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More Info on the Dave and Tim Mexico Excursion

Posted by Jake Vigliotti in Tour News at 9:39am on Tuesday, Sep 13th, 2016

The 'year off' thing has begot its first show. Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds are playing in Mexico for 3 days, starting February 23. This 3-day event will be similar to the Dave and Friends island excursion in 2006 (that ended up happening on the boat) so it's not unprecedented.

The concerts will occur in the 'tourist' section of Mexico; the greater Cancun area. If you've never been that way, rest assured that pretty much everyone speaks English there so you won't be at a disadvantage if you don't comprende espanol. The way the packages are set up you really don't even have to leave the all inclusive resort(s) except to see the performance(s). Should you choose to do some adventuring in Mexico, it's a short drive to Xel-ha (pronounced shell-ha) - a wonderful lagoon with true brackish water (the freshwater is cold and the sea water is warm) and oodles of fish to see on a snorkeling adventure. Tulum is another short drive; it is a Mayan village with a small temple to climb if you choose. A bit further is the famed Chichen Itza with its pyramid temple.

The prices aren't for the squeamish; but keep in mind you are getting an all inclusive resort and 3-days of Dave and Tim music. And it's February and unless you live in a warm place like sunny FLA you will be elbow-deep in snow; and Mexico sounds pretty swell when you're shoveling 6 inches of partly cloudy.
   
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Ants Podcast 82: Ali-Bama and the 40 Things

Posted by Matt Yette in Podcasts at 12:32pm on Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016

Just because the band is off it doesn't mean the Ants Podcast is. In addition to the popular Twitter questions, the fellas talk about the upcoming TV performance on TNT of C'ville 16 and an interview Stefan did on YouTube. Samuel Adams, news, mispronounced words, and Twitter questions, what more do you need?

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Ants Podcast 81: Short Little Ditty

Posted by Matt Yette in Podcasts at 9:52pm on Tuesday, Aug 9th, 2016

If last week represented the mother of all podcasts, then this week represents the baby. With the band on a short break before the final seven shows, we took the opportunity to catch up on the backlog of questions that the listeners have been lobbing our way. This episode's a nice quick chaser after the marathon we put out last week. Thank you for all your questions, and enjoy!

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Ants Podcast 80: Joe Goes to Phenix

Posted by Matt Yette in Podcasts at 6:44pm on Tuesday, Aug 2nd, 2016

The mother of all podcasts. For the first time after doing podcasts on a weekly basis, the coordination of the schedule trifecta along with podcast recording oopsies led to a couple weeks without a podcast. We’ve heard your requests and we’ve brought it all in this latest content packed episode. We first discuss major news developments including Crash Vinyl, LT38, Coffin album, and very intriguing comments from RAab. Plus a plethora of DMB shows to cover (i.e. 12), including NH, SPAC, Deercreek, and WPB where we find clear ups and downs among this run of shows, but why does it have to be that way? Plus we SPEED recap the setlist game results with a few sidebars thrown throughout. And a big THANK YOU to the 1K+ that joined us on the Periscope LIVE!

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More Information Regarding the Sweet Briar College release

Posted by Jake Vigliotti in Live Releases at 6:09am on Thursday, Jul 28th, 2016

The first CD release of a Dave Matthews solo performance is now available for Pre-Order. We wanted to provide a little more info for you about this special release. The show, Dave performing solo at Sweet Briar College on 4.14.96 is a special one. And the release is just as special as net proceeds go directly to the small college to help offset their operating cost. Basically you're helping to keep this small women's liberal arts college from closing; they were on the brink of shutting down but 2016 has seen a tremendous increase in applicants.

If you're on the fence about this one, there is a song sample available; Dancing Nancies - which sounds fantastic. The set features a couple of gems in there too; Angel From Montgomery, #36, and Blue Water Baboon Farm stand out as the rarities, plus some songs you just don't ever hear from Dave solo; Jimi, Two Step, Seek Up, So Much To Say. We're not telling you that you have to buy it, we're just saying it's a special show and the money goes to a good cause. The choice is yours.
   
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Chickapig Game Launches

Posted by Joe M in Band Collaborators at 7:18pm on Wednesday, Jul 27th, 2016

It seems we always get one-of-two questions when we talk about or play Chickapig. 1) What the heck is Chickapig!? Or 2) How can I get one for myself!? Can’t lie, we also went through the same two questions/phases. Once we learned about Chickapig and how to play we wanted one of our own. But whenever someone asked us how they could get their own, there wasn’t a way; that is until today! So for everyone that’s been asking, today Chickapig is finally making its first debut to the world via a Chickapig Kickstarter campaign!

You may have heard us mention Chickapig on the Ants Podcast, or at our Charlottesville Night Zero party, or at Ants tailgates across the summer. But what exactly is Chickapig? In short, it’s a board game with a bit of strategy and a lot of fun. (What other game has a tagline of ‘Don’t Poop In My Goal’. ha) Be the first to get your Chickapigs through your goal, bouncing off of hay bales, opponents Chickapigs and a pooping cow. The game was created by Brian Calhoun, the co-founder of Rockbridge Guitars (the maker of Dave’s guitars) and cohort in the famous ‘slap video’. He introduced and played the game around the Charlottesville area for some time. Including playing with Dave Matthews and Fenton Williams (heard of them?) who eventually helped to bring the game to life.

The Chickapig launch page is offering up t-shirts and the very first editions of the game. They have a Kickstarter goal of getting $30,000 pledged and as of writing this article, less than 12 hours from launch, the game has already received pledges of $26,000. If you’d like to be part of the first launch of potentially the next biggest board game, head over to the Chickapig Kickstarter page now. We love ourselves a game of Chickpig. (Any challengers?) A perfect paced, competitive and fun game for hanging around and enjoying some tasty beverages (we enjoy a ‘social’ drink anytime someone goes through a goal or through poop.) #dontpoopinmygoal
   
     
   



Ants Podcast 79: Free as in Beer

Posted by Matt Yette in Podcasts at 9:48am on Tuesday, Jul 12th, 2016

The boys get a special delivery in the mail to kick off this podcast and set the mood to talk D&T CMAC plus DMB Columbus and Pittsburgh shows. Dodo doesn’t make an appearance which forces the guys to debate what they’d consider success in the #freedodo movement. Time to drop some game on the setlists (ie setlist game results), and your user questions see doughboy answers (and we don’t mean Jake.)

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Ants Podcast 78: Club Wasted

Posted by Matt Yette in Podcasts at 10:04am on Tuesday, Jul 5th, 2016

When 2/3rds of the Ants Crew is together, a live podcast is nearly a must. Thusly, Matt and Joe broadcast live from the basement of the Jensen's, also known as Club Wasted, and do so with a sizeable studio audience in tow as well. Both nights of Alpine are reviewed in depth, and yes, we talk about that Dodo tease. Jake joins us via Skype to varying degrees of success, but hey, isn't that the fun of it? A rapid-fire, Periscope-style edition of the Ants Podcast. Enjoy!

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Ants Podcast 77 - 3 debuts and 2 nights

Posted by Matt Yette in Podcasts at 5:18am on Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016

Dave Matthews Band reached the first two-night stand of the year; in Camden. What would that mean for the sets? What would that mean for the two shows before Camden? With Matt off saving Mother England, Joe M and Jake take a shot at making sense of what it all means. The debuts, the new song, the new venues, plus your Setlist Game recaps and of course the user questions via Twitter. The only thing longer than this write up is Jake and Joe's rambling; without Matt to reign them in this podcast is one of the longest ever! Sit back and take a listen. Break Song: Plastic Girl

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Ants Podcast 76: Live Demos II?

Posted by Matt Yette in Podcasts at 7:49am on Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016

With only two Virginia shows since our last episode, there are fewer shows to talk about (and even fewer songs), but plenty of speculation to bandy about. Brady Blade lets one slip on another podcast that sets the community ablaze regarding a possible new Dave solo effort in 2017. The battle for the top of the Setlist Game table gets even hotter, and we take your questions!

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