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

In A World Of Perfect Pitch, Would A Hung Be Hot?

September 21st, 2018

When it comes to singing, most of us are best served in our quest at vocal immortality by forgiving shower walls. Some bar band and karaoke heroes are a rung up, but we also have the advantage of typically serenading the inebriated. Even in the case of some “professional vocalists” the studio trickery of Pro Tools is what makes them pristine and listenable on record.  However, a day may not be too far off when every crooner is perfect. A day when singers are bred, not discovered. No, this isn’t about “American  Idol.”  However, it will likely spawn a reality TV... Read More

QC Scene Checks Out The Speakeasy Stand Up Competition

September 14th, 2018

The Speakeasy kicked off its month-long Stand Up Comedy Competition last weekend, and QC Scene was there to check it out and snap some pics from the event! Congrats to the top five comics moving on in the competition, sponsored by QuadCities.com! The winners from this past Saturday are Michael Maxwell, Matthew Jacobsen, Beckett Kenny, Al Nimpson and Stevie Mo, making it through a round of 16.    The second prelim round is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island. The event will have comics coming from across the Midwest to compete!   For tickets and more information,... Read More

Mighty Con Was A Pretty Mighty Con

September 6th, 2018

On Saturday and Sunday this Labor Day weekend was another Mighty Con. This time no one had to worry about the air conditioning going kaput, because it was held at the QCCA Expo Center which doesn’t have air conditioning. Which is definitely a creative way to address complaints. All kidding aside it was a decent weekend both for the convention itself and on a personal level. I arrived at the con early on Saturday, partly because I was with other people, partly because I had other things going on that day and needed time to get them all done and partly because we were aware that Saturday was... Read More

Silvis Moonlight Festival Brings Parade-Goers Out From All Over the Quad Cities!

September 1st, 2018

Last Saturday Aug 25 the City of Silvis was the place to be! The 17th Annual Moonlight Festival along Silvis Main Street brought parade-goers from all over the Quad Cities area! QC Scene was on-site and able to capture some of the action! If you have any other photos or drone footage you would like to share, please e-mail Tess@QuadCities.com. To stay in the loop for next year’s festivities, follow Silvis Main Street on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Silvis-Main-Street-1425644534353336/.    Read More

Comics Should Not Be Censored

August 28th, 2018

I read an article on Bleeding Cool this week, Image Comics to Publish Censored – And Non-Censored – Variant Covers for CBLDF (https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/08/09/image-comics-censored-variant-covers-cbldf/), which on September 5th, 2018 Image Comics will be releasing a dozen covers of various titles with special covers that will have that cover art both covered with censored boxes and Comics Code Authority boxes and covers without those boxes to raise money for the CBLDF: the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.   The CBLDF is non-profit that focuses on legal battles surrounding comic book... Read More

Anime-Zing Was Fun, If Somewhat Frustrating

August 13th, 2018

After work on Friday the 13th I drove over to the River Center to pick up my badge and see some friends that were at the convention. I made a quick peek at the dealer’s room to see if what, if any, manga and anime dealers were at the convention this year. They did have a couple, so I looked through their wears and did find a couple series I was looking for. There was the complete series of Kat and Mouse, a Tokyopop original ‘manga’, in that it’s drawn in a vaguely manga style and was published by a company mostly know for publishing manga. My main interest in it was the... Read More

SUSTO Headlines Awesome 2 Day Codfish Fest

August 13th, 2018

The SUSTO: Fine 2 Day Fest took over Codfish Hollow Barnstormers Friday and Saturday night, featuring music from SUSTO, The Artisanals, Crab Claw, Babe Club and Human Resources. Hundreds of folks roamed the grounds and partook in the cool vibe and awesome tunes while enjoying the beautiful weather, and QC Scene was on the scene having a great time and taking pics for your viewing pleasure. Check out www.codfishhollowbarnstormers.com for future shows and more info!    Read More

Criticism of LeBron Should Be Slam Dunked

August 9th, 2018

I’m never going to say anything bad about LeBron James again. This week LeBron announced that he’s donating millions of dollars to help send kids around his native Ohio to a special school, the I Promise School in Akron, he’s creating that will be free, will give them free uniforms, free breakfast lunch and snacks, free books, free transportation, and if they graduate, free tuition to University of Akron. He’ll also pay for their parents to get their GEDs, pay for childcare and pay for them to continue their own educations. It’s an incredible gesture of largesse and return to his... Read More

QC Scene Goes Against Me! At Codfish

July 30th, 2018

Against Me! rocked a packed crowd July 26 at the famous Codfish Hollow Barnstormers venue in Maquoketa, Iowa. Speedy Ortiz and Typesetter opened the show, which thrilled fans of the seminal band. For more info on Against Me! and their new tour, see Against Me! http://www.againstme.net/tour        Read More

Bix 7 Runners Looking Good!

July 28th, 2018

In 1975, there were only 84 participants. Only 3 were women. The Bix 7 has come a long way since its inception. After participating in the 1974 Boston Marathon, John Hudetz (Bettendorf) and a few of his friends decided to bring a bit of the ‘running craze’ home to the Quad Cities. They created the Cornbelt Running Club. This group of friends saw a future in the sport of running and started the plans to bring a race worthy of Boston Marathon standards to the Quad Cities. The decision to make this run a 7-mile race was an extremely unique idea. The first Bix 7 was not an easy-going accomplishment.... Read More

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