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Auld Lang Sing: New Year's Eve in the Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
Music - Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 27 December 2006 03:32

Hedroom HertzIf you're looking to "take a cup of kindness" this December 31, the following local venues will - to borrow some phrasing from "Auld Lang Syne" poet Robert Burns - be more than happy to fill your pint-stowp with a right gude-willie-waught. But they'll also be showcasing some of the area's most popular bands, so take a look at who's playing where, and when, and what sorts of New Year's Eve treats you can expect if you attend.

And if you decide to trek to a local eatery or watering hole on Sunday night, remember to do two things: (1) Be careful during your travels, and (2) tip your wait staff. I don't know about auld acquaintances, but those who work past midnight on New Year's Eve definitely should not be forgot.

Happy New Year from the entire Reader staff. We'll see you in '07!

Below Brady (217 N. Brady St., Davenport): The Russ Reyman Trio, 9 p.m., no cover, hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast, (563) 823-0687.

Bent River Brewing Company (1413 5th Ave., Moline): Sunnywheat (9:30 p.m.), Patio (11 p.m.), Strange Neighbors (1 a.m.), $8 advance/$10 door, dinner specials, champagne toast, (309) 797-2722.

Bier Stube Davenport (2228 E. 11th St., Davenport): Larry Miller & Kenny Lei Fairbrother, 9 p.m., no cover, dinner specials, (563) 323-2174.

A.J. Bier Stube Moline (417 15th St., Moline): A.J. Haut CD Release Party, 9:30 p.m., no cover, drink specials, (309) 797-3049.

Blueport Junction (6605 W. River Dr., Davenport): The Tailfins, 8:30 p.m., no cover, dinner specials (lobster by reservation), champagne toast, party favors, (563) 326-3251.

The Clarion Hotel Davenport (5202 Brady St., Davenport): Mr. Whoopie, 8 p.m., $189 package includes dinner, hors d'oeuvres, drinks, champagne, (563) 391-1230.

Crave (5250 Utica Ridge Rd., Davenport): Brother Day with Shark Skin Jack & Matt Barber, 7 p.m., no cover, hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast, (563) 441-9991.

Creekside Bar & Grill (3303 Brady St., Davenport): The Juke Joint Sinners, 9 p.m., no cover, (563) 324-4619.

11th Street Bar & Grill (2108 11th St., Davenport): The Fry Daddies, 8 p.m., no cover, (563) 322-9047.

Gravy's Bar & Grill (1902 Rockingham Rd., Davenport): Fifth of Country, 9 p.m., no cover, champagne toast, (563) 328-2927.

Mr. WhoopieGreenbriar Restaurant & Lounge (4506 27th St., Moline): Tapped Out, 8:30 p.m., no cover, drink specials, champagne toast, party favors, (309) 764-2043.

Hal's Wagon Wheel (1708 State St., Bettendorf): The One Night Standards, 9 p.m., (563) 344-2516.

The Isle of Capri (1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf): Al Hall, 7 p.m., $30 includes dinner, hors d'oeuvres, champagne, (563) 359-7280.

Kelly's Irish Pub & Eatery (2222 E 53rd St, Davenport): Spatterdash, no cover, champagne toast, (563) 344-0000.

Little B's (2210 E. 11th St., Davenport): Project Pickle Farm, 9 p.m., no cover, champagne toast, (563) 322-9363.

Lucky's at Steeplegate Inn (100 W. 76th St., Davenport): Vodkaseven, 9 p.m., $10, hors d'oeuvres, champagne, (563) 386-6900.

Lumpy's (1509 N. Harrison St., Davenport): James, Fifth Dawn, and Through Terror, 9pm, $5, party favors, (563) 324-1656.

Martini's on the Rock (4619 34th St., Rock Island): Funktastic Five, 9 p.m., $25 includes hors d'oeuvres, breakfast buffet, party favors, (309) 732-1631.

Racer's Edge (936 15th Ave., East Moline): King's Kiss and Mr. Tripod, 9 p.m., $10 advance/$13 door, food and drink specials, champagne toast, (309) 755-8131.

Minus SixRed Crow Grille (2504 53rd Ave., Bettendorf): Shea Rafferty, 9:30 p.m., no cover, (563) 332-2370.

The Redstone Room (122 Main St., Davenport): Blind the Sun, Bridgeford, and Timebomb, 9 p.m., $5, (563) 326-1333.

Rock Island Brewing Company (1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island): The Warmth, Minus Six, High Tide, and Keep Off the Grass, 9 p.m., $10, champagne toast, (309) 793-1999.

Rookies Sports Bar (2818 N. Brady St., Davenport): Rocket Park, 9:30 p.m., $5, champagne toast, party favors, (563) 324-2434.

The Rusty Nail (2606 W. Locust St., Davenport): NINE-1-1, 9 p.m., $20 advance/$22 door, 10 p.m. taco bar and hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast, party favors, (563) 386-1900.

Torchlight Lounge & Liquor (1800 18th Ave., East Moline): Caught in the Act, 9 p.m., hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast, (309)755-5898.

Toucan's Grille & Cantina (2020 1st St., Milan): Wild Oates, 8:30 p.m., no cover, champagne toast, (309) 787-1117.

White Tails (109 W. 4th St., Milan): Hedroom Hertz & Friends, 9 p.m., no cover, champagne toast, (309) 787-0048.

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