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Visual Setlists & Video: Phish @ Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO 9/2/11, 9/3/11 & 9/4/11

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2011-09-02Dick's Sporting Goods Park Commerce City, COOne: Sample in a Jar, Sparkle, The Sloth, Sweet Virginia, Suskind Hotel, Strange Design, Stash, Sneakin' Sally through the Alley, Sparks > Scent Of A Mule, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan,...

PJ20 Setlists & Video: Pearl Jam @ Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI 9/3/11 & 9/4/11

Guests galore, some great covers and some Temple Of The Dog mini-sets. All you could ask for for a celebration of 20 years as a band.UPDATE: Listen to Saturday's sets by Pearl Jam and The Strokes here.The Setlist 9-3-2011Release, Arms Aloft*, Do the Evolution, Got Some, In My Tree, Faithfull, Who You...

Analyzing the Phish "S" Show With Charts and Graphs

Phish had fun with their setlist last night, reaching deep into their catalog to create two sets filled only with songs that started with the letter "S". Rumor has it that the songlist was offered as a memorial to dedicated Phish fan and Green Crew member Scott Ian Nowak, who passed away last week. Update:...

Winning The Game: Ralph Covert Discusses The Bad Examples, Working In Chicago and More

Weve all had at least one of our favorite bands take an extended break from recording, only to emerge with the fabled reunion album a label that practically telegraphs disappointment from the minute you read it.The Bad Examples leader Ralph Covert has spent a large part of the last decade exploring other outlets: a...

Friday Linkafication

Two great links from the Trib's Greg Kot this week: 20 Years of Pearl Jam Quotes and Celebrating 40 Years of Soul Train in Millenium ParkThe New York Times asks you to imagine the Rolling Stones without KeithFestival!! Bands That Jam provide 5 must-see shows at this weekend's North Coast Festival in Chicago. Enthusiatic seconding for STS9, Van...

The Barn's Shoe Fest Preview And Conversation With Old Shoe's Matt Robinson

When details started to emerge about Shoe Fest, the first year festival taking place at Stonehouse Park in Earlville, IL on September 9th - 11th, I almost had to pinch myself.There is no denying the overwhelming amount of musical talent in and around Chicago, and the quality festivals taking place all around the region...

Comic: The Ultimate Rock and Roll Timeline

Back in the day, I was always more of a MAD guy than the cruder "knock-off" of Cracked. But, there's no denying that cracked.com owns the new media space, cranking out some decent listicles and some awesome viral content.This rock timeline, created under the Cracked banner by Winston Rowntree at Virus Comix, has...

Monday (?) Linkafication

I typically post these link roundups on Fridays, but didn't get around to it last Friday and had too many could links to not share this week. So here's your first ever Monday Linkafication:Chicagoans! North Coast Music Festival is this weekend. Here are five reasons why you should go.Don't you love it when...

The Amazing Spinning 30 Years In 30 Seconds Pie Chart of Music Formats

Quick... what was the first album you ever bought? If you've been a music fan for multiple decades, you probably remember it fondly or even with a slight tinge of embarrassment. Now... what format was it? A vinyl LP? A cassingle? 8-track tape? Think of the litany of devices you've had over the years to...

Friday Linkafication

Lots of interesting free music from some of The Barn's favorite bands in this week's Linkafication.Van Ghost is running a pretty badass promotion to pick the first single from their latest release at Grooveshark. You can also win a package for Chicago's North Coast Music Festival.Greensky Bluegrass is offering a free download of...