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Music: Drum and guitar festivals, Barenaked Ladies, Gladys Knight vs. Patti LaBelle and more...
You can give the drummers, and guitarists, some with special events during the next week.
The Modern Drummer Festival 2020, this year staged as a tribute to Rush's late Neil Peart, starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, via LiveXLive. More than 30 skinsmen will take part in the festivities, including Detroit area natives Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Gregg Bissonette of Ringo Starr's All-Star Band as well as members of Def Leppard, the Police, Santana, Foo Fighters, Styx and others. Tickets are $12.99 via livexlive.com/moderndrummer. ... At 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, "Six String Salute" features guitarists from the Black Crowes, Genesis, Halestorm, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Whitesnake and more to benefit Live Nation's Crew Nation global relief fund for touring personnel. Hosted by Detroit-based radio personality Steve Black ("The Chop Shop"), it also features crew members telling stories from the road. Tune in via Live Nation's YouTube channel. Details at sixstringsalute.com.
Other Events (all subject to change):
Fresh off multiple performances at the Detroit Jazz Festival, pianist Mike Jellick moves to the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe for performances through Saturday, Sept. 13, at 97 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe; 313-882-5299 or dirtydogjazz.com.
Britain's Suede is back online at noon Friday, Sept. 11, with "Suede Live at the Royal Albert Hall" from the group's reunion show in 2010. Check it out on the group's official YouTube channel.
A third episode in the socially conscious Rave the Vote series featuring Carl Craig, Alumna, the Blessed Madonna and more streams starting at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, via twitch.tv/lostresorttv. More details at ravethevote.org.
The North Carolina Folk Festival lives online and is free and streaming at 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 11-13, via nugs.tv. The lineup includes Chatham County Line, Mandolin Orange, the Hamiltones and others.
The local Grateful Dead tribute band Supercrunch returns to the Cadieux Cafe, 4300 Cadieux Road, Detroit, for a show at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11; $5. Also in the Cadieux outdoor Biergarten this weekend are Fezziwig at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, and a Virgo Birthday Party Celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. Call 313-882-8560 or visit cadieuxcafe.com.
The new Detroit Symphony Orchestra season, and a new era, opens digitally with Jader Bignamini making his debut as musical director at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 10-11, streaming live from Orchestra Hall. Bignamini will conduct a reduced-size orchestra through pieces by Copland, Morricone, Puccini, Dvorak and others across the two concerts. Individual concert tickets and series subscriptions via 313-576-5111 or dso.org.
The Metropolitan Opera Theatre's focus is on the French this weekend, with streams of a 2016 performance of Bizet's "Les Pκcheurs de Perles" on Friday, Sept. 11, a 2013 treatment of Berlioz's "Les Troyens" on Saturday, Sept. 12, and a 2014 rendition of Massenet's "Werther" on Sunday, Sept. 13. All at 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org.
Michigander Joshua Davis, a finalist on "The Voice," plays online for the Ark's Family Room Series at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, via theark.org/ark-family-room-series. The show is free but contributions will be solicited for the artist and venue.
Brett Young performs for "Live at the Ryman" at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, via ryman.com. Tickets start at $10.
Jazz pianist Bill Charlap and his trio stream live from the Village Vanguard in New York at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, $10 via villagevanguard.com.
Progstock's online series is back to a single episode with Dave Bainbridge, Frogbelly & Symphony, Dark Beauty, Joe Deninzon and Stratospheerius playing Saturday, Sept. 12. More information at ProgStock.com.
A selection of local bands including Royal Grand, Bust Stop Poets, Discipline and the Kate Hinote Trio take part in Reedstock 2020, a live event taking place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at 14225 Minehart Drive, Plymouth; $20. Attendance is limited to 150, with COVID-19 precautions in place. See the event's Facebook page for more information.
Rolling Loud, the world's largest touring hip-hop festival, streams "Loud Stream," the first of three virtual versions of the festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-13, via Twitch. The event is free, with enhancements for subscribers paying $5-$25. More info via rollingloud.com.
Up-and-coming singer-rapper Dominic Fike launches the Fortnite Party Royale Concert Series Spotlight at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, via the gaming platform. The show will stream again at 11 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13.
Buffalo's 18th annual Music Is Art becomes a virtual festival at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, with 19 channels of performances as well as the premiere of a video for Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac's cover of Kiss' "Hard Luck Woman" with the tribute band Kiss This! All details at musicisart.org.
The Dearborn Symphony Orchestra ends a six-month hiatus with an outdoor concert, "A Gift of Music," focusing on American composers, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in the north pavilion at Ford Field, 22051 Cherry Hill St. Attendance is limited and COVID-19 precautions will be in place. Reservations (currently on waiting list) via 313-565-2424 or dearbornsymphony.org.
After postponing this year's Last Summer on Earth tour, Barenaked Ladies will stream its 2015 performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 a performance that also spawned a live album. Tickets are $14.99 via nugs.tv.
The DSO is offering a night of silent films and small ensemble live music at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in the Sosnick Courtyard at the Fisher Music Center. Tickets are $12 and $35.
Grand Ole Opry members Mark Wills, Ashley McBryde, Riley Green and Tenille Townes will play live from the Nashville music shrine at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, via wsmonline.com.
Singer-songwriter Hamilton Leithauser celebrates his "Live! at Cafe Carlyle" album with a livestream performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, from Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, N.Y. $15 advance, $20 day of show via go.seated.com.
Bluesy guitar slinger Samantha Fish plays this week's episode of Tipitina's TV from New Orleans at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, via nugs.tv. $11.99 for the show or $49.99 for the six-show season.
Brooklyn rapper Kota the Friend is joined by other pals for a livestream concert at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, $9.99 via kotathefriend.veeps.com.
Verzuz goes Old School with its next virtual battle, pitting veterans Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle against each other at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, via Verzuz's Instagram page or on Apple Music.
The Delta Spirit celebrates "What Is There," the Americana group's first new album in six years, with a streaming show at 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, from 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville. Tickets are $9.99 via nugs.tv.
Brandi Carlile performs her 2009 album "Give Up the Ghost" for a special virtual concert at 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. Tickets are $10-$500 via brandicarlile.veeps.com.
Portland's Everyone Orchestra is back for its fourth Virtual Sessions show at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, via nugs.tv. Admission is free.
Nadim Azzam brings his hip-hop flavored balladry to the Ark's Family Room Series at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, via theark.org/ark-family-room-series. The show is free but contributions will be solicited for the artist and venue.
The all-star Tex-Mex trio the Texicana Mamas hosts a Facebook Live event at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, celebrating Diez Y Seis, Hispanic culture and more. The group will discuss its songs and history during the two-hour session.
The Grammy Museum launches a new streaming service, "Collection: Live," on Sept. 17, featuring interviews, streaming performances and artifacts. Initial offerings include an interview with Billie Eilish, Finneas and Hans Zimmer about the theme for the James Bond film "No Time to Die" as well as content featuring Selena Gomez, Run the Jewels, the Avett Brothers and more. $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year. grammymuseum.org.
Americana musicologist Tennessee Walt (New Yorker Gayden Wren) will celebrate the late Hank Williams' 97th birthday with a special concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, via Facebook.com/TennesseeWalt.
An impressive corps of performers including Sting, Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash, Phish's Trey Anastasio, Leslie Odom, Jr., Rufus Wainwright and more will be part of SummerStage Jubilee, a free streaming benefit concert to support New York City Parks at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, via summerstagejubilee.org as well as all of SummerStage's social media.
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