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Symphony Sunday: MMW with a 25 Piece Orchestra, Holmdel, NJ 8/11/97 Stream and Download

There is something special when the worlds of rock and classical music collide. After months of preparation, the end products are only performed a handful of times, creating something truly unique for the lucky attendees. The Barn will feature a different rock / symphony fusion weekly over the next several weeks in a new feature: Symphony...

Symphony Sunday: Bob Weir’s First Fusion in Marin 5/7/2011 Stream and Download

There is something special when the worlds of rock and classical music collide. After months of preparation, the end products are only performed a handful of times, creating something truly unique for the lucky attendees. The Barn will feature a different rock / symphony fusion weekly over the next several weeks in a new feature: Symphony...

Jerry Garcia Band @ Keystone 1/31/81: Stream and Download

How would you like it if somebody took a recording of your first month on the job, and posted it to the web? We're not trying to be mean, we're just excited about our upcoming event, and think this is genuinely awesome.Consider the circumstance: a 27 year old Melvin Seals, an organist "straight out of...

The Radiators Say Goodbye To Chicago: Stream, Download and Video

With all sorts of incredible reports rolling in from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival over the weekend, we've got to reflect on how lucky we are to have the good folks at Fitzgerald's bringing a little bit of NOLA home to us. This past winter, the final chapter of a small, but significant...

Arcade Fire at UIC Pavillion 4/24/2011: Stream and Download

If you missed the AF Easter show on Sunday and the XRT broadcast, no need to worry... we've got this Notable Show covered. As always, you can download zipped, tracked, tagged and iTunes ready version at the link below. Have a listen and see if it lived up to the considerable buzz (we think it...

Trey Anastasio Band @ The Riviera 2/27/11: Setlist, Stream, Download and Video

Update: Read my full review of this show at jambands.com. Stream and download belowThe stream (click to activate):Download Entire Show (zip)Hey YaDevil Went Down To GeorgiaSetlistAcoustic: Backwards Down The Numberline, Theme From The Bottom, Farmhouse, Gumbo, Kill Devil Falls, Halley's Comet, Dirt, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, The Wedge, Let Me...

Retro Jamming: Trey Anastasio @ The Riviera May 1999, Stream and Download

Big Red returns to Chicago on Sunday with the Trey Anastasio Band. Although he brought this very same band to the Riv last year, the last time he played here in the acoustic / electric format that he's touring with this winter was actually the first time he branched out from Phish and did a full-fledged...

Keller Williams Chicago Setlists, Streams and Downloads: Something For The Kids And Their Super Freek Parents

Here's more from the jam packed musical weekend of 2/5 in Chicago (and there's even more on the way).Being a blog based in the burbs, I'll only briefly question the wisdom of playing a kids show in the one neighborhood in the Chicago area with probably the least amount of children; however I will give...

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...

Talking Heads Tuesday: A Year By Year Live Listener’s Guide with Streams and Downloads

Every Tuesday in January, The Barn will offer another feature about the incredible music and career of Talking Heads. In addition to a healthy legacy of groundbreaking studio recordings, Talking Heads were a band that, at least in the early part of their career, offered audiences contrasting interpretations of their catalog on stage. Fortunately, these...