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Recap: Anders Osborne @ SPACE, Evanston, IL 5/25/12

Evanston isn't the most easily accessed part of Chicagoland, and thus a visit to its "newish" club SPACE has been on The Barn's to-do list for some time. From the beginning their booking has been tremendous, but it took an appearance by Anders Osborne to make the stars align for coverage of an event at...

Review, Photos, Setlist: Old Shoe & Sean Shiel @ Ace Bar 5/9/12

Words: Dave Weckstein, Images: Norman SandsWhat the world needs now is another folk hero, like I need a hole in the head is a phrase penned by Cracker on Teen Angst but in the years since they wrote it, it has been covered by the likes of acoustic artists suchThe band went on later in...

Setlist, Recap & Video: 30db & Van Ghost @ Abbey Pub 5/9/12

The 30db / Van Ghost pairing was just one of the many inspired double (sometime triple & quadruple) bills that the Abbey Pub has been programming lately and certainly one of the most high profile, considering the national prominence of the artists involved, yet a strong sense of Chicago hung in the air all night. This...

Review, Photos, Poster, Video: White Demin @ Lincoln Hall 4/19/12

Im not sure how one can define The Best Live Band in America or if it would even mean anything if you did. However, if intensity, imagination, innovation, and execution could be considered fair measures, White Denim made its case for the title Thursday night at Lincoln Hall.Starting out with the opening trio of...

WSP Chicago Halloween Weekend 2011 Coverage Roundup

One hell of an extended weekend with Widespread Panic in Chicago. Here are the complete setlists, streams, downloads and thoughts for each night:Friday 10/28/11 Chicago Theater + awesome One Arm Steve > Jam videoSaturday 10/29/11 Chicago Theater + Peace Frog & Encore VideoMonday 10/31/11 Aragon Ballroom- Photos (via XRT)Original Versions Of Halloween CoversMan falls from balcony after Saturday...

Stream, Download, Setlist & Capsule Review: Widespread Panic Halloween @ Aragon Ballroom, 10/31/11

Widespread PanicAragon Ballroom Chicago, IL October 31, 2011SetlistOnePigeons > Radio Child > Wishbone, True To My Nature, Time Zones > Love Tractor, Degenerate > Blight > Tail Dragger > Climb To SafetyTwoGodzilla > Iron Man > Godzilla, Imitation Leather Shoes > Jack, Surprise Valley > Drums > Surprise Valley > Blue Indian, I'm Losing You >...

Stream, Download, Video, Setlist & Capsule Review: Widespread Panic @ Chicago Theater, 10/29/11

Widespread PanicChicago Theater Chicago, IL October 29, 2011SetlistOneGoing Out West, Stag O Lee, You Should Be Glad, Little Lilly > Henry Parsons, Me And The Devil Blues, You Got Yours, Christmas Katie > Let It Rock, B of D, ConradTwoTall Boy > She Caught The Katy, Cant Get High, Cotton Was King, Airplane, Greta > Fishwater &...

Stream, Download, Video, Setlist & Capsule Review: Widespread Panic @ Chicago Theater, 10/28/11

Widespread PanicChicago Theater Chicago, IL October 28, 2011SetlistOneSend Your Mind, Disco, Walkin' (For Your Love), Up All Night, North, One Arm Steve > Action Man, Thought Sausage, Machine > Barstools and DreamersTwoImpossible, Saint Ex > Stop-Go > All Time Low > Papa's Home > Tie Your Shoes > Drums > Bass & Drums > Tie Your...

Summer Camp Sunday: A Review In Chart Form

It took a little while, but I'm ready comment on my experience at Summer Camp Music Festival this year. I'll withhold detailed comment on the weather or conditions, but there is enough to say about the music, even with my Sunday only pass, to get on the page. So, in keeping with The Barn's sub-theme...

Review: Robbie Fulks Covers Michael Jackson @ Lincoln Hall 3/18/11

Robbie Fulks is just about the perfect person to artistically convey how the rational, but passionate music fan can put the career of Michael Jackson into perspective. Emotionally expressive, brutally honest, occasionally caustic, it is perfectly in character for Fulks to recognize and reinterpret the brilliance that underlies Jackson canon, while acknowledging that it is...