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New Raccoon Motel Aims to Open In Downtown Davenport On St. Patrick’s Day 2021

December 23rd, 2020

The new Raccoon Motel bar and live-music venue plans to open St. Patrick’s Day 2021 at the old Abernathy’s in downtown Davenport, with live music starting in early summer, one of its partners said Wednesday. John McDermott, a Quad-Cities commercial lender who’s friends with original Raccoon Motel music booker Sean Moeller, is partnering with Moeller and Eric Swanson to resurrect the Raccoon – which operated from March 2017-August 2019 at 304 E. 3rd St. (now Devon’s Complaint Dept.), averaging about 150 live shows a year. The new Raccoon already has been selling some new hoodies, stocking... Read More

M. Ward, Andrew Bird, Shakey Graves, And More Live Streams Benefit Local Venues

November 28th, 2020

As we all continue to navigate this bummer of a live music year, we here at Codfish Hollow and the Raccoon Motel want to keep providing the best opportunities to experience some form of live concert performance until we can all get back to being in the same rooms together. All of the following Motel and Codfish alums have ticketed live streams available in the coming weeks. Please give the listings a look. For every ticket purchased to any of these streams, a portion of the ticket price comes back to our venues and will help us get through this quagmire and back to doing what we all want to be... Read More

Waxahatchee Show At Codfish Hollow Postponed

October 16th, 2020

The Waxahatchee show originally slated for Saturday at Codfish Hollow has been postponed, according to the venue’s facebook page. It will be rescheduled in 2021 however they do not have a date at this time Refunds are available at point of purchase if desired.  Read More

Explosions In The Sky Coming To Codfish

April 16th, 2019

Explosions in the Sky will bring their 20th Anniversary Tour to Codfish Hollow Barnstormers, 5013 288th Ave., Codfish Hollow, Maquoketa, at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. For more information see Explosions In The Sky Tickets are available at Ticketfly  Read More

Conor Oberst Returning To Codfish Hollow

April 16th, 2019

Conor Oberst is coming back to Codfish Hollow in Maquoketa, with opening act Joanna Sternberg, on July 27. General Admission tickets go on sale on Tue. Apr 16, 2019 9:00 AM CDT. General Admission tickets go on sale on Fri. Apr 19, 2019 9:00 AM CDT. For more information see http://www.codfishhollowbarnstormers.com.  Read More

Ani DiFranco Coming To Codfish Hollow

April 10th, 2019

One of the most iconic and influential performers of the last several decades, Ani DiFranco, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers, 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa, Iowa. Diane Patterson will open the show. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ani DiFranco w/ Special Guest Diane Patterson – Tickets – Codfish Hollow Barnstormers – Maquoketa, IA, June 06, 2019 | Ticketfly  Read More

Daytrotter Officially Closes, Moeller Nights Still Going Strong

April 4th, 2019

It was a situation akin to signing divorce papers after a three-year separation: On March 30, the Davenport Daytrotter operation ceased recording bands coming through the area, and on April 1, the DT owners, Wolfgang’s Vault/Paste, announced that they would be closing up shop here in the Q-Cs and consolidating their recording in their already-existing Atlanta and New York studios. It came as absolutely no surprise, as last summer the Daytrotter venue shut down its live shows, and two years prior, Daytrotter founder Sean Moeller was forced out of the company he started in 2006 in an acrimonious... Read More

The Faint Coming To Codfish Hollow

March 25th, 2019

One of the hottest indie bands of the last decade, The Faint, will be performing in the Codfish Hollow barn in Maquoqueta with Choir Boy and Closeness Sunday, May 26th! Tickets to this monster show go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. at www.codfishhollowbarnstormers.com  Read More

Daytrotter Cutting Live Shows After This Weekend

June 8th, 2018

Daytrotter will cease live shows after this weekend in its Brady Street location, and will lay off an unspecified number of employees, according to multiple sources that asked not to be identified. New York-based Wolfgang’s Vault, which owns Daytrotter, confirmed the closing and layoffs in reports to other area media, but could not be reached by QuadCities.com to independently confirm the move. The venue, at 324 Brady Street, opened in 2016. Since then, Daytrotter has seen the departure of founder Sean Moeller as well as other key members of the original Daytrotter team. The studio space for... Read More

Buckle Up For Turnbuckle 2!

May 31st, 2018

Are you ready for comedy, live music and wrestling? It must be time for the Turnbuckle Fest! That’s right, the Turnbuckle Fest is back with Turnbuckle II! Friday Jun 1 and Saturday Jun 2 head to Codfish Hollow Barnstormers (5013 288th Ave Codfish Hollow, Maquoketa) for two days filled with entertainment and fun! Enjoy some of the most hilarious stand-up comedians in the country, the most upbeat and excitable rock and roll bands arounds and don’t forget about the wrestlers in spandex! Doors open at 5 p.m. on Friday and the show starts at 6 p.m.  The evening will feature Nick Thune, Field Report,... Read More