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Music Roundup: "Rock Camp," Jimmy Eat World, Inaugural concerts, The Hives and more...

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

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Music comes to the movies this weekend with three special releases. "Rock Camp: The Movie" chronicles the successful Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp with past "counselors" Alice Cooper, the Who's Roger Daltrey, Sammy Hagar, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of Kiss and others. Virtual cinema streams via rockcampthemovie.com, with an on demand release Feb. 16. ... Rap-rocker Machine Gun Kelly releases his film musical "Downfalls High," which he describes as a "pop punk Grease," for free via Downfallshigh.com. .... "It Was the Music" documents the lives and careers of Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams who have worked with Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Judy Collins, Paul Simon and many more over 10 episodes, starting at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, with a performance and viewing party via fans.live.

Other Events (all subject to change)...


Take That's Gary Barlow has resumed his virtual "The Crooner Sessions," with duet collaborations at noon each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Arizona rockers Jimmy Eat World kicks off a three-show "Phoenix Sessions" series by playing its latest album, "Surviving (Chapter X)" at 5 p.m. Tickets via JimmyEatWorldLive.com. Subsequent shows take place Jan. 29 and Feb. 12. For an interview with frontman Jim Adkins, visit theoaklandpress.com/entertainment.

Rufus Wainwright's "A Rufus-Retro-Wainwright-Spective" takes on the second half of his "Release the Stars" album at 5 p.m., followed by a Q&A at 6. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

Los Angeles boy band Why Don't We celebrates the release of its new album, "The Good Times and the Bad Ones" with a listening party at 8 p.m. via livexlive.com/live-events/.

Singer-songwriter Peter Rowan plays for the Ark Family Room Series at 8 p.m. via Facebook Live. The show is free with donations going to the artist and venue. theark.org/the-ark-family-room series.

Rock quartet Soraia celebrates the release of its new single, "Tight Lipped," live from New York's Bowery Electric at 8 p.m. Tickets via rollinglivestudios.com.

The trio Thumbscrew takes the stage for a two-night stand at New York's Village Vanguard. Both shows at 8 p.m. Tickets via village vanguard.com.

Lotus jams live at Philadelphia's Electric Factory at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via nugs.tv.

The High Dive Festival from Gainesville, Fla., begins at 8:30 p.m. with performances by the Driptones, Causa and Neverless and continues on Saturday, Jan. 16. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

The Old 97's Rhett Miller hosts a "Friday Freakout" at 9 p.m., as well as a Sunday Brunch show at noon on Sunday, Jan. 17. Tickets via stageit.com.

Bonnie Raitt, Boz Scaggs, Steve Earle and Sammy Hagar are among those playing as part of Love You Madly: A Stream for Santa Cruz Fire Relief, a free show at 10 p.m. via nugs.tv. Proceeds raised will go to the Santa Cruz area's Fire Response Fund.


Swedish headbangers Avatar play songs from their albums "Feathers & Flesh" and "Avatar Country" at 4 p.m. Tickets via AvatarAges.com.

Irish rock veteran Ricky Warwick plays an "I Don't Feel at Home Lockdown Acoustic Show" at 4 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

Blues-rocker Popa Chubby plays from My Father's Place in Roslyn, N.Y., with special guest Dave Keyes, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

Singer-songwriter John McCutcheon plays another "Virtual Left Coast Tour" show at 7 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Indie duo The Floozies plays live at 8 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.

Get a Pink Floyd fix courtesy of Sonic Discretion's covers show at 8 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

Phantom Planet presents "The Show Must Go On-Line: Live From Los Angeles" at 9 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

New Orleans' Radiators heat it up from Tipitina's at 9 p.m., and again on Sunday, Jan. 17. Tickets via nugs.tv.

The War and Treaty and Ruthie Foster perform at 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, on Detroit Public TV (Channel 56), with streaming beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, via pbs.org/austincitylimits.


Motley Crue kicks off a celebration for its 40th anniversary today, asking fans to sign a virtual card on its Facebook page and tag it #HappyBirthdayToCrue.

Singer-songwriter Michael McDermott gets going early for an 11 a.m. performance. Tickets via stageit.com.

The roots duo Molsky & Marin performs at 1 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live.

Bob Barsotti shares photos and stories of his days with Bill Graham Presents in San Francisco at 2 p.m. via fans.live.

Nickel Creek/Punch Brothers principal Chris Thile is back for More "Music is Life is Music" classes, focusing on improvisation at 2 p.m., with a Meet & Greet following at 3:30. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Grammy Award-nominated singer-pianist Karrin Allyson plays a solo holiday concert at 4 p.m. Tickets via jazzvox.com/shows/karrin/. Allyson plays again on Feb. 21.

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine presents "Concertos From the Inside" at 4 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live.

Carole King, James Taylor, Fall Out Boy, Will.I.Am, Ben Harper and Michael Bivins will perform for the Biden Inaugural Committee's "We the People Concert" at 8 p.m. The show will be hosted by Keegan-Michael Key and Debra Messing. Tickets via bideninaugural.org/wethepeople.

Kid Rock turns 50 rebel-without-a-cause years with a virtual "Birthday Hang!" at 8 p.m. Register to attend (for free) via kidrock.com.

Mississippi roots rocker Charlie Mars plays live from his home at 8 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

"The Voice" finalist and Mickey Mouse Club alumnus Tony Lucca plays live from his own Mo'Verb Lounge at 9 p.m. Tickets via watch.topeka.live.


"Hothouse Meets Havana," five nights of Havana Jazz Festival streaming performances, kick off at 7 p.m. with James Sanders, Arturo O'Farrill, Jean-Christophe Leroy and others. Tickets at hothouse.net.

Robert Jones and Matt Watroba play live from The Ark stage for the venue's Family Room Series at 8 p.m. The show is free, with donations going to the artists and venue, theark.org/the-ark-family-room-series.


Nick Reeves plays "Your Songs" for his weekly virtual "piano bar" show at 3 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com/events.


Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Foo Fighters and others will perform on "Celebrating America," a special airing at 8:30 p.m. via ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Amazon Prime Video, Twitch and Fox's NewsNOW. Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington will host.


Swedish rockers The Hives begin "The World's First World Wide Web World Tour," with more shows Jan. 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30. Tickets and other details via TheHives.com.

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

Kendall Marvel, Waylon Payne and Erin Enderlin perform for "Alive at the Bluebird" in Nashville at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

Michael McDermott plays a special piano-only show at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

X's John Doe begins his Travis Country World Tour at 9 p.m. from the Cactus Cafe, in Austin, Texas. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Modern rockers needtobreathe plays an "All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go" shows at 9 p.m. Tickets via vye.live/events/. The group plays again at the same time on Friday, Jan. 22.

Singer-songwriter Josh Radin performs at 9 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.

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