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Little Big Fat Speaks "On A Stick"

Over the past year, Little Big Fat made the subtle transition from "band" to "recording artists." With the October release of their debut, On A Stick, LBF offers another side of its fusion-y improvisational rock to the world. After gigging with some of its material for nearly five years, On A Stick is an attempt...

InfoGraphics To Make You Laugh and Cry

More music related charts and graphs from around the web. These two come courtesy of GraphJam.Glee recently broke the record for most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 than any other non-solo act. Previous record holder? The Beatles.

Two New Halloween InfoGraphics Up!

Continuing our new feature of music related InfoGraphics, we are celebrating the season with a look back at the Halloween shows of two of the bands with the richest tradition of Halloween fun: Phish and Widespread Panic.Step inside for a visual look into the Halloween history of these ambitious artists.The Barn's Phish Costume...

A Mind-blowing Hendrix InfoGraphic

Marco Giannini created this Jimi Hendrix InfoGraphic featuring tons of data on his bandmates, recordings, concerts, life events and more. In its own way, it provokes same types of neural response that that Jimi's playing does -- virtuosic intensity coupled with beauty and elegance, and enough subtlety to keep going back for more. 

Rocking The Suburbs

As evangelists of rock in the burbs, imagine our delight that one of most buzzed about albums of 2010 is Arcade Fires The Suburbs.Aside from being another standout set from a band that pushes some cool sonic buttons, its release was packaged with one of the most innovative videos ever created. Entitled The Wilderness Downtown...

What is a "Spotlight Show"?

The five shows we produced in The Barn 1.0 era were a bit like a laboratory experiment. Our commitment to our audience was to bring the experience of seeing music in the city to the burgeoning community of music fans in our neck of the woods. We plastered posters up all over town, sold tickets in...

The 411 On The Barn’s InfoGraphics

One of the new features we are rolling out with The Barn 2.0 is a focus on data visualizations and InfoGraphics that pertain to music. Thanks to blogs such as I Love Charts and Wired Magazine's InfoPorn, these are widing a wave of popularity lately amongst both nerds and geeks.Enter The Barn. With tons of...

The Barn 2.0

After a four month hibernation, we are getting ready to bring you The Barn 2.0.Wait. What?!?We launched The Barn (1.0) at about this time last year with a mission to produce and promote high quality live music events for adults in Chicagos Western Suburbs. Five events into our enterprise, we decided to pause and evaluate...

The Barn's Jeff Massey Interview

Jeff Massey brings the same energy and enthusiasm to a friendly conversation that he brings to the stage. Engaging, reflexive and honest, the same qualities that make Steepwater Band music so exciting came through in this discussion. It was a privilege to speak with him about The Steepwater Band and his role in it --...

One Foot In The Blues: The Barn's School Of Rock

Lets say youve got a ton of soul, a wealth of talent and a hell of a creative streak. You get off on loud guitars and the deep rumble of the bass. Your music is an extension of yourself, a vehicle of expression for joy, pain, melancholy, even anger. Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Howlin...