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The K-pop kings of BTS never let too much time go by without a major event. This weekend the troupe holds Bang Bang Con '21 starting at 2 a.m. (yes, a.m.) Saturday, April 17, featuring archival performance footage from 2015 and 2019 via live performances and more. Despite the early hour, last year's inaugural Bang Bang Con drew nearly 51 million views during its first 21 hours. Check out '21 via the BANGTANTV YouTube channel.
Other Events (all subject to change)...
FRIDAY, APRIL 16
Nile Rodgers hosts a Songwriters Hall of Fame panel discussion with this year's Academy Award nominees for Best Original Song through April 25, on demand via songhall.org.
British singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan celebrates her new album, "Choices," with a streaming concert at 1 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com.
Radiohead continues its weekly archival concert streams at 3 p.m. on the band's YouTube channel, this week streaming its 2017 set from the Coachella festival.
Heavy rockers Life of Agony screens the director's cut of the documentary "The Sound of Scars" at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A with the band and director Leigh Brooks. Tickets via veeps.com.
Leonard Slatkin, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Music Director Emeritus, returns to conduct a program of pieces by Finzi and Bloch, as well as Jennifer Higdon's "Amazing Grace" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16, virtually from Orchestra Hall. Tickets are $12 via dso.org; 313-576-5111. Slatkin's concert from Thursday, April 15, is also streaming on the site.
The Metropolitan Opera concludes its "Once Upon a Time" week with a 2017 production of Dvorak's "Rusalka" on Friday, April 16, a 1987 version of Puccini's Turandot on Saturday, April 17, and Rossini's "La Cenerentola" from 2014 on Sunday, April 18. All 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org.
Judy Collins' virtual re-creation of her 1964 concert at New York's Town Hall returns for an encore stream at 8 p.m. Tickets via thetownhall.org.
Another Abolition 2021 concert featuring Boots Riley, the War and Treaty, Tiger Lilies and others takes place at 8 p.m., raising money for families visiting inmates at Louisiana State Penitentiary. Tickets via noonchorus.com. The series continues weekly through April 30.
Bakersfield rock quintet Adema plays a "Virtual Session" at 8 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.
Singer-songwriter Brooke Annibale celebrates the 10th anniversary of her album "Silence Worth Breaking," now out for the first time on vinyl, at 8 p.m. Tickets via brookeannibale.com.
Saxophonist David Murray's August 2020 show at the Village Vanguard in New York restreams starting at 8 p.m., through Sunday, April 18. Tickets via villagevanguard.com.
The Ivy Ford Band plays Chicago blues at 8:30 p.m. from the Epiphany Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets via ourconcerts.live.
Maggie Rose and Them Vibes performs at 8:45 p.m. live from Cervantes in Denver. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
Recent Detroit Music Awards winner Gayelynn McKinney performs on the Detroit Jazz Festival's "Jazz From the Cellar" at 9 p.m. via YouTube, WDET-FM (101.9) and the Detroit Jazz Fest LIVE! app.
Weezer joins forces with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Youth Orchestra Los Angeles to play its "OK Human" album at 9 p.m. from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Tickets via nocapshows.com.
Sharon Van Etten performs her "Epic Ten" album in its entirety at 9 p.m. from Zebulon LA. Tickets via nocapshows.com, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the venue.
311 performs its album "Soundsystem" for its next streaming concert at 9 p.m. Tickets on sale via 311StreamSystem.com.
St. Paul & the Broken Bones play its "Young Sick Camellia" album at 9 p.m. from the Alabama Theatre. Tickets via fans.live.
Former Kiss and current Grand Funk Railroad guitarist Bruce Kulick plays a show of his own at 9 p.m. from Las Vegas, with promised songs by Kiss, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and more. Tickets via meethook.live.
Damon Johnson who's worked with Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy and Brother Cane plays with his current band, the Get Ready, at 9 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com.
Cats in Space joins forces with members of Circles Around the Sun at 9 p.m. via the Relix Channel. Tickets via fans.live.
Buck Meek plays a Bandsintown Plus show at 9 p.m. Subscriptions via bandsintown.com.
Magnetic Fields leader Stephin Marritt streams a performance at 9:30 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
Punk rockers MxPx play a free livestream show at 9:30 p.m. via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The Danish String Quartet plays at 10:30 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 17. Tickets via ourconcerts.live.
SATURDAY, APRIL 17
Puscifer is back in virtual world with "Billy D And The Hall Of Feathered Serpents Featuring Money $Hot," a streaming performance of the group's 2016 album "Money $hot" at 5 p.m. Tickets via pusciferlive.com.
Awolnation celebrates the 10th anniversary of its "Megalithic Symphony" album with a concert rendition at 5 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com.
ALO plays two sets of live music at 5 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.
Marc Anthony takes the virtual stage for "One Night Only" at 8 p.m. from Miami, with Daddy Yankee as special guest. Tickets via livepassplay.com.
Jimmy Buffett's Nothin' But Time series comes from an October 2012 concert at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium at 8 p.m., free via nugs.tv.
Brandi Carlile continues to promote her memoir "Broken Horses" with a "Book and a Bottle Pajama Party" at 8 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com.
Electropop favorite PVRIS play its latest album, 2020's "Use Me," at 8 p.m. Tickets via pvris.pillar.club/live/.
Chris Thile is live at 8 p.m. from the University of Connecticuts Jorgensen Center. Tickets via ourconcerts.live.
Jimmie Allen, Mandy Barnett, Suzy Bogguss, Vince Gilland and more are featured on "Opry Live" at 9 p.m. and midnight via circleallaccess.com.
Barenaked Ladies is back with "Flip n' Hits with BNL: A Night of Monster Jams of Pandemic Proportion" at 9 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 18. The hour-long concert was filmed at the Danforth Music Hall, where the group performed an early-career headlining show more than 30 years ago. Tickets via sessionslive.com.
Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, the Black Keys, Saweetie, Diplo and others perform at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium at 9 p.m. as part of a Triller Fight Club event. Tickets via fite.tv.
Justin Moore plays live from the Green Door Barn in Nashville at 9 p.m. Tickets via gigs.live.
"American Idol" champ Lee DeWyze continues his virtual tour with a 9 p.m. performance from the Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale, Calif. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
The Suffers have some big, funky fun with an all-covers "Darlings" show at 9 p.m. Tickets via noonchorus.com.
Avi Bortnick, Andy Hess, Scott Metzger and Joe Russo play as Hola! at 9 p.m. from Relix Studio. Tickets via fans.live.
Rapper D Smoke will be part of Dreamstage's "The Black Habits Experience" at 10 p.m. Tickets via dreamstage.live.
Singer-songwriter Hayes Carll weaves his particular magic at 10 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
SUNDAY, APRIL 18
Julian Lage's Guitar Study Masterclass continues at 2 p.m., with a VIP session at 3:30. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com for both.
Chris Thile resumes his "Music is Life Is Music" series at 2 p.m., with a VIP "... And Cocktails" party at 3:40. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
Joe Bonamassa will be joined by Toto, Dion, Warren Haynes and more than two dozen other acts for his 2nd Annual Stream-A-Thon at 3 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube. Proceeds will benefit Bonamassa's Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation and its efforts to help musicians impacted by COVID-19.
Pianist Imogen Cooper plays at 3 p.m. from Spivey Hall at Clayton State University in Georgia. Tickets via ourconcerts.live.
Singer-songwriter and folklorist John McCutcheon sings about "The Old Home Place" at 7 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
Stephen Kellogg plays for the Ark Family Room Series at 7:30 p.m., free via Facebook Live. Donations go to the artist and venue. theark.org.
Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton host the Academy of Country Music's 56th ACM Awards presents its second COVID-era ceremony at 8 p.m. Sunday from Nashville and broadcast on CBS (WWJ-Channel 62 in Detroit). The co-hosts will perform, along with will also be performing, along with Maren Morris who leads all nominees with five Luke Combs, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and many more. Visit acmcountry.com for updates.
Ani DiFranco celebrates her latest album, "Revolutionary Love," with a band performance at 8 p.m. from her home. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
Americana quartet the Mountain Goats plays at 8 p.m. and at the same time Sunday. Tickets via noonchorus.com.
The Decemberists continue to celebrate the group's 20th anniversary with the second of three livestream concerts at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
Sierra Ferrell has a big "Honky Tonk Night" at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
The Wild Feathers dust it up at 9 p.m. from 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville. Tickets via nugs.tv.
MONDAY APRIL 19
The Metropolitan Opera Theatre's "Moral Authority" week kicks off with Wagner's "Lohengrin" at 7:30 p.m. Themed archival productions will run through Sunday, April 25 via metopera.org.
TUESDAY, APRIL 20
The Raelyn Nelson Band plays its 410 show at 5:30 p.m. with a full band acoustic performance. Tickets via veeps.com.
Rap troupe Cypress Hill gets together at 7:20 p.m. (that's 4:20 PST, get it?) from the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets via nocapshows.com.
Livonia rap duo Twiztid premieres its new mini-album "Electric Lettuce" with a "Docu-Stream" live show at 8 p.m. via StreamTwiztid.com.
A corps of artists will gather virtually for a "Protect the Tongass" benefit concert at 8 p.m. The free show is available via fans.live.
The always intriguing Joseph Arthur has his own show to do at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
Tribute band the Grateful Shred celebrates 420 at 8 p.m. Tickets via fans.live.
The Sam Bush Band plays a "Spring Training" date at 8:30 p.m. from 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville. Tickets via nugs.tv.
Eric Church plays music form his new three-part "Heart & Soul" project and answers questions at 9 p.m. via Amazon Music.
Rapper 2 Chainz performs at 9 p.m. for the TIDAL x Oculus virtual reality concert series, via tidal.com/oculus or ocul.us/2chainz, as well as the Venues app.
Shwayze and Cisco Adler play live at 9 p.m. from Malibu for their own 420 day celebration. Tickets via nocapshows.com.
The Disco Biscuits present "In Space When I'm With You" from the Ardmore Music Hall at 9 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.
Distrokid hosts the final "Isolation: Concerts For No One" featuring Andy Frasco, Shawn Eckels, Kitchen Dwellers and Mihali at 9 p.m. via fans.live/isolation.
The jam band Spafford plays at 11 p.m. from the Marquee Theatre Backyard in Tempe, Ariz. Tickets via boxoffice.mandolin.com. The group performs again at 11 p.m. Wednesday, April 21.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21
Get an Iggy Pop fix when the icon's 2019 concert from the Sidney Opera House streams at 8 p.m. Tickets via dice.fm.
Tame Impala plays its debut album, "Innerspeaker," at 9 p.m. to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Tickets via momenthouse.com/tameimpala.
Riley Green appears on "Country Now Live" at 9 p.m. from Brooklyn Bowl Nashville, streaming via the CTRL_MUSIC_ channel on Twitch.
THURSDAY, APRIL 22
Vocal group the Magnets shows off its harmony skills at 3 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
With a deluxe box set edition of 1967's "The Who Sell Out" due Friday, April 23, the Who premieres a "Classic Albums" documentary about the album at 6 p.m. via its YouTube page and on nugs.tv.
British prog rock troupe the Pineapple Thief plays a "Nothing But the Truth" concert event at 6 p.m. Tickets via pineapplethief.com/thetruth/.
A wealth of artists Blondie's Clem Burke, the Sex Pistols Glen Matlock, Jesse Malin and more father for the Walter Lure Memorial Celebration at 8 p.m., raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Tickets via rollinglivestudios.com.
Ashley Campbell, Carl Jackson and Val Storey begin a two-night Glen Campbell birthday celebration at 7:30 p.m. from the Rhinestone Stage at the Glen Campbell Museum in Nashville. Tickets via veeps.com.
Guitarist Stephane Wrembel plays at 8 p.m. Tickets via gigs.live.
Ghosts of Paul Revere rides again at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
Jukebox the Ghost spins out tunes at 8 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.
The all-star Rise Above Rascal Flatts' Jay Demarcus, ex-Journey drummer Deen Castronovo and ex-Chicago bassist Jason Scheff play at 8:30 p.m. from 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville to benefit the Family Center for children in Tennessee. Tickets via nugs.tv.
Mississippi Hill Country progeny Cedric Burnside plays at 9 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
The Microphones from Olympia, Wash., will be on at 9 and 11 p.m. for Bandsintown Plus. Subscriptions via bandsintown.com.
New Orleans' Cha Wa brings some belated Mardi Gras flavor to the Internet at 9 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
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