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Headcount Plans To Register Up To 200,000 New Voters Through Live Concerts

11/6/2007 2:32pm EST
Dave Matthews Band
HeadCount, the volunteer-run voter registration organization that registered nearly 50,000 voters in 2004 through alliances with Dave Matthews Band and other artists, has announced an ambitious plan to stage voter registration drives at more than 500 concerts over the next year, with a goal of registering 200,000 new voters.

HeadCount will be the only national organization to stage voter registration at concerts on a large scale in 2008, employing registration methods it has tested and perfected over the last three years.

Virginia McEnerney, the former Vice President of Corporate...

Benzos' Second Album, Branches, In Stores August 7

7/30/2007 11:30am EDT
New York-based quartet Benzos are releasing their second album, Branches, August 7th on Stinky Records. Branches combines the melodic allure of Doves, the sprawling dynamics of Explosions In the Sky and the minimalist yet intense complexity of Aphex Twin, to develop a unique blend of ambient, emotionally resonant guitar and synth instrumentation, "mashed up" with tight, bottom-heavy, intensely funky rhythm section grooves.

Since the release of their debut album, Morning Stanzas, Benzos -- Christian Celaya (guitar/synth/vocals), Brian Joyce (guitar/vocals), Eiko Peck (bass)and Steve B...

10,000 Lakes Festival Confirms The String Cheese Incident For Headliner As Trey Anastasio Cancels His Only Summer Performance

5/24/2007 12:49pm EDT
The String Cheese Incident
The 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) announces the addition of The String Cheese Incident to the lineup, confirming a Minnesota performance on their summer tour. The Colorado-based group has spent more than a decade making innovative, genre-defying music and will perform two sets at the 10,000 Lakes Festival Friday, July 20 on the Main Stage.

"The String Cheese Incident is thrilled to be returning to 10KLF for the third time and are looking forward to performing in the North Woods once again," says SCI manager Mike Luba.

10KLF announces today that guitarist Trey Anastasio will be u...

10,000 Lakes Festival Confirms The Tragically Hip, Zappa Plays Zappa

3/29/2007 3:03pm EDT
The fifth annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) held July 18 – 21 at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minn. is quickly becoming the summer's must attend live music and camping event. Adding artists to its growing lineup, 10KLF announces the confirmation of these groups: The Tragically Hip, Zappa Plays Zappa, Particle, Blueground Undergrass, Outformation, The Lee Boys, Big Organ Trio, and That 1 Guy.

Continuing the high standards of musical excellence that festivarians expect, this year's 10,000 Lakes Festival lineup already features Bob Weir & RatDog, Trey Anastasio, The Disco Bisc...

New CD Reviews, Nov. 15, 2006 (The Game, Neil Young, Fat Joe, Akon, Tenacious D, Sublime, many more)

11/15/2006 4:19pm EST
The Game - Doctor
A number of rap and hip-hop albums come out this week including ones from Fat Joe, The Game and Akon. Plus check out fresh music from Damien Rice, Army of Anyone, Tenacious D and many more. Keep reading for info and reviews of this week's new CDs.

The Game - Doctor's Advocate

Toying with expectations and respect is the dangerous tightrope the Game walks brilliantly, and while this is nothing new, the fact remains that every track here is as good as or better than those on his debut. Read review...

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Crazy Horse at the Fillmore 1970

This was the origi...

Musicians Support With "Get Out And Vote" Email Campaign

11/2/2006 11:04am EST
Dave Matthews Band
Non-partisan, non-profit voter registration organization has enlisted the help of its artist partners to generate over one million e-mails to music fans reminding them to vote.

Dave Matthews Band kicked off the campaign on Tuesday, one week before the election, with an e-mail sent directly to the hundreds of thousands of fans on the band's private e-mail list.

"Election Day Is One Week Away," the e-mail read. "Dave Matthews Band wants to encourage everyone to let your voice be heard by remembering to vote on Election Day."

The message also contained a link to w...

The Disco Biscuits To Release Limited Edition Live CD Of 2004 New Year's Eve Performance

10/1/2006 9:00am EDT
The Disco Biscuits
The Disco Biscuits and Diamond Riggs Records newest live release, Rocket 3, is the entire third set of the Biscuits 2004 New Years Eve performance in New York City. Highly regarded by both the fans and the band alike, this limited-edition three song collection is as much a nod to the past as it is a glimpse into the future. Featuring an awe-inspiring 30 minute version of "Magellan" and a "Frog Legs" that segues nicely into the second half of "Crickets", this CD is most certainly all about the improvisation. As a bonus, the "Hope" encore is included on the CD.

These tracks, originally c...

Dave Matthews Band Helps Grassroots Non-Profit Eclipse Registration Goals

9/26/2006 1:16pm EDT
HeadCount, the non-partisan, non-profit voter registration organization run by grassroots-oriented musicians, fans and promoters announced that it has eclipsed its voter registration goals for the recent "Midterms Matter Tour." The organization registered over 5,000 new voters on a budget of less than $25,000.

The Midterms Matter tour included over 30 events. Highlights included the Bonnaroo festival, the Phil Lesh /Trey Anastasio tour and a dozen dates with Dave Matthews Band.

"We set out to bring attention to the Midterm elections and prove how efficient a grassroots, music-ori...

New York Music Venues Unite For Green Apple Music & Arts Festival

2/8/2006 9:37pm EST
Frank Zappa
Over 25 of New York's premiere music venues are coming together to host the inaugural Green Apple Music & Arts Festival, the biggest Earth Day celebration in the United States, to be held throughout New York City April 20th to April 23rd. Produced by Peter Shapiro and Relix Magazine, The Green Apple Music & Arts Festival will happen in conjunction with Earth Day New York, a nonprofit organization.

The Sixth Annual Jammys award show and all-star concert will kick off the four-day music and film festival on Thursday, April 20th at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Over the following ...

2006 Langerado Music Festival Initial Line-Up Announced

11/30/2005 12:46pm EST
Ben Harper
Music festival season begins early in South Florida, and the Langerado Music Festival is the destination of choice for traveling music lovers ready to start the journey. The festival, now in its fourth year, is preparing to host a slew of fans from colder climates: music lovers, college spring-breakers and sun seekers who are aching for festival season to begin. For 2006 Langerado announces its biggest and best line-up ever:

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, The Black Crowes, The Flaming Lips, Wilco, The Meters, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Keller Williams, Burning Spear, G. L...