LiveList Top 5 Live Streams of the Week | July 11-17

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Femi Kuti + The Positive Force & ProbCause

July 11 | 4:30 pm PDT

Femi Kuti & ProbCause takeover the stage at the Millenium Park Music Series for a night of live music in downtown Chicago.  Kuti is a Grammy-nominated, high energy Afrobeat artist born in London and raised in Nigeria, and is the eldest son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and grandchild of Nigerian aristocrat, political and women’s rights activist Funmilayo Ransome Kuti. ProbCause has been working out of Chicago with the likes of Chance the Rapper, Action Bronson, Twista, Vic Mensa and others, and can be expected to seamlessly jump from electronic to funk to R&B, then back to classic boom-bap gritty rap.  Tune in live courtesy of ChicagoCultureEvents on Monday, July 11 at 4:30pm PDT / 6:30pm CDT.

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Gwen Stefani via Live Nation / Yahoo!

July 12 | 5:30 pm PDT

Three-time Grammy winner Gwen Stefani has achieved worldwide success as a performer, songwriter, and recording artist who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide with No Doubt and as a multi-platinum solo artist. Stefani kicked off 2016 with the release of her second single “Make Me Like You” and a music video that was created on live television. Directed by GRAMMY-Award winner Sophie Muller, the action unfolded on CBS during a four-minute commercial break during this year’s Grammy Awards and featured multiple sets and costume changes in real time. Tune in on July 12 to watch Gwen Stefani perform LIVE on Yahoo from the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA.

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Skyville Live Salutes The Magic of Music City

July 13 | 5:00 pm PDT

Broadcast live from Nashville, the Emmy-nominated online music series Skyville Live brings you another star-studded lineup for the July 13 edition of their conceptually groundbreaking online music series.  On deck for this special night are Music City mainstays alongside fresh faces in town, including Charles Esten, Chris Carmack, Clare Bowen, Lennon & Maisy Stella, Mark Collie, Colin Linden, JD Souther and Pam Tillis. Tune in on Wednesday at 5pm PDT to watch all the action live from Nashville’s Skyville Live!

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Wayne Shorter: Ertegun Jazz Hall of Hame

July 14 | 4:30m pm PDT

The votes are in, and now it’s time to celebrate the 2016 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame inductees! On this particular evening, Jazz at Lincoln Center honors living legend Wayne Shorter, a saxophonist known for his work as a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis’ “Second Great Quintet;” as a founding member of the Weather Report; and as a prolific bandleader and visionary composer. The “modern poet laureate of jazz,” Shorter has created a peerless body of original compositions that offer infinite possibility for tonight’s celebration. The artists on stage are in charge of the program, so tune in this Thursday to see how they approach this legendary music and add their own voices to Shorter’s ongoing legacy.

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Baaba Maal on KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic / VuHaus

July 15 | 11:15 am PDT

He has a powerful presence and a special touch for soaring melodies that has been sought out by mainstream chart toppers like Mumford and Sons, who featured him prominently on their new EP. The curators at KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic are thrilled to welcome long time KCRW favorite and Senegalese singer Baaba Maal back to their studio for a live session. Tune in on Friday at 11:15am via KCRW and VuHaus.


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