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November Communion Clubnight at Ribco 11/20 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Saara DeAngelis-Jimenez   
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 15:13

Communion Clubnights in November are right around the corner with another incredible new lineup! Every month Clubnights brings together a roomful of talented artists for a unique musical experience and November is no different. We are excited to announce some of this month's artists including Highasakite, Count This Penny, The Soil and The Sun, and Mikhael Paskalev. Check out the full lineup's for all cities and get pre-sale tickets at

Oslo residents, Highasakite make pop music, but an adventurous brand of indie pop full of contrasts. Once you hear Highasakite you'll wonder how you ever got by without them, they have an endless sound oscillating between density and spaciousness. Their debut album, Silent Treatment is filled with radical texture and startling immediacy, Ingrid Helene Håvik's idiosyncratic vocals perfectly joins the albums eccentricity and accessibility. With drummer Trond Bersu, Øystein Skar and Marte Eberson on synthesizers, and Kristoffer Lo on guitar, flugabone and percussion make up the rest of the band. All of this combined gives the band a richer texture and more potent sound.

Count This Penny formed in 2009 when Amanda and Allen Rigell cancelled their cable and picked up a couple guitars. In the time since, they've appeared on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, seen their debut EP chart in the iTunes singer songwriter Top 10, and shared stages with The Head & The Heart, Shovels & Rope, Kacey Musgraves and The Lone Bellow.  After amassing sold out shows throughout Wisconsin, they were named one of "10 Wisconsin Bands to Watch" by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The duo has since expanded to a four piece band for their forthcoming EP Wolves Are Sheep. Catch them at Communion Club Nights in November.

The Soil & the Sun is corn-fed, Michigan-made, Experiential Spiritual Orchestral Rock. Originating in 2008 as a two-piece band, the group has grown and matured into a seven-piece community of friends and musicians. Oboe, violin, guitars, accordion, percussion, piano, keys and vocals, cooperate to create complex harmonies, layered melodies, and driving rhythms. The careful orchestration and intentional instrumentation will speak to your soul.

Mikhael Paskalev makes pop music with a twist, but roots in indie and alternative country rock, inspired by names such as Paul Simon, The Shins, Edward Sharpe, The Mamas and the Papas and The Everly Brothers. His songs are recognized by the instrumentation, unusual structures and strong melodies. At times they are shamelessly catchy, but never leave the lovely and raw soundscape in which he and producer wonderkid Joe Wills chooses to operate.

Listen up New York City, this month's clubnight will be running their Les Amis thrift store in support of The Bowery Mission. The Bowery Mission feeds over 8,000 people on Thanksgiving day alone! All the money raised will go directly to feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving day so come out on Tuesday, November 4th at Rockwood Music Hall and shop for a good cause.

We couldn't be more excited to bring all of these artists to you! It's been one year since we launched Clubnights in the US, and we're glad to have such a fantastic community of artists and listeners in our family. With over a year of tours under our belt -- we still feel the best is yet to come and we'll be back next month with another round of specially curated shows. Stay tuned!

Thanks for your support and we can't wait to see you at the shows! Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Rock Island at RIBCO Daytrotter.

Get tickets for Counting Crows before they are gone! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adler Theatre   
Friday, 07 November 2014 11:44

Tues., Dec.16 7:30 p.m.
Counting Crows with Twin Forks

Counting Crows have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with their multiplatinum breakout album August and Everything After in 1993. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts and consistently ranked as one of the top live bands performing today, this concert is not to be missed!

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Students perform in Steel Drum Ensemble PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Kelly   
Thursday, 06 November 2014 16:39

MOUNT VERNON, IA (11/06/2014)(readMedia)-- Students from Cornell College performed in the Steel Drum Ensemble concert on Oct. 30.

The concert, held in Cornell College's King Chapel, featured Halloween favorites, including the theme from the Addams Family and "The Monster Mash," as well as crowd-pleasers like the theme from "Star Wars" and "Crazy Train."

Stephanie Campbell of Bettendorf was one of the 26 students who performed in the concert.

Andrew (Drew) Klocke of Coal Valley was one of the 26 students who performed in the concert.

The Steel Drum Ensemble is one of seven of the college's highly regarded ensembles, open to all students by audition. In addition to building group performance skills, the ensembles also offer exceptional undergraduate solo opportunities.

One of the 40 "Colleges That Change Lives," Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, is a national liberal arts college with a distinctive One Course At A Time curriculum. The One Course schedule provides students the chance to dive into their studies, focus more intensely on the disciplines of their choice, and learn authentically with the unique freedom to shed the confines of the traditional classroom to study off-campus, pursue research, or accept an internship-all without missing out on other classes.

Cornell has been recognized by numerous publications for the value its education offers and for academic excellence. This year it was named one of the 20 "Best Buys" in higher education by the "Fiske Guide to Colleges," and one of the 100 best values in liberal arts education by Kiplinger's. It has also been called a "Great School at a Great Price" by U.S. News and World Report. Ninety-three percent of Cornell graduates earn their degrees in four years, compared to the national average of slightly more than five years. In 2013 Cornell was named one of the 25 colleges with the best professors by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. For more information, visit

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Written by Stephani Nagle   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 16:18
Includes a Saturday, February 28 Stop at The iWireless Center
- Tickets On Sale Saturday, November 15 at 10 am -

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 5, 2014) - Multi-platinum selling rock band NICKELBACK are set to embark on a massive headlining tour in 2015 in support of their eighth full-length studio album, No Fixed Address [Republic Records]. The new album is out Nov. 17 and can be pre-ordered HERE. The band announced the extensive No Fixed Address Tour today in front of a sold-out crowd who packed the House of Blues Sunset in West Hollywood, Calif. Proceeds from this special sold-out show will go to the International House of Blues Music Forward Foundation's grants program.Produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the No Fixed Address Tour marks the beginning of NICKELBACK's 12th tour and will see the band performing in 61 cities across North America starting Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2015, in Allentown, Pa. at thePPL Center and winding down in Atlanta, Ga. on Aug. 29 at the Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood. The Pretty Reckless will join the No Fixed Address Tour as special guests on select dates. A complete list of tour dates is below.

In addition to membership gifts, exclusive giveaways and content, individuals that join the fan club will have first access to tickets starting on Friday, Nov. 7. For additional information on joining the fan club, visit ACiti® cardmember pre-sale begins Monday, Nov. 10 through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit Tickets for the general public go on-sale Saturday, Nov. 15. Tickets for all shows start at $25. At the arena shows, all seating will be reserved.

NICKELBACK will also offer a limited number of VIP packages for each show which will include premium seating, parking, VIP laminate, exclusive numbered tour poster, official drum sticks, commemorative VIP ticket, early entry and more. Fans can visit for more info. VIP Packages will be available during the pre-sale.

Cheech & Chong and WAR: "Up In Smoke" / Thursday, January 22, 2015 / Paramount Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Carly Bishoff   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:33
The Up In Smoke Tour featuring Cheech & Chong and War is burning up stages all over the country with night after smoky night of “no authority” comedy and horn-infused funk and soul music. The party begins with War blasting hits like “Why Can’t We Be Friends,”  “Low Rider” and “Cisco Kid,” then progresses into a combination of Cheech and Chong’s most infamous songs (backed up by War) like “Earache My Eye," “Basketball Jones,” “Mexican Americans,” and some of the duo’s most iconic comedic skits such as “Dave’s Not Here,” “Santa Clause and His Magic Dust,” and “Sister Mary Elephant.”  

In conjunction with the tour, War released its first studio album in 20 years, “Evolutionary,” on May 13, 2014 (Far Out Records/UMe). Featuring special guest collaborations with Cheech & Chong, “Evolutionary” showcases WAR’s multi-ethnic lineup and genre-defying style, combining jazz, rock, funk, soul, R&B and Latin. 

Cheech & Chong’s first film, “Up In Smoke," was the highest grossing comedy of 1978 and topped $100 million at the box office.  In 2009, the duo made history when comedy partners Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong announced their first reunion tour in more than 25 years, selling out shows from coast to coast.  Multi-platinum-selling WAR, the original street band, has been sharing its timeless music and message of brotherhood and harmony for more than four decades to millions across the globe. 

123 3rd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, I.A. 52401
Tickets on-sale Friday, November 14 at 12 p.m.
Reserved seating, all ages, $47, $61, or $81
Additional fees may apply

Event link: are available at, the Paramount Theatre box office, by calling (319) 366-8203, or at

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