Blurt + Band Of Horses For Post-ACL Show


Yep. The rumors were true. Blurt corralled BOH w/opener James McMurtry
for a Sept. 27 benefit concert for the Health Alliance
for Austin
Musicians. Better get your tickets fast, bubba.


By Blurt Staff


– Blurt Online – the new music website and digizine brought to you by the
creative team behind the lauded HARP Magazine – is proud to present THE BLURT
LAUNCH PARTY, featuring Band of Horses at The Parish Room in Austin, Texas
on Saturday, September 27. 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.



Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Central TOMORROW, Friday, September 19, 2008
at Front Gate Tickets HERE. Tickets will be $18 in advance and $21 at the door on
the night of the event.



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 the
Alliance website



“HAAM thanks Band of Horses, James McMurtry and the guys at BLURT very
much,” says Carolyn Schwarz, executive director of the Health Alliance for
Austin Musicians. “Beyond their generous financial support, the visibility
an event like this provides helps to raise awareness of the hardships working
musicians face when trying to access basic healthcare.  It’s a problem
we’re actively working to change.”



“It’s tough to set aside money for health insurance when you need to
pay your rent or put some gas in the van to get to the next gig,” says
Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell. “Organizations like the Health
Alliance for Austin Musicians serve a noble purpose in helping those not
fortunate enough to help themselves. We’re honored to do what we can to help
raise money and awareness.”



“This is the first in what we hope will be a series of BLURT LIVE
concerts where we team two artists together we admire, but whose audiences
might not necessarily overlap, with a worthy charity that benefits the local
community,” says BLURT Associate Editor Andy Tennille. “All of us at
BLURT are huge Austin-philes, so we figured it was high time to give back to a
city that’s given us so many great memories over the years. We couldn’t think
of anyone better to do it with than James McMurtry and Ben Bridwell and the
guys in Band of Horses.”



“This is BLURT’s coming out party,” says BLURT Editor-in-Chief and
Founder Scott Crawford. “With Harp’s demise in the spring and the
launching of BLURT this summer, we haven’t had a lot of time to catch our
breath. I’m looking forward to celebrating everything the BLURT brand has to
offer both as a music/culture web site and digital magazine in a town that
feels like my second home.”



BLURT wants to thank Chris Wilson (
for the poster design and the good people at The Parish Room, C3 Presents,
Silva Artist Management, Vector Management, Musicmakers Pro Backline,
Synaesthesiax Lighting and Excalibur Enterprises, Inc. for their collective



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:




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 www.BLURT-ONLINE.COM.






For more information, contact:



Scott Crawford

Editor-in-Chief, BLURT



Andy Tennille

Associate Editor, BLURT





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