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Record Store Day at Ragged Records

August 28th, 2020

Ragged Records (311 ½ 21st Street Rock Island) presents: A Socially Distant Record Store Day in the Courtyard this Saturday Aug 29 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Things will be done a little bit different this year by moving the sale outdoors in an attempt to keep everyone as safe as possible but as always we will be trying to get as many titles and as many copies as we can. For more information go to https://recordstoreday.com/ Starting at 9 a.m., Ragged Records will be serving a line of customers one by one in their record purchasing process to help them try to score their desired Record Store Day titles... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of August 23rd: Comedy, Concerts, Corn Dogs and MORE!

August 23rd, 2020

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. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

Vinyl’s Resurgence No Surprise to Quad-Cities Record Experts

June 20th, 2020

Saturday In The Arts is a weekly look at intriguing personalities and trends on the local arts scene, presented every Saturday morning, on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com.   October 1978 was a heavenly time to be a Billy Joel fan. Just days before I got to see “The Piano Man” live for the first time (in Milwaukee), I bought his new record, “52nd Street” at the mall, and nearly floated all the way my walk home, devouring the lyrics on the back cover. Despite the technological advances of CDs, MP3s, YouTube, and digital streaming services, many... Read More

Davenport Woman’s Passion For Fashion Takes Her To “Hollywood”

May 11th, 2020

They say clothes make the man. They also make Laura Heath very happy, especially when they authentically evoke a specific era. With her husband, Heath owns Trash Can Annie’s 418 E. 2nd St., Davenport, which has been closed to the public since last spring’s historic flooding. But her 40-year passion for fashion and experience working in theater and film nationwide led her to another high-profile project last year – supplying clothes for the hit Netflix mini-series “Hollywood,” which debuted May 1. The Ryan Murphy-led production — lauded for its glamorous, pitch-perfect costuming... Read More

Scott Beck And Bryan Woods’ “Indulgent” Music Video

September 20th, 2019

Many famous directors have gotten their start in music videos or had them on their resume, and Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the local masterminds behind such hits as “A Quiet Place” and “Haunt” are no different. Back in 2012, the duo filmed a video for Vanaprasta’s song “Self Indulgent Feeling,” which features several local landmarks and actors, including Ragged Records and area actors Justin Marxen, Shane Simmons, Travis Shepherd and Scott Morschhauser. Check it out here:  Read More

Here Are The REAL Entrepreneurs You Should Be Keeping Up With

March 6th, 2019

Anyone read that article sweeping the web about Terry Tilka? He’s celebrating his 30th year of busting his ass as the owner of the coolest bar in the Quad-Cities, one that’s outlived almost every other and fought its way through countless trends, several recessions and umpteen financial curves in the Quad-Cities. Terry started off young, when he was in college, owning bars around the area, and busted his ass most frequently as the owner of O’Meara’s (named after his Mom’s maiden name), before putting his money and his life on the table to buy a little spot called RIBCO when there was... Read More

Help Local Shelters, People In Need And Others This Holiday Season!

December 12th, 2018

We’re always looking for great, positive news in the Quad-Cities, and every month, I present some of the awesome things here in What’s The Good News? This regular column, in conjunction with my appearances with Paula Sands on “Paula Sands Live” (3 p.m. weekdays on KWQC-TV6), put the spotlight on some of the upbeat and positive news here in the Q-C! So what’s the good news for this month? Glad you asked! Let’s take a look …   Warm Up With Coffee And Coats Caffee 392, which is currently at 216 S. 2nd St. in Clinton, but is opening a store at 502 W. 3rd St., Davenport, early next... Read More

Umbra & The Volcan Siege Rocking Ragged For Record Store Day

April 20th, 2018

Chicago psychedelic rock group Umbra & the Volcan Siege will be playing a set at Ragged Records at noon on Saturday, April 21, in celebration of Record Store Day as noted at http://www.raggedrecords.org/blog/2018/3/26/event-record-store-day-2018. Umbra and the Volcan Siege was founded in 2006 by JIm Licka embracing his “super hero ultra-identity” as UMBRA. Umbra is surrounded by his siege of musicians which help create a sound-scape of genre bending music. Umbra and the Volcan Siege has released three albums and is releasing their 4th “Someone Will Love You But It’s... Read More

Behind-The-Scenes With The Daytrotter Downs Crew

March 2nd, 2017

It takes a ton of work to put together any creative event, and certainly it’s a herculean achievement to present as massive a presentation as the second annual Daytrotter Downs, which takes place Friday and Saturday. Over the two days, almost 50 bands will perform at two primary venues – the Daytrotter spot on Brady and River Music Experience’s Redstone Room – as well as four free pre-show performances beginning Saturday at 10 am at Ragged Records/Trashcan Annies, 11am at Abernathy’s, 12pm at The Full Kit, and 1pm at Analog Arcade Bar (21+), all located in Downtown Davenport leading up... Read More

Daytrotter Downs Returns With Tons of Awesome Tunes

March 2nd, 2017

The second annual Daytrotter Downs music festival featuring the next batch of pedigree performers will take place March 3-4. During Daytrotter Downs 2017, you’ll hear: dance party beats, thoughtful Americana, gritty folk tunes, psychedelic guitar solos, soulful slow jams, punk, shoe-gaze and much more. Come discover some of your new favorite bands while catching some artists that you already know and love. During our two-day festival, 47 bands will perform between two venues in Downtown Davenport. We’re teaming up with the River Music Experience’s Redstone Room as our second venue, giving... Read More

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