The week in local livestreams: Apr. 30-May 6

If it's Friday, this must be Low.

If it's Friday, this must be Low. Shelly Mosman

Here's a poem for ya: One more day/Until May. (I didn't say it was a good poem.)


DJ Hampster Dance
Free online dance parties every night of the week, with a featured artist mix every Thursday and themed dance parties on Friday and Saturday.聽
When and where: 7-9 p.m. on Twitch

Thursday 4.30

Dessa's Show of Force Majeure
For this installment of her weekly literary readings, Dessa suggests "Maybe invite a digital date鈥攖hink of it like a BYOB snowball dance in pajama bottoms, with chaperones that don鈥檛 allow you to be in the same room." Dress code is, as always, cocktail attire from the waist up. Every reading benefits a nonprofit, Venmo info announced in the stream.聽
When and where: 7:45 on聽Instagram

鈥淟unch Ladies鈥 with聽Annie Fitzgerald
We know you鈥檙e not going out for lunch鈥 unless it鈥檚 takeout. Tune in to Annie Fitzgerald's virtual song circle with your grub of choice.
When and where:聽Noon on聽Instagram

All donations made during the singer-songwriter's album release stream will go towards Firefly Sisterhood.
When and where:聽7 p.m. on Facebook

Friday 5.1

Festival of the Valkyries
An all-day online music festival featuring a local lineup of all Minnesota women presented by the Valkyrie Music Collective, with a virtual tip jar posted for each artist during their performance. Following the performances, there will be a panel discussion focused on the challenges of working in the male- dominated music industry as well potential solutions, with a keynote address from the Current's Andrea Swensson. Register for the panel discussion here.
When and where: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Facebook

It's Friday, I'm in Low
Well, technically they're in Low every day of the week, as far as we know, but Friday is the day the Duluth indie veterans have chosen for their weekly livestream performance.
When and where: 3 p.m. Instagram

Join members of Doomtree every Friday night for a new episode featuring pre-recorded clips, livestreamed performances, and footage from the Doomtree Vault.
When and where: 8 p.m. here

Back Catalog Listening Party
Every Friday afternoon, hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig bring in some fellow musicians to chat about their music and the stories behind their favorite recordings.聽
When and where: 4 p.m. on Facebook

Taylor James Donskey
鈥淔rom his wall covered in Nat Geo maps,鈥 Taylor James Donskey will provide two full hours of music and 鈥渦plifting commentary,鈥 including two songs made up on the spot. He suggests you send emojis.
When and where: 7 p.m. on Facebook and Instagram

Saturday 5.2

Novel Stages
A benefit for artists affected by COVID-19 featuring pre-recorded performances and previously unavailable concert footage from Shara Nova, Roomful of Teeth, ETHEL string quartet, Ashley Bathgate, Haley, Cameron Kinghorn, JT Bates, Zoo Animal, Grant Cutler, and many others. Tickets are $30.
When and where: 2-10 p.m. here

Transmission and Slicing Up Eyeballs Present: 180 Minutes
DJ Jake Rudh's mix of classic alternative music, broadcast live, will feature the music and videos of the Cure.
When and where: 8 p.m on Twitch

Katy Vernon #LiveFromHome
The singer-songwriter performs as part of the Northfield Arts Guild's live concert series. Donations to the Guild may be made here
When and where: 7:30 p.m on Facebook

Bad Bad Hats
"Islands in the Livestream" is a weekly stream from Bad Bad Hats featuring a set of originals, covers, Q&A, and more.
When and where: 4 p.m. YouTube

Michael Shines
The central Minnesota singer-songwriter will perform from his living room every week. "Chances are his wife, kiddos, and three furry friends (hairless cat not as furry) may make an appearance."
When and where: 7:30 p.m. Facebook

Amanda B. Perry
The Cottage Grove singer-songwriter performs "Live From My Living Room" every Saturday night. She'll sing a couple covers along with her originals.
When and where: 7 p.m. on Facebook聽聽

Sunday 5.3

Vicky Emerson
"We'll do a recipe, play three songs, and also help someone," the Americana singer says of her new Sunday series. "Think of this show as Mr. Rogers with Chardonnay."聽
Where and when: 5聽p.m. on聽Facebook聽and Instagram

Mother Banjo Sunday Singalong
Ellen Stanley will lead listeners in folk and gospel tunes that the whole family can sing together.
When and where: 11 a.m. on Facebook

Shotgun Ragtime Band
The weekly Grateful Sunday gig gone digital. This week, Shotgun Ragtime Band will showcase an acoustic set and an electric set. Tune in for what you鈥檙e feeling or stay for both.
When and where: 6:30 p.m. acoustic, 8:30 p.m. electric on Facebook

Monday 5.4

Bad Songs with Jeremy Messersmith
Messersmith will drink whiskey and "showcase some of the worst, most terrible, tasteless, and half-finished songs I鈥檝e never dared to play for anyone."
When and where: 8 p.m on Instagram

Leslie Vincent's Weekly Ukulele Show
Live performance from Vincent's living room every Monday night.
When and where: 7 p.m. on Facebook and Instagram

Blues Fest Live: Chubby Carrier
Live online performances from a variety of blues artists every Monday night, presented by Dual Citizen Brewery and the Lowertown Funk & Blues Festival.
When and where:聽7 p.m.; register here

Jordan Carr: Mondays with Master聽
Master is Carr's cat, who loves C minor chord (with which the singer-songwriter happily obliges him).
When and where: 7 p.m. on Instagram聽and Facebook

Tuesday 5.5

Shannon Blowtorch & Mpls Adonia: Quarantine Live dance party聽
This week's theme hasn't yet been announced, but whatever they choose to play, it'll be a blast.
When and where: 6 p.m. on Zoom (meeting ID and password here)

Gabriel Douglas's Tuesday Night聽Free Fall
Wednesdays belong to 4onthefloor鈥檚 guitarist Nick Costa, so the frontman is on for Tuesday. Tune in for Gabriel Douglas鈥檚 鈥淭uesday Night Free Fall鈥 every week. (If you鈥檙e there 15 minutes early there will be a dance party.)
When and where: 7 p.m. on Facebook and Instagram

Sarah Morris
Who needs a living room? Morris is broadcasting five songs and 鈥渂ig love鈥 live from 鈥渢he big green bathroom鈥 every Tuesday.
When and where: 7 p.m. on Facebook

Yam Haus
They鈥檝e done live Zumba classes, hosted some guest stars, and played bingo. What will tonight bring?
When and where: 7 p.m. on Facebook

Wednesday 5.6

Nick Costa
Venmo him with a request before the show and he鈥檒l practice, Venmo him during and he鈥檒l wing it (鈥渨hich is fun in its own way鈥).
When and where: 6 p.m. on Instagram and Facebook

Joyann Parker
On Wednesdays it鈥檚 all about requests, usually featuring a special guest.
Where and when: 7 p.m. on Facebook

Katy Vernon
The singer-songwriter puts on her weekly shows a little early so they can watch her back home in the U.K. as well
Where and when: 3 p.m. on Facebook聽and Instagram

Dan Israel
The guest cap in Dan鈥檚 living room is one, but anyone can come online.
When and where:聽6 p.m. on聽Facebook

Ben Cook-Feltz
The piano-playing singer-songwriter performs his eclectic mix of pop, rock and quirky originals.
When and where: 7 p.m. on Facebook

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