Tag: Phish

Movers, Shakers, Music Lovers: Ken Bazinet

Movers, Shakers, Music Lovers: Ken Bazinet

This year, HeadCount is taking a deeper look at the people who make and report the news in Washington, D.C. — and we’re talking to them about (what else?) music. It turns out that the people who shape the political landscape are as passionate about music as they are about politics. We’re talking to them about the bands they love and the shows that changed their lives. Read More

Interview: #GoVote Artist AJ Masthay

Interview: #GoVote Artist AJ Masthay

Celebrated artist AJ Masthay has designed posters for many beloved bands, including Bob Weir & RatDog, Umphrey’s McGee, Widespread Panic, and Phil Lesh & Friends. Now, AJ has also created special artwork for HeadCount’s #GoVote campaign, which will make its debut at the Lollapalooza festival this weekend, on a “Pledge to Vote” postcard. Here, he talks to HeadCount about his dedication to ink and to jam bands as well as his excitement about motivating voters. Read More

Interview: #GoVote Artist David Welker

Interview: #GoVote Artist David Welker

David Welker is the widely-known artist-musician who designed the famous “Rift” album cover for Phish. He’s partnering with HeadCount as an artist for the #GoVote campaign, too. In this interview, Welker tells HeadCount about his show at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, his passion for the masterpieces of Dvorak, and his belief in the importance of youth voters in politics. Read More

Interview: #GoVote Artist Jim Pollock

Interview: #GoVote Artist Jim Pollock

Jim Pollock has been creating artwork for Phish for decades. Now he’s lent his creativity to HeadCount’s #GoVote campaign. Andy Bernstein, Executive Director of HeadCount, recently had a chance to sit down with Pollock to talk about his poster art, his passion for both live music and science, and how certain political issues can bridge the partisan divide. Read More

Movers, Shakers, Music Lovers: Andy Sere

Movers, Shakers, Music Lovers: Andy Sere

Today, in our “Movers, Shakers, Music Lovers” series, we’ll hear from Andy Sere, a GOP political consultant, ad man, and known Phish fan. Read More

HeadCount at Ten: How It All Started

HeadCount at Ten: How It All Started

This year marks HeadCount’s 10th Anniversary. To celebrate, we’ll be taking a look back at our history on a year-by-year basis, starting with 2004. We hope this series captures the enormous contribution made by artists, volunteers and supporters, who got us to this milestone. Read More

Movers, Shakers, Music Lovers: Jake Sherman, Politico

Movers, Shakers, Music Lovers: Jake Sherman, Politico

This year, HeadCount will take a deeper look at the people who make and report the news in Washington, D.C. — and we’re talking to them about (what else?) music. It turns out that the people who shape the political landscape are as passionate about music as they are about politics. We’ll be talking to them about the bands they love and the shows that changed their lives. Our first subject, Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) covers Congress for Politico.  Read More

HeadCount Holiday Fundraiser

HeadCount Holiday Fundraiser

For a little while now, HeadCount has been sitting on the MOTHERLOAD of signed posters and items from various festivals. So this year, we decided to hold a little fundraiser by auctioning them off for the holidays. Read More

HeadCount’s Best Year Ever

HeadCount’s Best Year Ever

Not too long ago, it looked like it would be a very tough year for anyone trying to encourage political participation, especially HeadCount. People were turned off by the system as a whole. Many believed that voter enthusiasm had peaked in 2008, and Americans – especially young Americans, were just tuning out. Now, we are proud to announce that 2012 was HeadCount’s best year ever. We registered 103,340. The total for the two-year election cycle was 111,832. Read More

The Great American Roadtrip: Phish Tour, Leg 2

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After an epic Phish tour that stretched from SF to Atlanta to Denver, a HeadCount volunteer reflects on her experience. Read More

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