Reverb Turns 100, Gives Away Wiz Khalifa Tickets, More

What do you do when you turn 100? If you're Keith Richards, who go on tour. The same goes for the enviros at Reverb, a Portland, Maine, outfit that greens concert tours and venues. The nonprofit is taking votes on who to support for its 100th tour, planning a spring Campus Consciousness Tour with Wiz Khalifa, and pointing people to a musical charity for Japan tsunami relief.

Hot 100

The voting for Reverb's 100th tour (in six years) is winding down, and ends March 25. The ballot of five finalists includes Carbon Leaf, The Giving Tree Band, Golden Bloom, Jukebox the Ghost, and Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers.

The winner will receive "a generous grant and our time to help green a deserving band/artist's tour this year," according to Reverb, headed by Guster guitarist Adam Gardner.

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From the Fall 2010 CCT tour with Passion Pit. Courtesy of Reverb.

Back to School

Beginning March 31 and running through April 22, Reverb will be launching its Spring 2011 Campus Consciousness Tour, or CCT, with Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa. Reverb is looking for volunteers to help with the half concert, half environmental campaign. Those who are picked get a free pass and a T-shirt (for later; you don't want to be one "that guy.")

Music for Relief

There are several ways to help support victims of the March 11 Japan tsunami and earthquake. Reverb points to one you may not have heard of (unless you read Planet Green too): Music for Relief. The nonprofit is collecting money for Save the Children's response to the disaster. Music for Relief got its start in 2005, following the Indian Ocean Tsunami, by members of the band Linkin Park.

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