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Music Weekend: Lullabies From Detroit, Foo Fighters, Queen, Papa Roach, The Ark and more...
 

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

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Lullabies From Detroit, which has been a nightly balm on Facebook since March 22, comes to an end at 10 p.m. Sunday, June 21, with co-founders Audra Kubat, Michele Oberholtzer and Emily Rose joining forces for the finale. The series has hosted more than 80 artists since its inception, playing both original material and appropriate covers.



Other Events (all subject to change):



• Ferndale-based Nadir Omowale is releasing a new single, the socially conscious "Run," on Friday, June 19, via Bandcamp. The company is donating its share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund for 24 hours, starting at 3 a.m. Friday.



• Detroit rock stalwart Dude has released a new single, "Blue Canary," the second track from the group's upcoming sophomore album, "Autobiograffitti." Visit dudedetroit.com for more information.



• A new YouTube channel is hosting "The Ed Sullivan Show" performances by artists such as the Supremes, Neil Diamond, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Beach Boys, the Jackson 5 and many more. No Beatles or Rolling Stones yet, but content additions have been promised.



• Music fans can find decades' worth of classic photos online now via reelinintheyears.com, which has created a searchable archive of more than 200,000 images — including some from Detroit photographer Robert Alford — and classic artists from Elvis Presley to P!nk.



• Leonard Slatkin is "back" and conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra through two pieces by Charles-Camille Saint-Saens for a Facebook watch party at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 21. The DSO's other watch parties include a pair of contemporary works by Outi Tarkiainen, Nkeiru Okoye and Rautavaara at 7 p.m. Thursday and a "Women Composers: Justice in Music" Educational Concert Series entry featuring pieces by Okoye and Juliet Palmer, at 2 p.m. Friday, June 19. Visit ,dso.org/watch-listen-and-connect.



• The SummerStage Anywhere series will celebrate Juneteenth with a program of dance, music and film starting at noon Friday, June 19, on the SummerStage Instagram page and YouTube channel.



• Pickathon's #AConcertADay series continues with streaming previous festival shows from Kaia Kater on Friday, June 19, the Wild Reeds on Saturday, June 20, and the Easy Leaves on Sunday, June 21. 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.



• Slipknot's weekly Knotfest streamcast features a 2015 Santa Ana, Calif., show from Suicide Silence at 5 p.m. Friday, June 19, at Knotfest.com.



• The Metropolitan Opera Theatre's weekend offerings including a 1984 performance of Verdi's "La Forza del Destino" on Friday, June 19, and two works by Philip Glass, "Aknaten" from 2019 on Saturday, June 20, and "Satyagraha" from 2011 on Sunday, June 21. All stream at 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org and MET Opera On Demand social apps. Tickets are $4.99.



• The Ark in Ann Arbor has a full weekend of Family Room Series online shows lined up. Lansing's Jen Sygit performs at 8 p.m. Friday, June 19, while former October Project singer Mary Fahl is on tap for 8 p.m. Saturday, June 20. The duo of Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, meanwhile, play at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 21. All shows via theark.org. Admission is free, with contributions solicited for the venue and performers.



• Alicia Keys and John Legend will celebrate Juneteenth with a musical VERZUZ Battle at 8 p.m. Friday, June 19, on Instagram Live.



• Veteran rap trio Cypress Hill hits the web for a streamed "Live From L.A." show at 9 p.m. Friday, June 19, via the Melody VR app.



• While Record Store Day has been moved, the Love Record Stores is filling the breach with a full day of special virtual programming on Saturday, June 20. The loverecordstores.com site will host performances by Bright Eyes, Brittany Howard Stephen Malkmus, Laura Marling, the Fontaines and more, as well as DJ sets from Fatboy Slim, the Go! Team, Metronomy and others. Proceeds will go to the #SaveOurVenues campaign, Black Lives Matter and the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Relief Fund. The in-store Record Store Day has been split between three dates — Aug. 29, Sept. 26 and Oct. 24.



• Brandi Carlie, 2 Chainz, Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff, T-Pain, Brittany Howard and more will be part of Small Business Live, a festival supporting local favorites livestreaming from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, June 20, on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, LiveXLive and otheroutlets. The artists will perform on-site at small businesses they patronize.



• "The Big Night In" finds the Stray Cats Slim Jim Phantom and Captain Sensible from the Damned joining the Alarm's Mike Peters and his wife Jules at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 20, on The Official Alarm's Facebook page.



• Papa Roach will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its breakthrough album, "Infest," with a ticketed "Infest In-Studio" performance and Q&A at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 20, from its home base in Sacramento, Calif. Tickets start at $14.99, with proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders, the NAACP and the World Federation For Mental Health.



• Portions of Foo Fighters' 2019 Sonic Temple concert, plus a Q&A with guitarist Chris Shiflett, streams at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 20, as part of the Offstage with DWP series. Visit dannywimmerpresents.com/offstage.



• The Vigay Iyer Trio, featuring Nick Dunston and Jeremy Dutton, performs for the Streaming Live at the Village Vanguard jazz series at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 20 and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 21. Tickets are $7. villagevanguard.com.



• Cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Natasha Paremski play for a Chamber Music Society of Detroit webcast at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 20, via CMSDetroit.org.



• The Americana Music Award-winning husband-wife duo the War & Treaty is featured on Ditty TV's Concert Series from Memphis, Tenn., playing at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20. Visit dittytv.com.



• Michigan bass hero Rodney Whitaker plays a special "Come Sunday: The Songs of Duke Ellington" show on Sunday, June 21, airing at 1 p.m. on Detroit Public Television (Channel 56), then streaming at 6 p.m. on the Carr Center Facebook and YouTube pages. thecarrcenterorg.



• Queen + Adam Lambert, whose spring tour was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will post a compilation of previously unseen tour clips at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 21, on the group's YouTube page.



• Pennywise's Fletcher Dragge hosts an interactive streaming mixology class at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 21, as part of the Offstage with DWP series. Visit dannywimmerpresents.com/offstage.



• Rapper Common will take part in a one-hour special celebrating the return of "The Chi," which he executive produces, for a new season on Showtime at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 21, on the show's YouTube page. He'll be joined by creator Lena Waithe and artists from the Chicago area. The show airs at 9 p.m. on Showtime.



• deftones will host a gobal listening party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its "White Pony" album at 9 p.m. Monday, June 22, on the group's official YouTube page.



• Todd Rundgren launches a new virtual TV show, "The Todd's Honest Truth," live from his home in Kauai at 7 p.m. Monday, June 22. Tickets are $15 per show via onlocationlive.com



• Alabama indie rocker Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) plays her 2015 album "Ivy Tipp" in its entirety at 9 p.m. Monday, June 22. Tickets are $15 via noonchorus.com/waxahatchee.



• A second "All in WA: A Concert for Covid-19 Relief" takes place at 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, with performances by Pearl Jam, Brandi Carlile, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Sleater Kinney, Mcklemore, Dave Matthews and many more. Proceeds, matched by Amazon, go to Washington's Statewide Covid-19 Relief Effort, the All in WA Fund and the Black Future Co-Op Fund.



• Belgium’s dance music festival Tomorrowland, canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic, moves online for Tomorrowland Around the World from June 25-27, hosting performances, Q&As, interactive seminars and more. Tickets are $13 for one day, $22 for the full festival. The lineup features more than 60 artists, including Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Carnage, Dixon, Tiesto and others. Visit tomorrowland.com.



• Britain's famed Glastonbury festival was another coronavirus casualty, but the BBC is keeping it alive on its planned dates, June 25-29, on air and via its iPlayer online. The network will host a variety of past performances, including by David Bowie, Adele, Beyonce, Oasis, Coldplay, Jay-Z and others. Full details at glastonburyfestivals.co.uk.



• Electric Blockaloo will provide another virtual home for dance music fans June 25-28 inside the video game Minecraft as well as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media, with various levels of admission starting at $10. The lineup includes the likes of Diplo, Dirtybird, Bedouin, Claptone and many others. Proceeds will benefit nonprofits such as the Bail Project, Black Lives Matter and ByeByePlastic.



• Can't Cancel Pride, a COVID-19 benefit show for LGBTQ+ communities, streams Thursday, June 25, via PrideRadio.com and on iHeartRadio's Facebook and Instagram pages. Performers include Katy Perry, Adam Lambert, Melissa Etheridge, Sia, Billy Porter and others.

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