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

Join Members of Arcade Fire, State Radio, Ally Coalition, Pandora & Music for Good to Give Back at SXSW

It’s easy to get swept up in the insanity of SXSW – checking out countless new bands, hobnobbing with friends and colleagues, and of course indulging in the ubiquitous beer and barbeque. But what if you could do all that … Continue reading

Kendrick Lamar’s Label Top Dawg Donates to Homeless on Skid Row

By James Pleasant Earlier this month, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Isaiah Rashad and several Top Dawg Entertainment employees organized a clothing drive for the homeless on Skid Row, a neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles. In a video posted on the label’s … Continue reading

Weird Al, St Vincent & More Promote Music Education at NAMM 2016

By Laura Ferreiro While most people think of NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) as a musician’s playground where gearheads check out the latest instruments and jam out on the $4,000 guitar they’ve been eyeing, many don’t realize that promoting … Continue reading

Youth Orchestra Los Angeles to Perform with Coldplay at Super Bowl 50

By Lauren Shelburne Imagine receiving an invitation from one of the world’s biggest rock bands to join them on stage at the Super Bowl Halftime Show. This dream-come-true is a reality for the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), which was … Continue reading