Nigerien avant-rock/tende trio Les Filles de Illighadad brings its gorgeous strain of Tuareg-guitar-based songwriting to Rock Island's Rozz-Tox on September 15.

Kansas City alternative/emo stalwarts The Get Up Kids land at Maquoketa's Codfish Hollow Barn on September 12.

Los Angeles-based garage rocker/power-pop guitarist Mike Krol brings his band to the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel on August 16

French coldwave outfit Lovataraxx visits Rozz-Tox on August 17, joining a bill of local acts that includes White Batzzz, Nonnie Parry, and Pulsing.

Iowa City-based singer/songwriter and guitarist Elizabeth Moen lands at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel on August 17.

Austin-based Americana one-man-band Shakey Graves and omni-rock stalwarts Dr. Dog play The Rust Belt on August 19.

Minneapolis-based ambient/electronic vocal-loop project The Nunnery lands at Rozz-Tox on August 20 with Midwest support from Peoria’s Moon Ruin and Moline’s Pollinators.

The Felice Brothers, a folk-rock/country band from the New York Catskills, land at the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel on August 15.

On August 3, a crew of artists including Orlando Coolridge (of Slumpgang777), Brian Barr (of Aseethe), Dark Family, and Jabez the Sorrow gather together for a show at Rozz-Tox that doubles as a school-supply drive for Rock Island schools.

Hex Girls bring their brash, combinatory rock-pop jams to Davenport's Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel on July 30.