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Mannheim Steamroller Steaming Into Adler Theater

May 10th, 2019

The Adler Theater is getting Steamrolled. Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller, will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of his annual Christmas concert tour, making it the longest running consecutive concert tour in the entertainment industry. Davis said the hallmark tour will begin on November 11, 2019 and run through December 29, 2019. Two traveling ensembles will hold performances in cities across the country. The Mannheim Steamroller 2019 Christmas Tour is coming to the Adler Theatre in Davenport on Thursday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($65, $75, $88) will go on sale... Read More

Preview The New Tripmaster Monkey Album!

April 16th, 2019

Tripmaster Monkey has dropped a number of previews and snippets from the group’s upcoming new album, its first disc of new material in over 20 years. The group — Jamie Toal, Wes Haas, Chris Bernat and Marty Reyhons — was signed to Sire and Elektra Records in the ’90s, releasing three discs, “Faster Than Dwight,” “Goodbye Race” and “Practice Changes.” The latest album, which is set for release in September, in conjunction with a live gig Sept. 27 at Davenport’s Redstone Room, is as yet untitled. Guitarist, singer and songwriter Jamie... Read More

CoOp And Rozz-Tox Are Excellent Examples Of Local Business Done Right

April 1st, 2019

Two icons of the Quad-Cities indie scene celebrate birthdays today, on April Fools Day. Moline’s CoOp Records and Rock Island’s Rozz Tox are both blowing out the candles (Rozz Tox’ are probably on cupcakes), and although they’re both suffused with a spirit of fun, their success is serious testament to hard work and an example of how to do local business right. It was 24 years ago that music scene fixture and die-hard Replacements fan Reid Robinson decided to take the leap and open up CoOp at 3727 Avenue of the Cities, Moline. Little did he know he was getting in when the getting was about... Read More

Tripmaster Monkey Kickstarting New Record Due In Late September

March 28th, 2019

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

Dawn and On Music Festival Announces Lineup, Move to Schwiebert Park

March 20th, 2019

The Quad Cities’ grassroots music festival “Dawn and On” revealed their talent lineup, at the same time confirming a venue change to Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park for the July 6 event. The day-long festival, now heading into its fifth year, had previously been held at Moline’s North Shore Inn in each of its first 4 years. Dawn and On has grown in attendance each year, exceeding 1500 attendees in 2018. In light of the move to Schwiebert Park, the event format will stay the same, with live music running from noon-midnight, along with a full slate of local craft vendors, food vendors, full... Read More

Rhythm City Heating Up With 98 Degrees

January 15th, 2019

Rhythm City Casino is heating up with 98° on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8 PM! Tickets for this show go on sale Monday, January 21 at 10 AM CST. Tickets range from $65 to $30 plus applicable taxes and fees. Tickets may be purchased by visiting rhythmcitycasino.com, by calling 844-852-4FUN or in person at The Market inside Rhythm City Casino.   In five short years — from 1997 to 2002 — they‘d sold a staggering 10 million records, scored a chart–topping single,“Thank God I Found You,” with Mariah Carey and Joe, and collaborated with their collective idol, Stevie Wonder, on“True to Your Heart,” for the 1998 animated Disney film, Mulan. Their four–million–selling album, 98° and Rising (1998, Motown), spawned the top-5 favorites “Because of You,” “I Do,” and “The Hardest Thing,” while 2000’s Revelation(Universal Records), which sold two... Read More

Abby Jeanne, Along with Soultru & Progeny Head to Raccoon Motel!

January 11th, 2019

Get out this Saturday night and enjoy some amazing live music in the Quad Cities! Abby Jeanne, with Soultru & Progeny, take the stage at Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel (304 E 3rd St. Davenport) this Saturday Jan 12. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music begins at 7 p.m. Abby Jeanne is a songwriter, singer, and producer originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2010 she hit the road in her mini-van to begin her musical journey with her first demo and Band Eden-Abby. she would spend the next 4 years traveling around America and Europe as a solo artist exploring her creativity and finding... Read More

The Manny Lopez Band Returns to Downtown Rock Island

January 10th, 2019

Looking for something to do this Friday night, in the Quad Cities? Then head on down to The Speakasy! The Manny Lopez Big Band returns to The Circa ’21 Speakeasy (1818 3rd Ave Rock Island) this Friday Jan 11. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 6 p.m. Manny Lopez and his 13-piece big band will be performing all your favorites from such legendary artists as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Henry Mancini, and Stan Kenton, just to name a few! Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show. You can purchase tickets online at https://www.thecirca21speakeasy.com or by calling... Read More

Help Out A Girl Who Makes The Quad Cities More Magical

December 7th, 2018

Nikki Gillette has always struck me as someone puzzlingly uncertain as to just how amazing she is. Gillette has been a regular on the performing arts scene in the Quad Cities for a while, as a standup comedian, musician, burlesque performer and actress. She teaches art to kids at Blue Grass Elementary, manages the traveling comedy troupe Show Us Your Pokeballs, models, haunts and does makeup at Terror at Skellington Manor, and is involved with other local groups such as Moonshine Misfits Burlesque and Open Source Improv. She’s also a columnist for this website. She’s smart, funny, beautiful... Read More

Grammy Award-winning Classical Guitarist Vieaux Visiting Local Schools

November 23rd, 2018

Jason Vieaux, a highly praised classical guitarist with accomplishments ranging from symphony soloist to a Grammy Award winner, will provide outreach engagements in Quad City schools and community sites from Nov. 26 through Dec. 7, with a solo recital in Davenport on Dec. 8.  Vieaux is the guitarist that goes beyond the classical and is “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists,” according to Gramophone Magazine. Vieaux’s most recent solo album, “Play,” won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. In 2012, the Jason Vieaux School of Classical Guitar... Read More

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