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Notes From a Pandemic: Rock to ‘Flatten the Curve;’ stream Robyn Hitchcock, Margo Price, ‘Asia Rising Forever,’ Wiz Khalifa, Lou Barlow, Julien Baker and more

Written by on May 6, 2020

Margo Price (Photo by Alysse Gafkjen)

Today’s roundup of very safe options …


■ When it comes to getting this COVID-19 message across, it took a village. “Flatten the Curve” is a new rager made for charity — proceeds go to the Jubilee Consortium and the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund — featuring the talents of more than 30 musicians. Included are Mike Watt, Cherie Currie (The Runaways), Lisa Kekaula (The BellRays), Eddie Spaghetti (Supercuckers), Steven McDonald (Redd Kross) and Josie Cotton. All worked remotely.

The idea for the tune was hatched by manager/musician Bruce Duff, who pitched it to his Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs bandmate and songwriter Frank Meyer. “I knew right away it needed to be up-tempo and tense,” Meyer told Rolling Stone, where the tune premiered. “People are tense right now. This is not a feel-good ‘We Are the World’-type of thing, although we did like the idea of an all-star cast of players. I wanted the lyrics to address staying home in a positive way, but acknowledge how stressful that is as well.”

So … “Though you might be a little unnerved / Please walk the line, flatten the curve.” Support the charities here.

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■ 12AM (Continuous): BAD SEED TEEVEE continues on YouTube.
■ 9AM: James Bay (guitar lesson) on Instagram.
■ 9AM: Norah Jones on AXS TV.
■ 10AM: The Arkells’ Flatten the Curve Music Lessons on Instagram.
■ 10AM: Billboard Live At-Home with Milky Chance on their website.
■ 10AM: La Blogotheque’s #StayAwayShow with Nilüfer Yanya on Instagram.
10AM: The Dunwells on Facebook.
■ 10AM: Melody Federer on Facebook .
10AM: Jazz piano master Fred Hersch via Facebook live
■ 10AM: Rough Trade Transmissions with Rose City Band on Instagram.
■ 10AM: Sofi Tukker (dj set and more) on Instagram.
■ 10:30AM: France TV’s Culture Box’s Face x Face with Alexis Taylor and Georgia on Instagram.
■ 11AM: The Grammy Museum continues its Monday, Wednesday, Saturday sharing of never-before-released archives of past Public Programs at their Clive Davis Theater. Check out Webb Wilder here today.
■ 11AM: Lou Barlow on Instagram.
■ 12PM: AWOLNATION with Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) on Instagram.
■ 12PM: James Bay guitar lessons on Instagram.
12PM: BETHLINE radio with Beth Cosentino of Best Coast on YouTube.
■ 12PM: Tim Burgess’ Listening Party with Trashcan Sinatras and their album “I’ve Seen Everything” on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).
■ 12PM: Charlie XCX on Instagram.
■ 12PM: Cold War Kids on Instagram.
■ 12PM: Kyan on SoFar Sounds.
■ 12PM: Martin Guitar’s Jam in Place with Chris Bandi on Facebook.
■ 12PM: Oh Wonder on Instagram.
■ 12PM: The Root’s Guitar Stories with Captain Kirk: Prince on the band’s YouTube.
■ 12PM: SCENES Live Sessions with Ally Evanson on Facebook.
12PM: We Are Hear with Linda Perry on YouTube.
12:30PM: Mike Birbiglia and Jack Antonoff on Instagram.
1PM: Tim Burgess’ Listening Party with Mansun and their album “Attack of the Grey Lantern” with Paul Draper on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).
■ 1PM: Honus Honus (Man Man) on Instagram.
■ 1PM: Joshua Hyslop on Instagram.

■ 1PM: Tori Kelly on Instagram.
1PM: The Kennedy Center’s #KCCouchConcerts with the Time Machine Roast and Benjy Himmelfarb on Facebook and YouTube.
■ 1PM: Herman Li (Dragonforce) on Twitch TV.
■ 1PM: MusiCares’ “Sessions” Twitch Festival with CAM, Steve Earle and Brandy Clark and more on  Twitch TV.
1PM: The New York Guitar Festival benefitting MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund with Fantastic Negrito on YouTube (every day until May 15).
■ 1PM: Pickathon’s “A Concert a Day” with Black Mountain on YouTube.
■ 1PM: The Unlikely Candidates present their weekly “Flatten the Humpday” livestream on Instagram.
■ 1PM: Roger Harvey on Facebook.
■ 2PM: At Home with Michael & Lusiana (Bublé) on Facebook.
■ 2PM: Audiotree Livestreams with Late Bloomer and Liza Anne on Instagram.
■ 2PM: Julien Baker with Katie Harkin on Talkhouse’s Instagram.
■ 2PM: Tim Burgess Listening Party with his album “I Believe” on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).

■ 2PM: Sheryl Crow on AXS TV.
■ 2PM: Every Wednesday & Saturday, Guitar Mash brings us the “Homemade Music: Virtual Campfires” playalong/singalong on Instagram. Today is Scott Sherard with The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” and Jimmy Reed’s “Baby What You Want Me To Do.” Pick up your songsheets on their website.
■ 2PM: Paste Magazine’s “Happiest Hour” with Robyn Hitchcock and Rhett Miller on YouTube.
2:20PM: Brendan Benson of the Raconteurs’ “Boy in a Bubble” daily series on Instagram.
■ 2:30PM: Downtown Boys on Instagram.
3PM: Christine & the Queens on Instagram.
3PM: Melissa Etheridge on Facebook.
■ 3PM: Neil Finn & family on Mixlr/Fangradio (and archived here).
■ 3PM: Honey Harper on Instagram.
■ 3PM: Quinn XCII’s Quarantine Green quiz show on Instagram (every weekday).
■ 3PM: The Roots’ Reconstruction with Stro Elliot on YouTube.
■ 3:05PM: Alanis Morissette on AXS TV.
■ 3:30PM: Amanda Shires’ “I So Lounging” with Jason Isbell on YouTube.
■ 3:30PM: Third Street Music School Settlement 125th Anniversary (Virtual) Gala with Cyndi Lauper, Jason Mraz, Zac Posen and more on their website.
■ 4PM: The Ballroom Thieves on Jam in the Van’s YouTube.
■ 4PM: David Bazan (Pedro the Lion, every Wednesday) on Twitch TV.
■ 4PM: Wiz Khalifa on Oculus venues (pre-register here).
■ 4:30PM: Paul Potts on Facebook.
■ 4:30PM: Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Instagram.
■ 4:30PM: The Roots’ Guitar Stories with Captain Kirk: Prince on YouTube.
■ 5PM: Dave Matthews Band’s “DMB Drive-In” archive livestream on their website and Nugs TV.
■ 5PM: The Disco Biscuits on Nugs TV.
■ 5PM: Early Eyes on Instagram.
■ 5PM: Matt Costa’s Hilltop Hymns on Instagram.
■ 5PM: SCENES Live Sessions with Lyn Avenue on Facebook.
■ 5PM: Steele Kratt & guests on Baby TV.
■ 5PM: St. Vitus Bar’s “Age of Quarantine” with Adam Marino (Errortype:11)⁠ on Instagram.
■ 5PM: Bob Weir on Nugs TV.
■ 5:30PM: The Last Bandoleros on Facebook.
■ 5:30PM: Annabel Lee on Instagram.
■ 5:30PM: Sammy Rae & the Friends on Instagram.
■ 6PM: 88 Rising’s “Asia Rising Forever” benefiting Asian Americans Advancing Justice’s “Stand Against Hatred” campaign with Beabadoobee, Dumbfoundead, Hyukoh, mxmtoon, Umi, Yuna and more on YouTube and Twitter
■ 6PM: Chris Cresswell and Ty Vaughn on Social Distance Party’s website.
■ 6PM: Drew Holcomb’s “Kitchen Covers” on Instagram and Facebook.
■ 6PM: Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) on NoonChorus.
■ 6PM: Hot Flash Heat Wave on Anchor Brewing’s Instagram.
■ 6PM: Eric Johnson (Fruit Bats) on Facebook.
■ 6PM: Margo Price on Pitchfork’s Instagram.
■ 6PM: WFNM showcase with Disco Shrine, 19&You, Patrick Martin, Róisin Marie, Tulliah and Jackie Lipson on Instagram.
■ 7PM: Desert Nights Cozy-ntine IG Live Sessions with KCRW DJ Valida with Crystal Bowersox and Ariana Tibi on Instagram.
■ 7PM: iHeartRadio Living Room Concert Series with Thomas Rhett on YouTube and iHeart Radio stations.
■ 7PM: SCENES Live Sessions with the Revel on Facebook.
7PM: Jeff Tweedy and family on Instagram.
■ 8PM: Kulak’s Woodshed archive livestream of Dorian Holley on Facebook.
■ 2AM: JagGarrett Kato on Instagram.
■ 2:30AM: Jaguar Jones on Tone Deaf’s Instagram and YouTube.


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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