Joan Baez, Brandi Carlile, Dave Matthews and More Play Lampedusa Concerts for Refugees

By Rachel Komich A slew of notable artists have come together for a series of benefit concerts to help refugees rebuild their lives and to support educational opportunities for displaced people. Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees features a formidable lineup including Emmylou … Continue reading

Guitar Instruction Pack Designed by Ex-Megadeth Member Marty Friedman Benefits Guitarist Jason Becker

By James Pleasant Renowned heavy metal guitarist Marty Friedman is teaming up with Riff Axelerator to help fund the living and medical expenses of Jason Becker—a legendary guitarist whose career was tragically cut short after he was diagnosed with amyotrophic … Continue reading

Dispatch, Bob Moses and More Headline Creating Equilibrium Festival Tackling Environmental Issues

By James Pleasant With the effects of global warming becoming increasingly evident around the world and a U.S. administration that is rolling back pollution standards, pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement and is defunding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), … Continue reading

Hot Chip, Jessie Ware, The National and More to Play Massive Global Concert Series Aiding Refugees

By Kennedi Johnson On September 20, in more than 200 cities across the globe, hundreds of artists will come together to put on more than 300 concerts. Music fans will open their homes for the concerts, hosting the likes of … Continue reading

Bleachers and The Ally Coalition Promote LGBTQ Equality on Summer Tour

By Alexandra Gulesserian Forty percent of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. Yes, you read that number correctly. It’s a staggering figure, and Jack Antonoff of the bands Bleachers and Fun. believes it’s #Time2StepUp for LGBTQ equality. This is why Antonoff … Continue reading

Moby, Neon Indian, Mayor Garcetti and More to Take the Stage at Second Annual Climate Day LA

By James Pleasant Moby, Neon Indian, Weyes Blood, comedian Eric Warheim and many others will hit the stage at the second annual Climate Day LA—a day-long event presented by Southern California public radio station KCRW, IHEARTCOMIX and more to celebrate … Continue reading

Pitchfork Music Festival Stands Up to Gun Violence with New Initiative

By James Pleasant The Pitchfork Music Festival is teaming up with Everytown for Gun Safety and Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK) for the new Beats >Bullets initiative, designed to help reduce the rampant gun violence in Chicago. “Chicago has always … Continue reading

Chance the Rapper, John Legend, Paramore and More to Headline Karoondinha Festival Benefiting Great Causes

By Kennedi Johnson It’s music festival season! Coachella, South by Southwest, Bonnaroo, and Karoondinha. What’s that? You haven’t heard of the inaugural Karoondinha festival, yet? No worries—you have now! The festival will make its debut on July 21-23 at Penn’s … Continue reading

Lady Gaga and Prince William Discuss Mental Illness in New Video

By James Pleasant Pop superstar Lady Gaga and Prince William recently collaborated to discuss how to eradicate the stigma associated with mental health issues, in a video produced by the British Royal Family’s Heads Together campaign. “There’s a lot of … Continue reading

Coachella Festival Offers Big Incentives to Festival-Goers for Going Green

By Kennedi Johnson It’s no surprise that this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival features an impressive array of headliners including Radiohead, Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar, who will descend on the famed California desert festival April 14-16 and … Continue reading