Campus DJ Finalists to Spin for a Cause at National Finale

By Laura Ferreiro It’s impossible to tell which side of the decks is more fun at the national Campus DJ competitions. Taking place at college campuses across the U.S., several regional contests showcased aspiring college DJs who spun their hearts … Continue reading

Global Citizen Movement Secures DJ Tiesto, Krewella for Thank You Festival

By Sarah Weiss World-renowned DJ Tiesto, along with Above and Beyond, Krewella, and Alvin Risk will headline the first-ever Thank You Festival, set to take place at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on June 26. The D.C. area … Continue reading

Metalheads Show Their Softer Side by Posing With Their Cats in Book Benefiting No-Kill Shelters

By Sarah Weiss Heavy metal musicians are often defined by their masculinity, aggression, and down-the-back long hair, but catch a headbanger on his day off and expect a different type of shock all together. Metal Cats, a new book by … Continue reading

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Frontman Wants YOU to Have a Say in How Your Tax Dollars Are Spent

By Hilary Gridley Many Americans spend tax day wondering whether they’ll get a welcome payday or an unexpected bill from the government; fewer take the time to think about where each dollar will end up. Will our taxes fund national … Continue reading

Light Up the Blues Concert for Autism Awareness Features Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Mayer, Brandi Carlile

By Sarah Weiss April is Autism Awareness Month, and to focus public attention on advocacy efforts the second annual Light Up the Blues Concert will return to Los Angeles on April 5 to benefit Autism Speaks, an organization that funds … Continue reading

Orange Amps, Music for Good and Under the Radar Team Up at SXSW to Support Little Kids Rock

By Laura Ferreiro Orange Amplifiers, Music for Good and Under the Radar Magazine teamed up for three days of events during the South by Southwest music festival March 12-14 benefiting music education charity Little Kids Rock. The events at Austin’s … Continue reading

‘Dio Was the Pavarotti of Heavy Metal Vocals’ Says Jack Black, Who’s Featured on Dio Tribute Album

By Hilary Gridley On April 1, Rhino Records will release Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life, a compilation album featuring songs by heavy metal superstar Ronnie James Dio covered by his famous friends and admirers. The compilation will benefit … Continue reading