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Notes from a Pandemic (May 15-16): Gavin Turek, Olivia Rodrigo, Lagwagon, Tank & the Bangas, Ty Segall & Freedom Band, Duran Duran, Luna, Meg Myers, New Evil and more

Written by on May 16, 2021


■ ‘Tis the season of graduations, thankfully happening again outdoors after one of the most difficult academic years in decades. Soulful songstress Gavin Turek recently paid a virtual visit to her alma mater, Scripps College of the Claremont Colleges, to open their Reunion Weekend. After performing stripped down versions of her singles “2AM,” “Distance,” new single “Slide” and a brand new song, “Illusions” (from her upcoming debut solo album “Madame Gold”) the Class of 2009 grad reflects upon her formative years at the college and, with Scripps Vice President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees Denise Nelson Nash (Scripps Class of ’76 and the singer-songwriter’s aunt), shares wisdom gained after launching into her music career.

■ L.A.-via-Murrieta Disney actress Olivia Rodrigo, who signed with both Interscope and Geffen Records last year, also made an appearance on Saturday Night Live last night. The chart-blasting artist– who is of Filipino, German and Irish descent– performed her latest single, the emo-pop-rockin’ “Good 4 U,” backed by a band including local indie rocker Liv Slingerland (who nabs the guitar solo). Rodrigo’s debut album, “Sour,” releases this Friday via Geffen Records.


Sunday, May 16


■ All Day: Nick Cave‘s Bad Seed TeeVee on YouTube.
■ All Day: Summit Shack’s 24-hour Shackfest archive stream on Twitch.
■ All Day: #WeMakeEvents’ #Raid2Recovery on Twitch.
■ 6AM: Lucas Hoge on Facebook.
■ 9AM: Indianapolis Art Center + Indy Jazz Fest’s “Locally Made” with Chad Mills, Marrialle Sellars, Bashiri Asad and more on Mandolin.
■ 9AM: Todd Snider on Purple Building Live.
■ 9:30AM: Stuart Murdoch (Belle and Sebastian) weekly meditation stream on Facebook.
■ 11AM: “All Day I Stream” with Lee Burridge and guests Powel, Lost Desert and Double Touch on Facebook, Instagram and Twitch.
■ 11AM: Demetrio “Dimitry” Scopaletti on StageIt.
■ 11AM: Set Break (rebroadcast) with Alanis Morissette, Ben Folds, Black Pumas, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros, Dawes, Leon Bridges, Los Lobos, Michael Franti, Anders Osborne, Deer Tick, Langhorne Slim, Nicki Bluhm & Nicole Atkins and more on
■ 11AM: Shadowboxing with New Evil on Satellite TV.
■ 12PM: The Glass Child on StageIt.
■ 12PM: Keith Harkin on StageIt.
■ 12PM/6PM: Lagwagon plays “Let’s Talk About Feelings” on StageIt.
■ 12PM/5PM: Laura & Linda Benanti with Seth Rudetsky on Broadway World.
■ 12PM: Tim Burgess Listening Party with Friendly Fires’Pala” on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).
■ 12PM: Tim Foust and Austin Brown (Home Free) on Mandolin.
■ 12PM: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp’s Sunday Brunch on YouTube.
■ 2PM: The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage archives with Musical Arts International and Danny Burns on Facebook.
■ 3PM: Sarah Donner on StageIt.
■ 3PM: Tank & The Bangas with Cha Wa: Bayou Boogaloo in Exile on StageIt.
■ 4PM: The Alternative’s “Streaming Sundays” with Mister Goblin, Double Grave, Saltlick, Mon Nobi on Twitch and YouTube.
■ 4PM: “Love for Wavy” 85th birthday celebration for Wavy Gravy (tickets).
■ 4PM: Straight No Chaser on Mandolin.
■ 5PM: Bobby Rush on Mandolin.
■ 5PM: Charlie Mars on StageIt.
■ 5PM: David Cook on Mandolin.
■ 5PM: Michael Lington on StageIt.
■ 5:30PM: Sierra Ferrell on Mandolin.
■ 6PM: Lagwagon plays “Let’s Talk About Feelings” on StageIt.
■ 6PM: Wendy and Rik on StageIt.
■ 6:30PM: Priakustik from Malaysia on StageIt.
■ 7PM: Grant Lee Phillips on StageIt.
■ 7PM: Jeff Tweedy and family on Instagram.
■ 7PM: Lucy and La Mer on Facebook.
■ 6PM: Donavon Frankenreiter & Friends live from the Roxy on NoCap (soundcheck at 3pm).
■ 9PM: “Bad Decisions” with Mike Crain on Satellite TV.

Saturday, May 15, Highights

Amber Figueroa and Telegramos Ajenos on 88.5FM’s Latin AltRadio’s Instagram.
Cedric Burnside from Tipitina’s on YouTube.
Curt Barlage “Live by the Socially Distant Firepit” on Instagram and Twitch.
Doobie Decibel System with Roger McNamee on their website.
Duran Duran 40 (Part 2) on BBC2.
Eels artist-in-residence on 88.5 FM (archives).
Fiji (George “Fiji” Veikoso)’s 51st Pacific Island Birthday Bash on Mandolin.
■ The Grammy Museum “Spotlight Saturdays” with Leela James on their website.
Jason Aldean from the Bonnaroo Farm on Veeps.
Jesse Gold on SoFar Sounds.
Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane) from Fur Peace Ranch on YouTube.
■ The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage archives with the Youth Orchestras of Prince William; Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes with Jasmine Mans and author Jason Reynolds on Facebook.
Latumba on Redwood Bar’s Twitch and YouTube.
Luna from Gold Diggers on Veeps.
The Mavericks on Nugs TV.
Meg Myers “Live at Cocoon Malibu” on NoCap.
Melissa Etheridge‘s “Saturday Concert” on her website.
NNAMDÏ one-year anniversary of “Brat” from Lincoln Hall on Audiotree.
Nu-Deco feat. Tank & the Bangas and Cory Henry (tickets).
Olivia Rodrigo (with Liv Slingerland on guitar) and Keegan-Michael Key on Saturday Night Live on NBC.
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets on Live on KEXP.
■ Saturday Night Grand Ole Opry with the Southern Weekend with Natalie Stovall on YouTube and Geico Green Room (schedule).
The Strokes political benefit on Zoom (Donate for access).
■ “Sweatin’ to the Baby” with Broken Baby on Satellite TV.
Tim Burgess Listening Party with My Bloody Valentine’s “Isn’t Anything” with Kevin Shields and Ramones’ “Road To Ruin” with Marky Ramone on Twitter (#TimsTwitterListeningParty) (replay here).
Travis Shallows’ “Shallow Chateau” on Facebook.
Ty Segall & Freedom Band on Levitation Sessions.
Year of the Fist from the Ivy Room on HowLive TV.

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