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Visual Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee @ Super Bowl Village, Indianapolis, IN 2/4/12

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2012-02-04Super Bowl Village Indianapolis, INOne: Conduit, In the Kitchen > Glory > In the Kitchen, Domino Theory, Booth Love, The Floor, Push the Pig > Miss Tinkle's Overture, Baba O'Riley, Puppet String>View Umphrey's McGee Rotation<>View All...

Visual Setlists: Umphrey’s McGee @ First Avenue, Minneapolis MN 2/2/12 & 2/3/12 + All Night Wrong Covers Set @ 7th Street Entry

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2012-02-02a First Avenue Minneapolis, MNOne: Phil's Farm, Example 1, Room to Breathe, Robot World -> Alex's House > Go to HellTwo: In The Flesh > Another Brick In The Wall -> Out Of Order, Plunger, Walletsworth, Red...

Visual Setlists: Umphrey’s McGee @ Mayan Holidaze, Maya Riviera, Cancun, Mexico 1/26/12, 1/27/12 & 1/29/12

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2012-01-26 Mayan Holidaze Maya Riviera, MXOne: Nipple Trix > All In Time > Day Nurse, Ocean Billy, Nothing Too Fancy > Conduit, Bulls On Parade, ConduitTwo: Prowler > All In Time, Booth Love, Girlfriend Is Better -> Mulche's...

The Best Mock/Parody Music Festival Lineups

We're right in the heart of festival lineup announcement season; we're even starting to see the rumor-fueled Bonnaroo Photoshopped lineups start to emerge in advance of their 2012 announcement next week.So, I thought there was no better time to trot out the best parody festival lineups I've seen (and put an open call out for...

Preview: Full Court Press @ Abbey Pub 2/9/12

If you thought Matt Butler and the Everyone Orchestra had cornered the market on large-band improvisational experiments, clear a spot on the calendar for Thursday, February 9th at the Abbey Pub.That marks the debut of Full Court Press, an improvisational experiment, drawing from an all star lineup of jam-friendly musicians sourced from right here...

Preview: Waka Winter Classic - Friday 2/10 @ Double Door

Sure it sounds like a muppet hockey game, but the Waka Winter Classic is actually just a rotating, multi-venue "battle of the bands" competition to create awareness for long running Wakarusa Music Festival, held each year near Ozark, Arkansas (this year's festival is May 31- June 3, 2012).The Chicago 2012 version of the classic contains a jam...

A Chance For Free Admission To Chicago's Waka Winter Classic (Double Door 2/10)

The Barn is happy to be offering a chance for free admission to this Friday's Waka Winter Classic at the Double Door. Entry is super easy, and just takes two simple steps:1. LIKE The Barn on facebook or FOLLOW @thebarnpresents on Twitter2. Respond to this facebook event as "Yes" and post a simple message to...

Setlist, Stream, Download: Railroad Earth @ House Of Blues, Chicago, IL 1/28/12

Hooray for Chicago. The day after Greensky Bluegrass wowed the Park West crowd with their rock/bluegrass hybrid, and at the same time that Chicago Bluegrass and Blues showcased a range of Americana at the Congress across town, Railroad Earth was at the House Of Blues, serving up another fusiony take on roots music as...

The Best Audio & Video From Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival

Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival delivered two solid weekends packed with highlights. Fortunately, the good times don't have to end at the festival, as some of the strongest sets of the festival have been recorded, and we're happy to share them with you. Three keys sets from 1/21 at the Auditorium are available here in their...

Surround Yourself With Music: Getting To Know Jim Boukas

Dedication. Hard work. Vision. Networking. All words often associated with success in business, but they equally apply to the way that Jim Boukas has built up a Chicagoland jamband empire of sorts over the last seven years. By constantly tweaking the formula, breaking new ground, trying his hand at new things and fostering relationships with...