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Music Weekend: Flagstar Strand, The Weeknd, The Who, Luke Bryan, Monsta X and more...
The Summer Marquee Concert featuring local acts Thornetta Davis, Major Dudes, the Fruits and Wally Dogger takes place at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, atop the marquee of the Flagstar Strand Theatre, 12 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Admission is free, but attendance is limited to 100 people, with COVID-19 safety guidelines in place. Visit flagstarstrand.com.
Other Events (all subject to change):
The European Metal Festival Alliance has pulled together 13 festivals from throughout the continent for archival performances running Friday through Sunday, Aug. 7-9, plus new interviews with Dee Snider, Jamey Jasta, Devin Townsend, Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabia and others; $6.66 through metalfestivalliance.com.
The Mowgli's have loaded a new augmented reality concert from the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn to help launch its new app, available to all devices or via onelink.to/mowglis.
Marvelous hosts a digital dance workshop at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, via the SummerStage Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch pages; SummerStage.org.
Elton John offers up another archival performance at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, via his YouTube channel.
Country star Luke Bryan celebrates the release of his new album, "Born Here Live Here Die Here" with a live performance and Q&A at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, via Amazon. Music.
Country bluesman Corey Harris performs virtually as part of the Ark's Family Room Series at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, via the ark.org/ark-family-room-series. Free, with donations accepted for the artist and venue.
The Metropolitan Opera's nightly streaming series features Wagner's "Parsifal" from 1992 on Friday, Aug. 7, Handel's "Agrippina" from February on Saturday, Aug. 8, and Mozart's "Don Giovanni from 2016 on Sunday, Aug. 9 all at 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org and MET Opera on Demand social apps. The Michigan Opera Theatre will present a pre-show talk for "Parsifal" at 7 p.m. Friday on its Facebook page. More at michiganopera.org.
The Grateful Dead's Rex Foundation continues its Daze Between celebration of the late Jerry Garcia with free webcasts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, via nugs.tv. Sunday admission is $24.99. Friday features a Grateful Dead "Shakedown Stream" program starting with the group's Bob Weir at 8 p.m. More info and updates at DazeBetween.com.
Hard rock troupe Between the Buried and Me plays its entire "Colors" album at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, via twitch.tv/btbamoffical.
The Weeknd's "The Weeknd Experience," at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, on TikTok, features a digital avatar of the singer performing songs from his latest album, "After Hours," 3D renderings, picture-in-picture video, audience interaction and more. Money will be raised for the Equal Justice Initiative.
Greensky Bluegrass launches The Leap Year Sessions series at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, with weekly shows through Sept. 25. Access is $14.95 per show, $99.95 for all eight via hify.com/greensky.
The Bill Frisell Trio streams live from the Village Vanguard in New York at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8. $10; villagevanguard.com.
Sublime With Rome plays from the County Fairgrounds in Ventura, Calif., at midnight on Friday, Aug. 7, via nocapshows.com. $15.
Britain's Clean Bandit will be joined by a number of friends from the electronic music realm for "House Party Against Hunger," a 12-hour DJ festival starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, via the group's YouTube Channel.
The Who launches a six-week "Join Together @ Home" streaming concert series at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, with five songs from its 1982 show from New York's Shea Stadium on the group's YouTube channel. Donations will be encouraged for the Eeenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America.
The annual Detroit Bass Day, organized by Kern Brantley, goes online this year, starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, via Facebook, YouTube and Hyped Up Live Studios. Bass players contributing virtual performances this year include Ralphe Armstrong, Nate Watts, Robert Hurst, Takashi Iio, Emily Rogers, James Simonson and more.
Progstock's online series features members of Stick Men, Mystery, the Carl Palmer Band, Pattern-Seeking Animals and others at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Tickets are available via stageit.com/ProgStock. More information and updates at ProgStock.com.
Shabaka Hutchings plays jazz for a SummerStage Anywhere Session at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, via the SummerStage Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch pages; SummerStage.org.
Politically minded Pittsburgh punk rockers Anti-Flag stream at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, for $10-$50 via veeps.com.
A pair of Grammy Award-winning jazz legends drummer Terri Lynne Carrington and pianist Danilo Perez collaborate for a streaming concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, via thecarrcenter.org, which will include pieces dedicated to Toni Morrison, Dr. Angela Y. Davis and Charlie Parker.
Dead & Company streams an archival concert, free, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 via nugs.tv.
Country rockers the Steel Woods play from 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, via nugs.tv.
Monsta X, second in the K-Pop ranks only to BTS, plays a combined English- and Korean-language "Live From Seoul With Luv" show, featuring songs from this year's "All About Luv" album, at 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, via LiveXLive.com. Tickets start at $20.
A Detroit Symphony Orchestra violin, cello and flute trio plays a free Summer Sessions concert at noon on Sunday, Aug. 9, in Robert C. Valade Park, 2670 Atwater St., Detroit. The repertoire includes pieces by Haydn, Kodaly and Edgar Girtain. Attendance is limited and registration is suggested via dso.org/summer. Pandemic protocols will be in effect.
Lost Desert Live features Tim Green and others for a 13-hour festival starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, via twitch.tv/alldayidreamof.
The Rolling Stones unearth another archival concert for "Extra Licks," 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, on the group's YouTube page.
The rootsy quartet Parsonsfield joins the Ark's Family Room Series at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, via the ark.org/ark-family-room-series. Free, with donations accepted for the artist and venue.
Widespread Panic's "Never Miss a Sunday Show" series continues at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, via nugs.tv, supporting Nuçi's Space and Conscious Alliance.
Claude Von Stroke is joined by U.K. electronic mainstay GAWP for a Dirtybird Live session at 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, on twitch.tv/dirtybird.
G. Love & Friends, including the Organically Good Trio featuring DELA, come in live from Rhode Island's Misquamicut Drive-In at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10 via nocapshows.com. $10.
Metallica will stream another archival concert in its Metallica Mondays series Monday, Aug.10, on its Facebook page and YouTube channel and via nugs.tv.
The second episode of Wilson frontman Chad Nicefield's "HACKS: How Did You Make That?" songwriting session examines Shinedown songwriter Scott Stevens' "Who Do You Love?" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11. Admission is $15, limited to 35 participants, with proceeds going to the National Independent Venue Association. Tickets via fundo.area120.com/hacks/#/home
The duo Trout Fishing in America swims into the Ark's Family Room Series at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, via the ark.org/ark-family-room-series. Free, with donations accepted for the artist and venue.
Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi performs a SummerStage Anywhere Session at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, via the SummerStage Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch pages. SummerStage.org.
Former Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz talks about his new book, "Remain In Love," for a SummerStage Culture Talk at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, via the SummerStage Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch pages. SummerStage.org.
Singer-songwriter Emerson Hart hits the virtual boards at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, for a show via veeps.com; $10-$70.
The Cadillac Three curates a new "Live From the Basement" concert series that kicks off Thursday, Aug. 13 and runs through September with performances by the Wild Feathers, Lillie Mae, Drake White, Bare Jr. and more, with proceeds benefiting Second Harvest. CountryFuzzPresents.com for tickets and updates.
British singer Charli XCX highlights songs from her new album, "How I'm Feeling Now," at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, via Boiler Room TV. Admission is $5, with proceeds going to the LA Alliance For Human Rights. birrm.tv/charli.
The Royal Park Hotel in Rochester hosts a socially distanced, outdoor Nashville Music Meets Kentucky Bourbon show with Matthew Austin Bell, Jobe Fortner, Jesse Wayne Taylor and Matt Daniel at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13. Proceeds go to the Karmanos Cancer Institute. The Royal Park is at 600 E. University Drive. Call 248-652-2600 or visit 20frontstreet.com.
Michigan favorites Robert Jones and Matt Watroba blend folk and blues at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, as part of the Ark's Family Room Series via the ark.org/ark-family-room-series. Free, with donations accepted for the artist and venue.
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