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Music: Rock-N-Relief, Royce 5'9", Brandy Clark, Hold Steady, more...

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

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Foo Fighters, Carly Simon, Sheryl Crow, Deadmau5, Sammy Hagar & the Circle, Ziggy Marley and many more are performing for Rock-N-Relief: Live Stream Series, a marathon concert event at from 3-9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 5-6. Organized by Sean Penn and songwriter Linda Perry, the show will raise money for CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), a nonprofit dedicated to crisis response. Rock-N-Relief can be viewed via Twitch.TV/AmazonMusic, Youtube and rollingstone.com.

Other events (all subject to change):


• Genre-hopping Detroit artist Charity begins streaming a "Friday Night Live!" concert with the Detroit Institute of Arts via dia.org/events.

• The Grammy Museum is hosting a virtual exhibit dedicated to Ringo Starr, featuring new and archival interviews and artifacts, via grammymuseum.org.

• The Hold Steady plays a pair of virtual shows from New York's Brooklyn Bowl — at 3 p.m. today and Saturday, March 6 — in support its new album, "Open Door Policy." Tickets via fans.live.

• The Metropolitan Opera Theatre finishes its week celebrating Women's History Month with archival performances of Mozart's "Die Zauberflote" (from 2008) on Friday, March 4; Dvorak's "Rusalka (2014) on Saturday, March 6; and Verdi's "La Forza del Destino (1984) on Sunday, March 7. All 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org.

• Get your Talking Heads fix from the tribute band Start Making Sense at 7:30 p.m., free via nugs.tv.

• The New Bedford (Mass.) Winter Jazz Festival moves online this year, with virtual performances at 7:30 tonight and Saturday, March 6, and 11 a.m. Sunday, March 7. Pay-what-you-can registratiion via yourtheatre.org.

• Event producer Montgomery Drive presents a special "Winter Warp 2021" show at 8 p.m. with young bands imitating favorites such as Good Charlotte, Paramore, Yellowcard, Sum 41 and others to benefit the National Independent Venue Association Emergency Relief Fund. Tickets via montgomerydrive.veeps.com.

• Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra perform a virtual concert — its first on stage together in more than a year — at 8 p.m. from Detroit's Orchestra Hall. Tickets via dso.org.

• The String Cheese Incident streams a 2002 concert from Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado at 8 p.m., free via nugs.tv.

• Singer-songwriter Crys Matthews plays live at 8 p.m., with tickets via noonchorus.com.

• The Village Vanguard reprises a June 2020 livestream by Joe Martin and his Quartet at 8 p.m., through Sunday, March 7. Tickets via villagevanguard.com.

• 3 Doors Down wraps up its "3 X Live" series with an electric greatest hits set at 9 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.


• New Zealand's Six60 will perform live from Hamilton in its homeland at 4:15 a.m. via TikTok.

• The 16th annual Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival will feature performances, workshops and interviews about all things acoustic, starting at 11 a.m. via YouTube. More info and updates at fretboardfestival.com.

• The British alt.rock trio Maximo Park celebrates its new album, "Nature Always Wins," at 3:30 p.m. from Newcastle, England. Watch via maximopark.com.

• Smashing Pumpkins' Jeff Schroeder, Detroit's Tommy Marz and Kevin Rudolf play a "For the Crew" benefit concert to at 7 p.m. for Sweet Relief's COVID-19 relief fund. Tickets via nocapshows.com.

• The Besnard Lakes float a performance at 7 p.m. Tickets via noonchorus.com.

• Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra headlines the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Classical Roots Concert, with members of the DSO, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets via dso.org.

• Country singer-songwriter Brandy Clark celebrates the one-year anniversary of her latest album, "Your Life Is," with a virtual concert at 8 p.m. and a Meet & Greet at 6:30. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

• Corky Siegel and his Chamber Blues ensemble livestreams a "Blues Extravaganza" with guests Toronzo Cannon, Lynne Jordan, Marcella Detroit and others at 8 p.m. from City Winery Chicago. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

• The Americana instrumental trio Consider the Source streams live from Ardmore, Penn., at 8 p.m., with a fun-curated setlist and all proceeds raised going to the band and venue staff. Free via nugs.tv and YouTube.

• Country singer Lindsay Ell discusses her new album, "Heart Theory," at 8 p.m. via circleallaccess.com, with repeat showing at 11 p.m. and on Sunday, March 6.

• The Global Cuba Fest features Alain Perez, Julio Montalvo and the Cuban Collective at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

• Darius Rucker and Sara Evans are among the artists taking part in "Country Music — Feeding America," a benefit for the organization fighting food insecurity, at 8:30 p.m. via circleallaccess.com.

• Los Lobos plays a live set and holds a Q&A at 9 p.m. for Bandsintown Plus. Subscriptions via bandsintown.com.

• Elizabeth Cook, Jameson Rodgers, Tenille Townes and Chris Young perform in person and virtually at 9 p.m. from the Grand Ole Opry, via circleallaccess.com. Repeats at midnight.

• Brooklyn jazzers Moon Hooch plays live from the Boulder Theatre in Colorado at 10 p.m. Admission via stageit.com.


• Get up early with singer-songwriter Diane Birch for a 6 a.m. concert via stageit.com.

• Disco favorite Martha Wash leads a lineup for the Rebuild Beirut benefit concert at 3 p.m. from Arlene's Grocery in New York. Admission via noonchorus.com.

• Dwight Yoakam begins his "One Time Live" series, playing his 1986 album "Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc.," at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

• Singer-songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter offers a "day in the life" special, including performances, filmed in Hawaii at 8 p.m. Tickets via nocapshows.com.

• The Charmaine Neville Band plays at the Snug Harbor Jazz Festival at 8 p.m., via stageit.com.

• Lilly Winwood is joined by LadyCouch for a free show at 9 p.m. from 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville, via nugs.tv.

• String Cheese Incident's Kyle Hollingsworth celebrates his birthday with a concert by his own band at 9 p.m. from the Boulder Theatre in Colorado. Tickets via nugs.tv.


• Thespie debuts a new special, "The Reunion x Girl Power," featuring performances and conversation with Aimie Atkinson, Grace Mouat, Natalie Paris and other regulars on Britain's West End theater district. Tickets via thespie.com.

• Swedish pop singer Zara Larrson commemorates International Women's Day with a 1 p.m. concert celebrating her new album, "Poster Girl." Larsson will perform inside a Swedish Ikea store and stream it via her YouTube channel.

• The Metropolitan Opera Theatre begins a week dedicated to "Verismo Passions" at 7:30 p.m. with a 1980 performance of Puccini's "Manon Lescaut" via metopera.org. The rest of the week features classics by Mascagni, Giordano, Puccini and more.

• Cardi B, Gwen Stefani and Kelsea Ballerini will celebrate International Women's Day as part of "SeeHer Hear Her: Celebrating Women in Music" at 8 p.m. via iHeartRadio's YouTube and Facebook pages.


• Shakey Graves previews his upcoming new album "Roll the Bones" (out April 2) with a performance at 9 p.m. from the Hole in the Wall in Austin, Texas. Tickets via boxoffice.mandolin.com. Graves will perform again on March 23.

• Mat Kearney, "American Idol" vets Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina and others will perform for Heart Strings for Hope, raising money to support mental health care and awareness and music therapies, at 9 p.m. Tickets via vye.live.


• Temperance League plays for Queen City Streams at 7 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

• H.E.R. Yolanda Adams, PJ Morton and the duo of Freddie Gibbs and Alchemist play a Grammy Week concert for the Black Music Coalition at 8 p.m. via Grammy.com.

• Country favorite Josh Turner performs at 8 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.

• Detroit's Via Mardot plays for The Ark's Family Room Series at 8 p.m. via theark.org. Donations go to the band and venue.

• Singer-songwriter Elijah Wolf plays a livestream show at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via noonchorus.com.


"American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery performs for the Big Night In for the Arts benefit in his home state of North Carolina at 7 p.m. via bignightin.org.

• Pianist Helen Sung and her Quartet perform at 7:30 p.m. for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Live From Dizzy's Club series. Tickets via jazz.org.

• Grammy Award-nominated Detroit rapper Royce 5'9" opens the "Live from the Yoop Space at Microsoft Theater" at 8 p.m. from Los Angeles. Tickets available via yoop.app.

• The Tedeschi Trucks Band continues its Fireside Sessions series from Florida, Ga., at 8 p.m. Tickets via nugs.tv.

• Country singer Rayne Johnson plays live at 8:30 p.m, with a VIP Meet & Greet following at 10. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

• Nathaniel Rateliff plays at 9 p.m. for the Bandsintown Plus series. Subscriptions via bandsintown.com.

• Electropop group Grouplove plays for Moment House's "This is the Moment" series at 9 p.m. Subscriptions via momenthouse.com.

• The Weather Station performs at 9 p.m. Tickets via noonchorus.com.

• Ziggy Marley brings his full band to the Belly Up in Solana Beach, Calif., for a 9:30 p.m. concert. Tickets via nocapshows.com.

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