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Kamasi Washington Bringing Innovative Jazz To Rust Belt

December 2nd, 2019

Jazz innovator Kamasi Washington will be performing March 3 at the Rust Belt in East Moline. The frequent Kendrick Lamar collaborator will be coming to the Quad Cities for the first time. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Dec. 6th at 10 a.m. at the Rust Belt and Eventbrite To listen to Washington, check out his Spotify here: Kamasi Washington  Read More

Juno-Award Winning Jazz Group Allison Au Quartet Visiting Quad-Cities

October 28th, 2019

Born to a Chinese father and Jewish mother, and raised in the multicultural metropolis of Toronto, saxophonist Allison Au found music as a young child. Her work is a concoction steeped in the tradition of jazz but skillfully laced with elements of classical, pop, R&B/hip hop, Latin, and world music. From Oct. 28 through Nov. 2, Au will bring her quartet into schools and community sites to provide musical outreach through a residency with Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Series. The Allison Au Quartet won a JUNO Award (a Canadian GRAMMY) in 2016 for “Best Jazz Album of The Year: Group”... Read More

Harlem Quartet In Town Performing With Quad City Arts

October 24th, 2019

Harlem Quartet, the fourth visiting artist in the 2019-2020 season, will bring their musical talents and educational outreach to the Quad Cities Oct. 21-25. The New York-based quartet, currently serving a three-year residency at London’s Royal College of Music, will visit 11 schools and community sites during their week of outreach work. The quartet has been praised for its “panache” by The New York Times and hailed in the Cincinnati Enquirer for “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent.” The ensemble has also won plaudits from such veteran... Read More

Murnau, Giallows Return To The Stage At Rozz Tox

October 9th, 2019

On Saturday, October 11, Rozz-Tox will be the site of one band’s re-emergence and another’s reinvention, as Giallows and Murnau share the bill. Returning to the stage after a long, multi-year sleep are the guitar-and-drums two-piece Murnau. Their resurrection began in earnest in mid-August with a show at a tiny pizza joint in their equally tiny hometown of Morrison, IL, about an hour’s drive up I-88 from the Quad Cities; now they are kicking off string of local dates in Rock Island as they prepare to record a new release. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9, cover is $5-10. They... Read More

Tripmaster Monkey Say Thanks To Fans And Friends

October 7th, 2019

After a triumphant return with a brilliant album, “My East Is Your West,” and a handful of packed shows at area venues like Gabe’s and Redstone Room, the Quad-Cities most popular band of the ’90s, Tripmaster Monkey, have gone back into temporary hibernation. However, band members hinted at potential new shows sometime in the future and that the door is open to future recording as well. Guitarist, vocalist and founding member Jamie Toal posted the following thanks to fans and friends on facebook this week: “And Yet Maybe… I apologize for my tardiness in getting... Read More

Celebrate Prince’s Music At The Speakeasy

September 22nd, 2019

Prince lives! Or, at least a really good impersonator of him does. And of course, the Purple One’s music always lives on, and you can celebrate it at the Speakeasy in Rock Island! The hit music of PRINCE will fill The Speakeasy on Saturday, Oct. 5 as lip sync sensation Gemini takes the stage for an unforgettable evening with “Under The Purple Rain.”  Gemini will be lip syncing and dancing to all your favorite Prince songs. His costumes and dance moves are sure to remind you of the man himself!  Gemini has been portraying Prince for many years and is excited to be bringing... Read More

What’s The Good News For September?

September 4th, 2019

We’re falling into fall, but we’re also falling into a lot of great things that are going to make it an awesome autumn in the Quad-Cities! Here’s some of the good news going on around the community! Haunt Opening Friday The 13th! “Haunt,” the directorial debut of Scott Beck and Brian Woods, the former Quad-Citians who go by the name Bluebox Films, will debut in theaters worldwide Friday, Sept. 13. Beck and Woods, who wrote the Oscar-nominated “A Quiet Place,” also wrote “Haunt,” which was produced by Eli Roth, popular for the “Hostel” films and his work with Quentin Tarantino. While... Read More

Marv On The Recovery Trail, GoFundMe Still Open For Help

September 3rd, 2019

Marvin Franzen, the amicable denim-clad driver of the tractor that shuttles folks to shows at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers, is out of surgery and on the healing path after a horrible accident August 10 when his tractor flipped, breaking two arms and his pelvis. However, medical costs are skyrocketing, and there’s been a GoFundMe set up to help with expenses. Codfish Hollow updated his condition with a post today: Marvin needs all the support he can get. They have currently moved him out of Iowa City Hospitals and clinics and into the ICU at Select Hospitals in Davenport. He has a lot of recovery... Read More

Deadbeat Beat Beating A Path To Rozz Tox

August 22nd, 2019

They’ve got the beat, and so will you if you check out Deadbeat Beat, beating a path to the door of Rock Island’s Rozz Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Sunday. The Detroit band is hitting the stage with a show starting at 7 p.m., with Dark Family and ID Noir, in support of the 8/2 release of their sophomore album How Far on Arrowhawk Records and Crystal Palace.   Deadbeat Beat took shape as the natural extension of a friendship begun in high school by drummer/vocalist Maria Nuccilli (Outrageous Cherry) and guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Alex Glendening (Tyvek, Stef Chura, The Moles) with... Read More

Marv Out Of Surgery, GoFundMe Still Open For Help

August 20th, 2019

Marvin Franzen, the amicable denim-clad driver of the tractor that shuttles folks to shows at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers, is out of surgery and on the healing path after a horrible accident August 10 when his tractor flipped, breaking two arms and his pelvis. However, medical costs are skyrocketing, and there’s been a GoFundMe set up to help with expenses. Codfish Hollow updated his condition with a post today: “Marvin is out of recovery and in his room. This was a very big surgery and the next 24-48 hours are critical due to a large skin graft which his body needs to accept. Please keep the... Read More

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