Run the Jewels, Primus, Ingrid Michaelson and More Release Pink Vinyl To Support Breast Cancer Awareness

By Anna DiBlosi For its second annual Ten Bands One Cause, RED Distribution is re-releasing 10 bands’ iconic albums on pink vinyl this September to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness month and to raise proceeds for cancer education and … Continue reading

Dr. Dre Donates Funds from ‘Compton’ Album to Performance Arts Center

By James Pleasant Dr. Dre fans had a reason to celebrate when he announced the release of his first album in 16 years last week. To make things even sweeter, the hip-hop mogul and super-producer will donate royalties from the new album, … Continue reading

LES amis Brings Fashion & Charitable Giving to Rockwood Music Hall

By Adisa Husejnovic The creatively named non-profit LES amis has friends gathering in New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall with a shared desire to help the many homeless people of NYC. Founded by fashion designer Jemima Janney, LES amis is … Continue reading

Lollapalooza 2015: Rock Out with These Great Causes

By James Pleasant Along with a stellar lineup featuring the likes of Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence and the Machine, Flying Lotus, Alt-J and A$AP Rocky, Lollapalooza is once again focusing on giving back to the community by running its annual … Continue reading

Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran & Coldplay to Headline 2015 Global Citizen Festival to Combat Worldwide Poverty

By James Pleasant While most festivals with massive headliners such as Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay would charge an arm and a leg for tickets, the Global Citizen Festival is giving away tickets completely free. But there’s a … Continue reading

Switchfoot Supports Underprivileged Youth with 11th Annual Bro-Am Concert and Surf Contest

Words & Photos by Nick King Boards and bikinis were out in full force on Saturday as Switchfoot and other great bands took to the stage on Encinitas’ Moonlight Beach for the 11th annual Bro-Am surf competition and fundraising concert. … Continue reading

Skrillex & Friends Team Up for Music Education on Full Flex Express Tour

By James Pleasant Skrillex, typically known for his monstrous EDM anthems, is partnering with non-profit Bridges for Music on his Full Flex Express tour in support of music education. During the tour, Skrillex’s handpicked acts will donate tens of thousands … Continue reading

Roger Waters, Billy Corgan & Others to Perform at the 2015 Music Heals Concert for Wounded Veterans

By James Pleasant Progressive rock icon Roger Waters will headline the 2015 Music Heals benefit concert in Washington D.C. on October 16, which will raise funds for MusicCorps, a charity that supports injured veterans through music. The concert at D.C.’s … Continue reading

PDX Pop Now! Festival Showcases Rising Portland Bands While Benefiting Local Non-Profit

By Anna DiBlosi The spotlight shines on Portland’s music community during the annual PDX Pop Now! Festival, showcasing more than 40 of Rose City’s best emerging bands July 24-26 underneath the city’s famed Hawthorne Bridge at AudioCinema. The PDX Pop … Continue reading