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NEW CONCERT ALERT! Wild Pink Coming To Raccoon Motel In October

July 23rd, 2021
NEW CONCERT ALERT! Wild Pink Coming To Raccoon Motel In October

Moody New York psych rockers Wild Pink will be performing at The Raccoon Motel Oct. 8 It’s going to be a full house so get on those tickets. Tickets are now on sale. TICKETS to all Raccoon Motel shows can be purchased HERE!! TICKETS to all Codfish Hollow shows can be purchased HERE!! www.theraccoonmotel.com  Read More

Davenport’s Raccoon Motel Announces First Show: Orville Peck

May 26th, 2021
Davenport's Raccoon Motel Announces First Show: Orville Peck

Davenport’s soon-to-be-reopened venue Raccoon Motel has announced its first show! The new legend Orville Peck will be playing July 31st and August 1st as part of the opening weekend festivities!! More announcements coming soon!!! Tickets for general admission go live at 10am on Friday but members can buy theirs today!! https://www.tixr.com/…/raccoo…/events/orville-peck-25099 https://app.moonclerk.com/pay/2azhnmvqpo62  Read More

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

January 13th, 2021
Need Some POSITIVE news? What's The Good News For January, Quad-Cities?

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

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
Raccoon Motel Returning To Davenport

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

Turnbuckle Is Coming Back To Codfish Hollow!

March 1st, 2020
Turnbuckle Is Coming Back To Codfish Hollow!

Turnbuckle Fest is coming back to Codfish Hollow in Maquoketa! A throwdown of the greatest stand-up comedians in America, critically-acclaimed rock and roll bands, and the bashing exploits of elbow-throwing, spandex trunk-wearing professional wrestlers, Turnbuckle will be returning to Codfish Hollow barn and its hallowed hills June 6 for a night of epic entertainment. More details are on the way! For more info on acts and tickets, keep checking out www.quadcities.com, www.codfishhollowbarnstormers.com and www.moellernights.com  Read More

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit Headed To Rust Belt

February 10th, 2020
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit Headed To Rust Belt

JASON ISBELL and the 400 UNIT will perform at The Rust Belt in East Moline on June 20th. Tickets are on sale this Friday, Feb. 14th at Eventbrite.com. Click here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jason-isbell-and-the-400-unit-tickets-93299656785 To hear some tunes by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit see https://www.jasonisbell.com  Read More

QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#10 – #1)

December 31st, 2019
QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#10 – #1)

And here you have them, the TOP TEN stories of the year, 2019. There were obviously a lot of big stories this year, but, these are the ten that we picked to have the biggest impact and resonance. Why did we pick these stories? A couple of them involved incredible achievements by local groups of people, achievements that are rarely accomplished by groups on the local level. Some of those involved achievements by groups of kids, which make them even more impressive, and also leave the possibility for even greater resonance later on down the line as those children grow and mature and work towards... Read More

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

December 30th, 2019
QuadCities.com - Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#20 - #11)

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

Kamasi Washington Bringing Innovative Jazz To Rust Belt

December 2nd, 2019
Kamasi Washington Bringing Innovative Jazz To Rust Belt

Jazz innovator Kamasi Washington will be performing March 3 at the Rust Belt in East Moline. The frequent Kendrick Lamar collaborator will be coming to the Quad Cities for the first time. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Dec. 6th at 10 a.m. at the Rust Belt and Eventbrite To listen to Washington, check out his Spotify here: Kamasi Washington  Read More