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Spend The ‘Last Night’ Of 2022 At Rock Island’s Kavanaugh’s Rockin’ With Lynn Allen!

December 30th, 2022
Spend The 'Last Night' Of 2022 At Rock Island's Kavanaugh's Rockin' With Lynn Allen!

Feel like ringing in the new year with one of the most fun rock bands in Quad-Cities history? Lynn Allen, who are always a good time, are going to be headlining the evening at Kavanaugh’s Hilltop, 1228 30th St., Rock Island. The band hits the stage at 8 p.m. There are drink and food specials and lots of other fun stuff planned. Ring in the new year with Billy Peiffer and the boys!  Read More

Find Fun Holiday Events In Illinois And Iowa In Our FUN10!

December 25th, 2022
Find Fun Holiday Events In Illinois And Iowa In Our FUN10!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays! It’s time to find fun events for the holiday season and more in our FUN10! Fun10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com! Every Sunday, we 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... Read More

Lynn Allen’s Billy Peiffer Talks About His Run-Ins With Prince, Eddie Murphy, And More

September 1st, 2021
Lynn Allen's Billy Peiffer Talks About His Run-Ins With Prince, Eddie Murphy, And More

Charlie Murphy ain’t got nothing on Billy Peiffer. In the second of our two-part podcast with the Lynn Allen founder and front man, he talks about the band’s career going back to the early ’80s and his friendship and collaboration with Jesse Johnson, as well as his various interactions with the one and only PRINCE. It’s a hilarious and fun conversation with a master storyteller, and a podcast you must not miss. Listen to my conversation with Billy in episode 111 of the QCUncut podcast, HERE.  Read More

Lynn Allen’s Billy Peiffer Offers His Own Prince And Eddie Murphy Stories

August 28th, 2021
Lynn Allen's Billy Peiffer Offers His Own Prince And Eddie Murphy Stories

Charlie Murphy ain’t got nothing on Billy Peiffer. In the second of our two-part podcast with the Lynn Allen founder and front man, he talks about the band’s career going back to the early ’80s and his friendship and collaboration with Jesse Johnson, as well as his various interactions with the one and only PRINCE. It’s a hilarious and fun conversation with a master storyteller, getting ready to play a return gig Saturday evening at 5 p.m. at Kavanaugh’s in Rock Island, and a podcast you must not miss. Listen to it HERE.  Read More

A Look Back At A Life In Music With Billy Peiffer Of Lynn Allen

August 28th, 2021
A Look Back At A Life In Music With Billy Peiffer Of Lynn Allen

Lynn Allen will perform a special reunion gig at 5 p.m. Saturday at Kavanaugh’s Hilltop, 1228 30th St., Rock Island. The following article is from an interview I did with the band in 2016 when they were inducted into the Iowa Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. It’s midnight somewhere on a Wednesday night in a near-empty downtown Rock Island bar and Billy Peiffer is celebrating the induction of Lynn Allen into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, having a beer and attempting to talk Spanish to the bartender. “Was that right, was that even close?” he says, as she shrugs and nods. He laughs heartily.... Read More

Rock Island’s Kavanaugh’s Hosting St. Patrick’s Paddy-O Party Saturday Featuring Lynn Allen And More!

August 27th, 2021
Rock Island's Kavanaugh's Hosting St. Patrick's Paddy-O Party Saturday Featuring Lynn Allen And More!

Hey, St. Patrick’s Day in August, why not? Kavanaugh’s, 1228 30th St., Rock Island, is hosting a Special St Pats after parade party Saturday starting at noon!! Bands playing include Phyllis & the Sharks, Lynn Allen, Danger Zone, and Dave & Rich. It’s FREE ADMISSION! More info? See here...        Read More

Meet Me At The ‘Streetlight’ For This LOCAL Video You Deserve

August 16th, 2021
Meet Me At The 'Streetlight' For This LOCAL Video You Deserve

Mondays can be rough. And so, every Monday, we give you a music video. A fun, funny music video. Something that’ll make you smile, make you laugh, make you reminisce, and make you realize that back in the day, music video creators were probably either insane or heavily intoxicated. But were also incredibly entertaining. We call this feature, The Video You Deserve, and you can find it every Monday on your site for fun, free entertainment and features, QuadCities.com. Our latest video is actually a LOCAL video, in tribute to legendary Quad-Cities band Lynn Allen, who are reuniting Aug 28th at The... Read More

Lynn Allen Inducted Into Iowa Rock And Roll Hall This Weekend

September 1st, 2016
Lynn Allen Inducted Into Iowa Rock And Roll Hall This Weekend

It’s midnight somewhere on a Wednesday night in a near-empty downtown Rock Island bar and Billy Peiffer is celebrating the induction of Lynn Allen into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, having a beer and attempting to talk Spanish to the bartender. “Was that right, was that even close?” he says, as she shrugs and nods. He laughs heartily. “Don’t worry, I’ll keep tryin’, I’ll get it right eventually!” That attitude of dogged perseverance and good humor has been the engine that’s driven the Quad-Cities band since its inception in 1982. The group – then consisting of Peiffer... Read More

Summer concerts and more brightening up downtown Moline

May 25th, 2016
Summer concerts and more brightening up downtown Moline

As the weather gets warmer, the sounds of live music begin wafting through the humid air in all the Quad-Cities’ downtowns, and Moline is one of the first to open its stages to tunes. The River House Music Under the Stars series is already under way with Soul Storm hitting the stage on May 27 at 7 p.m. Other upcoming acts include longtime local faves Lynn Allen on July 11. Moline Centre’s Thursday Night Summer Concert Series kicks off their season with The Tailfins, presented by General Pattern Corporation, on June 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. on The Plaza at Bass Street Landing.  Check out the... Read More

Quad Cities’ Lynn Allen honored by Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

January 30th, 2016
Quad Cities' Lynn Allen honored by Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It’s midnight somewhere on a Wednesday night in a near-empty downtown Rock Island bar and Billy Peiffer is celebrating the induction of Lynn Allen into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, having a beer and attempting to talk Spanish to the bartender. “Was that right, was that even close?” he says, as she shrugs and nods. He laughs heartily. “Don’t worry, I’ll keep tryin’, I’ll get it right eventually!” That attitude of dogged perseverance and good humor has been the engine that’s driven the Quad-Cities band since its inception in 1982. The group – then consisting of Peiffer... Read More