Interviews

Interview: Phish Touring Team Rep Mike Rutz

Mike Rutz is one of our Phish Touring Team Representatives. Previously, Mike registered voters with HeadCount on Dave Matthews Band tour in 2004 and Jack Johnson tour in 2008. Mike wants to see young people become more active in shaping society. To volunteer with Mike at Phish head here. HeadCount: Tell us a little about…

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Interview: Vans Warped Tour Rep Katarina Cody

Katarina Cody is on the Vans Warped Tour this summer as HeadCount’s Touring Team Representative. This is her first tour with HeadCount, and she’s having a blast on the road encouraging young people to get involved in the political process! To volunteer with Kat at Warped Tour head here. HeadCount: Tell us a little about…

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An Interview with Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation

Twenty years ago, Washington, D.C- residents Rob Garza and Eric Hilton teamed up to form Thievery Corporation – a genre-bending, mind-twisting collective that mixed hip-hop, World Beat and dance music into a hypnotic soup of memorable songs and an unmatched live stage show. In the two decades since, they’ve never been shy about their decidedly…

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Movers, Shakers, Music Lovers: Matt Kibbe, President at FreeThePeople.org

Since our first interview with Politico’s Jake Sherman in January 2014, HeadCount has been taking a deeper, bipartisan look at the consultants, reporters and political activists who make and report the news in New York, Washington, D.C. and across the country — and we’re talking to them about (what else?) music. It turns out that…

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An Interview With Dave Morgan, Founder of RecycleLife

In a year when all eyes are on the men and women running for president and the nation’s attention is fixed on topics such as building a wall and fighting terror, we tend to lose sight of topics that surpass political boundaries. Through our participation at festivals and coordinating various non-profit villages at events across…

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Apple, the FBI, and Music: An Interview With TechFreedom’s Evan Swarztrauber

Thanks to a public letter this week from Apple CEO Tim Cook to the FBI, the question of how much ‘Silicon Valley’ should cooperate with law enforcement agencies has migrated from the wonky tech world to mainstream news and water-cooler discussions. To learn more about issues of encryption and Tim Cook’s letter we sat down…

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Interview: Patrick Hawco, Veteran and Founder of Electric Forces

Electric Forest was an exceptional experience for HeadCount this year and I had the privilege of being the Team Leader for the event. Over the course of the four-day festival our team registered nearly 500 people to vote, had countless inspirational interactions, and marked the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage with 40,000 of our closest friends. One of…

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Movers, Shakers, Music Lovers: John Yob, National GOP Campaign Consultant

Since our first interview with Politico’s Jake Sherman in January 2014, HeadCount has been taking a deeper, bipartisan look at the consultants, reporters and others who make and report the news in New York, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere — and we’re talking to them about (what else?) music. It turns out that the people who…

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Movers, Shakers, Music Lovers: Robert Gifford, Bloomberg

Since our first interview with Politico’s Jake Sherman in January 2014, HeadCount has been taking a deeper, bipartisan look at the consultants, reporters and others who make and report the news in New York, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere — and we’re talking to them about (what else?) music. It turns out that the people who…

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Dylan Goes Electric: An Interview With Elijah Wald

Elijah Wald has been a musician since age seven and a writer since the early 1980s. He has published more than a thousand articles, mostly about folk, roots and international music for various magazines and newspapers, including over ten years as “world music” writer for the Boston Globe. In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the…

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