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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, 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.

What's Happenin': Thursday, June 26, through Wednesday, July 9 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 06:00

Garrett Music

G. Love & Special Sauce

The Redstone Room

Thursday, July 3, 9 p.m.


On July 3, Davenport’s Redstone Room hosts a special evening with the alternative hip-hop and blues artists of G. Love & Special Sauce, performing in support of their recent album Sugar. On that recording, you’ll find the song “Too Much Month,” the band’s ode to being desperately short on funds. And among its lyrics, you’ll find the following: “I got too much month for the end of my money / And not enough money for the end of the month.”

This is ordinarily when I’d make some crack, such as “And boy, do we Reader employees know what that’s like!” But I’m angling for a raise, so the timing doesn’t seem right.

What's Happenin': Thursday, June 12, through Wednesday, June 25 PDF Print E-mail
Lifestyle - Noteworthy Events
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 06:00

Sena EhrhardtMusic

The Sena Ehrhardt Band *

Rascals Live

Friday, June 13, 7:30 p.m.


This year, Father’s Day lands on Sunday, June 15. And two days prior, when Minnesota-based singer/songwriter Sena Ehrhardt performs her concert at Rascals Live, she’ll actually share the stage with her own dad Ed Ehrhardt, who’s the guitarist for his daughter’s blues ensemble the Sena Ehrhardt Band. In other words, this Father’s Day, Sena will be able to give her pop the one gift all parents most want from their children: a paycheck.

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