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Shinedown’s album release show tops this week’s online gigs

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Shinedown drops its seventh studio album, “Planet Zero,” on Friday, July 1, and celebrates with a live performance of the 49-minute set, in its entirety, at 3 p.m. from Daddy Kool Records in St. Petersburg.

Frontman Brent Smith expects some fans to be surprised by the album when they hear it, saying via Zoom that, “We’re known for making these big cinematic records, but this time we’ve got it all. put forward for listeners, not layering so many things or having a lot of effects or cues or things of that nature. It was more like finding a good sound and turning the amp up as loud as possible. This changes the sound of the disc. It makes him meaner, rawer. Tickets for the launch show are available via

Other events (all subject to change)…


Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators kicked off a virtual reality concert via Soundscape VR’s Magic Mirror Musical Metaverse, performing all 10 songs from their latest album, “4.” The service is available through Oculus Home and Steam VR.

Soul crooner Eric Benet plays a show from the City Winery series at 7 p.m. Tickets through

Chicago’s Fifth Star Band releases their new album, “Tales Untold,” with a performance at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via

Heavy rock band Crown the Empire celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album, “The Fallout,” at 10:45 p.m. at White Oak Music Hall in Houston. Tickets via

Ska rockers Dirty Heads send their show from Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater around the world at 11:45 p.m. Tickets via


Kings of Leon airs live at 3.45pm from The O2 in London. Tickets through

R&B singer Erthe St. James gets on it at 8:45 p.m. Tickets via

Guatemalan singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno teams up with Karina Daza at 9 p.m. at City Winery Nashville. Tickets via


Cold War Kids and Geographer play the weekly livestream at 5 p.m. for the Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco. Tickets via

Saxophonist and bandleader Kamasi Washington plays the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival at 9 p.m. Tickets via


PBS’ annual “A Capitol Fourth” airs at 8 p.m., featuring performances by Mickey Guyton, Gloria Gaynor, Keb ‘Mo’, Cynthia Erivo, Jake Owen, Andy Grammar, Chita Rivera and more. Check the listings for the local channel.


Ben Folds is hosting a special Q&A and probably playing some music at 7 p.m. too. Tickets via

DelFest presents Rewinds of some notable performances from the past, including Della Mae at 7:30 p.m. and the Jerry Douglas Band at 9 p.m., followed by Leftover Salmon and Bela Fleck at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively, on Thursday, July 7. Tickets via

Dustbowl Revival bangs at 9 p.m. from City Winery Chicago. Tickets through


Illiterate Light shines at 7 p.m., free via twitch.tvtherelixchannel.

Get a taste of Tibet courtesy of Lhakar Music Festival, a global streaming event at 8 p.m. Tickets via

Chicago saxophonist Matt Shevitz celebrates the release of a new album with a performance at 8:30 p.m. Tickets via

Gaelic Storm puts on its Celtic at 8:30 p.m. with a benefit concert for Big Top Chautauqua. Tickets via