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Warehouse CD Volume 6 to be Chosen by Members

Posted by Matt Yette in Live Releases at 7:00pm on Thursday, Aug 3rd, 2017

It looks like the Warehouse is taking a page out of the AntsMarching.org handbook: the next release of the Warehouse CD will be chosen by Warehouse members themselves. Members are shown a list of nineteen frequently requested live songs and given the opportunity to place seven votes. There are a couple of tunes on the list that show up twice; you won't be able to vote for both at the same time.

The tracklist is below. It's currently a tight race, with Big Eyed Fish > Bartender, Dancing Nancies > Warehouse, Don't Burn the Pig, Dreaming Tree, and Two Step out in front. The deadline to get your votes in is Friday, August 11th at noon EST. Oh, and you can change your picks up until the deadline. Just like the Setlist Game! No cheating.

  • Angel - Jul 25 2001 in Antioch, TN
  • Ants Marching - Aug 29 1995 in Philadelphia, PA
  • Big Eyed Fish > Bartender - Jul 25 2001 in Antioch, TN
  • Broken Things - Dec 11 2012 in Duluth, GA
  • Crush - Jun 4 2008 in Camden, NJ
  • Dancing Nancies > Warehouse - Jun 23 2006 in Hershey, PA
  • Digging a Ditch - Jul 5 2006 in Scranton, PA
  • Don't Burn the Pig - Apr 4 2002 in Washington, DC
  • Dreaming Tree - Jun 23 2006 in Hershey, PA
  • Drive In Drive Out - Jun 22 1997 in Cincinnati, OH
  • Grey Street - Dec 10 2002 in Tampa, FL
  • Grey Street - Dec 16 2002 in Rochester, NY
  • Lover Lay Down - Jul 5 2006 in Scranton, PA
  • Pay For What You Get - Aug 24 2003 in East Rutherford, NJ
  • Tripping Billies - Aug 31 1993 in Charlottesville, VA
  • Two Step - Jul 29 2002 in Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Warehouse - Jun 17 2006 in Saratoga Springs, NY
  • You Never Know - Aug 24 2003 in East Rutherford, NJ
  • You Never Know - Jun 12 2012 in Wantagh, NY
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DMB Hub v1.5 Released

Posted by Matt Yette in Site News at 10:28am on Tuesday, Aug 1st, 2017

Dave Matthews Band may be on a mini-hiatus (kinda) and there's scant news out there about the new album (what album?), but here at AntsMarching.org, we don't take hiatuses! We've taken the silly season in stride, using the free time to release an updated version of DMB Hub. We plan to consistently improve the app as we anticipate the upcoming 2018 tour season, so keep up with the updates!

New in version 1.5:
  • A completely redesigned Hub with artwork and the ability to Like and Share Hub content
  • We've removed the News section and created the ability to sort the Hub area by category to make the app more efficient
  • Ants+: You can now subscribe to Ants+ right from the DMB Hub app! Ants+ members also, as always, will enjoy an ad-free experience

DMB Hub is available on the iOS App Store. If you don't have it yet, what better time than now to get familiar as you prepare for the 2018 Tour (what tour?)! If you already have it, go update! As always, thanks so much for helping make AntsMarching.org the best stop for all things DMB.
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Check out Tripping Billies from Mexico

Posted by Jake Vigliotti in Live Releases at 4:27pm on Saturday, Jul 29th, 2017

As Dave and Tim gear up for another show in in Mexico, the DMB Official YouTube page released a performance of Tripping Billies from the 2017 stay in Cancun.

Those shows were a blast, with rare performances of Rooftop, Dodo, and Raven all done in Dave and Tim style - just to name a few. There are still some packages available, so if you're free January 12-14, it's well worth the trip to brush up on your Espanol and head down to Mexico.
 1341                dave and tim mexico, d+t

Ants Podcast 84: DMB Live 25 (28?)

Posted by Matt Yette in Podcasts at 9:27am on Friday, Jul 14th, 2017

You know, we were really enjoying this year off*. Jake's making Chik-Fil-A sauce, Joe's hitting up every no-show and then some, and Matt's switched from beer to coffee. But what's that you say? A new album has dropped? No - not *that* album. DMB Live 25 took most of us by surprise (well, not Jake), and it's set the community on fire. Jake offers some insight into how this project came to be, and what went into bringing it to fruition. The 'cast is back, Ants!

While Apple's built in Podcast app is a great app for listening to the Ants Podcast, an alternative that some might enjoy has emerged: Overcast. Overcast is a great, free podcast app that has gained a lot of popularity since its release. If you're looking for another app for your Ants Podcast fix, give it a try!

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Dave Matthews Band Offers Up 25th Anniversary 5LP Vinyl Set for Presale

Posted by Matt Yette in Live Releases at 11:59am on Monday, Jul 10th, 2017

Warehouse members received a bit of a surprise today, as a 5LP vinyl set has been put up for exclusive preorder. The email states that this will be a vinyl-only release, with a production limit of 2500 units sure to make this a hot ticket. After the presale period expires, any remaining inventory will be put up for presale to the general public.

Per the email to Warehouse members:

To celebrate the end of the Dave Matthews Band’s 25th anniversary year, we have curated a collection of 25 of our favorite unreleased live performances spanning the band’s early years in Virginia though the twenty-tens. The end result, DMB Live 25, is a limited edition 5 LP 180 gram collection. The set is housed in a fabric-wrapped, lift-top box and contains a foil-stamped, hard cover book featuring photographs exhibited in the DMB 25 Pop-Up Retrospective.

Due to production limitations, the box set is capped at 2500 units. DMB Live 25 is available now as a pre sale to all Warehouse members in the Warehouse Official Store. Remaining inventory will then be available as a pre sale to the general public on July 12th at 3:00PM ET.
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Live Trax 42 is the best show of 2007

Posted by Jake Vigliotti in Live Releases at 5:00pm on Tuesday, Jun 13th, 2017

The Official Site announced the latest Dave Matthews Band Live Trax; Live Trax 42 - 9.14.07 West Palm Beach, FL. This marks the first Live Trax release for a Florida venue - a popular spot and home of the late great Ants Parties. 2007 was quite the unique show - it features the best If I Had It All ever. No joke, with a terrific jam intro and a unique "Holding Back The Years" interpolation, if you're not generally a fan of this song, this performance will win you over.

The "new" songs from 2006/07 are featured throughout the show; A Dream So Real, Cornbread (early and a little slower than today), Eh Hee, and Shotgun. Also making an uncommon appearance are Song That Jane Likes and Sweet Up and Down. The encore closed with a rocking Louisiana Bayou and Ants Marching; you might be in the negative in the Bayou department, but this encore just worked. The band was on fire that night, and it was this very show that inspired West Palm Beach to be the host of the very first Ants Party the following year - 2007 was the year that West Palm Beach became the destination venue for fans.

The show is great. Is it the best show of 2007? Yes, by far. Unless you're one of those fans that need guests to make a show great, then maybe you need a Camden or Hollywood in your life. For the rest of us that actually like hearing DMB at DMB shows, this is the best show of 2007. Pre-order today - there's some other swag available, including a poster and a t-shirt.
 515                live trax 42 wpb

Live Trax 41 is great

Posted by Jake Vigliotti in Live Releases at 4:32am on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Fans got their ears on Live Trax 41, and they love it. If you haven't picked up a copy, you should consider it strongly. The show, 3.13.99, is a strong Dave and Tim performance featuring some unique performances, including Stay in a 6/8 time signature, and acoustic versions of The Last Stop and Halloween. If you're on the fence with this one, you might consider picking it up - those who've heard it love it. The release is one of the best in the Live Trax series. Seriously.
 438                Live Trax 41 dave and tim lt41

Everything you need to know about Live Trax 41 and the Warehouse disc

Posted by Jake Vigliotti in Live Releases at 3:54am on Monday, Mar 27th, 2017

The Official site announced the latest Live Trax - . The 1999 Dave and Tim show - available for pre-order now - is either the best or second best Dave and Tim show from 1999, depending on your song selection preference. One thing undeniable is that Dave and Tim both respectively turn out a a great show, some highlights are Halloween and I'll Back You Up back to back - a rarity for the twin songs that tell different parts of the same story, The Last Stop, the first multi-mix acoustic release for the song, a little joke jam fans called "Spooner, and covers of Wild Horses and If I Had A Boat. Basically, given the Dave and Tim tour in 2017, this is an easy show to get behind. So if you're not feeling Live Trax 41 you're not doing it right.

Let's address some concerns, shall we? First, the difference between a Live Trax and a DMBLive is great - even for an acoustic show. So no, this isn't the "same show" as previously released DMBLive 3.3.99. They're both great shows, but a multi-mix will have a better sound by default. And yes, 3.13.99 is actually a better show than guest heavy 3.14.99. Finally, don't be confused by a great sounding fan-tape; the difference between a fan recording and a professional mix is as great as a lion and a chinchilla. If you're having trouble seeing this, it's on you.

Speaking of things, on you, The Warehouse 7/10 volume 5 is officially announced. The tracks are:

AMERICAN BABY INTRO 7.30.05 Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY
  • AMERICAN BABY 7.30.05 Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY
  • DREAMGIRL 8.20.05 The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
  • GET IN LINE 11.8.94 Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC
  • CRASH INTO ME 7.20.04 Tweeter Center At The Waterfront, Camden, NJ
  • BARTENDER>>DON’T DRINK THE WATER 3.14.99 Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael, CA
  • THE LAST STOP 9.12.06 Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • ************************************************** **********************
  • PEOPLE, PEOPLE 11.24.92 Trax, Charlottesville, VA
  • CRY FREEDOM 11.8.94 Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC
  • DODO 12.11.10 Theater For The Performing Arts, Las Vegas, NV

  • So, Last Stop, Bartender/Don't Drink acoustic, Dodo acoustic, Cry Freedom from 94, the first (and only) multi mix recordings of Get In Line and People People. If you can't dig this Warehouse disc, your hard-core fandom has warped your sense of existence. Now, yes, there is a re-release (Crash previously released on a Stand Up bonus disc), and the Stand Up songs are not exactly fan favorites, but you will be hard pressed to find a better American Baby with Roi's great sax outro, and - believe it or not - this is the best Dreamgirl ever. Now. let us never speak of Dreamgirl again, but wait til you hear Roi on the back end of this version. Basically, this is a great release and if you don't get it this is the place for you.
                 DMB D+T Live Trax 41

  • The new Dave and Tim song is from a movie

    Posted by Jake Vigliotti in Random Appearances at 4:59am on Tuesday, Feb 28th, 2017

    Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds debuted a new song Mother of Africa, February 25 in Mexico. Vusi Mahlasela provided backing vocals on the track, which obviously has an African vibe to it (hence the name). Some websleuths learned that the song is from a 2016 documentary entitled Naledi: A baby elephant's tale. The doc follows an abandoned baby elephant and some people's attempt to rescue and raise it. At the beginning of the trailer, you can hear a studio clip of Mother of Africa.

    You can give the song a listen from a fan recording. So... what do you think? Let us know on social media or go old-school and post in the thread and tell us what you think of mother of Africa.
     6                Mother of Africa Naledi

    Ants Podcast 83: We're Taking the Year Off*

    Posted by Matt Yette in Podcasts at 2:50pm on Monday, Jan 23rd, 2017

    We are back! And we are quickly back to where we left off; making fun of each other.  But thanks to some recent exciting news, we can now temporarily end the hold out. What hold out? Take a listen. We talk about the upcoming ‘year off’ tour dates, and our expectations for large outdoor venues vs the traditionally indoor quiet show.  We dive into what songs may appear in the setlists, and we take a few quick listener questions.

    While Apple's built in Podcast app is a great app for listening to the Ants Podcast, an alternative that some might enjoy has emerged: Overcast. Overcast is a great, free podcast app that has gained a lot of popularity since its release. If you're looking for another app for your Ants Podcast fix, give it a try!

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