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Phish Vs. DMB: The Rumored Festival of Our Discontent

The Internets are all abuzz these days about the potential for multi-day festivals featuring Dave Matthews Band and Phish, swapping out headlining spots that cap off a day-long music lineup. While we know the DMB part of this is absolutely true, there is rampant speculation regarding who else is on-bard, a number of different locations...

Which Indie Rock Band Should You Join?

Don't know why the author of this flow chart (source: Houston Press blogs, John Seaborn Gray) chose to frame it as which band to join, as opposed to "listen to" or "like". I guess its worth it for the sly Arcade Fire reference.Regardless, I may be using this chart to check out a couple...

InfoGraphic: History of the Music Video

We had so much fun with our Talking Heads video feature and the Yo Gabba Gabba vs. MTV chart, we'll stick with videos at least one more time.This time, the clinging for relevancy folks at myspace offer a classic vertical timeline of the music video, from 1964 to the present. Beatles? Check. Michael Jackson? Check. "...

Periodic Table Of Phish Songs

I've been a fan of the sub-genre of InfoGraphics, the period table of whatever, for a while now. This awesome collection page at Unneccesary Umlaut collects some of the very best. You'll find periodic tables of swearing, beer styles, video game controllers and other trivalities... No music though, which is why my jaw nearly dropped...

Music Television: MTV vs. Yo Gabba Gabba

Bringing together our recent Talking Heads video retrospective with some of the characteristics of our suburban (with kids) readership, its time we drag out the old "whatever happened to music on MTV" cliche. Done right, in Infographic form, this clever chart plucked from graphjam.com, features this month's Relix cover boy DJ Lance Rock, the...

Visualizing a Hit

A lot of the music related InfoGraphics we post here are enlightening, though whimsical. Light in tone, they help put some element of music just a bit easier to grasp through drawings, colors, charts and text. Some, however, can be downright academic exercises in complex data analysis and visual thinking. Such is the case with...

Pitchfork vs. Billboard - Top 2010 Tracks By Genre and Artist Location

Seems like we can't get enough of Pitchfork this week...With year end "top" lists emerging, Pitchfork and Billboard offer a treasure trove of data for analysis and innovative presentation this year. The visual geniuses at verysmallarray.com have managed to overlay the total number songs, by genre and location, on each list for a...

The Pitchfork Year In Reviews

On the heels of The Barn's exclusive chat with Pitchfork's Rob Mitchum, the indie-rock review hub is newsworthy again. This time, thanks to a sweet, interactive InfoGraphic which plots the spectrum of all of the site's 2010 reviews, based on numeric rating. From the snark-drenched panning of Ghostland Observatory's Codename: Rondo (1.5) to a number of 10.0's (...

Phish – Holiday Tour 2010 Setlist Rotation InfoGraphic

Now updated with MSG3 Data!A visual way of viewing Phish's last few shows within the context of their overall rotation and a cool way to guess what is coming next.Click to view full size.Here's how the rotation looked before the 1/1/11 show.

Of Jambands, Twittered Reviews, and Suburbs: A Chat With Pitchfork’s Rob Mitchum

Even casual readers our site may notice the affection and attention we lavish on bands that dabble in improvisational rock. We do this because we unabashedly love these bands, though not at the expense of all other music. It seems, however, that fans of jambands can't get a break when it comes to respectability amongst...