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Lissie, Chris Porterfield (Of Field Report) Coming To Davenport’s Raccoon Motel TOMORROW

August 8th, 2021
Lissie, Chris Porterfield (Of Field Report) Coming To Davenport's Raccoon Motel TOMORROW

LISSIE w/CHRIS PORTERFIELD (of FIELD REPORT) are coming to Davenport’s Raccoon Motel, 315 E. 2nd St. TOMORROW at 7 p.m.! TICKETS to all Raccoon Motel shows can be purchased HERE!! For more info, see www.theraccoonmotel.com  Read More

New Raccoon Motel in Downtown Davenport Succeeding, Looking Forward to Lissie

August 5th, 2021
New Raccoon Motel in Downtown Davenport Succeeding, Looking Forward to Lissie

The new Raccoon Motel live-music venue is back in business, at 315 E. 2nd St., Davenport, had a very busy first week and is looking forward to hometown favorite Lissie to return in a show Monday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. “We’re thrilled to have her,” Raccoon Motel co-owner John McDermott said Thursday of Lissie Maurus, a popular Rock Island native, who lives in rural northeast Iowa. “She’s a fan favorite, a personal favorite of mine. She’s fantastic.” On Aug. 3, Lissie posted on Facebook: “VERY excited to be playing at the new Raccoon Motel in my nearly hometown next Monday!” Over the... Read More

QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: The Final Chapter, November And December

December 31st, 2020
QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: The Final Chapter, November And December

And now… the time is here… and so we face… the last story of this series… Since Sunday, we’ve been running massive, gigantic, action-packed features for you running down the top stories of 2020! We hope you’ve enjoyed the ride! On Sunday we gave you a look at January and February; on Monday we hit March; Tuesday rolled out April; Wednesday morning we showed you May and June; and Wednesday night it was July and August’s turn. This morning we unveiled September and October. And now, here we are with the last story of the series, giving you the biggest stories... Read More

QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Five. July And August

December 30th, 2020
QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Five. July And August

And on into the summer… We’re looking back at the year that was in arts and entertainment, 2020. Every day between now and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, we’ll be posting a story painting the big picture on the year, a couple months each day. We hope you enjoy the look back, and let’s all hope for a happy new year and a much, much, much, much better 2021! Here’s the latest installment, part five, months July and August. Iowa and Illinois were both opened up to the public in a limited capacity, and many venues opened to the public — some with social distancing restrictions,... Read More

Quad-Cities Year In Arts: Reflecting On A Year Like No Other, Personally and in the Arts

December 26th, 2020
Quad-Cities Year In Arts: Reflecting On A Year Like No Other, Personally and in the Arts

Saturday In The Arts is a comprehensive weekly feature looking at a trend, personality, or major subject involving the Quad-Cities arts and entertainment scene. Making it through nearly five months of a paralyzing pandemic was bad enough, but for those of us in Iowa and the Quad-Cities, Aug. 10, 2020 and the days that followed seemed especially cruel. I’ll never forget that Monday afternoon, working on my laptop in the basement, a prisoner in my home trying not to go insane during a crazy year. The power suddenly went out, as a freak inland hurricane (or “derecho” – duh-RAY-cho – as everyone... Read More

Rock Island Native Lissie Releases New EP, Has Dec. 19 Livestream Show

December 11th, 2020
Rock Island Native Lissie Releases New EP, Has Dec. 19 Livestream Show

To help her cope with a traumatic, unprecedented year, Rock Island native Lissie Maurus turned to some of her favorite songs by female artists. The 38-year-old, internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter recorded five of them for a new EP of covers, “Thank You To The Flowers,” out now via Cooking Vinyl. Listen to or purchase the EP here. It features the new single, “Wrecking Ball” – a stunning take on the Miley Cyrus mega-hit – with a video produced by fellow Rock Island High School alum Ben Chappell. “Thank you to Miley Cyrus and the brilliant writers who created this unbelievable... Read More

Quad-Cities Native Lissie Promotes Peace and Unity With Latest Music Video

August 19th, 2020
Quad-Cities Native Lissie Promotes Peace and Unity With Latest Music Video

Music certainly has the power to comfort and unify people, as exemplified in a new video by Rock Island native Lissie Maurus, who encouraged her fans to submit short videos from their recent life in quarantine. The five-minute compilation – set to her soulful 2018 song “Peace” – was released Aug. 11, and Lissie did a CNN International interview on the project from her family’s Rock Island home on Aug. 15. “Needless to say, these have been very disorienting, painful, reflective times,” the 37-year-old singer/songwriter posted on Facebook on Aug. 12. “I tear up with every view! And... Read More

Lissie Solo Acoustic Livestream Concert

April 18th, 2020
Lissie Solo Acoustic Livestream Concert

Quad Cities native, Lissie, brings her talent and live presence to the safety of our own homes! Check out Lissie’s Solo Acoustic Livestream on Sunday Apr 19 at 2 p.m. at https://lissie.veeps.com/stream/events/cd33094d8fbd. Message from Lissie: “Hi Friends! I’m playing another online concert on Sun. April 19th at 3PM ET! 20% of the proceeds are going to the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, Meals on Wheels and the Secoya Coronavirus Isolation Fund (a friend is organizing to directly help Tribal elders quarantine in Amazonian Ecuador & Peru). So please... Read More

10 Fun Quad-Cities Things To Do Week of April 12th: Painting, Trivia, Music and MORE!

April 12th, 2020
10 Fun Quad-Cities Things To Do Week of April 12th: Painting, Trivia, Music and MORE!

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. Due to the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities – with more coming in every hour – we’re focusing this week’s edition... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Lissie Joins Beck And Woods For “Haunt” Soundtrack

September 16th, 2019
Quad-Cities' Lissie Joins Beck And Woods For "Haunt" Soundtrack

Former Bettendorf residents Scott Beck and Bryan Woods haven’t forgotten their creative collaborators from the Quad-Cities. The duo, who make their directorial and writing major studio debut on the big screens worldwide with “Haunt” this Friday have brought in former Rock Islander Lissie to help with the soundtrack to the movie. Lissie recorded a cover of Rob Zombie’s “Dragula” for the film. Scott and Bryan said the following about the collaboration on their facebook: “We’ve wanted to work with Lissie for years and are grateful to finally have... Read More