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Recap: Anders Osborne @ SPACE, Evanston, IL 5/25/12

Evanston isn't the most easily accessed part of Chicagoland, and thus a visit to its "newish" club SPACE has been on The Barn's to-do list for some time. From the beginning their booking has been tremendous, but it took an appearance by Anders Osborne to make the stars align for coverage of an event at...

Visual Setlists: Umphrey’s McGee Summer Tour 2012

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Visual Setlists: Umphrey's McGee @ Summer Camp, Chillicothe, IL 5/25, 26, 27/12 (including Picnic Set)

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.[box] SongGapLTPGurgle64/20/20122nd Self64/20/2012Pay the Snucka233/15/2012Miami Virtue15/18/2012Glory34/27/20122x254/21/2012Ringo104/14/2012Loose Ends54/21/2012Puppet String15/18/2012Jekyll & Hyde54/21/2012Ocean Billy64/20/2012Mulche's Odyssey94/17/2012Bright Lights104/14/2012Dump City74/19/201240's Theme54/21/201246 & 234/27/2012Day Nurse74/19/2012Slacker94/18/2012Booth love25/18/2012Mamu39311/14/2008Wizard Burial Ground25/18/2012A...

Two Charts: Why I Don't Listen To The Doors & Mr. Mojo Risin (The Graphical Explanation)

I made this chart in about thirty seconds as a response to a tweet a few weeks ago. Finally getting around to sharing it on the site. Here's the tweet:@TweeterReprise: The further away from high school you get, the less you listen to The Doors My response:Here's an example. I found this...

Help The Barn Write Its Phish Summer Tour 2012 Preview

There's no matching Phish fans for pure, unadulterated enthusiasm. I cover scores of bands for this site and no content can generate traffic quite like articles about The Phish from Vermont.And while this year's summer tour announcement was met with typical anticipation and celebratory fervor, before too long something curious happened. I started to...

Stream & Download: Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers @ Poplar Creek 6/29/86

Another great Chicago area show for you.  This show has a little bit of everything.  Bob with a great band of total pros at the top of their game.  Some gospel-infused backing vocals.  Bob solo and acoustic.  Petty and the Heartbreakers mini-sets interspersed throughout.  Classic Bob.  Deep Cuts.&...

Infographic: Girls - What Kind and Where According To Beach Boys / Brian Wilson

Looks like a bit more research is needed into the young and female population of some Southwest and Mountain states to complete this map infographic from the iloveyoubrianwilson tumblr. For the time being, the remaining classifications will be most helpful for the band and crew as the Beach Boys tour the country for their 50th...

Setlist, Stream & Download: Steve Kimock Band @ Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL 5/19/12

Steve and his band turned in two interesting sets on a big Saturday in Chicago. After many many years of seeing same looking songlists from his bands, it was a treat to see him mix it up a bit with covers and newer originals, even bringing a Zero tune (Anorexia) out of mothballs for the...

Setlist: Beach Boys @ Chicago Theater, 5/21/12

Rock music exists in a land where senior citizens can still be called boys, and the Beach Boys brought their nostalgia-laden show to Chicago Theater last night, complete with a 10 piece backing band. Their two sets were a mix of the big radio hits, tracks from their most critically acclaimed albums and some covers of...

Visual Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee @ Hangout Festival, Gulf Shores, AL 5/18/12

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.[box] SongGapLTPMiss Tinkle's Overture54/20/2012Conduit34/26/2012All In Time24/27/2012Booth Love34/26/2012Miami Virtue34/26/2012Higgins44/21/2012Tribute to Spinal Shaft114/12/2012Soul Food II312/16/2012Puppet String14/28/2012Wizard Burial Ground14/28/2012[/box]>View Umphrey's McGee Rotation<>View All Spring Tour Visual Setlists<