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What's Happenin': Thursday, January 22, through Wednesday, February 4 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 06:00

James ArmstrongMusic

James Armstrong

The Muddy Waters

Friday, January 23, 9 p.m.

 

James Armstrong, who plays the Muddy Waters on January 23, is an electric guitarist and singer/songwriter whose venerated talents have earned him the nickname “The Ambassador of the Blues.” But with Armstrong boasting, according to JazzTimes magazine, “the kind of flexibility that allows him to easily and convincingly shift gears,” and celebrated blues historian Tony Russell calling him a master of “the flexible language of feeling allusion,” I’d like to propose a new moniker for the famously flexible artist: Stretch Armstrong.

And just now, I received a cease-and-desist from Hasbro. Man, I really thought I was the only one who remembered that toy ... .

 
What's Happenin': Thursday, January 8, through Wednesday, January 21 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 06:00

DeadrootsMusic

Deadroots’ Farewell Concert

The Redstone Room

Saturday, January 10, 8 p.m.

 

Steve Braddy, bassist and singer/songwriter for the Quad Cities musicians of Deadroots, has a lot of fond memories from gigs played by the band he co-founded just over 15 years ago. Like this one:

“One time, we got a show out in the middle of nowhere. I couldn’t even tell you what town it was in. But you know that scene in The Blues Brothers where they get in there and have to play behind the chicken wire? It was kind of like that without the chicken wire.

 
What's Happenin' on New Year's Eve, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 06:00

Chuck Murphy at Thirsty's on Third“Hey, Jeff!”

“Hello there, Mike. All done?”

“Yep! Just finished this week’s What’s Happenin’ pages – my last official writing duty of 2014!”

“Good for you.”

“As usual, we’re actually calling these the ‘What’s Happenin’ on New Year’s Eve’ pages, as they’ll list all the information we have, as of press time, regarding the area venues hosting live music or karaoke or DJs on December 31!”

 
What's Happenin': Thursday, December 11, through Wednesday, January 7 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 06:00

7 Sins SideshowEvent

Naughty Not Nice: A 7 Sins Christmas

Rock Island Brewing Company

Saturday, December 13, 9 p.m.

 

’Tis the season for holiday-themed events, folks! Choral concerts! Wintertime art strolls! Young people walking on broken glass and pounding nails in their foreheads!

 
What's Happenin': Winter 2014-15 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 06:00

Counting CrowsEvents

Adler Theatre

November through February

 

According to the ancient philosopher Laozi, “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” If that’s true, the universe is gonna spend the next few months hearing from the Adler Theatre, because every single one of the venue’s 16 scheduled wintertime events will be filling patrons’ souls with music.

 
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