Whereas many cities throughout the nation are more and more opening up, the state of leisure stays bifurcated. Socially distanced indoor reveals have returned to live-music venues like Metropolis Vineyard in New York, and Austin’s Nutty Brown Amphitheater, whereas NY PopsUp is providing a sequence of indoor and outside performances at places throughout New York State, main as much as the eventual reopening of Broadway. (As a part of the enterprise, Nathan Lane and Savion Glover have been the primary artists to grace a Broadway stage since final March, whereas Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Hugh Jackman are scheduled for future occasions.)
However till vaccination numbers enhance, livestreamed reveals will proceed. And because the conventional live performance seasons close to, the dimensions will increase. For instance, Glastonbury Competition (which won’t happen in particular person till 2022) is holding a live performance that includes customary top-tier artists. However whereas indicators of a restoration could be within the air in some locations, Covid stays very a lot high of thoughts. Selena Gomez will host a International Citizen live performance in an effort to encourage vaccination, whereas celebrated indie artists will come collectively to honor the songwriter Adam Schlesinger, who died of Covid-19 in 2020. So sit back and safely get pleasure from tuning into a few of these multigenre continent-spanning reveals.
‘Adam Schlesinger: A Musical Celebration’
The music, movie and TV communities all mourned the lack of Adam Schlesinger, a founding member of Fountains of Wayne and an Emmy and Grammy winner who wrote songs for movie like “Shallow Hal” and “That Factor You Do!” Artists together with Courtney Love, Sean Ono Lennon, Michelle Department and Micky Dolenz will carry out his songs at a memorial live performance that can profit MusiCares, the nonprofit group for musicians in want, and the venue Bowery Electrical. Might 5, 8 p.m. E.S.T., tickets are $20; rollinglivestudios.com/pages/box-office
The day after the discharge of his newest album, “Newest File Undertaking: #1,” the Northern Irish artist will carry out songs from it, together with some best-known hits, in what will likely be his first digital live performance. Morrison has made waves in latest months along with his anti-lockdown stance, which included a menace to sue the Northern Eire Division of Well being, and not too long ago launched three songs addressing the shutdown, together with “No Extra Lockdown.” Not one of the three will seem on the brand new album. Might 8, 3 p.m. E.S.T., tickets begin at $14.99; nugs.internet