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Music Roundup: Sponge, ACL Fest, Hanson, Linkin Park and more...
Detroit rockers Sponge get on stage Saturday, Oct. 10, for a special storytellers-style show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Motor Cafe, 33153 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield Township. Limited tickets are $15-$200; 586-725-3914 or dieselconcerts.com.
• The Who's new YouTube series showcases archival footage from benefit concerts for frontman Roger Daltrey's Teenage Cancer Trust, showcasing Ed Sheeran on Thursday, Oct. 8, Muse (Oct. 9), Paul McCartney (Oct. 11), Pulp (Oct. 14), Noel Gallagher (Oct. 15) and Them Crooked Vultures (Oct. 16), all at 3 p.m. and free. The series runs through Oct. 18.
• Chance the Rapper, Demi Lovato and Chloe X Halle will perform during the Unmute Your Voice concert to promote voting at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 8-9, via Triller.co.
• The Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival is making up for this year's canceled event with a weekend of archival footage, running Friday through Sunday, Oct. 9-11, via ACLFestival.com and the event's YouTube channel. Performances — including some filmed for the "Austin City Limits" TV show — include Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, Willie Nelson, Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Phish and many more. Matthew McConaughey, meanwhile, will host two "Make Change" sessions exploring social and community issues.
• Nick Cave will be joined by co-composer Warren Ellis, director John Hillcoat and photographer Polly Borland for a listen-along and Q&A about the soundtrack for the 2012 crime drama film "Lawless" at 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, via nickcave.com/badseedteevee.
• Selena Gomez is holding an online listening party to the fifth anniversary of her album "Revival" at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, via smarturl.it/RevivalParty.
• Elvis Costello will premiere a video for "Shut Him Down," one of three new songs he's written with trumpeter and Steely Dan member Michael Leonhart at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, on Quincy Jones' QWest TV Facebook page and YouTube channel.
• Mostly quiet since the 2017 suicide of signer Chester Bennington, Linkin Park regroups at noon Friday, Oct. 9, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its debut album, "Hybrid Theory," and the release of special deluxe anniversary packages. The five group members will sit for a Q&A with fans via watch.linkinpark.com, followed by the world premiere of footage from a 2002 Projekt Revolution Tour concert in Las Vegas. A second showing takes place at midnight. Tickets are available via linkinpark.com, with proceeds going to Crew Nation and the National Independent Venue Association.
• Rufus Wainwright launches his ambitious "Rufus-Retro-Wainwright-Spective" virtual concert series at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 via Veeps.com. Wainwright will play each of his nine solo albums during the eight weekly sessions, along with occasional Q&A's. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show, with bundled packages available.
• Alt.rockers All Time Low play their entire new album, "Wake Up, Sunshine," for the first episode of its Basement Noise Concert Series at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. Tickets are $15 and up via alltimelow.com. Each of the four band members will take turns curating the other four shows.
• The deluxe reissue od the Replacements' "Pleased to Meet Me" will be commemorated with a livestream roundtape featuring band biographer Bob Mehr, guitarist Luther Dickinson, recording engineer Jim Lancaster and Rhino Records' Jason Jones at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, via the band's Facebook page and Rhino's YouTube channel.
• Country duo the Brothers Osborne celebrates the release of its new album, "Skeletons," with a virtual performance and more at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, via Umgn.us/SkeletonsEvent.
• Saxophonist Dave Koz celebrates "A New Day," his first album of original material in 10 years, with a streaming concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 via LoppedLive.com. Guests include Brian McKnight, David Sanborn and Bob James. Tickets are $15 and $40 and benefit MusiCares COVID-19 relief efforts. davidsanborn.com.
• Nina & the Buffalo Riders, Remnose and Jackamo perform as part of the District Detroit Acoustic Nights at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, on Columbia Street between the Fox Theatre and Little Caesar's Pizza headquarters in downtown Detroit. Gates at 6:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free. districtdetroit.com/AcousticNights.
• Singer and pianist Tony DeSare has become an online sensation with his performances of pop and rock standards as well as his own compositions. He'll play a special virtual concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, via dso.org. Tickets are $12.
• Jazz keyboardist Jason Miles is joined by Sypro Gyra's Jay Beckenstein and others for "The Journey of Jason Miles: A Musical Biography," livestreaming at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, from Tarrytown, N.Y. Tickets and more details via jasonmilesmusic.com.
• The Metropolitan Opera Theatre's 30th week of nightly performance streams spotlights German composer Richard Wagner via a 1990 performances of "Siegfried" on Friday, Oct. 9, and "Gotterdammerung" on Saturday, Oct. 10, and a 2013 rendition of "Parsifal" on Sunday, Oct. 11. All at 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org.
• Hanson hits the stage again this weekend to kick off a new monthly series of streaming shows from Cain's Ballroom in the trio's home town of Tulsa, Okla. The first shows — at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Oct. 9-11 — will celebrate the 15th anniversary of "The Best of Hanson, Live and Electric," and proceeds will help benefit independent venues and the #SaveOurStages campaign. Tickets via Hanson.net. Subsequent performances take place Nov. 5-7, Dec. 4-6 and Jan. 8-10.
• Phish guitarist begins an eight-week virtual residency called "The Beacon Jams," live from the Beacon Theatre in New York, at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, via Twitch. The weekly shows run through March 27. Anastasio band member James Casey, meanwhile will host "The Afterparty" at 10:15 p.m. each week via auxchord.live. Tickets are $10 with proceeds going to the performers.
• Brandi Carlile and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready play a Vote Your Values benefiting GALvanize USA, an organization that empowers women in the Midwest, at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. Free tickets available via galvanizeusa.org.
• Scarypoolparty continues Los Angeles venue tour with a livestream from The Roxy at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 via Scarypoolparty.nocapshows.com; $17.
• Philadelphia's Big Nothing streams live from Ovation Sound in North Carolina at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, via nugs.tv. The show is free.
• The reimagining of Detroit's Concert of Colors finishes its run with a trio of weekend broadcasts, including Xiao Dong Wei and the Last Gasp Collective from 9-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 and the Don Was All-Star Revue's tribute to John Lee Hooker at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, on Detroit Public Television (WTVS-Channel 56), WDET-FM (101.9) and concertofcolors.com. WDET will also air a performance by John Collins and Mark Flash from the electronic collective Underground Resistance at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. For more about the festival visit theoaklandpress.com/entertainment.
• Charli XCX performs her new album "How I'm Feeling Now" for the first time at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, via TIDAL and the Venues app. Register via Oculus.com.
• Dayton rockers Hawthorne Heights offer three days of "Stay Home" virtual concerts, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. and 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Mark Rose of Spitafield opens. Tickets via hawthorneheights.com.
• Manchester, England's United We Stream presents a Headstock Weekender music festival Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11, via unitedwestream.co.uk. Band playing include Nothing But Thieves, Larkins, Kodaline and more. Donations benefit Help Musicians and Manchester Mind.
• Singer-songwriter Mitchell Tenpenny raises money for his 10Penny Fund with a streaming concert at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 from downtown Nashville. Tickets and other details via mitchell10penny.com.
• Heavy rockers Rage will stream their live concert from Essen, Germany — in front of an audience of about 300 — at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Tickets are about $12 via rage.reservix.de.
• Yung Pinch takes his hybrid hip-hop sound to Cocoon Malibu at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, for a streaming concert via nocapshows.com. $10.
• Detroit's Andrew Alden Ensemble has created a new score for the 1922 silent film "Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror" that it will debut at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in the Sosnick Courtyard at the Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. $20. COVID-19 precautions will be in place. 313-576-5111 or dso.org.
• Industrial rockers Pigface supports independent music venues with an "Everywhere At Once" livestream concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, featuring a Nov. 30, 2019 show from Louisville, Ky. and a Q&A with the band. Tickets start at $15, with proceeds benefiting participating venues -- including some in Michigan. Tickets via noonchorus.com.
• Local singer-songwriter Olivia Dear plays a Music on the Sidewalk show from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Robert Kidd Gallery, 107 Townsend St., Birmingham. RobertKiddGallery.com.
• South African singer-songwriter Sharon Katz and her band, the Peace Train, streams its performance for the Get Out the Vote Music Rally at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, via Zoom from a studio in Tijuana; $20 via brownpapertickets.com/4765457.
• The Verve Pipe performs a virtual concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, with proceeds benefiting The Ark in Ann Arbor and the Listening Room in Grand Rapids. $20 via thevervepipe.com and the venues' web sites.
• Pitbull we make sure nobody stops the party when he plays "Live & Timeless" concerts at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, and Oct. 17 via livexlive.com/pitbull.
• Inventive multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird offers his first livestream performance of "The Mysterious Production of Eggs," celebrating the piece's 15th anniversary, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Tickets via go.seated.com, with proceeds benefiting some of Bird's independent venue and promoter partners worldwide.
• Cold War Kids begin a four-date virtual tour at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, performing its "Robbers & Cowards" in its entirety for the first time ever. Tickets start at $15 via coldwardkids.nocapshows.com.
• Carly Pearce, Josh Turner, Jeannie Seely and others will make their first appearances at Nashville's iconic Grand Ole Opry at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. The show will be streamed via Circle All Access' YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as on wsmonline.com.
• Touring partners Soul Asylum and Local H team up again for a streaming concert at 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, from Minneapolis. Tickets and more information at soulasylum.com.
• Melissa Etheridge will play a two-hour concert to benefit her Etheridge Foundation at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 via etheridgetv.com. Tickets are $20 via the web site, with proceeds going to the foundation.
• The Ark's virtual Family Room Series is busy this week, with a CD release show by the duo of Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, Damn Tall Buildings at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13 and "The Voice" finalist Crystal Bowersox at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 via theark.org/ark-family-room-series. The shows are free but contributions will be solicited for the artist and venue.
• R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, Hayley Williams of Paramore, Kesha, Margo Price, Kathleen Hanna and Phoebe Bridgers are among the performers lated for Honor Her Wish, an all-star tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg taking place at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12. Register for the free event via rbg.live.
• The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit launches a Rock the Red Kettle concert series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, with a performance by the Christian rock band Pivotal Awakenings on the Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division Facebook page. Subsequent shows are scheduled for Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and 24, and Dec. 1, 8 and 15, with more dates to be added. Donations will go to the annual Red Kettle Campaign.
• Michigan trio the Accidentals hosts a 3 Weeks to Go Show to promote voting in this year's election at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13. The grou will be joined by May Erlewine, Crys Matthews and TEOA. Tickets via crowdcast.io.
• Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa celebrates the release of a new album, "Hero Trio," with a performance and Q&A at 3 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, via crowdcast.io/rudreshm.
• Sugarland regroups to play for the Camping World Concert Series at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, via CampingWorld.com and the company's Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages.
• Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy will present a virtual book tour to promote his second release, "How to Wrote One Song," coming out Tuesday, Oct. 13. On that date he'll be at the Community Bookstore with Murrmrr, joined by Norah Jones, at 7:30 p.m. At 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 he'll be at the seminary Co-Op Bookstore with the Hideout, joined by Nick Offerman. Tickets and song requests at wilcoworld.net/shows/.
• "American Idol" finalist Lauren Alaina performs another virtual concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, for VYE Live, with guests Jon Pardi, HARDY, Devin Dawson and Lindsey Eli. Tickets via laurenalainaofficial.com.
• Following a similar events for "The Princess Bride," "This is Spinal Tap" principals Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Rob Reiner and Harry Shearer will reunite, virtually, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, to discuss the 1984 mockumentary in a benefit for Pennsylvania Democrats. Patton Oswalt will moderate. Tickets and other information at padems.com.
• Britain's Glass Animals go "Live in the Internet" at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, via glassanimals.eu and universe.com. The show is planned to last an hour.
• Karen Mason takes her 2015 show from New York's Don't Tell Mama online for three showings, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 17, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. Tickets are $15 via KarenMason.com.
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