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May 26, 2015:

The Wrecking Crew Supports Sweet Relief

Have  you heard the story behind The Wrecking Crew?

The Wrecking Crew were a group of Studio Musicians in Los Angeles in the 60s who played on hits for the “Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mamas and Papas, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers and were Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound. The amount of work that they were involved in was tremendous. The Wrecking Crew movie documents their part in this very special time in music history.

Any purchase of the DVD/Blu Ray will result in a $3.00 donation to Sweet Relief! A $5.00 donation is made with any blu ray purchase!

Please use the Discount Code: SWEET

Get your copy: http://store.wreckingcrewfilm.com/

March 20, 2015:

The Michael Porcaro Memorial Fund

We are saddened to hear that Mike Porcaro of Toto passed away. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with his family, his bandmates and his many many fans all over the world. His music has touched the hearts of millions and will not be forgotten.

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund had the honor and privilege to work with Michael Porcaro and his wife Cheryl over the past several years. Friends, family and his incredible band mates from Toto were all amazing in their support for the Porcaro family.

Michael’s wishes that others benefit from Sweet Relief assistance, displays his incredible spirit and kindness.

We are grateful for your memorial donation remembering  the artist, father, and husband Michael Porcaro.

Donate to The Michael Porcaro Memorial Fund HERE

To donate by check:

write check to:
The Michael Porcaro Memorial Fund at Sweet Relief

Mail to:
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
2601 East Chapman Ave., Suite 204
Fullerton, CA 92831

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity. Federal ID# 95-4443269

 

March 4, 2015:

Wrecking Ball Radio to Support Sweet Relief

Wrecking Ball Radio to Support Sweet Relief

The Wrecking Ball Radio Show is now donating 20% of the funds they collect during their annual station fundraising drive to Sweet Relief!

Wrecking Ball Radio showcases Folk, Rock, Americana, soulful alt.country, blues, bluegrass, jam-band, acoustic, indie-pop and more!

Help them continue their radio show and support musicians in need by donating today! http://www.wreckingballradio.net/

If you are a musician and would like your music to be played on their station, send a promo CD to Wrecking Ball Radio:

Wrecking Ball Radio
500 Umstead Drive
Suite 202-A
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

February 23, 2015:

Benefit Dinner for BOC

Benefit Dinner for BOC

On Friday Feb 20th, Sweet Relief & Sweet Stuff Foundation hosted a dinner at Gjelina in Venice, CA to benefit musician Brian O’Connor (BOC). The amount of love in the room for BOC was incredible and we were honored to be a part of it.

A big thank you to Travis, Robert, Fran & the whole Gjelina team for providing an amazing space, delicious food and extrardinary service for the night. Special thanks to Sven Altmetz for helping to make this happen and his longtime friendship to BOC. Thanks to Price & Kandace for all of their help in assisting Susannah in organizing the event. Thank you to Josh Homme & The Sweet Stuff Foundation for their continued support and to all members of Queens of the Stone Age, past & present. Thank you to Dave Grohl & the Foo Fighters for all of their support. A most special thanks to Susannah Orchard for not only being the main organizer for the night but for always being by BOC’s side.

Photos taken by Kimberly Zsebe of Zb Images (https://www.facebook.com/ZbImages).

 

All  Images Here

January 12, 2015:

7″ Released To Support Brett Kilroe

I Love BK (Record/Vinyl)

Help support the Brett Kilroe Fund! “I Love BK” is a limited edition of 70 random overrun 7″ singles matched with 70 random overrun sleeves, all custom tailored with an “I HEART BK” silkscreen and stencil!

And why all the randomness you dare ask? To give you a premium that’s unique, while keeping the costs to an absolute minimum and maximizing the cash we can get where it is intended in the first place. All proceeds will be donated to Brett Kilroe’s Sweet Relief Fund. The suggested donation is $20. The more you pay, the more goodies we’ll throw in!

Get it here: http://latidarecords.bandcamp.com/album/i-love-bk

For info on Brett’s fight with colorectal cancer :www.sweetrelief.org/program/brett-kilroe-fund/

January 12, 2015:

Foo Fighters Concert to benefit Sweet Relief 1/10/15

Foo Fighters let slip last week that they were planning a “surprise” birthday show for frontman Dave Grohl, so you might have expected that the Saturday night set at Los Angeles’ forum wouldn’t be a usual set from the band. Still, even though the band’s shows in the wake of Sonic Highways have been family affairs, nothing could have quite prepared fans for the caliber of stars that showed up to aid Grohl and co. David Lee Roth showed up to lead the band through a cover of Van Halen’s “Panama,” and “Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love,” Paul Stanley played KISS’s “Do You Love Me?” and Tenacious D and Slash aided the Foos on covers of Queen’s “Tie Your Mother Down” and Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song.” And that’s just all of the video that’s turned up so far.

According to Rolling Stone, Alice Cooper, Zakk Wylde, Lemmy Kilmeister from Motorhead, Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction, and Trombone Shorty also all made appearances throughout the marathon set. And all of that also didn’t stop the band from making their way through a whole host of Foo Fighters hits including “Learning to Fly” and “Everlong.” It sounds like a pretty unforgettable night, but if you weren’t there you can’t live vicariously through some of the video highlights below.

January 5, 2015:

Sweet Relief Spring Sampler 2015

Sweet Relief Spring Sampler 2015

 

This digital album includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

Includes 25 high quality download in MP3, FLAC and more, as well as a digital booklet with further information on the bands and the charity. While this compilation is being offered as a free download, we encourage you to give more. Even if it’s just $1. All proceeds go directly to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, helping out musicians like the ones you’re about to listen to. Enjoy!

Get your copy today→ http://sweetrelief.bandcamp.com/album/sweet-relief-spring-sampler-2015

Songs generously donated from the artists:

Cody Beebe & The Crooks

We Are Traitors

Jeramiah Red

Randsburg

Julian Moon

Ami Gussie Russ

Clay Evans

Devlan James

Poor Man’s Change

Hank and Her Ponies

Steve Maggiora

Annie McQueen

Ted Z and The Wranglers

The Roadside Scholars

Starmother

The Devious Means

Work Friend

The Lonely Wild

The Voodoo Fix

Stewart James

Big Monsta

Robert Jon & the Wreck

The Shakers

The Janks

Nick Foster

November 14, 2014:

November/December Spotlight Artist is Poor Man’s Change

November/December Spotlight Artist is Poor Man’s Change

Sweet Relief is happy to announce that we have chosen Poor Man’s Change as our artist of the month for Reverbnation’s Music For Good Program.

Out of Orange County California, Poor Man’s Change has answered to the call of Swing Shift Rock known for its highs, lows and in betweens. The straight from the tap sound brings new life to the conventional music scene. Allowing people to unite under one frequency. Their supporters gather from the street electrifying and powering each venue they perform. All are welcome, the invitation is yours.

Every artist selling music on ReverbNation chooses a charity they’d like to support and splits proceeds of that sale right down the middle. Half to the charity, half to the artist. So every time a fan buys a song from a ReverbNation artist, they’re demonstrating their support for indie music and a worthy cause.Good for the artist. Good for the charity. And good for music fans. It’s Music For Good. Just look for this icon Icn_heart_lp

For more information on Poor Man’s Change:

To purchase their songs : http://www.reverbnation.com/poormanschange

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/poormanschange

Official page: http://www.poormanschange.com/epk/

Twitter:  @PoorMansChange

For more information or to take a look at the artists contributing to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund and Music For Good Program http://www.reverbnation.com/musicforgood/sweetrelief

 

November 5, 2014:

The Fashion Project

Hey Everyone! Sweet Relief Musicians Fund has partnered with Fashion Project!

The Fashion Project’s mission is to raise as much money as possible for charities by creating a community where members can donate their gently-loved items to benefit a cause they care about – hence, Sweet Relief! Every sweater, handbag, or designer shoe donated, starts a movement that impacts the lives of others around the world.

To be a part of the Fashion Projects or for more info please go to https://www.fashionproject.com/

October 17, 2014:

Jendala’s 10th Annual Open Studio to Benefit the Bo Mahoney Fund

Bo is afflicted with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease and once a year we gather at the Jendala Open Studio to give, laugh, play, dance, sing, create, support, drink, indulge, receive.

Admission: Free

Activities: Silent Auction & Raffle, Live Acoustic Music, Live Painting by Neal Barbosa (Live Painter), Children’s Art Activities and Art Zone, Face Painting, Dance Competition.

Updates can be found at : www.jendala.com/about-openstudio

Beer provided by Lagunitas and Wine donated by Dogwood Cellars and various local wineries. Food donated from various local restaurants, ie Mateos Cocina Latina. All proceeds to Benefit the Bo Mahoney Fund.

To donate direct to Bo click here:
https://www.sweetrelief.org/program/bo-mahoney-fund/

Accepting donations in the form of services or product for the silent auction. Please mail or drop of donations to Jendala’s Studio at 444 Moore Ln in Healdsburg, CA 95448. Studio hours are m-f, 9am to 5:30pm.

More about the event:

We are creating this event to connect people and build community; raise funds for Bo Mahoney’s medical costs; and create a family-friendly space to bring inspiration, affirmations and lightness to the community.

For more information, please call Jennifer Utsch at 707/431-1017 or email: jenn@jendala.com

Sneak a Peek at some items that have been donated for the silent auction and raffle!

Signed Guitar from Warren Haynes
Signed Harmonica from John Popper of Blues Traveler
Lagunitas Wear by Yeah Yeah! Pony Prince
Ceremics Monique Hilfer with Sunshine Claydream Ceramics
Wine from Ketcham Estate, La Crema, Bella, Shelby
Art shirt by Ataraxia Design
Portrait Session from Suzanne Sizer Photography ($750 value)
Photography by Andrew Butler, Barbara Bourne
Art work from Dan Katra
Acupuncture session with Flourish Health, Chiropractic Session from Dr. Fourzon
$50 hair services
One Dozen Cupcakes from Moustache Baked Goods
Poster signed by Railroad Earth
Artwork from REtroFIt
Rum Cake by Heather’s Homemade
Painted for the event a masterpiece from Live Artist
Jewelry from Sonia Lub, Sergio Lub, Carmen Q, Harley Glass, Hillary
Foxy Monster Bear Hat
Signed poster from Railroad Earth and various others

Looking for volunteers to serve beer and wine, check IDs, assist with making affirmation chimes, and Team Happy members. If you are a musician and would like to participate please contact me at jenn@jendala.com or Pamela Gerstein at pamela@bisspresents.com

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October 1, 2014:

George Fest Los Angeles To Benefit Sweet Relief: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison at the Fonda Theater

George Fest- Los Angeles, CA. September 28, 2014

Thank you to The Best Fest crew, #JamesonFund and all of the amazing artists who performed at #GeorgeFest to help raise funds for ill and disabled musicians. Photos courtesy of Maria Brunner Ventura Photography

Visit our Facebook Page to see more photos from the event!

October 1, 2014:

Help Musician Sonny Davis Reach His Goal

Help Musician Sonny Davis Reach His Goal

Sonny Davis suffers from a degenerative neuromuscular disorder known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a condition which affects his legs and hands.  His Kickstarter campaign is designed to help fund his dream album, “INVOLUTION”. Sonny also wishes to produce a film documentary telling the story of his musical journey while fighting this disease.

Follow the link HERE to check out Sonny’s amazing story

Be sure to check out his latest track track “Remember Your Heart.” Available Now.

For more information about Sonny:

Website: http://sonnyandchair.wix.com/kickstarter

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SonnyandChair

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SONNY/467650693360537

September 29, 2014:

Peace, Love, Unity – MC FATS Charity Fundraiser

Peace, Love, Unity – MC FATS Charity Fundraiser

Over the last 5 years Moondance 4 Life has raised over £30,000 for cancer charities. Now they teamed up with DJ Hype to organize a special show to help MC Fats. Fats is suffering from severe diabetes which has restricted his ability to work. This unique show will be held on Friday 10th October.

3 ARCHES OF DRUM & BASS, JUNGLE, OLD SKOOL, BASS MUSIC

ARCH 1
Surprise Special Guests / Pendulum (DJ Set) / DJ Hype / LTJ Bukem / Shy FX / Congo Natty feat. Rebel MC / Randall / Mampi Swift / A Sides / Bailey / DJ Phantasy / Chef

ARCH 2
Fabio & Grooverider / Micky Finn / Darren Jay / Bryan G / Jumpin Jack Frost / Kenny Ken / Brockie / Eastman with Ruddy Ranks / Funky Flirt /
Squarewave / HLZ / Inter & DTA

ARCH 3
Shut Up & Dance / Slipmatt / Billy Daniel Bunter / Uncle Dugs / Skie / Squirrel / Twista & Trix / Ashatack / Spice / Sense / Food Junky / Snypa / Genetic / Dan Rewind

MCs: Fats, AD, Verse, IC3, GQ, Harry Shotta, SP:MC, 2Shy, Eksman, Skibadee, Funsta, Ragga Twins, Det, Fearless, Cleveland Watkins, Deeizm, LowQui, Five Alive, Moose, Shockin B, Deefa, Cutter, 3Flow, Fusion, Marga

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL BE GOING TO MC FATS.

Moondance and DJ Hype would like to thank in advance all the DJs, MCs and other suppliers who are very kindly providing their services for this very worthy cause. We will post all details of the funds raised on our social media after the event.

TICKET INFO
ALL £7 TICKETS SOLD OUT!
£10 TICKETS SELLING FAST:
http://moondancetickets.com/
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/133665
http://ravetickets.co.uk/peace-love-unity-mc-fats-charity-fundraiser-p-860.html
https://www.deftickets.co.uk/events/dj-hype-moondance-4-life-present-peace-love-unity-mc-fats-fundraiser-10-10-2014
http://www.skiddle.com/e/12237794/
https://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/peace-love-unity-mc-fats-fundraiser/10033146

More Info? http://www.ehmproductions.com/
GORDY@USETHEGFORCE.COM
http://www.facebook.com/MoondanceRavers
https://twitter.com/MoondanceRavers

September 24, 2014:

30 NYC Street Musicians Cover Billy Joel’s “NEW YORK STATE OF MIND” to Support Sweet Relief

ESQUIRE PREMIERES SONG, ARRANGED & PRODUCED BY RECORDING ARTIST KEATON SIMONS

PROCEEDS OF MP3 DOWNLOADS BENEFIT SWEET RELIEF MUSICIANS FUND

(New York, NY) — The Noise Beneath the Apple® (TNBTA), a multi-media project that strives to legitimize the profession of busking, today partnered with Esquire Magazine to premiere a one-of-a-kind musical collaboration that honors street musicians and the city of New York. 30 of NYC’s buskers, who were were featured in the project’s self-titled 200-page limited edition art-style book, recently came together at Grand Street Recording in Brooklyn, NY to record a version of Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind.” Violins, musical saw, cello, accordion, beatbox, stunning vocals and more blend together to create this unique, six-plus minute cover. The song was arranged, produced and mixed by recording artist Keaton Simons.

The Noise Beneath the Apple® art book includes high quality photographs and intimate stories from 35 groundbreaking musicians in New York City’s underground music scene, as well as an 11-track vinyl record of original music from some of the participants, mastered by Academy Award-winning engineer Reuben Cohen. After the book’s release last year, award-winning author Heather Jacks put the idea out to the participants to record a New York-centric song. “The response was overwhelming and the song choice was unanimous,” she says. “According to these musicians, who make their living on the streets of New York City every day, Billy Joel’s ‘New York State of Mind’ captures the spirit of the city, and speaks to their hearts and souls as no other song does.”

On this particular endeavor, TNBTA® has also partnered with Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a 501C3 nonprofit charity whose mission is to provide financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. 100% of the proceeds from the “New York State Of Mind” downloads will be donated to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. The song can now be purchased via iTunes and Bandcamp for 99 cents; greater donations can be made through Bandcamp with the “name your price” feature. 

“NEW YORK STATE OF MIND” NOW STREAMING ON ESQUIRE.COM:
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/listen-30-buskers-new-york-state-of-mind

PURCHASE SONG VIA BANDCAMP (100% PROCEEDS TO SWEET RELIEF):
http://ow.ly/BFwHx

“NEW YORK STATE OF MIND” COVER FOR REPOSTING:
http://ow.ly/BFxFB

September 10, 2014:

Support Sweet Relief By Attending the Orange County Auto Show

Interested in going to the Orange County Auto Show October 2nd-5th? Purchase your tickets here, and 100% of proceeds will benefit your favorite charity, Sweet Relief! 

When purchasing, make sure to choose Sweet Relief Musicians Fund in the drop down. We appreciate it!

Tickets are $12

BUY HERE: http://motortrend.tixonlinenow.com/fundraiser/

The hottest new trucks and cars – plus exotics, the latest technology, ride-and-drives, and more! For more information, go towww.autoshowoc.com

September 10, 2014:

AUCTION ITEM: 2 ARTIST GUEST LIST TICKETS TO A KENNY G SHOW OF YOUR CHOICE PLUS 2 SIGNED CDS

AUCTION ITEM: 2 ARTIST GUEST LIST TICKETS TO A KENNY G SHOW OF YOUR CHOICE PLUS 2 SIGNED CDS

Sweet Relief has a new item up on Charitybuzz. Please bid and help us raise money to assist career musicians facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.

You and a guest will see Kenny G LIVE and enjoy tickets from the artist’s guest list at an upcoming US concert of your choice! You will also receive 2 CDs signed by Kenny G himself. To see tour dates, click HERE.

Kenneth Gorelick, better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American saxophonist whose fourth album, Duotones, brought him “breakthrough success” in 1986. Kenny’s main instrument is the soprano saxophone, but he also plays the alto and tenor saxophone and the flute on occasion.

Donated By: Kenny G

Click here to place your bid or take a look. This auction item ends on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 3:02 PM EDT

September 10, 2014:

BID FOR 2 ARTIST GUEST LIST TICKETS TO COLDPLAY’S SPECIAL CONCERT ON SEPTEMBER 17 IN LA

BID FOR 2 ARTIST GUEST LIST TICKETS TO COLDPLAY’S SPECIAL CONCERT ON SEPTEMBER 17 IN LA

Sweet Relief has a new item up on Charitybuzz. Please bid and help us raise money to assist career musicians facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.

CBS RADIO and Beats Music have teamed up to present fans a special evening with Coldplay at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (8:30PM, PT).

You and a guest will see Coldplay live and enjoy tickets from the artist’s guest list (not available to the public!) to the show.

The band will perform songs from their latest album Ghost Stories, along with other fan favorites. A live broadcast of this intimate performance will be available by tuning in to CBS RADIO stations nationwide (check local listings) or downloading the Radio.com app for a variety of mobile devices.

Does not include a meet & greet.

Donated By: Coldplay

Click here to place your bid or take a look. This auction item ends on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 2:00 PM EDT

September 8, 2014:

BID TO MEET RAP LEGEND NAS WITH 2 TICKETS TO THE UPCOMING CONCERT OF YOUR CHOICE

MEET RAP LEGEND NAS WITH 2 TICKETS TO THE UPCOMING CONCERT OF YOUR CHOICE

Sweet Relief has a new item up on Charitybuzz. Please bid and help us raise money to assist career musicians facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.

You and a guest will meet rap legend NAS with 2 tickets to an upcoming concert of your choice! Choose from one of the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the Main Street Armory – Rochester, NY
  • Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Palace Theater – Albany, NY
  • Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Lincoln Theater – Washington DC
  • Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the Keswick Theater – Glenside, PA
  • Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Theater – Toronto, ON
  • Thursday, October 9, 2014 at The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
  • Friday, October 10, 2014 at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino – Hammond, IN
  • Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE (Headline)
  • Sunday, October 12, 2014 at the Paramount Theater – Denver, CO
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the Moore Theater – Seattle, WA
  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the Vogue Theater – Vancouver, BC

Nas is regarded as one of the most important figures in hip hop and one of the most skilled and influential rappers of all-time. His debut album Illmatic, released in 1994 by Columbia Records, continues to stand the test of time and is regarded as a testament to hip hop.

Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas’ 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation.

Twenty years after its release, Illmatic has become a hip-hop benchmark that encapsulates the socio-political outlook, enduring spirit, and collective angst of a generation of young black men searching for their voice in America.

Time is Illmatic tracks the musical legacy of the Jones family, handed down to Nas from his jazz musician father, Olu Dara. It also examines the social conditions and environmental influences that contributed to Nas’ worldview.

Along the way, Time Is Illmatic shows how Nas—with the support of his Queensbridge neighborhood crew, the loyalty of his younger brother Jabari “Jungle” Jones, and sacrifices of his mother, Ann Jones—overcame insurmountable odds to create the greatest work of music from hip-hop’s second golden era.

Donated By: NAS

Click here to place your bid or take a look. This auction item ends on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 3:00 PM EDT

 

September 8, 2014:

ROCK A HAT & T-SHIRT SIGNED BY ALABAMA!

ROCK A HAT & T-SHIRT SIGNED BY ALABAMA!

Sweet Relief has a new item up on Charitybuzz. Please bid and help us raise money to assist career musicians facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.

Own this hat and t-shirt that were both signed by the members of Alabama!

It’s been 40 years since a trio of young cousins left Fort Payne, Alabama, to spend the summer playing in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, bar called The Bowery. It took Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook six long years of tip jars and word of mouth to earn the major label deal they’d been dreaming of, but then seemingly no time at all to change the face of country music.

ALABAMA is the band that changed everything. They reeled off 21 straight #1 singles, a record that will probably never be equaled in any genre. They brought youthful energy, sex appeal and a rocking edge that broadened country’s audience and opened the door to self-contained bands from then on, and they undertook a journey that led, 73 million albums later, to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

ALABAMA & Friends commemorates that summer at The Bowery and catalogues the lasting influence the group has had on generations of Country stars who draw inspiration from the sparkling harmonies, irresistible stage presence and world-class songwriting and song selection that made them superstars. It brings together some of Country’s biggest stars, each bringing a unique musical approach to classic ALABAMA songs that have influenced them.

The diversity and star power of the artists speaks volumes about the breadth and depth of ALABAMA’s legacy. Contributing their own versions of Alabama classics are Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Jamey Johnson, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, and Trisha Yearwood.

Donated By: Alabama

Click here to place your bid or take a look. This auction item ends on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 3:14 PM EDT

 

September 8, 2014:

BID TO MEET NEW FOUND GLORY & RECEIVE 2 ARTIST GUEST LIST TICKETS TO A US CONCERT OF YOUR CHOICE

BID TO MEET NEW FOUND GLORY & RECEIVE 2 ARTIST GUEST LIST TICKETS TO A US CONCERT OF YOUR CHOICE

Sweet Relief has a new item up on Charitybuzz. Please bid and help us raise money to assist career musicians facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.

You and a guest will meet New Found Glory and enjoy tickets from the artist’s guest list when you attend an upcoming concert of your choice in the US this fall! To see tour dates, click HERE.

The word resurrection invokes the act of rising again, the possibility of revival despite opposing circumstances. There is no better for the title of New Found Glory’s eighth album. The collection of songs, produced by the band and engineered by Paul Miner, reflects four musicians determined to overcome no matter the odds. The Florida band, who have been creating infectious pop-punk since 1997, has learned to embrace the struggle and allow it to spawn a new beginning, opening a chapter where New Found Glory is stronger and more unstoppable than ever.

The musicians, who live split between Florida and Southern California, began writing in early 2014. They were interested in expanding beyond the recurring themes of relationships that often pops up in New Found Glory lyrics. For Jordan, Resurrection is an expression of the overall human experience and what it means to take the cards you’re dealt and move on in a positive way. “We’ve always a been a band that has written about life experiences from a deeply personal place,” Jordan says. “Some of it fictitious and some of it not fictional, but it’s all been stuff we’ve dealt with in our lives.”

The songs on the album were recorded in Miner’s studio in Orange Country in the summer of 2014 over the course of a month. The process marks the first time New Found Glory has gone into the studio with all the songs written and prepared. The band elected to produce the music themselves as a way of showcasing their independence and confidence in the band. Chad, who has produced albums for A Day To Remember, Lisa Loeb, as well as others, brought that experience to the process. It was a notably stress-free experience that resulted in a boisterous, infectious album that aptly balances polished hooks with a raw punk rock edge. “This is the most prepared we’ve ever been,” Chad notes. “Writing as a band now has never felt so easy. We really came together with ideas. We’ve gone through a lot and figured a lot of things out. This album has been very cathartic for us.”

For New Found Glory, it’s eternally important to remember why they do what they do. The band has been playing together since the musicians were only in high school, breaking out of Florida to become one of the most influential pop-punk bands of our time. The group has headlined Warped Tour, toured with Green Day and performed on the mainstage of festivals like Reading and Leeds, their songs connecting positively and universally with fans around the world. Their message of encouragement continually resonates: never settle for what life has dealt you because you can do better. It’s that passion and optimism that has kept New Found Glory together for all these years and all these albums and all these tours.

Donated By: New Found Glory

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September 5, 2014:

BID TO MEET PAULA POUNDSTONE & RECEIVE 2 ARTIST GUEST LIST TICKETS TO A SHOW OF YOUR CHOICE

BID TO MEET PAULA POUNDSTONE & RECEIVE 2 ARTIST GUEST LIST TICKETS TO A SHOW OF YOUR CHOICE

Sweet Relief has a new item up on Charitybuzz. Please bid and help us raise money to assist career musicians facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.

You and a guest will meet Paula Poundstone and enjoy tickets from the artist’s guest list when you attend an upcoming show of your choice! To see tour dates, click HERE or see below for addtional dates!

  • January 31, 2015 Dallas, Tx (City Performance Hall @AT&T performing Arts Center)
  • February 20, 2015 Ft. Meyers, Fl (Barbara Mann PAC)
  • February 21, 2015 Coral Springs, Fl (Coral Springs Center)
  • March 13, 2015 Sacramento, Ca (Crest Theatre)
  • March 14, 2015 Tucson, Az (Fox Theatre)
  • March 20, 2015 Santa Cruz, Ca (The Rio)
  • March 21, 2015 New Orleans, La, (Civic Theatre)
  • March 27, 2015 Napa, Ca (City Winery)
  • March 28, 2015 St. Louis, Mo (Sheldon Theatre)
  • April 18, 2015 Troy, NY (Music Hall)
  • April 25, 2015 Denver, Co (Paramount Theatre)
  • May 1, 2015 Durham, NC (Carolina Theatre)
  • October 10, 2015 Glenside, Pa (Keswick Theater)
  • October 15, 2015 Spokane, Wa (Bing Crosby Theatre)

25 years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country — stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went.  A high school drop-out, she went on to become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me. She tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country, causing Bob Zany with the Boston Globe to write: “Poundstone can regale an audience for several hours with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy.”  Audience members may put it a little less elegantly:  “I peed my pants.”

While there is no doubt that Poundstone is funny, the thing that probably separates her from the pack of comics working today and that has made her a legend among comics and audiences alike is her ability to be spontaneous with a crowd.  Poundstone says:  “No two shows I do are the same. It’s not that I don’t repeat material. I do. My shows, when they’re good, and I like to think they often are, are like a cocktail party. When you first get there, you talk about how badly you got lost and how hard it was to find parking. Then you tell a story about your kids or what you just saw on the news. You meet some new people and ask them about themselves.  Then, someone says, “Tell that story you used to tell,” and then someone on the other side of the room spills a drink, and you mock them.  No one ever applauds me when I leave a party, though. I think they high five.”

Paula’s interchanges with the audience are never mean or done at a person’s expense. She even manages to handle politics without provoking the pall of disapproval less artful comics have received.

Donated By: Paula Poundstone

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September 5, 2014:

AUCTION: MEET CHASE RICE & RECEIVE 2 ARTIST GUEST LIST TICKETS TO A CONCERT OF YOUR CHOICE

AUCTION: MEET CHASE RICE & RECEIVE 2 ARTIST GUEST LIST TICKETS TO A CONCERT OF YOUR CHOICE

Sweet Relief has a new item up on Charitybuzz. Please bid and help us raise money to assist career musicians facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.

You and a guest will meet Chase Rice and enjoy tickets from the artist’s guest list when you attend an upcoming headline show of your choice! To see tour dates, click HERE.

When he takes the stage to perform, Chase Rice pulls no punches. “You’re gonna be mine and I’m gonna be yours for an hour and a half. We’re gonna be in each other’s face. If you don’t like that, walk out the door.” It’s his M.O: take it or leave it. Yes, the budding country star means business when he performs. And the crowds that dutifully yell every damn word back his way? They don’t seem to mind one bit. “I’m looking for people who are looking to have the best night of their entire life,” Rice says of his raucous, get-down-or-get-out live ragers. “If you aren’t here to party, I’m gonna make you party!”

Truthful, unfiltered, unafraid to take every risk he encounters, Chase Rice is that rare artist who means what he says and backs it up with equal measure. “I’m going to speak the truth any way I can,” says the singer-songwriter, who, without a song on mainstream radio, saw last fall’s Ready Set Roll EP top the iTunes Country charts and when its titular single hit the radio waves, he watched it climb up the Billboard charts and hit Gold before it even entered the Top 20. Don’t tell this man it’s good enough, however. “Whatever it is. I’ve always been of the mindset of ‘Let’s move on to the next one,’” says the 27-year-old, hell-bent and firm in his resolve. “I’ve always been the guy to say ‘I promise you that’s not going to be my biggest accomplishment in music.’”

As if on cue, Rice, who co-wrote the Hot 100-busting Florida Georgia Line single “Cruise,” is rearing back for more with his new full-length, major-label LP Ignite The Night. It’s a genre-busting bruiser of an album that tackles tube tops and tears in equal measure, out via Columbia Nashville and his own Dack Janiel’s label. Rice laughs. “I wanted to push this album to a whole other level,” he says, and with wickedly racy songs like “Ride” buttressed up against sentimental, reflective charmers like “Carolina Can,” Rice is backing up his claim.

It’s a sonic free-for-all, Ignite The Night: see the electronic-drenched “Ready Set Roll;” or the big-buck arena-rock bombast “50 Shades of Crazy;” even the swampy-blues- meets-hip-hop banger “Do It Like This.”

Donated By: Chase Rice

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September 5, 2014:

BID TO MEET BRING ME THE HORIZON AT RIOT FEST CHICAGO SEPTEMBER 12-14 PLUS 2 3-DAY PASSES

BID TO MEET BRING ME THE HORIZON AT RIOT FEST CHICAGO SEPTEMBER 12-14 PLUS 2 3-DAY PASSES

Sweet Relief has a new item up on Charitybuzz. Please bid and help us raise money to assist career musicians facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.

You and a guest will meet Bring Me The Horizon on September 14 at this years Riot Fest Chicago from September 12-14 including 2 3-day passes to the festival!

This year’s lineup includes Jane’s Addiction, The Flaming Lips, The National, The Cure, Weezer, Tegan and Sara, Taking Back Sunday, Patti Smith, Cheap Trick and many more!

This year has already seen everyone from Q Magazine to the Times newspaper claiming a resurgence of British metal, with Bring Me The Horizon leading the charge.

The Sheffield five piece recorded ‘Sempiternal’ over a three month period with super producer Terry Date (Linkin Park, Deftones, Soundgarden). The album is an embracing ride through soaring vocals, super charged melodies and what can only be described as spine tingling metal anthems. The band recently released a short album teaser which can be viewed here.

Bring Me The Horizon ended 2012 on a high note, headlining Alexander Palace in London last November as part of the Warped Tour. They start their touring year with shows in Australia and South Africa in February and March, followed by some low key shows in the UK through April/May.

‘Sempiternal’ is available now to pre-order exclusively through the bands website, fans will have the chance to order a limited edition deluxe album bundle plus the opportunity to order tickets for the upcoming UK tour 48 hours before they go on general sale.

About Riot Fest:
In 2005, Riot Fest booked a multi-venue weekend of punk and rock in Chicago with bands such as Dead Kennedys, The Misfits, and The Bouncing Souls kicking things off. We even had ticket giveaways on our sweet Myspace page, and since then have been working hard every year to bring you the best fest we can.

In 2012, we realized the amount of things we wanted to bring to you could no longer be contained inside a few venues, and decided to expand to the sunny and spacious Humboldt Park in Chicago. We expanded to other cities.  We added carnival rides, Lucha Libre, porta-potties, and much more.

2014 marks our 10th anniversary, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate in Toronto, Chicago, and Denver!

Donated By: Bring Me The Horizon/Riot Fest

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September 3, 2014:

BID TO MEET CHVRCHES & RECEIVE 2 ARTIST GUEST LIST TICKETS TO A US CONCERT OF YOUR CHOICE

BID TO MEET CHVRCHES & RECEIVE 2 ARTIST GUEST LIST TICKETS TO A US CONCERT OF YOUR CHOICE

Sweet Relief has a new item up on Charitybuzz. Please bid and help us raise money to assist career musicians facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.

You and a guest will meet Chvrches and enjoy tickets from the artist’s guest list when you attend an upcoming US show of your choice! Choose from one of the following dates:

  • Sunday 21-Sep in Las Vegas at Brooklyn Bowl
  • Tuesday 23-Sep in Fort Collins at the Aggie Theatre
  • Wednesday 24-Sep in Omaha, NE at the Sokol Auditorium
  • Sunday 28-Sep in Cleveland, OH at the House of Blues
  • Monday 29-Sep in Covington, OH at the Madison Theatre
  • Wednesday 1-Oct in Memphis, TN at the Minglewood Hall
  • Sunday 5-Oct in Miami, FL at The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
  • Monday 6-Oct in Tampa, FL at The Ritz Ybor
  • Tuesday 7-Oct in Lake Buena Vista at the House of Blues
  • Wednesday 8-Oct in Atlanta, GA at the Buckhead Theatre

Spelling their name with a “v” instead of a “u” to differentiate themselves in Internet searches, Glasgow’s frosty electro-pop trio Chvrches feature singer Lauren Mayberry and keyboardists/vocalists Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. Mayberry, who previously played with the band Blue Sky Archives and holds a law degree as well as a master’s degree in journalism, began working with Cook, a former member of Aerogramme and a film and television music composer, and Doherty, a touring member of the Twilight Sad, when they asked her to sing on some demos they were recording. The sessions went so well that the trio christened itself Chvrches and began writing songs inspired by Prince, Depeche Mode, and Kate Bush. Two of these songs, “The Mother We Share” and “Lies,” earned online buzz and led to the band scoring the opening slot on Passion Pit’s 2012 U.K. tour. Late that year, Chvrches were among the acts selected for the BBC’s Sound of 2013, ultimately finishing fifth. The trio began 2013 by playing a few North American dates and recording its debut album in Cook’s basement studio. The Bones of What You Believe appeared in September of that year

Donated By: Chvrches

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September 3, 2014:

BID TO MEET JUSTIN NOZUKA & RECEIVE 2 ARTIST GUEST LIST TICKETS TO THE CONCERT OF YOUR CHOICE

BID TO MEET JUSTIN NOZUKA & RECEIVE 2 ARTIST GUEST LIST TICKETS TO THE CONCERT OF YOUR CHOICE

Sweet Relief has a new item up on Charitybuzz. Please bid and help us raise money to assist career musicians facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.

You and a guest will meet Justin Nozuka and enjoy tickets from the artist’s guest list when you attend an upcoming show of your choice! To see tour dates, click HERE.

With his new album Ulysees, Toronto singer-songwriter Justin Nozuka crafts a world that fully explores the space and vibrancy that resonates within the purity of minimalism.

There is a deeply-rooted calmness to Ulysees that echoes like a sustained note held through the 10 tracks of the album— a natural grace tempered with passion that creates an ambiance of delicate space around the music. “To me the songs feel generous and spontaneous,” he explains. “I wanted to create a world with this album, an experience that is unique and unified.”

It is a new perspective for Nozuka, who says that finding the heart of Ulysees was a winding process. A marked departure from his previous work, the journey of creating it was a slow transformation and free-flowing experiment of sorts that began in 2011.

Following his debut album Holly, and the follow-up You I Wind Land and Sea, Nozuka took his time to create his third work. “Making this album was really quite a long process, during which some key things happened. I was urged to get into production by a good friend, so I took his advice and decided to learn to produce. I was also able to work together with an aesthete, a friend with whom I created Ulysees,” says Nozuka.

Donated By: Justin Nozuka

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