Daytrotter Presents: Iowa Barnstorming

Just in case you had forgotten that they’re just about the coolest folks in the Midwest, the Daytrotter peeps have come together to bring you the Iowa Barnstorming tour, featuring some great indie acts playing - yep, Midwestern barns. Six different DT alums will be playing in four barns in Iowa (and one very select attic in Madison, WI) from July 25 to July 29. This tour is inspired by rock posters of yore, documents that show us that back in the day, the rock came to locales all over, not just the bigger markets. It’s with that spirit in mind that these awesome acts will be rocking some of the more intimate towns in Iowa. All these shows will be all ages, early, and FREE! Mission Creek will be co-presenting the most local (to us) of these events, July 28 in West Liberty. Look for more on that to come. Comprehensive info on the dates and the bands is included below, including a bevy of links for you to click on.

The schedule:

July 25
11 am — Davenport, Iowa: Morning performance at the Bix 7 road race course at the turnaround: 110 McClellan Blvd. (Performing — Local Natives)
6 pm — Maquoketa, Iowa: BARN Show #1: Biehl Farm, 3437 288th Ave. (Performing — Local Natives, Catfish Haven, Caleb Engstrom)

July 26
6 pm — Bellevue, Iowa: BARN Show #2: Mooney Hollow Barn, 12471 Highway 52, Green Island, Iowa (Performing — Local Natives, Snowblink, Paleo, Catfish Haven, Stranger Waves)

July 27
6 pm — Madison, Wisc.: Attic show #1: 212 S. Henry St., Madison, Wisc. (Performing — Local Natives, Catfish Haven, Snowblink, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin)

July 28
6 pm — Iowa City/West Liberty, Iowa: BARN SHOW #3 at the Secrest 1883 Octogonal Barn, 5750 Osage St., West Liberty, Iowa; (Performing — Local Natives, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Snowblink, Mac Lethal)

July 29
6:30 pm — Coon Rapids, Iowa: BARN SHOW #4, Whiterock Conservatory, 1390 Highway 141, Coon Rapids, Iowa (Performing — Local Natives, Snowblink and Mac Lethal)

The bands:

Local Natives (driving straight from San Diego, Calif. to play the tour)
Daytrotter session

Snowblink (flying in from Toronto to play the tour)
- Daytrotter sessions: Here and here

Catfish Haven
- Daytrotter sessions: Here and here

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
- Daytrotter sessions: Here and here

Mac Lethal
- Daytrotter sessions: Here and here

- Daytrotter sessions: Here and here

Caleb Engstrom
Daytrotter session

About the Author


Todd is a transplant from the East Coast who came to Iowa City to live life, love music, and enjoy cheap beer. In addition to working on Mission Freak and Mission Creek Festival, he writes semi-regularly for Tiny Mix Tapes and Daytrotter and books music and other events at local non-profit venue Public Space ONE.

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