Music and Activism

HeadCount Holiday Auction 2019

This year, HeadCount has an amazing collection of music memorabilia for our annual holiday auction. We have items signed from Dead & Company, Trey Anastasio, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, and more! Auction closes December 13th. Celebrate the 2019 Dead & Company Summer Tour by taking home a signed drumhead. You can also snag a poster…

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The Ultimate VIP Trip to Austin City Limits Music Festival

I could not have made this up even if I wanted to, but when my girlfriend and I were in NY in early September, for a long weekend to catch a few concerts, we were approached by a Headcount.org team member right before the Phantogram show. She explained a little bit about the organization and…

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Make Democracy Rad Again: A Benefit Concert at Brooklyn Bowl with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will be playing a benefit concert for HeadCount at the Brooklyn Bowl on November 25th, making their first Brooklyn Bowl appearance in over two years.  The show will feature a special setlist voted on entirely by fans, a fitting representation of our mission of registering voters and promoting democratic participation. Fans…

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HeadCount Brings Voter Registration to David Byrne’s American Utopia

On Sunday, October 20th, David Byrne officially kicked off the Broadway run of his critically- acclaimed American Utopia show. HeadCount has a voter registration booth at each of his shows at the Hudson Theater. The show features a segment where David talks about the importance of voting and gives a warm shoutout to HeadCount and…

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7 Highlights from our Phishy interview with NBC’s Katy Tur

On January 25th, NBC’s Katy Tur joined us for a Heads Talking Facebook Live Discussion (WATCH HERE). Katy, a big phan of Phish, spent much of 2015 and 2016 covering Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign, as is chronicled in Unbelievable: My Front Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History. These interviews intend to…

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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…

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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….

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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

School is IN for Summer Thanks to Capitol Community

Ian Weissman is a New York City public school teacher and also a HeadCount Team Leader. Thanks to The Capitol Community Fund, a joint effort between the Capitol Theatre and HeadCount, Ian was part of a group of educators who went to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland to learn how to…

Posted in Music and Activism, Education

Turning Crowds into Custodians: The Magic of Electricology

Why do I love music festivals? Obviously it starts with the music. But if all I wanted was music I’d never have to leave my couch (or Spotify account). What really gets me going at fests is being part of a community greater than just myself. And Electric Forest holds a special place in my…

Posted in Music and Activism, Sustainability and Climate Change