The week in live local music: July 30-Aug. 5

Lissie will streaming live from the Parkway on Sunday.

Lissie will streaming live from the Parkway on Sunday. Courtesy of the artist

We don't plug a lot of book events in this space, but let me give a special shout out to former CP staffer Nate Patrin's event tonight for his excellent new book on sampling in hip-hop. Hi Nate!


DJ Hampster Dance
Free online dance parties every night of the week, with a featured artist mix every Thursday and themed dance parties on Friday and Saturday. 
When and where: 7-9 p.m. on Twitch.

Thursday 7.30

Nate Patrin
The author gives a virtual presentation of his new book, Bring That Beat Back: How Sampling Built Hip-Hop in conversation with DJ/Head of Sound Verite Records, Jon Jon Scott. Presented by Moon Palace Books and University of Minnesota Press.
When and where: 6 p.m. here.

HookStream: Sarah Morris
Live streaming concert fundraiser for Minnesota artists and the Hook and Ladder Theater, featuring HD multi-camera broadcast from the Hook's Firehouse Stage in Minneapolis. Free.
When and where: 8 p.m. here.

Mother Banjo
Livestream performance presented by Land of 10,000 Streams in support of Black Lives Matter Minnesota.
When and where: 4 p.m. here.

Maud Hixson
Two outdoor performances at Crooners' Lakeside Cafe. The jazz singer will take on the '50s songbook in the early show and then the music of Jerome Kern in her later set. $20 each.
When and where: 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. Crooners Supper Club.

Pat Donohue and the Prairie All-Stars
The singer-songwriter will perform at Crooners' MainStage Tent. $20.
When and where: 7 p.m. at Crooners Supper Club

Friday 7.31

It's Friday, I'm in Low
Well, technically they're in Low every day of the week, as far as we know, but Friday is the day the Duluth indie veterans have chosen for their weekly livestream performance.
When and where: 3 p.m. Instagram.

DJ Bob Marino and Babyghost Present Summer at 612Brew
Featuring a rotating selection of DJs spinning upbeat house, funk, and disco every Friday on the patio.
When and where: 5-9 p.m. 612Brew

Back Catalog Listening Party
Every Friday afternoon, hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig bring in some fellow musicians to chat about their music and the stories behind their favorite recordings. 
When and where: 4 p.m. on Facebook.

Taylor James Donskey
“From his wall covered in Nat Geo maps,” Taylor James Donskey will provide two full hours of music and “uplifting commentary,” including two songs made up on the spot. He suggests you send emojis.
When and where: 7 p.m. on Facebook and Instagram. 

The Very Best of Sting and the Police
Featuring Twin Cities Police tribute band Toast and the Machine, with guest performers. $25.
When and where: 7 p.m. at Crooners Supper Club.

Saturday 8.1

HookStream: The Jones Gang
Live streaming concert fundraiser for Minnesota artists and the Hook and Ladder Theater, featuring HD multi-camera broadcast from the Hook's Firehouse Stage in Minneapolis. Free.
When and where: 9 p.m. here.

Bad Bad Hats
"Islands in the Livestream" is a weekly stream from Bad Bad Hats featuring a set of originals, covers, Q&A, and more.
When and where: 4 p.m. on YouTube.

Michael Shynes
The central Minnesota singer-songwriter will perform from his living room every week. "Chances are his wife, kiddos, and three furry friends (hairless cat not as furry) may make an appearance."
When and where: 7:30 p.m. Facebook.

Amanda B. Perry
The Cottage Grove singer-songwriter performs "Live From My Living Room" every Saturday night. She'll sing a couple covers along with her originals.
When and where: 7 p.m. on Facebook.  

Sunday 8.2

The singer-songwriter and her band will be streaming live from the Parkway stage. Tickets start at $15 with a variety of upgrade options including a virtual meet & greet and other special merchandise. The stream will be available to watch/re-watch through August 31. 
When and where: 2 p.m. RSVP here.

Mother Banjo Sunday Singalong
Ellen Stanley will lead listeners in folk and gospel tunes that the whole family can sing together.
When and where: 11 a.m. on Facebook.

Shotgun Ragtime Band
The weekly Grateful Sunday gig gone digital. This week, Shotgun Ragtime Band will showcase an acoustic set and an electric set. Tune in for what you’re feeling or stay for both.
When and where: 6:30 p.m. acoustic, 8:30 p.m. electric on Facebook. 

Monday 8.3

Brit's Outdoor Music Movies Series: Queen Live at Wembley '86
Screening of the live music film on the outdoor HDTV jumbotron on the lawn level.
When and where: 7 p.m at Brit's.

Leslie Vincent's Weekly Ukulele Show
Live performance from Vincent's living room every Monday night.
When and where: 7 p.m. on Facebook and Instagram.

Jordan Carr: Mondays with Master 
Master is Carr's cat, who loves C minor chord (with which the singer-songwriter happily obliges him).
When and where: 7 p.m. on Instagram and Facebook.

Tuesday 8.4

Shannon Blowtorch & Mpls Adonia: Quarantine Live dance party 
This week's theme hasn't yet been announced, but whatever they choose to play, it'll be a blast.
When and where: 6 p.m. on Zoom (meeting ID and password here).

Gabriel Douglas's Tuesday Night Free Fall
Wednesdays belong to 4onthefloor’s guitarist Nick Costa, so the frontman is on for Tuesday. Tune in for Gabriel Douglas’s “Tuesday Night Free Fall” every week. (If you’re there 15 minutes early there will be a dance party.)
When and where: 7 p.m. on Facebook.

Sarah Morris
Who needs a living room? Morris is broadcasting five songs and “big love” live from “the big green bathroom” every Tuesday.
When and where: 7 p.m. on Facebook.

Yam Haus
They’ve done live Zumba classes, hosted some guest stars, and played bingo. What will tonight bring?
When and where: 7 p.m. on Facebook.

Wednesday 8.5

Nick Costa
Venmo him with a request before the show and he’ll practice, Venmo him during and he’ll wing it (“which is fun in its own way”).
When and where: 6 p.m. on Instagram and Facebook.

Joyann Parker
On Wednesdays it’s all about requests, usually featuring a special guest.
Where and when: 7 p.m. on Facebook.

Katy Vernon
The singer-songwriter puts on her weekly shows a little early so they can watch her back home in the U.K. as well
Where and when: 3 p.m. on Facebook and Instagram.

Dan Israel
The guest cap in Dan’s living room is one, but anyone can come online.
When and where: 6 p.m. on Facebook.

Got a tip on a hot local livestream or concert? Email Keith Harris with the details at [email protected]