At this point, just about every concert has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic — and if it’s not, you really shouldn’t be going anyway. As artists scramble to figure out what to do next, many have started livestreaming concerts on social media from their homes, empty venues, or wherever they can while they practice social distancing. Here’s a list of the performances you should be checking out while you stay inside, too, updated as more artists announce their livestream plans. And, hey, since you’re getting all this good, live music for free, why not use that ticket money to order merch from an independent artist right now who could really use the business?
Below, check the schedule of artists hosting recurring livestreams, updated daily. All times are in Eastern Standard.
The DJ of Boogie Down productions fame, whose star-studded Instagram parties have drawn everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Rihanna to Joe Biden, recently performed a prom on House Party. He previously DJ’d the televised return of Club MTV on April 25, partnered with Michelle Obama and When We All Vote for a #CouchParty on March 25, and DJ’d his “Homeschool” party for ten hours on March 21.
While it’s not quite a concert, Cyrus has been livestreaming with a slew of guests at 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday on her Instagram. Come for the revelation that her and Demi Lovato probably hooked up during their Disney days, stay for the Cyrus family reunion. Her show’s guests so far have included everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Hilary Duff to a Hannah Montana reunion with Emily Osment to a revealing reunion with Selena Gomez.
A fixture of our new livestreamed era since his first set on March 13, the producer is now streaming themed sets five nights per week: A Very Lazer Sunday (inspired by his group Major Lazer) at 4 p.m., Ronatronix (for his early Hollertronix parties) on Tuesdays at 10 p.m., The Thomas Wesley Show (country) Thursdays at 10, Corona Sabbath (ambient) Fridays at 11 p.m., and Coronight Fever (“a good, old-fashioned … rave) Saturdays at 11. A press release confirmed that all the musicians he spins will be paid: “In an unprecedented coordinated effort, major publishers and record labels will allow the archived streams to live on YouTube and to be monetized by respective rights holders, with royalties being paid to all those whose music is played in the shows,” it said.
After a week off, the pop singer came back for another week of streaming programming. She streamed a horoscope reading with Orville Peck, a “psychopath test” with Rina Sawayama, a voice lesson with Tove Lo, “life drawing” with Lucas David, yoga with Ashnikko and a makeup tutorial with Zara Larsson. She previously streamed with her friends throughout the week of March 18: Christine and the Queens kicked things off with “an emo chat,” followed by a workout with Diplo, “Girls Night In” with Rita Ora, a game of Would You Rather with Kim Petras, and an art lesson with Clairo.
Chris has set a daily 6 p.m. appointment on her Instagram “to deal with the ENNUI” of social distancing. “Doubtful concepts and mystery guests are to be expected in the coming days,” she promises.
The Death Cab for Cutie leader is streaming daily concerts from his home to Facebook and YouTube, complete with many song requests and some promised digital guests. He released the song “Life in Quarantine” on March 26.
The composer has been isolating by his piano, taking music requests from fans. On March 19, he played “All I Ask of You” from Phantom of the Opera and assured his dog that it wasn’t a selection from Cats. He also challenged Lin-Manuel Miranda to play a song, too, because of course — so Miranda took on “Everything’s Alright” from Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar.
Blake Mills last performed for the music news website’s Instagram concert series, raising money for United for Respect. Margo Price previously performed for Oxfam, Hamilton Leithauser performed for the Newport Festivals Musicians Relief Fund, Nilüfer Yanya performed for Artists in Transit, (Sandy) Alex G performed for Oxfam, Waxahatchee performed for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, Lido Pimienta performed for Fuerza De Mujeres Wayuu, Phoebe Bridgers performed for the Bail Project and Soccer Mommy performed for Oxfam. The series will continue on Wednesdays and Fridays.