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Music Weekend: Earthwork Music, EDM fests, Powderfinger, Guns N' Roses and more...
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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Michigan's Earthwork Music collective relaunches this weekend with two weeks of streaming concerts, workshops and discussions starting Friday, May 22, through June 5. Among those performing will be Earthwork founder Seth Bernard, Nik James, Audra Kubat, Mark Lavengood, Sari Brown and more. Earthwork's annual Bob Dylan birthday celebration will run online all day Sunday, May 24. More details and updates on the retooled earthworkmusic.com or the organization's Facebook page.



Other Events:



Universal Music (UMe) has launched a new 4 All Ages music series featuring 14 family-friends playlists grouped by decades, genres and themes including one dedicated exclusively to Motown and collections of Bedtime Music, Summer Fun Music and Fun Sing-A-Long Music. The playlists can be found at all major streaming services, including Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody and more.



The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrates its Class of 2018 including Bon Jovi, the Cars, Dire Straits and the Moody Blues with performances and speeches from that year's induction ceremony newly loaded onto the Hall's YouTube channel.



Guns N' Roses has started a Not In This Lifetime Selects series on YouTube, featuring clips from its touring during the past few years -- starting with 13 minutes from a 2019 date in Salt Lake City, Utah.



Del Fest, the Americana and roots music festival usually held in Cumberland, Md., is At Home through Sunday, May 24, with performances by the Del McCoury Band, Old Crow Medicine Show. Billy Strings, the Punch Brothers, Bela Fleck and more. delfest.com for schedules and links.



This weekend's Billboard Live At-Home shows, on the publications Facebook page, features Friday, May 22, performances by Amaarae (1 p.m.) and Bongeziwe (2 p.m.) and Saturday, May 23 sets by WurID (1 p.m.) and Nissi (2 p.m.). The series solicits donations for a number of charities.



Steve Earle presents a streaming concert performances of his full new album, "Ghosts of West Virginia," at 4 p.m. Friday, May 22, on Facebook and YouTube. It will be followed by a Q&A with Earle and labor union members.



The Chainsmokers will host the Virtual DisDance Festival from Friday through Sunday, May 22-24, on SiriusXM's BPM channel, with performances by Marshmello, Deadmau5, Calvin Harris' Love Regenerator project, Steve Aoki, Armin van Buren and a 2011 set from the late Avicii at 5 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds got to MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund.



Five Finger Death Punch continues its Quarantine Theater 2020 at 1 p.m. Friday, May 22, on YouTube.



Genesis' "When in Rome" from 2007, the final entry in the #GenesisFilmFestival, streams through Saturday May 23, on YouTube.



The Pickathon Festival continues it's #ConcertADay series on YouTube, with upcoming performances (at 4 p.m. daily) from Altin Gun on Friday, May 22, Broken Social Scene on Saturday, May 23, the Quebe Sisters on Sunday, May 24, Town Mountain on Monday, May 25, Ezra Furman on Tuesday, May 26, Shovels and Rope on Wednesday, May 27, and the Viagra Boys on Thursday, May 28.



Maryland rockers All Time Low will livestream an acoustic performance and band "hangout" at 5 p.m. Friday, May 22, to raise money for its road crew via alltimelow.veeps.com. Admission is $10.



Billie Eilish's brother FINNEAS, Lewis Capaldi, Lau, Noah Cyrus and others will take part in "Under the Living Room Lights," a virtual prom at 7 p.m. Friday, May 22. Hosted by YouTube personality Zach Sang, the event will raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.



Brandi Carlile's 2017 performance at the Bosting Calling festival will be streamed at 7 p.m. Friday, May 22 on the WGBH Facebook page.



Lake Orion singer-songwriter Steve Taylor will perform songs from movies and TV shows during his weekly streaming concert at 7 p.m. Friday, May 22, on facebook.com/stevetayloracoustic.



The Lightning in a Bottle festival, usually held Memorial Day Weekend in Bakersfield, Calif., moves online starting at 8 p.m. Friday, May 22 on the event's Twitch Channel, running through Sunday, May 24. Performers include Four Tet, Tycho, the Glitch Mob, the Fungineers, the Jive Joint and more, along with yoga and meditation classes.



Airborne Toxic Event celebrates the release of its new album, "Hollywood Park," with a live streaming concert at 10 p.m. Friday, May 22, on Facebook and YouTube.



Singer-songwriter Katie Pruitt plays at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, on Rounder Records' YouTube channel.



Michael Franti, Nahko, John Butler and Trevor Hall will be along the musical guests on One Earth Live, a "Transformational Festival" running Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24, on Facebook to benefit Proof of Impact. The event also includes poets, yoga instructors, speakers and activists.



Reunited for the first time in nearly a decade, the Australian rock troupe Powderfinger will play a "One Night Only" fundraiser at 5 a.m. Saturday, May 23, to support the charities Support Act and Beyond Blue. Details at Powderfinger.com.



Detroit's Movement Music Festival, which moved from Memorial Day Weekend to Sept. 11-13, presents Movement at Home at 2 p.m. Saturday to Monday, May 23-25, on the festival's movement.us website, Facebook page and YouTube channel, as well as the Paxahau and Beatport Twitch channels (Beatport on Sunday and Monday only.) Performers include Kevin Saunderson and Dantiez, Carl Craig, Matthew Dear, Seth Troxler, Wajeed, Claude VonStroke, DJ Godfather, Ataxia and others, with virtual afterparties TBA. Donations will be solicited for MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund.



Detroit Music Awards winner the Gasoline Gypsies celebrates its new single, "Tomorrow," with a Happy Hour Livestream release party/concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 23, via Facebook.



Jazz pianist and U-M professor Ellen Rowe and Ann Arbor's Blue Llama Jazz club team up for a virtual concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 23, to benefit the Food Gatherers nonprofit. Catch it at bluellamaclub.com or on Facebook and YouTube.



NEC educator Ran Blake will play a solo piano show at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 23, to celebrate receiving the Boston Jazz Hero Award from the Jazz Journalist Association. Register at eventbrite.com.



Chicago singer-songwriiter Michael McDermott plays an early show at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 24, via StageIt.com. Pay-what-you-can donations are suggested.



Singer-songwriter Alice Walker pays tribute to Bonnie Raitt during a streaming concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 24, on Facebook Live.



The Governor's Ball Music Festival, meanwhile, presents "The Sun Still Sets" with DJ Snoopadelic (aka Snoop Dogg), Rufus Du Sol, Bob Moses and Sofi Tukker at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 24, via @govballnyc on YouTube and Facebook.



The annual National Memorial Day Concert moves from the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol building to visual space at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 24, via Facebook and YouTube as well as PBS, hosted by Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna and featuring performances by Trace Adkins, CeCe Winans, Renee Fleming and the National Symphony Orchestra along with celebrity guests.



The Grammy Museum will host a celebration of singer Peggy Lee's 100th birthday on Tuesday, May 26, unveiling a virtual exhibit that morning at grammymuseum.org and hosting a panel discussion at 2 p.m. with Billie Eilish, k.d. lang, Eric burton of the Black Pumas, Lee biographer Tish Oney and Lee's granddaughter, Holly Foster Wells.



Indigo Girls' Amy Ray and singer-songwriter Brett Cobb host the seventh annual Georgia On My Mind Concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at Facebook/georgiamusic. Performers include Amy Grant, Chuck Leavell, the War & Treaty, John Driskell Hopkins, John Berry and Katie Pruitt, with funds going to the Georgia Music Foundation.



Teen mental wellness will be the focus of Stronger Than You Think, a program running 5-10 p.m. May 27-29 with appearances by Adam Lambert, Kesha, Noah Cyrus, Lauv, Howie Mandel, Taraji P. Henson, hosts Kelli Osbourne, Jordin Sparks, Laurie Hernandez and Jeannie Mai and more. Presented by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (nami.org), it airs on YouTube, Facebook, Twitch and TikTok.



Heavy Rockers Clutch host "Live From the Doom Saloon, Vol. 1," also featuring quarantined performances by Crowbar, Blacktop Mojo and Saul at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 27. Admission is $9. Tickets via livefrom.events/DoomSaloon/.

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