Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo & Sammy Hagar help Little Kids Rock out

By Hilary Gridley When San Francisco public school teacher David Wish set out to do something about the lack of music education funding at his school, he may never have dreamt of collaborating with world-class celebrities. But what started as … Continue reading

Social Good Summit brings together great minds to solve the world’s toughest problems through technology

By Laura Ferreiro The third annual Social Good Summit concluded yesterday, bringing together diplomats, non-profit organizations, musicians, actors, journalists, students and socially responsible businesses for three days of lively discussions about using technology to address global problems. The summit took … Continue reading

Prince Partners with Rebuild the Dream & Janelle Monae for Welcome 2 Chicago Concerts

By Allison Rivers Starting tonight, Prince — the prolific and famously flamboyant legend himself — will be performing a three-night run of concerts at Chicago’s United Center. The “Welcome 2 Chicago” series of shows will be his first concerts in … Continue reading

Arcade Fire teams up with Godin Guitars to bring hope to Haiti through music

By Robert Gleim Arcade Fire recently teamed up with Montreal-based guitar manufacturer Godin Guitars to donate several guitars to the musicians and young people of Haiti. The instruments are meant to give hope and entertainment to the Caribbean country following … Continue reading

Rufus Wainwright, The National to headline concert for marriage equality

By Hilary Gridley Wedding singers may not fit everyone’s idea of serious musicians, but what about musicians fighting for everyone’s right to a wedding? Renowned artists Rufus Wainwright, The National, fun., and They Might Be Giants will band together to … Continue reading

Members of Arcade Fire and The Strokes battle it out on the basketball court for charity

By Allison Rivers Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler and The Strokes’ bassist Nikolai Fraiture are preparing to battle it out on the basketball court for charity. The second annual POP vs. Jock charity basketball game will take place September 22 … Continue reading

Coldplay team up with Rihanna & Jay-Z at Paralympics closing ceremonies: Video

By Laura Ferreiro As a culmination of the nearly two weeks of competition in sports including cycling, swimming, sailing and archery by athletes who have a range of physical disabilities, Coldplay performed at tonight’s closing ceremonies of the Paralympic Games. … Continue reading

Grammy-winning band Ozomatli send socially conscious messages to kids with new “OzoKidz” album

By Allison Rivers Ozomatli is a band adept at blurring lines. They are bilingual, cross-cultural, a mish-mash of genres including samba, merengue, hip-hop, reggae, and more. Even the line between performers and fans becomes blurred during highly interactive shows. The … Continue reading

Virgin Mobile FreeFest with Jack White, Santigold, Skrillex offers free tickets to volunteers

By Hilary Gridley Some events have tickets so sought-after, snagging them requires the perfect storm of a lightning-fast internet connection, a fluency in captcha, and a lot of luck. Tickets for Virgin Mobile FreeFest disappeared a record two minutes after … Continue reading