Lincoln Calling 2013 | Lineup Announcement

words by Michael Todd

One decade and counting.

Lincoln Calling will turn 10 this year as more than 100 bands and DJs perform from Tuesday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 19. Downtown Lincoln will also feature a wider festival map with 10 venues including newcomers A Single Barrel, Union Plaza and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln green space.

Below, we're announcing the first 49 bands confirmed, from international guests such as Germany's BOY and Canada's The Highest Order to a wide array of Nebraska bands such as Masses, Pleasure Adapter, The Mezcal Brothers, Gordon, Eli Mardock and Saturn Moth.

Note: During daytime business hours, Kinetic Brew — just inside The Bourbon — will offer limited number of all-access passes for the discounted price of $20, though age restrictions may apply. One-day and individual show passes will also be available the week of the festival.


The Bourbon Theatre
Duffy’s Tavern
The Zoo Bar
The Alley
Yia Yia’s
The Single Barrel
The Fat Toad
Mix Bar and Arcade
Union Plaza
UNL campus green space


So far confirmed for Lincoln Calling 2013:

The 4onthefloor (Minneapolis)
The Big Deep (Omaha)
Bonehart Flannigan (Lincoln)
The Bottle Tops (Lincoln)
BOY (Hamburg)
Brad Hoshaw and the Seven Deadlies (Omaha)
Carolyn Wonderland (Austin)
Christopher the Conquered (Des Moines)
Cowboy Indian Bear (Lawrence)
Cowboy Winter (Madison)
DEERPEOPLE (Stillwater)
Desert Noises (Provo)
Eli Mardock (Lincoln)
A Ferocious Jungle Cat (Lincoln)
Freakabout! (Lincoln)
Genders (Portland)
Gordon (Omaha)
Guilty is the Bear (Lincoln)
Halfwit (Lincoln)
The Highest Order (Toronto)
Homegrown Film Festival (Lincoln)
Jack Hotel (Lincoln)
Jeazlepeats (Lincoln)
Jeremy Messersmith (Minneapolis)
John Klemmensen and the Party (Omaha)
The Josh Hill Band (Akron)
Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers (Lincoln)
The Kickback (Chicago)
Masses (Lincoln)
The Mezcal Brothers (Lincoln)
Oquoa (Omaha)
Orion Walsh and the Rambling Hearts (Lincoln)
Pleasure Adapter (Omaha)
Powers (Lincoln)
Red Cities (Lincoln)
The Renfields (Lincoln)
Rock Paper Dynamite (Omaha)
Rusty Maples (Las Vegas)
Saturn Moth (Omaha)
Snake Island! (Omaha)
Tie These Hands (Lincoln)
Too Slim and the Taildraggers (Nashville)
Tsumi (Lincoln)
Twinsmith (Omaha)
Universe Contest (Lincoln)
Whipkey Three (Omaha)
White Mystery (Chicago)
Wiping Out Thousands (Minneapolis)


Spotify playlist of 27 Lincoln Calling 2013 bands:

Michael Todd is Hear Nebraska's managing editor. At Lincoln Calling, hold on to your glasses, people. Reach Michael at