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Visual Setlist, Stream, Download & Video: Furthur @ Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL 11/18/11

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2011-11-18Allstate Arena Rosemont, ILOne: Sugar Magnolia > Any Road, Ashes and Glass, Pride Of Cucamonga, Peaceful Valley, Deep Elem Blues > Stagger Lee, Cassidy > Sunshine DaydreamTwo: Playing In The Band > Dear Mr. Fantasy > Dark Star &...

The Funk Stella Blue: The Motet's Grateful Halloween Weekend (Stream, Download, Video)

What happens when you take 12 musicians, with only 2 Deadheads in the bunch, and challenge them to funkify select cuts from the catalog of the Grateful Dead? That was the question, when Dave Watts and Colorado's Motet set out to prepare for their 4 night 2011 Halloween run through the Front Range.If rehearsal time is proportional to...

Setlist & Video: Yonder Mountain String Band (featuring Brendan Bayliss) @ House Of Blues, Chicago IL 11/10/11

Yonder Mountain welcomed good friend Brenday Bayliss of Umphrey's McGee to the stage at their stop in Chicago last week. Some video has surfaced, complete with enthusiastic crowd response. Brendan sat in for the first set closing "One More", followed by a jammed out version of Talking Heads' "Girlfriend Is Better". Have a look. See...

A Chat With Guitarist Mark Hague: Blotto, Helping Phriendly Orchestra and Beyond

[fblike style="standard" showfaces="false" width="450" verb="like" font="arial"]For fans, Mark Hague is the type of musician you just have to love. A key member of two of Chicago's premier jambands (and possibly cooking up a third?), he brings the attitude and perspective of a superfan to what he does on stage. And...

Visual Setlist: Furthur @ Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH 11/16/11

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2011-11-16Schottenstein Center Columbus, OHOne: Deal, Beat It On Down The Line > Easy Wind, Black Throated Wind > Ramble On Rose, High Time, Cumberland Blues, The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)Two: Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance &...

Stream, Download & Photos: Old Shoe with Vince Herman @ Shoe Fest 9/10/11

I was so happy to finally see some sets by Chicago area jammers Old Shoe pop up on the Internet Archive. There are several 2011 shows to choose from, but I couldn't resist sharing this one from their signature event, Shoe Fest, held in September. Not only do they offer some of their original music, but...

Visual Setlist: Furthur @ First Union Center "The Knick", Albany, NY 11/15/11

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2011-11-15First Union Center Albany, NYOne: Here Comes Sunshine > Row Jimmy, Big Bad Blues, Magnolia Mountain, New Minglewood Blues, Dire Wolf, Loose Lucy, Cosmic CharlieTwo: Passenger, Here Comes The Sun, No More Do I > Estimated Prophet >...

Jamming With Pink: The Barn's Floyd Covers Mix Tape

[fblike style="standard" showfaces="false" width="450" verb="recommend" font="arial"]There are certain musical truths in this world. One of them (as this Venn Diagram explains) is that everybody loves Pink Floyd. Their fans are rabid and diverse and they've inspired musicians across a large swath of genres and backgrounds. And so, when I set...

Want To Get In Free To Our Second Anniversary Show With Mr. Blotto & The Vasoconstrictors?

The Barn is happy to be offering a chance for free admission to this Saturday's Anniversary show with Mr. Blotto & The Vasoconstrictors. Entry is super easy, and just takes two simple steps:1. LIKE The Barn on facebook or FOLLOW @thebarnpresents on Twitter2. Respond to Mr. Blotto's facebook event and/or The Vasoconstrictors's facebook event...

Visual Setlist: Furthur @ First Niagra Center, Buffalo, NY 11/13/11

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2011-11-13First Niagra Center HSBC Arena Buffalo, NYOne: The Music Never Stopped, Alabama Getaway > Greatest Story Ever Told, Built To Last > Operator, Mission In The Rain, Dupree's Diamond Blues, Hard To Handle, Gimme Some Lovin'Two: Jam >...