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HeadCount s Soundtrack to History with Everyone Orchestra
New York, NY – Today, the non-partisan voter registration organization HeadCount announced it will provide a free, live webcast to “Soundtrack to History,” a first-of-its-kind Election Day concert where an all-star band jams live to the election results. Presented by Magic Hat Brewing Company, the festivities take place at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday evening, and will be streamed live on nugs.tv and Qello Concertsstarting at 8:45 PM ET.
As the polls begin to close on Tuesday November 8th, the election results will appear on the giant video screens at Brooklyn Bowl. Then, shortly before the first key state results are announced, Everyone Orchestra and a slew of special guests will take the stage and begin to musically interpret the returns in real-time. They’ll use the election results and the mood of the crowd as a muse for improvisation, creating a night of truly historic music unlike any election viewing party in the country.
Tickets are $25 for general admission, $75 for VIP and $250 for Benefactor, and are on sale now at brooklynbowl.com.
The lineup for the evening includes a recently-announced appearance by keyboard virtuoso Marco Benevento. He’ll join an already stellar list of performers including Steve Kimock, members of the Disco Biscuits (Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner), moe. (Vinnie Amico),Snarky Puppy (Jay Jennings, Mike Maher, Justin Stanton and Chris Bullock), Big Gigantic (Jeremy Salken), Twiddle (Mihali Savoulidis), Trey Anastasio Band (Natalie Cressman), Jans Ingber (formerly of The Motet) and Karina Rykman (Marco BeneventoBand). Everyone Orchestra’s Matt Butler will conduct the musical adventure.
Magic Hat also co-presented election themed concerts with HeadCount in 2008 and 2012, which included surprise guest appearances by Phil Lesh, Warren Haynes, and John Medeski.
This year’s event will mark the end of HeadCount’s record-breaking 2015-16 voter turnout campaign. Using social media and concerts as vehicles to reach Millennials, HeadCount registered more than 150,000 new voters for this election – a 40% increase compared with 2012 – and staged voter registration drives at more than 1,500 live music events.
The organization partnered with Pandora, MTV, Ben & Jerry’s, D’Angelico Guitars, Patagonia, Clean Energy Advisors and Billboard in various capacities this year, and was embedded on national tours by the Dixie Chicks, Dave Matthews Band, Warped Tour, Phish and Dead & Co.
Just last week, Rolling Stone covered HeadCount’s #GoVote campaign, which organized hundreds of musicians and celebrities to post photos on social media with the #GoVote hashtag. The campaign, featuring posts by Stephen Colbert, James Franco, Kings of Leon, Pearl Jam, Russell Simmons, Conan O’Brien, Zoe Kravitz, Chelsea Handler, and many others, directs voters to HeadCount.org for information on early voting, polling place locations and state ballot initiatives. View a selection of photos HERE.
About HeadCount: HeadCount unleashes the power of musicians and fans to make a difference. Founded by a group of musicians in 2004, including Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead and Marc Brownstein of the Disco Biscuits, the non-partisan organization has registered over 426,000 voters, and have helped motivate millions of millennials to be informed, vocal citizens. HeadCount uses the power of musicians, the passion of fans and the hard work of volunteers to promote participation in democracy. For more information, please visit HeadCount.org.
Amazon Announces the cast for their Upcoming Grateful Dead T.V. Show.
This was my April Fool's Joke!
Amazon just released the cast members that will play the Grateful Dead band members in their upcoming show about the band's life. I am not an acting coach but I must admit there are more than a few head scratchers. Before we announce the cast, one odd moment actually delayed the production team from casting the respective roles of the show. When executive producer and GD member Bobby Weir insisted on playing Jerry Garcia. The uncomfortable week of dealing with this unrealistic request came to an end when Bill Walton pointed out to Bobby that he has in fact been playing that role already since Jerry untimely death in 1995. One thing Bob was adamant about was picking the actor to play him. He insisted on 80's child star Corey Feldman, Bobby was quoted of saying "Just watch "Dream a Little Dream" 1 threw 6 if you think he does not have the chee…
Some As#hole Screamed "Free Bird" at a Recent Bob Dylan Show. The only actual news is Bob obliged and played a note-perfect rendition of the dueling guitar solo in Lynyrd Skynyrd's Rock Anthem. Watch!
Bob Dylan has never met a cover he did not like. He has incorporated countless tunes by many artists in his live shows since the early sixties. Ironically, the Never Ending Tour is supporting Dylan's latest release Fallen Angels which is his second installment of Frank Sinatra classics. I have had the pleasure of seeing Dylan live well over a hundred shows and witnessed him cover everybody from The Grateful Dead to Warren Zevon and all genres in-between. But I never thought I would hear the Great One cover " Free Bird". Of course, some asshole yelled to hear it or be funny. Hell, maybe he was trying to impress a date and had a low I.Q. Whatever the reason he yelled it, is less fascinating than why Dylan played it. I think he finally got sick of hearing song…
BONNAROO 2016: More than 100 arrested, cited in first few hours.
Same as it Ever Was..... The Tennessean is already reporting over 100 arrests and Bonnaroo has barely begun. That stat was given around 2 p.m yesterday after a few hours of the festival. It is not clear if they count the kids they arrest just driving there. "The arrests, Knott said many were made overnight, included disorderly conducts and illegal possession of controlled substances including harder drugs like LSD and Molly." "Law enforcement overseeing the 15th annual Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. said Thursday that they've cited and arrested more than 100 people less than one day into the event."Last year they only made 75 arrests the whole festival. This year seems to be a different story as they eclipsed last year's arrests in a few hours. When asked about medical emergencies Knott was quoted,"We've been lucky we haven't had any so far, but we are on guard becau…