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Music Roundup: Bon Jovi, Dua Lipa, Patti Smith, Alice in Chains and more...

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

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Bon Jovi makes up for its canceled 2020 concert tour with "On a Night Like This," a performance filmed under COVID-19 protocols in Nashville, Tenn. — where the band recorded its new "Bon Jovi 2020" album — and debuting at 6 p.m. via its Facebook page. With keyboardist David Bryan quarantined in New York while working on his next Broadway music, the 80-minute special focuses on "2020," but you might just hear some older favorites, too.

Other events, all subject to change:


• Record Store Day holds its fourth monthly special event this year with Record Store Black Friday on Nov. 27, driving fans to independent record stores around the world. Special limited-edition releases from Beastie Boys, Alice in Chains, Pop Smoke, the Rolling Stones, U2, George Harrison, Willie Nelson and more will be available throughout the day. Visit recordstoreday.com for a full list and participating stores.

• Foo Fighters release "Times Like Those," a 30-minute documentary celebrating the band's 25th anniversary, via YouTube.

• "Zappa," the Frank Zappa documentary directed by "Bill & Ted" star Alex Winter with the full cooperation of the Zappa family, begins streaming Friday, Nov. 27, via on-demand services.

• The acclaimed documentary "Chuck Berry: The Original King of Rock ’n’ Roll” moves to video-on-demand platforms as well as DVD and Blu-ray release.

• 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.

• Staind frontman Aaron Lewis performs another "From the Couch" concert, featuring songs from his 2012 solo debut “The Road" and Staind's 2001 album "Break The Cycle." Tickets via aaronlewisvip.com.

• Finals for the 2020 DMC/Technics World DJ Championship stream at 1 p.m. via 2020.dmcDJchamps.com. The winner will be announced Dec. 4.

• Patti Smith goes from busking on New York streets on Election Day to a live Black Friday performance at 3 p.m. Tickets at pattismith.veeps.com.

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

• Rufus Wainwright continues his weekly "A Rufus-Retro-Wainwright-Spective" series, performing songs from his "Want 2" album at 5 p.m. via rufuswainwright.veeps.com.

• Steve Earle, Jason Isbell, Hawksley Workman, Tim Baker, Great Lake Swimmers and more will perform as part of the CityFolk Festival Virtual Edition at 5:30 p.m. and at the same time Saturday, Nov. 28. Tickets via watch.cityfolkfestival.com.

• Patti Smith, Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Bettye LaVette, Rosanne Cash and others will contribute to the 40th Annual John Lennon Tribute at 7 p.m. and running through Sunday, Nov. 29 via LennonTribute40.org. Donations will support the John Lennon Real Love Project and other charities.

• Mats Eilertsen and Trygve Seim perform at 7 p.m. for the Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

• The Metropolitan Opera is keeping the weekend filled with song via its nightly streaming series. A 2011 performance of Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" runs Friday, Nov. 27, followed by a 2019 version of Wagner's "Die Walkure" on Saturday, Nov. 27, and Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra" from 1995 — starring Placido Domingo — on Sunday, Nov. 29. All begin at 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org.

• Perennial favorites Celtic Thunder wraps a four-day run of shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28. Tickets via stageit.com.

• Jazz composer Maria Schneider and her Orchestra stream performances from their latest album, "Data Lords" and more — and also celebrate her 60th birthday — starting at 7:30 p.m. via Facebook or mariaschneider.com.

• Twiztid's Monoxide Child will be on Facebook Live at 8 p.m. to celebrate the release of the Detroit rap duo's new album "Revelashen."

• The String Cheese Incident's Friday Night Cheese blasts back to a Nov. 11, 2014, show in Port Chester, N.Y., at 8 p.m. Free via nugs.tv.

• Jazz pianist Jason Moran leads his trio, the Bandwagon, at 8 p.m. as well as on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Village Vanguard in New York. Tickets via villagevanguard.com.

• Singer-songwriter John McCutcheon is "Home For Thanksgiving" at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

• Fitz and the Tantrums encores its socially distanced September concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado at 8 p.m. Tickets via nugs.tv.

• Sultans of String host a virtual celebration of its collaborative "Refuge" album at 8 p.m., joined by Bela Fleck, Ahn Phung, Selcuck Suna and others. Tickets via refuge2020.eventbrite.ca.

• Folk specialist Matt Watroba plays live from The Ark at 8 p.m. via the ark.org/ark-family-room-series. Free, with donations going to the artist and the venue.

• California singer-songwriter Ben Lang celebrates his new EP, "Modern Man," with a virtual release concert at 8 p.m. on YouTube.

• Vermont's Twiddle plays a pair of "Friendsgiving" live streaming shows at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 28, via fans.live.

• Fresh off an American Music Awards win and six Grammy Award nominations, Dua Lipa goes high-production with her "Studio 2054" streaming project, debuting at 9 p.m. The British songstress will perform songs from her two albums on a variety of specially constructed sets, with guest appearances from Miley Cyrus, Kylie Minogue, Bad Bunny, J. Balvin, Talny and more. Tickets via live-now.com.

• Old 97's Rhett Miller's Friday Freakout features "Interconnected Songs" at 9 p.m. via stageit.com.

• Remember Motorhead with a 2009 concert from Houston at 9:30 p.m. Tickets via nugs.tv.


• Ramsey Lewis plays the "Sound of Christmas" for his Saturday Saloon at 2 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

• Britain's Ozric Tentacles stream live from their own Blue Bubble Studios in Scotland at 2 p.m. via the band's Facebook page.

• Kaiser Chiefs play live from the O2 Academy in London at 3 p.m. via MelodyVR. Tickets available via LiveNation.co.com.

• Progstock's Moogvember series features keyboardists Tom Brislin at 4 and 9 p.m. and Ad Astra at 8 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

• Ann Arbor boogie-woogie piano great Mark "Mr. B" Braun is joined by Julian Van Slyke for a streaming show at 8 p.m. live from The Ark. Free via theark.org/ark-family-room-series. Donations go to the artists and the venue.

• Southern rockers Blackberry Smoke play their 2012 album "Whippoorwill" in its entirety for a Pandemic Jam 4 concert at 8 p.m. from The Tabernacle in Atlanta. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

• Billy Strings encores his September performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado at 8 p.m. Tickets via Nugs.tv.

• Sally Olson and Ned Mills star in "A Christmas Portrait" at 8 p.m., paying tribute to the Carpenters and their TV holiday specials. Tickets via broadwayondeamand.com.

• The Lost Bayou Ramblers and Michot's Melody Makers do their things at 8 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

• Tipitina's in New Orleans hosts an all-star recreation of The Band's The Last Waltz at 9 p.m. Tickets via Nugs.tv.

• Harp-guitarist Muriel Anderson is joined by Tommy Emmanuel for her annual Saturday-After-Thanksgiving Concert at 9 p.m. via murialanderson.com/DG. A portion of the ticket revenue benefits the Music For Life Alliance.

• Estelle sings at 9 p.m., encoring at 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, via stageit.com.

• Lotus encores its September performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado at 9:30 p.m. Tickets via Nugs.tv.

• John Carney plays the blues at 10 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.


• Linda Ronstadt's love of and impact on Latino music is the focus of "A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt at the Soraya," featuring performances by Los Lobos' David Hidalgo, Aida Cuevas, La Marisoul, and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuellar. It begins streaming Sunday, Nov. 29, via Kcet.org/southlandsessions and on the PBS app.

• The family sibling duo Gemini plays a benefit for CS Mott Children's Hospital at 1 p.m. via theark.org/ark-family-room-series.

• Christian rock duo For King & Country stream "A Drummer Boy Live: The Christmas Tour" concert at 9 p.m. from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

• The Jayhawks roost in the streaming realm at 9 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

• Taylor John Williams celebrates the release of her "Angeline" EP at 9:30 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.


• ABC fills the night with the sound of music with an all-star "Disney Holiday Singalong" at 8 p.m., followed by a similarly star-studded "CMA Country Christmas" (hosted by Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren Akins) at 9. (WXYZ, Channel 7).


• The Hedvig Mollestad Trio and the Elvind Aarset Quartet play the Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival at 7 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

• Alice in Chains will perform and be feted by friends at 9 p.m. when it receives the 2020 Founders Ward from Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture. Metallica, Korn, Corey Taylor, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson and others will salute the group, along with members of Soundgarden and the late Chris Cornell's daughter Lily. Streaming via the MoPOP Facebook page, Amazon Music's Twitch channel and the Amazon Music app.

• Brandy and Summer Walker team up for a Pandora LIVE "Sounds of Soul" show at 9 p.m. Register atpandoralivesoundsofsoul.splashthat.com.

• Blues-rocker Bob Malone celebrates the 25th anniversary or his "The Darkest Part of the Night" album at 9 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

• The electronic duo Sylvan Esso performs a "With Love" show at 9 p.m. Tickets via noonchorus.com.


• Clint Black, joined by wife Lisa Hartman Black, makes his first appearance since 1999 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, at 8 p.m. Tickets via ryman.com.

• Scotty McCreery will hosts a concert at 8 p.m. from his home town of Raleigh, N.C. Tickets via sessionslive.com.

• Keller Williams plays "Live From Keller's Cellar" at 9 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.


• Blossoms rock from the O2 Academy in London at 3:30 p.m. for MelodyVR. Tickets via LiveNation.co.uk.

• Spin Doctors frontman Chris Barron plays his Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour at 4:30. Tickets via stageit.com.

• Drummer Billy Hart celebrates his 80th birthday with a live show at 7:30 p.m. for Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club series. Tickets via jazz.org.

• Sting, Katy Perry, Hugh Jackman, Elvis Costello, Graham Nash, Angelique Kidjo, Kesha and My Morning Jacket's Jim James will perform for the David Lynch Foundation's Meditate America event at 7 p.m. Tickets via meditateamerica.org.

• Lucinda Williams' weekly "Lu's Jukebox" show at 8 p.m. is themed "Funny How Time Slips Away: A Night of 60s Country Classics." Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

• Detroit's We Came As Romans is joined by The Plot in You and Dayseeker at 8 p.m., free via thebarricade.live. WCAR plays again Friday, Dec. 4, with Bad Omens opening.

• Augustana's "Songs & Stories About the Music" show streams at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

• Brian Fallon of Gaslight Anthem plays the album "Elsie" by his side project, the Horrible Crowes, at 8 p.m. Tickets via noonchorus.com.

• Molly Tuttle plays her weekly "...but i'd rather stream with you" show at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

• Paul Carrack (Squeeze, Ace, Mike & the Mechanics) streams a "2020 World Tour Encore Performance" at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

• Casting Crowns is at the Ryman Auditorium at 9 p.m. in Nashville for "An Evening of Casting Crowns Classics." Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

• The Hold Steady kicks off its three "Massive Nights 2020" shows live from the Brooklyn Bowl at 9 p.m., with other shows on Dec. 4-5. Tickets via fans.live.

• The Soul Rebels stream live at 9 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

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