Members of Guns N’ Roses, Deep Purple & Cheap Trick Front Star-Studded Benefit for Adopt the Arts

By Kennedi Johnson With arts-based curriculum increasingly becoming a footnote in American education, organizations that strive to preserve and protect arts in public schools are all the more important. One such organization is the LA-based charity, Adopt the Arts. On … Continue reading

Haim, Beth Ditto, ZZ Ward & More for Girls Rock Camp Foundation Event

By Kennedi Johnson There are certainly plenty of amazing girls who rock, but in a male-dominated music industry, it’s hard to deny that we need to nurture more rockin’ girls. That’s where the Girls Rock Camp Foundation comes in. Since … Continue reading

Pabst Blue Ribbon Grants Bands’ Wishes Through the PBR Music Foundation

By James Pleasant Burgeoning bands often face countless obstacles on the road to success, whether it’s a broken down tour van, unexpected illness or even a chance encounter with a crocodile who gobbles up all of their gear (it could … Continue reading

Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Throw a Quinceanera for Two Great Causes

By Kennedi Johnson Funnyman Will Ferrell and his uncanny lookalike, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith, cordially invite you to their Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera! That’s right — two grown men are throwing themselves … Continue reading

The Avett Brothers, Deer Tick on McMenamins Compilation to Bring Music to Kids in Hospitals

By James Pleasant Not only is McMenamins famous for its homebrews and the handcrafted spirits served up in its unique pubs, historic hotels, and concert venues throughout the Pacific Northwest, but it’s also releasing a compilation album in celebration of … Continue reading

Giving Back at SXSW: A Rewarding Service Project for a Local Homeless Shelter

This year’s South by Southwest Music Festival was a whirlwind of great music, thought-provoking panels and of course beer and barbecue, but one thing that made it even more memorable than usual was taking part in a service project to … Continue reading

Kanye West, The National, Mumford & Sons & More for Global Citizen Compilation Album

By James Pleasant Kanye West, The National, Mumford & Sons and Ellie Goulding are some of the artists who will be featured on Global Citizen’s upcoming compilation album, Metamorphoses. Mumford & Son’s Ben Lovett teamed up with Global Citizen – … Continue reading

Beck, Animal Collective, Kid Cudi and More to Headline Non-Profit McDowell Mountain Music Festival

By James Pleasant Beck, The Avett Brothers, Kid Cudi, Animal Collective, Gary Clark Jr, Bloc Party and more are set to headline the McDowell Mountain Music Festival’s (M3F) — a 100% non-profit music festival set to take place March 11-13 … Continue reading

Music Freedom Day Honors Victims of Paris Attacks & Celebrates Freedom of Speech Through Music

By James Pleasant Can you imagine what it would be like if music didn’t exist, or if your government banned any form of musical expression and you could be persecuted or imprisoned for creating – or even for listening to … Continue reading