Tag: dave matthews band

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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DMB Team

The Dynamic Democratic DMB Drive: A Yankee In The South

What’s the opposite of a jet-setter? I don’t know what the best word for it is. A home-body? A small-town kid? I don’t really know. But, whatever you call it, that’s what I am. I am not a traveler. I was born in upstate New York, went to school in Upstate New York, currently work…

Posted in Blog, Tour Journals, Jeff Simonds

The Dynamic DMB Democracy Drive: Let’s Analyze The Crowds, Eh?

I’ve been going to Dave Mathews Band shows for fourteen years, now.  After this summer ends, I will have seen DMB play live in over thirty venues (in fifteen states).  I have been in the pit, I have been in the balcony, I have been on the lawn, and I have been in the parking…

Posted in Blog, Jeff Simonds

The Dynamic DMB Democracy Drive: Three Short Adventures in Voting

Story 1:  Keli’s Tale (subtitle: “Spooky Waffle House”) It’s damn near one in the morning, somewhere outside of Memphis, and Keli needs to pee.  There is nothing open.  Fast food joints are closed.  Gas stations are pitch black.  The town is deserted with the exception of an isolated Waffle House uncomfortably far from the main…

Posted in Blog, Jeff Simonds

The Dynamic DMB Democracy Drive: A Defense of DMB Fans

When people ask me what music I listen to, I’ll bury Dave Matthews Band in a list of several bands with better reputations: “Oh, I listen to Alabama Shakes, The Hold Steady, Dave Matthews, Jack White…”  It’s kind of like saying, “My favorite foods are sushi, lobster, Hamburger Helper, and a fine porterhouse.”  And I…

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The Dynamic DMB Democracy Drive (Part One)

We’ve got 19 days, 13 states to visit, 11 Dave Matthews Band shows to see, 4000 miles to drive, hundreds of people to register to vote, and dozens of bags of travel-sized cookies to eat on the road… …but first, we gotta figure out how to keep our tent from blowing into the streets of…

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Interview: #GoVote Artist Jamie Huntsman

HeadCount’s art director Jamie Huntsman jumped at the chance to create #GoVote artwork for the Dave Matthews Band tour. The result was a memorable piece that reminds us to “Eat Local. Shop Local. Vote Local.”

Posted in Food and Farm Policy, #GoVote artist interviews

HeadCount at Ten: How It All Started

On February 13th, 2004, HeadCount officially launched at a small concert in Denver, CO. Ten years later, we’ve registered 300,000 voters and championed dozens of ways for the music community to make its voice heard.

Posted in News, 10th anniversary

HeadCount Holiday Fundraiser

For a little while now, HeadCount has been sitting on the MOTHERLOAD of signed posters and items from various festivals. So this year, we decided to hold a little fundraiser by auctioning them off for the holidays.

Posted in Music and Activism

HeadCount Offers the Ultimate Music Experiences!

HeadCount has got the best way for you to see music this summer! Check out our upcoming events and auctions!

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