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Music Weekend: The Ark, Billy Joel, Steel Panther, Public Image Ltd. and more...

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

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The Ark in Ann Arbor is used to hosting shows nearly every night, but in a pandemic shutdown having two in a weekend virtually is busy. Singer-songwriter Natalia Zukerman, daughter of classical musicians Eugenia and Pinchas Zukerman, performs for the Ark's Family Room series at 8 p.m. Friday, June 5. Troubadour Peter Mulvey, meanwhile, plays at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7. Both are free on the ark.org, but donations are accepted for the venue and performer.

Other events:

The Columbus, Ohio, hard rock trio Pray For Sleep plays a quarantine concert at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, from JCR Studios in Marion, Ohio, via boxcast.tv.

Pickathon's #AConcertADay series continues with streaming shows from Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band on Friday, June 5, Ghost-Note on Saturday, June 6, and CAAMP on Sunday, June 7. All start at 4 p.m. on the festival's Facebook page and YouTube channel and Amazon Music's Twitch. Donations go to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, matched by Spotify.

The Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp has started a Master Class Series, offering intimate Zoom sessions, limited to 20-25 participants, for $100. Upcoming sessions with spots still available include Bad Company/Free drummer Simon Kirke on June 5, producer Mike Clink on June 7, Kip Winger on June 13 and more at rockcamp.com.

Carlos Miguel Prieto is the featured conductor for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Facebook watch party at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 7, leading compositions by Arturo Marqueez and De Falla. The DSO also presents Haydn and Brahms concertos at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 4, while the weekly Educational Concert Series discusses "What is a Concerto?" at 2 p.m. Friday, June 5, at dso.org.

The IG Live Fest, presented by What the Sounds, runs through Sunday, June 7, on Instagram, spotlighting Indian music artists such as Armaan Malik, Lisa Mishra, Akasa Singh and others.

Slipknot's Knotfest Online continues at 2 p.m. Friday, June 5, with a streaming set from Swedish headbangers In Flames at Knotfest.com.

The Michigan Opera Theatre's At Home series presents a talk about Ades' "The Exterminating Angel" at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, on the company's Facebook page prior to the virtual showing of a 2017 production at metopera.org. This weekend the MET will also be hosting a 2015 performance of Verdi's "Otello" on Saturday, June 6, and Massenet's "Thais" from 2008 on Sunday, June 7, both also at 7:30 p.m. All are $4.99 or included with a MET subscription.

Sturgill Simpson and friends livestream at 8 p.m. Friday, June 5, on nugs.tv from Nashville's Ryman Auditorium to raise money for MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund, the Equity Alliance Nashville Tornado Relief and the Special Forces Foundation.

Monster Energy Outbreak Live on Location presents sets by Lil Tjay on Friday, June 5, Rico Nasty on Saturday, June 6, and Tyla Yaweh, Sunday, June 7, all at 8 p.m. on YouTube.

Singer-songwriter Michael McDermott celebrates the release of his new album, "What in the World," with ticketed virtual concerts at 8 p.m. Friday, June 5, and 11 a.m. Sunday, June 7. Information and tickets for both can be found at stageit.com/MichaelMcDermott. McDermott will also be playing the Ark's Family Room Series on June 28.

The Chamber Music Society of Detroit presents two livestreamed concerts as part of its CameraMusic series. Raham AIHaj plays the oud at 8 p.m. Friday, June 5, while the Manhattan Chamber Players perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 6, via cmsdetroit.org as well as on Facebook and YouTube.

The Australian rock trio DMA's will hold a listening party for its second album, 2018's For Now," hosted by the Charlatans' Tim Burgess, at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 6, as part of #TimsTWitterListeningParty on Twitter.

Gospel greats the Legendary Ingramettes live stream a concert at noon Saturday, June 6 on Facebook from the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Petersburg, Va. the concert is in partnership with the U.S. State Department, which is webcasting the show in Serbia and Bulgaria.

Tennessee Walt (nee New York performer Gayden Wren) performs his third "A Distant Country" concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, on Facebook and YouTube, mixing classic country and Americana material to benefit libraries in the Northeast. He'll be joined by Texas Sally during the show.

The Mahway Museum in New Jersey will celebrate the late guitar great and inventor Les Paul's 105th birthday with online programs from Saturday through Tuesday, June 6-9, on the Les Paul In Mahwah Museum Facebook Page and YouTube channel. Performances on YouTube include Thom Bresh at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6, Muriel Anderson at 7 p.m. and Lou Pallo at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 7. Paul's son, Gene Paul, will speak about his father at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, via Zoom. Registration is required for the talk.

Larkin Poe makes another stop on its Live Stream Tour at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 6, via larkinpoe.veeps.com. Admission is $10 per show.

Billy Joel will stream his 2008 concert film i"Live at Shea Stadium" at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 6, on his official Facebook page. The concert, filmed during Joe's shows closing the New York venue, features guest appearances from Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, Tony Bennett, the Who's Roger Daltrey, John Mellencamp and John Mayer.

Hard rockers Puddle of Mudd will step out of quarantine for a live show from the Whisky A Go-Go in West Hollywood at 10 p.m. Saturday, June 6. Tickets are $15, with a $50 bundle that includes a video meet and greet with the band; puddleofmudd.veeps.com.

Wake up with Johnny Rotten when John Lyndon and his Public Image Ltd. bandmates host a virtual party to celebrate the documentary "The Public Image is Rotten" at 5 a.m. (yes, a.m.) Sunday, June 7. The film's director, Tabbert Fiiller, will also participate in a Q&A on facebook.com/pilofficial.

Israeli singer-songwriter David Broza plays a special virtual concert from his home in Tel Aviv at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7. Tickets are $8, with a portion donated to COVID-19 relief charities. Visit davidbrozavirtualconcerts.rsvp360.co.

Satiristic rockers Steel Panther play an online Concert to Save the World at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 7, via steelpantherrocks.com. Tickets are $15 and available at the website. Proceeds go to Heavenly Pets Animal Rescue and Live Nation's Crew Nation Fund.

EDM mainstay Claude VonStroke's Dirtybird Records celebrates its 15th anniversary with a Dirtybird BBQ at 10 p.m. Sunday, June 7, via its dirtybirdrecorsd.com website.

Pearl Jam will headline a Seattle-centric lineup that also includes Brandi Carlile, Dave Matthews, Macklemore, Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard, Sir Mix-A-Lot, members of the Seattle Seahawks and others for an All In WA COVID-19 relief benefit at 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, on Amazon Music's Twitch channel. Proceeds will be distributed to Washington state organizations involved in pandemic relief efforts.

A (literally) virtual cavalcade of stars Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Boz Scaggs, James Taylor, John Hiatt, Gary Clark Jr., Kyle Lovett and many more will be part of A Night For Austin at 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, via facebook.com/lucktexasreunion and twitch.tv/luckreunion. The two-hour show will benefit the Austin Community Foundation and feature guest appearances from Ethan Hawke, Renee Zellweger, Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson.

The late John Prine who died April 7 from COVID-19 complications will be memorialized with the family-sanctioned and produced "Picture Show: a Tribute Celebrating John Prine at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11, on Prine's Facebook and YouTube pages. Proceeds will go to the NAMI and Alive charities.

Stringcheese Incident's Kyle Hollingsworth will host his Big Show at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 11, with "special guests, fun surprises and fresh music" via kylehollingsworth.com.

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