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GARP Bringing Guided By Voices, Rentals, More To Codfish Hollow

September 8th, 2016
GARP Bringing Guided By Voices, Rentals, More To Codfish Hollow

The Codfish Hollow world according to GARP is one populated by an incredibly diverse and cool array of bands, and you’ll get to explore this brave new sonic location this weekend for the first GARP festival. The debut GARP gig takes place beginning at 4 p.m. Sept. 9 and noon Sept. 10 at Codfish Hollow, 5013 288th Ave., Codfish Hollow, Maquoketa, Iowa. It features five food vendors, two stages, 30 bands, free camping, free parking, hay rack rides, bonfires, art gallery, artists and art vendors, booze and more.

Two-day barn passes are $90, single-day barn passes are $50 and a grounds pass... Read More

Rock Island Should Have Shopped Local With $15M Walmart Cash

September 7th, 2016
Sean Leary

To say Rock Island made a colossal error in wasting $15 million to woo Walmart to 11th Street is a stunning understatement. But what’s perhaps saddest and most pathetic about it is its irony. Rock Island, like thousands of other cities across the country, will, at least once a year, pay lip service and throw promotional money at “small business weeks” and hollow pitches to “shop local.” City officials should’ve heeded their own advice in this matter. Aside from the property owners who were able to hit a stunning jackpot on selling their failed and crumbling 11th Street businesses at... Read More

Raggedtrotter Keeps The River Roots Beat Going Saturday

August 26th, 2016
Raggedtrotter Keeps The River Roots Beat Going Saturday

Think you won’t get enough cool music and vibes from River Roots Live? Going to be looking for an after-party venue after the LeClaire Park festival shuts down its lights Saturday night? Well, check out RaggedTrotter, because it’s the spot for you. This year the official after-party for River Roots has moved to the downtown Davenport’s Daytrotter building, just blocks from the River Roots festival at 324 Brady St.  As the music is winding down on the riverfront, things will be taking off at RaggedTrotter. “This years event is a bit smaller, but it’s the first time we’re doing... Read More

Hemmingbirds Flutter Into Rozz Tox and Daytrotter

August 17th, 2016
Hemmingbirds Flutter Into Rozz Tox and Daytrotter

Chicago’s Hemmingbirds are hovering into town for two gigs this weekend. They’ll be at Rozz-Tox on Thursday (http://www.rozztox.com/) and on Friday they’ll be recording their second Daytrotter session. (Their first, from 2013, is at http://www.daytrotter.com/hemmingbirds/futureappletree-august-16-2013.html.)

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

Raggedtrotter Offering The Perfect After-Party To River Roots Live

August 15th, 2016
Raggedtrotter Offering The Perfect After-Party To River Roots Live

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

Baseball Project Slides Into Codfish Hollow On Friday

July 28th, 2016
Baseball Project Slides Into Codfish Hollow On Friday

A notable indie band featuring members of two of the greatest alternative groups of all time is doing a home run trot into the Quad-Cities this weekend. The Baseball Project, featuring members of R.E.M., and the Wooldridge Brothers will perform from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers, 5013 288th Ave Codfish Hollow, Maquoketa, Iowa. Tickets ($20-25) are available here. Featuring Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon and Peter Buck, the group takes its distinct name from their love of the signature sport and intertwines its love of music and baseball throughout... Read More

Q-Cs’ Cartouche Records Celebrating Release Of Two New Albums This Weekend

July 15th, 2016
Q-Cs’ Cartouche Records Celebrating Release Of Two New Albums This Weekend

Local label Cartouche Records will deliver a cool sonic one-two punch this weekend with a pair of new albums, Devin Frank, “The Vanishing Blues” and Chrash, “Things My Friends Say,” which will hit stores and online music spots on July 15. Both acts were featured in last weekend’s live showcase at Daytrotter and played to appreciative crowds. Frank is a former member of Iowa indie rock band Poison Control Center.  “The Vanishing Blues” is his first solo album.  Chrash is a Quad-Cities mainstay featuring Chris Bernat of the hugely successful ‘90s indie rock band Tripmaster Monkey. ... Read More

Kalispell Ready To Cast Spell On Q-C Music Fans

June 24th, 2016
Kalispell Ready To Cast Spell On Q-C Music Fans

Kalispell is ready to cast his spell on local music fans. The Davenport-based Cartouche Records artist will be performing at 7 p.m. Monday, June 27 at Daytrotter, 324 Brady St., Davenport, along with Dan Blakeslee. Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 at the door. Kalispell’s new record, “Printer’s Son”, was released on Davenport’s Cartouche Records on June 3. Connecting an improvisational heart with meticulously constructed arteries of melody, it eschews the stomp-clap boom-chuck trends of indie-folk, instead giving nods to the entranced sonic tapestries of Phillip Glass and lyrical... Read More

Free Daytrotter Bridgers Show This Weekend, Other Shows Flying In Fast And Furious

April 15th, 2016
Free Daytrotter Bridgers Show This Weekend, Other Shows Flying In Fast And Furious

Daytrotter kicks off another interesting jaunt in its evolution this weekend as it brings in  PHOEBE BRIDGERS w/LIV CARROW for a free show Sunday at its new digs at 324 Brady Street. Doors are 6, music is 7 for the 19-plus show and while it’s free, you’ve got to RSVP, so click that link to go. The Moeller Mondays move from Rock Island’s Rozz Tox to the new personalized venue is going well, as shows have been well-received since their debut in the customized Davenport space April 4. As you could probably tell by the name, the shows are every Monday, with a door of 6 and a prompt start time... Read More