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The Barn's Response to The Hardest Working Bands Of 2010

Practice make perfect, this much we know. I have always been a huge advocate of bands that spend quality rehearsal time and many many shows working out their live act on the road.This infographic from Songkick made the rounds of InfoGraphic freaks earlier this year under the banner of "Hardest Working Bands of 2010".There...

Symphony Sunday: Bob Weir’s First Fusion in Marin 5/7/2011 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...

Jamming The Beasties: A Barn Presents Stream and Download

During the Phish Jukebox Summer Tour of 1998, the "Terrapin Station" debut got all the press, demonstrably connecting Phish to the looming presence and influence of the Grateful Dead. But I argue that it was the bust-out of the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" that got the more intense and personal reaction from fans. For many Phish fans...

Friday Linkafication

We've got Beastie Boys on our mind this week...From the AVClub: 170 Beastie References explained and the 23 minute Beastie Boy MegamixAnd from its sister publication, The Onion: a Beastie Boys History InfoGraphicWillie Nelson wants you to help farmers devastated by the recent stormsJimmy Fallon to host a week long tribute to Bob Marley

Jerry Garcia Band @ Keystone 1/31/81: Stream and Download

How would you like it if somebody took a recording of your first month on the job, and posted it to the web? We're not trying to be mean, we're just excited about our upcoming event, and think this is genuinely awesome.Consider the circumstance: a 27 year old Melvin Seals, an organist "straight out of...

Blotto Makes Good Friday Even Better: 4/22/11 @ Fitzgerald's Setlist, Stream and Download

Leave it to our friends Mr. Blotto to use their setlist to make a musical comment on Good Friday. That was the approach for their show at Fitzgerald's on Friday April 22 (a show that The Barn spotlighted), busting out a playful take on "What's The Buzz?" and "Strange Things Mystifying" from Jesus Christ Superstar before...

Spotlight Show: This Must Be The Band @ Brixie's 5/6/11

We're always happy to give a shout to a band that brings the funk as long and as hard as these guys. This Must Be the Band returns to Brixie's in Brookfield for another Barn Spotlight show this Friday, May 6th.To celebrate, let's revisit the five posts that made up our popular Talking Heads...

The Radiators Say Goodbye To Chicago: Stream, Download and Video

With all sorts of incredible reports rolling in from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival over the weekend, we've got to reflect on how lucky we are to have the good folks at Fitzgerald's bringing a little bit of NOLA home to us. This past winter, the final chapter of a small, but significant...

Friday Linkafication: Phish Ticket Karma, Reality Blotto and a Macrodot Talks Jerry

At long last, we have updated our FAQ Page to reflect The Barn's latest missionPrince: genius or madman?A guide to all the celebrity cameos in the Beastie's new Fight For Your Right Revisited long form video.We lost Lynn Hauldren, the Empire Carpet Guy this week. Here is a link to our trip down...

Arcade Fire at UIC Pavillion 4/24/2011: Stream and Download

If you missed the AF Easter show on Sunday and the XRT broadcast, no need to worry... we've got this Notable Show covered. As always, you can download zipped, tracked, tagged and iTunes ready version at the link below. Have a listen and see if it lived up to the considerable buzz (we think it...