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Tripmaster Monkey New Record ‘My East Is Your West’ Due August 6!

August 5th, 2019
Tripmaster Monkey New Record 'My East Is Your West' Due August 6!

Tripmaster Monkey, one of the most commercially and creatively successful bands in Quad-Cities music history, will release its first album in more than two decades, “My East Is Your West,” in record stores and online stores and sites on August 6. The group — guitarist and singer Jamie Toal, singer Chris Bernat, drummer Marty Reyhons, and bassist Wes Haas — is not signed to a label and has released the record independently. The disc is already available for streaming on Spotify. “It’s been great, the album has been a lot of fun to put together, and it’s just been... Read More

The Long Strange Trip Of Tripmaster Monkey

August 5th, 2019
The Long Strange Trip Of Tripmaster Monkey

Tripmaster Monkey released its first album in over 20 years, “My East Is Your West,” this week, and like the veering navigation implied by the title, it’s been a strange trek of various directions for the members over the past few decades back to their current reunion. At their mid-’90s peak, Tripmaster were signed to Sire and Elektra Records, had a video, “Shutters Closed,” on MTV, were part of a soundtrack to a major motion picture, “Naked In New York,” and played everywhere from London clubs to New York and Los Angeles. The band parted amicably... Read More

Daytrotter Officially Closes, Moeller Nights Still Going Strong

April 4th, 2019
Daytrotter Officially Closes, Moeller Nights Still Going Strong

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

Tripmaster Monkey Kickstarting New Record Due In Late September

March 28th, 2019
Tripmaster Monkey Kickstarting New Record Due In Late September

Tripmaster Monkey, one of the most commercially and creatively successful bands in Quad-Cities music history, has reunited to begin recording a new album, and has begun a kickstarter campaign to get fans involved in the process and raise money for the project. The group — guitarist and singer Jamie Toal, singer Chris Bernat, drummer Marty Reyhons, and bassist Wes Haas — is not signed to a label and is recording the disc locally with producer Patrick Stolley, who also co-produced the album “Practice Changes” with the band. The album is tentatively slated for release in the fall,... Read More

The Faint Coming To Codfish Hollow

March 25th, 2019
The Faint Coming To Codfish Hollow

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

Tripmaster Monkey Reunited For New Record

September 20th, 2018
Tripmaster Monkey Reunited For New Record

Tripmaster Monkey, one of the most commercially and creatively successful bands in Quad-Cities music history, has reunited to begin recording a new album. The group — guitarist and singer Jamie Toal, singer Chris Bernat, drummer Marty Reyhons, and bassist Wes Haas — is not signed to a label and plans on releasing the record independently, sources with the band said. There are no release dates or indications of when the band plans on debuting any new material, but producer Patrick Stolley and drummer Marty Reyhons both posted on social media today about the recording sessions. Tripmaster was... Read More

QC Scene Goes Against Me! At Codfish

July 30th, 2018
QC Scene Goes Against Me! At Codfish

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

QC Scene Hits The Raccoon With Erin Rae

July 27th, 2018
QC Scene Hits The Raccoon With Erin Rae

Erin Rae and Black Milk brought an eclectic mix of airy folk and hip-hop to the Raccoon Motel in downtown Davenport last weekend, and we were on the scene to check it out and take some pics…  Read More

La Montagne Coming To Adler Oct. 24

July 19th, 2018
La Montagne Coming To Adler Oct. 24

Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne announces tour dates for his 25-date North American Just Passing Throughacoustic tour. John Stirratt of Wilco will accompany Ray on bass throughout the tour. The tour will kick off on October 7 in Portland, ME before making its way to the Adler Theatre in Davenport on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.  During the tour, LaMontagne will play New York City’s legendary Radio City Music Hall on October 10. The performance marks LaMontagne’s return to the historic venue for the first time in 10 years.   Tickets ($39.50, $49.50, $69.50, $79.50)... Read More

Quad Cities Scene with The Velies at Daytrotter

June 13th, 2018

Local band The Velies recently celebrated the release of their new record with a live show at Davenport’s Daytrotter stage… Daytrotter recently stopped hosting live shows, and this was the area group’s last gig there, but a fun time was had by all the fans, friends and family that packed in to see the band perform! For more information on the group and the new music, see Facebook and Bandcamp.  Read More