram.
■ 10AM: Biffy Clyro on Facebook.
■ 10AM: La Blogotheque’s #StayAwayShow with Porches on Instagram.
■ 10AM: The Districts on Culture Collide’s Instagram.
10AM: The Dunwells on Facebook.
10AM: Jazz piano master Fred Hersch via Facebook live.
■ 10AM: Lauv’s Blue Boy Foundation hosts “Breaking Modern Loneliness: A Conversation on Mental Health,” a virtual panel discussion in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month with Alessia Cara, Anne-Marie and Sofía Reyes on their website.
■ 10AM: Samantha Fish on Facebook.
■ 10AM: The Show Up: HEALTH, Zola Jesus, Kevin Devine and Pokey LaFarge on Patreon.
■ 10AM: Sofi Tukker (dj set and more) on Instagram.
■ 11AM:  Jack in Water on Instagram.
■ 11AM: Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra presents Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea on their website.
■ 11AM: Red Bull Records Virtual Festival: The Aces, Beartooth, Blxst, Kofi, Flawes and more on YouTube / Twitch / Facebook.
■ 11AM: The Virgin Marys on Facebook.
■ 11:30AM: Jay Nash on Facebook.
■ 11:30AM: NRJ Music Tour: Black Eyed Peas, Martin Garrix, Lewis Capaldi and more on YouTube.
■ 11:30AM: Joe Talbot (Idles) on YouTube.
■ 12PM: Tim Burgess’ Listening Party with British Sea Power and their album “Machineries of Joy” with on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).
■ 12PM: Carnival Youth on SoFar Sounds’ website.
■ 12PM: Charlie XCX on Instagram.
■ 12PM: Cold War Kids on Instagram.
■ 12PM: Ferris & Sylvester on Facebook.
■ 12PM: Katelyn Tarver with Chelsea Frei on Instagram.
■ 12PM: Martin Guitar’s Jam in Place with Mitchell Tenpenny on Facebook.
■ 12PM: Oh Wonder on Instagram.
■ 12PM: Pussy Riot at Boiler Room.
■ 12PM: Rock ‘n Roll Playhouse with Stanton Moore on Facebook and YouTube.
12PM: The Roots’ The Bridge: Conversations in the Diaspora, Episode 2 on YouTube.
■ 12PM: SCENES Live Sessions with Dylan Owen on Facebook.
■ 12PM: Tallest Man on Earth on YouTube.
12PM: We Are Hear with Linda Perry on YouTube.
■ 12PM: Wild Nothing on Twitch TV.
■ 1PM: Cyrille Aimée on Facebook and Instagram.
■ 1PM: Tim Burgess’ Listening Party with Pip Blom and their album “Boat” with on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).
■ 1PM: Herman Li (Dragonforce) on Twitch TV.
■ 1PM: “Raise Your Horns” with Lzzy Hale with Rachel Bolan on We Are Hear’s YouTube.
■ 1PM: The Kennedy Center’s #KCCouchConcerts with Turnaround Artist Larisa Martínez with Maestro Kamal Khan (& special guest Joshua Bell) and Alessio Bax & Lucille Chung on their Facebook and YouTube.
■ 1PM: Low on Instagram.
■ 1PM: Madame Gandhi on Facebook.
■ 1PM: Pickathon’s “A Concert a Day” with Foxygen on YouTube, Twitch TV and Facebook.
■ 1PM: Tori Kelly on Instagram.
■ 2PM: Dreamworld Live: Frenship, Dylan Matthew, Emilie Brandt, Darude, Adventure Club, Tritonal and Good Times on Twitch TV (rsvp here).
■ 2PM: At Home with Michael & Lusiana (Bublé) on Facebook.
■ 2PM: Audiotree Livestreams with Young Ritual, Olivia Dear and Teddy Roberts and the Mouths on Instagram.
■ 2PM: Tim Burgess’ Listening Party with Róisín Murphy and their album “Overpowered” with on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).
■ 2PM: Fitz and the Tantrums on Instagram.

■ 2PM: Gallant on Twitch TV.
■ 2PM: Incubus on Z104.5’s Instagram.
■ 2PM: Stevie Nicks on AXS TV.
■ 2PM: Cris Williamson on Facebook.
■ 2:20PM: Brendan Benson of the Raconteurs’ “Boy in a Bubble” daily series on Instagram.
■ 2:30PM: Downtown Boys on Instagram.
■ 2:30PM: Lincoln Center’s American Songbook: Joe Iconis and Family on Facebook.
■ 3PM: Christine & the Queens on Instagram.
■ 3PM: Lullana’s on Instagram.
 3PM: Melissa Etheridge on Facebook.
■ 3PM: Neil Finn & family on Mixlr/Fangradio (and archived here).
■ 3PM: Honey Harper on Instagram.
■ 3PM: O’Brother on Facebook and Instagram.
■ 3PM: Quinn XCII’s Quarantine Green quiz show on Instagram (every weekday).
■ 3PM: Mark Ronson’s “Love Lockdown” video mixtape with Tame Impala, Robyn, Daryl Hall, Miley Cyrus, Lykke Li, Dua Lipa, Christine and the Queens, Troye Sivan, Disclosure, Christine and the Queens, MØ, fun.’s Nate Ruess with producer Jeff Bhasker, Lil Jon, Miike Snow, D-Nice, Peggy Gou, A-Trak, the Black Madonna and more on YouTube.
■ 3PM: The Roots’ Questlove Supreme Podcast Live with Ilana Glazer on YouTube.
■ 3PM: Social Distance Party with the Menzingers, the Lawrence Arms, Teenage Bottlerocket, Broadway Calls, Sincere Engineer and the Bombpops and more on their website.
■ 3PM: Soulive on Nugs TV.
■ 3:30PM: Billy Strings on Nugs TV.
■ 3:30PM: Amanda Shires’ “I So Lounging” with Jason Isbell on YouTube.
■ 4PM: Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn on Facebook.
■ 4PM: Big Freedia on Instagram and Facebook.
■ 4PM: The Brothers Comatose on Instagram
■ 4PM: Buzzbands.LA’s “Quarantunes Live” with Sam Marine on Instagram.
■ 4PM: Kesha on Facebook and Instagram.
■ 4PM: “In a Lonely Place” with Matt Pinfield with Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) on We Are Hear’s YouTube.
■ 4PM: Tory Lanez on YouTube.
■ 4PM: John Legend on YouTube.
■ 4PM: John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday, Straylight Run) on Facebook
■ 4PM: Maggie Rose at the Navy Exchange’s Facebook.
■ 4:30PM: Americana Highways: Matt Woods, Darren Senn, Hannah Bethel and Kate Mills on Facebook.
■ 4:30PM: Moon Taxi on Facebook.
■ 4:30PM: Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Instagram.
■ 5PM: Anderson Street Project Neighborhood Chats with Craig Dash on Instagram.
■ 5PM: BeachLife Festival does Speakeasy Live acoustic sets with Jim Lindberg of Pennywise, Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters, Trever Keith of Face to Face, Jason Devore of Authority Zero, Jason Cruz of Strung Out and LAW, plus special sets from Sublime with Rome and Ziggy Marley on Facebook ad YouTube.
■ 5PM: Blue October on Facebook.
■ 5PM: 20th Anniversary of Severin Browne’s First Friday with John Zipperer on Facebook.
■ 5PM: Jon Bryant on Instagram.
■ 5PM: Claire Byrne (Driftwood) on Facebook.
■ 5PM: “Call to Unite” livestream with Josh Groban, Quincy Jones, Questlove, Alanis Morissette, Mandy Moore and more at and all socials (more info here).
■ 5PM: “The Catch Up” with Cuffed Up with Emily Kinney on Instagram.
■ 5PM: Luke Combs on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in support of bartenders nationwide.
■ 5PM: Aaron Diehl on YouTube.
■ 5PM: Dirty Heads on Facebook.
■ 5PM: The Disco Biscuits on Nugs TV.
■ 5PM: Joe’s Pub Live from the Archives: 2020 Vanguard Gala Honoring Laurie Anderson on Public Theater’s website.
■ 5PM: My Morning Jacket on Nugs TV.
■ 5PM: SCENES Live Sessions with Mara Connor on Facebook.
■ 5PM: SF Jazz Fridays at Five: Snarky Puppy on their website.
■ 5PM: Sia on Americares’ “COVID Is No Joke” virtual comedy fest on their website.
■ 5PM: Signature Sounds with Amythyst Kiah on their website.
■ 5PM: The String Cheese Incident on Nugs TV.
■ 5PM: St. Vitus Bar’s “Age of Quarantine” with Boy Harsher on Instagram.
■ 5PM: Twin XL on Instagram
■ 5:01PM: Justine Skye on Levi’s Instagram.
■ 5:30PM: Annabel Lee on Instagram.
■ 5:30PM: The Disco Biscuits on Nugs TV.
■ 5:30PM: Sammy Rae & the Friends on Instagram.
■ 6PM: Big Freedia on Instagram.
■ 6PM: Frankie Cosmos on Instagram.
■ 6PM: Adam Deitch Quartet on Nugs TV.
6PM: Mike Hererra of MxPx on Facebook.
■ 6PM: Drew Holcomb’s “Kitchen Covers” on Instagram and Facebook.
■ 6PM: Ivan & Alyosha on Instagram.
■ 6PM: LP Giobbi on
■ 6PM: Margo Price on YouTube.
■ 6PM: The Roots’ DJ Questlove Presents (Live) on YouTube
■ 6PM: “6 Feet Apart and Rising” fest with Fantastic Negrito, Las Cafeteras & more on Facebook.
■ 6PM: John Vanderslice on Instagram.
■ 6:30PM: iHeart Radio & KIIS FM’s Virtual Prom with DJ sets by Joe Jonas, Dillon Francis and Loud Luxury, a special guest appearance from Lauv and more on YouTube.
■ 7PM: Experimental Sound Studio: The Quarantine Concerts with Nate Wooley, Sylvie Courvoisier, Joe Morris, Tim Daisy and Ben Hall on their website.
■ 7PM: Moonwake with the 1905 on Facebook.
■ 7PM: SCENES Live Sessions with Barrett Baber on Facebook.
7PM: Jeff Tweedy and family on Instagram.
■ 7:30PM: Turkuaz on Nugs TV.
■ 8PM: Diplo’s Corona Sabbath with Rhye on YouTube.
■ 8PM: Kulak’s Woodshed archive livestream of Severin Browne and Karen Tobin on Facebook.
■ 8PM: Los Angeleno’s Friday Night Showcase with Mapache, L.M.I., Lucola Bang, Belly Belt and Brendan Eder on Instagram.
■ 8PM: Work from Home Seattle Livestream with Norman Baker, Gaby DeSpain and Seven Sky Music on Facebook.
■ 8PM: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead on Fans.
■ 2AM: NTS London’s “Remote Utopia” fest raising funds for Global Foodbanking Network with Tame Impala, Badu, Skrillex, and Sunn O))), there will be sets from Four Tet, Weyes Blood, Yves Tumor, Black Midi, Jorja Smith, JPEGMAFIA, Kelsey Lu, Khruangbin, Limp Wrist, Cindy Lee, DUCKWRTH and more on two channels on their website.


With venues and bars shuttered, fundraising campaigns are underway for staff — house sound engineers, bartenders, security, door people, etc. Here’s how to help:

■ A GoFundMe campaign has been started for staff at the Troubadour. Donate.

■ A GoFundMe campaign has been started for employees of the Teragram Ballroom and the Moroccan Lounge. Donate.

■ A GoFundMe campaign has been started for employees of the Satellite. Donate.

■ A GoFundMe campaign has been started for employees of the Hi Hat. Donate.

The Hotel Café is soliciting donations via it tickets page, with 100% of the proceeds going to employees who are jobless because the venue is shuttered. Donate.

The Bootleg Theater, which is operated by the nonprofit Rampart Theater Project, sent out a message to patrons thanking them for past support and noting that tax-deductible donations may still be made. Donate here. There is also a GoFundMe campaign. Donate here.

Zebulon Café has set up a GoFundMe page for its employees. Donate.

The Lodge Room (and adjacent Checker Hall) has a GoFundMe for their employees. Donate.

Gold-Diggers has launched a GoFundMe campaign for its staff. Donate.

■ Downtown’s Resident has a GoFundMe campaign ongoing for its staff. Donate.

■ The recently reopened Airliner has set up a GoFundMe page for its people. Donate.

■ A GoFundMe campaign has been started for staff at La Cita. Donate.

The 1933 Group, owner of 11 establishments including Highland Park Bowl, both Bigfoot Lodges, the Sassafras Saloon and the Thirsty Crow, is taking a novel approach to fundraising: They’re selling “bonds.” Essentially gift certificates, the bonds are worth $100 in future purchases, and they’re being sold at a discount for $80. More information here.

DoLA— the popular website and email newsletter that’s a virtual city guide to all things music, arts and culture — is soliciting donations for its staff. Like many outlets who depend on marketing dollars (including this site), DoLA’s revenue has plummeted to zero because of the lockdown. Their plea is simple: help us stay in business.

Amoeba Music has started a GoFundMe to help their three stores (their flagship Berkeley, San Francisco, and relocating Hollywood locations) which have been shuttered since mid-March. More info and donations accepted here.

Source: Buzzbands LA

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