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Music Roundup: Adam Lambert, System of a Down, Radical Sabbatical, Jimmy Eat World ...-- UPDATING

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

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You only turn 38 once, and Adam Lambert plans to celebrate in style. The "American Idol" runner-up and current frontman for Queen's birthday concert from the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles streams twice, at 3 and 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 (the actual day), and you can be sure you'll hear songs from last year's "Velvet" album. Tickets via nocap.show/adamlambert. For even more Lambert, "Queen + Adam Lambert: Live Around the World," featuring concert highlights from 2014-2020, is now available for purchase or rent via digital services.

Other Events (all subject to change)...


The Detroit Institute celebrates 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, Visit dia.org/events.

Swedish rockers The Hives wrap up "The World's First World Wide Web World Tour" with shows today and Saturday, Jan. 30. Tickets and other details via TheHives.com.

The Kinks' one-man show "The Moneygoround," starring Ben Norris and featuring archival and new footage, streams at 3 p.m. via YouTube.

Jimmy Eat World plays its "Futures" album in its entirety at 5 p.m. Tickets via JimmyEatWorldLive.com. The group's "Phoenix Sessions" series concludes with a final show on Feb. 12. For an interview with frontman Jim Adkins, visit theoaklandpress.com/entertainment.

Rufus Wainwright's "A Rufus-Retro-Wainwright-Spective" takes on the first half of his "All Days Are Nights" album at 5 p.m. with a Q&A at 6 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

Melissa Etheridge continues here "Friday Night Video" series at 6 p.m. via etheridgetv.com.

This year's 30A Songwriters Festival goes online at 6 p.m., running through Sunday, Jan. 31. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

Shalamar veteran Howard Hewett sings at 7 p.m. from City Winery Nashville. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

The 44th Ann Arbor Folk Festival goes virtual at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29-20. Jeff Daniels emcees a lineup that includes Raul Malo, Colin Hay, Bruce Cockburn, Kiefer Sutherland, the War and Treaty, Dar Williams, George Winston and more. "A Michigan Tribute to John Prine" follows at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31. Tickets via noonchorus.com/the-ark/.

Guitarist Peter Bernstein and his quartet take the stage at the Village Vanguard in New York at 8 p.m., and on Saturday, Jan. 31. Tickets via villagevanguard.com.

Classical pianist Jenni Lin plays Chopin, Liszt, Gershwin, Philip Glass and more at 8 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live/shows.

G. Love & the Juice play live at 8 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.

Violinist Vadim Gluzman and pianist Angela Yoffe perform at the dedication of the Draylen Mason Music Show in Austin, Texas at 8 p.m. Another celebratory opening concert takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30-31. Tickets via ourconcerts.live/shows.

Lotus digs into its vault for April 2018 concerts from Baltimore at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via nugs.tv.

Gainesville, Fla.'s High Dive festival showcases regional hip-hop at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

Lyle Lovett and Jason Isbell will go Americana mano y mano, alternating songs at 9 p.m. via LyleLovett.com. Advance ticket purchase required.

Brandi Carlile double dips this weekend, with a Carlie Compound Quarantine Show at 9 p.m. and a performance of her 2007 album "The Story" at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. Tickets for both via veeps.com/events.

Cameroonian-born Vagabon streams a live concert at 9 p.m. Tickets via noonchorus.com.

Canadian singer-songwriter Scott Helman streams at 9 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.


System of a Down hosts a livestream benefit for wounded Armenian soldiers at noon on its YouTube channel, with the premiere of the video for its new song, "Genocidal Humanoidz," slated for 2 p.m. The group plans to perform, and a variety of special guests will speak about the political and human aspects of the Armenian genocide.

Revisit the 80s during Radical Sabbatical, an eight-hour virtual music festival starting at 1 p.m. with performances by Kenny Loggins, Lita Ford, Poison's Bret Michaels and more, aerobics, a costume contest and other activities. More information and tickets via 80sradsab.com.

Ramsey Lewis plays "Love Notes" at 2 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

Revel in the music of David Bowie once again with "Bowie Forever" at 2 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

Britain's "The North Will Rise Again" benefit concerts start at 2:30 p.m. from Liverpool with the Lightning Seeds, Red Rum Club and Zuzu, and continues Sunday, Jan. 31 from Manchester with the Charlatans, 1st 1st and Liines. Tickets via bit.ly/NWRAtix. Proceeds will benefit British charities such as the Liverpool Music House and the Music Venues Trust.

Swedish headbangers Avatar conclude their "Avatar Ages" series with fan-voted songs from the albums "Thoughts of No Tomorrow," "Schlact" and "Avatar" at 4 p.m. Tickets via AvatarAges.com. For an interview visit theoaklandpress.com/entertainment.

"American Idol" champ David Cook continues his Online World Tour at 6 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

Cage the Elephant performs a Bread & Roses concert live from Nashville's Blackbird Studios to benefit nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area at 8 p.m. Tickets via nugs.tv.

Styx is back with a new "Styx Fix Live" show, from 2018 in Alpharetta, Ga., at 8 p.m. on its official YouTube channel. Proceeds will be raised for MusiCares.

Singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer plays live at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Saxophonist Diego Rivera leads his quartet at 8 p.m. from the Blue Llama Jazz Club in Ann Arbor, with a "VIP Experience" at 9:30 p.m. Tickets via watch/mandolin.com.

The Gatlin Brothers, Michael Ray and Maddie & Tae perform from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Watch via Circle All Access on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Rapper Flying Lotus throws down at 9 p.m. Admission via subscription at bandsintown.com.

Bootsy Collins gives up the funk with a 2014 performance from Jam Cruise 12 at 9 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

Canadian country singer Dallas Smith performs at 9 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.

The Great Northern Festival begins with Alec Soth and Dave King (aka The Palms) at 9 p.m. The festival continues with subsequent shows at 8:30p.m. Monday, Feb. 2 and Wednesday, Feb. 7. Tickets via veeps.com/events.

The Keller Williams Trio, with guests from Big Gigantic and the Motet, perform at 10 p.m. from the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Colorado. Tickets via fans.live.


The delayed virtual concert by K-Pop group BLACKPINK streams in the wee hours, starting at midnight, on the group's YouTube channel. Tickets are available only to channel subscribers.

Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, Goat Rodeo) discusses "Making Records" at 2 p.m. as part of his "Music is Life is Music" series. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Pianist Orion Weiss plays the Goldberg Variations of Bach at 4 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live/shows.

Singer-songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan plays from 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville at 9 p.m. Tickets via nugs.tv.


Celtic Thunder goes green, as usual, at 7 p.m., with a run of shows continuing through Feb. 6. Tickets via stageit.com.


North Carolina singer-songwriter MoonLander performs at 7 p.m. from the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, N.C. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.


Mike Peters & the Alarm will be joined by guests including Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagen and Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins for a Love Hope Strength Big Night In at 4 p.m. as part of World Cancer Day. Peters is a cancer survivor and his wife, Jules, is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Proceeds, including from a live auction, go to the couple's Love Hope Strength Cancer Care Foundation. lovehopestrength.org.

French-Caribbean singer-bassist Adeline plays a pair of shows, at 7 and 10 p.m. Admission via subscription at bandsintown.com.

Singer-songwriter John McCutcheon plays a "Roots & Wings" (and we don't think he means chicken) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Dezron Douglas and Brandee Younger perform from Jazz at Lincoln Center's "Live From Dizzy's Club" at 7:30 p.m. Tickets via jazz.org.

Country star Brett Young will perform "Live From the Runway" literally from the runway of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida at 8 p.m. via spirit.com/flyaway.

Umphrey's McGee plays the first of three "Wrapped Around Nashville" shows at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Josh Osbourne & Friends are "Live from the Bluebird" in Nashville at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

Trampled By Turtles plays its 2010 album "Palomino" in its entirety at 9 p.m. from the First Avenue in Minneapolis. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

The brassy Thaddeus Ford Project plays at 10 p.m. from the Deep Ellum Art Company in Dallas. Tickets via tixr.com.

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