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Music Weekend: Tim McGraw, Joe Strummer tribute, Mavericks, Muse and more...

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

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Country star Tim McGraw celebrates the release of his new album, "Here on Earth," with a livestream "Experience" at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, including curated videos, performances by Ingrid Andress and Midland plus a live chat and acoustic set by McGraw and his five-piece band. Tickets are $15 via Live.TimMcGraw.com.

Other Events (all subject to change):

• Muse takes its act to the screen on Friday, Aug. 21, when "MUSE — Simulation Theory," a combination concert film science fiction movie filmed last September in London, premieres on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

• Britain's defunct V Festival returns for the weekend, Friday, Aug. 21, through Sunday, Aug. 23, featuring archived footage as well as fresh virtual performances from Dizzee Rascal, Olly Murs and Anne-Marie via ITV2, including its app and social media components; virginmedia.com.

• The 2020 Metal Hall of Fame Gala, which took place during January, is now streaming via Amazon Prime TV and its app, featuring performances by Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Geoff Tate, Don Dokken and others; metalhalloffame.org.

• Japanese all-female rock band Scandal celebrates its 14th birthday with a virtual concert at 6 a.m. (really) Friday, Aug. 21. Tickets are $30 via livefrom.events/scandal.

• The Fuji Rock Festival dips into its vaults for performances by the Beastie Boys, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Oasis, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more, which will air Friday through Sunday, Aug. 21-23, on YouTube.

• The latest "Lost Tapes" concert from British band Placebo hails from 1997 in Belfort, France, and streams starting Friday, Aug. 21, via YouTube.

• Jefferson Starship celebrates the release of its new EP, "What Are We Waiting For?" with a livestream Rock and Roll Hall of Fame interview at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 via rockhall.com.

• Australian rockers Northlane stream its 2019 shows from The Roundhouse in Sydney at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21-22, via netgigs.com. Tickets are $9.99, there or via northlaneband.com.

• Swiss watchmaker Rolex figures it’s time to get into the music world and launches the first of three "Perpetual Music" concerts at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, via medici.tv. First-week performers, from Italy, including Juan Diego Florz and Berlin Staatsoper. Subsequent concerts take place on Sept. 1 from Paris and Sept. 3 from Germany.

• An all-star corps — including Bruce Springsteen, Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir, Lucinda Williams, Tom Morello and Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme — will play tribute to the late Clash frontman Joe Strummer during the all-star "A Song For Joe: Celebrating the Life of Joe Strummer" from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, via JoeStrummer.com. Money raised during the streamcast will benefit the National Independent Venue Association's Save Our Stages campaign. Strummer died from a heart attack on Dec. 22, 2002, at age 50.

• Folk-rock duo the Front Bottoms will host a virtual listening party for its new album, "In Sickness & in Flames," at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, via InSicknessAndInFlames.com.

• The Panama Jazz Festival features a streamed performance by the Reggie Johnson All-stars at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21. Tickets via panamajazzfestival.com.

• Daughtry continues its Live From Home virtual acoustic tour, performing from Nashville with concerts streamed on Friday, Aug 21, to the Mercury Lounge in New York; Sunday, Aug. 23, to the Paradise Rock Club in Boston; Tuesday, Aug. 25, to the State Theatre in Portland, Me.; and Thursday, Aug. 27, to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Tickets are $10, with VIP options, via daughtryofficial.com/events.

• The Metropolitan Opera continues its nightly streaming series with a 2010 production of Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra," featuring Placido Domingo, on Friday, Aug. 21, Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" from 1988 with Kathleen Battle on Saturday, Aug. 22 and Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel" from 1982 on Sunday, Aug. 23. All at 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org and MET Opera on Demand social apps.

• Latin singer-songwriter Gina Chavez plays for the Ark's Family Room Series at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, via ark.org/ark-family-room-series. Free, with donations accepted for the artist and venue.

• The String Cheese Incident's "Friday Night Cheese" episode from a March 2017 concert at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colo., streams free via nugs.tv at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21.

• Cam performs for the Ryman Auditorium's "Live at the Ryman" series at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug 21. Tickets are $10 via ryman.com.

• "American Idol" finalist David Archuletta sings virtually at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, via stageit.com.

• Drummer and bandleader Andrew Cyrille and his band -- featuring Bill Frisell on guitar -- livestreams performances at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21-22, via villagevanguard.com. Tickets are $10.

• The Detroit Symphony Orchestra double dips this weekend, starting with a yoga session accompanied by a string quartet at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, in the Sosnick Courtyard at the Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $15. Then at noon on Sunday, a brass quartet plays classical and pop at Gabriel Richard Park, 7400 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, for free, but attendance is limited and registration is recommended. COVID-19 protocols will be in place at both events. Call 313-576-5111 or visit dso.org/summer.

• The Who's "Join Together @ Home" streaming concert series continues at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, on the group's YouTube channel. Donations will be encouraged for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America.

• Progstock's online series features Earth Acoustic, The Holzman/Getter Collective, Bele Beledo, Mile Marker Zero and McNally Waters on Saturday, Aug. 22. Tickets are available via stageit.com/ProgStock. More information and updates at ProgStock.com.

• Guitar hero Joe Bonamassa joins the U.K.'s Royal Albert Home sessions series from his home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 via livefrom.events.

• The Scottish rock duo Hue and Cry performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, via livefrom.events.

• As it rolls out its first all-Spanish album, "En Espanol," the Mavericks premiere "The Mavericks Show," a variety-style program filmed in Nashville, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, via nugs.tv. Tickets are $19.99.

• Social Distortion, Lagwagon, Bad Cop Bad Cop and others are part of a livestream concert honoring the late punk rocker Steve Soto at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, via Veeps.com. Tickets start at $5, with proceeds going to the National Independent Talent Organization (NITO) and the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA).

• Tipitina's TV presents the Rebirth Brass Band from New Orleans at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, via nugs.tv. Tickets are $11.99 or $49.99 for the six-show season package.

• Tennessee Walt’s one-man show “Bristol and Beyond: The Birth of Country Music” streams starting Saturday evening, Aug. 22, via sachemlibrary.org, moving to the library’s YouTube channel on Aug. 29.

• Singer Tawny Ellis makes good on the postponed release party for her new album, "Love Life," at 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, via her Facebook page. The album was released July 24.

• Chicago-based singer-songwriter Michael McDermott celebrates his 50th birthday with a virtual concert a day early, 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, via stageit.com. Pay-what-you-can tickets required.

• Hard rockers Hatebreed will host a beer tasting party featuring its own draft brew at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, with Connecticut’s Witchdoctor Brewing Company. RSVPs can be made via martyrstore.net.

• Griffin House visits the Ark's Family Room Series at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, via the ark.org/ark-family-room-series. Free, with donations accepted for the artist and venue.

• The Wallows continues its residency from Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, via nocapshows.com. Tickets are $15.

• The Allman Betts Band previews its new album, "Bless Your Heart," and more from Red Room Sound Studio in Torrington, Conn., at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, via nocapshows.com. Tickets are $15.

• Revered Canadian rockers The Kings — of "The Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide" fame — celebrate the 40th anniversary of their appearance at the Heatwave Festival by screening footage of the show at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, via YouTube.

• Metallica will stream another archival concert in its Metallica Mondays series on Monday, Aug. 24, on its Facebook page and YouTube channel and via nugs.tv.

• Wilson's Chad Nicefield hosts another episode of his "HACKS: How Did You Make That" series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, talking to Citizen Zero guitarist Sammy Boller about the track "Cloak of Light." Tickets via fundo.area120.com.

• Miss Tess schools us in old-time Americana at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, via the ark.org/ark-family-room-series. Free, with donations accepted for the artist and venue.

• Band of Heathens continues its livestream series at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, via bandofheathens.com/live.

• British songstress Ellie Goulding follows up the release of her new album "The Brightest Blue" with "The Brightest Blue Experience," a live-streamed performance from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26. Tickets are $15 via EllieGoulding.com

• Nashville's Brian Dunne follows up a virtual show for Lake Orion's 20 Front Street with a performance for the Ark's Family Room Series at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, via the ark.org/ark-family-room-series. Free, with donations accepted for the artist and venue.

• Living Colour's Will Calhoun and saxophonist Hayes Greenfield are among the performers for the Sonic Vision Looping Festival, taking place at 8 p.m. Aug. 26-28 and hosted by the Soapbox Gallery in Brooklyn. soapboxgallery.com.

• Lacuna Coil's weekly "On Tour With Lacuna Coil," featuring performance clips from the group's 2019 Black Anima European Tour, streams at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, on its YouTube channel.

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