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The week in local livestreams: June 18-24

Davina & the Vagabonds will appear as part of the Hook and Ladder's debut HookStream this Saturday.

Davina & the Vagabonds will appear as part of the Hook and Ladder's debut HookStream this Saturday.

Slowly (and, we hope, safely) a few venues have begun offering scaled back live music performances. But for now, we'll stick with sharing the homebound options that remain plentiful.

Ongoing

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. 
When and where: 7-9 p.m. on Twitch.

Thursday 6.18


The Singing Out Virtual Tour: Heather Mae and Crys Matthews
An online celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride, featuring performances from the two award-winning songwriters, sponored by the Dakota.
When and where: 8:30 p.m. Tickets and more here.

Friday 6.19

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.

#DoomtreeTV
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. 
When and where: 4 p.m. on Facebook.

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

Saturday 6.20

HookStream: Davina & the Vagabonds
Live streaming concert fundraiser for Minnesota artists and the Hook and Ladder Theater, featuring HD multi-camera broadcast from the Hook's Firehouse Stage in Minneapolis. $15.
When and where: 8 p.m. here.

ASI's Midsommar Celebration – At Home!
The American Swedish Institute's annual Midsommar celebration goes online for 2020, with Nordic Know-How sessions live via Zoom, live music broadcast via Facebook Live, make your own Midsummer head wreath crafts, recipes to try at home, and kids activities. Free,
When and where: 5 p.m. More info here.

Michael Monroe’s “From My Backyard” Livestream
All the info you need is right there in the description. Handy! 
When and where: 7 p.m. here

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. on YouTube.

Michael Shynes
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.  

Sunday 6.21

Cloud Cult Solo Father's Day Web Concert
A Father's Day concert and reflection on fathers in the great beyond featuring a performance by Cloud Cult’s Craig Minowa, and a conversation between Craig and palliative care doctor and radio host Dr. Dawn Gross.
When and where: 6 p.m. RSVP and streaming info here.

HookStream: Grayson DeWolfe
Live streaming concert fundraiser for Minnesota artists and the Hook and Ladder Theater, featuring HD multi-camera broadcast from the Hook's Firehouse Stage in Minneapolis.
When and where: 8 p.m. here.

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’re feeling or stay for both.
When and where: 6:30 p.m. acoustic, 8:30 p.m. electric on Facebook. 

Monday 6.22

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: Big George Jackson
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: 7 p.m.; register here.

Jordan Carr: Mondays with Master 
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 and Facebook.

Tuesday 6.23

Shannon Blowtorch & Mpls Adonia: Quarantine Live dance party 
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 Free Fall
Wednesdays belong to 4onthefloor’s guitarist Nick Costa, so the frontman is on for Tuesday. Tune in for Gabriel Douglas’s “Tuesday Night Free Fall” every week. (If you’re there 15 minutes early there will be a dance party.)
When and where: 7 p.m. on Facebook.

Sarah Morris
Who needs a living room? Morris is broadcasting five songs and “big love” live from “the big green bathroom” every Tuesday.
When and where: 7 p.m. on Facebook

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

Wednesday 6.24

Sounds Like Home
Last weekend would've been Rock the Garden. Can you believe that? To take the sting out of missing that annual event, here's a full day of livestreamed performances from the Current, featuring (in order of performance) Mae Simpson, MaLLy, Ashley DuBose, Molly Maher, Mayda, Bad Bad Hats, and Lady Midnight.
When and where: Noon on Facebook and YouTube.

Nick Costa
Venmo him with a request before the show and he’ll practice, Venmo him during and he’ll wing it (“which is fun in its own way”).
When and where: 6 p.m. on Instagram and Facebook.

Joyann Parker
On Wednesdays it’s 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 and Instagram.

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

Got a tip on a hot local livestream? Email Keith Harris with the details at keith.harris@citypages.com.