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Tangled Up In Brixie's

It's Melvin and Friends tonight at Brixie's. Game on!For your drinking pleasure, here's a list of the 105 different varieties of beer on tonight's menu at Brixie's.

The Gospel According To Melvin: A Barn Presents Mix Tape

While The Barn's recent interview with Melvin Seals intended to shed some light on the Jerry Garcia Band catalog, Melvin made it clear that the Jerry tunes weren't the only thing he's been up to lately.I took this as an open door to explore some of the other projects Melvin has been involved with,...

Summer Camp Sunday: A Review In Chart Form

It took a little while, but I'm ready comment on my experience at Summer Camp Music Festival this year. I'll withhold detailed comment on the weather or conditions, but there is enough to say about the music, even with my Sunday only pass, to get on the page. So, in keeping with The Barn's sub-theme...

Symphony Sunday: My Morning Jacket / Chicago Youth Orchestra @ Lollapalooza 8/5/07

There is something special when the worlds of rock and classical music collide. After months of preparation, the end products are only performed a handful of times, creating something truly unique for the lucky attendees. The Barn will feature a different rock / symphony fusion weekly over the next several weeks in a new feature: Symphony...

Stevie Ray Vaughan @ Chicago Blues Fest 6/7/85: Stream and Download

It's Blues Fest Friday here in Chicago. Here's a Retro Jamming feature that will take you back aways. We're going way back to Blues Fest 1985 to hang with Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. Just a reminder of the top shelf talent that will be on display this weekend and every June on the most...

Friday Linkafication: Google Doodle Phish Edition

Last week, I called Paul Simon a "class act", after reading this, I may have to reevaluate. Disclosure, in no way does it reduce the awesomeness of the video below.A bevy of Prince covers in honor of his birthday earlier this week.The blogs at The Trib offer an interview with funkiest of the...

An Alphabet Soup of Spotlight Shows This Weekend: LBF or HISB

You want options? We've got options, even in the 'burbs. While the Melvin / Terrapin Flyer combo represents a perfect hybrid of local and national flavors for next weekend. The Barn is spotlighting two shows this Saturday, 6/11, that will provide some variety as to how you whet your live music appetite.If you're looking for a...

New Phish Song "Steam" Makes Debut In Cleveland 6/4/11: Lyrics, Stream and Download

Remember the old days when new songs would appear on set lists and you'd have to wait weeks or months to get a cassette tape mailed to you? The old days sucked. Download (mp3)Here are the lyrics, courtesy of Tom Marshall (via PT):STEAMthere is the towerlike a solitary flowerstanding in the snowas the...

Symphony Sunday: Trey Anastasio and the Baltimore Symphony 5/21/09 Stream and Download

There is something special when the worlds of rock and classical music collide. After months of preparation, the end products are only performed a handful of times, creating something truly unique for the lucky attendees. The Barn will feature a different rock / symphony fusion weekly over the next several weeks in a new feature: Symphony...

Friday Linkafication

Our Symphony Sunday features was partially inspired by Cathy Richardson telling me about this event which will be broadcast this weekendMaybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney is looking for the best coverOur friends in The Steepwater Band have a brand new songGet well with Widespread Panic's John Bell (Wall Street Journal)Don't tell me this...