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Don’t let anyone tell you the music scene in the Quad Cities is dying. Contrary to the belief of some, there is a lot going on here, musically. Even in the middle of winter, when most humans want nothing better than to snuggle into their warm homes with a bowl of popcorn and Netflix (or some other form of home entertainment), the music scene in the Quad Cities is alive and kicking. Although not as widespread and exposed as it is in the summer months, there is still a good deal of activity.

Choices, Choices, Choices! Roberta's Blog

The last few weekends I’ve run into a dilemma… and a good dilemma to have. Although the sheer number of venues with bands has decreased due to the winter weather… it seems that we’ve had a great deal of local bands playing all over the QC area – and in many cases, they were bands I haven’t seen yet. So, what is a girl to do when there are three venues in one night with multiple band shows?

Hot Music in January - Roberta's Blog

Happy New Year! There was live music in every nook and cranny of the Quad Cities this year for New Year’s Eve celebrations. Locations that are not typically live music venues brought us live music. And many regular venues kicked it up a notch for the occasion.

Last year I attended two of the largest, most boisterous NYE parties on the Iowa side of the river. While I stayed in Iowa again this year, I dialed it back some and checked out a couple of smaller celebrations.

December to Remember - Roberta's Blog

Though I have been doing my best to keep up at least a partial schedule these last few weeks, I need to admit to you all that it hasn’t been easy. With a family medical situation and a previous commitment to a fundraising event, I began to feel like the Dunkin’ Donuts guy… do you remember? He met himself coming and going. Thank goodness a couple of other photographers have also been heading out to shows and have been willing to share their photos with Local Scene Magazine.

Catching up - Roberta's Blog

It’s been a cold, cold November, but we’ve had some hot music here in the QC. Here’s a run-down of two weeks of shows I attended.

On November 12, the RME provided members with a free concert featuring Darlingside. If you missed it, you missed soaring vocal harmonies and all-around great musicianship. Hopefully, we’ll see them back again soon.

One Year - Roberta's Blog

On November 16, 2013, Local Scene Magazine went live. This first year has been full of ups and downs. It began with a little blog - I started writing just to exercise my mind, and I started taking photos of bands to satisfy a deep need to be creative in some way - and my love of music just seemed to fit that.

The (QC) Music Never Ends - Roberta's Blog

It has come to pass that I no longer have to go looking for live music. Now, live music seems to find me, even when I’m doing something completely non-music related. Thursday night was an example of this when I went for a ladies spa evening with a friend.

Frightfully good stuff - Roberta's blog

What happens when three of my favorite venues have important happenings on the same night? That’s right – three big Halloween parties at three area venues on one night (there were a lot more, but these three were those I could not turn down). Read on to learn where I went and who I saw…

Spooky QC Music - Roberta's Blog

At this time last year, I was trying to remember the last time I attended a Halloween party, or dressed in a costume for anything other than handing out treats to the kiddies. I received my first Halloween costume party invite in as far back as I can remember. It was Codfish Hollow’s first Basementstormer of the off-season, and it was an invite-only Halloween concert. It was a blast – everyone there was in costume, and Tiffany and Shawn’s home (which is normally rather Halloweenish) was deliciously creepy. And I learned that a basement concert is even more intimate than a barn concert.

New things to the Local Scene - Roberta's blog

Last week Local Scene Magazine partnered with the River Music Experience to provide ticket giveaways for some of the shows there. Though we stirred up some traffic, only a handful of people entered for the drawings. I attended 3 shows, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, beginning with the Shook Twins, and then Thursday’s Chicago Farmer, and Friday I stopped in for the opening band, Half Naked. All of the shows had a fair turnout – Friday night’s EGI show was pretty crowded. I have to wonder – who wouldn’t want a chance at free tickets to a show at the Redstone room?

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