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Music Director Anthony Greer Bringing Music To Halls of East Moline’s UT

April 2nd, 2022
Music Director Anthony Greer Bringing Music To Halls of East Moline's UT

The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! UT alumnus, English professor and Music Director Anthony Greer would never have guessed he’d be returning to his alma mater to teach. However, he does come from a large family of UT instructors. “My grandfather, grandmother, and great-uncle taught here until 1999, and my father is retiring this year. I applied in 2015 without high expectations, and I was surprised when I got the call! I have loved my time at UT and couldn’t imagine teaching anywhere else.” UT... Read More

The Best Musical Date Nights In The Quad-Cities

February 19th, 2022
The Best Musical Date Nights In The Quad-Cities

The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! By Lauren Crew Romantic holidays come with their fair share of challenges. What do we do? How can I make it different than a regular date? I don’t have a romantic partner, so do I just sit at home and wallow? Luckily, there are plenty of great little pockets in the Quad Cities where you can celebrate with your lover and your friends. Ragged Records  We won’t lie. We’re pulling a little inspiration from the Gen Z Target trend. Head to your respective... Read More

The Dawn’s Sean Ryan Talks About His Band, Promoting Shows, And More

September 29th, 2021
The Dawn's Sean Ryan Talks About His Band, Promoting Shows, And More

The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! Echo: How did you get started promoting shows?  Sean: Pretty much Dawn and On was the start. We started growing the Dawn* and it just got to the point where it was getting bigger and bigger to where I had to step in and do a lot more business. That all has led me to this point. *The Dawn is a Quad Cities band that Sean is a member of.  E: Are there any events that you’re especially proud of?  S: Dawn and On is the biggest one. I’m really excited to get started... Read More

The Spot Marks The Spot For A Cool New Music Spot

September 15th, 2021
The Spot Marks The Spot For A Cool New Music Spot

The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! Echo: How did you get started with the Spot? Wes Julien: The process started around 2019. We were kind of getting things back together in this space and looking to rebuild. We’re thankful to have been able to link up with my friends and be able to start back over again and start something fresh here in this space. It’s been a 2.5-year process. From just getting things going to having to pause because of COVID and working to just rebuild again. It’s been really... Read More

A Guide To Quad-Cities Open Mic Nights, What You Need To Know

September 4th, 2021
A Guide To Quad-Cities Open Mic Nights, What You Need To Know

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! By Craig Heidgerken Open mics (OM) and jams (OJ) have been a long-standing tradition for generations in the music world and are a crucial grassroots method of building a healthy music scene. It is a ground-level entrance to any music scene... Read More

‘Friday Night Live’ Livens Up Downtown LeClaire

September 2nd, 2021
'Friday Night Live' Livens Up Downtown LeClaire

The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! Downtown LeClaire has long been a popular Quad-Cities destination for its quirky, locally-owned shops, the Buffalo Bill Museum and Riverboat Twilight cruises, scenic riverfront, and its excellent variety of food and drink establishments. For several years, it’s also become known as a great place to hear live music, and a newly rebranded monthly series is raising the bar on promoting free live music. Ryan Burchett, the owner of Mississippi River Distilling Company... Read More

Raccoon Motel’s Sean Moeller Reflects On The Return Of Raccoon And Live Music

August 25th, 2021
Raccoon Motel's Sean Moeller Reflects On The Return Of Raccoon And Live Music

The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! Echo: How did you get started promoting shows? Sean Moeller: The first show ever did was in my parent’s shed – we called it the Shred – and I literally just sent a few emails to a couple bands I liked. I sent one to a band called Alistair and a band called River City High and somehow they both said yes. I don’t know that I promised them money or anything and they came and played at my farm. They kept commenting on how much the hogs smelled because we still... Read More

Taking A Look At The Quad-Cities’ Alternating Currents’ First Two Days!

August 22nd, 2021
Taking A Look At The Quad-Cities' Alternating Currents' First Two Days!

The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! The Alternating Currents festival makes a strong return in 2021. For the first day of the Davenport festival, the AC team extended their festival grounds into Rock Island, with events at The Spot, Quad City Arts, Rozz-Tox, Ribco and Daiquiri Factory.  Alternating Currents put a stronghold on downtown Davenport for their fourth annual festival. Different bars, restaurants, venues and outdoor spaces host over 100 artists for the four-day festival. For more, check... Read More

Alternating Currents Begins Today! Which Musical Acts Should You DEFINITELY Check Out?

August 19th, 2021
Alternating Currents Begins Today! Which Musical Acts Should You DEFINITELY Check Out?

Alternating Currents starts TODAY! Local musician Ben Schwind, gave The Echo his top five recommendations for the event-filled weekend, and we’re sharing them below! Peep the full schedule of events https://www.alternatingcurrentsqc.com/  Read More

New Raccoon Motel in Downtown Davenport Succeeding, Looking Forward to Lissie

August 5th, 2021
New Raccoon Motel in Downtown Davenport Succeeding, Looking Forward to Lissie

The new Raccoon Motel live-music venue is back in business, at 315 E. 2nd St., Davenport, had a very busy first week and is looking forward to hometown favorite Lissie to return in a show Monday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. “We’re thrilled to have her,” Raccoon Motel co-owner John McDermott said Thursday of Lissie Maurus, a popular Rock Island native, who lives in rural northeast Iowa. “She’s a fan favorite, a personal favorite of mine. She’s fantastic.” On Aug. 3, Lissie posted on Facebook: “VERY excited to be playing at the new Raccoon Motel in my nearly hometown next Monday!” Over the... Read More