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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...

Paul Simon @ The Vic - Chicago 5/16/2011: Stream and Download

Class act. That's basically sums up Paul Simon these days. Hitting the road this spring behind the strong new album, So Beautiful, So What, he mixes up great newer tunes with classics from all throughout his storied career. The two Chicago shows in May were tough tickets, especially the gig at the intimate Vic Theatre....

Re-introducing The Phish Rotation InfoGraphic: Summer Tour 2011

For those that haven't yet taken notice, we've rolled out a new format for our Rotation Infographics and Phish is the first band to benefit. Click the link below to see it in all its glory:The Phish Summer Tour 2011 Rotation InfoGraphicThis version should be easier to read, more searchable, and better positioned to for...