What to Stream This Weekend 8/21-8/23: Joe Strummer Birthday Tribute Live Stream, The Who ‘Isle of Wight 1970,’ Wallows at the Roxy, More


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It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home — which is so important these days, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues its hold over our concept of “normalcy.” If you’re wondering what to stream this weekend, you’ve come to the right place. Here are our streaming picks for Aug. 14-16, 2020.

A Song for Joe: Celebrating the Life of Joe Strummer — Friday, Aug. 21, YouTube

Joe Strummer would have celebrated a birthday today, and though he isn’t here a star-studded live stream event will take place in his honor — a free event with donations accepted on behalf of #SaveOurStages and the live music industry’s efforts to ensure its existence after the pandemic subsides.

Watch acts and entertainers including Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Tweedy, Tom Morello, Bob Weir, Steve Buscemi, Dropkick Murphys, Dhani Harrison and many more today, Aug. 21, on YouTube beginning at 3 p.m. EDT/12 p.m. PDT:

The Who @ Isle of Wight 1970 — Saturday, Aug. 22, YouTube

The Who began an archival streaming series recently, and Join Together @ Home is all about giving fans of the legendary rock band some entertainment from home, while at the same time raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America — both organizations very near and dear to the band‘s heart.

This weekend’s installment is coming on Saturday, and flashes back to the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. Here’s Roger Daltrey with an introduction:

Be sure to tune in to the Who’s YouTube channel on Saturday at 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT when the archival footage goes “live”:

Wallows Live at the Roxy Virtual Tour — Sunday 8/23

Wallows, the rising indie/pop trio featuring actor Dylan Minnette of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Whyrecently began a special four-show “Virtual World Tour,” featuring four completely different live sets played at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood.

The second show is coming up this Sunday, Aug. 23, and will find the band playing a setlist of fan-voted songs.

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because live shows won’t happen for the foreseeable future, we’d like to invite you to our “Virtual World Tour”! we shot 4 unique live sets at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles (under strict COVID protocol of course). all the sets are totally different from each other and are set to air at reasonable times for different time zones (but in case you can’t make the scheduled time, whatever shows you tune in for will be available to watch until Oct. 4th). we had a blast playing even to an empty room, so we’d love for all of you to pop some popcorn, kick back, and mosh like maniacs from the comfort of your homes. tickets are $15 per show or $55 for all four (plus a screenprint of the poster above). ON SALE NOW. LINK IN BIO.

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There are additional shows coming up over the course of the next few weeks, with “tickets” for the streaming performances available here.


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