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Music Roundup: Detroit A Go Go, Staind, MAMAMOO, Cinco De Mayo, more...
Though COVID-19 has put the kibosh on the annual Detroit A Go Go festival, the beat goes on with a Detroit A Go Go Live! All Dayer from 9-5 p.m. Sunday, May 2, via Facebook Live. Motown veterans the Fantastic Four will perform live from Detroit to close the show, preceded by DJ sets by organizer Phil Dick, Adam Sanfel, Neil Rushton, Carole Ann McCarthy and others. More details and updates can be found via Detroit A Go Go's Facebook page.
Other Events (all subject to change):
FRIDAY, APRIL 30
• For his new documentary "Why We Drive," Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl taps a slew of his famous pals, from Ringo Starr to St. Vincent and many in-between, for documentary recounting their earliest days and travels and, yes, the drive that's kept them playing. Available via the Coda Collection on Amazon Prime Video.
• The Marley Family kicks off a new "Marley Sessions" weekly series on Bob Marley's official YouTube channel, starting with a performance of "Three Little Birds" by Skip Marley, his grandson. Future artists include Julian Marley, Mystic Marley, Sheku Mason and Jacob Collier.
• The Atlanta duo Mattiel plays its first shows in more than a year at 3 and 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
• Black Veil Brides streams what's planned to be its final virtual concert of the year at 7 p.m. from The Den in Los Angeles. Tickets via blackveilbrides.live.
• Gov't Mule spends the weekend at the Westville Music Bowl in New Haven, Conn., at 7 tonight and Saturday, May 1, and 6 p.m. Sunday, May 2, with Heart's Ann Wilson. Tickets via fans.live.
• Hollywood Undead's "Undead Unhinged" concert streams at 7 p.m., promising hits, deep cuts and special guests. Tickets via HollywoodUndeadlive.com.
• Martin Sexton is live at 7:30 p.m. from the Appell Center in York, Penn. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
• The Metropolitan Opera's "City of Light" week closes with archival streaming performances of Verdi's "La Traviata" from 1981 on Friday, April 30, Cilea's "Adrianna Lecouvreur" from 2019 on Saturday, May 1, and Puccini's "La Rondine from 2009 on Sunday, May 2. All 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org.
• Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Emily Shackelton, Sarah Darling and others take part in "A Hit Song, Writer's Round" at 7:30 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.
• County star Thomas Rhett celebrates his new album, "Country Again: Side A" at 8 p.m. with "Thomas Rhett One Night Only From Nashville." Tickets via thomasrhett.veeps.com.
• The final weekend of Abolition 2021 takes place at 8 p.m. raising money for families visiting inmates at Louisiana State Penitentiary. Tickets via noonchorus.com.
• Christian music fixture Don Moen offers his worship music at 8 p.m., with meet & greets available both before and after. Tickets for all via watch.mandolin.com.
• Gospel singer Ashle Renee sings from her new EP, "Same God," and more at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
• Fresh off his Academy Award nomination — Best Original Score for "Da 5 Bloods" — Terence Blanchard plays the music of Wayne Shorter and more at 8 p.m., virtually from Orchestra Hall with the E-Collective and Turtle Island Quartet. Tickets are $12 via dso.org.
• Florida hard rock troupe Anberlin plays its "Vital" album in its entirety at 8 p.m. Tickets via anberlinmerch.com.
• Pianist Sullivan Fortner re-streams his live show for the Village Vanguard at 8 p.m., streaming through Sunday, May 2. Tickets via villagevanguard.com.
• Singer and songwriter Sara Kays plays a "Live Session" at 8 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.
• Pop singer Daya livestreams at 8 p.m. from Los Angeles. Tickets via gigs.live.
• Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion perform at 8 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live.
• Florida-based singer-songwriter Ona Kirei, who hails from Barcelona, performs a virtual concert at 8 p.m. Tickets via onakirei.com.
• Palmyra the Band performs at 8 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.
• The award-winning John Primer Band plays the blues at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live.
• Lyle Lovett is joined by Sarah McLachlan for his latest "In Conversation and Song" livestream at 9 p.m. Tickets via lylelovett.com.
• Moon Vs. Sun, the husband-wife duo of Our Lady Peace's Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk, plays an album release show for "I'm Going to Break Your Heart" at 9 p.m. from Los Angeles. Tickets via moonvssun.veeps.com.
• Preservation Hall's "'Round Midnight Preserves" series features Durand Jones at 9 p.m. via twitch.tv/therelixchannel.
• Dean Lewis plays "Live & Unplugged" at 9 p.m. from his home town of Sydney, Australia. Tickets via momenthouse.com.
SATURDAY, MAY 1
• Guitar hero and rock auteur Devin Townsend plays his 1997 album "Ocean Machine: Biomech" in its entirety at 3 p.m. Tickets via devintownsendshop.com.
• The Melvins are back online at 3 p.m. with "Melvins TV Volume 3: Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!" Tickets via melvins.veeps.com.
• Grooving Violation performs live at 3 p.m. at Hotel Royal Oak, 811 E. 11 Mile Road; 248-547-9770 or hotelroyaloak.com.
• Pennsylvania rockers From Ashes to New play a "Remote Uncontrolled" show at 4 p.m., performing songs from 2020's "Panic" for the first time. Tickets via fromashestonew.com.
• "The Return of Staind: a Two Part Global Streaming Series" kicks off at 5 p.m. with "Live: It's Been Awhile (From Foxwoods)" from 2019. Tickets via StaindLive.com. The second show takes place on May 8. For an interview with the band, visit TheOaklandPress.com/entertainment.
• Chicago rockers the Empty Pockets play 2017's "Voices" album at 5 p.m. from the Windy City. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
• A livestream from Trillerfest Miami begins at 7 p.m. from Marine Stadium, featuring performances by Lil Wayne, Takashi 6ix9ine, Tyga and more. Tickets via fite.tv.
• Joan Osborne is "One of Us" as she livestreams at 7 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
• Dani Darlin plays at 7 p.m. for the Amplify Project's Kickback Series, via amplify-fellowship.com. Proceeds will benefit Safe House for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
• John McCutcheon plays "Songs of the Spirit, Faith and Inclusion" at 8 p.m. from Smoke Rise, Ga. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
• Jimmy Buffett's "Nothing But Time" virtual series unearths a June 1996 concert from Atlanta at 8 p.m. Free via nugs.net.
• BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet brings Cajun delights online at 8 p.m. Tickets via ourconcerts.live.
• The Talbott Brothers team up to play at 8 p.m. Tickets via tixr.com.
• Dropkick Murphys throw a concert and release party for its new album, "Turn Up That Dial," at 8:30 p.m. via Facebook and YouTube.
• New Orleans keyboard great Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentleman, along with George Porter Jr., perform at 8:45 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.
• The K-pop quartet MAMAMOO celebrates seven years together with New York-inspired show at 9 p.m. Tickets via live-now.com.
• Dinosaur Jr. celebrates its new album, "Sweep It Into Space," at 9 p.m. from Cambridge, Mass. Tickets via nocapshows.com.
• Ivan Neville plays for Preservation Hall's "'Round Midnight Preserves" series at 9 p.m. via twitch.tv/therelixchannel.
• Ronnie Milsap and Dylan Scott, Home Free and Priscilla Block play at the Grande Ole Opry in Nashville, streaming at 9 p.m. via circleallacces.com.
• National Parks mines its new album, "Wildflower," as well as its catalog at 9 p.m. from Salt Lake City. Tickets via gigs.live.
• Big Something continues its Big Time Rewind Virtual Concert Series at 9 p.m. Free via nugs.net.
• The Rebirth Brass Band brings New Orleans' second line to the virtual realm at 9 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.
• Dawes streams a performance at 10 p.m. from the Roxy in Los Angeles. Tickets via nocapshows.com.
• Styx's latest Styx Fix at 8 p.m. on the band's YouTube page will feature videos and photos submitted by fans as well as streaming audio from a 2020 show in Beverly Hills, Calif. Donations will be taken for MusiCares.
SUNDAY, MAY 2
• Bang On a Can presents its "OneBeat Marathon II" at noon, with four hours of music from Underground System, Amel Zen, Vavabond and 17 others via live.bangonacan.org.
• Chris Thile offers Episode IX of his "Music is Life Is Music" series at 2 p.m., with a VIP session to follow. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
• British acid jazz pioneers Incognito get funky at 3 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
• The RJ Spangler Band celebrates its new release, "A Tribute to Louis Jordan," at 3 p.m. live at the Cadieux Cafe, 4300 Cadieux Road, Detroit. cadieuxcafe.com.
• Reventon de Verano celebrates Hispanic culture with performances by Becky G, Maluma and others starting at 6 p.m. via ReventonLIve.com and Anheuser-Busch's social media.
• New Orleans' Luke Winslow-King plays at 7:30 p.m. for the Ark Family Room Series, via Facebook Live. Donations benefit the artist and venue. theark.org.
• "American Idol" champ David Cook plays at 8 p.m. Tickets via watch/mandolin.com.
• North Carolina's Mipso is back online with a concert at 8 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.
• Singer-songwriter Sierra Ferrell invites you to "Pick Your Poison" at 8:30 p.m. for the first of a three-concert virtual series. "Calypso Night" is her first, with special guests expected to join her for each show. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
• Sam Lewis sings live at 9 p.m. from 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville. Tickets via nugs.net.
MONDAY, MAY 3
• Thrash rockers Anthrax begin a 40th anniversary celebration on its social media accounts, with thrice-weekly (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) episodes highlighting moments in the group's history and including guest apprearances by friends and admirers. A livestream performance is slated to take place on July 16.
TUESDAY, MAY 4
• A corps of Broadway regulars, including several Tony Award winners and nominees, join forces for "Becca," a streaming concert at 7:30 p.m. paying tribute to the late Rebecca Luker and raising money for Target ALS. Tickets via CelebrateBecca.com.
• "Adam Schlesinger, A Music Celebration Virtual Show" pays tribute to the artist/songwriter, who died from COVID-19 last April at the age of 52. Members of his bands Fountains of Wayne, Ivy and Tinted Windows will be on hand, along with other music luminaries at 8 p.m. via RollingLiveStudios.com. Proceeds go to MusiCares and the Bowery Electric.
• South For Winter plays at 8 p.m. for the Ark's Family Room Series, free via Facebook Live. Donations benefit the band and venue. theark.org.
• Spanish-American LGBTQ singer Victoria Canal performs at 8 p.m. Tickets via noonchorus.com.
• Adeline performs at 8 p.m. from Relix Studio, via twitch.tv/therrelixchannel.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5
• Keb' Mo is live at 7 p.m., and again on Thursday, May 6, from the City Winery New York. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
• Trumpeter De Jose Hernandez plays "Mariachi Sol De Mexico for Cinco De Mayo at 9 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.
• Los Lobos rocks for Cinco De Mayo at 9 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
• Ellas with Mariachi Jova continue the Cinco De Mayo party at 10 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.
• Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers disturb the peace a little for Cinco De Mayo at 9:30 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.
THURSDAY, MAY 6
• Progressive rock keyboardist and composer Daniel Biro launches a monthly concert series, "Synthrospection," at 2:15 p.m., free via soundcellar.org.
• Detroit-based singer-songwriter Chloe Moriondo previews her new album, "Blood Bunny," at 8 p.m. Tickets via sessionslive.com.
• Paquito D'Rivera and Alex Brown team up at 7:30 p.m. for Jazz @ Lincoln Center's "Live From Dizzy's Club." Tickets via jazz.org.
• Don White plays at 8 p.m. for the Ark Family Room Series, free via Facebook Live. Donations benefit the artist and venue, theark.org.
• The Berklee Popular Music Institute showcases a half-dozen artists at 8 p.m. via twtich.tv/therrelixchannel.
• Jamie Miller, a Welsh native and finalist on "The Voice UK," sings at 8 p.m. from Los Angeles. Free via sessionslive.com.
• The quintet Hollyy streams a performance at 9 p.m. Tickets via noonchorus.com.
• Rob Crosby, Jake Etheridge and Matt Crosby are featured on "Alive At Bluebird Presents ..." at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via stageit.com.
• Dustbowl Revival plays songs from its most recent album, "Is It You, Is It Me" at 10 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.
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