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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

Five Comics Move On In Speakeasy Stand Up Competition

September 13th, 2018

Congrats to the top five comics moving on in the Speakeasy’s comedy competition, sponsored by QuadCities.com! These five are the winners from this past Saturday – 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, call (309) 786-7733, ext. 2.  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

Laugh Hard Enters The Finals This Weekend

August 11th, 2016

The Speakeasy Laugh Hard Challenge is a stand-up comedy competition where comics from around the Midwest compete for the win. The first round of preliminaries was held Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Circa 21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Avenue in Rock Island. Hosted by James Draper, there were 14 comedians in the first round. Judges included Tiffany Lundberg from WHBF, Brett Hitchcock, owner and operator of the Speakeasy, and Andrew King, host of weekly shows at Boozies in Davenport as well as the former host of the Quad-Cities only live late night talk show The After Hour. The comedians who attempted the challenge... Read More

Bix Beiderbomb Offers Show Even Better Than Cover Bands, Karaoke AND Gravy

August 11th, 2016

It’s hard to believe that anything could be better than cover bands, karaoke and gravy, unless it’s a Nickelback cover band that leads a karaoke version of “Call Me Maybe” retitled “Call Me Gravy,” as they’re making gravy, but, as incomprehensible as it may be even within the realm of quantum physics, Andrew King insists that the new Bix Beiderbomb Presents MAY be even better than that. MAY be. He’s not making any promises or guarantees. So, if your to-do list for the week includes downing cheap beer, laughing at cheap comedy, being surprised by cheap thrills and stories and getting... Read More

Welcome To The New QuadCities.com!

August 9th, 2016

Hello and welcome to the new QuadCities.com! We are so excited to share with you some of our new additions to the site, along with the new design and technology involved. I’ve been working with our Publisher, Steve Holmes and our Lead Developer, Trevor Bertucci, the past few months building up to the official debut of this revamp and we’re really excited to unleash it on the world. We know you’re going to love it! Not only is the content terrific but we’ve added a lot of awesome new technology that you can enjoy whether you’re on your PC, your laptop, your tablet or your phone. And we’re... Read More

New Entertainment Website QuadCities.com Relaunching This Week

August 9th, 2016

Looking for fun in the Quad Cities? If so, check out QuadCities.com, a new entertainment website offering all local news and features on entertainment and leisure and original entertainment content from Quad-Cities creators! QuadCities.com covers the area arts, entertainment and leisure scene, offering articles, podcasts and video shows on cool events happening around the area and great places for people of all ages to go to have fun. Everything from music to theater to comedy to family events and more are featured. It also boasts the area’s most comprehensive listing of businesses (highlighting... Read More

It’s A Gouda Time: Static Melt Opens Grilled Cheese Food Truck In Davenport

July 15th, 2016

There are few comfort foods as fulfilling and joyful as grilled cheese. So if you’re looking for a gouda time, trying to sandwich in a good meal, and want to pick up something that you’re not going to have to have to take a provolone out for that’s going to cost you a lot of cheddar, you’re going to want to check out the new food truck in the Quad-Cities – Static Melt. Static Melt, run by Dan Bush, 33, and Drake Deregules, 25, of Davenport, debuted Wednesday night to huge response, offering a mouth-watering menu of five grilled cheese sandwiches, and watching as dozens of people lined... Read More

Bix Beiderbomb Offers Show Even Better Than Cover Bands, Karaoke AND Gravy

June 29th, 2016

It’s hard to believe that anything could be better than cover bands, karaoke and gravy, unless it’s a Nickelback cover band that leads a karaoke version of “Call Me Maybe” re-titled “Call Me Gravy,” as they’re making gravy, but, as incomprehensible as it may be even within the realm of quantum physics, Andrew King insists that the new Bix Beiderbomb Presents MAY be even better than that. MAY be. He’s not making any promises or guarantees. So, if your to-do list for the week includes downing cheap beer, laughing at cheap comedy, being surprised by cheap thrills and stories and getting... Read More

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