Tag: conscious alliance

5 Years of HeadCount at LOCKN’ – My Volunteer Job Pays the Most

I have had the distinct honor of being the HeadCount Team Leader for all 5 LOCKN’ Festival Participation Rows. Every year has been an unforgettable experience that has given me way more than I could have possibly given to it in the first place. After every LOCKN’ I make the 7-8 hour drive home to Central…

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Fare Thee Well Interview Series: Justin Levy

With The Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary shows approaching, and HeadCount organizing a “Participation Row” non-profit village at the shows, we are running a series of interviews with key people from non-profits and various social good initiatives tied to the Grateful Dead. Today, we talk to Justin Levy, the Executive Director of Conscious Alliance.  Conscious Alliance is a…

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Interview: Conscious Alliance’s Justin Levy and Rock the Earth’s Marc Ross

One core idea behind HeadCount is that the music community is capable of organizing from within and bettering the planet. No two organizations share that belief and spirit more than Conscious Alliance and Rock the Earth.

Interview: STS9’s David Phipps On The Conspiratorial Nature Of Giving

They may be one of the spacier, more experimental, and more mystically inclined bands on the improv-rock circuit, but Santa Cruz instrumental quintet STS9 also have their feet planted firmly in consensual reality. On their tenth album, Ad Explorata, released earlier this month on the group’s own 1320 label, STS9 blends vintage analog electronics with…

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Pnuma Trio Giving Away Show For Conscious Alliance

Pnuma Trio is drawing attention to Conscious Alliance’s food-distribution efforts by offering a free download of their set from STS9‘s “Day Out of Time” celebration at Red Rocks Amphitheater in July. I was at the DOOT show and Pnuma threw it down, as always. The set includes new tunes “DAB,” moresamples,” and “avid” from their…