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Music Roundup: Blue Llama, She Rocks Awards, Big Love Benefit and more...
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):
FRIDAY, JAN. 22
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 Colorados 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 Hearts Nancy Wilson, Amy Lee of Evanescence, the Runaways Cheri Currie, the Go-Gos, 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.
SATURDAY, JAN. 23
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.
SUNDAY, JAN. 24
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.
MONDAY, JAN. 25
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.
TUESDAY, JAN. 26
St. Louis rockers Hounds previews its debut album, "Cattle in the Sky," at 4 p.m. Tickets via bandsintown.com.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27
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.
THURSDAY, JAN. 28
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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