New Music Magazine to Host Benefit Concert for Japan

On Wednesday, April 27, The Pour House in Charleston, SC will host Jam for Japan, a benefit concert feat. local bands w/ all proceeds going directly to The American Red Cross. The event is sponsored by new online music magazine The Music Initiative.
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April 5, 2011 - PRLog -- The whole world was affected by the earthquake in Japan and Charleston has been looking for a way to help. Now, there is a way for the community to come together and give back.

On Wednesday, April 27, The Pour House in Charleston, South Carolina will host Jam for Japan, a benefit concert and silent auction featuring local bands with all proceeds going directly to The American Red Cross*.

The night will be headlined by local band Slanguage with Elise Testone. Tyler Boone, and Bill Jenkins and The Regrettables will be opening.

The event is sponsored by The Music Initiative, an online, monthly music magazine based in South Carolina.  The magazine focuses on the working musician as well as those already established artists yet to receive mainstream attention.  

The Music Initiative takes a unique approach to the traditional music magazine, incorporating a variety of mediums into its publication through the use of embedded links.  Each publication includes video and sound, in addition to traditional text and photography.

“Jam for Japan is an opportunity for people in the arts to come together and contribute their talents to a great cause,” says Kara Klein, Managing Editor of The Music Initiative and co-coordinator of Jam for Japan.  “Many people in Charleston are directly related to the disaster in Japan in some shape or form, and J4J is an outlet to unite, raise awareness and give back.  Every little contribution makes a huge difference.”

Tickets for Jam for Japan are $10 at the door and 100% of funds raised will go directly to the American Red Cross.  The Pour House is located at 1977 Maybank Highway, Charleston, SC 29412.  Doors open at 8pm.

For more details or to donate to the event online, visit the J4J Facebook page at!/event.php?eid=100280346723883.  And to keep up with The Music Initiative and access their free, online publication, visit dpyuc  

*You can help people affected by disasters like the Japanese Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief.  Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.

The American Red Cross name is used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, individual or political position.  For more information about the American Red Cross, please call 1 800 HELP NOW or email

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The Music Initiative (TMI) is a free, monthly, online magazine produced by a group of music enthusiasts yearning to broaden and expand each reader's music experience. TMI includes embedded video and sound in addition to traditional print and photography.
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