Tag: Disco Biscuits

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…

Posted in Participation Row

Changing the World at Irving Plaza

Music can change the world.   I may be the luckiest woman in Manhattan.  I ran the HeadCount table at historic Irving Plaza, located on picturesque Irving Place off Union Square, representing HeadCount many times over the last 2 years.  I saw amazing acts like Bad Religion, Twiddle, Greensky Bluegrass and Disco Biscuits up close and…

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HeadCount at Ten: 2005 Katrina Benefit

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, and HeadCount found a new way to help organize the music community.

Posted in 10th anniversary

Gritty and Amazing: Road Journal from Camp Bisco

Life on the road isn’t always easy for our festival coordinators, but the love they get from our fans makes it all worthwhile.

Camp Bisco XI: The Grit & the Glory

HeadCount has conquered another successful Camp Bisco with barely a scratch. It was a very dusty four days full of stories, new friends and some amazing volunteers.

Posted in Music and Activism, Tour Journals

Artist Gwen AP On: Art, Education and Finding Herself

In our continuing series of interviews with live painters, Gwen AP tells how she went from painting in the crowd to painting on stage.

Posted in Interviews, HeadCount Community, Education

Another Winner’s Tale: Camp Bisco

The winner of the Camp Bisco “Signs of the Times” contest tells how a little activist-networking landed her a chance to meet one of her favorite bands.

Posted in Music and Activism, HeadCount Community

Mission Accomplished: The Biscuits Check Out Solar Panels

The Disco Biscuits visited a Philadelphia elementary school to see the solar panels that were installed with their support – the result of the “Bisco Power Mission” project staged with HeadCount

Umphrey’s Lets Fans Call The Shots

For the “Stew Arts” series, 50 or so lucky Umphrey’s fans send text messages that are relayed to the band on stage, with the band then crafting their setlists and improvisations in response to the fan direction.

Posted in HeadCount Community

Biscuits Talk BPM on NPR

The Disco Biscuits appeared on NPR’s “World Café” to discuss their new album “Planet Anthem” and Bisco Power Mission, a recent collaboration with HeadCount to raise money for the purchase of solar panels at a Philadelphia public school. The 20-minute interview, syndicated to NPR affiliates nationally, can be heard here. In it, HeadCount co-chair and…

Posted in Music and Activism, Sustainability and Climate Change