Author: Aaron Ghitelman

Live Webcast of HeadCount’s Soundtrack To History – Nov. 8th

We will provide a free, live webcast to “Soundtrack to History,” a first-of-its-kind Election Day concert where an all-star band jams live to the election results. Presented by Magic Hat Brewing Company, the festivities take place at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday evening, and will be streamed live on nugs.tv and Qello Concerts starting…

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Interview: Brian Baker of Bad Religion and Minor Threat

Brian Baker is an outspoken punk rock musician. He is best known as one of the founding members of hardcore punk band, Minor Threat, and as a guitarist in Bad Religion since 1994. At our invitation, Brian Baker sat down with us for an engaging interview where he holds no punches while discussing the 2016 election,…

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National Voter Registration Day 2016

On Tuesday, September 27th, in support of National Voter Registration Day, over 200 musicians, celebrities and comedians are participating in a social media and digital campaign organized we organized to help register voters. With the deadline to register to vote looming in early October in many states, entertainers such as Stephen Colbert, Mac Miller, Kathy…

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Interview: Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls

The Indigo Girls are a Grammy Award-winning folk rock duo composed of Emily Saliers and Amy Ray, who first met each other in elementary school just outside of Decatur, Georgia. For over 30 years, Sailiers and Ray have teamed up to make great music and raise awareness of issues they care deeply about. At our…

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Participation Row at LOCKN’ 2016: What a Beautiful Buzz!

The biggest and best LOCKN’ Participation Row is in the books! The LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia featured Phish, Phil Lesh, My Morning Jacket, and HeadCount’s Participation Row social action village. Participation Row was a collection of 17 non-profit organizations doing non-partisan voter education and fun, socially conscious activities. Nearly 2,000 fans stopped by and…

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If the Thunder Don’t Get Ya, this signed Lightning Bolt Guitar Will!

This is a huge year for HeadCount and here’s a fun way to make it even bigger and better… This week we’re holding an online auction for a rare D’Angelico “Lightning Bolt” guitar signed by Bob Weir, John Mayer and every member of Dead & Co. This is the only one of its kind being…

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DNC Convention Jam

Music lovers at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia were treated to a phenomenal night of tremendous entertainment from Dawes, Grace Potter and Mutlu at the second of final HeadCount Convention Jam. The Electric Factory was packed to the brim with music and politics lovers alike and was decked out to the nines by our…

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RNC Convention Jam

Robert Randolph and the Family Band tore the roof off of Cleveland’s House of Blues on Monday night at the first stop for our Convention Jam concert series. We proudly hosted some of the men and women who help make our government run, and we danced, danced and danced some more. Matt Kibbe, founder of…

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Not Just Trump’s Kids: New York’s Voter Suppression

If you follow political news you probably saw a story earlier today about how two of Donald Trump’s adult children didn’t register in time to vote for their dad in the New York primaries. At first it’s kind of funny. It’s easy to mock a candidate (or their family) for these minor mistakes. I’m guilty…

The Youth Vote Beyond Bernie

I am not particularly good at watching television shows. I loved watching shows like Breaking Bad, and Entourage and even 24, but I never started those series from the beginning. Once the shows got super popular I jumped on the bandwagon and was entirely reliant on my friends to explain to me what was going…

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