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Episode 44 - Gorge View Lager

September 5, 2014 - 1:24:27
The summer break is over and the band is back in full swing. We review our pre-2nd leg predictions and find that we were all, well, wrong. Matt and Joe talk about their experience at Gorge 2014 including some great friends made. Once again, our longest podcast yet, so you'll have to check it out!

   
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Episode 43 - Halfway Home, Kinda

August 8, 2014 - 1:02:23
DMB is on break, so we thought we'd also take the opportunity to skip a week and put our feet up for a while. Now, we're back, and we tackle the first "half" of the tour, giving our overall thoughts and make our predictions for what to expect for the final West Coast stretch of #DMB2Sets. A little fall tour talk sprinkled in as well.

   
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Episode 42 - Twittergate

July 20, 2014 - 1:20:04
We follow up our longest episode ever...with another longest episode ever. But this one has more Kevaroo. That's right; your favorite Ants Mod and mine joins us to talk about the Twitter bonfire he lit and the resulting fallout. We also chat Jacksonville webcast, the Gorge Caravan supporting acts, and the dip in attendance numbers.

   
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Episode 41 - #41

July 11, 2014 - 1:17:18
In honor of the longest song the band has ever played live, we figured we would record the longest podcast we've ever recorded! OK not really; we hoped to narrow it down to 41 minutes. Fat chance, that. Anyway, join us as we review the latest shows, and even get a live call in from our very own B-rad who is at tonight's show!

   
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Episode 40 - #40

July 3, 2014 - 1:05:54
Hey, if the band can not title a song, we feel we don't need to title this episode! We cover the last three shows of the tour and dive into the trends starting to form (good and bad) on some of the more frequently played songs of the tour. We've also got tons of your questions to answer! Enjoy Independence Day weekend, everyone!

   
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Episode 39 - #JoeM2Sets

June 25, 2014 - 1:07:03
Another weekend of DMB shows, another weekend of DMB shows Joe M attended! Our resident groupie dishes about his weekend at Deer Creek as well as his upcoming plans for even more shows. The boys talk about their favorite shows, the Gorge caravan weekend, and of course, Jimi Thing.

   
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Episode 38 - The Lovely Ladies Are Gone

June 17, 2014 - 1:05:18
Well that was fast. Here we thought the Ladies would be with us for the long haul, or at least the better part of a month. Camden weekend comes, and poof, they're gone. We talk tapers, Paul Simon covers, and in general, just have a Good Good Time. See what I did there?

   
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Episode 37 - The Lovely Ladies Are Back

June 8, 2014 - 1:07:10
This was supposed to be one of those episodes where we all just sort of stare at each other with nothing to say. Dave Matthews Band must have been jonesin' for another episode, however, and pulled out a guest appearance that they knew would send the community into a frenzy: The Lovely Ladies.

   
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Episode 36 - Lemme Take Care of These F*$@^ Dogs!

June 2, 2014 - 1:09:03
With Jake off on an excursion, Matt turns to Joe to bring the noise. And noise does he bring! Joe was at SPAC this weekend and gave us the straight dope on what it was like to be there, the crowd, the sets, and oh, that encore.

   
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Episode 35 - Trifecta

May 28, 2014 - 1:18:17
Three episodes in a row? How can this be? Matt, Joe and Jake are at it again and having a blast reviewing the #DMB2Sets Dave Matthews Band 2014 Summer Tour. We take your questions, talk about some new site ideas, and discuss the Babe Ruths of the Setlist Game.

   
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Episode 34 - The Tour Bus Is Rolling

May 21, 2014 - 1:08:00
We did it! Somehow, someway, we were able to stick to our goal of having a weekly tour podcast and we knock it out of the park with this one. #DMB2Sets kicked off in style, as does our analysis of the format. We chat about that curtain, backwards house music, and how the acoustic set is wiping the slate clean on even the least desirable songs. Oh, and Joe and Matt absolutely bury Jake during the question and answer portion. An absolute must listen!

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    Episode 33 - At Least It Hasn't Been Two Years

    May 14, 2014 - 56:58
    Our first podcast in nearly two years, but hopefully the first in a long and prolific string of Ants Podcasts! Matt, Jake and Joe M are back and we come out swinging to get you ready for the Summer 2014 Dave Matthews Band Tour. We also touch on the Remember Two Things Vinyl re-release and take some questions.

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  • Vinyl Discussion [R2T]
  • #DMB2Sets
  • New Site Features
  • Ants Questions

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    Episode 32 - Return of the Mack

    July 14, 2012 - 1:23:47
    Matt returns to join Jake, Joe M and Kevin to host our longest (is it?) podcast yet! We touch on the tour so far, the new album, updated mobile apps, and the general BS you all have come to love us for! Oh, and Jake of course waxes hyperbolic about the new album.

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    Episode 31 - New Album + New Tour = New Podcast

    April 1, 2012 - 58:04
    The Ants crew came out from hibernation thanks to the warm weather (and the new album and new tour news didn't hurt either.) The guys talk about what they see for the upcoming year, what they expect from the summer tour, and how the album is progressing. They field the current front page question, are you more excited about the upcoming tour or album. And they close it out with twitter questions.

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    Episode 30 - Ants Caravan

    June 21, 2011 - 44:20
    With Matt and Joe still traveling the world, Jake takes the helm once again, and is joined by everyone's favorite Moderator from Florida, Kevin, for analysis. Also, a special guest drops by to give his hopes and aspirations for the Atlantic City Caravan stop. It's nobody that special, just RJ from the boards. But he does have some good perspective. Give it a listen!

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    Episode 29 - Merry Christmas

    December 29, 2010 - 52:04
    With Matt and Joe away finishing their holiday shopping, Jake hosts with moderator Kevaroo (aka Kevin) providing the flowery commentary. The two talk about the entire 2010 year, the Top 50 list, and what 2011 might hold for DMB... will they tour? Well, the two have an opinion on that.

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    Episode 28 - The Return to West Palm Beach

    June 30, 2010 - 55:05
    With the 2010 Summer Tour in full swing, the boys rap about what kind of tour it's been so far and our own personal experiences at shows so far this summer. All the info you need for Ants Party 3 at West Palm Beach is also covered. A must-listen!

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    Episode 27 - Is This It?

    May 21, 2010 - 44:50
    With the latest news out of the DMB camp about 2011 plans (or lack thereof), the boys speculate on what it all means as the 2010 tour approaches.

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    Episode 26 - Sorry for the Wait!

    April 28, 2010 - 46:53
    After an extended break (again), Joe, Jake, and Matt finally coordinate their schedules and kick out a new episode. We review the Europe tour, some songs we'd like to see come back, and what to expect for the upcoming summer tour. Our iPhone and Android apps get featured as well!

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    Episode 25 - Decade in Review

    December 18, 209 - 57:27
    The boys are back to wrap up the summer tour, and reminisce a bit about what was an extremely compelling decade of music. Album and tour reviews, classic stories, and two brand new antsmarching.org applications in the Palm App Catalog.

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    Episode 24 - Aaaand We're Back!

    August 30, 2009 - 52:44
    Now that was a break. Jake Joe and Matt are back for a banter-filled episide bringing you up to speed on what's been happening in the world of Dave Matthews Band. Listen to Matt school Jake over a best-show debate. (Wonder who writes these recaps?)

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    Episode 23 - Big Whiskey, Baby

    May 22, 2009 - 1:04:08
    It's time to catch up! What a spring tour. We had so much to talk about! From the Ville to Vegas, we talk about the spring tour and all that's gone on since then and then what's to come with the new album. We talk about our favorites and what to expect from the band in the future. In depth talks about how the album came about and what the community thinks about it.

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    Episode 22 - It's Tour Time!

    April 12, 2009 - 37:45
    Jake, Matt and Joe M. wrap things up before the start of the Spring Tour. Party talk, Big Whiksey and a whole bunch of other stuff round this one out!

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    Episode 21 - First Taste of Big Whiskey

    April 1, 2009 - 33:50
    Jake, Matt and Joe M. discuss the start of the Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King promotional cycle, as well as some of the new tracks on the album.

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    Episode 20 - Mergers and Propositions

    March 10, 2009 - 59:00
    Jake, Matt and Joe M. team up for a wild podcast that dips our toes into the gambling arena with Jake's propositions for the Spring Tour. Our longest podcast yet, you can't miss this one!

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    Siena Going Dancing
    Spring Tour 2009 Propositions
    Fenway is the Boston location
    DVD bonus disc coming with the new album

       
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    Episode 19 - Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King

    February 27. 2009 - 48:32
    The three guys all join together to put on our wildest show yet. We stream the podcast live over ustream.tv to our Ants+ members and take questions. The new album title, the summer tour, a Live Trax 14 Exclusive, and tons more!

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    Live Trax 14 - 6.28.08 - Roi's last show
    Live Trax 14 Exclusive - Too Much
    Ants After-Party C'Ville 2009
    C'Ville Night 1
    DMB Album Title
    23-second studio clip
    LeRoi Grammy Snub

       
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    Episode 18 - Ants3 and Everything Else

    February 3, 2009 - 45:37
    Joe M. joins Matt and Jake for an info-packed podcast, chock full of talk about the tour, the album, the C'Ville party, and tons more. Also a story about Joe M. nearly pissing himself. You can't miss this one.

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    Matt's Worst Show
    Jake's Worst Show
    Joe's Worst Show

       
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    Episode 17 - Album and Spring Tour and Ants3, Oh My!

    December 26, 2008 - 37:35
    Jake and Matt drop some knowledge Compton-style about DMBlive, the new album and the 2009 Spring Tour. Ants3 and AntsParty2/C'Ville round out the show.

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    FLAC FAQ
    DMBLive Exclusive Track

       
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    Episode 16 - Highs and Lows

    September 19, 2008 - 37:32
    The 2008 Summer Tour has concluded and Jake and Matt try to make sense of where the band goes from here. A wide range of topics, and a Live Trax 13 Exclusive - You Might Die Trying, in what might be the best live mix we've heard yet.

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    Episode 15 - Rest In Peace, LeRoi

    August 24, 2008 - 54:23
    We lost a hero on August 19, 2008. After a brief period of time dealing with the passing of LeRoi, we are still all struggling to put in in perspective. Jake put together an amazing medley of some of Roi's top moments with Dave Matthews Band, and Matt joins him in honoring a man we will not soon forget.

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    Remembering LeRoi
    LeRoi Special Moments:
    Lover Lay Down - 12.29.92
    Recently - 6.21.93
    Bartender - 8.08.02
    Satellite-Jam - 10.01.93
    Sugar Will - 7.24.04
    Captain - 12.16.02
    Lie In Our Graves - 2.16.94
    All Along The Watchtower - 11.05.93
    Tripping Billies - 5.05.92
    Two Step - 12.22.92
    What Would You Say - 10.08.94
    You Never Know - 8.24.03
    Typical Situation - 12.17.94
    One Sweet World - 12.16.94
    #34 - 7.24.05
    Long Black Veil (Over the Rainbow) - 5.14.01

       
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    Episode 14 - The Party

    July 12, 2008 - 15:27
    The West Palm Beach parties are in full swing and the boys decide to do a poolside podcast.

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    West Palm Beach After Parties
    Picture Galleries!!

       
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    Episode 13 - Instant Classic / Live Trax Exclusive

    June 22, 2008 - 38:51
    Joe M, Jake and Matt discuss the impact of SPAC Night 2 in its aftermath. Dave dishes some dirt on the new album's recording process and future vinyl releases. Live Trax 12 sees a track debut as well!

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    SPAC Night 2
    Live Trax 12 - The Song That Jane Likes Exclusive!
    SPAC "Two Step" Chant - 7.29.2002
    West Palm Beach After Parties

       
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    Episode 10 - Making Sense of it All

    March 9, 2008 - 39:58
    Joe M. joins Matt and Jake for our 10th - and longest - episode. Extensive discussion about 2008 Tour Dates, new album producer Rob Cavallo, and the endless possibilities Tim Reynolds opens up.

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    DMB 2008 Summer Tour
    Warehouse Ticketing Changes
    Tour/Producer Announcement
    Dream Come True: Tim Reynolds in the Studio
    Haunted Hallow Pictures

       
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    Episode 8 - The Hiatus Is Over

    February 24, 2008 - 27:50
    After an extended break, Jake and Matt are back with a hodgepodge of information to whet your DMB whistle. Tour and Album speculation, our favorite shows, and Live Trax 11 is unveiled.

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    Live Trax 11
    Tour and Album News
    Timmy Joining up in 08?

       
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    Episode 7 - Joe M. is in the House

    November 18, 2007 - 34:49
    The boys ramble on about the last shows of 2007, Joe M. finally makes the show professional and tells of an awesome International experience. A Jam-packed show.

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    Is The Idea of You gone?
    ATO and Radiohead Mingle
    ABC College Football Producers - DMB Fans?
    Nugs.net vs. Live Trax
    Joe's Hostel Remake
    J-E-T-S

       
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    Episode 6 - Mobile is the New Black

    November 4, 2007 - 27:06
    Matt and Jake discuss the last "public" show and what it could mean to the upcoming recording sessions. DMB follows Ants' lead with a new mobile initiative, and we take listeners' emails.

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    Ants Mobile News
    Ants Mobile Setlists
    Ants Mobile Show Search

       
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    Episode 5 - Live Trax Exclusive

    October 28, 2007 - 26:02
    The Jets lose again, Matt cries about it, and Jake rubs it in. In DMB News, there's more than meets the eye when it comes to DMB and the Military. Piedmont's bonus disc gets some love and a Live Trax 10 cut gets an official debut.

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    Jake's column about the West Point shows and Dave's politics.
    Piedmont Bonus Disc Content
    Live Trax 10 - Lisbon, Portugal Exclusive Track - Lie In Our Graves

       
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    Episode 4 - Joe M. Bails

    October 21, 2007 - 25:22
    Matt and Jake try out Skype for the first time and talk about the Lillywhite Effect, the Live Trax selection process, and tips for BitTorrent. Joe M. bails on us.

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    Captain (d?)evolution
    Live Trax pre-95 analysis
    Summer 2007 BitTorrent Seeding Tips

       
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    Episode 3 - Batson Interview Flashback

    October 7, 2007 - 36:18
    Matt and Jake wrap up the 2007 Summer Tour, take some listener emails, and lead in to an April 2005 interview with Stand Up producer Mark Batson. A classic 1993 Any Noise/Anti Noise (pre-Say Goodbye) makes a brief appearance.

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    10.1.1993 Show featuring Any Noise/Anti Noise
    Interview with Mark Batson
    Summer 2007 Tour Closer

       
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    Episode 2 - Jake's Arrival

    September 29, 2007 - 31:27
    Setlist Archivist and Resident Band Expert Jake Vigliotti joins the podcast for some in-depth looks at the lack of a Winter Tour, a change in producers and a little rant about protecting our sources. We answer a couple emails and keep it real by pimping out our iTunes directory appearance and such.

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    Music from the Weekend at the Gorge
    Ants T-Shirts
    Ants Stickers


    Oopsies:

    Stand Up came out in 2005, not 1995

       
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    Episode 1 - Pilot

    September 24, 2007 - 12:47
    Dipping our toes into the Podcasting waters, our Pilot episode is a very basic presentation, laying out the foundation to what we hope is a very successful and long-lived experiment. Briefly touching on the Summer Tour, current band news as well as Ants site features and news, this show serves as a jumping off point for what we think will be yet another cool addition to the site.

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    Tour News
    DMB News
    Site News
    Forum Commentary

       
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