Austin City Limits Fri.; Big Blurt Bash, Too

 

 

Blurt launch party
happens after hours at Parish w/Band of Horses, McMurtry.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Only two more shopping days ‘til this year’s Austin City
Limits Music Festival – it’ll officially kick off this Friday, Sept. 26 at
11:15 a.m. and run through Sunday. Three day passes were sold out long ago, but
you can still purchase single day passes.

 

For ticket info go HERE.

 

A complete schedule of artists and set-times can be viewed
HERE. Among the headliners are Foo Fighters, Plant & Krauss, Beck, Manu
Chao, John Fogerty, David Byrne, the Raconteurs, the Mars Volta, Gnarls Barkley
and Conor Oberst. But there’s tons more, including BLURT faves Uncle Rock, Band
of Horses (more on that in a sec), Okkervil River, Sharon Jones & the
Dap-Kings, Alejandro Escovedo, Drive-By Truckers and Spiritualized. A number of
the sets will be viewable online, incidentally, via the venerable ATT Blue Room
hookup.

 

And yes, you heard correct: BLURT will be in the house this
year, our roving band of reporters making the rounds and posing the
hard-hitting questions of the day to musicians we trip over, er, encounter.
Keep your eyes peeled for the official BLURT boogie van – just look for the
lime-green day-glo paint job and the custom bong smokestack protruding from the
rear portion of the roof. But don’t forget the rules, kids: don’t bother
knockin’ if the van be a-rockin,’ if you catch our drift.

 

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Meanwhile, of course, Saturday night in downtown Austin
BLURT will be rockin’ a whole ‘nother set of ‘tude. That’s when THE BLURT LAUNCH
PARTY, featuring Band of Horses, goes down at The Parish Room. Tickets sold out
in under two hours after tickets went on sale last week.

 

“We
thought we put together a pretty good lineup for the BLURT LAUNCH PARTY, but
this far and away exceeded even our own high expectations,” says BLURT
Editor-in-Chief and Founder Scott Crawford. “I think everyone who was lucky
enough to get a ticket will be in for a real special night.”

 

Doors
will open at 10:30 p.m. following the conclusion of the day’s music at the 2008
Austin City Limits Music Festival. Famed BLURT blogger James McMurtry and the
Heartless Bastards are slated to open with music beginning at 11 p.m. A portion
of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the Health Alliance for Austin
Musicians, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide access to
affordable healthcare for Austin’s
low-income, uninsured working musicians. For more information, please visit: http://www.healthallianceforaustinmusicians.org.

 

 

“For
those of you who weren’t able to get a ticket today, there may be a small
quantity of tickets made available the day of the show, so look for updates on
BLURT-ONLINE.COM next week and check in at the Parish Room box office a few
hours before the doors open,” says BLURT Associate Editor Andy Tennille. “We’re
also going to be giving away some tickets at BLURT-ONLINE.COM and through some
of the local radio stations in Austin,
so keep your eyes peeled and your wits about you.”

 

About HAAM

Health
Alliance for
Austin Musicians was founded in April 2005 when the Seton Family of Hospitals
and St. David’s Community Health Foundation Leadership joined forces with The
SIMS Foundation to provide medical, dental, and mental health care to the
city’s hard-working, low-income musicians. More than 1,200 musicians, most 35
and younger, have been serviced. For more information, please visit: http://www.healthallianceforaustinmusicians.org.

 

About BLURT

Brought
to you by the creative team behind the lauded HARP Magazine (called “America’s
best music magazine” by NPR’s Bob Boilen and “the best music magazine in the
country and the one that musicians always read” by Foo Fighter Dave Grohl),
BLURT’s digital magazine raises the bar for modern music and entertainment
magazines by combining insightful features, irreverent interviews, relentless
reviews, and first-class design standards while the site contains provocative
blogs, exclusive videos and countless reviews and MP3s. Visit us at http://www.BLURT-ONLINE.COM.

 

Links

http://www.healthallianceforaustinmusicians.org/

www.blurt-online.com

http://www.myspace.com/bandofhorses

http://www.jamesmcmurtry.com/

www.theparishroom.com

www.excaliburmail.com

www.christopherwilsonphoto.com

 

For more information,
contact:

 

Scott
Crawford

Editor-in-Chief,
BLURT

scrawford@blurt-online.com

 

Andy
Tennille

Associate
Editor, BLURT

atennille@blurt-online.com

 

 

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