March 13, 2013 - Robert Plant & Sensational Space Shifters, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Rodrigo y Gabriela are among the acts confirmed for the inaugural JamBase Live Festival, which will take place over Fourth of July weekend.
November 9, 2011 - Photos of David Crosby and Graham Nash as they perform for the Occupy Wall Street crowd at New York's Zuccotti Park on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 in support of what protesters have dubbed "the 99%."
April 19, 2009 - Following a Day One that more resembled an induction ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame than it did a celebration of indie-rock music, the 2009 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival got back on its regular track on Saturday (4/18) with a lineup that featured some of the best young talent in the business.
January 16, 2009 - Inspired by the promise of change that is associated with President-elect Barack Obama, Michael Franti, lead vocalist of funk-jam band Michael Franti & Spearhead, is offering his "Obama Song" as a free download on SoundSpike. The upbeat, celebratory "Obama Song" captures the excitement of election night and conveys a spirit of global unification to resolve issues and problems.
January 6, 2009 - If you've seen the singer/poet Michael Franti of Spearhead performing, you may have noticed that he wasn't wearing any shoes. It's not just a gimmick; Franti almost never wears them. Apparently the habit began in the year 2000 as a three-day protest against poverty.