“Like a lot of people I know it’s hard to figure out where to best donate money and resources right now. To this end I’ve just arranged a benefit concert for my good friend Nick Honachefsky who lost his home and all of his worldly possessions in the storm. I’m hosting a benefit concert at the Saint in Asbury Park, NJ on Sun Nov. 11–”Dean Ween and Friends” featuring Claude Coleman, Glenn McClelland, Chris Harford, Dickie Moist, and the all of the usual suspects to help Nick get back on his feet. The evening will feature new music and old music by Moistboyz, Chris Harford, Jimmy Wilson, members of Ween, etc. More specific details to follow. Also, there is a fund set up for Nick at this address:

http://nickymagnum.chipin.com/nick-honachefsky-fund

“These are trying times for a lot of my closest friends and family members as well as my brothers and sisters in the NJ fishing community. If we all pitch in a little bit it can go a long way towards a complete recovery and some sense of normalcy to an area which is so sacred to so many of us.”

-Mickey

Review: Ane Brun – Worship (Ft Jose Gonzales)

Slow stirring acoustic waves trickle into the sombre and stern vocals of Jose Gonzales, before the sauntering Scandinavian, Ane Brun supplies some brooding clarity, ‘Worship’. Chilling, chiming percussion punctuates this delving folk, gospel and low-key indie stirring sojourn. A poetic, lyrical edge makes the song mean something to those with a tender disposition:

“My heartbeats can be your silver lining; just listen to them.”

The ‘Henrik Schwarz Remix’, adds a fuzzy digital toe to contrast with the searching vocals. It gives a bit of a laboured lag to the number. Brun’s austere song-crafting is overshadowed a little by Gonzales’s presence. It is still apparent that she has depth and heart in abundance, though.

Turntable.fm Giveaways

Turntable.fm is happy to announce its SXSW debut with Diplo, ?uestlove, A-Trak, Flying Lotus and more performing during several digital pre-parties on turntable.fm, as well as at two huge parties at SXSW in Austin on 3/10 and 3/15.

Additionally, Turntable is hosting two great contests leading up to the event:
Users have the chance to win an all expense trip to SXSW and VIP passes to the 3/15 event (details here).
Or leading up to SXSW, Turntable is hosting a three-day dj battle beginning March 5 with the winner getting to spin a (remote) set at Turntable’s SXSW interactive event on 3/10 as well as a swank new Ultrabook powered by Intel (details here).
Find info on Facebook here: Facebook RSVP HERE

And if you’d like to offer your readers a chance to win tickets to the 3/10 party with Flying Lotus, you can make a post with this line of language,

“To win a pair of tickets to see Flying Lotus on March 10 at SXSW, send an email to contests@theconfluencegroup.com with “Comfort Comes 3.10″ in the subject line.”

The on-site event details for Austin are:

TURNTABLE DOES SXSW 2012

Saturday, March 10 – Interactive Event (8pm – 2am)
Venue: ND (501 North IH-35), Austin

http://ndvenue.com/location/

Flying Lotus / Araabmuzik / Ki:Theory / American Royalty /
Brenton Duvall / Upper West

Thursday, March 15 – Music Event (8pm – 2am)
Venue: 1100 E. 5th St, Austin
Diplo / A-Trak / ?uestlove / Araabmuzik /
Jimmy Stack / Nick Hook / The Jane Doze

Stream: The Futureheads – Meet Me Halfway

To be released in conjunction with their new a cappella album ‘Rant’, The Futureheads have announced that double A-side ‘Meet Me Halfway/The No.1 Song In Heaven’ will also be released, seeing the band transform The Black Eyed Peas’ single and the 1970s Sparks track into harmonious four-part a capellas.