Jam for Jeremy - the QC Music and Arts Communities Give Back Again

The Facebook invite begins: Jeremy Cook was a friend to all. Now it’s our turn to show our support for Jeremy’s family.

On Saturday April 30, there will be a benefit concert and fundraiser at the Renwick Mansion, Davenport to raise money for the Cook family, with a night of celebration of Jeremy Cook’s life.

Music By:
Sean Ryan
Jordan Danielson, Dustin Cobb & Al Sweet
A supergroup known as the Brocksters (Michael Brock, Dan Kelly, Leif Rahnberg, Gordon Pickering, Sean Ryan and Adam Vilmont)
Have Your Cake
Pieces of Candy

Local Musicians Supporting Kids - Roberta's Blog

It's that time of year. We're gearing up for the Local Bands for Music Education fundraiser. This year, twenty bands and solo acts, an army of volunteers, the QC comedy community and hopefully a whole lot of Quad-citians will be taking over the River Music Experience to raise money on behalf of the elementary music programs at the East Moline school district.

QC Musician Mike Swanson: From Electric Shock to AC/DC

Mike Swanson of Electric Shock

Mike Swanson describes his introduction to AC/DC at a very young age. “My brother tossed albums into my room and said stop listening to KSTT and listen to this.” And so he did.

Sure it was “just” AC/DC, but the timing was so different. He practiced on his guitar, but soon it was Bon Scott’s voice that really held his attention. When Scott passed away, many AC/DC fans, including Swanson, thought that was the end of the band. And then along came Brian Johnson.

Making a Scene for the Scene

How often do I say this – the Quad Cities’ Music Scene is vibrant and alive. In the past few weeks I have experienced some of the best music I have heard right here in the Quad Cities. I’m not talking about shows at the iWireless or the great touring bands and artists we saw at Daytrotter, or the touring bands and artists I’ve seen at places like Codfish Hollow. I’m talking about our local music scene.

Krotchripper Ready to Rock Europe

Special Guest article By Stephen Moeller, provided to Local Scene Magazine by Krotchripper

Blue Movies: Sound As Art

On Friday and Saturday, February 19-20, a unique festival is taking place at Rozz-Tox in Rock Island. Celebrating Weirdtown II is a festival of bands and artists who specialize in abstractive. One of the highlights of this year’s festival is a CD release by the organizing group known as Blue Movies.
I recently interviewed Brandt and Violet, the couple responsible for Blue Movies. Not being familiar with the genre of noise, I asked them to explain it to me – so that I could better explain it to our audience.

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival Returns July 1 & 2

2015 was a rebuilding year for the Mississippi Valley Blues Society, as they cancelled the Blues Festival last year due to lack of funds. Thanks to making some changes in costs and many fundraisers through the last year, the board of the Blues Society feels that they are in a better position financially for a 2016 event. The event will be smaller than in recent years and over a shorter time period, but looks to reach a wider audience. In a press release sent out today, the organization announced the return of the festival.

Reverend Robert Jones - Blues in the Schools

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society's Blues in the Schools Residency this week features Reverend Robert Jones.
For over 25 years Robert Jones has been a champion of American Roots music, with a special emphasis on traditional African American music. He is also a storyteller, a preacher, an artist, and a teacher. The Mississippi Valley Blues Society presents Robert Jones as its February Blues in the Schools artist-in-residency February 8-12 for workshops at area schools and open-to-the-public performances:

Ghost Town Blues Band - MVBS Fundraiser

As part of an initiative to raise support for The Mississippi Valley Blues Society, MVBS will be presenting Ghost Town Blues Band at Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Tap, 1228 30th Street, Rock Island, IL, on Sunday, January 17, 2016. The show will start at 5:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for members of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society or $12 for non-members. All college students with a school ID will only be charged $5.

New Year's Eve Music

Are you looking for something to do on New Year’s Eve in the Quad Cities? Well, the QC has live music events to please just about any taste in music. We have scoured the web and local information outlets to put together this list of QC area live music New Year’s Eve events for you.