Giveaway: Win tickets to the RPM benefit at The Chapel

Revolutions Per Minute is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that "helps artists make change" – that is, they provide support and strategy for artists looking to effect change through activism and philanthropy. Founded in 2005, RPM helps artists broker their large audiences into opportunities to shift public opinion, as well as to raise funds and awareness for worthy causes, and the company is holding a Mardi Gras Benefit Rock Show this Saturday, February 15 at The Chapel, with performances by The Wedding Present, Jon Langford, and Brass Band Mission ... and we have two pairs of tickets to give away to [...]

Mixtape: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2012 Preview Mix (Podcast #287)

Mixtape: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2012 Mix (Podcast #287) By its twelfth year, you'd be forgiven for taking the annual occurence of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival for granted. The passing of founder Warren Hellman in December, however, brought with it a reminder that tens of thousands of people didn't always flock to Golden Gate Park for three free days of music each fall. In fact, when one takes all of those elements -- the large crowds, the no-cost attendance, the numerous off-the-dial performers -- into consideration, the festival's continued vitality seems less inevitable and far more astonishing. True to its [...]

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