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REVIEW / PHOTOS / VIDEO | The Last Waltz 40 @ Chicago Theatre 4/9/17

Words: Tim Kelly | Photos: Howard Greenblatt | Video Nunu ZomotThe Last Waltz was The Bands swan song.  The legendary final concert for a band so elemental that they simply called themselves The Band took place on Thanksgiving Day 1976 at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.  The show included guest appearances by...

Robbie Fulks Reflects On Rick Danko Collaboration

On March 25, 1999, musican and bandleader Nicholas Tremulis hosted an event called The First Waltz, a benefit for homless kids at Chicago's Metro, and featuring The Band's Rick Danko.  The all-star, Chicago-driven lineup featured Billy Corgan (and his dad!), Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Ivan Neville, Lonnie Brooks, Jon Langford, Alejandro Escovedo, and&...

Preview & Ticket Giveaway | The Weight @ City Winery 6/10/16

 The Band's not around anymore, but The Weight, featuring former touring members of The Band, Levon Helm Band and the Rick Danko Group are keeping the music alive. Check out that press shot above, they even kind of look like The Band.Offering themselves as "the most authentic presentation of The Band that the...

Setlist / Video / Stream / Download: Jack Johnson / Edward Sharpe @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion 5/31/14

The notorious FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island opened its season under clear skies last weekend with a pairing of Jack Johnson and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes.The acts shared the stage for a pair of covers of The Beatles and The Band and Johnson and his band reeled off additional takes on...

The Barn's Best Albums Of The (Second Half) of 2013

Here's a follow up to our Best Of The First Half of 2013 post. Thanks again to @WeirScrewed for contributing the first part of this list (the six albums with the more detailed write-ups).I (Steve - @thebarnpresents) have added some additional selections, and some one-liners of my own, at the end of the post. You...

Phil Lesh & Friends Poster Holds Clues To Setlist Themes at Capitol Theater 10/31, 11/1, 11/2 & 11/3 2013

Update: He's done it again! Check out the poster / setlists from the NYC run.Phil Lesh indicated that he'd try something interesting for his fall tour with Phil & Friends. He promised to weave certain themes, including a focus on great albums, into both his sets as well as those of the opener American Jubilee....

News Bites: New Music on Old School Nintendo, The Last Waltz @ Fitzgerald's, Jerry = The Steve Jobs Of Rock, More

I was recently turned on to Fort Atlantic by a friend. Turns out they are releasing their new album on modded NES cartridgeA big screen showing of Martin Scorcese's seminal Band Documentary The Last Waltz will go down at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn on May 3. There will also be an additional 30 minutes of Levon-centri documentary footageA...

Chart - The Band: Phases, Members, Albums Through The Years

Wikipedia has added this timeline for one of the all time great acts.

The Barn's 2011 Holiday Mix - Jambands and Beyond

The Barn's 2010 Holiday Mixtape was subtitled A Very Jamband Christmas and justifiably so -- it's intent was to collect a CD length holiday playlist that showcased the style of improv-leaning bands on Christmas classics. Though at the time I thought I had cultivated the cream of jamband holiday fare, it became obvious that more material...