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Disc Jam: A Festival For Everyone

It's quite the time to be alive for festival goers! There are countless numbers of events happening all year round all over the world. It can become overwhelming to pick and choose which shows to attend and which ones to save for next year. If you ask us which shows not to miss, Disc Jam Music Festival is at the top of our list.  Disc Jam began in 2011 when creator, Tony Scavone, realized that there was an overlap between two of his passion...  Read More

Burlington Showcase: An Interview With Kevin Statesir, The Man Behind Higher Ground And Statesir Real Project

We've definitely said this before, but we'll say it again. Here in Burlington, VT we're all about supporting local. Kevin Statesir, the man behind Higher Ground all these years, couldn't agree more. After giving up his ownership of one of the biggest music venues in the Burlington area, Statesir started StatesirReal Projects with Tim Cece to help out local bands that are just getting started. Their latest endeavor is called "Burlington Show...  Read More

Freeze A Peach: A Vermont Tribute To The Allman Brothers Band

Article and pictures by Martin Kelley.  March definitely brought the madness to the music scene up in Vermont. There has been no shortage of amazing gigs. With locally and nationally known musicians sharing the stages, the fans have been kept entertained, and on the move. I was lucky enough to be in attendance to Freeze A Peach: A Vermont Tribute To The Allman Brothers Band at the Rusty Nail in Stowe, VT on Marck 10. These boys played a mast...  Read More

A Recap of Trey Acoustic in Northampton, MA

Aritcle written by Sam Berenson and videos by Rob Perissi. To see Trey Anastasio play a solo/acoustic show, in the town that I was born, attended high school, and have ever-lasting memories, last night could not have played out any better. For those who walked up to the Academy of Music at 6:30 on the dot for doors, there was already a line snaked around the building with eager fans awaiting entrance and access to purchase the beautiful Nat...  Read More

Seth Yacovone Band Crushes March

Article written by Martin Kelley.  Fans of the Seth Yacovone Band have been well catered to this month. With a show every weekend in March, they have kept the house rocking wherever they go. With extensive catalogue of original tunes, Seth really knows how to build a smoking hot setlist. They kicked off this run at The Rusty Nail in Stowe on the 3rd of March with a marathon one set show. The following weekend at Martell's in Jeffersonville, ...  Read More

Melvin Seals With Jerry Garcia Band: A Review

Article written by Martin Kelley. Photos by Chris Brakhage. Melvin Seals with Jerry Garcia Band, March 1 at Arts Riot, Burlington,VT Since Melvin Seals picked Zach Nugent to be the lead guitarist of the JGB, they have been playing some pretty hot gigs. When you bring that energy back to Burlington, VT where Zach made his bones in the local music  scene with Dead Set and Cats Under The Stars, you know you are in for a doubly special show. ...  Read More

iTour is the App for That

It seems more often than not when you find yourself thinking "There should be an app for that," there already is. There's a lot of planning involved around following your favorite band on tour. If you're a seasoned concert goer, you know the struggle already. Finding a place to stay, deciding what gear you'll need to bring, figuring out what else the area has to offer, are all things fans deal with all the time. You may find yourself asking wh...  Read More

Dead Set with Oteil Burbridge

Article written by Martin Kelley. Photos by Chris Brakhage.Dead Set, February 4th at the Rusty Nail in Stowe, VT. With four years in the running, and a rotating cast of well vetted musicians taking part in the sound, Dead Set has become a household name in the Vermont music scene. Keeping us entertained at Nectar's in Burlington on Tuesday nights, and playing a good number of regional gigs as well, they've garnered some well deserved recog...  Read More

Taraleigh Wants To Rock Your Life

Taraleigh Weathers is in love with live music. You can catch her at a show dancing her heart out, spinning, kicking, head bobbing, and always sparkling. She even has live music to thank for meeting her husband. Being at a show makes Taraleigh so incredibly happy that she decided to make a career out of it. She has dedicated her life to organizing events and retreats that revolve around making dreams come true, growing a soul family, and of course...  Read More

Pink Talking Fish Burns Down the House

Last Saturday night Pink Talking Fish took over the Rusty Nail in Stowe, VT and they did not disappoint. PTF is a hybird tribute band covering Phish, Pink Floyd and Talking Heads. They find fun in discovering unique ways very different songs meld into each other. A great example of their transition skills is their "Golden Age" > "Biggies Got the Hype Shit" > "Born Under Punches Reprise" > "Hey You" segways during Set Two.  Ph...  Read More

Grateful Giveaway 2017 & CashorTrade Challenges

Giddy up 2017! We are coming out swinging. Check out the fun ticket giveaways and contests we are doing to start the year off right! Our first Grateful Giveaway of 2017 is happening right now! Enter for a chance to win 2 tickets to the sold out Trey acoustic solo show in Portsmouth, NH. We will announce the winner on February 14th. Click the picture above to sign up. In case you haven't seen on facebook yet.... we recently launched our #COT...  Read More

Say Hello to Our New Partner: Phansite

Everyone give a warm welcome to our newest partner, Phansite.com. A blogsite that is "dedicated to the music, history and culture of Phish." You can check out their site by clicking the picture below: We have big plans for 2017 and that includes working more with our partners on our new platform that is soon to be released. Here at CashorTrade we believe in the strength of community and cross-promotion. If you are a webpage or blogsite t...  Read More

CashorTrade Challenge 2017

To shake things up a little this year we have decided to create weekly challenges in exchange for some cool prizes. Each Tuesday we will post a new challenge to our social media and our blog. To enter, you will be asked to complete a small task such as posting a picture and tagging friends. The following Monday we will choose the winner. Keep an eye out for our hashtag #cotchallenge! Now....check out our Live Challenge below, as well as...  Read More

Healing Music: A Closer Look at Barika

If you're the kind of person who enjoys eclectic music that doesn't really sound like anything you've ever heard before, then you probably spend a great deal of time searching for new bands to broaden your musical palette. This is where I'll introduce you to Barika a "deep groove music, soaked in psychedelic West African resonance." Local to Burlington, VT, Barika began in 2008 after Craig Myers, Mike Gordon Band percussionist, went on a tr...  Read More

The Rise of Hayley Jane and The Primates

Burlington, VT has always been a hub of amazing local talent and Hayley Jane and the Primates are no exception. With a large range of music style types including bluegrass, early rock, musical theater, reggae and more, they have never seemed to have an issue drawing a crowd. Lead singer, Hayley Jane, describes the band as "a theatrical americana jam band." "For me, it's about honesty and finding ways to amplify myself in the most raw, honest ...  Read More

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Give the Gift of Gold this year! With a Gold Membership users get real time listings, promoted posts, the ability to set up alerts for any tickets they are searching for and more! At just $2 per month this worthwhile gift will give any live music lover the opportunity to catch all the shows they want without paying more than face value. All gifted Gold Memberships will come with a gift card that makes for a perfect stocking stuffer!WEBSITE: ...  Read More

Miley Cyrus fights scalpers with paperless tickets

  [ Liink : http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/06/21/us-cyrus-idUSTRE55K0CX20090621 ] By Ray Waddell Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:26am EDT NASHVILLE (Billboard) - As Miley Cyrus prepares to hit the road this fall, the spotlight is shining on what was once a relatively minor piece of the touring puzzle: the ticket.   Or in this case, the lack thereof. Cyrus' tour will use paperless tickets, and that's causing a commotion, mostly among the ...  Read More

CashorTrade.org iPhone App Released!! SiriusXM Radio announcement

Today we released the world's first Face Value Ticketing iPhone App, now available for FREE download. Thank you all so much for joining the face value movement & a special thanks goes to our Gold Members who funded the App release and propelled the service forward. Your memberships afforded us the opportunity to create and launch the new website, the moblie webapp, and now the new iPhone app. Since the launch of the new features 13 mont...  Read More

REPOST Feature Released!

The new RE-POST Feature is now live and available to gold members.  The days of having to create a brand new post to gain visibility and keep up with the number of daily posts is over.  This new feature allows you to login to your account, access your old post, click one button entitled "renew" and your post with then appear at the top of all lists.Make sure to tag your post with appropriate artist name, event, and categorize your tag  with...  Read More

To the highest bidder: From the streets to computer screens, ticket scalping adapts to digital age

[ Link: http://dailyorange.com/2012/10/to-the-highest-bidder-from-the-streets-to-computer-screens-ticket-scalping-adapts-to-digital-age/ ] By Gabriela RiccardiPublished October 9, 2012 at 2:59 am The men stride up and down Marshall Street, arms outstretched and tickets fanned in their hands. It’s a rapid route they pace as cars stream into campus, the congregation of fans that’s rhythmically magnetic on a Syracuse game night.Th...  Read More

Suggested Trades, Just Released!

We have just launched our second feature of our Gold Membership.Suggested Trades is a great new tool that lists posts you are looking for in the dashbopard of your profile.We hope this makes seachng the site, and findign your match that much easier.  ...  Read More

Trade Tracker! Alert Tool just released!!

Thanks to your contributions we have been able to complete and launch this new feature.  Trade tracker is a tool we have been dreaming about for a long time and it is finally here in beta.  This is one of the many new additions being released and offered as part of the Gold Membership at CashorTrade.orgWith trade tracker, you can sit back and let system do the work.  We have made it simple to create an alert.  The moment a...  Read More

New Feature! Categorize your Tags when adding a post !

Hey all.We are very excited about the many new features we are releasing in CashorTrade.org.One big new feature is the new filtering option and the ability to categorize your tags.Now when I am talking about needing or wanting lodging or a ride to a show, or maybe I have a poster or clothing to trade, I can now add these categories directly to each tag, making filtering super specific.We have also added additional features such as the ability ...  Read More


Excision presents Destroid Live, Madeon, Danny Brown, Seven Lions, Bondax, Digital Tape Machine, Moon Boots, Perseus, Strip Steve, Autobody, Alpha Data and Manhattan Project Added to Performer Lineup Special Curated Tents from OWSLA vs. BOYSNOIZE Records, French Express and This Song Is SickMariaville, New York (April 25, 2013) - Camp Bisco has confirmed the second round of performers slated for its twelfth annual three-day music and arts fest...  Read More

Grateful Giveaway winners!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!! to our winners of the GratefulGiveaway sponsored by CashorTrade.org and LiveJamzRadio.com http://GRATEFULGIVEAWAY.com to enter for shows all summer long. Thank you for EMBRACING THE FACE and joining the 21,000 website members and the 30,000 social media members in rising up to create a fair trade marketplace.  Together we seek to put an end to the erroneous inflation of tickets in the secondary market, and provide tr...  Read More


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/03/2013 The GRATEFULGIVEAWAY.com is a rolling ticket giveaway brought to you by CashorTrade.org and LiveJamzRadio.com.  6 FESTIVALS, 11 SHOWS...and more to come! "Together we have teamed up to offer you all continuous giveaways throughout the year.  It is our way of saying thanks to the face value community for all they have done to 'embrace the face' and believe in the fair trade mission," says Brando, cofounde...  Read More

CashorTrade.org Mobile App is Back!

PRESS RELEASE MARCH, 11, 2013For Immediate Release There are big plans for CashorTrade in 2013 and mobile functionality is the first release of many to help fans embrace face value in the upcoming year. CashorTrade had a web app in 2010 that was decent, but limited. The new web app packs full website functionality into a much smaller browser. The CashorTrade web app is a lightweight, easy to use interface that scales for all devices. Enj...  Read More

UPDATE: 12.28 & 12.30 Phish Ticket Raffle to Benefit Newtown, CT

A great, supportive idea.  Thank you Marshall and George!UPDATE - UPDATE..... 12/20/201George Ralls just donated a 28th to the Newtown, CT benefit.  Thank you George!The Ticket Raffle now includes as 12/28 and a 12/30 ticket to Phish at MSG on NYE!  We are almost at $1300! (spreadsheet link below)After numerous phone calls and emails to/from the people in the Newtown area I have decided on sending the donations to The United Way...  Read More


CashorTrade.org, the official face value ticket trading community, would like to announce this years winners.  Every year CashorTrade rewards its members by giving away 14 tickets to 7 highly sought after NYE shows across the country.  It has been a way of saying THANK YOU to the community’s dedication towards building a face value ticket alternative, and supporting the Internet’s very own fair trade marketplace.CashorTrade.org has almos...  Read More

L4LM Presents: End of the Funking World Party w Eddie Roberts

Live for Live Music PresentsEddie Roberts West Coast Sounds End of the Funking World PartyIt’s About Time Record ReleaseBB King’s Blues Club – New York, NYDecember 21st, 201211pm-4am If what they Mayans predicted is true and the end of the world is really coming, we might as well party like it, right?  And what better place to party than New York City, wouldn’t you agree?  Then come join us in the heart of ...  Read More

Trade Groups are now live!

Happy trading! We send you positive ticket vibes. Today we launched COT Trade Groups where anyone can create a group with close friends and family. This feature will organize communication in regards to who ended up with what tickets. Exclusive trade groups offer multiple privacy and exposure settings for each of your posts. Create a group today. 5 simple steps in under 60 seconds. Go to the groups page, login, and click “create a...  Read More

CashorTrade.org 4.0 release

COT goes 4.0!! Thank you for embracing the face value mission! The past 3 years have been amazing. This face value community has grown to over 30,000 strong and continues to set the standard within the ticketing industry. Welcome to the new version of CashorTrade.org 4.0. While this new website is undergoing changes we hope that the 4.0 framework affords us the ability to expand on all the great ideas and feedback we have gathered over t...  Read More

Progressive Blend Radio interviews CashorTrade!

LIVE from Washington, DC, Progressive Blend Radio interviews CashorTrade for the second time since the websites launch in February of 2009. Hosts DJ Downtown and Eddie Herradura speak with Brando from CashorTrade about the community mission toward promoting face value tickets and fair trade within the live music community. Progressive Blend Radio airs every Sunday at 5pm East/2pm West, bringing their listener’s up-to-date commentary...  Read More

CashorTrade.org Technology: API Trade List, RSS Feed, Mobile App, Facebook App.

CashorTrade.org has had an incredible year.  With nearly 26,000 trades posted and 12,500 members the face value community is growing exponentially. Brando and Dusty, the founders of CashorTrade, have donated much time and effort into helping a growing community connect with one another to buy, sell, and trade tickets, rides, lodging, art work, and handmade goods at face value for a fair trade. CashorTrade has large plans to expand the...  Read More

Scalper Bot bill, AB 329, banning the use of automated ticket bot programs in California

Buying a concert ticket online isn?t easy these days. But a bill awaiting Governor Jerry Brown?s signature could make it less painful in California. Bots digitally jump to the front of the line and scoop up all the tickets before regular fans have a shot at buying any. http://www.capradio.org/articles/2013/09/19/buying-concert-tickets-in-california-may-get-easier...  Read More

[Kickshuffle Exclusive] Embrace the Face! A Conversation with CashorTrade.org Co-Founder Brando Rich

December 14, 2011 Brando Rich is Co-founder of CashorTrade.org – an online trading site where fans buy, sell and trade goods and services for cash or trade at face value. CashorTrade currently has over 12,700 members and over 26,000 trades.   OK, so tell me about CashorTrade.org. We launched the site in the winter of \'09 with an objective to help fans obtain tickets at FACE VALUE by providing an alternative to the ticke...  Read More

WHITEOUT for Charity MSG 12.29.11

PRESS RELEASETo benefit the Mockingbird Foundation If you haven\'t heard already, Phish fans are trying to organize a white out at the 12/29/2011 show at Madison Square Garden, this means, quite simply that all fans attending that show should wear a plain white T-shirt or dress or face paint or all of these or just some or something else like dying your hair white or… well, you get the picture. The impact on both the fans and the ban...  Read More


Hello all- I would like to take a minute to tell you about GlowStickWars.com.  These guys are great fans....and good friends. They help keep color alive at the shows and donate proceeds continually to the Mockingbird Foundation. Join GlowStickWars.com and purchase some show sticks to support a good cause. They are also giving away 1 NYE ticket to Phish at MSG. Click here for details.  Dont miss out !...  Read More

2011 Commemorative NYE NYC MSG Token Pendant by Jennifer Kahn

 A Collectible Token, or A Wearable Pendant As seen on: PhanArt.net | ScentsandSubtleSounds.com Let the collection begin, with Jennifer Kahn\'s 2nd token. This year there are many fish and they play a more active role in the design - poised to take a bite out of the big apple. Not only does it commemorate the New Year\'s Run with all 4 dates etched along the edge, but it is a true sign of the times with the letters \"OCCUPY MSG\" subtl...  Read More

10MinuteTubeDesigns.com presents sweet PINS !

Hey yall- You probably have already seen these guys on tour.  They have been around for a couple years selling the sweetest pins around.  They are great folks and a super positive part of the tour experience. Check their new website out and some of the new PINS they have available at:   http://www.10minutetubedesigns.com Here is what they say....\"Where we make art for you, the fan!\"\"We are always dreaming up new, fr...  Read More

Jobs Internship Positions Available!

CashorTrade.org is looking for your help in strengthening the face value community.  We have put together a few small Job/Internships to aid in this mission.   Thank you all for the creative support you have given to the community over the past 2.5 years.  We have big plans and we want you to be a part of it.We are currently re-coding our site from scratch.  We are developing a new solid, secure, and expandable found...  Read More


\"Tropical  Storm Irene triggered the worst natural disaster in Vermont since 1927.  At least three people drowned, and two are missing; hundreds of homes  were damaged or destroyed; the state\'s road system was broken in so many  places they have not yet been counted.Across southern and  central Vermont, small neighborhoods and some entire towns were cut off  from the outside world for two or three days, without electricity or  telepho...  Read More

BRUCE HORAN NICU UIC Prints and Shirts!

When artists at Da Mock Show was setting up, PhanArt Pete walked around and took pictures to share on twitter so folks knew what prints to expect. There were a great many awesome prints, but only one used a creative play off of ‘NICU’ in their art. Bruce Horan’s NICU/UIC poster highlights U I and C in the NICUs running throughout the print. Pick up the poster and/or shirt here NICU at UIC Three color screenprint wi...  Read More

Read Icculus Sticker

“During the Oswego ’99 Icculus, my friends and I hugged and held each other laughing hysterically in an “I can’t!” kind of moment and I’ll never forget it. After that we all labeled everything “Read-Icculus” every chance we had. Finally in 2003 I made the first run of stickers, then in 2009 made a new sticker and a t-shirt. After selling out of all editions (the t-shirts sold out after Har...  Read More

VTTEES - T-shirts and Stickers

As many of you might know...VTTEES has been on tour with CashorTrade.org . Click here to see the dedicated page we have for VTTEES:   http://cashortrade.org/vttees/     Our good brother Jonny has taken the charge to keep the CashorTrade.org Tent up and running at each show.  If you saw the tent this summer, there is a good chance you saw these shirts and stickers.  VTTEES has done an amzing job at n...  Read More

Buffalo Bill

SteppedIntoFreezer Designs Presents...Buffalo Bill \"Looking For Owls\" PinMeasures: 1 1/4\" x 1\"Has Two Prong BackOwls Eyes GLOW-IN-THE-DARK$10 + $2 shippingFollow SteppedIntoFreezer on Twitter ...  Read More

PhanBadge.com and their new Festival Merit Badges!

STOCK UP ON YOUR MERIT BADGES! Welcome PhanBadge.com ...  Read More

Win 2 Tickets to Trey Anastasio & Mike Gordon

CashorTrade Ticket Giveaway! Have a friend? Tell them about us and Enter to Win! As seen on: Phish.net - OhKeePaBlog.com UPDATE: Congratulations to BennyB! You are the winner of our first ticket giveaway drawing.  You win 2 Tickets to the Trey Anastasio Show In Albany, NY  Thank you for supporting Face Value Tickets and helping strengthen the community!Mike Gordon Ticket Giveaway on Feb 28thAs we emerge from a very snowy winter ...  Read More

Commemorative New Years Run Mugs by John Kinder & Tyler Davio

Commemorative New Years Run Mugs     by John Kinder & Tyler Davio As Seen On: OhKeePahBlog.com | PhanArt.com | OnlinePhishTour.com | PhishCoventry.blogspot.com Pilsner style mugs to commemorate Phish\'s New Years Run at Madison Square Garden Dec 30-Jan 1.  Back by popular demand. This   will be the second run of 100 mugs.  Each mug is hand crafted and   totally unique.  Mugs average 20 oz in ...  Read More

CashorTrade.org says Thank You & Happy Holidays

CashorTrade.org would like to say Thank You to all its members for supporting a wonderful year of face value tickets and trades.This has been a crazy amount of work for us to manage and develop. Many times we have completely pushed our web design business aside to spend hours on end at CashorTrade.org . We greatly appreciate the comments, testimonials, feedback and reviews we have received.Our new 4.0 site is underway and hopefully it will b...  Read More

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