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Participation Row and Okeechobee: A Perfect Match

The first ever Participation Row social action village at the Okeechobee Music Festival was a tremendous success! This year’s Okeechobee Fest saw performances from Bassnectar, Solange, Usher, The Roots, Kings of Leon and GRiZ in addition to hosting Participation Row in the interactive ChobeeWobee village. The Row was organized by us at HeadCount and Clean…

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2016 with HeadCount: A Year in Pictures

There are many reasons why 2016 was an notable year for me and HeadCount. The year was bookended by the passing of David Bowie and the election of Donald Trump, but so much more happened. Not to compare myself or my life to any importance of either of those men, but I did have two major events…

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20 Years of “Being There” – Celebrating Wilco’s Breakthrough 1996 Album

Happy 20th Birthday to Being There! Remind me to buy you a drink when you turn 21 next year. In 1994 Uncle Tupelo, the alt-country group led by Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar, broke up. Jay formed Son Volt and Jeff formed the Wilco. That same year, both bands released their first albums, Trace and…

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It’s All on You, Chris Wallace!

What is going on? We’ve had two debates so far with Hillary Clinton battling Donald Trump. Both debates were filled with name-calling, threats, pointed fingers, and a lot of interruptions. So what was left out? POLICIES. The whole point of a debate is to discuss the differences in policies. The only type of policy debate…

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College Street is our Home Street

Since January I have been lucky enough to see a concert every month at College Street Music Hall, an experience I am able to share with my amazing Connecticut HeadCount volunteers. The venue is located in the great downtown of New Haven, Connecticut. College Street allows HeadCount to set up a table in their lobby…

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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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Rocking the Homestretch at The Ritz in Raleigh

In 12 years of working with HeadCount, I’ve gotten used to seeing great things happen based on relationships. Usually you hear about the great successes and opportunities from relationships with our national partners, amazing board members, artists, and leaders in the music world. But for me the true magic happens on the grassroots level. As…

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Have PRIDE in Voting

I’m lucky enough to have been able to surround myself with allies my whole life (thankfully, safe some spaces do exist). I learned early on (from friends of color) that “passing” (as straight) does not do the GLBTQ community any good. And thanks to the support of my friends, family and the music community I…

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The Dynamic DMB Democracy Drive: Ode to the SUPERFANS!

Superfans (for any band) are the greatest.  These are the fans who love a band so much they memorize fun facts, like the current profession of the guy who used to drum for the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1987 (fun fact: he writes music for movies—in fact he wrote the music for “The Lincoln…

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A Sign of the Times

“Give me a dollar or I will vote for Trump”. A young man’s sign makes a statement about the state of America.

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