Music and Activism

HeadCount Holiday Auction 2019

By Theo Munger on December 4, 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…

The Ultimate VIP Trip to Austin City Limits Music Festival

By George Skoutelis on November 18, 2019

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…

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

By Emily Gibbs on November 11, 2019

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…

HeadCount Brings Voter Registration to David Byrne’s American Utopia

By Emily Gibbs on October 22, 2019

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…

Festival Preview: BUKU Music + Art Project

By Justin Von den Steinen on March 7, 2019

In a few weeks, HeadCount will attend the eighth-annual Buku Music + Art Project. It’s our fourth-year attending the festival, and we’re as excited as ever to be an ingredient in the unique flavor that is Buku. This year’s lineup features a variety of acts, including Lana Del Ray, Excision, RL Grime, A$AP Rocky, Toro…

Giving Away Brendon Urie’s Guitar On Panic! At The Disco Tour

By Aaron Ghitelman on January 10, 2019

In 2018 Panic! At The Disco was our one of our biggest tours of the year when it came to voter registrations. Building off of that, we couldn’t be more excited to kick-off 2019 on the road with Panic! At The Disco, registering voters, signing fans up for election alerts, and giving away Brendon Urie’s golden guitar from the Say Amen music video!…

The Future Is Voting Tour: Bringing Respect Back to the Dialogue

By Gordon Hensley on October 23, 2018

Having spent twenty years of my life as a GOP campaign consultant and Capitol Hill communications director, I’m frequently ribbed by Republican friends and colleagues – mostly at parties – about serving as a HeadCount board member. They assume that because HeadCount plays a high-profile role registering new voters and increasing civic participation at music…

Phil Lesh at the Apollo: Don’t Tell Me This Country Ain’t Got No Heart

By Aaron Ghitelman on August 15, 2018

We’re excited to announce Don’t Tell Me This Country Ain’t Got No Heart: A Benefit For Voter Participation featuring Phil Lesh at the legendary Apollo Theater with very special guests including The Harlem Gospel Choir. We are seeing history unfold around us every day, and this concert will be a unique part of that history….

Leaving a Positive Legacy on Dead & Co. Tour

By Melanie Marcou on July 10, 2018

Last June, Dead & Company came to Boston to play two nights at Fenway Park. I had been planning for quite some time to volunteer with HeadCount for another action-filled night on “Participation Row“, but as the shows grew closer I found out about a Boston Day of Action with another non-profit who would be…

Interview: Jon Perri, Creative Director at Nation of Second Chances

By Aaron Ghitelman on April 12, 2018

Jon Perri is a Digital Organizer, storyteller and longtime HeadCount volunteer. By day he works as a Director of Campaigns & Partnerships at Change.org, and by night he serves as Creative Director at Nation Of Second Chances: Stories of Clemency. Recently he chatted with us about his work at Nation Of Second Chances, documenting the…