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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...

Mr. Blotto @ Brixie's 2/5/11: Recap, Setlist, Stream, Download and More

Saturday night's show had a little of everything we love about Mr. Blotto: some old chestnuts and some newer jams, some tunes that felt squeaky clean out of the rehearsal room and a few numbers that seemed spontaneous and fresh.Brixie's provided an exceptional venue and a was fine gathering place for the first Barn...

The 2011 Super Bowl Halftime Fail

We've got a lot of great stuff to share from this past weekend and some great material to preview for next weekend. But, before we get to that, did you know there was also a football game on Sunday night? And while the teams headed to the locker room at halftime to recuperate and game...

Friday Linkafication: Blotto History Lesson, Orchestral Dead & The Snow Jabba

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).Getting ready for Saturday's show, we give you this first person account from John Perry Barlow on how the Barlow Shanghai collaboration came togetherPhish fan market analyst drops sly...

The Psychedelic Mr. Plow (and Blues and Punk and Hip Hop and...)

After pushing around a snowblower and using a shovel for a makeshift pick-axe for hours yesterday, I just couldn't get Homer Simpson's "Mr. Plow" theme song out of my head.For those not familiar with the episode, Homer's snow-plowing business takes off driven by his low budget advertisement running on local access cable, only to...

Talking Heads Tuesday: Odds & Ends

Today, we say goodbye to Talking Heads Tuesday with a few odds and ends collected from the web.1.Would you like to know David Byrne's take on the current situation in Egypt? Now you don't have to wonder.2.From the very timely, to an idea whose time may never come...I've always thought of Talking...

New Spotlight Show: Terrapin Flyer @ Brixie's

We are excited to announce what could be the most important spotlight show yet in the short history of The Barn. Okay, maybe that's a tad dramatic; however, Terrapin Flyer's show on February 11th at Brixie's is kind of a big deal, especially if you enjoy the music of the Grateful Dead and live in...

Bass'd In Chicago: The Barn Interview With Mr. Blotto's Mike Bolger

Mr. Blotto bassist Mike Bolger considers himself a very lucky man. "If you're lucky, you get to really enjoy and connect with music," he tells me. "Luckier than that, you are able to play it. Even luckier you get to be in a band... and write your own stuff. Still luckier you get to play...