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by Unknown // Monday, June 29, 2009 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Last night at the BET awards Janet Jackson made her first appereance since brother Michael Jackson's death. Her speech was short and emotional.

by Unknown // Monday, June 29, 2009 // Upfront, News // 0 Comments

headcount

Richard Gehr, one of the first national music writers to cover Phish and other improvisational rock acts, has been named the editor of the HeadCount organization’s blog, found at: www.HeadCount.org/blog. The blog chronicles “music, politics and everything in between,” with a particular focus on how music and musicians are a driving force behind causes and societal trends. 

The blog, updated several times daily, features regular interviews with artists regarding their beliefs and philanthropic initiatives. It also covers the government inquiries into secondary ticketing and recent lawsuits against citizens for downloading music. On a lighter note, it features humorous “Man on the Lot” videos where concertgoers are asked what issues they care about most, and also provides regular food reviews from concert festivals with a vegetarian and organic slant.  

The blog is one of many new media platforms HeadCount is using to fulfill its mission of “inspiring participation in democracy.”

“When I was asked to take this on I discovered there really are no blogs out there covering the intersection of politics and music,” Gehr said. “It's been a lot of fun so far, and I hope it will broaden this rich music community's world view a tad." 

He is joined by a long list of guest bloggers and contributors, including JamBase founder Andy Gadiel, who recently penned a story on all the newfangled ways Phish fans can access their favorite band through Web 2.0 media. Contributors also provide stories related to the specific topics that are the focus of HeadCount’s 2009 “What’s Your Issue?” campaign. They include Food and Farm Policy, Gulf Coast Recovery, Health Care, Human Rights, Personal Liberty and Sustainability and Conservation.  

Gehr has been writing and editing about music – and many other things – for more than two decades. He arrived in New York during the early 80s to help edit Spin magazine and has subsequently written for Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Musician, Blender, Artforum and countless other publications both living and archived. He continues to write for the Village Voice, eMusic, Relix and Oprah's O magazine. In 1998 he co-authored The Phish Book with the Burlington quartet. He continues to freelance from polyethnic Brooklyn, where he resides with his wife and two daughters.

by Unknown // Monday, June 29, 2009 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

lollapalooza

The official Lollapalooza late night shows - running from Wednesday 8/5 through Sunday 8/9 - have been announced.  The 3-day festival kicks off on Friday, August 7 in Chicago's Grant Park. 

Wed, August 5, 2009

Last Band Standing Remix Competition
Double Door
Age: 21
On Sale: June 27 at 10:00 am

Thur, August 6, 2009

Beastie Boys
Congress Theater
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Age: 17
On Sale June 26 at 10:00 am

The Decemberists w/Heartless Bastards
Metro
Doors: 8:00 PM
Age: 18
On Sale June 27 at 10:00 am

Thievery Corporation w/Federico Aubele
House of Blues
Doors: 8:00 PM
Age: 17
On Sale June 27 at 10:00 am

Fri, August 7, 2009

Arctic Monkeys w/ Modey Lemon
Metro
Doors: 10:00 PM
Age: 18
On Sale June 27 at 10:00 am

Band of Horses w/ Cass McCombs
House of Blues
Doors: 10:00 PM
Age: 17
On Sale June 27 at 10:00 am

TV on the Radio w/ Chairlift
"A healthcare benefit for Colleen Malone"
Double Door
Doors: 10:00 PM
Age: 21
On Sale June 27 at 10:00 am

Crookers, Major Lazer, Simian Mobile Disco DJ Set
Bloody Beetroots DJ Set KiD CuDi, Rye Rye, and Willy Joy

Congress Theater
Doors: 8:00 PM
Age: 17
On Sale June 27 at 10:00 am

Delta Spirit w/ Other Lives
Schubas
Doors: 10:00 PM
Age: 21
On Sale June 27 at 10:00 am

Lykke Li w/ Miike Snow, Esser
Bottom Lounge
Doors: 9:00 PM
Age: 21
On Sale June 27 at 10:00 am

Sat, August 8, 2009

Fleet Foxes w/ Dungen
Metro
Doors: 10:00 PM
Age: 18
On Sale June 27 at 10:00 am

STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) w/ TBD
House of Blues
Doors: 10:30 PM
Age: 17
On Sale June 27 at 10 am

Joe Pug w/ The Low Anthem
The Hideout
Doors: 10:00 PM
Age: 21
On Sale June 27 at 10:00 am

Dan Auerbach w/ Cage the Elephant
Schubas
Doors: 10:00 PM
Age: 21
On Sale June 27 at 10:00 am

Kaskade w/James Amato and DJ Nigel O'Reilly
Smart Bar
Doors: 10:00 PM
Age: 21
On Sale June 27 at 10:00 am

The Raveonettes w/ Living Things and Pretty Good Dance Moves (DJ Set)
Empty Bottle
Doors: 10:00 PM
Age: 21
On Sale June 27 at 10:00 am

Blind Pilot and Ezra Furman & The Harpoons
House of Blues - Back Porch
Doors: 10:30 PM
Age: 21
On Sale June 27 at 10:00 am

Sun, August 9, 2009

Deerhunter w/ No Age and Dan Deacon
Logan Square Auditorium
Doors: 10:00 PM
All Ages
On Sale June 27 at 10:00 am

MSTRKRFT w/ LA Riots and Dark Wave Disco
Bottom Lounge
Doors: 9:00 PM
Age: 18
On Sale June 27 at 10 am

by Unknown // Monday, June 29, 2009 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

phish 

Phish announced a 3-day festival over Halloween weekend, October 30 - November 1, 2009, on their website this past weekend.  The location is yet to be announced, but rumor has it across the web that the festival may be taking place in Indio, CA at Empire Polo Club, which is also the location of Coachella every spring.