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Need Some POSITIVE news? What’s The Good News For January, Quad-Cities?

January 13th, 2021

It feels like a broken record, but it’s a broken record that keeps playing on the jukebox of 2020 and into 2021 – we NEED some good news! With everything negative happening in the world right now, we need positive news more than ever! That’s why, every month, we give you What’s The Good News? a look around the Quad-Cities at the positive things happening in our community. We run the column here on QuadCities.com, and in conjunction with our media partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” I go on PSL to chat about some of the awesome things we list here. So, need some good news? We’ve... Read More

New Raccoon Motel Aims to Open In Downtown Davenport On St. Patrick’s Day 2021

December 23rd, 2020

The new Raccoon Motel bar and live-music venue plans to open St. Patrick’s Day 2021 at the old Abernathy’s in downtown Davenport, with live music starting in early summer, one of its partners said Wednesday. John McDermott, a Quad-Cities commercial lender who’s friends with original Raccoon Motel music booker Sean Moeller, is partnering with Moeller and Eric Swanson to resurrect the Raccoon – which operated from March 2017-August 2019 at 304 E. 3rd St. (now Devon’s Complaint Dept.), averaging about 150 live shows a year. The new Raccoon already has been selling some new hoodies, stocking... Read More

Raccoon Motel Returning To Davenport

December 23rd, 2020

The Raccoon Motel, a haven for intriguing live music and performance in the Quad-Cities up through its closing in 2019, is re-opening in a new spot in downtown Davenport. The Motel’s founder and event promoter, Sean Moeller, released the following message today regarding the venue: Santa Claus has a ringed tail this year! He’s swooped into the Quad Cities to announce a new Raccoon Motel coming to Davenport sometime in the spring of 2021 and to drop some fresh new Motel merch just in time for the holidays! These hoodies, stocking hats and tees can serve as a cozy hand to hold until the music... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Raccoon Motel Presenting Robin Pecknold Of Fleet Foxes Livestream TONIGHT

December 10th, 2020

Since touring in person remains a far distant star, Raccoon Motel and Moeller Nights would love to have you join them on the Winter Solstice (Dec 21 2020) for a ‘A Very Lonely Solstice Livestream’ with Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes performing solo acoustic from St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn, NY. The performance will also feature a guest appearance by the amazing Resistance Revival Chorus for one song. 8PM central. Tickets are on sale now. Get them early! $20 advanced/$25 day of show. Brooklyn’s Parquet Courts is performing a live stream TONIGHT, Dec. 10, from Pioneer... Read More

Raccoon Motel Presenting Dawes Concert Live Stream

December 4th, 2020

Dawes will be performing its exceptional debut album North Hills from front to back as a live stream THIS FRIDAY, Dec. 4th and Raccoon Motel will be co-promoting this show exclusively with the band. Grab your tickets below. The show begins at 8 pm central and there is a 48-hour rebroadcast so if you are tied up at that time, you can use your access code to view anytime over the weekend. As we all continue to navigate this bummer of a live music year, we here at Codfish Hollow and the Raccoon Motel want to keep providing the best opportunities to experience some form of live concert performance... Read More

M. Ward, Andrew Bird, Shakey Graves, And More Live Streams Benefit Local Venues

November 28th, 2020

As we all continue to navigate this bummer of a live music year, we here at Codfish Hollow and the Raccoon Motel want to keep providing the best opportunities to experience some form of live concert performance until we can all get back to being in the same rooms together. All of the following Motel and Codfish alums have ticketed live streams available in the coming weeks. Please give the listings a look. For every ticket purchased to any of these streams, a portion of the ticket price comes back to our venues and will help us get through this quagmire and back to doing what we all want to be... Read More

QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#20 – #11)

December 30th, 2019

Yesterday, we counted down the top stories of the year from 30-21, today we get into the next ten, 20-11, and it’s, for the most part, a pretty upbeat mix of stories of local successes, on the individual and group level. For the criteria on how we picked the stories, check out my column on the countdown. And, without any further ado, here’s today’s part of the top 30 of 2019 . . .   20.) Raccoon Motel Switches To Devon’s Complaint Department, Ending The Moeller Reign Of Downtown Davenport: Over the past few years, Sean Moeller was the ubiquitous king of downtown Davenport, and beyond... Read More

Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel Closing Their Doors!

August 6th, 2019

It looks like the always-impressive list of unique voices, comedians, writers and players will take their final bow at one of the Quad Cities’ hottest nighttime spot for live entertainment. Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel have announced they will be shutting their doors on Saturday Aug 24. The masterminds behind the successful venue aren’t done with Quad Cities, however! Here is the statement from Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel’s Facebook page: “Over the past two and a half years you have welcomed us into your nights by being part of some of the most amazing concerts... Read More

Get Your Music On with Moeller Nights

August 6th, 2019

There’s no question that Moeller Nights provides one of the most impressive collections of live entertainment acts in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas, each and every week. Moeller Nights are filled with unique voices, writers and players. Every artist, comedian or author who takes the stage at a Moeller Nights function will guarantee you an evening like no other that’s happening anywhere else in the world.   Check out some of the amazing Moeller Nights performances coming up this week: Wednesday Aug 7 Oliver Hazard takes the stage at Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel... Read More

Summer Fun with Moeller Nights

July 16th, 2019

There’s no question that Moeller Nights provides one of the most impressive collections of live entertainment acts in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas, each and every week. Moeller Nights are filled with unique voices, writers and players. Every artist, comedian or author who takes the stage at a Moeller Nights function will guarantee you an evening like no other that’s happening anywhere else in the world. Check out some of the amazing Moeller Nights performances coming up this week: Wednesday Jul 17 Graveyard Club, with The Textures, takes the stage at Triple Crown Whiskey Bar &... Read More