Texas Artists Livestreaming Concerts
As almost all events are canceling and rescheduling for the foreseeable future, musicians are moving to social media and digital platforms to livestream concerts from their homes, empty venues, or wherever they can. Many Texan artists have hopped on this effort since the cancellation of SXSW, but there are plenty of upcoming series and concerts from all across the state that you can tune into as you’re social distancing.Texas Monthly has compiled a list (excerpted below...with additions) of Texas artists that are streaming weekly shows and DJ sessions, across all genres.
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Austin musician Jackie Venson has committed to bringing daily content to her Facebook page not once, but twice a day. On March 16, Venson posted her first livestream jam session, which she plans to do every night at 9:30 p.m. And on March 18, she announced that she’d be posting a “daytime television show” called JVTV featuring archival footage, like her piano recital from 2008, at 1 p.m. daily.
Galleywinter Covid Concert Series
Music blog Galleywinter features a different Texas country music /Red Dirt music artists every evening at 7 pm on its YouTube channel.
Latin-folk singer and Austinite Gina Chavez is livestreaming nightly sessions from her home where you can watch her jam out or build a song starting with a single looped vocal recording. Watch her previous recordings on her Facebook page or tune in at 8 p.m. for the newest livestream.
In lieu of her weekly “Cabernet Cabaret” comedy shows, millennial comedian Cat Cohen announced she’s bringing the laughs to Instagram Live from her home on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. The Houston native will be joined by a rotating cast of comedians from New York and Los Angeles.
At 8 p.m. on Saturday evenings, The Suffer's vocalist Kam Franklin brings her fans soulful vocals, inspirational words, and debuts new music too. You can watch her weekly livestreams on both Instagram and Facebook.
For music, chats, and even a workout, tune in to Houston’s synth-pop group Space Kiddettes’ Facebook page or Instagram. They’ve scheduled an array of weekly programming that includes music sessions on Mondays, their podcasts on Tuesdays, and a “hybrid physical workout” on Thursdays. They also plan to have a virtual concert on March 26 with donations going to Houston’s Pearl Bar, and will continue to announce details on upcoming streamed concerts.
Clear your living room for a makeshift dance floor, because every Saturday, Austin’s DJ Mel is providing a family-friendly Living Room Dance Party from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. He initially started this effort on March 14 after the cancellation of SXSW and drew hundreds of thousands of viewers. His next livestream is March 21 and can be found on his Facebook page.
After the cancellation of their spring tour, Snarky Puppy, the ten-piece jazz fusion band that formed at UNT, announced that they’re offering a variety of master classes. Different members of the ensemble will cover topics of their choice. Their first class is this Friday at 3 p.m. with Michael League talking about music composition.
Stream daily doses of funk music by Dallas native Marc Rebillet across his social platforms. You’ll find him cozied up in a kimono playing music on his synth, making beats, and taking calls from fans in between.
Social Distance Piano Lounge
Tuesdays at 9 p.m., join pianist and musical director Ammon Taylor for soothing cocktail lounge music. Listen to him play medleys, mash up genres, and take requests on his Facebook page.
Since March 16, Ryan Bingham’s been livestreaming a song a day on his Instagram and Facebook. Keep an eye out in the evenings for his acoustic live jam sessions, or you can watch his previous videos on both pages.
Guitarist and lead singer of Girl in a Coma, Nina Diaz has been livestreaming acoustic videos on her Facebook since March 20. So far, she’s played covers of some of her favorites, like “Never Tear Us Apart” by INXS and “Beyond” by Leon Bridges.
Waco country singer Wade Bowen has been hosting a weekly “Quaranstream” series every Friday at 8 p.m. Join him and occasional guests virtually from his garage on his Facebook page.
And A Round-Up of Livestream Concerts (sorted by day):
Mondays: Chris Gage, 8 p.m., facebook.com/chrisgageaustin. Donations: Venmo Chris-Gage-10; PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays: Walkdown with Colin Gilmore, 2 p.m., zoom.us/j/302333893. Donations: Venmo Colin-Gilmore-3 and Graham-Weber; Paypal email@example.com
Tuesdays: Miles Zuniga, 7 p.m., facebook.com/miles.zuniga. Donations: Venmo Miles-Zuniga, Paypal.Me/AlfredoZ
Tuesdays and Thursdays: Jaelyn Penner, 9 p.m., facebook.com/jaelynmusic. Donations: Venmo JaelynMusic
Wednesdays: Pat Byrne, 5 p.m., facebook.com/PatByrneOfficial. Donations: Venmo patbyrnemusic; PayPal.me/patbyrnemusic
Wednesdays: Anna Larson, 6 p.m., facebook.com/annalarsonmusic. Donations: Venmo annalarsonmusic; paypal.me/annalarsonmusic
Wednesdays: Isolation Congregation with Dave Madden, 7 p.m., facebook.com/davemaddenmusic. Donations: Venmo dmadden82; CashApp $DaveMadden; PayPal/Zelle firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays: Carolyn Wonderland with A. Whitney Brown’s Little Big Picture, 8 p.m., facebook.com/wonderchicken. Donations: Venmo Carolyn-Wonderland; PayPal.me/wonderchicken
Wednesdays: Jon Dee Graham, 8:30 p.m., facebook.com/jon.d.graham. Donations: Venmo Jon-Graham-31; PayPal email@example.com
Wednesdays: Sonya Jevette, 8:30 p.m., youtube.com/sonyajevette. Donations: Venmo SonyaJevette; Paypal sonyajevette; Cashapp $SonyaJevette
Wednesdays: Mau Mau Chaplains, 8:30 p.m., facebook.com/flamingocantina. Donations: PayPal bit.ly/2U24WaI; GoFundMe bit.ly/2vsLmem
Thursdays: (in April 2020): Eve Monsees & Mike Buck - Live in Exile, 7 p.m., facebook.com/eveandtheexiles/. Donations: PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursdays: Guy Forsyth + Jeska Bailey, 7 p.m., facebook.com/guyforsythband/. Suggested donation $10 via Venmo (link on Facebook page)
Thursdays: Giulia Millanta & Gabriel Rhodes, 3 p.m., facebook.com/julia.millanta. Venmo cricketmusic; PayPal email@example.com
Thursdays: Vanessa Lively, 4:40 p.m., stageit.com/vanessa_lively/4_40_on_thursdays_happy_hour_set/70725. Donations: Venmo Vanessa-Lively
Thursdays: Cece Yentzen, 6 p.m., https://www.facebook.com/cece.yentzen. Donations: Venmo Celia-Yentzen; paypal.me/celiayentzen
Thursdays: Patrice Pike, 8 p.m., facebook.com/events/821461168331263. Donations: Venmo Patrice-Pike; paypal.me/PatricePike
Thursdays: Bonnie Whitmore & Friends, 8:30 p.m., bonnieandbarbara.app.rsvpify.com. See streaming link; also Venmo bonniewhitmore; CashApp $thebonniewhitmore; paypal.me/bonniewhitmore
Fridays: Lex Land, 10:30 a.m., facebook.com/events/678932879509729. Donations: paypal.me/lexland
Saturdays: Kris Schultz, 1 p.m., facebook.com/KrisSchultzMusic. Donations: Venmo Kris-Schultz; PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturdays: DJ Mel’s Living Room Dance Party, 6-10 p.m., facebook.com/DJ-Mel-48330349120. Donations: see streaming site
Saturdays: Mandy Prater, 9 p.m., facebook.com/MandyPraterMusic. Donations: Venmo themandyprater; PayPal.me/mandyprater
Sundays: Isolation Congregation with Dave Madden, 10:30 a.m., facebook.com/davemaddenmusic. Donations: Venmo dmadden82; CashApp $DaveMadden; PayPal/Zelle email@example.com
Sundays: Anna Larson, 3 p.m., facebook.com/annalarsonmusic. Donations: Venmo annalarsonmusic; paypal.me/annalarsonmusic
Sundays: Ulla, 5:30 p.m., facebook.com/ullairishmusic. Donations: Venmo ulla music, PayPal rlbrotherton