HeadCount Party: ?uest, Moore...

HeadCount November 3 "Get Out and Vote Party"
To feature Robert Randolph, ?uestlove, Stanton Moore and More!

Robert Randolph, ?uestlove (The Roots) and Stanton Moore (Galactic) will share the stage with a diverse and surprising group of musicians at the HeadCount "Get Out and Vote Party." The concert will be held on Election Eve, Monday, November 3 at the Highline Ballroom in New York City and streamed live on the Internet on iClips.net, spreading the "Vote" message to a limitless number of viewers.

Also appearing at this first-of-its-kind event will be some of New York City and Philadelphia's most popular musicians: Joe Russo and Marco Benevento of The Duo, Chris Barron of The Spin Doctors, Dave Dreiwitz of Ween, Reid Genauer of Assembly of Dust, Tom Hamilton and Scott Metzger of American Babies, and Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein of The Disco Biscuits. Brownstein is HeadCount's co-chair.

Only 500 tickets will be sold to the general public for this event, which will serve as a benefit for HeadCount's nonpartisan voter mobilization efforts. It will mark a rare New York City appearance for the Grammy-nominated Randolph - who made the ascent from playing in churches to New York City nightclubs and then to the national spotlight.

Tickets and more information can be found at www.magichat.net/participation, along with an entry form to win a trip for four to New York City with VIP tickets to the concert. Absentee ballot applications can also be accessed from that site, as HeadCount is reminding anyone attending the concert from out-of-town to fill out an absentee ballot in advance.

Those not able to be in New York City or procure a ticket can enjoy the music live as it unfolds on www.iClips.net. This marks the first time that live streaming audio and video have been used to create a national Get Out the Vote event. The aim is to touch thousands of music fans with a message that inspires participation in Democracy the very next day.

"This represents what HeadCount is all about," said Brownstein, who helped found HeadCount nearly five years ago. "Musicians coming together with fans to spread the message that our votes count." Register to Vote at www.HeadCount.org.


[Published on: 10/2/08]

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motonibur Thu 10/2/2008 02:48PM
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sounds like a good time...maybe ill attempt to get tickets if they're not too pricey.

O1Roggae Thu 10/2/2008 02:55PM
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waka waka bitches

mmmFriedFrogLegs Thu 10/2/2008 03:23PM
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woah thats an awesome group of musicians there not gunna be able to attend this but i encourage anyone who has the means to make this to do so, i mean look at all the talent involved. even if you're not into politics , you must admit , this election we are gettin some solid politically oriented live shows. more than i've seen in recent past years atleast

futhepharmer starstarstarstarstar Thu 10/2/2008 05:01PM
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Always good to see great musicians rally for a great cause. This is the most important thing this election year. I'm not gonna tell ya who to vote for...just tell you to get out and vote. If you don't vote, then you have no right to complain about the state of our country.

I was lucky enough to have attended the inaugural Headcount benefit at BB King's in NYC. Moe., Biscuits, Michael Kang, THE very first Duo show with Mike Gordon! Good Times! Good Times!

Do yourselves a favor and go to this!

SmashySmashy starstarstarstarstar Thu 10/2/2008 05:29PM
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Ya but more importantly, don't just go out and vote just to vote. That's why we are in the situation we are in today. Be an informed voter. Do a little research. You can learn a lot in just an hour of your time. And I am not even talking about the presidential election. Research your state representatives. Too many people just vote a straight ticket and have NO IDEA what their state representatives are all about. So please, inform yourself!!!

kirkbrew Fri 10/3/2008 07:58AM
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Dqamn...when I saw "Moore", I thought it was Mandi.

linsbee314 Fri 10/3/2008 08:31AM
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You know, I really wish Head Count would do a show like this in a city where people don't really vote. It seems they're always somewhere like New York or Chicago, or somewhere in California, which are all places that have large voting numbers. How about come down South where states like South Carolina always vote Republican, so Democrats don't show up to vote b/c they assume their vote won't matter. How about do it in Raliegh, NC or another major city w/ a lot of rural surroundings? Many people in NYC are educated and involved in politics, where many people in other cities in the South are not and feel left out of the process. How about coming down here to motivate those people?

futhepharmer starstarstarstarstar Fri 10/3/2008 09:53AM
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a note to Sarah Palin....


Hmmmn...funny, another high functioning idiot pronounces it the same way. coincidence? I think not. Could this be one of the new indicators of intelligence?

SmashySmashy Fri 10/3/2008 10:35AM
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Well since it is pronounced: noo-klee-er and not NEW-CLEAR, I would say how you pronounce it is some sort of indicator of intelligence. Listen, Palin and Biden had way too many flaws last night to worry about pronunciation. For example, they bickered back and forth about who to give tax breaks too. How about we figure out what exactly you are doing with those taxes first. It doesn't really matter who the major burden is falling on if they are being wasted in the first place.

Grateful Dread Fri 10/3/2008 04:55PM
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Grateful Dread

@futhepharmer: Yes! The Headcount Benefit in 04 was one of the best shows I've been to in the last 5 years. Went til like 3 or 4am if I remember correctly. Great time. I'll be back again for this one fo sho.

futhepharmer Fri 10/3/2008 07:53PM
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Smashy, loads of thanks for correcting me sir. You must be very proud of yourself sir. always rushing to correct folks. funny, when you say the word clear, it's sound out to klee-er. I wasn't trying out to write for a dictionary, I was just making a point. Kudos to you kind sir for being an annoyingly coy fuck

irtimed Fri 10/3/2008 10:06PM
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"You Betcha!"

nsafay Sat 10/4/2008 05:04PM
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Sounds awesome. I wish they would do these events in places that actually need more encouragement though.

nsafay Sat 10/4/2008 05:07PM
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...and yes, it does matter who the burden falls upon as much as as what is done with it.

n-1 starstarstarstarstar Sun 10/5/2008 12:00PM
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big up to NY jambase heads, we are arguably the most democratic state. guaranteed sold out show

n-1 Mon 10/13/2008 11:15AM
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go to reddits front page and upvote the headcount response to the 20 20 article,