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Live-streaming concerts and DJ sets to enjoy from home

Rock out—or chill out, or vibe out, or go all-out—during the best upcoming live-streaming concerts and DJ sets

By Tim Lowery and Time Out editors
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With music festivals and venues closed for the foreseeable future, artists are doing what we’ve all been doing—that is, taking to the digital realm and essentially living there for the time being. And lucky for us, they’re putting on some pretty rad shows on a host of streaming services, everything from bedroom-pop gigs (captured in literal bedrooms) and band practices to virtual DJ nights and request-heavy sets by heavy hitters. Below, we’ve rounded up our favorite live-streaming concerts of the moment. One request from us, though: Please realize that bands (especially smaller outfits) have taken a huge financial hit. If you dig anything you see, consider buying some music or merch or donating a bit to help bands stay above water.

Looking for more stay-at-home entertainment? Check out some sweet virtual museum tours, world-famous city views you can see from your sofa and the very best movies of all time.

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→ Recent live-streamed sets you should check out

Live-streaming concerts to watch at home

Daily events

Third Man Public Access introduces cool artists

Daily. 1pm ET, 5pm GMT, 3am AEST.
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Jack White’s label hosts a different band or solo artist daily and tips you off to how to support them. Click here for the schedule. Watch a recent set: 

La Blogothèque welcomes a new renown singer-songwriter every day  

Daily. 2pm ET, 6pm GMT, 4am AEST.
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France's La Blogothèque, known for its videos of amazing, intimate concerts, keeps things going by offering live streams of top musicians (think Hamilton Leithauser and Andrew Bird) each day. 

The pianists of Marie’s Crisis lead virtual sing-alongs

Daily. 4–9.30pm ET, 8pm-1.30am GMT, 6am-11.30am AEST.
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Each evening, the talented pianists of this currently shuttered New York staple belt out favourite showtunes online. Head to Time Out New York for the weekly schedule and the Venmo address of each player. (Tip your pianists, people.)

Brendon Benson plays a song each day

Daily. 5.20pm ET, 9.20pm GMT, 7.20am AEST.
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The singer-guitarist (and Raconteurs dude) takes to Instagram Live every day at 4.20pm his time—420, get it?—to play a song. Expect covers, old faves and premieres from his upcoming record, Dear Life.

Christine and the Queens host a daily Insta session

Daily. 6pm ET, 10pm GMT, 8am AEST.
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Parisian pop icon Christine is dealing with social distancing in the best possible way: by hosting a nightly live set from her home studio, streamed for free via Instagram. 

Rufus Wainwright performs a song each day 

Daily. Various times.
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The beloved artist plays a different fan favorite from his home every day. Check out past videos and find out about the next set here.

Other regular events

 

Rolling Stone broadcasts classic artists from home

Weekly: Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 3pm ET, 8pm BST, 5am AEST.
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For its ‘In My Room’ series, the classic rock mag has dialled up some ’60s and ’70s legends (plus the odd younger artist) to perform acoustically from their homes. So far that’s included Graham Nash, Creedence’s John Fogerty and Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys.

Metronomy host their own ‘MTV’

Weekly: Monday. 3pm ET, 7pm GMT, 5am AEST.
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Joe Mount, leader of London’s offbeat synthpop heroes, Metronomy, broadcasts from his home studio, dialling in special guests and alternating live performances with chats.

Shannon Lay streams a set from home each Monday

Weekly: Monday. 3pm ET, 7pm GMT, 5am AEST.
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The L.A. singer-songwriter performs an intimate set.   

Pay It Forward LIVE hosts big acts twice per week 

Weekly: Tuesday and Thursday. 8pm ET, midnight GMT, 10am GMT.
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Verizon hosts these benefit shows to support small businesses.  

Diplo plays five weekly DJ sessions

Weekly: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday-Sunday. 10pm ET, 3am BST, noon AEST.
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The famed producer (and Time Out New York cover star) continues his popular Corona World Tour, with daily themes including ‘Ronatrix’ and ‘Coronasabbath’. Watch a recent set: 

Laura Marling teaches guitar

Weekly: Thursday and Sunday. 3pm ET, 7pm GMT, 5am AEST.
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The acclaimed British indie-folk singer gives live guitar lessons twice a week via IGTV.

Radiohead streams a concert film each Thusday   

Weekly: Thursday. 5pm EDT, 10pm BST, 8am AEST. 
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The iconic outfit presents a concert from its archives each week.

Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard plays live from his home

Weekly: Thursday. 7pm ET, midnight BST, 10am AEST. 
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The Death Cab For Cutie frontman plays live sets from, yes, his home. Watch a recent set:


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Wednesday June 3

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Thursday June 4

Phoebe Bridgers plays for DIY magazine (and us)

2pm EDT, 7pm BST, 4am AEST
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Catch an intimate set from the singer-songwriter's home.

Radiohead stream a new concert film

5pm EDT, 10pm BST, 7am AEST. Weekly.   
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The iconic outfit streams a concert from its archives each week.

 

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Friday June 5

Low hit IG Live

4pm EDT, 9pm BST, 6am AEST. Weekly.   
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The indie-rock outfit plays delicate songs each Friday. 

Garage-, punk- and indie-rockers play Gig It Back 

Various times. Through June 6.    
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Members of Black Lips, the Germs, Parquet Courts and many other bands play this virtual fest. 

Saturday June 6

Garage-, punk- and indie-rockers play Gig It Back 

Various times    
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Members of Black Lips, the Germs, Parquet Courts and many other bands play this virtual fest. 

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Sunday June 7

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Monday June 8

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Tuesday June 9

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Recent live-streamed sets you should check out

Oh Sees play their next album

On March 20, the frenetic and fantastic L.A. rock outfit rehearsed their upcoming LP at local venue Zebulon:

Neil Young plays in his backyard

The legend played a stripped-down alfresco solo set of favorites.

James Blake covers Radiohead

On March 23, the soulful multi-instrumentalist played a live set including ‘No Surprises’:

Chris Martin smashes Instagram

The Coldplay frontman toook to IG, garnering nearly five million views:

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Chris played a mini gig at home earlier today on IG Live. @glblctzn @WHO @JohnLegend #TogetherAtHome

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra plays on

On March 16, the MSO offered classical fans this moving live stream:

John Legend broadcasts from home

The star brought us a #TogetherAtHome show:

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