Carrie Brownstein, Lena Dunham and more unite for “You Don’t Own Me” PSA, encouraging women to vote

By Hilary Gridley Women’s rights have come a long way since the early ‘60s, yet women around the country still have to fight many of the same battles as their mothers and grandmothers. Men and women alike see the upcoming … Continue reading

Pearl Jam guitarist speaks out for affordable health care

By Robert Gleim Proving that access to affordable health care is something that affects everyone, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready is urging voters to support the Affordable Care Act. McCready was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease — which affects the gastro-intestinal … Continue reading

Star-studded Petty Fest to benefit ailing musicians

By Hilary Gridley “American Girl.” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.” “Free Fallin’.” Tom Petty’s instantly recognizable hits have soundtracked unforgettable nights with friends around the world for rock stars and rock fans alike. On October 24, New Yorkers will have the … Continue reading

Coldplay, Beyonce, Mumford & Sons and more team up with African musicians on charity comp

By Allison Rivers What do Coldplay, Beyonce, Mumford & Sons, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleet Foxes, REM and Bruno Mars have in common?  All of these musicians and more are collaborating with African musicians including Toumani Diabaté, Bassekou Kouyate, Ali … Continue reading

Janelle Monae, Amanda Palmer and Death Cab for Cutie auction off protest signs to help kids in war-torn regions

By Laura Ferreiro Does a hand-written sign by Dan Deacon that says “Your apathy is their reward” or “Privacy is a precious cherry” scrawled by Zola Jesus sound like a cool way to adorn your walls or impress your significant … Continue reading

Foo Fighters, Neil Young concert yields $1.3 billion in pledges and raises profile of world’s poor

By Laura Ferreiro The Global Citizen Festival, which took place last month in New York City with headliners including Foo Fighters, Neil Young, The Black Keys and K’Naan, raised awareness of global poverty issues around the world and yielded approximately … Continue reading

The Avett Brothers discuss partnering with Cheerwine for the Legendary Giveback concert

By Laura Ferreiro The Avett Brothers have often found solace in playing music, getting through hard times by picking up a guitar or banjo. Now the North Carolina natives are giving solace to others by teaming up with family-owned soft … Continue reading

Global artists converge to support a good cause at Culture Collide Festival

By Hilary Gridley Imagine taking a trip around the world to get a firsthand look at the thriving music scenes across continents. Now imagine seeing all the most celebrated bands from these multinational hubs without leaving Los Angeles. FILTER Magazine’s … Continue reading