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!

Independence Day Celebrations

It just wouldn’t be Independence Day without community events – and even better when the community events involve local live music! We’ve looked around (and done a little digging too) to find these events for you.

Bettendorf will put on their usual event near Middle School, with music on two stages all day long, followed by the historic Bettendorf fireworks. The event actually starts Friday evening where Hap Hazard and The Knockoffs will alternate sets from 7 until 11 pm.

My Vacation - a Weekend Away

What a whirlwind week/weekend I had! I took some time off from “local”, but caught some regional acts along with the big names.

My week started Wednesday evening at Codfish Hollow where I saw the Conor Oberst and the Felice Brothers. The Felice Brothers opened the show, and I had a front-row spot. However, I made the mistake of leaving my spot during the break and never made it back to the front of the stage for Oberst. It was a sold-out show, and they really packed in close, everyone wanting that front-row experience.

QC Band to Host Music Festival

An all-local music festival featuring QC area bands… is it possible? Yes, at least for the first year. Local jam band The Dawn is hosting their first music festival, and this inaugural event will be populated by all local bands.

River Roots Live Lineup! Daytrotter hosts showcases!

River Roots Live Announces 2015 Lineup
Kacey Musgraves, Yonder Mountain String Band, Mavis Staples, Hellogoodbye Headline

(DAVENPORT- IA) River Roots Live, the Quad Cities premiere music festival, is excited to announce its 2015 lineup featuring Kacey Musgraves, Mavis Staples, Yonder Mountain String Band, Hellogoodbye, and eleven more bands. As always, Ribfest vendors from across the country will be serving up award-winning BBQ throughout the weekend.



Press Release from Cà d'Zan

CAMBRIDGE, IL – The Chicago postpunk duo, Tinkerbelles, who are on a quest to set a Guinness World Record, aiming to play 40 concerts in 10 days, will play a concert at private residence in Cambridge, Illinois on Friday, June 26 at 5 PM.