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VisualVerse Stories

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...

Infographic: Naive Melody

This offering is more of a beautiful, lyrical poster than a true InfoGraphic. But, the time is right to share, given our promise to focus on Talking Heads related content until the first of the year.Conceived and illustrated by artist TheCharles (and discovered via the seemingly boundless DeviantART website), I particularly love the color...

InfoGraphic: Rock Isn’t Dead, It Just Smells Funny

According to this graph from NPR's website, an analysis of the Top 100 Hits of 2010, Rock music accounts for 8% of the selections.Further, the article goes on to state that nearly 1 in 10 songs has a Dr. Luke credit, somebody who I'd NEVER EVEN HEARD OF before reading this article. Over twenty-five percent of this...

It’s Keef’s Birthday: A Rolling Stones InfoGraphic

Keith Richards turns 67 today amidst all sorts of buzz about his tell-all autobiography. We feel compelled to celebrate in InfoGraphic form. Here's an interesting one created by something called Deathdart which covers the Stones' lineups and albums over the course of their storied career.Click for a better viewIt's his first InfoGraphic ever...

InfoGraphic: The Style Of Music

Here's a interesting chart with some of the most iconic outfits donned by well known musicians over the last 50 years. Click on the image to get to Moxy Creative's site (where it was developed) to see a slick interactive version with the answers and ability to look at close-ups of each ensemble -- a print...

InfoGraphic: Is Ripping A CD Ripping Off The Artist?

While we share a good amount of music around here, we generally stick to authorized recording or "liberated bootlegs" and we can't in good faith condone piracy. Of course, the traditional argument in favor of buying your music is to support the artist. However, the creator of this graphic, published initially at GraphJam, demonstrates that...

Should You Buy Beatles Tracks On Itunes?

After much wringing of hands and rampant speculation, The Beatles back catalog was finally released this week on the Itunes Music Store. As momentous of an occasion as Apple is making this out to be, you may be wondering... after purchasing these tracks on vinyl, eight-track, cassette, CD, and mini-disc, in their original, reissued and...

The Evolution Of Concert Hands

InfoGraphics come in all shapes and sizes these days, from the data rich, statistics heavy like The Barn's Furthur Rotation InfoGraphic, to the example below, which is really more of a comic or than. Still, we cast a wide net for music related InfoGraphics, and so we're happy to share the following which we collected...

InfoGraphics To Make You Laugh and Cry

More music related charts and graphs from around the web. These two come courtesy of GraphJam.Glee recently broke the record for most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 than any other non-solo act. Previous record holder? The Beatles.

Two New Halloween InfoGraphics Up!

Continuing our new feature of music related InfoGraphics, we are celebrating the season with a look back at the Halloween shows of two of the bands with the richest tradition of Halloween fun: Phish and Widespread Panic.Step inside for a visual look into the Halloween history of these ambitious artists.The Barn's Phish Costume...