So Much Music - Roberta's Blog

It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post. Life has a way of making us so busy sometimes, some things just slip out of our grasp. So it has been for me for the last couple of months. Hopefully, things are settling and I will have more time for writing again!

The Giving Tree Band

The Giving Tree Band is playing the Redstone Room on Friday, September 18. Tom Zick had the opportunity to interview them when they were last in the Quad Cities in November.

Col Ballroom Hosts 9/11 Tribute to First Responders

In honor of all First Responders and the service that they provide to the Quad Cities, The Col Ballroom is hosting a night of music with Singer/Songwriter Rissi Palmer. The 911 First Responder Tribute is the brainchild of former marine and current Col Ballroom Operations Coordinator, Dwayne Hodges. The anniversary date of 9/11 falls on Friday this year. He thought it would be a nice gesture to put a tribute show together on that date. First Responders, regardless of residence, are allowed free admission.

Still Standing and Friends - Local Bands Helping Others

We're fans of all the local bands. That's what Local Scene Magazine is about... our Local Music Scene. When a whole bunch of area bands get together to raise money to help others, it's even better. These guys are making a difference right here in the Quad Cities.

Last spring we interviewed the members of Still Standing when they released their first EP. At that time, they knew they wanted to do something more than just make music. As a group, they wanted to use their talent to make a difference.

Lovers Rock - Rude Punch Refined

Adam Tucker came back from a trip to Jamaica with the name for his new band. They serve a lot of rum in Jamaica, and often it is served in punch. There was one bartender in particular who kept referring to it as "rude punch". Adam liked the sound and decided it would be the perfect name for his reggae/rock/ska band back home in the Quad Cities.

Tucker met Brady Jager and Robb Laake in high school, and they began their band in 2005. Their first CD was released in 2006. After that release, they played events like YaMaka My Weekend and River Roots Live.

You Think It's Real - Dynoride Releases Second Album

To say that Dynoride is a unique band is probably an understatement. Their music integrates multiple genres, their performance is like nothing you will see anywhere, and their attitude is remarkable. Burnell Eckardt, John Taylor and Steve Maule find themselves on the brink of a second album release after a year away from live performances, yet they feel that through the recording process they’ve grown as a band.

QC Area Bands at Camp Euforia Music Festival

For one weekend in July, a gentle farm just north of Lone Tree, Iowa is converted into the grounds of a well-loved music festival. Hosted by Euforquestra, Camp Euforia hosts touring bands and several Iowa bands. This year, the Quad Cities contingent included Earth Ascending, Fire Sale, The Dawn, The Low Down, and The Candymakers.

Local Scene Magazine headed to Camp Euforia as well, to document our local bands in this year's festival. Here are a few photos of our Quad Cities friends. For more photos, check out our Facebook page!

So Many Bands in One Weekend!

The QC Local Music Scene does it again! This might be Bix 7 race weekend – but if you look at the local music lineup, you would swear we had our own area-wide local music festival happening right here – and MOST of it is FREE!

Festivals Come, Festivals Go - Roberta's Blog

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I have to say that our local live music scene here in the Quad Cities is even more exciting than ever before. Although summer tends to be busy, it feels busier than in past years. I’m seeing more weeknight shows on my radar than in previous years – take a look at our calendar sometime and see how many choices you have – even on week nights. Every time a venue adds live entertainment on a weeknight, it strengthens our scene just that much more.

4th of July Holiday and Upcoming Events - Roberta's Blog

It was a busy holiday weekend – both for the local music scene and for me. Thursday night I stopped first at VanderVeer Park where the Whoozdads were entertaining a boatload of folks for the Davenport Parks department Summer Music Series. Then I headed across the river to Bierstube for Them Som’Bitches with Jenny Lynn Stacy and the Dirty Roosters. I’ve seen Jenny Lynn solo before, but not with a full band. Along with some original music, Jenny Lynn pulled out a Nancy Sinatra hit, performing “These Boots were Made for Walking”. What a classic!

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