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Retro Jamming: Medeski Martin & Wood with Oren Bloedow – Riviera 12/9/2000

Retro Jamming is a new feature in our Audiovisual section. While many of the shows we offer focus on local streams and downloads of recent vintage, these shows reach back to pick some choice recordings from classic Chicago area shows of old.Medeski, Martin & Wood is a band that doesn't make it around these...

InfoGraphic: History of the Music Video

We had so much fun with our Talking Heads video feature and the Yo Gabba Gabba vs. MTV chart, we'll stick with videos at least one more time.This time, the clinging for relevancy folks at myspace offer a classic vertical timeline of the music video, from 1964 to the present. Beatles? Check. Michael Jackson? Check. "...

Periodic Table Of Phish Songs

I've been a fan of the sub-genre of InfoGraphics, the period table of whatever, for a while now. This awesome collection page at Unneccesary Umlaut collects some of the very best. You'll find periodic tables of swearing, beer styles, video game controllers and other trivalities... No music though, which is why my jaw nearly dropped...

Music Television: MTV vs. Yo Gabba Gabba

Bringing together our recent Talking Heads video retrospective with some of the characteristics of our suburban (with kids) readership, its time we drag out the old "whatever happened to music on MTV" cliche. Done right, in Infographic form, this clever chart plucked from graphjam.com, features this month's Relix cover boy DJ Lance Rock, the...

Talking Heads Tuesday: Video Rewind

Every Tuesday in January, The Barn will offer another feature about the incredible music and career of Talking Heads.2010 was an incredible year for the music video. From the Spike Jonze deliciousness of LCD Soundsystem's "Drunk Girls" and his secret film project with Arcade Fire to wonderful tongue-in-cheek rave-ups like The Black Keys' "Tighten Up"...

Visualizing a Hit

A lot of the music related InfoGraphics we post here are enlightening, though whimsical. Light in tone, they help put some element of music just a bit easier to grasp through drawings, colors, charts and text. Some, however, can be downright academic exercises in complex data analysis and visual thinking. Such is the case with...

Pitchfork vs. Billboard - Top 2010 Tracks By Genre and Artist Location

Seems like we can't get enough of Pitchfork this week...With year end "top" lists emerging, Pitchfork and Billboard offer a treasure trove of data for analysis and innovative presentation this year. The visual geniuses at verysmallarray.com have managed to overlay the total number songs, by genre and location, on each list for a...

The Barn Presents Mr. Blotto at Brixie’s 2/5/2011

The Barn is happy to announce Mr. Blotto's return to the area on Saturday, February 5 at Brixie's in Brookfield.Opening the evening at 9:00 p.m. are local favorites Strawdaddy, who will offer a short set of blues-based country twang as an aperitif to two big sets of full band Blotto.Tickets will be $10 at the...

The Pitchfork Year In Reviews

On the heels of The Barn's exclusive chat with Pitchfork's Rob Mitchum, the indie-rock review hub is newsworthy again. This time, thanks to a sweet, interactive InfoGraphic which plots the spectrum of all of the site's 2010 reviews, based on numeric rating. From the snark-drenched panning of Ghostland Observatory's Codename: Rondo (1.5) to a number of 10.0's (...

Phish – Holiday Tour 2010 Setlist Rotation InfoGraphic

Now updated with MSG3 Data!A visual way of viewing Phish's last few shows within the context of their overall rotation and a cool way to guess what is coming next.Click to view full size.Here's how the rotation looked before the 1/1/11 show.