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

Wake Up with Win Butler’s Signature Brew Supporting Haitian Farmers

By Billy Restivo Arcade Fire frontman and activist Win Butler has just announced the presale of RaRa Coffee, a specialty brew grown in Haiti and roasted by Philadelphia’s La Colombe Coffee Roasters. And while the internet is bound to blow … 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

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

Arcade Fire and non-profit leaders discuss musician-cause collaborations at SXSW panel

By Laura Ferreiro A fascinating panel at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival titled “Doing Good, Only Better” on Thursday brought together renowned musicians and members of the non-profit world to discuss how musicians can most effectively use their reach and influence … Continue reading

Arcade Fire to lecture at University of Texas on “Hope, Haiti & Service” the day after SXSW

By Laura Ferreiro Arcade Fire have announced that they will give a lecture titled “Hope, Haiti and Service” at the University of Texas at Austin on March 19.  According the University’s website, Win Butler, Regine Chassagne, Will Butler, and Marika … Continue reading