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What's Happenin': Thursday, September 4, through Wednesday, September 17 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 06:00

Tommy Emmanuel, photo by Allan ClarkeMusic

Tommy Emmanuel

Adler Theatre

Wednesday, September 10, 7:30 p.m.

 

Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel performs at the Adler Theatre on September 10, and as fans of the two-time Grammy nominee can attest, he’s famed for perfecting a complex playing technique called “fingerstyle.” That’s what I used to call my talent for eating jarred peanut butter without a spoon, but I’m betting Emmanuel’s fingerstyle never got him kicked out of the family kitchen.

 
What's Happenin': Thursday, August 21, through Wednesday, September 3 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 06:00

Lydia LovelessMusic

Lydia Loveless

Rock Island Brewing Company

Saturday, August 23, 9 p.m.

 

Alternative-country musician Lydia Loveless is August 23’s headliner at the Rock Island Brewing Company, and as a longtime resident of the city, I’m proud to say that her list of notable performances begins and ends in Rock Island.

Don’t believe me? Check out the artist’s Wikipedia page: Both the first and last inclusions in the “Notable Performances” section are recording sessions that took place at Rock Island’s Daytrotter studio. Now she’s playing RIBCO, where she also performed in June of 2012. Loveless? Hell, we sure seem to love her!

 
What's Happenin': Thursday, August 7, through Wednesday, August 20 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 06:00

The Devil Makes ThreeMusic

The Devil Makes Three

The Redstone Room

Wednesday, August 13, 8 p.m.

 

The Devil Makes Three performs as Davenport’s Redstone Room on August 13, and if you’re unfamiliar with the band, AllMusic.com writes, “The trio’s sound combines bluegrass, primitive country music, folk, rockabilly, Piedmont blues, and ragtime, played with a blazing post-punk attack.” The Web site also states that the group’s musicians “inhabit a hardscrabble working-class world full of problem drinkers, tellers of tall tales, pirates, and troublemakers.” That’s odd. I haven’t seen them around the Reader offices ... .

 
What's Happenin': Thursday, July 24, through Wednesday, August 6 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 06:00

New Duncan ImperialsMusic

New Duncan Imperials

Rock Island Brewing Company

Saturday, July 26, 8 p.m.

 

Hard as it is to believe, RIBCO is celebrating its 35th anniversary this summer. In honor of the milestone, the beloved District of Rock Island venue is hosting an outdoor concert with the equally beloved party rockers of New Duncan Imperials. The traditional 35th-anniversary gift is coral. So make sure you bring some when you arrive for the band’s July 26 engagement, because you can’t spell “New Duncan Imperials at RIBCO” without “coral.”

Ha! And people say I strain in these introductions!

 
What's Happenin': Thursday, July 10, through Wednesday, July 23 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 06:00

The Oh HellosMusic

The Oh Hellos

The Redstone Room

Thursday, July 10, 7:30 p.m.

 

Davenport’s Redstone Room hosts a July 10 concert with the folk rockers of The Oh Hellos, and the duo’s musicians, Tyler and Maggie Heath, are not only gifted singers/songwriters; they’re brother and sister. You may know the pair from its 2012 album Through the Deep, Dark Valley, which finds the Heaths crooning together to songs such as “I Was Wrong,” and “I Have Made Mistakes,” and ... .

Wait a second. Are we sure they’re brother and sister? ’Cause I’ve got one of each and they’re never that nice to each other.

 
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