The 5 Best Live Streams Happening Right Now
2020 has been a tumultuous year for music, to say the least. While many bands are releasing new albums, not many are touring right now due to COVID-19. If you were itching to see live music this year, we feel you, fam. But you don’t have to miss out on all the fun – many artists are opting to host live stream concerts this year to make up for their cancelled shows. Here’s a list of some of the best live stream concerts happening this year.
The beloved singer-songwriter Erykah Badu announced via her social media that she will be hosting a live stream concert for all her fans in the near future. How does it work? $1 gets you into the live stream, plus the ability to vote on what songs Badu performs. Badu has yet to announce dates and times for her live stream. Keep an eye on her Instagram page for an update.
Sufjan Stevens recently dropped his new album, Aporia, earlier than he originally planned due to the COVID-19 outbreak. And with that, he’ll be live streaming the full album as a premiere via YouTube on March 23. Using the link below, you can catch the stream live, and be among the first of his fans to hear Stevens’s new music. Missed the live stream? Don’t fret! It’ll be available for viewing long after the live stream ends.
Queen Miley isn’t letting a virus get in the way of her and her audience. Cyrus is hosting a live stream on her Instagram account as a part of her new series, “#BrightMinds.” Her hour long performances run Monday through Friday, and aim to “connect with special guests discussing how to stay LIT in dark times.” Aside from music, Cyrus also discusses poignant topics with her close friends and other musicians. Her live streams start at 11:30am EST each weekday, and feature special guest artists throughout.
The Black Crowes
If you’re a fan of NPR’s popular live music series Tiny Desk, this one’s for you. Chris and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes delivered a stellar performance on a very special live stream edition of NPR’s Tiny Desk series. While the live stream has already occurred, the full performance is available for viewing on Tiny Desk’s YouTube channel. The duo’s succinct yet moving set consisted of “She Talks To Angels,” Jealous Again,” and “Wiser Time.”
Billboard has been hosting live stream shows for various artists and bands, and Richard Marx is among them. The 80s icon is expected to perform hits such as “Right Here Waiting,” “Hold On To The Nights,” “Satisfied,” and more. On March 26, he’ll be taking over Billboard Live for a special live stream set.