Dropkick Murphyshave once again collaborated with Bruce Springsteen. This time around the band will be releasing a new version of their single "Rose Tattoo" with contributions from Springsteen, and proceeds will benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The Boss was previously featured on "Peg O' My Heart" from the 2011 album Going Out in Style.
Michael Kennedy, drummer for The Wonder Years, is doing his first-ever 5K run for charity in Montgomery County, PA. "The Exercise Doesn't Suck 5K" will take place on June 2, and participation in the event is limited to only 30 people. Send an email if you're interested in participating. Kennedy said in a detailed statement, which you can read fully in the replies, that this is a test-run for hopefully bigger charity events in the future.
Yellowbirddd shall be streaming a live show, from his apartment, via stageit.com. It'll be happening Sunday, January 6 at 7pm EST. The tickets are 'name your price' and all proceeds go to Occupy Sandy. Get your tickets here.
In the wake of current events, Bayside are offering fans a limited edition, specially designed hurricane relief t-shirt. Proceeds from each shirt will benefit the Greater New York American Red Cross in their efforts to help those still struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Invisible Children's Musician Coalition is raising funds by raffling off the chance to win 1 of 5 personalized videos from Cobra Starship. The winner can request whatever they want (within reason). Watch a video in the replies explaining how it all works.
Paper + Plastick Records is conducting a series of eBay auctions featuring rare, out-of-print vinyl and test presses to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. You can check out the auctions here, which features pieces from Less Than Jake, The Dopamines, Hellmouth, The Ataris, and a lot more. More information can be found here.
Engineer Records recently released Unity: A Benefit For The Children Of The Japanese Tsunami Disaster. The digital benefit compilation features exclusive tracks by The Gaslight Anthem, Moneen and Brian Southall, among others. You can stream the album and purchase the release here.
A number of indie bands from around the world have come together for Ready for the Sunshine. The compilation benefits Smile Train, a charity that provides cleft palate surgery to childen in developing countries. Pick up a copy here.
An AP.net user is participating in a bike ride across Massachusetts to raise money for cancer research. He is currently half-way to his goal. If you'd like to help by donating, more information can be found here.
Andrew W.K. will set the record for most times the word "party" appears in a song at Joe's Pub in New York on June 16 as part of a charity event to benefit Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
I recently got to speak to Eric Stone over at Peacetones, an up and coming charitable organization that helps find a solution to poverty by supporting talented and hardworking artists living in remote and developing communities through the use of digital media and e-commerce. Read the interview here.
Some of today's leading ambient and electronic artists are teaming up for a Japan tsunami benefit album, to be released shortly. Artists contributing include Hammock, Jonsi, Jon Hopkins, Helios, and The American Dollar.
Parrot On A Porch will release COMPassion, a digital compilation to benefit Relief International in their efforts to help Japan, on April 12. The cover art and a list of participating artists can be found in the replies.
Every You posted their holiday song, "You've Got A Lot of Nerve Talking to Me Like That, Griswold", on Bandcamp. The song, which we exclusively streamed on their AP.net Profile, is available for a minimum donation of $1 and all proceeds will benefit Feeding South Florida.