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Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois

Hemmingbirds Flutter Into Rozz Tox and Daytrotter

August 17th, 2016

Chicago’s Hemmingbirds are hovering into town for two gigs this weekend. They’ll be at Rozz-Tox on Thursday ( and on Friday they’ll be recording their second Daytrotter session. (Their first, from 2013, is at

The band was born as a solo project, through a scattered collection of songs by Yoo Soo Kim. Navigating relationships and the uncertain future, he bunkered down in the echo chamber that was his basement and hashed out ten recordings that became Hemmingbirds’ debut, Death Wave.... Read More

Free Kids Filmmaking Workshop Set For German Heritage Center

August 17th, 2016

A free Kids Short Filmmaking Workshop will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 20 at the German American Heritage Center, 712 W 2nd Street, Davenport. Local filmmaker Harry Walker will instruct kids in grades 4-8 how to use readily available technology to create a short film! Top submissions to the Short Film Fest by October 2 will be shown at the Fest on Thursday, October 20 at 6 p.m. The free public event will be held in grand Hollywood style. Call Emily at 563-322-8844 to register your child or with any questions.  Read More

One Voice Christmas Program Seeking Volunteers

August 16th, 2016

The Quad Cities Prayer Center (QCPC) is seeking volunteers in various capacities for its Christmas show. The QCPC has been planning a community Christmas outreach to the Quad Cities, called ONE VOICE.  It has invited several churches and ministries to partner with it, and so far there are 22 that have said yes and there will be some that will participate.  KWQC will be co-sponsoring this event with the QCPC. WDLM and Chick-fil-a will  also be involved in helping to get the word out. The mission for ONE VOICE is “ONE VOICE utilizes praise, prayer and training to unify the local church by sharing... Read More

Tons of Teen Events Roaring Into Rock Island Library

August 16th, 2016

Teens can experience the art of anime, play video and board games with other teens, and explore various paths to take after high school with August events for ages 12 to 18 at the Rock Island Public Library. On Tuesday, August 16, the library hosts an anime night for teens from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Rock Island Main Library location, 401 19th Street. The monthly events allow teens to watch anime from Crunchyroll, try Japanese snacks, and write Japanese hiragana characters. A teen gaming night on Thursday, August 25 will allow teens to play Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 and board games and to learn how... Read More

Raggedtrotter Offering The Perfect After-Party To River Roots Live

August 15th, 2016

Ragged Records and Daytrotter have once again joined forces with River Roots Live. This year RaggedTrotter has moved to the downtown Davenport’s Daytrotter building and will be hosting the official River Roots Live after-party, just blocks from the River Roots festival.  As the music is winding down on the riverfront, things will be taking off at RaggedTrotter. RaggedTrotter will feature live music from Nashville’s Chaos Emeralds, and Chicago’s Discoveries of the American Scientific. DJ sets from the Quad Cities’ Just Let Go DJ’s. Guest MC is Jon Burns of Centaur Noir. The gig at Daytrotter,... Read More

Davenport Eliminated After Tough Battles At Babe Ruth World Series

August 15th, 2016
Davenport's Cade Amato gets the out at first base

Davenport’s team was eliminated Sunday from the Babe Ruth World Series after a fourth tough loss, but its team can hold its head high after another terrific effort, perhaps their best yet of the competition. The team is composed of Manager Jason Gillaspie, Coach Larry Cato, Coach Tony Losasso and players Cody Depardo, Sam Wellman, Jacob Struss, Luke Loving, Lucas Gross, Andrew Hutchcroft, Cade Amato, Nate Canfield, Jake Mahon, Alex Jaros, Owen Steiger, Jackson Vogel, Kieren Obrien and Sam Fleming. Day four of the thirteen year old Ottumwa Babe Ruth World Series started smoothly but was interrupted... Read More

Springfield Rocks iWireless With Massively Entertaining Show

August 15th, 2016

Everyone remembers Rick Springfield as easily as they recall the opening chords of “Jessie’s Girl,” one of the catchiest power pop tunes of all time, but Springfield has proven himself to be more than the sum of one stellar song, as he proved with energy and verve Aug. 12 at Moline’s I wireless center, during a massively entertaining 90 minute show. Springfield has always been an act I’ve enjoyed and touted to people as they’ve rolled their eyes, typically bogged down with the perception of him as a teen idol or a heartthrob actor from his time on “General Hospital,” but to anyone... Read More

Meridian defeats Davenport in extra innings 5-4 In Babe Ruth World Series

August 14th, 2016
Davenport third baseman Keiran O’Brien starts a double play.

Davenport and Meridian entered the nightcap session of day 3 at the Babe Ruth 13-year-old World Series both searching for their first win. Both teams committed costly errors, but Meridian would earn the win 5-4 on a walk off single by Layton Jenkins. In the 3rd inning, Davenport was the beneficiary of two errors as they scored two runs off a botched double play attempt. 2 batters later an infield single by Cody Depardo made it 3-0 Davenport. Meridian would tack on a run after a liner by Travis Boswell found its way off the outstretched glove of Depardo to score Brock Butler from third. Davenport... Read More

Davenport Drops Game Two In Babe Ruth World Series

August 13th, 2016

In one of the night cap games for day two of the thirteen year old Ottumwa Babe Ruth World Series, Pearl City(HI) took on Davenport(IA). Pearl City jumped out early and cruised to a five inning 11-0 win over Davenport. Things were all Pearl City’s way in the first. Jayton Pang started with a double, Kelena Sauer then singled. But it was a wild pitch that brought in the first run. Next up Michael Yamaguchi singled followed by Bryden “Maka” Malama with a sacrifice fly to score Sauer. Jaron Yoshikane got in on the scoring next with a RBI single bringing in Yamaguchi, Pearl City went up 3-0. Two... Read More

The Hype Is Real About Garage 3

August 12th, 2016

There have been many spirited discussions, parties and creative meetings of the minds and performances held in garages, with and without the use of musical instruments. So much so that an entire subgenre of music, garage rock, has been named for it. Dylan Parker and Sean Whitney have taken that to the next level with Garage 3. The Rock Island performance space hosts a variety of poetry, comedy and spoken word performances in, well, Parker’s garage. On Wednesday, July 20, an attractive audience gathered at Garage3, named as being the third garage on the property of #MrRockIsland himself Dylan... Read More