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Covid Dominoes Continue to Fall in Summer Music Series

May 19th, 2020

The coronavirus crisis continues to play havoc with outdoor music events in the Quad-Cities, as more summer series are being canceled, while others optimistically remain on the 2020 calendar. Given the ongoing uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic surrounding when exactly public gatherings will once again be permitted, and out of concern for the health, safety and well-being of the Quad-Cities community, Moline Centre has made the difficult decision to suspend the 2020 Bass Street Landing Thursday Night Summer Concert Series until further notice. “This decision did not come easily, as it... Read More

Miss The Dance Clubs Tonight? Listen To DJ Shane Brown’s Special Coronavirus Mix!

March 21st, 2020

Yeah, yeah, we know, it’s Saturday night and, well, this sucks. You want to be out having a great time, listening to loud music, enjoying your friends and some cold beverages, and instead you’re boarded up in your house like it’s the zombie apocalypse. Well, consider DJ Shane Brown your sonic Negan, slaying the beats like they’re the undead with his mixing board Lucille. Yes, I really did write that. You’re damn right I did. Hey, I’ve been stuck inside the last three days just like you. I’m just trying to get through it without envying the squirrels too... Read More

Truckfighters, Valley of the Sun, Daykeeper Rev Into RIBCO

February 20th, 2020

Truckfighters, Valley of the Sun, Daykeeper Rock Island Brewing Co. 1815 2nd Ave, Rock Island Saturday, February 22 Doors 7/Show 8 $18/18+ Heavy music devotees in the QCA are used to high-quality touring bands stopping at the Rock Island Brewing Company with clockwork regularity. This Saturday’s bill, however, will cause even the most complacent headbanger to take note. Swedish desert rockers Truckfighters are back from a short breakup, and, with Ohio’s Valley of the Sun in tow, are visiting Rock Island for the first time in years. Wake Brewing, the heaviest brewery in the Midwest,... Read More

The Brat Pack Makes Tour Stop at RIBCO

January 8th, 2020

“The 80s aren’t over till we say they are.” The Brat Pack brings all the best of the 80s to RIBCO (1815 2nd Ave Rock Island) this Friday Jan 10 from 8 – 11 p.m. And you won’t want to miss it! The Brat Pack has delivered happy 80s and beyond party goodness throughout this great land for eighteen sweet years – that’s 150% the size of the Me Decade itself. The Brat Pack plays those never-ending hits so true to the originals that every once in a while, a listener suspects lip-synching, so the band might have to treat them to a teensy little mistake just to set them... Read More

2019 Recap: A Year of Change and Hope in the Quad Cities

December 30th, 2019

When celebrating the end of a year, we seem to find ourselves reflecting on the past twelve months in reverence. Whether the events that transpired were something we experienced for the first time or were simply an annual routine in our lives, they still contributed to the people we are in these last days of 2019. The Quad Cities community transforms and grows each and every passing year, and 2019 was no exception. We here at QuadCities.com work our best at trying to bring our readers the most interesting, (whether new or old) events and activities happening around the area, on a daily basis. In... Read More

QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#30 – #21)

December 29th, 2019

It’s almost the end of the year, and it’s time for everyone to flashback on the past 300-plus days, and we at QuadCities.com are right there with you. We’re taking a glance in the rearview at the past 365 to run down the top 30 stories of the year for our site! Of course, since we cover entertainment, sports, and features, that’s all we’ve got going on here. For stories on the flood, politics, crime and such, please feel free to check out our news media partners at KWQC-TV6. For the criteria on how we picked the stories, check out my column on the countdown. As always, it’s interesting... Read More

Three Shades Of Heavy Rocking RIBCO Sunday Night

November 1st, 2019

If you have any energy left after the Halloween weekend, head over to the Rock Island Brewing Company for an early show on Sunday night. Wake Brewing and LoPiez Pizza are sponsoring the show, which will paint the brick walls of RIBCO with three distinct shades of heavy. Ripple Music’s Horseburner is swinging thru RIBCO on a monthlong American tour. Their Appalachian-rockslide rumble is less groove-based than fellow West-by-god natives Karma to Burn. It’s more like a mineshaft collapsing in slow motion while the miners sing hymns in the dark. Their new record finds the band embracing... Read More

Indie Legends Shonen Knife Coming To RIBCO

September 1st, 2019

Legendary indie band Shonen Knife will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at RIBCO, Rock Island. The Japanese band has long been a cult favorite in the States, perhaps best known here for the song “Know Your Chicken,” which was a hit on indie stations in the ’90s. Tickets are available now at RIBCO and Home – MIDWESTIX  Read More

Tripmaster Monkey Live At RIBCO For Rob’s Benefit

August 12th, 2019

In January 2013, Tripmaster Monkey — drummer Marty Reyhons, bassist Wes Haas, guitarist Jamie Toal and singer Chris Bernat — performed at the Rock Island Brewing Company as part of the Bertual Reality Benefit, a gig to raise funds for local producer Rob Cimmarusti, who was battling pancreatic cancer and whose production and performance expertise were crucial to the creative evolution of a plethora of area acts, including the eclectic Tripmaster foursome. Cimmarusti passed away the following year, but still lives on in the memories of local musicians and people who were touched by his... Read More

Hairbangers Ball and Corporate Rock Coming to The District!

July 17th, 2019

Grab your spandex and start teasing your hair now! Hairbangers Ball is heading to the Quad Cities! Hairbangers Ball will be rocking the District of Rock Island, along with special guest Corporate Rock, for Daiquiri Factory’s 15th Anniversary and RIBCO’s 40th Anniversary Party! The fun will happen on the stage outside of Daiquiri Factory (1809 2nd Ave Rock Island) on Saturday Jul 20. Gates open at 7 p.m. Admission for this all ages show is just $10. Hairbanger’s Ball was established out of Chicago in 2001. What started off as a “What If” idea quickly turned this band into one of the most... Read More

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