Anyone who knows me well or reads this site with any regularity knows that I am a huge fan of Dave Matthews Band. Over the last five years, I’ve spent a lot of time investing in, listening to, and enjoying DMB. Since it’s a band that I got into later in life, I think that my obsession with their music is a way of making up for lost time.
One of the things that I love about DMB is the number of great websites that are available to discuss the band. Apart from the band’s own website (www.davematthewsband.com), there are a lot of quality fan sites out there.
Today, Cousin Ryo is proud to bring you a list of my favorite DMB sites, gathered all together in one place. Note: this list will only focus on the active DMB fan sites. There are some great fan sites that are no longer active and therefore won’t be considered due to their inactivity.
Ants Marching – www.antsmarching.org
Ants Marching is one of the oldest and best Dave Matthews Band fan sites. Covering a variety of things DMB related, Ants Marching has exceptional news coverage. On top of everything new as it happens, Ants Marching posts as soon as the news is heard. The site also covers tour stats, including which songs were used the most as openers, closers, and the like. In the tour central page, you can view the history of any tour the band has been on since 1989.
The Dave Matthews Band Tour Almanac – www.dmbalmanac.com
This is the mother of all DMB fan sites. The DMB Tour Almanac contains every setlist for every concert that Dave Matthews Band ever performed. It compiles stats for how many times a song was played, the last time a song was played, and the number of days it’s been since a song has been played. If there is anything that you’ve ever wanted to know regarding a DMB tour, this is the website you need to visit.
DMB341 – http://dmb341.wordpress.com
A newcomer to the Dave Matthews Band fansite arena, DMB341 was created earlier this year by a young college student (now graduated) with a deep love and affection for the band. A drummer in his spare time, the webmaster of dmb341 takes each song from each album and slowly dissects them, giving his in depth opinion of every one. A true DMB fan could spend hours on this site. And since it’s new, there is a lot of life left in it. Currently the author is only halfway through Under The Table and Dreaming.
The Official DMB You Tube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/davematthewsband
Do you want to see all of the great Dave Matthews Band videos in one location? Are you looking for some live footage and inside interviews? Well, look no further, the official DMB You Tube Channel has what you seek. Housing most of Dave Matthews Band’s videos through the years, as well as Dave solo, this is the best site to visit to get your DMB video fix.
Weekly Dave Speak – www.weeklydavespeak.com
Looking for the latest DMB news? Look no further. Covering everything from upcoming concert dates, DVD and CD releases, as well as fan stories and vignettes, Weekly Dave Speak has it all. Loaded with interviews, commentary, and a very active forum page, Weekly Dave Speak is one of the greatest fan sites out there. It’s a site that’s worth visiting over and over again.
And there you have it, your cousin Ryo’s favorite DMB fan sites worth visiting. Take a moment to check them out today. If you’re a Dave Matthews Band fan, you won’t be disappointed.