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It’s Keef’s Birthday: A Rolling Stones InfoGraphic

Keith Richards turns 67 today amidst all sorts of buzz about his tell-all autobiography. We feel compelled to celebrate in InfoGraphic form. Here's an interesting one created by something called Deathdart which covers the Stones' lineups and albums over the course of their storied career.Click for a better viewIt's his first InfoGraphic ever...

The Barn’s Holiday Mix: A Very Jamband Christmas

This is the 2010 holiday mix and the first in a trilogy. For more Christmas tunage, check out the 2011 and 2012 mixes.There's holiday music everywhere you turn this time of year. While sometimes it might be nice to drown it all out with the occasional 20 minute "Dark Star" or "Tweezer"; we've recently discovered that it's also...

Cornmeal at The Vic – Stream and Download

Hometown show. Big Holiday weekend. A historic venue in a great neighborhood. This gig had all the makings of one for the ages.Cornmeal has been playing Thanksgiving shows in Chicago for ten years, and according to our friends at Chicago Jam Scene, they delivered yet again in the big room.I've just got this...

New Spotlight Show: NYE at Brixie’s With This Must Be The Band

When a show this huge comes to the neighborhood, we are happy to include it as a Barn spotlight show.This Must Be The Band rings in 2011 at Brixie's with the timeless, multi-faceted sonic amalgam that is Talking Heads music. This is not your typical cover band -- sure they cover the songs and will...

Mike Gordon’s Video Idea – Live From Studio M in Madison

I thought this made a good companion piece to our stream and download of Mike's Lincoln Hall Show in Chicago.Filmed just the day before at 105.5 M in Madison, this video provides superb shots of and access to the band (dig that funky bass), nice sound and unique stripped down acoustic arrangement of the tune "...

InfoGraphic: The Style Of Music

Here's a interesting chart with some of the most iconic outfits donned by well known musicians over the last 50 years. Click on the image to get to Moxy Creative's site (where it was developed) to see a slick interactive version with the answers and ability to look at close-ups of each ensemble -- a print...

The Prehistory of Furthur’s John Kadelick: A Hairball Willie Stream and Download

John Kadelick has been turning heads all over the country with Phil Lesh and Bob Weir in Furthur, and before that with Dark Star Orchestra. But those of us in Chicago have been seeing John perform from way back, some of us even before the days of $5 cover DSO at Martyr's on Tuesday nights.I...

Little Big Fat @ Brixie’s: Stream and Download

We are happy to provide streaming and iPod ready downloadable audio from the first of The Barn's Spotlight Shows featuring Little Big Fat.They came out of the gates swinging, debuting the Tom Petty classic "Running Down A Dream" and the new original instrumental "Wish" in the first set, and settling in for a cover-laden...

The Stars Look Good Tonight – New Steepwater Video + Interview

"The Stars Look Good Tonight" Steepwater Band's latest single is a perfect piece of hook-driven rock, accessible without being cloying, gutsy without being super-aggressive. An account with cdbaby will get you a free download if you're so inclined. Now they have a companion video as well -- combining some good ole empty loft performance footage...

InfoGraphic: Is Ripping A CD Ripping Off The Artist?

While we share a good amount of music around here, we generally stick to authorized recording or "liberated bootlegs" and we can't in good faith condone piracy. Of course, the traditional argument in favor of buying your music is to support the artist. However, the creator of this graphic, published initially at GraphJam, demonstrates that...