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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...

Happy Birthday Meg White, You're Alright

The big musical birthdays always seem to get all the play on blogs these days, so we thought we'd celebrate some of the great birthdays that go unnoticed. Meg White turns 36 today, which is as good excuse as any to look at this picture.We'll also celebrate with some kick-ass video of White Stripes performing "...

Little Big Fat – The Man From Bakersfield Exclusive Download From On A Stick

Exclusive Download! From Little Big Fat's new release "On A Stick"The Man From BakersfieldYou can purchase the entire album at amazon.com or cdbaby.

The Steepwater Band 6/19/2010 @ Brixies

6/19/2010The Steepwater BandSetlist1: Roadblock, Grace & Melody, Checkin' Up On My Baby, Wake Up and Walk Away, Steel Sky, Lord Knows, Healer, Stars Look Good Tonight, My Back Pocket, Honey Bee, What's This, Boom! Boom!, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp2: Intro, Fire Away, One Way Ride, Politician, All The Way To Nowhere, Gov't Grafitti > Mr. Big Jam,...