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Virginia’s Governor’s Race: Taking Temperature of America in a Swing State

Virginia’s gubernatorial election will take place on November 7th. Running in the race is Democrat Ralph Northam, Republican Ed Gillespie, and Libertarian Cliff Hyra. According to the majority of recent polls, Democratic nominee Northam appears to be leading Gillespie and Hyra. Hyra, however, is far behind, averaging about 2.5% in these polls. While the polling…

Posted in Politics and Elections

New Jersey’s Governor’s Race: A Referendum on Chris Christie

In New Jersey, Democratic candidate Phil Murphy and Republican candidate Kim Guadagno face off in the race to succeed Chris Christie as New Jersey’s governor. The general election will take place on November 7th. The polls show that Democrat Phil Murphy is far ahead, leading Guadagno by 10-15 points, far outside the margin of error….

Posted in Politics and Elections

Berklee Musical Town Hall

HeadCount’s first-ever Musical Town Hall took place at the Berklee College of Music on October 20th, a gathering to show off new talent while encouraging democratic participation. Organized entirely by students at the Jackson Browne Stage in “the Caf,”, the event featured three student performers with a fantastic house band, and talks by student government representatives…

Posted in News

The Heartbreaking Reality of Route 91 Harvest Festival’s Photo Album

The HeadCount blog is a forum for our community where we welcome all opinions and perspectives. Anyone wishing to write for the HeadCount blog may do so by emailing [email protected] This commentary reflects only the views of the author and not of the HeadCount organization.  My favorite thing to do after going to a concert of festival is to…

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

Pod Tours America with HeadCount

You’ve probably seen HeadCount register voters at concerts and music festivals. And you may have seen us in action at record stores, Ben & Jerry’s locations and rock climbing gyms (as we did across the country on National Voter Registration Day). For this autumn we were presented with a new opportunity, to set up tables for the live-tapings…

Posted in HeadCount Community

Another Incredible National Voter Registration Day!

National Voter Registration Day is a long standing tradition for HeadCount.  We have coordinated field and online efforts since 2012 with tremendous support from our community of volunteers, artists, and sponsors in major election years.   2017 however presented a new challenge for HeadCount. This is the first non-federal election year that we have launched…

Posted in Music and Activism

The Juggalo March on Washington Brought Me to Tears

The HeadCount blog is a forum for our community where we welcome all opinions and perspectives. Anyone wishing to write for the HeadCount blog may do so by emailing [email protected]  The National Mall might be my favorite place in the world. As a fan of American History, it’s always felt like an adult playground to me….

Posted in Music and Activism

Touring with The War on Drugs

I’m hitting the road with HeadCount this fall! In a few short days, a HeadCount team I’m leading will join The War on Drugs at each U.S. stop of their tour, encouraging democratic participation every step of the way. On top of registering voters, HeadCount will be signing fans up for TurboVote local election alerts…

Posted in Tour Journals

Why All Music Fans Should be Supporting the Juggalos as they March on D.C.

The HeadCount blog is a forum for our community where we welcome all opinions and perspectives. Anyone wishing to write for the HeadCount blog may do so by emailing [email protected]  In America you can be fired from your job, be rejected from joining the military, or even lose custody of your children because of the music…

Posted in Personal Liberty

Phish Scene So White: Let’s Talk

The HeadCount blog is a forum for our community where we welcome all opinions and perspectives. Anyone wishing to write for the HeadCount blog may do so by emailing [email protected] This commentary reflects only the views of the author and not of the HeadCount organization.  I was at a retreat about four years ago and we were…

Posted in Music and Activism, Trends in Music and Society