Daytrotter brings its Barnstormer to the 'burbs
Daytrotter's become an unlikely Midwest sensation, luring rising indie artists and seasoned performers (Kris Kristofferson?) alike to the Quad Cities with the promise of a free live recording session and, more importantly, viral exposure. The sessions are discreet, but for the past couple years cofounder Sean Moeller and co. have expanded the operation to present seasonal Barnstormer tours—short Midwest concert sweeps in off-the-beaten-path locations—kind of like a Pitchfork era update to Levon Helm's legendary Midnight Ramble throwdowns in Woodstock.
The latest spate of concerts brings the party closer to Chicago than ever, to suburban Streamwood at the Hoosier Grove Barn this Wednesday 27. It's a unique opportunity to see artists in an unusual setting, featuring the touring lineup of Sondre Lerche, Guards, The Romany Rye, Hellogoodbye and Keegan DeWitt. What's more, this is the only stop on the five-date route to include a beer bar. So bring along your straight-edge sidekick and drive about an hour west. The modest admission price of $15 ($20 day of show) gets you in to what promises to be a night to remember. Check this blog later in the week for our photo roundup of the whole shebang.