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Music Roundup: Blue Llama, She Rocks Awards, Big Love Benefit and more...

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

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With indoor dining, and therefore audiences, shut down due to COVID-19, Ann Arbor's Blue Llama Jazz Club will bring its music to the masses thanks to a new association with the streaming platform Mandolin. Andrew Brown's Djangophonique kicks off the series at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 (Update: The show has been postponed to Feb. 7), with the Diego Rivera Quartet following on Jan. 30. Tickets start at $15, with VIP Q&A packages also available via watch.mandolin.com or bluellamaclub.com.

Other Events (all subject to change):


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

• The Detroit Institute of Arts is celebrating Florence Beatrice Price, the first African-American woman to have a symphony she composed performed by a major American Orchestra, with a free streaming performance of some of Price's small-ensemble pieces by the Noah Jackson String Quartet and pianist Michelle Cann through March 1 via dia.org/events/.

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

• Rufus Wainwright digs into his 2020 album "All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu" for this week's "A Rufus-Retro-Wainwright-Spective" series at 5 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

• Hothouse Meets Havana, streaming performances from the Havana Jazz Festival, continues at 7 p.m. each night through Sunday, Jan. 24. Tickets via hothouse.net.

• Dimitry Sinkovsky conducts the Detroit Symphony Orchestra through pieces by Beethoven, Mozart and Handel, virtually from Orchestra Hall, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22. Tickets are $12 via dso.org.

• The Metropolitan Opera Theatre celebrates "Leading Ladies: Opera's Greatest Heroines" this weekend with a 1985 performance of Puccini's "Tosca" on Friday, Jan. 22, a 2019 production of Massenet's "Manon" on Saturday, Jan. 23, and Wagner's "Die Walkure" from 2011 on Sunday, Jan. 24. All 7:30 p.m. and free via metopera.org.

• BeauSoleil's Michael Doucet joins Lacher Prise for a concert at 8 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live/shows.

• Tyler Zanon of Youth Fountain performs songs from the "Letters To Our Former Selves" album at 8 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

• Drummer Earl Harland leads a quartet at the Village Vanguard at 8 p.m., and again at the same time on Saturday, Jan. 23. Tickets via villagevanguard.com.

• Lotus streams its April 27, 2019, show from Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via nugs.tv.

• The High Dive Festival from Gainesville, Fla., runs all weekend, with shows at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

• The 2020 She Rocks Awards go virtual at 9 p.m., honoring Heart’s Nancy Wilson, Amy Lee of Evanescence, the Runaways’ Cheri Currie, the Go-Go’s, Margaret Cho, Cindy Blackman Santana and more. Register to attend at sherocksawards.com.

• The DJF All-Stars will present "Havana-Detroit Jazz Project — African Influence" at 9 p.m., streaming via the Detroit Jazz Fest Live! app and YouTube and simulcast on WDET-FM (101.9).

• Moon Taxi celebrates the release of its new, self-titled album at 9 p.m. from the Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville. Tickets via fans.live.


• The K-Pop group Seventeen plays a virtual concert from Korea at (yes) 4 a.m. Tickets and other info via vnewlife.com.

• Swedish headbangers Avatar play songs from their albums "Black Waltz" and "Hail the Apocalypse" at 4 p.m. Tickets via AvatarAges.com. For an interview visit theoaklandpress.com/entertainment.

• Juliana Hatfield plays her 1998 album "Bed" solo acoustic during a pay-what-you-want show at 4 p.m. via YouTube.

• The Big Love Benefit Concert, benefiting the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, takes place at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23. Performers include Billy Idol, Styx's Tommy Shaw, Myles Kennedy, Wynonna Judd, the Allman Betts Band, Def Leppard's Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe, and others. Tickets via 2nu.gs/BigLove. For a story, visit theoaklandpressentertainment.com.

• Wilco's Jeff Tweedy performs an exclusive show and Q&A at 9 p.m. for Bandsintown Plus members. Sign up via plus.bandsindown.com.

• Leftover Salmon plays live from the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Colorado at 10 p.m. Tickets via fans.live.

• Singer-songwriter David Wilcox plays an "All Request West Livestream Concert" at 10 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

• "Austin City Limits:" Singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard stars on this week's edition of the PBS music show, at 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 on Detroit Public Television, WTVS-Channel 56.


• Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, Goat Rodeo) talks about and demonstrates lyric writing at 2 p.m. as part of his "Music is Life is Music" series. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

• Musician and educator Tennessee Walt performs a "Bristol & Beyond: The Birth of Country Music" concert at 2 p.m. via BethpageLibrary.info. He follows with "The Other Great American Songbook" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, via NorthBabylonPL.org. Both shows are free.

• Steve Wynn and Linda Pitman continue The Impossible Tour with shows at 5 and 8 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

• The second episode of "It Was the Music," documenting the careers of Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, streams at 8 p.m. Tickets via fans.live.


• Detroit Jazz Festival Artistic Director Chris Collins moderates a Jazzchat Live! episode about pianist Dave Brubeck, featuring his son Chris Brubeck and Dave Brubeck Quartet saxphonist Jerry Gergonzi and others at 7 p.m. More information and registration via detroitjazzfest.org.

• The Metropolitan Opera Theatre begins a week celebrating "The Antiheroes," with streaming archival performances of pieces by Mozart, Rossini, Verdi and more. All 7:30 p.m. and free via metopera.org.


• St. Louis rockers Hounds previews its debut album, "Cattle in the Sky," at 4 p.m. Tickets via bandsintown.com.


• Roger Day's March Mud Madness plays a Young People's Concert focusing on the coastal ecosystem at 11 a.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live/shows.

• Hungry Girl performs for Queen City Streams at 7 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.


• Ireland's Sonia D plays an acoustic session at 3:30 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

• Umphrey's McGee kicks off a three-night "Wrapped Around Nashville" streaming concert series at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com. Other shows take place Jan. 29 and 30.

• The Glen Campbell Museum and Rhinestone Stage hosts "Southern Nights: A Songwriters Series" at 8 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

• The Great Northern Festival presents the world premiere of the commissioned "Out of the Depths: Winter Stories" at 8 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

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