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Music Week: Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow, Lamb of God, Wynton Marsalis and more...

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

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Alicia Keys celebrates the release of her new album, "Alicia" -- announced just this week -- with a virtual performance at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. It's free, with reservations at amexunstagedalicia.com, as well as exclusives for American Express cardholders.

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• Unable to tour, Virginia headbangers Lamb of God are putting on two livestream shows from their home town of Richmond. At 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, the quintet will play its self-titled new album in its entirety, while at the same time on Sept. 25 LoG will revisit its 2004 release "Ashes of the Wake." Q&A sessions with the band precede each show. Bleed From Within opens on Friday, while a 2014 set from Whitechapel streams on the 25th. Tickets are $15 per show, $20 for both via watch.lamb-of-god.com.

• "Somebody Up There Likes Me, the documentary about two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ron Wood (Rolling Stones, the Faces, Jeff Beck Group) comes to Virtual Cinema starting Friday, Sept. 18 before it's home video release Oct. 9. roonniewoodmovie.com.

• New Detroit Symphony Orchestra Music Director Jader Bignamini is on the case again for programs featuring Tchaikovsky, Saint-Georges and more -- streaming live from Orchestra Hall at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 and 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. The DSO's Yoga + Live Music also continues at 9 p.m. Saturday in the Fisher Music Center's Sosnick Courtyard. 313-576-5111 or dso.org for tickets and other details.

• Veteran Connecticut rockers Max Creek play from a secret location at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 via Nugs.net. Tickets are $19.99.

• The Cold Waves industrial music festival goes virtual with performances from Meat Beat Manifesto, Cyanotic, Front Line Assembly, OHGR and others at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 18-20, via Twitch.

• Los Angeles' lovelytheband plays its first-ever live-streamed concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 from the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood via nocapshows.com. Tickets start at $15.

• Buffalo jam band Aqueous plays, for free, from Ardmore, Pa., at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19, via Nugs.tv.

• Sheryl Crow performs a pair of virtual "Songs From the Big Green Barn" concerts this weekend, "Outside" at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 and "Inside" at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, via livestream.sherylcrow.com. $19.99 per show or $34.99 for both.

• The iHeartRadio Music Festival takes a break from live stages this year but will be aired on iHeart stations as well as CWTV.com and the CW App at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19. Performers include BTS, Miley Cyrus, Keith Urban, Coldplay, Migos, Usher, Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown and more. The CW network (WKBD, Channel 50) will also air the festival at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28. More information at iheartradio.com.

• Pianist Bill Charlap and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis team up for livestreamed shows at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19, via villagevanguard.com. $10.

• Reggae singer Hirie will mark the release of a new album, "Bonfire," with a livestream acoustic performance from Los Angeles at 9:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 on her YouTube channel.

• For classical music fans, "Great Performances: Now Hear This" series, hosted by violinist and conductor Scotty Yoo, premieres at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, via pbs.org/nowhearthis and on the PBS app.

• Hard rockers 10 Years celebrate the release of the new album "Violent Allies" with a streaming concert at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Tickets are $6 via 10yearsmusic.com.

• Howard University hosts Nas, Lil Baby, Wale and Rapsody for its virtual Rap Life Live concert at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, via Apple Music.

• Vintage Trouble rocks from the JITV Speakeasy in Los Angeles at 10:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Tickets are $10 via nocapshows.com.

• Family rock specialist Justin Roberts plays a special all-sages show at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, as part of the Ark's Family Room Series via theark.org/ark-family-room-series. The show is free but contributions will be solicited for the artist and venue.

• Singer-songwriter Perfume Genius plays a virtual live show at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, from the Palace Theater in Los Angeles via veeps.com. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 day of show.

• Punk rock outfit NOFX will plays its "White Trash Two Heebs and a Bean" album for "Weekend at Fatty's" at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 via nocapshows.com. The group will be joined by Slightly Stoopid, Fishbone, Avenged Sevenfold, Laura Jane Grace and others. Tickets are $15 and $25.

• Singer-songwriter Dana Cooper plays at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 as part of the Ark's Family Room Series via theark.org/ark-family-room-series. The show is free but contributions will be solicited for the artist and venue.

• Manticore, Tribe of Names, Aaron Clift and Discipline (and friends) perform on this week's ProgStock Present Virtual Series episode from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Tickets via stageit.com/ProgStock.

• A new episode of "The Mavericks Show" arrives live from the band's studio in Nashville at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, via Nugs.tv. $19.99.

• Canadian singer-songwriter Ruth B. streams a 10-song concert in the Minecraft video game's new series at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 via Minecraft and She Can STEM's YouTube channel.

• The Centroamericanto Fest goes virtual this year at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, featuring artists such as Fabiola Roudha, Pen Cayetano, Luis Pastor and more, as well as the Folkloyre y Ritmos de Panama dance company. Register at cacfest.com to receive a link to the stream.

• The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival was canceled this year but will live at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, through the Grande Ole Opry. The revered venue's weekly broadcast will be Bonnaroo-themed with performances by Brothers Osborne, Ricky Skaggs and Wendy Moten, airing Circle TV and Circle All Access YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as wsmonline.com.

• Crescent City favorites the Radiators are live for Tipitina's TV at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, via Nugs.tv. $11.99 or $49.99 for the entire series.

• Rock guitar goddess Orianthi, currently working primarily with boyfriend and former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, streams live from Los Angeles' Whisky A GoGo on Saturday, at 9 p.m. Sept. 19, via orianthi.veeps.com. Tickets are $10.

• British-Lebanese artist Mika pays homage to his homeland with an "I Love Beirut" benefit concert streaming at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, via YouTube. Tickets are shops.ticketmasterpartners.com/mika-livestream, with proceeds going to the Lebanese Red Cross and Save the Children UK.

• Guitar hero Joe Bonamassa goes live at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to raise money for his Fueling Musicians program. He'll perform his upcoming new album, "Royal Tea," in its entirety, and Bonamassa's performance will be followed by an after-party showcase of emerging artists, including Tyler Bryant, Ida Mae and others. $20-$99 via jbonamassa.com.

• The Ark's 24th annual Fall Fundraiser will be a virtual affair this year, with the Celtic folk troupe We Banjo 3 -- which recorded a live album at The Ark during 2019 -- performing and also chatting with "Acoustic Cafe" host Rob Reinhart at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. Tickets range from $10-$500 per household, and a silent auction will be held to raise additional funds. Details via theark.org.

• North Carolina rock septet Big Something streams, for free, from Ovation Sound Studios in Winston Salem at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 via nugs.tv.

• Brandi Carlile hosts a watch party for her filmed performance from 2015 at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre at 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. $15-$500 via veeps.com.

• Blues up-and-comer Christone "Kingfish" Ingram plays from 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville at 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, via Nugs.tv. $9.99.

• Ann Arbor soul singer Dani Darling plays for the Ark's Family Room Series at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 via theark.org/ark-family-room-series. The show is free but contributions will be solicited for the artist and venue.

• Martina McBride performs on this week's "Taking the Highways Across America" episode, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 via CampingWorld.com and the company's Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages.

• Los Angeles rockers Finkel brings its Weird Planet livestream tour to Michigan on Tuesday, Sept. 22, partnering with Albion Malleable and Walk the Beat -- Albion. Showtime is 8 p.m. via YouTube and Dice and coincides with the release of a new song, "Looong Summer."

• The Bonnaroo festival returns, online, for a "Virtual Roo-Ality" festival running at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 24-26 via YouTube. The streamcast will include archival performances from the White Stripes, Beastie Boys, Dave Matthews, James Brown, Run the Jewels, Old Crow Medicine show and scores of others.

• To observe Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, Paula Cole, Lisa Loeb, Jill Sobule, Gaby Moreno and others will be part of "Bravery On Fire: A Benefit For Women's Cancer Awareness" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept 24 via braveryonfire.com and on Facebook Live and YouTube. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation for Women's Cancer.

• The Philly Music Fest streams live from the Armdore Music Hall at 7 p.m. Sept. 24-25 via Nugs.tv. Performers include Japanese Breakfast, the Districts, Mt. Joy, Langhorne Slim, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and more. Admission is free.

• Charlie Puth plays a free show for the Xfinity Awesome Gig Powered by Pandora series at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. Registration via xfinityawesomegigcharlieputh.splashthat.com.

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