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An Embarrassment Of Riches: Thanksgiving Weekend In Chicago

Months ago, I was pumped about the announcement of two night Umphrey's McGee run in Chicago over Thanksgiving weekend. Little did I know at the time, but by the time this extended weekend would arrive, that party would start in Chicago well before UM takes the stage, and continue all the way through to Thanksgiving...

Recap, Setlists, Streaming / Downloadable Audio & Photos: Mr Blotto & The Vasoconstrictors @ Brixie's 11/19/11

We at The Barn sincerely thank the bands and fans that came out to help celebrate our second anniversary on Saturday! We hope everybody had as good time as we did. A highly entertaining evening began with a nice set of Phish tunes from The Vasoconstrictors; "Stash" and the set closing jam out of "Down...

Visual Setlist: Furthur @ Old National Center (The Murat), Indianapolis, IN 11/21/11

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2011-11-21Old National Center Indianapolis, INOne: Celebration, Born Cross-Eyed, Scarlet Begonias > Colors Of The Rain > Playing In The Band > Crazy Fingers > Playing In The Band (Reprise), Cumberland Blues, Doin' That RagTwo: Mountain Song > All...

Visual Setlist: Furthur @ Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO 11/20/11

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2011-11-20Fox Theater St. Louis, MOOne: Hell In A Bucket, Cold Rain And Snow, Mama Tried, Big River, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo, Peggy-O, Reuben And Cherise, Samson and DelilahTwo: Box Of Rain, Big Bad Blues, Comes A Time, Let...

Visual Setlist: Furthur @ Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI 11/19/11

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2011-11-19Dane County Coliseum Madison, WIOne: The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion), I Need A Miracle, Wang Dang Doodle, Althea, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, Money For Gasoline, It Must Have Been The Roses, Throwing Stones, One More Saturday...

Visual Setlist, Stream, Download & Video: Furthur @ Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL 11/18/11

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2011-11-18Allstate Arena Rosemont, ILOne: Sugar Magnolia > Any Road, Ashes and Glass, Pride Of Cucamonga, Peaceful Valley, Deep Elem Blues > Stagger Lee, Cassidy > Sunshine DaydreamTwo: Playing In The Band > Dear Mr. Fantasy > Dark Star &...

The Funk Stella Blue: The Motet's Grateful Halloween Weekend (Stream, Download, Video)

What happens when you take 12 musicians, with only 2 Deadheads in the bunch, and challenge them to funkify select cuts from the catalog of the Grateful Dead? That was the question, when Dave Watts and Colorado's Motet set out to prepare for their 4 night 2011 Halloween run through the Front Range.If rehearsal time is proportional to...

Setlist & Video: Yonder Mountain String Band (featuring Brendan Bayliss) @ House Of Blues, Chicago IL 11/10/11

Yonder Mountain welcomed good friend Brenday Bayliss of Umphrey's McGee to the stage at their stop in Chicago last week. Some video has surfaced, complete with enthusiastic crowd response. Brendan sat in for the first set closing "One More", followed by a jammed out version of Talking Heads' "Girlfriend Is Better". Have a look. See...

A Chat With Guitarist Mark Hague: Blotto, Helping Phriendly Orchestra and Beyond

[fblike style="standard" showfaces="false" width="450" verb="like" font="arial"]For fans, Mark Hague is the type of musician you just have to love. A key member of two of Chicago's premier jambands (and possibly cooking up a third?), he brings the attitude and perspective of a superfan to what he does on stage. And...

Visual Setlist: Furthur @ Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH 11/16/11

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2011-11-16Schottenstein Center Columbus, OHOne: Deal, Beat It On Down The Line > Easy Wind, Black Throated Wind > Ramble On Rose, High Time, Cumberland Blues, The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)Two: Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance &...