Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Darlene Love and others will be represented by “new and archival performances of holiday classics, seasonal chestnuts, and original bangers” in a free stream of “The Holiday Video Jukebox,” presented by Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. at Fans.live. The stream will be available for 72 hours following the original broadcast.
Donations will be sought for Steven Van Zandt’s educational Teachrock organization. “We’re keeping the Arts in the DNA of the public education system,” said Van Zandt in a press release. “We’re empowering teachers with a methodology to teach a generation that is smarter, faster, and has absolutely no patience; and we’re eventually going to affect the dropout rate.”
Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary sells wellness products (some including cannabis) through its Wicked Cool Wellness website. Pre-register to be entered to win a gift collection from Wicked Cool Wellness by visiting teachrock.org/jukebox.
Artists whose music will be played on the Video Jukebox, in addition to the Disciples of Soul, the Asbury Jukes and Darlene Love, will include Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Soraia, The Cocktail Slippers, The Dollyrots, The Woggles, Big Freedia, Dean Fraser, Jessie Wagner, Moonalice, Ryan Hamilton & the Harlequin Ghosts, Kris Rodgers & The Dirty Gems, Kurt Baker, Ladama, Lawrence, Prima Donna, Karina Rykman with Marlo Shankweiler, and The Empty Hearts. Former MTV video jockeys Mark Goodman and Downtown Julie Brown will also make appearances.
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