Though there will be fewer performances than last year, the lineup of musicians is at least as diverse.
The Shitty Barn, a popular live-music venue in Spring Green, released its 2013 schedule today. Though there will be fewer performances than last year, the lineup of musicians is at least as diverse.
The venue is known for booking Americana acts and some of Wisconsin's most-hyped indie bands. That trend continues this year with a season-opening show from Bon Iver affiliate S. Carey (May 1). Performances Count This Penny (May 22), Kelly Hogan (June 19), PHOX (July 31, with the much spacier project Sleepy Lesbos) and Field Report (Oct. 2) will follow. Several artists from the 2012 lineup will return as well, including Duluth acoustic bluesman Charlie Parr (Aug. 21).
Booker Chris Staples has also grabbed some real outliers. On June 12, the Barn will feature Madison's brain-scrambling math-rock trio Czarbles, and an Oct. 26 will feature the adventurous beats of DJ Abilities.
"The venue leans Americana for various reasons, but I've tried to indulge my rowdier, less-roots self as often as possible," says Staples, adding that this year's schedule deliberately focuses on Wednesday-night events rather than weekend shows.
Staples advises Barn-goers to get tickets online before making the trip, as shows frequently sell out.
Here is the schedule as released today.
1 S. Carey
8 Adam Faucett/Dillon Hodges
15 Jeffrey Foucault and Cold Satellite
22 Count This Penny
5 Walter Salas-Humara/Woldbridge Bros
19 Kelly Hogan
26 Mark "Porkchop" Holder
17 Christopher Paul Stelling/Dietrich Gosser
24 Hello Death/Double Ewes
31 PHOX/Sleepy Lesbos
7 Whitney Mann/Corey Hart
14 Dana Falconberry
21 Charlie Parr
22 Freedy Johnston/Kevin Bowe and The Okemah Prophets
23 Syd Straw/Nick Brown
24 FairShare CSA fundraiser w/ Juniper Tar and Dead Pigeons
28 The Pines
11 El Valiente/TBA
18 David Olney and Sergio Webb
25 Pieta Brown and the Sawdust Collective
2 Field Report/Kalispell
9 Adrian Legg
16 Communist Daughter
26 Barn Party w/ DJ Abilities, The 4onthefloor, Adelyn Rose
27 Morning After Session w/ Bro. Stephen