Brian Kurtz is a busy guy. He has a day job; he runs his own local record label, Limited Fanfare; he sends really awesome care packages; and he's setting up an online auction to provide funds forMusic Saves Lives
. The organization educates people on blood disorders and the importance of donating marrow and blood. It works with the entertainment community to raise awareness and lets fans give in a way that is easy and musically rewarding.
passion for using music as a catalyst to get people involved -- either
donating blood to save lives or just to make people aware of the impact
that they can have as an individual," Kurtz says. "Plus they give really great
benefits to people for doing so." This includes stuff like Free Warped Tour tickets.
Battles, MonstrO + William DuVall of Alice in Chains, Ladytron, Obituary,
Some of the artists are represented by Limited Fanfare Records, like MonstrO (which features former Torche guitarist and Miami guy Juan Montoya), Miami stoner rockers Lil Daggers, Nashville's the Ettes, and Paper, a project of Dashboard Confessional's Mike Marsh.
To get an idea of Limited Fanfare's vision for the future of music, there's a free 11-song sampler on its site that Kurtz says "is a glimpse into the label's first year -- MonstrO, the Ettes, Lil Daggers -- and what's ahead in the next few months -- Zebra Tracks, Paper, Stallone, Sunday Driver."
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Dowload the sampler here. Others involved in the charity auction include Grand Central, Crush Music Management, the RSE Group, Clifton Motel Records, Revolution Live/Green Room, and the respective artists. All proceeds go toward the Music Saves Lives.