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Review / Photos: Skydeck Allstars 2.0 @ Willis Tower 11/21/14

Whatchoo Talkin' 'Bout Wills Tower Jam?Words:@312mrg| Photos: Daniel Peterson courtesy of musicfestivalcentral.comIt takes two elevator combinations to get to the 99th floor of the Willis Tower. Somewhere around floor 40 of my first, I struck up conversation with a guy from Philly who had just arrived in Chicago on Saturday and was just...

Setlist / Photos / Video / Audio | Mavis Staples Tribute Concert @ Auditorium Theater 11/19/14

A parade of stars, including many Barn favorites, took the stage with Mavis Staples last night in Chicago in tribute to the living legend for her 75th birthday. The trusty Wyatt Brake was on hand with his camera and grabbed a handful of shots.Video of Widespread Panic's two song slot courtesy of YouTuber Adam...

Review / Photos / Stream / Download: David Grisman & Del McCoury @ City Winery 11/16/14

Words & Photos: Alex WoodFor a short tour, David Grisman and Del McCoury are celebrating a friendship and musical partnership lasting more than 50 years. The City Winery performance felt informal, as though two friends were looking back at the wild ride their bluegrass careers had taken them on, sharing stories and jokes while running through...

Setlist / Recap / Photos / Video | Peter Hook & The Light @ Metro 11/14/14

Photos & Reporting: Heidi PetersAn excited Friday night crowd was met by Metro owner Joe Shanahan, who came onstage to introduce the band -- celebrating the fact the Peter Hook first appeared with New Order at The Metro (then Cabaret Metro) in 1983, within the first year of Metro opening its doors.Metro is a venue...

Get To Know... Chicago Funk Mafia

Words: Ashley Marie Downing | Photos: Chris MonaghanThe Chicago Funk Mafia is a force to be reckoned with. In 2014, the band emerged from the Windy City like a hurricane, taking Chicago by storm while making big waves across the Midwestern music scene. Anytime this 8 piece funk company performs live, it is easy to get swept away...

Photos / Setlist / Stream / Download | Bruce Hornsby @ Thalia Hall 10/23/14

Photos By: Heidi Peters | Audio: Z-ManBruce Hornsby has been going it alone recently in support of a new solo LP Concerts. Everybody at Thalia Hall last night took home a copy on CD, a nice bonus after two hours of non-stop playing and singing from the piano man.The CD, like the show, covers an...

Photos: Creature Carnival featuring Beats Antique, Emancipator, Shpongle & Lafa Taylor @ The Riv 10/18/14

Photo Set By: Rickie KostinerRickie K. checks in with a huge photo set from Saturday's show, the second of a two night stand at The Riv. With 36 shots, there was certainly plenty to see and capture. We'll have her explain a bit of went down:This show was everything that it was promised to be:...

Photos / Setlist / Recap: Sinead O'Connor @ City Winery 10/19/14

Sinead O'Connor's set at City Winery on Sunday -- the first of a three night run at the venue -- provided a mix of the material that have edified her career for over 27 years: from Celtic-inspired melodies to driving rock-and-roll to her own alt-pop songwriting.The Barn's Heidi Peters was on hand to capture some...

Photo Gallery: EOTO @ Concord Music Hall

We're experiencing a bit of a String Cheese renaissance around these parts lately. First, we've been covering the potential three night run that we are expecting them to drop on Chicago any moment now. Then, we had the pleasure of catching them at September's Phases Of The Moon festival and were able to share some...

Review / Photos / Video: Joe Russo's Almost Dead @ Concord Music Hall

In the 19 years since Jerry left us, the benchmark for primo, psychedelic, improv-heavy, Grateful Dead interpretations had been held by the Phil Lesh Quintet.  While other of Phil's ensembles, including Furthur, have reached for those deep lysergic spaces, none have done it with the consistency or audacity of the Q.So it was ironic...