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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...

Retro Jamming: Medeski Martin & Wood with Oren Bloedow – Riviera 12/9/2000

Retro Jamming is a new feature in our Audiovisual section. While many of the shows we offer focus on local streams and downloads of recent vintage, these shows reach back to pick some choice recordings from classic Chicago area shows of old.Medeski, Martin & Wood is a band that doesn't make it around these...

Donna The Buffalo @ Fitzgerald’s: Stream and Download

We're so glad that Donna has chosen the burbs for their last couple of visits to the area. And why not? Fitzgerald's is the venue equivalent of Donna's music: comfortable and integrity laden (and with beer). The band settled right in and delivered a beefy set of tunes that evoked mountains, back...

Cornmeal at The Vic – Stream and Download

Hometown show. Big Holiday weekend. A historic venue in a great neighborhood. This gig had all the makings of one for the ages.Cornmeal has been playing Thanksgiving shows in Chicago for ten years, and according to our friends at Chicago Jam Scene, they delivered yet again in the big room.I've just got this...

The Prehistory of Furthur’s John Kadelick: A Hairball Willie Stream and Download

John Kadelick has been turning heads all over the country with Phil Lesh and Bob Weir in Furthur, and before that with Dark Star Orchestra. But those of us in Chicago have been seeing John perform from way back, some of us even before the days of $5 cover DSO at Martyr's on Tuesday nights.I...

Mike Gordon @ Lincoln Hall: Stream and Download

Among the many changes around here in the next several weeks will be an increased focus on offering more multimedia content, especially audio and video. Our goal is to be a hub of sorts for streams and iPod ready downloads for notable Chicago area shows -- both out in the burbs and all around town....

Furthur Chicago Night Two – Setlist, Stream and More

Another smoker in Chicago last night. Here's what what down:11/13/10UIC Pavillion, Chicago, IL1:New Minglewood Blues, Dire Wolf, Mama Tried, Doin' That Rag > Mason's Children > Passenger > Caution > Get Back2:Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance > Mountain Song > I Know You Rider > Morning Dew, Unbroken Chain > Terrapin...