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Music Weekend: BTS, Eddie Money, Metallica, Download TV and more...
 

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

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It doesn't get much bigger than BTS in the flesh or, in this case, in the flesh, online. The Korean pop sensation will play a Bang Bang Con The Live virtual concert at 5 a.m. Sunday, June 14 on the group's official website and WeVerse. The group has also donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter, which has been matched by its BTS Army fan club. BYOS (Bring Your Own Screams).



Other Events:







The U.K.'s Download Festival is off, but Download TV launches Friday through Sunday, June 12-14, with performances by planned headliners Kiss, Iron Maiden, System of a Down and others via YouTube. The weekend programming also will include artist Q&A's, tutorials, mindfulness sessions and more. A special shirt being sold by the festival has already raised more than $160,000 for Britain's National Health Service.



The Baltimore funk group Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have pivoted from Domefest to Homefest, running through Saturday, June 13 via livefromoutthere.com



Kirill Gerstein plays Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 2 for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's "Keyboard Keynote" watch party at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14, on Facebook Live or dso.org/watchparties. The show follows a "Back-To-Back Berlioz" session at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11, and a "Building the Orchestra" Educational Concert Series episode at 2 p.m. Friday, June 12.



Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher hosts a listening party for his new "MTV Unplugged" album at 2 p.m. Friday, June 12, on Twitter.



SummerStage Anywhere host streaming performances by Celisse Henderson, Michael Ealy and Ryan Jamaal Swain to encourage social justice efforts at 7 p.m. Friday, June 1s on SummerStage's YouTube Channel.



Pickathon's #AConcertADay series continues with streaming previous festival shows from Wolf Parade on Friday, June 12, CAAMP on Saturday, June 13, and Mikal Cronin on Sunday, June 14. 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 late Eddie Money shakes it again when 313Presents.com streams his 2018 concert at the DTE Energy Music Theatre at 5 p.m. Friday, June 12, as a benefit for Forgotten Harvest. Money's children Dez, Jessie and Julian, who were part of his band, will precede the show with some remarks as well as an acoustic performance from their home.



The Digital Mirage Online Music Festival hosts a second weekend of performances Friday through Sunday, June 12-14, via watchstreamonline24.com/digitalmirage2/. This weekend's lineup includes GRiZ, Hot Chip, Eloheem, A-Trak, Peekaboo and many more. Proceeds will be donated to the Equal Justice Initiative and Color of Change, via a partnership with Plus1.



Slipknot's Knotfest.com hosts a performance by Suicide Silence from a 2015 Mental Health America benefit in Santa Ana, Calif., at 5 p.m. Friday, June 12.







Members of Dream Theater will host a listening party for its 1999 album "Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory" at 6 p.m. Friday, June 12, on Twitter talking about their own memories and answering fan questions.



A Metallica concert from the 2017 Rock on the Range festival in Ohio kicks off the new Offstage with DWP series at 7 p.m. Friday, June 12, on Danny Wimmer Presents' YouTube channel. DWP produces several music festivals each summer -- all canceled this year -- and will draw on video vaults of performances for weekly shows.



Old Crow Medicine Show hosts another Hartland Hootenanny show with special guests at 7 p.m. Friday, June 12, via YouTube.



New York's Metropolitan Opera offers an encore stream this week of its April At-Home Gala, during which more than 40 lead and chorus singers performed virtually from their homes. The repeat airs at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13 via metopera.org.



Performances by OneRepublic, Neon Trees, and Michael Franti & Spearhead will be featured on this week's (re)Live at Bottlerock, streaming at 8 p.m. on the festival's YouTube channel and raising money for Crew Nation, Napa Valley Food Bank and NAACP Legal Defense Fund.



Reggae-rock favorites Dirty Heads stream a "Home Phantoms of the Summer" live show highlighting their third album at 8 p.m. Friday, June 12, on Veeps. Proceeds benefit Black Lives Matter.







Ani DiFranco headlines the Prison Music Project Sessions, spotlighting "Long Time Gone," an album written with incarcerated poets and songwriters and performed, sans audience, in New Orleans at 9 p.m. Friday, June 12. Tickets start at $20 via livexlive.com. Proceeds go to the Southern Center For Human Rights.



The Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Pride Prom starts at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13, with appearances by *NSYNC's Lance Bass, Pentatonix, Doja Cat, Cyndi Lauper, Noah Cyrus and others. BBTHRPrideSummit.com for information.



A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, Nu Shooz, Nelson, Animotion and more will celebrate the 80s during the virtual festival Back to the Basement, streaming at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 13, via YouTube or facebook.com/abductedbythe80s. Tiffany, Downtown Julie Brown and others will make special guest appearances.



Vibraphonists Joe Locke and Warren Wolf stream a performance from, and for, Keystone Korner in Baltimore at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13. Tickets are $10. keystonekornerbaltimore.com.



Kany Garcia, Mabiland and others play a SummerStage Anywhere cocnert promoting social justice efforts at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13, on the Latin American Music Council's (LAMC) Twitch channel.



The iconic New York jazz club the Village Vanguard begins a weekly series of shows with the Billy Hart Quartet at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 12, and 2 p.m. Sunday June 13. Tickets are $7. villagevanguard.com.



Vocalists Caitlin Lynch and Jonathan Lasch, accompanied by pianist Steven McGhee, perform a concert of American songs co-presented by the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Chamber Music Society of Detroit at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13, on the latter's YouTube channel.



The recently reschristened Lady A, the Scott Family and Charlie Worsham will play a Circle Sessions show from the Grand Ole Opry at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 13. CirclePlus.com for details.



The 25th anniversary of the late Irish guitar hero Rory Gallagher's death will be commemorated with several events on Sunday, June 14. A "mini-festival" of performances, interviews and other content begins at noon via Gallagher's Facebook and YouTube pages. Then at 3 p.m. Eagle Rock will stream Gallagher's concert with is band, Taste from the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival in Britain on its YouTube channel.



The Bang On a Can Marathon returns at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14, for six hours of music from Rhiannon Giddens, Roscoe Mitchell, Terry Riley, Don Byron and 21 others from around the world via marthon2020.bangonacan.org. Proceeds go to the Equal Justice Initiative.



The Michigan Opera Theatre presents a free talk to introduce the Metropolitan Opera Theatre's "Rodelinda" at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 14, on the MOT Facebook page. The MET will stream a 2011 performance of the opera live at 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org and MET Opera On Demand social apps. Tickets are $4.99.







Michigan singer and songwriter Drew Nelson plays a Family Room Series show for The Ark in Ann Arbor at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 14, via theark.org. Donations are accepted for the performer and the venue.



Lee Brice, Carly Pearce, Michael Ray and Steve Wariner are featured on the Circle Sessions from the Grand Ole Opry at 9 p.m. Sunday, June 14, via circleplus.com.



Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Keb Mo, Rosanne Cash and John Oates are among the performers for "Keep the Music Playing," Acme Radio Live's benefit for Music Health Alliance at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 via acmeradiolive.com, Facebook and YouTube. Kathie Lee Gifford and Nashville radio personality Justin Hammond will co-host, with some performances coming live from the Ryman Auditorium.



Colorado's Sunsquabi continues its summerlong virtual Top Down Tour on Thursday, June 18, from various locations around the state. Tickets and other information via livefromoutthere.com.

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