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    Tune In: Nonesuch Online Events for the Weekend of May 15–17

    While we can't go out to take in great live music, here are some events taking place online to enjoy while staying home this weekend. To find out how you can support independent music venues and #SaveOurStages while we stay home, visit the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA).

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    The Black Keys begin streaming their Live at the Crystal Ballroom concert film for free on their YouTube channel for 72 hours starting Friday morning at 10am ET. The film was recorded in April 2008 in Portland, Oregon, and released on DVD on Nonesuch Records. "Crystal Ballroom is one of our favorite venues and has been since we first played there opening for Sleater-Kinney in early 2003," says the band's Patrick Carney. "It was built as a dance hall in the early 20th century and the floor was placed on these rockers so it moves up and down. Quite a cool thing to watch from the stage as the crowd dances around. This concert was filmed by our friend Lance Bangs, who we also met on that Sleater-Kinney tour because he is married to Corin Tucker."

    You can also watch the band's performance of "I Got Mine" from the film here:

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    Sam Amidon is playing fiddle tunes and banjo songs on his Instagram live on Saturday at 10am EST / 3pm BST.

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    Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi's performance of songs from their new album, there is no Other, at The Metropolitan Museum's Temple of Dendur in New York City from last fall will receive its digital premiere via The Met's YouTube this Saturday at 7pm ET.

    "This performance is both a condemnation of "othering" and a celebration of the spreading of ideas, connectivity, and shared experience," says The Met. " Tracing the movement of instruments, sounds, and musical language back and forth from Africa, the Arab world, Europe, and the Americas, there is no Other illuminates the blossoming that's possible when culture flows freely between peoples and lands." What's more, the unique venue "provided a stunning context for Gidden's virtuosity and raw emotional musicality."

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    Punch Brothers perform on an all-new episode of Live From Here, hosted by Punch Brothers' own Chris Thile. Also performing on show this week are Wilco, Norah Jones, and Madison Cunningham, along with comedy from The Sklar Brothers and Tom Papa, and essays by Marion Winik. Tune in on public radio stations across the US starting Saturday at 6pm ET, and join in on the listening party on YouTube then as well.

    Four of the five members of Punch Brothers performed on the final episode of The Bluegrass Situation's Whiskey Sour Happy Hour on Wednesday. You can watch that here.

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While we can't go out to take in great live music, here are some events taking place online to enjoy while staying home this weekend: The Black Keys are screening their 2008 concert film Live at the Crystal Ballroom all weekend; Sam Amidon is playing on Instagram live Saturday morning; Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi's there is no Other concert at The Met Museum's Temple of Dendur in NYC gets its digital premiere on Saturday; and Punch Brothers perform on an all-new episode of Live From Here on Saturday.

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While we can't go out to take in great live music, here are some events taking place online to enjoy while staying home this weekend. To find out how you can support independent music venues and #SaveOurStages while we stay home, visit the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA).

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The Black Keys begin streaming their Live at the Crystal Ballroom concert film for free on their YouTube channel for 72 hours starting Friday morning at 10am ET. The film was recorded in April 2008 in Portland, Oregon, and released on DVD on Nonesuch Records. "Crystal Ballroom is one of our favorite venues and has been since we first played there opening for Sleater-Kinney in early 2003," says the band's Patrick Carney. "It was built as a dance hall in the early 20th century and the floor was placed on these rockers so it moves up and down. Quite a cool thing to watch from the stage as the crowd dances around. This concert was filmed by our friend Lance Bangs, who we also met on that Sleater-Kinney tour because he is married to Corin Tucker."

You can also watch the band's performance of "I Got Mine" from the film here:

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Sam Amidon is playing fiddle tunes and banjo songs on his Instagram live on Saturday at 10am EST / 3pm BST.

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Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi's performance of songs from their new album, there is no Other, at The Metropolitan Museum's Temple of Dendur in New York City from last fall will receive its digital premiere via The Met's YouTube this Saturday at 7pm ET.

"This performance is both a condemnation of "othering" and a celebration of the spreading of ideas, connectivity, and shared experience," says The Met. " Tracing the movement of instruments, sounds, and musical language back and forth from Africa, the Arab world, Europe, and the Americas, there is no Other illuminates the blossoming that's possible when culture flows freely between peoples and lands." What's more, the unique venue "provided a stunning context for Gidden's virtuosity and raw emotional musicality."

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Punch Brothers perform on an all-new episode of Live From Here, hosted by Punch Brothers' own Chris Thile. Also performing on show this week are Wilco, Norah Jones, and Madison Cunningham, along with comedy from The Sklar Brothers and Tom Papa, and essays by Marion Winik. Tune in on public radio stations across the US starting Saturday at 6pm ET, and join in on the listening party on YouTube then as well.

Four of the five members of Punch Brothers performed on the final episode of The Bluegrass Situation's Whiskey Sour Happy Hour on Wednesday. You can watch that here.

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