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Episode 50 - New Trends and Shotcalling
July 21, 2015

The tour is now finally into two-night stands with Camden and SPAC and we get to see what kind of variety the band is playing. New trends have started to emerge among the acoustic set, the encore, and with the guests. As usual comment on if we want these new trends to Stay or Leave. Also we do a bit of shotcalling, as we recorded this podcast just before the latest two-night stand at Deercreek (read as Klipsh for casual fans). We donít want to spoil it, but letís just say we hope we didnít Let You Down.


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Special Rates at the PGA National for WPB Shows

Posted by Jake Vigliotti in Tour News at 1:58pm on Monday, Jun 8th, 2015

the beautiful PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL has stepped up and is offering a fantastic deal for Dave Matthews Band fans around the West Palm Beach shows! Follow This Link to book rooms for the rate of $129 at our favorite hotel in the Sunshine State!

In the past, we have hosted official Ants Parties at this resort. Unfortunately, we won't be able to do that this year but it'll just like the wild times we had there before. Drink specials (they have the best Mojitos around!), food specials, and a live band. And all this right when the Summer DMB Tour is heating up. If you're looking to add a show or 2 and enjoy a fantastic hotel with a great pool, you're in luck, this is the spot!

Please note that the above link only works from PC's, not from phones/tablets. You can call 844-821-0028 to book and mention "Ants Marching." We'll update with the drink and food specials as we get em.


UPDATE: There are still a few rooms available if you want to make the WPB swing part of your tour schedule. Give em a call and take advantage of this great deal!

   
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Ants Podcast 50 - New Trends and Shotcalling

Posted by Joe Maliszeski in Podcasts at 11:03pm on Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015

The tour is now finally into two-night stands with Camden and SPAC and we get to see what kind of variety the band is playing. New trends have started to emerge among the acoustic set, the encore, and with the guests. As usual, we comment on if we want these new trends to Stay or Leave. Also we do a bit of shotcalling, as we recorded this podcast just before the latest two-night stand at Deercreek (read as Klipsh for casual fans). We donít want to spoil it, but letís just say we hope we didnít Let You Down.

As always, this week's episode is available on Stitcher, which is an awesome app for podcasts if you aren't familiar. If you don't have one of those iPhone things, it's likely the best way to listen on the go! Of course, it's also listed on iTunes as well. Do us a favor and rate & review us on the iTunes store to get us up on top of the charts! Free to share your thoughts in the discussion thread, as well. (Click the comments bubble below)

We hope you enjoy this latest episode of the Ants Podcast.
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Ants Podcast 49 - This Episode Is Not Unpleasurable

Posted by Matt Yette in Podcasts at 12:01am on Saturday, Jun 27th, 2015

With a couple of weeks gone since our last podcast, Joe's obviously had some time to hit the books and brush up on his familiarity with Webster's. The gang talks about these past few shows and goes full-on ESPY's, but without the controversy. Ok maybe there's controversy. Hear our picks for the Dave Matthews Band Summer 2015 tour first segment MVP and so much more!

As always, this week's episode is available on Stitcher, which is an awesome app for podcasts if you aren't familiar. If you don't have one of those iPhone things, it's likely the best way to listen on the go! Of course, it's also listed on iTunes as well. Do us a favor and rate & review us on the iTunes store to get us up on top of the charts! Free to share your thoughts in the discussion thread, as well. (Click the comments bubble below)

We hope you enjoy this latest episode of the Ants Podcast.
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A Fan Makes a Case for Mercy

Posted by AntsMarching.org Staff in Columns at 6:41pm on Tuesday, Jun 16th, 2015

We've all seen it at a show, Dave starts strumming those familiar chords and the next thing you know he's sitting behind the piano and 11 minutes later you've checked your email 9 times and texted your mom. That's right, you just heard Mercy. The AntsMarching.org podcast made the case that Mercy is the least popular Dave Matthews Band single. But is it fair? Do fans have it wrong? In another fan-submitted column, Jeff takes a shot at defending Mercy. Give it a read, and see if it can change your opinion of the song.

   
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Deer Creek Is the Spot for Live Trax 34

Posted by Jake Vigliotti in Live Releases at 6:40pm on Wednesday, Jun 10th, 2015

For those that keep count, there are a few "big venues" that don't have Live Trax releases yet. You can pencil through Deer Creek on your list. The latest Live Trax, Live Trax 34, is from Deer Creek 1999. The Pre Order is now. If you really need us to explain the awesomeness of this, we'll just show you the bonus disc. Are you sitting down? No, seriously, sit. OK? Here is the bonus disc:

  • 1. Pantala Naga Pampa>Rapunzel (6.23.99)
  • 2. Cry Freedom (6.22.99)
  • 3. #41 (6.23.99)
  • 4. Crash Into Me (6.23.99)
  • 5. Say Goodbye (6.22.99)
  • 6. #40 (6.22.99)
  • 7. Two Step (6.23.99)
  • 8. Last Stop (6.22.99)


  • Aren't you glad we said sit down? The bonus disc is made up of Night 1 and Night 2 of the 3-night Deer Creek stand. Night 3 as you likely deduced is the actual Live Trax. As you can see from that link, the show is pretty sweet. Order today! You won't be disappointed, guarantee!

       
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    Ants Podcast 48 - We Extemporize As Tour Takes Form

    Posted by Joe Maliszeski in Podcasts at 12:31am on Wednesday, Jun 10th, 2015

    With ten shows down the summer tour has some definite shape and plenty to discuss, including the impressive recent form. Plus, Golden Pipes Matt returns from his overseas hiatus and it gives us a chance to recap the start of the tour. We also discuss the three new pieces of music we have in front of us, and get to as many of your questions as we can. Note, itís recommended you listen to this podcast with a dictionary close by.

    As always, this week's episode is available on Stitcher, which is an awesome app for podcasts if you aren't familiar. If you don't have one of those iPhone things, it's likely the best way to listen on the go! Of course, it's also listed on iTunes as well. Do us a favor and rate & review us on the iTunes store to get us up on top of the charts! Free to share your thoughts in the discussion thread, as well. (Click the comments bubble below)

    We hope you enjoy this latest episode of the Ants Podcast.
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    You Can Help the Gorge Doc

    Posted by Jake Vigliotti in Random Appearances at 7:47am on Tuesday, Jun 9th, 2015

    You recall the Gorge documentary we mentioned a bit ago? The Producers of Enormous: The Gorge Story are looking for a little bit of help to finish up the project.

    If you have the means, there is a Go Fund Me page where certain levels of financial support elicit different goodies - from photos to an Executive Producer credit if you can swing the big money. From the link above, there's a teaser video that explains why they need a little financial assistance and how important you are to telling the Gorge story. So if you can, help em out!

       
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    The Dave Matthews Band Is Akin to Saturday Night Live

    Posted by AntsMarching.org Staff in Columns at 5:46pm on Thursday, May 28th, 2015

    We asked for fan columns, and lo and behold the people have spoken. Another perspective is from Jeff, a long time Dave Matthews Band fan. His analogy makes sense; there's a lot in common betwixt your Dave Matthews Band and the long-running TV show Saturday Night Live. How, you question? Well, lucky for you there's a column on it right here to break it down.

    And remember, we welcome ALL opinions. We're like that. You know, not just pigeon-holing people into thinking one way. That wouldn't be right.

       
        
       


    Musicians On Call Fundraiser gets you Lounge Passes

    Posted by Jake Vigliotti in Tour News at 5:24pm on Thursday, May 28th, 2015

    Musicians On Call - an organization that provides music to hospital patients - is offering a fundraiser auction for tickets for any Dave Matthews Band show along with accompanying lounge passes. You can bid here. The auction closes May 29 so act quickly if you want it.

       
        
       


    What Did We Really Learn from the Instagram Leak

    Posted by Jake Vigliotti in Album News at 10:21pm on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

    As you likely saw on Twitter, an Instagram account from a Viola performer leaked some sheet music from the orchestra additions to the Dave Matthews Band studio album tracks. There were three songs listed. The album thread is bursting with speculation. Here's what we can determine from the (now deleted) Instagram leak.

    Don't count on the titles being set in stone.
    We saw name changes in the last two sessions; Garden Hose became Seven, Skworm got it's correct spelling Squirm, and during Away From The World the naming of Big Things became Broken Things. So just because you see Bismark, Bob Law, and Here On Out, doesn't mean you should have them tattooed on your back.

    Having a strings section doesn't mean anything.
    Some Devil had a full orchestra on its eponymous album. It was removed (obviously). If you recall from the leaked Big Whiskey demo there was a You and Me version that was previously identified as "Stripped down". That just meant without all the orchestra, etc.

    We still have no idea when or if an album is coming.
    Dave said during a few different interviews that they are going to "road test" the songs. That means that some songs need more Dibba. Some need less Dibba. Lyrics and arrangements are still being toyed with - clearly. And don't forget that there has been no official announcement from the band that they're even doing an album. Away From The World had it's official announcement June 27, 2012 (with a September 11 release date), but it was announced as coming "soon" on February 15, 2012. We haven't received the "coming soon" announcement yet for this one.



       
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