Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Video: Trey Anastasio Band "Valentine" (HD) 2/12/10 Boston

Video: HeadCount All-Stars Practice Sessions

The HeadCount Allstars practicing Phish's "Maze" backstage! Featuring Marc Brownstein, Aron Magner, and Jon Gutwillig of the Disco Biscuits, Jake Cinninger of Umphrey's McGee, Kyle Hollingsworth of the String Cheese Incident and Joe Russo of the Benevento-Russo Duo.

HeadCount Allstars - "Maze" from Relix on Vimeo.


HeadCount Allstars backstage messing around on "David Bowie"

HeadCount Allstars - "Bowie" from Relix on Vimeo.

CornellSun.com: At Furthur Concert, Police Arrest far More Than Usual

By Michael Linhorst
Sunday night’s Furthur concert in Barton Hall, which attracted Deadheads from around the country, resulted in an unusually high number of drug and alcohol related arrests. 
Concert organizers sold 5,000 tickets and police estimate that an additional 1,000 to 1,500 fans stood outside Barton Hall without tickets, hoping to gain admission to the sold-out concert. Many of the band’s followers spent the night partying in the parking garage on Campus Rd., said Kathy Zoner, chief of the Cornell University Police Department.

Nine individuals were arrested in the parking garage or near Barton Hall Sunday night, according to CUPD’s daily crime log. Most of the individuals were charged with possession of marijuana, which is a misdemeanor. Police also encountered several people outside Barton attempting to sell drugs, Zoner said.

“We certainly had a couple of large drug-related arrests,” she said. “We’ll be spending about three days doing the paperwork from this night.”

Many of the people arrested came from outside the Ithaca area, according to the crime log. “I don’t even think we arrested any students,” Zoner said. Few actual ticket-holders were arrested, she added.

After the crowds cleared yesterday morning, police also found nitrous oxide tanks left behind in the parking garage. Some illegal drug users inhale nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, in order to get high.

Many people who partied in the parking garage Sunday night also used the structure as a restroom, Zoner said. University officials have a “massive cleanup underway” to remove the mess, she said.

CUPD sent an email to building administrators Thursday advising them to be “extra vigilant in securing [their] buildings” during the weekend to prevent fans at the concert from breaking in. No information about potential building break-ins was available last night.

Relix.com: Furthur, Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee and YMSB at All Good

Relix.com:
This year’s All Good Music Festival line-up may be its most stacked yet. Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will bring their Furthur project to the event which returns to Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV on July 8-11. Widespread Panic also has signed on for the event, with an initial roster that also includes: Umphrey’s McGee, Yonder Mountain String Band, Dark Star Orchestra, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Lotus, Femi Kuti & the Positive Force, Rebelution, Railroad Earth, The New Deal, Perpetual Groove, Cornmeal, Fort Knox Five and The Macpodz. One of the festival’s hallmarks is the decision not to overlap any of its musical performances, with more than 40 hours pledged to attendees. Additional artists will still be announced, with tickets on sale this Friday, February 19.

AVClub.com: "Down with Disease" Comparing and contrasting Trey Anastasio pre- and post-rehab

By Jacob Schneider
It’s safe to say that Trey Anastasio’s life was in shambles when he was arrested in upstate New York for DWI in December 2006. More than two years had passed since the breakup of Phish, and Anastasio was floundering in an abyss of chemical dependency and largely ignored solo records. But aside from an embarrassing and (on A.V. Club Milwaukee at least) omnipresent mug shot, Anastasio has come back from his drug problems more or less unscathed thanks to the magical restorative powers of drug rehabilitation. To measure just how far Anastasio has come in the last several years before his show Feb. 18 at Pabst Theater, The A.V. Club examined his life and music pre- and post-rehab.

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