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The 2011 Super Bowl Halftime Fail

We've got a lot of great stuff to share from this past weekend and some great material to preview for next weekend. But, before we get to that, did you know there was also a football game on Sunday night? And while the teams headed to the locker room at halftime to recuperate and game...

Friday Linkafication: Blotto History Lesson, Orchestral Dead & The Snow Jabba

Every Friday, we're going to offer the best links, news and sites that we've discovered over the past week. We promise to keep it relevant (mainly).Getting ready for Saturday's show, we give you this first person account from John Perry Barlow on how the Barlow Shanghai collaboration came togetherPhish fan market analyst drops sly...

The Psychedelic Mr. Plow (and Blues and Punk and Hip Hop and...)

After pushing around a snowblower and using a shovel for a makeshift pick-axe for hours yesterday, I just couldn't get Homer Simpson's "Mr. Plow" theme song out of my head.For those not familiar with the episode, Homer's snow-plowing business takes off driven by his low budget advertisement running on local access cable, only to...

Talking Heads Tuesday: Odds & Ends

Today, we say goodbye to Talking Heads Tuesday with a few odds and ends collected from the web.1.Would you like to know David Byrne's take on the current situation in Egypt? Now you don't have to wonder.2.From the very timely, to an idea whose time may never come...I've always thought of Talking...

New Spotlight Show: Terrapin Flyer @ Brixie's

We are excited to announce what could be the most important spotlight show yet in the short history of The Barn. Okay, maybe that's a tad dramatic; however, Terrapin Flyer's show on February 11th at Brixie's is kind of a big deal, especially if you enjoy the music of the Grateful Dead and live in...

Bass'd In Chicago: The Barn Interview With Mr. Blotto's Mike Bolger

Mr. Blotto bassist Mike Bolger considers himself a very lucky man. "If you're lucky, you get to really enjoy and connect with music," he tells me. "Luckier than that, you are able to play it. Even luckier you get to be in a band... and write your own stuff. Still luckier you get to play...

Friday Linkafication: Solo Haynes, ACL Videos & The Best Chicago Dog

Every Friday, we're going to offer the best links, news and sites that we've discovered over the past week. We promise to keep it relevant (mainly).Warren Haynes talks about his forthcoming solo album, his first in 19 yearsVan Morrison stripped of his Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame credentials (The Onion)Full episodes of Austin...

Phish Vs. DMB: The Rumored Festival of Our Discontent

The Internets are all abuzz these days about the potential for multi-day festivals featuring Dave Matthews Band and Phish, swapping out headlining spots that cap off a day-long music lineup. While we know the DMB part of this is absolutely true, there is rampant speculation regarding who else is on-bard, a number of different locations...

Talking Heads Tuesday: Jambands Celebrate Talking Heads

More than just about any band (and I'll throw the Beatles, Dead, and Zappa in there too), Talking Heads have provided direct inspiration to the jamband community. Attribute it to their rhythmic ideals, engaging melodies or passion for innovation, but with only 8 studio albums to draw from, the variety of tunes covered and interpretations that...

What's A Strawdaddy?

Finding the line between creativity and integrity is a daunting challenge when crafting a sound that owes as much to roots-driven music like honky-tonk and low country blues as it does to rock. Leave it to a band out of Chicago to land on just the recipe to offer a little something new while still...