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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...

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...

Mr. Blotto @ Brixie's 2/5/11: Recap, Setlist, Stream, Download and More

Saturday night's show had a little of everything we love about Mr. Blotto: some old chestnuts and some newer jams, some tunes that felt squeaky clean out of the rehearsal room and a few numbers that seemed spontaneous and fresh.Brixie's provided an exceptional venue and a was fine gathering place for the first Barn...

Solo and Acoustic, The Jeff Massey Way

Update 6/15/10: Enjoy a stream of the entire show by clicking below, courtesy of Joe Perona. Solo and acoustic. A musician has got to have pretty big stones to pull it off. Without a band and effects for distraction, the audience can only focus on the artist, warts and all. They are laying it out there,...

Three Little Birds: The Ark Band Recap

Once again, The Barn turned up the heat in La Grange, transforming The Mambo Room into an island paradise on a chilly Winter night. Combining The Ark Band's dramatic backdrop with The Barn's full scale light show, the crowd got a chance to leave behind the outside world and let the power of...

Recap: Mr. Blotto and Little Big Fat

Nobody was exactly sure what to expect from The Barn's inaugural production on December 12. One thing that was clear by showtime was that a vein was tapped directly into the beating heart of La Grange, the buzz was palpable and the crowd was pumped. A genuine live music, concert experience had arrived in town!...