Giving Back: Punks for PAWS

There is no question that music is a common thread between all of humanity, a common unifying factor that brings all of us together. It helps us to find and express empathy with complete and total strangers who can live millions of miles away from us in completely different worlds, as well as help connect us to those in our immediate proximity. It is beautiful what music can do for us all, but what is even more powerful is when we take this common, unifying tool and use it to give back to those around us, showing that our passion is not just simply self indulgent but charitable as well. This is exactly what Punks for PAWS - a fast approaching festival on June 4th at Second Empire in Philly - has set out to do as it uses the medium of music to raise money for the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society.