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Lollapalooza Annoucement Reactions and Infographic

After this week's artist announcement, it looks like this will be another year that we won't be attending the biggest music festival that Chicago has to offer. Other pundits have already said it better than I can, but the prevailing thought seems to be that bigger and more diverse does not equal better. Certainly, the...

Friday Linkafication

Cornmeal on Chicago radio - and on WGN of all places ?!?The Do's and Don'ts of Deadheads bridging the gap with Indie Rockers. This was a hot topic in the blogosphere this week with The National announcing a GD tribute album featuring various artists. Seattle weekly also weighs in.Coming to a box office near...

Jerry Wants You To Go Green

It's Earth Day. This video is charming because of the messengers, but the message hasn't changed in 23 years. This is the only planet we've got; there's no reason not to take care of it."Somebody has to do something...it's pathetic that it has to be us" - Jerry GarciaMore information about this video and...

The Plan Was To Become A Rock Star: The Barn Speaks With 'Local Gal' Cathy Richardson

While VH1 would have you believe that the typical bands career narrative might flow like three-act play (discovery, fame, downfall), Cathy Richardsons is more like a Dickensian novel. From Chicagos western suburbs to the national stage (many times over), the hallmarks of her career have been opportunities presented and seized, a revolving cast of colorful...

Friday Linkafication: Fire Alarm Jam and Dancing Wookies

The curator of our the I Love Charts tumblog offers his top ten song charts - Beatles, Clash, Ramones all make the listMy Morning Jacket jams out a little on their newest tuneWhoever writes the FAQ pages for Phish festivals certainly knows how to tickle my funny bone. the latest for Super Ball IX was...

Furthur Spring Tour 2011 - By The Numbers

Came here looking for Summer Tour Info? Follow this link: http://tomorrowsverse.com/furthur You like the stats? Here are some key statistics about the songs played on Furthur's Spring 2011 tour (this breakdown includes the three night run in CO in February as well...for more information on data sources, please see the footnote at...

The Barn Presents Melvin Seals, Terrapin Flyer and Friends @ Brixies, June 17, 2011

The Barn is pleased to announce our next HUGE live music event, and were just bursting with pride at the talent that we are bringing to the Western 'burbs.For 15 years, Melvin Seals traded licks with Jerry Garcia in the Jerry Garcia Band, contributing to some of the most moving, inspirational and soulful output of...

Friday Linkaficiation

We love this fairly scholarly article from NPR on how musicians get paid. Morale of the story: go see live music (especially in clubs).Festival! Chicago lakefront! The Dave rumors come true. I like some of the acts on the undercard, but don't think this lineup will get me out.One of our favorite Chicago...

Furthur Spring Tour 2011 Rotation InfoGraphic

Came here looking for Summer Tour Info? Follow this link: http://tomorrowsverse.com/furthur Updated with data from the Boca Raton show.We're back! After taking the last couple of mini runs (NYE and Broomfield) off, we are here to deliver day-by-day rotation updates for Spring Tour.You may also notice some of the totals...

Review: Robbie Fulks Covers Michael Jackson @ Lincoln Hall 3/18/11

Robbie Fulks is just about the perfect person to artistically convey how the rational, but passionate music fan can put the career of Michael Jackson into perspective. Emotionally expressive, brutally honest, occasionally caustic, it is perfectly in character for Fulks to recognize and reinterpret the brilliance that underlies Jackson canon, while acknowledging that it is...