Best known for their hit TruTV series Impractical Jokers – a reality/comedy program that the New York Post's Linda Stasi called “possibly the funniest, most ridiculous show I’ve seen in years” – the touring comedians of The Tenderloins bring their senses of humor and camaraderie to Moline's TaxSlayer Center on November 19, treating fans to the verbal wit, sketch comedy, and slapstic antics of “The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour.”

Independent musicians and stand-up comedians from across the country and the Quad Cities region will gather for the Village of East Davenport's autumnal Gas Feed & Seed Festival – a three-day, genre-hopping celebration hosted by Moeller Nights and featuring concert and comedy sets at Davenport venues The Stardust and the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel.

Lauded by Elmore magazine as “particularly adept at a smooth, funky, groove-laden type of blues that requires a mastery of both musical timing and on-stage rapport,” the Texas-based Peterson Brothers Band plays a local concert co-presented by the Mississippi Valley Blues Society, their November 15 engagement at the Moline Viking Club sure to prove why The Examiner called them “the new rising stars on the Austin music scene.”

Touring in support of the band's sophomore album Lightning Round – an August release in which, according to Rolling Stone, its musicians “refine and polish the blend of indie-pop, folk, and rock that they introduced on their 2015 debut” – the Minnesota-based Bad Bad Hats play a Village Theatre concert on November 15, demonstrating the talents that NPR described as “programmed to fire all netral pathways associated with carefree indie rock fun.”

Labeled “one of the most distinctive and expressive vocalists to come around in a while” by the Pheonix Blues Society, Davina Lozier and her band of Vagabonds returns to Davenport's Redstone Room for a concert of blues and jazz on November 16, sharing the signature stylings of a lead vocalist who, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, “has a sort of hard-mattress comfort to it that’s part Bonnie Raitt, part Etta James, and a little Amy Winehouse.”

Performing from a repertoire that includes such classics as “Uncle John's Band,” “Truckin,” “Alabama Getaway,” and the chart-topping “Touch of Grey,” the rockers of The Schwag return to the Rock Island Brewing Company on November 16, appearing locally in their 27th year as professional Grateful Dead tribute artists.

Following last year's hugely successful presentations of Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone with musical accompaniment by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, the ensemble returns to the Adler Theatre on November 17 with two performances of Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets in Concert – live-scored versions of the second film adapted from J.K. Rowing's iconic series of fantasy/adventure novels.

A platinum-selling, chart-topping singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who's currently the youngest living member of the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville star Chris Janson headlines a November 17 concert at Bettendorf's Rhythm City Casino Resort, his talents leading Nashville Gab to call him “explosive on stage and completely unpredictable,” as well as “the future of country music.”

A masterful jazz musician and Bettendorf native headlines the latest event in Polyrhythms' Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinée Series, with the award-winning pianist and trombone player Mike Conrad performing a November 18 concert alongside his esteemed bandmates Alexander Pershounin on bass and Tim Crumley on drums.

Praised by The Missoulian for his “lovelorn songs with evenly paced melodies and surprising twists” and by WideOpenCountry.com for “putting whimsical touches to songs that are deadly serious,” folk singer/songwriter Izaak Opatz serves as the Moeller Nights headliner on November 19 and 20, demonstrating why Rolling Stone lauded his “quirky Americana crossed with the indie-pop sensibility of the Shins, as performed by a Montana mountain man.”

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