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Music Roundup: We Came As Romans, Hootie, DMX, Mr. B, more...

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

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Detroit heavy rockers We Came As Romans resume their COVID-aborted 10th anniversary tour for the debut album "To Plant a Seed" this weekend, virtually. The quintet filmed a streaming version of the show in Fort Wayne, Ind., and it goes live at 9 p.m. Friday, April 23. Tickets start at $18.50 via thebarricade.live. For an interview with the band, visit theoaklandpress.com/entertainment.

Other Events (all subject to change)...


Walk Off the Earth takes the stage at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto for shows at 3 and 9 p.m. Tickets via livefrominside.ca.

The Cherry Bombs party with "Macabaret" at 3 and 9 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 25. Tickets via veeps.com.

"ALIVE Detroit" raises money for area musicians and venues affected by the COVID-19 shutdowns at 7 p.m. Friday, April 23 via the DIME Detroit Facebook page. A GoFundMe page has also been set up for the event, which features performances by Ally Evenson, Metawav., Erno, Au Gres and Hynum.

James Conlon conducts the Detroit Symphony Orchestra through pieces by Saint-Georges and Mozart at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, virtually from Orchestra Hall. Tickets are $12 via dso.org. The previous evening's concert of Shostakovich and Mozart is also available on the site.

The Metropolitan Opera finishes its "Moral Authority" week with three archived performances: Philip Glass's "Satyagraha" from 2011 on Friday, April 23; Beethoven's "Fidelio" from 2000 on Saturday, April 24; and Poulenc's "Dialogues des Carmelites" from 2019 on Sunday, April 25. All 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org.

Former Allman Brothers Band and Tedeschi Trucks Band bassist Oteil Burbridge leads his own Trio at 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, April 24. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

The all-star Everyone Orchestra is live at 8 p.m. from the Ardmore Music Hall in Philadelphia. Free via nugs.tv.

Washington, D.C.'s Azure Wolf rocks at 8 p.m. Tickets via launchglobal.tv.

The third weekend of Abolition 2021 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.

Trumpeter Tom Harrell's September 2020 concert at the Village Vanguard in New York re-streams at 8 p.m., through April 25. Tickets via villagevanguard.com.

The duo of Daniela Soledade and Nate Najar perform at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Hootie & the Blowfish revisits the Columbia, S.C., homecoming stop of its 2019 Group Therapy Tour reunion at 9 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com. For an interview with the band visit theoaklandpress.com/entertainment

Country hitmaker Chase Rice takes his act to the virtual stage at 9 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Chance the Rapper's brother Taylor Bennett steps into the virtual spotlight at 9 p.m. from Chicago. Tickets via gigs.live.

Singer-songwriter Parker Milsap hits the stage, virtually, at 9 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

LP plays a Bandsintown Plus concert at 9 p.m. Subscriptions via bandsintown.com.


Ramsey Lewis plays a "Songs From the In Crowd" show at 2 p.m. Tickets via stagit.com.

The all-star "Mick Fleetwood & Friends Celebrate the Music of Peter Green and Early Fleetwood Mac" begins streaming On Demand at 3 p.m. via nugs.net, through April 28. For an interview with Fleetwood, visit theoaklandpress.comn/entertainment.

Band of Horses saddles up at 3 p.m. from Isle of Palms, S.C. Tickets via veeps.com.

The late rapper DMX, who passed away April 9 after suffering a drug-induced heart attack, will be feted with a "Celebration of Life" memorial service at 4 p.m., streaming from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on the DMX YouTube Channel.

Heavy rock troupe Korn promises to debut several songs from its upcoming album during its "Monumental" livestream at 4 p.m., from the set of "Stranger Things: The Drive-In Experience." Tickets via kornlive.com.

Vintage Trouble streams a live set from Los Angeles at 4 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.

YouTube sensation Poppy closes her "I Disagree" album cycle with a global "event" at 4 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com.

New Zealand's Six60 headlines a massive show from Eden Park in Auckland at 4:30 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com.

The Rodney Whitaker Quartet plays music by Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and others in a virtual concert at 7 p.m. from Orchestra Hall. Tickets via dso.org.

The jam band Max Creek celebrates its 50th anniversary with StreamCreek at 7 p.m. Tickets via nugs.net.

Boogie-woogie piano great Mark "Mr. B" Braun plays an Ark Family Room Series show at 7:30 p.m. via Facebook Live. More info at theark.org.

Guitar hero Robben Ford plays live at 7:30 p.m. from City Winery Nashville. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Jimmy Buffett's Nothin' But Time concert series take us back to 1995 in The Woodlands, Texas, at 8 p.m., free via nugs.tv.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong plays, for free, at 8 p.m., and again on Sunday, April 25, via nugs.tv.

Joseph Allen sings at 8:45 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Luke Combs, Niko Moon and George Thorogood are live at 9 p.m. and again at midnight from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Watch via circleallaccess.com.

New Jersey electropop band Arizona plays at 9 p.m. from Asbury Park. Tickets via gigs.live.

Bob Weir and his Wolf Bros play live at 9 p.m from TRI Studios in San Rafael, Calif. Tickets via fans.live.

Rejdulari and Monique Brooks-Roberts team up for a virtual concert at 9 p.m. from Denver. Tickets via tixr.com.


Another episode of Chris Thile's "Music is Life Is Music" runs at 2 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Indie pop favorite SYML plays at 2 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

The late DMX will be celebrated again with a "Homegoing Celebration" at 2:30 p.m., airing live on BET and its YouTube channel.

British guitarist Laurence Jones gets the blues at 3 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Former Pentatonix member Avi Kaplan goes it alone online at 4 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

This year's Academy Award nominees for Best Original Song will be performed during "Oscars: Into the Spotlight," at 6:30 p.m. on ABC (WXYZ-Channel 7 in Detroit; check local listings). The Academy Awards ceremony follows at 8 p.m.

Elton John's annual Academy Awards Pre-Party, benefiting his Elton John AIDS Foundation, goes virtual and accessible to all this year at 7 p.m. Dua Lipa performs and Neil Patrick Harris hosts. Tickets via eltonjohnaidsfoundation.org.

Marc and Ted Broussard spend a little family time with a live session from Louisiana at 7 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.

The Decemberists play the third and final concert of its virtual 20th anniversary series at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.


The Metropolitan Opera Theatre begins its "City of Light" week, paying tribute to Paris, at 7:30 p.m. with a 2018 archived performance of Puccini's "La Boheme" via metopera.org. The themed performances run through Sunday, May 2.


Country veteran Tracy Lawrence will celebrate his 30th career anniversary with a "Hindsight 2020: Live From the Warehouse" concert at 8 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

The Sam Bush Band plays the final show of its April series at 8:30 p.m. from 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville. Tickets via nugs.tv.


Lisa Loeb's latest "Waiting for Wednesday Mini Concert and Catch Up" takes place at 4 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.

The Soul Rebels and MORGXN set up in Joshua Tree, Calif., for "Live From Dome on the Range" at 9 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.

Tune-Yards goes live at 9 p.m. with "Party In a Can" from the Oakland, Calif.-based collective's home studio. Tickets via noonchorus.com, with some proceeds going to the Water Foundation Fund.

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

Singer-songwriter Maggie Rose is joined by Elizabeth Cook, Nicole Atkins and others at 9 p.m. for a live version of her "Salute the Songbirds" podcast live from City Winery Nashville. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.


Brooklyn indie rockers Big Thief stream its final pre-pandemic performance, from Columbus, Ohio, at 7 and 10 p.m. Tickets via noonchorus.com.

Jesse Malin hosts Coney Island USA's Rock 'n' Roll Circus at 7 p.m, with Joseph Arthur, "The Sopranos'" Michael Imperioli and others. Tickets via rollinglivestudios.com.

Rocking sextet the Chris Ruben Band performs at 7 p.m. Tickets via launchglobal.tv.

The Sean Mason Trio, featuring vocalist Charles Turner, plays at 7:30 p.m. for Lincoln Center's Live From Dizzy's Club series. Tickets via jazz.org.

Lord Huron hosts the fourth episode of its "Live From Whispering Pines" series at 8 p.m. Tickets via noonchorus.com.

Willie Nile performs a "Streets of New York" concert at 8 p.m. via The Ark's Facebook page. More info via theark.org.

Ghosts of Paul Revere rides again at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Singer-songwriter Israel Nash comes live from Plum Creek Sound at 8 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.

Montreal singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin presents "The Phoenix Experience" at 8 p.m., showcasing her debut album. Tickets via momenthouse.com.

Spirit House Records hosts the first of five monthly mini-festivals, with Johanna Warren & Josh Hynes and herbalist Lucretia Lukaya at 8 p.m. Tickets via noonchorus.com.

Violinist Robert McDuffie joins the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for an all-Brahams program at 8 p.m. and streaming for 30 days. Tickets via aso.org.

Songstress Sarah Jarosz plays live at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Sean McConnell offers songs and stories at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Donavon Frankenreiter returns for songs and surfing at 9 p.m. Tickets via nocapshows.com.

The Milk Carton Kids pour it on at 9 p.m. from the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

LA Priest plays at 9 p.m. for Bandsintown Plus. Subscriptions via bandsintown.com.

Athens, Ohio's Caamp celebrates its fifth anniversary at 9 p.m. from Nelsonville. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Mark Mallman celebrates "Happiness," his first new albumin five years, at 11 p.m. Pay what you want tickets available via noonchorus.com.

Ross James' all-star Gotta Serve Somebody, featuring members of Leftover Salmon, the Motet and more, performs at 11 p.m. Tickets via fans.live.

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