John Primer

Concerts from your couch: Blues & Roots Weekend, Back to the Basement virtual ’80s fest

Looking for livestream concerts? Here are some great ones for your weekend.

Looking for livestream concerts?

• Every day just in time for lunch break, Chicago’s Metro posts a classic concert from the venue on its Facebook page (facebook.com/MetroChicago).

• Billboard puts together a hefty list of the events streaming later each day at billboard.com.

• StageIt.com’s ShutInandSing concert series provides a series of concerts you can “attend” with the purchase of a virtual ticket: stageit.com/ShutInandSing.

• You can also watch classic concerts for free from Paste Magazine at pastemagazine.com.

• If you’re on Twitch, follow the bandsintown channel for daily livestream concerts at twitch.tv/bandsintown. Sign up for a free account to watch the shows.by signing up you agree to our terms of service

• Sofar Sounds just launched it’s new Listening Room feature, where you can find an assortment of concert performances streamed right to your devices, at sofarsounds.com.

• LiveNation compiles daily lists of Live From Home streaming shows at livenation.com/livefromhome.

• The Chicago Musicians Facebook Live Calendar features a schedule of Chicago-area artists performing daily.

Here are some others. All times are listed as Central.

Friday, June 12

• Ralph’s World “Playcation”: 11 a.m. at facebook.com/RalphsWorld

• Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park: Noon on twitch.tv/officialmikeshinoda and YouTube

• Cold War Kids: 2 p.m. at instagram.com/coldwarkids

• Kidz Bop Daily Dance Break: 2 p.m. at YouTube

• SummerStage Anywhere — The People Speak: 6 p.m. on YouTube

• The String Cheese Incident: 7 p.m. at nugs.tv

• Dirty Heads: 7 p.m. at facebook.com/DirtyHeads

• Coronavision with Fat Joe: 7 p.m. on instagram.com/fatjoe

• The Venue’s Blues & Roots Weekend featuring Good Morning Bedlam, Dawson Hollow: 7 to 10 p.m. at Facebook.com/thevenueaurora

• Grateful Dead “Shakedown Stream”: 7:30 p.m. at youtube.com/gratefuldead

• Gina Gonzalez: 8 p.m. at facebook.com/ginagonzalezmusic

• Diplo: 10 p.m. on YouTube

Saturday, June 13

• Ralph’s World “Playcation”: 11 a.m. at facebook.com/RalphsWorld

• Back to the Basement virtual concert featuring Wang Chung, Cutting Crew, The Escape Club, A Flock of Seagulls, Information Society, Nu Shooz and more: 1 p.m. at facebook.com/Abductedbythe80s

• FitzGerald’s Stay-At-Home Concert Series with Paul Cebar: 2 and 4 p.m. at fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

• KWMGRDN: 6 p.m. at instagram.com/kwmgrdn

• Coronavision with Fat Joe: 7 p.m. on instagram.com/fatjoe

• Jimmy Buffett Cabin Fever Virtual Tour: 7 p.m. at margaritaville.tv/live

• Barenaked Ladies with Walk Off the Earth: 7 p.m. at citytv.com

• The Venue’s Blues & Roots Weekend featuring Bill Grady and John Primer : 8 to 11 p.m. at Facebook.com/thevenueaurora

Sunday, June 14

• Ralph’s World “Playcation”: 11 a.m. at facebook.com/RalphsWorld

• Mel Senese: Noon at facebook.com/MelSeneseMusic

• Pickathon Presents #AConcertADay with Mikal Cronin’s 2014 Fir Meadow Stage performance: 3 p.m. on YouTube

• Quarantune Sunday with Ev Kinsella: 5 p.m. at facebook.com/evkinsellamusic

Monday, June 15

• Nice Horse presents Wine at Nine: 10 a.m. at facebook.com/nicehorsemusic

• Ralph’s World “Playcation”: 11 a.m. at facebook.com/RalphsWorld

• Waxahatchee performs “Cerulean Salt”: 8 p.m. at noonchorus.com/waxahatchee

Tuesday, June 16

• Ralph’s World “Playcation”: 11 a.m. at facebook.com/RalphsWorld

• Krystle Dos Santos with guests Jackie Nguyen and Susana Williams: 9 p.m. at instagram.com/krystledossantosmusic

Wednesday, June 17

• Ralph’s World “Playcation”: 11 a.m. at facebook.com/RalphsWorld

• Keith Semple: 7 p.m. at facebook.com/sempleband

• Nickolas Blazina: 8 p.m. at facebook.com/nickolasblazina

• Mel Senese: 9 p.m. at facebook.com/MelSeneseMusic

Thursday, June 18

• Ralph’s World “Playcation”: 11 a.m. at facebook.com/RalphsWorld

• Chicago Sound Check Presents Til Morning: 7 p.m. on Instagram.com/chicagosoundcheck.

• Jimmy Buffett Cabin Fever Virtual Tour: 7 p.m. at margaritaville.tv/live

• Feed Chicago Virtual Summer Fest featuring Omar Sanchez Omi, Dennis DeYoung, Jim Peterik, Sixteen Candles, Michael McDermott, Wedding Banned, Twin Peaks, Dave Specter, Liz Mandeville and Boy Band Review: 7 p.m. Register at eventbrite.com


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