Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Glen Phillips on Partnering with Sierra Club for Clean Energy Campaign and Summer Tour

By Laura Ferreiro Toad the Wet Sprocket’s upbeat pop melodies garnered them a string of hits in the ’90s including “Walk on the Ocean” and “All I Want.” But dig a little deeper and you’ll find poignant, introspective lyrics and … 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

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

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 & More Create a Surreal World at 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

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

SXSW Panel: Are Brands the New Music Tastemakers?

By Laura Ferreiro While most of Austin was still asleep or nursing their hangovers, a few dozen of us gathered in the Austin Convention Center on the last day of the South by Southwest music festival to discuss how brands … Continue reading

Andrew Bird Teams Up with Nature Valley for the Quietest Show on Earth to Preserve National Parks

By Laura Ferreiro It’s hard to think of a more idyllic setting for a concert than the middle of a gorgeous, windswept Joshua Tree-filled desert. This was the setting for the Quietest Show on Earth – an intimate performance featuring … Continue reading

Campus DJ announces next Spinning for a Cause competition – Watch recent winner tout his favorite charity

By Laura Ferreiro Earlier this summer, the first-ever Campus DJ event kicked off with a hotly contested competition at the Avalon Hollywood which saw the country’s most talented college DJs battling it out to be crowned the very first Campus … Continue reading

Green Day roll out skateboards to benefit children’s hospital

By Laura Ferreiro Green Day may be in the midst of their 99 Revolutions tour, but they’re not too busy to help out sick kids. The punk rock band have teamed up with skateboarding company Actions REALized to create a … Continue reading