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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...

Visual Setlists, Stream and Download: Phish @ UIC Pavillion, Chicago, IL 8/15/11, 8/16/11 & 8/17/11

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday now up... Added audience-sourced audio stream and download of all 6 sets.2011-08-15UIC Pavillion Chicago, ILOne: Back on the Train, Rift > Guelah Papyrus, Scent Of A Mule, Jesus Just Left Chicago, Wolfman's Brother, Anything...

Phish @ UIC Pavillion: A Chicago Visitors Guide -- Pre-show and After-show Fun

Getting ThereYour easiest and safest route is public transportation. The Blue Line (Racine Stop) is about a half a block from the venue's front door. The main buses are the 60, 7, 120 and the 8 that will get you in the general area of the UIC Pavilion.There is paid parking in a covered lot adjacent to the...

Phish vs. Widespread Panic: The Infographic

One of our more popular posts ever came in the wake of some rumored (but never materialized) Phish / Dave Matthews Band combo festival dates for the summer of 2011. We re-posted an infographic comparing fan reactions and perceptions about the respective bands and people just couldn't get enough.A perhaps just-as-polarizing comparison is the ongoing Phish...

The Mystery of the Grateful Dead Symphony: Stream and Download

There is something special when the worlds of rock and classical music collide. After months of preparation, the end products are only performed a handful of times, creating something truly unique for the lucky attendees. The Barn will feature a different rock / symphony fusion weekly over the next several weeks in a new feature: Symphony...

Visual Setlist: Phish @ Outside Lands Festival, Polo Grounds, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 8/12/11

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2011-08-12Outside Lands Festival, Polo Fields, Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CAOne: Kill Devil Falls > Wilson, Funky Bitch > The Moma Dance > Peaches En Regalia > Sample in a Jar > Possum, Tweezer > Mound, Suzy Greenberg, Axilla > Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen >...

Friday Linkafication: An Umphrey's Book, Phish Hot Sauce & More

Online Phish Tour compares late 80's Dead to current era Phish and makes some interesting comparisonsA graphic design student put together this very nice looking book about the history and work of Umphrey's McGee for a class project. I'd give him an "A". (Warning, large PDF download)Van Halen maybe possible could be rumored to...

Visual Setlists: Phish @ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, Stateline, NV 8/9/11 & 8/10/11

For a write-up on how to read and interpret visual setlists, click on over here.2011-08-09Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey's Stateline, NVOne: Party Time, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > AC/DC Bag > Mellow Mood, Rift, Punch You In The Eye > Meat, David Bowie, Bouncing Around the Room, Horn, Water In The Sky, 46...