Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Unveils Spacious New Home for His Silverlake Conservatory of Music

By Tamara Syed Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea and architect Barbara Bestor unveiled the newly designed space for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music last month. Eight times larger than its previous home, the music school can now play host … Continue reading

Weezer to Headline Rhonda’s Kiss Benefit Concert Honoring Johnny Depp

By James Pleasant Influential power-pop band Weezer will headline the second annual Rhonda’s Kiss benefit concert on November 3 at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles to help cancer patients in need. Actor Johnny Depp, who lost his mother … Continue reading

Team Up with Music for Relief to Help Victims of Louisiana Flood & Get Rewards

By Kennedi Johnson In August, southern Louisiana suffered continuous rainfall that resulted in historic, disastrous flooding that submerged thousands of homes and businesses. The flooding was so drastic that it has been declared the largest natural disaster in the United … Continue reading

Violinist for Smashing Pumpkins Ysanne Spevack Creates a Feast for All Five Senses

By Laura Ferreiro Renowned composer, chef and Smashing Pumpkins violinist Ysanne Spevack is orchestrating a unique, immersive experience featuring live music, plant-based, locally sourced food and much more, dubbed “Cacao in E Major.” The event will take place September 22 … Continue reading

Preservation Hall Foundation Announces Benefit Concert & Relief Fund for Musicians Affected by Devastating Flood

By James Pleasant New Orleans’ Preservation Hall has been a cornerstone of jazz music since its origins in the early 1960s. During this time, traditional New Orleans Jazz was becoming overshadowed by more popular styles of music such as rock … Continue reading

Moby to Headline Circle V Festival in Support of Animal Rights

By Kennedi Johnson  When American DJ and musician Moby isn’t on stage, he passionately advocates for the rights of animals. He has adopted a vegan diet, opened the vegan restaurant Little Pine in Los Angeles, and authored the pro-animal-rights book … Continue reading

Herb Alpert Foundation to Donate $10.1 Million to LACC, Giving All Music Majors a Free Education

By Laura Ferreiro Herb Alpert, whose groundbreaking style of Latin jazz has made him one of the world’s most respected trumpeters, is now paving the way for a new generation of musicians. His namesake foundation has announced that it will … Continue reading

Crystal Castles Donate Proceeds from New Album to Amnesty International

By James Pleasant Experimental electronica duo Crystal Castles is back on the scene with their fourth studio album, Amnesty (I), the group’s first since the departure of former vocalist Alice Glass in 2014. Crystal Castles, comprised of producer Ethan Kath … Continue reading

Renowned ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Composer Presents Nordic Noir Concert Benefiting LA’s Griffith Park

By Laura Ferreiro There’s no denying that Griffith Park is one of Los Angeles’ true gems. Boasting miles of gorgeous hiking and horseback riding trails, it’s also home to a bird sanctuary, museums, the Los Angeles Zoo, incredible wildlife and … Continue reading