Pete Townshend to be Honored by Bruce Springsteen at MusiCares Benefit Concert

By Billy Restivo A collection of world-renowned artists will descend on New York’s Best Buy Theater come May 28, when the MusiCares MAP Fund presents The Who’s singer/songwriter Pete Townshend and longtime manager Bill Curbishley with honorary awards. The Boss … Continue reading

Record Store Day Ambassador Dave Grohl Joins Countless Musicians to Celebrate Indie Record Stores

By Billy Restivo It’s that time of year when spring starts to poke its head out, and the welcome signs are rushing in with a breath of fresh air. Baseball parks relish in their opening-day games, Hawaiian-shirt-clad dads everywhere reclaim … Continue reading

Jackson Browne, Tom Morello & More Encourage Youth to Speak Out at Concert for Social Justice

By Laura Ferreiro It’s not always easy for young musicians to find their voices. The Concert for Social Justice at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on April 8 was all about encouraging young artists – and everyone in the … Continue reading

Duran Duran, Flaming Lips, Moby and More Play Surreal David Lynch Foundation Benefit

By Laura Ferreiro What more could you want from a concert put on by surrealist director David Lynch than an array of spectacular, dramatic and downright weird performances? The Music of David Lynch benefit concert on April 1 featured all … Continue reading

Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day to Feature No Doubt, Usher, Mary J. Blige and More

 By Billy Restivo In an effort to spread climate change awareness and take action to end extreme poverty, Global Citizen has confirmed No Doubt, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Fall Out Boy, Train and My Morning Jacket as headliners at the … Continue reading

Snoop Dogg Leads Anti-Gun Violence Campaign

By Laura Ferreiro Whether or not you’re aware, you may be investing in gun companies. “How can this be?” you ask. If you have a 401k retirement plan, it’s quite possible that funds from it are being invested in gun … Continue reading

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Zombies, The Heartless Bathtubs to Play MyMusicRx Kids Rock Show at SXSW

By Billy Restivo If MyMusicRx has taught us anything with its annual YOU WHO Rock Show For Kids, it’s that music really can be the best medicine – and that Les Claypool really can shred alongside a pair of dancing … Continue reading

No Doubt, The Killers, Spoon, Rodrigo y Gabriela to Headline Inaugural Kaaboo Festival Benefiting Local Charities

Imagine spending a lazy day at the beach in sunny Southern California. Now imagine that No Doubt, The Killers and Snoop Dogg are there to serenade you, comedians will entertain you and there’s food and beer from local restaurants. What’s … Continue reading

David Lynch Foundation Celebrates Anniversary with Concert Featuring Duran Duran, Sky Ferreira and more

By Billy Restivo Los Angeles’ Theatre at Ace Hotel will be bursting with the tunes of iconic director David Lynch come the 1st of April, as a fleet of top-notch artists gear up to perform selected works from Lynch’s films, … Continue reading

Duran Duran Crank Out the Hits at Intimate Performance Supporting War Child

By Kristina Rideout Duran Duran gave an intimate, hit-filled performance at Wilton’s Music Hall in London as part of War Child and O2’s Passport Back to the Bars event on February 19. The group was one of six bands performing … Continue reading