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Retro Jamming: Trey Anastasio @ The Riviera May 1999, Stream and Download

Big Red returns to Chicago on Sunday with the Trey Anastasio Band. Although he brought this very same band to the Riv last year, the last time he played here in the acoustic / electric format that he's touring with this winter was actually the first time he branched out from Phish and did a full-fledged...

Your Favorite Rappers as Kids

Okay, so hip hop is not our usual beat, but when I saw this over at the I Love Charts tumblog, I felt it was so incredible in so many ways that I just had to share.Who pissed in Lil Wayne's cheerios the morning of school pictures? My guess: Usher.

Keller Williams Chicago Setlists, Streams and Downloads: Something For The Kids And Their Super Freek Parents

Here's more from the jam packed musical weekend of 2/5 in Chicago (and there's even more on the way).Being a blog based in the burbs, I'll only briefly question the wisdom of playing a kids show in the one neighborhood in the Chicago area with probably the least amount of children; however I will give...

Where Are All The Good Dead Cover Bands And Where Do They Get Their Names?

I recently stumbled upon a handy site, whose homepage falls right in line with The Barn's objectives of exploring the expanded world of The Grateful Dead and showcasing cool visual charts. The site is GratefulDeadTributeBands.com and their home page provides a nice US map color coded by the number of Dead bands they have...

Friday Linkafication: Trey & Bieber, Crazy Willie and a Beastie Boy’s Wine Enthusiasm

The week kicked off with Arcade Fire taking home the Album of the Year Grammy, followed shortly by the outraged public demanding to know... Who the f#%$k is Arcade Fire? At least this gave us all the opportunity to see what Tawny Kitaen is up to these days (hint: not proofreading).Trey tour starts...

Paradise Waits Shakedown Brookfield Tonight

The All Jerry Show is only hours away, and we can't think of a better way to enjoy a Friday night in the burbs.If you've got 13 (!) minutes to spare, check out how the band puts their unique spin on "Shakedown Street". Absolutely LOVE the final minutes of this version.Paradise Waits will play All...

New Spotlight Show: The Paradise Waits "All Jerry Show"

The Barn is happy to announce it's latest spotlight show, not only because it features a band we've been following closely for quite some time, but also because the band is turning this particular gig into a very special event.Paradise Waits is earning a reputation as the most consistent Grateful Dead inspired band in...

25 Years Of Widespread Panic: A Visualization

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Widespread Panic, The Barn has created an InfoGraphic to attempt to put this incredible career and vast creative output into perspective.Working from a 25 year timeline from the band's first show in Athens, GA in February of 1986, this graphic plots the band members, shows, and studio albums (plus...

Friday Linkafication: Rothbury Rumors and Other Stuff Hippies Like

Every Friday, we're going to offer the best links, news and sites that we've discovered over the past week. We promise to keep it relevant (mainly).Will the Rothbury festival be back in 2011? Rumors are swirling as a mass gathering permit is applied forIt was only a matter of time: Stuff Hippies LikeLetters Of Note:...

Terrapin Flyer with Davy Knowles @ Kinetic Playground 2/3/11: Stream and Download

It was an exciting weekend all around for live music fans in and around Chicago. After a trying midweek snowstorm, our favorite bands got back to business on Thursday night at, among other places, the Kinetic Playground in Chicago. Following an opening set by Barefoot Fred, an enhanced Terrapin Flyer lineup took the stage, welcoming...