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All The Best Livestream Concerts This Week

We usually share lists of the upcoming concerts scheduled for New York City and Los Angeles, but there haven’t been too many of those lately since the coronavirus outbreak has forced artists to cancel shows. That said, there’s still live music, it’s just different than it usually is: Several artists have started performing livestreamed concerts from their homes, allowing fans to tune in to free shows online and pass the time with these virtual gigs.

These newly popular types of performances yielded some memorable moments over the past week, so check out some of the highlights below, and read through to the end for a rundown of upcoming livestream concerts.

Ben Gibbard

The Death Cab For Cutie leader has been one of the most active livestreamers so far, as he is in the midst of a series of daily performances. This past week saw Gibbard cover Radiohead and New Order, as well as perform some material from his other most notable musical endeavor, The Postal Service.

DJ D-Nice

The hip-hop icon hosted “Club Quarantine” editions of his weekly “Home School” livestream this weekend, and the list of celebrities who popped in during the show speaks for itself: Michelle Obama, Alicia Keys, Diddy, Oprah, Will Smith, Missy Elliott, Janet Jackson, Common, John Legend, Big Daddy Kane, Mariah Carey, Spike Lee, Donnie Wahlberg, Brandy, Quincy Jones, Timbaland, Usher, Questlove, Jadakiss, and Raekwon, among many others.

Chris Martin of Coldplay

Martin is the one who kicked off the “Together At Home” livestream concert series, which has gone on to feature performances from artists like Charlie Puth and John Legend. For Martin’s performance, he busted out some Coldplay favorites and a David Bowie cover, and also answered questions from Instagram Live viewers.

Charli XCX

Charli has taken a different path with her livestreams: Instead of music performances, she has brought on a number of guests for a variety of programming. For example, last week, she hosted an art class with Clairo, played “Would You Rather” with Kim Petras, and had “An Emo Chat” with Christine And The Queens.

Erykah Badu

Badu hosted an “interactive livestream experience” this past weekend, which allowed fans (who paid the $1 entry fee) to not only watch Badu perform from her bedrom, but also help build the setlist.

Jeff Rosenstock and more

Record label/shop Specialist Subject hosted a night of music from a jam-packed indie lineup on March 17, with was led by Jeff Rosenstock and also featured AJJ, RVIVR’s Erica Freas, and others.

Charlie Puth

Charlie Puth was one of the artists who carried on the Chris Martin-launched “Together At Home” series. Puth sat at his home piano and busted out a number of songs, including “Attention,” “One Call Away,” and “See You Again.”

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Some artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

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