SXSW 2011 CauseWeRock Panel: Thank You!

I’d like to thank the wonderful people who participated in the “Help I Need Somebody, Musicians With A Cause” panel. I’d also like to thank the fine people at SXSW for helping to organize this right up to the last minute!

From Left to Right:
Jason Thomas Gordon, Kingsize, Founder Music Gives to St. Jude Kids
Peter Griesar, Musician,
Kathy Valentine, Musician, The GoGo’s, Bluebonnets
Patty Schemel, Drummer, Hit So Hard
Brandon Deroche, Musician, Causecast
Rynda Laurel, Moderator, CauseWeRock

About Rynda’s SXSW 2011 CauseWeRock Panel: Help I Need Somebody



CauseWeRock is happy to announce that our first event will be at SXSW Music 2011! Saturday March 19th @ 3:30pm

Help! I Need Somebody: Musicians With a Cause

What are musicians doing to give back? Plenty. Join our panel of superstar artists as they discuss why they get involved. Listen to personal stories relating to health issues, green/environment initiatives, activism and more. From personal appearances, monetary support, living by example, donating goods and content etc, musicians have a platform to speak to a wide audie…nce and create awareness and involvement with their fans. Hear first hand how music, musicians and YOU can change lives. We will also look at how social networks, mobile applications and online platforms help musicians/organizations to expand their message.

Confirmed panelists:

Kathy Valentine, The GoGo’s, Bluebonnets


Patty Schemel, Drummer, Hit So Hard

Brandon Deroche, Causecast

current campaign:

Peter Griesar,

Jason Thomas Gordon, Kingsize, Founder Music Gives to St. Jude Kids is focused on showcasing music artists who are involved in philanthropic activities.

SXSW official page:
Hashtag: #sxswCWR

thanks for your support!
Rynda Laurel, Founder

Twestival March 25th at The Roxy: Get Your Tickets!

Honored to be the Pacific Coordinator for this year’s Twestival


Twestival LA website

Twestival LA Twitter

Twestival is a charity festival whereby 175 cities from around theworld come together for events on 1 day- March 25th- raising money for one cause. This year we’re raising money for Concern Worldwide,an international humanitarian organization transforming the lives ofthe world’s poorest, most marginalized children through access toeducation.


@LATWESTIVAL @TheRoxy will feature: Video turntablist/remixer Mike Relm (YouTube Live, WebbyAwards) performing live, Tweet Museum one-of-a-kind celebrity Twitterart, Polite in Public Digital Photo booth, 16 year-old DJ prodigy andmusic blogger Jake Simon, plus: a SURPRISE GUEST PERFORMANCE by a top touring alternative band! The event is Co-hosted by @ShiraLazar, Oprah Radio’s Derrick Ashong (@dashong) and will be broadcast online by Ustream.