Live Stream Concerts to Watch 12/11-12/13: Cyndi Lauper, Brandi Carlile, Goo Goo Dolls, VetsAid, Andrea Bocelli, 311, Gorillaz, Harry Shearer/Judith Owen, Less Than Jake & More


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This weekend, Dec. 11 – 13, brings with it music-related live stream concerts spanning genres and eras, so with COVID-19 numbers spiking around the country it’s never been a better idea to stay in and watch a stream from the safety of your living room.

Here’s a list of some of the most notable streams coming your way in the next few days:

Project Kids-Care Re-Stream — Saturday, Dec. 12, 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST (AlertTheGlobe.com, Facebook Live)

On Nov. 28, a special online charity streaming telethon event titled Project Kids-Care (from the Get Together Foundation and Rock Cellar Productions) took place with one goal in mind: helping underserved children in the Los Angeles area this holiday season. If you missed it the first time around, the show will re-stream this Saturday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST via AlertTheGlobe.com, and Facebook Live.

Harry Shearer & Judith Owen Present ‘A Very Virtual Christmas Without Tears’ Live Stream Fundraiser — Friday, Dec. 11, 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT (Nugs.net, $9.99)

A Very Virtual Christmas Without Tears is set for this Friday, Dec. 11, via Nugs.net and features a host of participating performers and entertainers committed to the causes. As the event’s Nugs.net page details:

What began as a humble holiday house party to chase away Judith’s yuletide blues became a charity event and performance in 2005 when they staged it to aid the people of New Orleans after Katrina. This year’s event is benefiting the US and UK music communities that have been devastated due to the cancelation of live shows and the closure of venues.

Catherine O’Hara, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Doña Oxford, Mario Cantone, Jeffrey Young, Godfrey Daniels, The SongBirds (Gaby Moreno, Erica Canales and Dannielle DeAndrea), Classical Kicks (Lizzie Ball, Meghan Cassidy, Gabriella Swallow), and a special tribute To Fred Willard.

That mix joins the following previously announced participants:

Richard Thompson, Jon Cleary. Julia Fordham, Steve Lukather (featuring Ringo Starr), Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony, Jeff Goldblum , The Stanton Moore Trio, Howard Levy, Trixie Minx, Paranormal phenomenon Clinton Baptiste, Paul Shaffer, Amy Engelhardt (the Bobs), David Blenkhorn, Miss Hope Springs, Davell Crawford, Evan Christopher & David Torkanowsky, The Orion Orchestra, Donald Fagen, Bryan Batt, John Goodman, Chris Difford, Kermit Ruffins, Tommy Foster with Scott Nesbit, Phil DeGruy, Leland Sklar, and house band: CJ Vanston.

Tickets for the show can be had for a $9.99 donation at this link.

Cyndi Lauper’s Tenth Annual Home for the Holidays Fundraiser — Friday, Dec. 11 (TikTok) and Sunday, Dec. 13 (YouTube/Facebook)

The star-studded musical event will feature a host of A-list special guest musicians and icons, joining Lauper in her fundraising efforts for True Colors United, the organization she co-founded 12 years ago to prevent and end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. 100 percent of fundraising efforts raised during the show will go directly to True Colors United.

The list of participating acts set to appear in the show includes:

Adam Lambert, Amanda Shires & Jason Isbell, Bette Midler, Billie Eilish, Billy Porter, Billy Steinberg, Boy George, Brandi Carlile, Brittany Howard, Carson Kressley, Cher, Dolly Parton, Harvey Fierstein, Henry Rollins, Jackson Browne, Judy Gold, Justin Tranter, Kim Petras, King Princess, Kinky Boots, LL Cool J, Meg Myers, Phoebe Bridgers, Sharon Osbourne, Shea Diamond, Taylor Swift, Tom Kelly, Tracy Young, Whoopi Goldberg, and Youth Pride Chorus.

311 Grassroots: Live from the Hive — Friday, Dec. 11, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT (311StreamSystem.com, $20+)

311 launched a series of three full-album performances, and the second comes this weekend when the rap/rock band plays 1994’s Grassroots front to back from its studio in Los Angeles.

A number of merchandise packages catered for each show are also available.

Less Than Jake — Late Night with Less Than Jake — Friday, Dec. 11, 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT (Livefrom.events, $12+)

Florida-based ska/punk veterans Less Than Jake will host a special live stream concert this Friday connected to the release of their new album, Silver Linings. 

“We thought just playing to a bunch of cameras could be kind of weird, so we had to do some stuff to make the show more us,” explains bassist and vocalist Roger Lima. “I’m super stoked for this night since it’s also release day! Come join us for a rare and memorable celebration! We’ll be jamming some classics along with songs off of our new album. You can bet that we have a few surprises up our sleeves as well … ”

VetsAid 2020: Home for the Holidays Charity Live Stream — Saturday, Dec. 12, 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST (Veeps.com, $20+)

VetsAid 2020: Home For The Holidays is a special live stream charity fundraiser taking place on Saturday, Dec. 12. Put together by famed Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, the show will raise money for various veterans groups across the country that find themselves in need during these tough times.

Goo Goo Dolls It’s Christmas All Over Augmented Reality Movie Musical — Saturday, Dec. 12 (FanTracks.com)

The goo Goo Dolls have been on a blitz lately with holiday-themed material related to the October release of their first holiday album, It’s Christmas All Over.

This Saturday, the band hosts an “augmented reality movie musical” in connection with the season:

Andrea Bocelli Believe in Christmas Live from Teatro Regio di Parma, Italy — Saturday, Dec. 12 (Universe.com $25)

World renowned singer Andrea Bocelli will be performing an exclusive worldwide livestream concert from the Teatro Regio di Parma opera house in Italy. There will be various live stream time slots catered to specific location around the world, for convenience.

More, via the official website:

Filmed in the round, this one-off, multi-camera event will feature Andrea and some very special guests for a magical performance to usher in the festive season. Creative direction comes from Franco Dragone, best known for his ground-breaking work with Cirque Du Soleil.

Gorillaz Song Machine Live — Saturday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT (Live-Now.com, $15+)

Gorillaz, the indie/hip-hop/experimental project involving Damon Albarn of Blur, Jamie Hewlett and a host of other musical colleagues, will play three live performances across different time zones in support of their new album, Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez. 

More details, per the Live-Now site:

From the North to the South, East to the West – Gorillaz are coming to the Americas! During this 2nd stop of the virtual global tour, expect a huge mixed reality spectacle. See Gorillaz live band perform, led by Damon Albarn, blended with animated visuals created by Jamie Hewlett in one whole screen-knockout show. Don’t miss out, buy your tickets NOW.

Brandi Carlile Still Home for the Holidays — Sunday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT (Veeps.com, $10+)

Fresh off two new GRAMMY nominations, acclaimed singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile will host a special Still Home for the Holidays live stream concert event on Sunday, Dec. 13.

Tickets to access the show are $10, but fans can also bundle it with a copy of her memoir due out in early 2021.


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