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Widespread Panic and Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Another Joyous Night Of Joy, The Missing Album

Widespread Panic and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band are each a force to be reckoned with individually.  But, when these thirteen musicians step on stage and let it loose, it is the type of pulse-quickening, orchestrated chaos that can floor audiences and crumble the foundations of the venues that they play.There are two...

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: Jambands Celebrate Talking Heads

More than just about any band (and I'll throw the Beatles, Dead, and Zappa in there too), Talking Heads have provided direct inspiration to the jamband community. Attribute it to their rhythmic ideals, engaging melodies or passion for innovation, but with only 8 studio albums to draw from, the variety of tunes covered and interpretations that...

What's A Strawdaddy?

Finding the line between creativity and integrity is a daunting challenge when crafting a sound that owes as much to roots-driven music like honky-tonk and low country blues as it does to rock. Leave it to a band out of Chicago to land on just the recipe to offer a little something new while still...

Talking Heads Tuesday: Video Rewind

Every Tuesday in January, The Barn will offer another feature about the incredible music and career of Talking Heads.2010 was an incredible year for the music video. From the Spike Jonze deliciousness of LCD Soundsystem's "Drunk Girls" and his secret film project with Arcade Fire to wonderful tongue-in-cheek rave-ups like The Black Keys' "Tighten Up"...

The Barn’s Holiday Mix: A Very Jamband Christmas

This is the 2010 holiday mix and the first in a trilogy. For more Christmas tunage, check out the 2011 and 2012 mixes.There's holiday music everywhere you turn this time of year. While sometimes it might be nice to drown it all out with the occasional 20 minute "Dark Star" or "Tweezer"; we've recently discovered that it's also...

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 "...

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.

Furthur UIC Pictures and Video

Multi-talented Little Big Fat bassist Craig Urban came through with some incredible images from Saturday night's show in Chicago. These were shot from second row center and we are happy to share. Enjoy![gallery link="file"]And a nice looking and sounding video of Saturday's second set opener, Lost Sailor.

It's Furthur Friday In Chicago: WWFJD

What would Fake Jerry do?I don't know, but if you were at the spring shows at the Auditorium, its likely you'll be heading down the to the UIC Pavillion tonight and / or tomorrow.Here's a little taste of what went down last time: The Barn has launched it's Furthur Rotation InfoGraphic series just in...