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 Jul 27, 2018


Tour and show reviews, site features, forum topics, rumors and other things Dave Matthews Band. From the largest DMB (and music) fansite on the Internet.

Episode Date
Episode 1 - Pilot
12:47 throws its hat into the Web 2.0 ring with its first podcast. Topics ranging from the tour, the site, and the forums hold our first show together. email us at to comment!
Sep 25, 2007
Episode 2 - Jake's Arrival
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. Email us at
Sep 30, 2007
Episode 3 - Batson Interview Flashback
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. Email us at
Oct 08, 2007
Episode 4 - Joe M. Bails
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. Email us at
Oct 22, 2007
Episode 5 - Live Trax Exclusive
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. Email us at
Oct 29, 2007
Episode 6 - Mobile is the New Black
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. Email us at
Nov 05, 2007
Episode 7 - Joe M. is in the House
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.
Nov 19, 2007
Episode 8 - The Hiatus is Over
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.
Feb 25, 2008
Episode 9 - The Rumor
An explosive week in the DMB community puts Jake and Matt on the trail of the biggest rumor in years. We discuss the upcoming tour dates/producer announcement and premier a track from the upcoming Live Trax 11.
Mar 03, 2008
Episode 10 - Making Sense of it All
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.
Mar 09, 2008
Episode 11 - AntsLive!
Joe M. and Matt pick up Jake's slack and chat about Ants site developments, the Official Ants After-Party, and even dabble in some nostalgic vinyl discussion. A must-listen!
Apr 10, 2008
Episode 12 - Butch Taylor Leaves the Band
The community is shocked to learn that Butch Taylor is no longer a member of Dave Matthews Band. Matt and Jake discuss the ramifications of a Butch-less tour, and offer some insight on what to expect.
May 28, 2008
Episode 13 - Instant Classic / Live Trax Exclusive
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!
Jun 22, 2008
Episode 14 - The Party
The West Palm Beach parties are in full swing and the boys decide to do a poolside podcast.
Jul 12, 2008
Episode 15 - Rest In Peace, LeRoi
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.
Aug 24, 2008
Episode 16 - Highs and Lows
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!
Sep 20, 2008
Episode 17 - Album and Spring Tour and Ants3, Oh My!
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.
Dec 26, 2008
Episode 18 - Ants3 and Everything Else
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.
Feb 04, 2009
Episode 19 - Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King
The three guys all join together to put on our wildest show yet. We stream the podcast live over to our Ants+ members and take questions. The new album title, the summer tour, a Live Trax 14 Exclusive, and tons more!
Feb 28, 2009
Episode 20 - Mergers and Propositions
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!
Mar 11, 2009
Episode 21 - First Taste of Big Whiskey
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.
Apr 02, 2009
Episode 22 - It's Tour Time!
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!
Apr 13, 2009
Episode 23 - Big Whiskey, Baby!
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.
May 23, 2009
Episode 24 - Aaaaand We're Back!
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?)
Aug 31, 2009
Episode 25 - Decade in Review
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 applications in the Palm App Catalog.
Dec 19, 2009
Episode 26 - Sorry for the Wait!
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!
Apr 28, 2010
Episode 27 - Is This It?
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.
May 23, 2010
Episode 28 - The Return to West Palm Beach
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!
Jul 02, 2010
Episode 29 - Happy Holidays
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.
Dec 29, 2010
Episode 30 - Ants Caravan
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. Give it a listen!
Jun 22, 2011
Episode 31 - New Album + New Tour = New Podcast
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.
Apr 02, 2012
Episode 32 - Return of the Mack
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.
Jul 15, 2012
Episode 33 - At Least It Hasn't Been Two Years
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.
May 14, 2014
Episode 34 - The Tour Bus is Rolling
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.
May 21, 2014
Episode 35 - Trifecta
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.
May 29, 2014
Episode 36 - Lemme Take Care of These F*$@^ Dogs!
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.
Jun 03, 2014
Episode 37 - The Lovely Ladies Are Back
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.
Jun 09, 2014
Episode 38 - The Lovely Ladies Are Gone
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?
Jun 19, 2014
Episode 39 - #JoeM2Sets
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.
Jun 26, 2014
Episode 40 - #40
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!
Jul 03, 2014
Episode 41 - #41
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!
Jul 12, 2014
Episode 42 - Twittergate
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.
Jul 22, 2014
Episode 43 - Halfway Home, Kinda
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.
Aug 11, 2014
Episode 44 - Gorge View Lager
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!
Sep 06, 2014
Episode 45 - This Is Not Episode 46
Yes, this episode is introduced as Episode 46 in the podcast. Math is hard; just ask Joe M. Anyway, we kick off the new year with an hour-long catch-up session that touches on all things tour, 2-sets, and of course, some healthy Alpine speculation.
Mar 24, 2015
Episode 46 - Tour Time Minus One
Can you hear me? Is this thing on? It’s summer time which equals tour time and there’s plenty of exciting stuff to discuss that we crammed into this latest podcast. Webcast, New Songs, DMB2SETS, First 3 Shows Reviews, New Album News, etc. Golden Pipes MC and Host Matt is roaming all over Europe so we attempt to bring a podcast to you without the help of Mr Podcast. If you’re seeing this then we did something right!
May 19, 2015
Episode 47 - Fonz Tweets Guest
Now we're a bit bullish. We pulled off the pod without Matt last week, and we decided to double-up. On this week's podcast, controversy or debate? The DMB community was definitely up in arms last week, but not all on the same page. We'll recap what happened and then give our take the stake of things. Plus we'll discuss the new Rolling Stone article, latest guests, and new song. Few comments on the latest series of shows and then we answer your questions!
May 27, 2015
Episode 48 - We Extemporize As Tour Takes Form
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, it’s recommended you listen to this podcast with a dictionary close by.
Jun 10, 2015
Episode 49 - This Episode Is Not Unpleasurable
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. Hear our picks for the Dave Matthews Band Summer 2015 tour first segment MVP and so much more!
Jun 27, 2015
Episode 50 - New Trends and Shotcalling
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 don’t want to spoil it, but let’s just say we hope we didn’t Let You Down.
Jul 22, 2015
Episode 51 - Comeback Kids or Slow Starters?
There have been nine new shows to discuss since our last podcast and for once one thing is not up for debate; they rock. The three amigos (with their drinks) discuss the highlights from the latest shows, rank the best of the bunch, and debate the tour developments.  We have a lot to discuss this podcast from the band keeping us on our toes, to your variety of questions.
Aug 15, 2015
Episode 52 - Scoping Out the Gorge
Matt and Joe return from the Gorge with chapped lips (the wind, you pervs) and a weekend full of thoughts to share with Jake and the rest of y'all. We talk about the wild swing from Gorge night 2 to night 3, and of course the Ants Periscope during each night's set break. Oh, and Joe's going to Europe, as if you're surprised. Listen in!
Sep 10, 2015
Episode 53 - 2015 is a Wrap, Let Us Discuss
2016 is here and it’s just about the most wonderful time of the year… tour date release time. But before we do that, 2015 needs a proper send off, and some speculation on what 2016 will bring. We kick things off with a review of Europe and the unique sets/shows/venues that band played, then take an in depth look at 2015 tour attendance numbers, and close out with your twitter questions. A bit of built up tension gets released too. Featured: Dreamed I Killed God, Everyday (with Matisyahu)
Jan 13, 2016
Episode 54 - I Can Haz Tour Dates?
With tour dates (probably, maybe) imminently upon us, we talk about the prevalent rumors and some possible new venues that might get some love this time around. The boys also reveal the voting results for the first volume of our "Best Version" featurette: Joy Ride. Featured: Last full-band Don't Burn the Pig, Don't Drink the Water
Jan 19, 2016
Episode 55 - Early DMB, Early Ants, Late Dates
The guys are wound up in this week's cast!  A little drinking, a little hacking and as usual some strong opinions. They dig deep into DMB’s early days thanks to an old Charlottesville newspaper article titled “Idiot's Guide to DMB”. Plus your questions take the discussion to the early days of the website. Oh, and speaking of early, the same can’t be said about the tour dates, but that doesn’t stop the debate. Also a bit of history on #34 and the results from the Song Series fan vote. Enjoy! Featured Music: Code Magenta - Code Magenta (Early 90’s LeRoi band(trio)/song.)
Jan 25, 2016
Episode 56 - What Will Become of 2017?
With the Summer 2016 tour dates dropping along with the news about the 2017 hiatus, we couldn't wait to record another episode. And, true to form, this is (say it with me) our "longest episode yet!(TM)" We dive into the tour dates, what the hiatus may mean for the band, whether it really *is* a "hiatus", and of course reveal the winner of Volume III of our Song Series. This episode is nearly two hours long, so Dive In(TM)! Featured Music: 12.31.1992 - Spotlight, 12.07.1995 - Too Much, 09.24.1995 - What Will Become of Me?
Feb 01, 2016
Episode 57 - Superb Owl Review
Super Bowl L is in the books, and with that, so is Ants Podcast LVII. Matt, Jake and Joe review Dave Matthews Band's Pier 70 performance, and that includes drooling over that Passion intro to start the show. Even in the off season, there's lots to talk about, including the 1300+ shows now available to download at We reveal the winner of Song Series Vol. 5 and announce Vol. 6. We even resurrect Jake's "In the Spotlight" feature, shedding light on the original performance of "Sister", and it's not what you're thinking.
Feb 09, 2016
Episode 58 - This Warehouse Frightens Me (See I'm Leaving)
Valentine's Day 2016 brought a lot of love this year in terms of Warehouse ticket confirmations; or did it? As always, it's a contentious topic and this year especially so, with the tour-less 2017 looming just over the horizon. We've got the stats to break down on just how likely you were to score some seats through the lottery, and you may be surprised to see how your tenure in the Warehouse affects the likelihood.
Feb 15, 2016
Episode 59 - Drinkers and Brokers
Out with one target (The Warehouse), and in with a new one (Ticketmaster). With public on-sale for the Summer 2016 Tour this past Friday, most of us got to relive the anguish of ticket confirmation day all over again. After we contemplate, and eventually dismiss, a mutiny, we all settle in and accept that the laws of supply and demand have us by our wallets. A sneak peak at our latest "In the Spotlight" release and listener questions round out this "short" episode. Featured Music: 6.19.00 - Sweet Up and Down, 12.20.03 - Dodo
Feb 22, 2016
Episode 60 - Live Trax, Not Live Flood Zone
The boys dive into what it takes to get yourself a music-related Oscar, given that this week's episode is counter-programmed against the big show. That's ok, the Nielsen ratings support us. Live Trax 37 is a big one, and corrects the record in Tour Central for a rare stump of Jake! We close out with tons of listener questions; we love them, so thank you!. Featured Music: 7.28.94 - One Sweet World, 7.22.94 - Say Goodbye
Feb 29, 2016
Episode 61 - Back on Trax
Last week we impatiently gushed about the upcoming Live Trax 37 deep archive pull, but in the meantime DMB has given us a new old-school DMBLive release.  The guys talk about the significance of the show, and a deeper look into the past week’s Song Series of I’ll Back You Up.  Plus this week’s song sends the guys down memory lane, along with your listener questions. Featured Music: Lillywhite Sessions - Big Eyed Fish and JTR
Mar 06, 2016
Episode 62 - Things Here Are Not As They Seem
Lost tweets, lost power, and lost agenda. Bear with the boys as they overcome the distractions and ramp into the DMB content. In this episode they discuss a recent Dave cameo, the upcoming Warehouse disk, and the passing of DMB’s Agent/Friend. Plus this week’s Song Series sparks surprise, debate, and story time, then finishes with your questions!
Mar 15, 2016
Episode 63 - A Van Down by the Warehouse
What a week in DMB! The band hits a major milestone with the 25th anniversary of their very first concert, and on top of that we get an amazing treat, Recently from that first show. And if that wasn’t enough, the “Pink Warehouse Video” curiously emerges and the debate is rampant.  We take all your comments in both the video debate and the Song Series, and finish with #AntsPodcast questions. Hang on for a fun one!
Mar 21, 2016
Episode 64 - Coup d'Ville
The mysterious teases have come, and just as quickly gone.  We now know what they are all about, a charity Charlottesville show! The boys break down all the details from the announce, placement, anniversary, speculation, and expectations. Plus they drop a major announcement related to Cville (with a few additional teases sprinkled in.) And after feedback from live Periscope listeners, the first ever Live Joe's DMB Vote Song Series draw occurs. Happy Easter from the guys!
Mar 27, 2016
Episode 65 - Mono Loco Noche Cero
On this week’s episode we look at the latest announcements about the Charlottesville show just one month out; including the DMB pop-up gallery and the location of the Official Ants Party. Plus we dive into the ticket sales data of the summer tour. And this week's real treat, Joe M's DMB Vote Song Series ping pong ball machine goes bonkers with some major obscurity and we test our skills. #antspodcast questions too! Featured Music: I Did It (7.17.2015), Litho Blitho, Pig (7.17.2015)
Apr 04, 2016
Episode 66 - #DMB1Set and Bathroom Breaks
This week we get the biggest tour news that has come since the actual announcement of the tour itself, #DMB1Set.  The guys discuss the late change and what to expect. Plus they try to touch on a very sensitive/hot topic; that all indications point to DMB pulling out of the Charlotte show.  We also share more details about the upcoming epic Ants Party, Joe M's DMB Vote Song Series pulls a good one, and possibly our best listener questions.  Cornbread Anyone?
Apr 11, 2016
Episode 67 - Once on a Wild Sunday Afternoon
We all got what we've all been waiting for. Finally - this year's Warehouse disc track listing! We debate what's more special on that disc - Shotgun or Broken Things, and the boys banter about FLAC vs MP3. Live Trax 37 gets some love as it's now available to download, and we chat up the new Ants app just released on iPhone. We wrap with listener questions and a whole lotta Joe M's DMB Vote Song Series! Featured Music: Broken Things (11.30.2012), Once on a Wild Afternoon (6.17.92)
Apr 18, 2016
Episode 68 - DMB Hub
It's a twosome this week as Matt and Jake make due without Joe M., and thus, without Joe M's DMB Vote Song Series. The ping pong ball machine gets a rest this week, but there's still plenty to talk about. DMB Hub gets its big release and brings some pretty big headlining features to boast. Live Trax 37 knocks all of our socks off, and a bunch of very interesting questions this week. As always, thanks so much for listening! Featured Music: Spotlight and Lover Lay Down (11.11.92 - Live Trax 37)
Apr 23, 2016
Episode 69 - Night Zero Gathers, And Now the Party Begins
Tour Time is Here! It’s the final podcast prior to the start of the tour, or at least the Ants Night Zero party and the excitement level is at a ten. The boys dive into the final tour expectations and theories, give a rundown of the setlist game (give it a try!), recap the upcoming activities around Charlottesville, and release a great new feature on the DMB Hub app, Personal Stats! We bring back Joe M's DMB Vote Song Series with a seasonal song, and we rip through our greatest number of questions yet.
Apr 30, 2016
Episode 70 - Tour Kickoff Breakdown
It happened. Cville 2016 has come and gone, and boy do we have a lot to talk about. From Matt's wild adventure on the way in, to Jake's always-stellar predictions, and Joe's Rockbridge tour - we can't describe how much fun we had. But we'll try to. We review the tour opener and all the surprises it brought, chat about the Night Zero party, and take some really excellent questions. You won't want to miss this one!
May 10, 2016
Episode 71 - Let the (Setlist) Games Begin
The 2016 Summer Tour has officially kicked off and we are beginning to get a sense of what we are in for, even though it’s still very early. We recap the most recent series of shows: Wichita, Woodlands, and Dallas. Including a breakdowns of the shows, sets, and songs of each. Plus the setlist game competition has been HOT! We take a look at top performers and what the results tell us about the shows. Plus the Warehouse package hits doorsteps/ears for the first time, and we take your listener questions (maybe with some Jake Story time?)
May 16, 2016
Episode 72 - Return? What Return?
The tour is really starting to get clicking! The band and the current setlists have us all in a buzz. We break down the 4 latest shows, including the "returns" of a number of songs. (You’ll be surprised who likes/doesn’t like each return.) And with the unexpected song returns, we take a look at the setlist game and if anyone was able to predicted them, including the show winners who will each get an Ants 2016 Tour wristband. Plus we take your questions, which in turn takes Jake into a Story Time you don’t want to miss.
May 23, 2016
Episode 73 - Hello Kansas City!
Four new shows on this podcast; a mid-week Birmingham, then a 3-state-consecutive-run through (the not cancelled) Charlotte, Atlanta, and St. Louis (or was it Kansas City?) We get "horny" as we break down each show in depth, including the new song debuts, some new guests, and show flow data that is telling an interesting story. Also, what’s the biggest surprise after this first part of the tour? Then after a Raven break, we touch on projects from Stefan’s son (Diggy) and Mark Roebuck (not related), setlist game top players (we have some exceptional shot-callers), and your listener questions (correct pronunciations included.)
May 30, 2016
Episode 74 - You've Got Questions, We dance around them
The Crew was merely 2 Live this week; Jake and Joe M took the helm whilst Matt felt the Bern, so to speak. With the band off this past week and based on twitter feedback, this episode is listener question heavy. Also addressed is the latest release announcement (a Dave Solo from 1996), the Bernie Sanders Dave Solo performance, and the latest DMBHub update that you don’t want to miss!
Jun 06, 2016
Episode 75 - D-iamond Anniversary
Reunited and it feels so good! Matt returns this week to once again join Joe and Jake, and boy are the latter two sorry for it. All recent shows recapped, and that includes discussion of the recent setlist lull the tour has been experiencing. Joe absolutely butchers yet another Twitter user's name, and also forces our hand in tagging this episode as explicit. We bum rush the Setlist Game and some awesome user questions.
Jun 14, 2016
Episode 76 - Live Demos II?
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!
Jun 21, 2016
Episode 77 - 3 debuts and 2 nights
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
Jun 28, 2016
Episode 78 - Club Wasted
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!
Jul 05, 2016
Episode 79 - Free as in Beer
The boys get a special delivery in the mail to kick off this podcast and set the mood to talk Dave and Tim 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.)
Jul 12, 2016
Episode 80 - Joe Goes to Phenix
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!
Aug 02, 2016
Episode 81 - Quick Little Ditty
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!
Aug 09, 2016
Episode 82 - Ali-Bama and the 40 Things
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?
Aug 18, 2016
Episode 83 - We're Taking the Year Off*
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.
Jan 23, 2017
Episode 84 - DMB Live 25 (28?)
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!
Jul 14, 2017
Episode 85 - DMB Live 25 Breakdown
The new milestone vinyl set of live tracks has landed on doorsteps and we’re here to talk about the breakdown, in more ways than one. We discuss some of our listening highlights from the set, but also the mix-up that happens with one of the songs. Which one of the guys do you agree with regarding the mix-up? Also, Stefan Lessard opens up to fan questions during time off that give us a behind-the-scenes look into different topics. We highlight some of the most interesting and perfectly crafted twooshes. Don’t miss this banter filled episode.
Aug 07, 2017
Episode 86 - Back on the Horse
Urgent Podcast Alert: Major announcements in the Dave Matthews Band World, and it’s time for us and them to get back on the horse for tour time. We have completed our year of #notour punishment and are rewarded with official dates for a DMB Summer 2018 Tour. And if that wasn’t enough, the rumors have been officially confirmed now; this year (summer) will bring a new album. We couldn’t be more excited so we had to call an emergency podcast. We just had to talk about how the 2018 tour shapes up, venues included (and more importantly excluded), ticket price changes, and of course the new album. Plus a few Periscope viewer questions.
Jan 17, 2018
Episode 87 - Checkin' Out, Boyd?
On the eve of Dave Matthews Band's performance the night before the Super Bowl, violinist Boyd Tinsley took to Twitter to announce that he will be stepping away from the band for a break. Joe's in Minneapolis for the show (of course), so he and Matt jump on an emergency Skype call to talk this over and try to analyze what this means for Boyd, and the band as a whole, going forward. You won't want to miss this one.
Feb 03, 2018
Episode 88 - The Night Before, Indeed!
Matt and Joe mix it up over "The Night Before" performance, and just how ominous that designation was. Joe went to the show (of course he did), so we have first-hand intel on how the band sounded, and what the reception to the Boyd-less Dave Matthews Band was. We try our hand at broadcasting this one on Facebook Live, but don't worry Periscopers, we haven't forgotten about you. We take your questions as we head into this anxiety-inducing break before the summer tour.
Feb 09, 2018
Episode 89 - Come Tomorrow
Matt and Joe come together to breakdown these latest announcements and discuss very early analysis. Thoughts on the recording work, changes from live versions, multiple producer albums, and music industry trends in general. Plus DJ Yette bumpers in the world premier of Samurai Cop.
May 11, 2018
Episode 90 - Summer Time = DMB Time
We need to crack open some white-wine-with-fizz-in-a-can to celebrate all the good stuff in this episode! We dream during the offseason of weeks like these jammed with DMB happenings. We have to recap and review the first 3 shows of the summer tour. New song debuts: 3 live, 1 early album release. Plus we discuss the latest band member changes and interviews. Did your username get highlighted during setlist game recap? And a major DMB Hub release. Whew!
May 25, 2018
Episode 91 - It's That Time Again and Again
In our new album penultimate podcast, we discuss the latest song drop of Again and Again (ed: Bob Law), along with the album track times and the last 5 live shows. We take a data driven look at each of the topics and in each case it tells us something different than the general feel. Do you agree with the data or the feel? Plus a lightning-round recap of the setlist game results. Give it a listen and then join us this Sunday night for a LIVE podcast discussion on the new album.
Jun 05, 2018
Episode 92 - The Come Tomorrow Review
We've now had three days to marinate in the release of Come Tomorrow, and Matt and Joe break it down track by track in an epic episode of the Ants Podcast. It's not actually our longest podcast ever, but it sure is close, tipping the scales at two hours and thirteen minutes. And we tried to be brief! Catch up on the latest four shows on the DMB Summer Tour, and shout your vocal cords sore agreeing and/or disagreeing with our opinions on the album. Opinions, we all got em, eh?
Jun 11, 2018
Episode 93 - Return to Club Wasted
It's been a couple weeks since our last podcast, and before you know it DMB has played 10 new shows and a Dave and Tim show. Too much to go in depth on each one of the shows, but we are now about halfway through the Summer Tour (22 of the 47) so we can make some tour generalizations. We explain what a song's Tour Rarity is, what it highlights, and brainstorm theories on the 2018 rarity. Also, a look into the new SiriusXM DMB Radio, and a quick Setlist Game standings review with some surprises.
Jul 04, 2018
Episode 94 - The Creekend Redux
Following the holiday week, the band visited Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, known to everyone else in the world as Deer Creek. Both night 1 and night 2 gave us a lot to discuss, including some interesting tour debuts, and setlists that are very relevant following last week's podcast on variety. We take a look if song debuts are a net-add to shows or just tokens. Also, DMB Radio on Sirius XM is now up and running which included live streaming of Friday's Night 1 concert. Plus we make time for your listener questions!
Jul 09, 2018
Episode 95 - SPACtacular Canadays
Man, has the band put in some extra work recently. Days after the Creekend, DMB plays the first two Canada shows, followed by the tour staple 2-night stand at SPAC, immediately capped by the final Canada show. The run produces the most interesting week of shows we've had all tour, so we must Dive In. Also, live show streams become more frequent than shows attended by Matt, but some exciting news on that front. And it wouldn’t be an Ants Podcast if we didn’t go on a bunch of tangents throughout. Plus we announce some new DMB Hub Stubs coming out!
Jul 17, 2018
Episode 96 - Adios, Mono Loco
We try not to let the loss of an Ants staple get us down, so we remember the great times it created. We say goodbye to Mono Loco, the Ants HQ of Charlottesville, VA and a place where so many Ants met and celebrated together. But back on tour, four new shows are in the books and we discuss if there is such a thing as a SPAC hangover. Plus, the tour takes on a new ‘guests’ theme, and one particular show gets some unwanted attention. Also, Dave makes new comments about Boyd’s exit, drama in the setlist game standings, and we take on your #AntsPodcast questions.
Jul 23, 2018