David Byrne organizes benefit concert for Philippines typhoon relief

By Sarah Weiss When super typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 7, it left millions of people without homes and caused unfathomable death and destruction. In response to the tragedy, former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is putting on … Continue reading

Esperanza Spalding recruits Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae and Harry Belafonte to call for closure of Guantanamo Bay

By Laura Ferreiro Esperanza Spalding recruited some of the biggest names in music to appear in a new video that urges people and Congress to take action and close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. The Grammy-winning singer is rallying people … 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

Members of the Black Keys, Midlake, Dhani Harrison and more for Dylan Fest New York and San Francisco

By Sarah Weiss What could be better than singing along to Rolling Stones and Tom Petty tunes with some of the best musicians in the business? Singing along to Bob Dylan songs, of course! Best Fest – the team that … Continue reading