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Music Roundup: Michigander, Queen, Raekwon vs. Ghostface Killah, more...

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

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Michigander (aka singer-songwriter Jason Singer, who's now based in Detroit) celebrates the release of his new EP "Everything Will Be OK Eventually" with a virtual performance at 8 p.m. Friday, March 19, from El Club. The show will be streamed free via Michigander's YouTube and Facebook pages. RSVP via laylo.com/michigander.

Other Events (all subject to change)...


Queen launches "The Greatest," a 50-week YouTube series featuring rare concert and behind-the-scenes footage to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary, updated each Friday.

The South By Southwest festival and conference continues online through Saturday, March 20, with performances by Greyhounds, Jon Dee Graham, Black Joe Louis & the Honeybears, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Indigo Sparks, Kosha Dillz and many more, along with panel discussions and film screenings. Register via sxsw.com.

Rufus Wainwright plays the first part of a "Rarities" livestream at 5 p.m., with a special guest TBA and a "Fireside Chat" to follow. Tickets via rufuswainwright.veeps.com.

Papa Roach hosts a streaming event at 5 p.m. on its social media channels to celebrate its new "Greatest Hits Vol. 2: the Better Noise Years" album.

The boy (now men) band O-Town is back for another virtual show at 7 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.

The Philadelphia death metal band Horrendous does a livestream at 7 p.m. from Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn. Tickets via dice.fm.

Canadian singer-songwriter Ria Mae plays at 7 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.

Songstress Jenn Made plays at 7 p.m. from Minton's Playhouse in Harlem. Tickets via launchglobal.co/events.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Roderick Cox, takes on Brahms' "Serenade No. 2," virtually, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 19 from Orchestra Hall. Tickets are $12. dso.org or 313-576-5111.

The Metropolitan Opera's Viewers' Choice Week brings some favorites out of the vaults, including Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" ("The Barber of Seville") from 2007 on Friday, March 19; Tchaikovsky' "Eugene Onegin," also from 2007 and starring Renee Fleming, on Saturday, March 20; and Handel's "Agrippina," from 2020, on Sunday, March 21. All 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org.

Singer-songwriter John McCutcheon's "Halfway to Winfield" concert streams at 7:30 p.m. via watch.mandolin.com.

The Bill Frisell Trio celebrates the guitarist's 70th birthday with shows at 8 p.m. through Sunday, March 21, at the Village Vanguard in New York. Tickets via villagevanguard.com.

Samantha Fish blends blues and rock at 8 p.m., and again on Saturday, March 20. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Boston's Dopapod jams at 8 p.m. from the Ardmore Music Hall in Philadelphia, and again at the same time on Saturday, March 20. Free via nugs.tv.

Rocker Louis Vasquez, aka the Soft Moon, plays at 8 p.m. Tickets via noonchorus.com.

Jeremy Carter's Soul of Jazz performs at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandonlin.com.

Lyle Lovett and Michael McDonald perform together, virtually, at 9 p.m. Tickets via lylelovett.com.

Bass hero Oteil Burbridge and his trio play at 9 p.m., and again on Saturday, March 20, from Colorado, with guests Joey Porter and, on Saturday, Chris Pandolfi. Tickets via fans.live.

British pop singer Charli XCX plays live for Bandsintown Plus at 9 p.m. Subscription via bandsintown.com.

"American Idol" champ David Cook continues his Online World Tour 2021 at 9 p.m. Tickets via stagei.com.

Reggae rockers Rebelution plays an acoustic "Reflections" concert at 9 p.m. Tickets via nocapshows.com, with proceeds going to Last Prisoner Project.

Sarah Buston, Kendell Marvell and Waylon Payne play a "Bluebird on 3rd" show at 9 p.m. from 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville. Tickets via nugs.tv.

Italian rock singer and flutist Elio plays a 10 p.m. show for Bandsintown Plus. Subscription via bandsintown.com.


K-Pop fans unite for KCON: TACT 3, a virtual festival starting at 8 a.m. Saturday and on Sunday, March 21, with appearances by AB6IX, Loona, the Boyz, SF9, Woodz and more. Get the lowdown at kconofficial.com.

Frost Music Fest '21 from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music runs from 4-10 p.m. with performances from opera great Renee Fleming, among others. Streaming free via YouTube.

Tiffany's in Las Vegas for a "Shadows From the Strip" concert at 5 p.m. Tickets via tiffany.veeps.com.

Postmodern Jukebox surfaces to take on the hits of the day at 5 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.

String players Alasdair Freser and Natalie Haas are "Fire & Grace" at 6:30 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

The Glen Campbell Museum's "Southern Nights" songwriters series takes place at 7:45 p.m., hosted by Galen Griffin. Tickets via glencampbellmuseum.veeps.com.

Wu Tang Clan's Raekwon and Ghostface Killah face off for a Verzuz battle, throwing down at 8 p.m. via the VerzuzTV Instagram Live page or the Triller App.

John Oates' Oates Song Fest 7908 will raise money for Feeding America at 8 p.m. with help from famous friends including bandmate Daryl Hall, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Sammy Hagar & the Circle, Michael McDonald, Darius Rucker, Dan + Shay, Sara Bareilles, Jewel, Shawn Colvin, Sheila E., Saxsquatch and more. The show is free via nugs.tv. For an interview with Oates, visit theoaklandpress.com/entertainment.

Local favorite Jill Jack plays her (Belated) Birthday Bash for the Ark's Family Room Series at 8 p.m. via Facebook Live. Donations go to the artist and venue. theark.org/shows-events.

Jimmy Buffett's "Nothin' But Time" series streams an August 1998 show from Columbus, Ohio, at 8 p.m. Free via nugs.tv.

Guitarist and composer Pat Marino is honored at the Alternative Guitar Summit 2021, taking place virtually at 8 p.m. via watch.mandolin.com. A second set takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21.

Saxophonist Michael Lington celebrates his new album, "Alone Together: The Duets," with a performance at 8 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

Valley Maker celebrates his new album, "When the Day Leaves," with a livestream performance at 8 p.m. Tickets via gctv.stream/collections/valley-maker.

Singer-songwriters David Wilcox and Chris Smither (with Peter Mulvey opening) play separate streaming concerts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com

Jazz vocalist Ramona Collins and her Quartet stream at 8:30 p.m. from the Blue Llama Jazz Club in Ann Arbor. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Taj Mahal hosts a Roots Rising Showcase featuring younger artists at 9 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

The funky jam band Disco Biscuits is "In Space When I'm With You" at 9 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.

Carly Pearce, Craig Morgan and the Isaacs play for "Opry Live" at 9 p.m. from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, with a repeat at midnight. Watch via circleallaccess.com.

Dam-Funk plays what else? the funk at 9 p.m. for Bandsintown Plus. Subscription via bandsintown.com.

Yngwie Malmsteen will be doing guitar acrobatics at 10:30 p.m. from Las Vegas. Tickets via yngwie.veeps.com.


Sea chantys are all the rage, so learn how with tall ship captain and singer Tom Kastle via a workshop at 2 p.m. Register via oldtownschool.org.

Jazz piano virtuoso Fred Hersch plays at 3 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live/shows.

Turntablist DJ Thaddeus Oddfellow works the 1's and 2's at 7 p.m. Tickets via launchglobal.co/events.

Matthew McConaughey and his wife, Camilla, host a We're Texas virtual benefit concert at 8 p.m. via his YouTube channel. Acts include Willie Nelson, George Strait, Don Henley, Miranda Lambert, Post Malone, Kelly Clarkson, Lyle Lovett, Kacey Musgraves and more.

Matt Stell, Ryan Fulcher and Jameson Rogers perform at 8:30 p.m. For On Call at the Bluebird cafe, a Nashville benefit for Musicians On Call and its program for bringing entertainment to hospitals. Tickets via musiciansoncall.org.


Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Idina Menzel and Melissa Manchester are among the celebrity presenters for the Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards, recognizing young composers around the world. The event takes place at 7 p.m. via hamlischawards.tv.

The Metropolitan Opera Theatre kicks off a Myths and Legends week with a 2009 performance of Gluck's "Orfeo ed Euridice" at 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org. Works by Mozart, Strauss and others will be featured through March 28.

Todd Rundgren wraps his Clearly Human Live Virtual Tour at 11 p.m. with a Seattle "stop," though it's open to all. Tickets via nocapshows.com.


Demi Lovato launches her candid and revealing new docuseries "Dancing With the Devil" via her YouTube channel. Lovato will talk about substance abuse and other issues she's faced during the past three years.

Shakey Graves is back with another streaming concert at 9 p.m., followed by a VIP Meet & Greet at 10:30. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Milo Green's Marlana Sheetz goes solo for a virtual concert film at 10 p.m. from the Lodge Room in Los Angeles. Tickets via noonchorus.com.


Fresh off a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album, Billy Strings streams shows at 9 tonight and Thursday, March 25, from Tipitina's in New Orleans. Proceeds go to the Save Tip's. Tickets via nugs.tv.

Lady A appears on "Country Now Live" at 9 p.m. from Brooklyn Bowl Nashville, streaming via the CTRL_MUSIC_ channel on Twitch.

Fleet Foxes regroup for a virtual concert at 9 p.m. Tickets via noonchorus.com.


The U2: The Virtual Road series continues at 1 p.m. on YouTube with the group's legendary 1983 show at Red Rocks in Colorado, which became the "Under a Blood Red Sky" album and film.

German progressive rock group the Ocean sets sail at 3 p.m. to play its album "Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic" in its entirety. Tickets via club100-bremen.de.

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

French-Canadian troubadour Bobby Bazini plays from the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, with pre- and post-show VIP Meet & Greets. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

New Jersey indie folk favorite Jenny Owen Youngs livestreams at 8 p.m. Tickets via noonchorus.com.

Rootsy favorite Lindsay Lou rocks at 8 p.m. from Key West, Fla. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

A.J. Croce plays songs from throughout his career via City Winery Nashville at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Julien Baker celebrates her latest album, "Little Oblivions," with a streaming concert at 9 p.m. from Analog at Hutton Hotel in Nashville. Mini Trees also performs. Check it out via audiotree.com.

Vancouver indie pop quartet Peach Pit plays at 9 p.m. for Bandsintown Plus. Tickets via bandsintown.com.

Jazz singer Aubrey Logan previews her upcoming album "Standard" with a performance at 9 p.m. Tickets via aubreylogan.veeps.com.

Bedroom pop favorite Frances Forever performs at 10 p.m. for Bandsintown Plus. Subscription via bandsintown.com.

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