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Music Roundup: Laith Al-Saadi, Brendan Benson, Foo Fighters, Metallica and more....

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

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A pair of homegrown music favorites will take their rockin' to the Internet on Saturday, Nov. 14.

Ann Arbor guitar hero and "The Voice" finalist Laith Al-Saadi plays a special concert at 8 p.m. from the Ark to benefit it and the Michigan Theater. Admission is free, with proceeds going to Al-Saadi and the venues. Check it out via theark.org/ark-family-room-series or michigantheater.org.

Raconteurs co-founder and solo artist Brendan Benson, meanwhile, turns 50 in style with a show at 5:30 p.m. live-streamed from the 5 Spot in Nashville, where he now resides. Benson will be joined by members of the Shins, Eagles of Death Metal and Neon Castles for the concert. Tickets are $15 via noonchorus/cp,brendan-benson/.

Also Playing (all subject to change):


Queens of the Stone Age commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Bataclan terrorist attack in Paris, which killed 130 concertgoers, by streaming an acoustic performance filmed in Tasmania on its official YouTube page. Proceeds raised will benefit the Nick Alexander Memorial Trust established by the family of the veteran merchandise manager who was working at the Bataclan that night with Eagles of Death Metal.

The Detroit Jazz Festival launches a new Encore Series, featuring performances from the 2020 edition and running the second and fourth Friday of each month at detroitjazzfest.org and the DJF LIVE! App.

Robyn, Mastodon, Run the Jewels and others will be part of the Adult Swim Festival, running through Saturday, Nov. 14 on YouTube. Cast members from "Rick and Morty" and "The Eric Andre Show" will also participate; adultswim.com.

Swedish rockers Europe have not reached the final countdown yet on their weekly Friday concert series, at 2 p.m. on all the band's social media; europetheband.com.

Slipknot's Knotfest presents Pulse of the Maggots Fest, a free online event featuring 20 emerging acts performing on three "stages" at 3 p.m. via knotfest.com. Proceeds from a special edition T-shirt will go to MusiCares.

The all-star Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar, Russell Kunkel, Waddy Wachtel, Steve Postell) plays at 3 p.m. via stageit.com.

Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift play "Live From Sweet Home Quarantine" at 3 p.m. via stageit.com.

Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes rock from the 02 Academy Brixton in England at 3 p.m. via the MelodyVR app. The band will play songs from its new "Blossom Deluxe" a fifth anniversary expanded reissue of its "Blossom" album and will also take requests. universe.com for tickets and other information.

Phantom Ink plays live from across the pond at 3 p.m. via stageit.com.

All Time Low's "Basement Noise" livestream series continues at 6 p.m. from Nashville, with bassist Zack Merrick choosing this episode's set list. Tickets via shop.alltimelow.com.

Elvis Costello talks about his new album, "Hey Clockface," via a Zoom event at 7 p.m. Capacity is limited. Tickets via dice.fm.

Rufus Wainwright continues his weekly "A Rufus-Retro-Wainwright-Spective" series, performing songs from his "Want" album at 5 p.m. with a Fireside Chat to follow, via rufuswainwright.veeps.com.

Martha Wainwright plays from her home in Canada for City Winery's CWTV at 7 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Wynonna Judd plays an "Unplugged in the Music City Wine Garden" concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

The Metropolitan Opera Theatre takes on a contemporary hodgepodge with this weekend's streaming performances, showcasing a 2008 edition of Britten's "Peter Grimes" on Friday, Nov. 13, a 2019 version of Philip Glass's "Akhnaten on Saturday, Nov. 14 and a 2017 run through Thomas Ades' "The Exterminating Angel" on Sunday, Nov. 15. All at 7:30 p.m. and free via metopera.org.

Of Monsters and Men, Olafur Arnalds, Asgeir and more will be part of Live From Reykjavik, a two-night streaming festival at 7:30 p.m. (also on Saturday, Nov. 14) via icelandairwaves.is.

John McCutcheon plays an all-request concert at 7:30 p.m. via watch.mandoline.com.

Candlelight Jazz presents "A Tribute to Miles Davis Classic Quintet" at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 live at Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St. Detroit. COVID-19 restrictions apply. Ticket and other information at 313-832-7100 or themasonic.com.

Country singer Don Schlitz plays live at 8 p.m. via stageit.com.

Lonnie Holley is joined by friends such as Ben Sollee, Dave Eggar, Evie Andrus and others for a show from the Mill & Mine in Knoxville at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

After postponing in September, the Radiators make good on their Tipitina's TV appearance in New Orleans at 9 p.m. via nugs.tv.

Pianist Renee Rosnes leads a quartet at 9 p.m., and the same time on Saturday, Nov. 14, from the Village Vanguard in New York. Tickets via villagevanguard.com.


Guitarist Andy Timmons plays shows at 3 and 9 p.m. via stageit.com.

A variety of players gather to celebrate the synthesizer for ProgStock's Moogvember, taking place at 4 p.m. via stageit.com.

Vocalist Kurt Elling plays a pair of Big Blind concerts, at 4 and 9 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Metallica goes acoustic from its HQ in San Rafael, Calif., at 5 p.m. for a Helping Hands Concert and Auction, via Facebook Live and Nugs.tv benefitting the group's own All Within My Hands charity.

Singer and Broadway veteran Morgan James plays an all-request show at 5 p.m. via stageit.com.

Los Angeles rockers Louden Swain crank up "A November to Remember" at 5 p.m. via stageit.com.

Kiwi quartet The Beths set up show for a livestream performance from the Auckland Town Hall in New Zealand at 5 p.m. via Bandcamp. Tickets via thebethsnz.bandcamp.com.

Dishwalla's original singer J.R. Richards performs "Live From My Living Room at 5:30 p.m. via stageit.com.

Chante Moore sings from the City Winery Atlanta at 7 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Detroit bassist Robert Hurst presents his project "Black Current Jam" at 7:30 p.m., live at Detroit's Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave. $20. COVID-19 restrictions apply. 313-576-5111 or dso.org.

The Seldom Scene goes live at 7:30 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

The Don Campbell Band plays "The Music of Dan Fogelberg" at 7:30 p.m. from the Franklin Opera House in Tennessee. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Foo Fighters follows last week's "Saturday Night Live" appearance and the announcement of a new album wear with "Live From the Roxy" in Los Angeles, virtually, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The set will most certainly include the new single "Shame Shame" and possibly more from the upcoming "Medicine at Midnight," releasing Feb. 5. Tickets are $15 via foofighters.co/Roxy.

The Mavericks return with a third episode of The Mavericks Show, which includes a live performance and an interview with producer Tony Brown, at 8 p.m. Tickets via nugs.tv.

August Burns Red celebrates the 15th anniversary of its "Thrill Seekers" album by playing it in full at 8 p.m. Tickets via augustburnsredtourmerch.com.

Drew Anthony and Stream with Dean channel the inner Martin with "That's Amore" at 8 p.m. via stageit.com.

New Orleans' famed Tipitina's, endangered like so many of its brethren by the pandemic shutdown, holds a "Save Tip's" benefit at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 via tipitinas.com. Performers include Willie Nelson, Widespread Panic, Jon Batiste & Stay Human with Trombone Shorty, Wilco, Billy Strings, the Funky Meters and archival footage from Dr. John, Gregg Allman, Allen Toussaint, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair and more.

Chris Jericho and Fozzy rock at 9 p.m. from Madison Studios in Georgia. Tickets via fozzy.veeps.com.


Bang On a Can is back with a OneBeat Marathon marking the 10-year anniversary of that collaboration series at noon via live/bangonacan.org. The four-hour event will feature musicians from 14 countries and five continents.

Michael Lington celebrates "The Music of David Sanborn" at 3 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

New York's Hollis Brown celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Velvet Underground's "Loaded" album with a virtual performance at 7 p.m., as well as a virtual soundcheck an hour earlier. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Country star Chase Rice sings for Coach to Cure MD and its fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy at 7 p.m. via Facebook.com/CoachToCureMD.

A team of Broadway all-stars veterans already as teens and adolescents presents a concert version of songs from "The Perfect Fit: The Musical" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. The stage production was written by now 13-year-old prodigy Joshua Turchin about the perks, perils and pitfalls he and his child-actor mates share in the profession. Tickets start at $35 via perfectfitmusical.com.

Singer-songwriter Jeffrey Gaines trolls through his catalog for a virtual show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

Grammy Award-winning all-star Americana troupe the Punch Brothers convene for a pair of livestreamed shows from Blackbird Studio in Nashville, starting at 8 p.m. with a follow-up concert on Nov. 22. Each show will be unique, with no repeated songs and a VIP Q&A after. Tickets and other details via punchbrothers.com.

The Lumineers' Wesley Schultz plays a virtual solo concert at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Tickets available via momenthouse.com/wesleyschultz.

Emily Barker performs her new album "A Dark Murmuration of Words" at 8 p.m. live from the Brunel Goods Shed in Stroud, England, via rootslive.online.

The Great Peacock feathers its bed from 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville for free at 9 p.m. via nugs.tv.

Grant-Lee Phillips performs "Live From the Parlor" at 10 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.


Britain's genre-splicing Yungblud kicks off his Weird Time of Life global digital tour at 1 p.m., with 16 shows planned through Dec. 7 as his new album, "Weird!" comes out Dec. 4. The full itinerary and ticket details are at momenthouse.com/yungblud.

Emmylou Harris is joined by Marty Stuart for a Woofstock at the Wine Garden concert at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.


The Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival presents Bendik Hofseth's Woodland and the Mathias Eick quintet at 7 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

The Whiskey Charmers play at 8 p.m. for the Ark Family Room Series via theark.org. Free, with donations going to the artists and the venue.

Lera Lynn presents "An Intimate Evening" from the Music City Wine Garden at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Little Big Town performs on this week's "Taking the Highways Across America" episode at 9 p.m. via CampingWorld.com and the company's Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages.

Taj Mahal goes virtual with a concert at 9 p.m., preceded by a virtual VIP Meet & Greet at 8. Tickets via watch.mandonlin.com.

Jon McLaughlin dips into a holiday repertoire for his 9 p.m. streamcast. Tickets via stageit.com.

The North Carolina electronic pop duo Sylvan Esso performs a virtual set at 9 p.m. Tickets via noonchorus.com/sylvan-esso/.

Saxophonist Eric Marianthal plays live at 9 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hosts guitar hero Steve Vai for a free Q&A -- in conjunction with the "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll" exhibit -- at 7 p.m. on its Facebook and YouTube pages.

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder will perform two new songs as part of the Venture Into Cures benefit concert at 8 p.m. via ventureintocures.org. Others taking part include Billie Eilish, Adam Levine, Keb' Mo, Glen Hansard, Willie Nelson and his sons Lukas and Micah, Jon Batiste and more.

Dylan Leblanc plays for CWTV from the Music City Wine Garden at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Nashville's Ryman Auditorium hosts a "Friendsgiving: Live at the Ryman" event at 8:30 p.m. with country up-and-comers such as Riley Green, Matt Stell, Laci Kaye Booth and others. Get tickets via dreamstage.live.

Drive By Truckers' Mike Cooley continues his weekly series at 9 p.m. Tickets via noonchorus.com/cooleydbt. Bandmate Patterson Hood performs at the same time, with tickets via noonchorus.com/pattersondbt/.

Keller Williams plays the 55th episode of "Live From Keller's Cellar" at 9 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

Australia's Tim Minchin plays his new album, "Apart Together," from Sydney at 10 p.m. Tickets via tim-minchin.lnk.to/Live.


Spin Doctors frontman Chris Barron continues his Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour at 4:30 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

Veteran singer-songwriter Jesse Colin Young plays the first of two virtual concerts celebrating his new album, "Highway Troubadour," at 7 p.m. Tickets via jessecolingyoung.nocapshows.com. The second show is 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21.

The NEC Jazz Orchestra plays a pair of "Anthropology: Music of Charlie Parker" concerts, celebrating the saxophone legend's centennial, at 7:30 and 9 p.m. from Jordan Hall in Boston. via necmusic.edu/events/.

The Brandon Goldberg Quintet featuring Ralph Peterson plays Jazz at Lincoln Center's Live From Dizzy's Club series at 7:30 p.m. Tickets via jazz.org.

Lucinda Williams dives into "Bob's Back Pages: A Night of Bob Dylan Songs" at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch/mandolin.com.

Molly Tuttle plays a "... but I'd rather stream with you" concert at 8 p.m., with a Meet & Greet at 9:30. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Steve Poltz is live from the Music City Wine Garden at 9 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Singer-songwriter Chris DuPont performs for the Ark Family Room Series at 8 p.m. via theark.org. Free, with donations going to the artist and the venue.

A second season of Verzuz, created by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, kicks off with T.I. "battling" Jeezy at 8 p.m. via @verzuztv on Instagram.

Ted Leo is live from the Columbus Theatre at 9 p.m. Tickets via noonchorus.com/ted-leo/.

Chris Roberts sings from Hi-Fi in Indianapolis at 10 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

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