Winners of four Blues Music Awards and a 2012 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album, the 12-piece talents of the Tedeschi Trucks Band take the Adler Theatre stage on April 17, filling the Davenport venue with the exhilarating sounds that led the Denver Post to praise the group's “stellar musicianship” and the Philadelphia Inquirer to extol its “joy-filled blast of blues, soul, and rock.”

Four extraordinary female musicians will enjoy sets as Moeller Nights headliners on April 14 and 16, the former date bringing with it an initimate concert boasting alternative-country sensation Caitlin Rose, and the latter showcasing the acclaimed indie-folk talents of Mackenzie Howe, Kinsey Lee, and Sharon Silva in the singing trio's five-piece outfit The Wild Reeds.

The musicians' most recent album Ghost Modern, according to Treblezine.com, boasts a “multi-layered, rich sound that infuses elements of various genres, from new wave to ’90s alt-rock, with some modern indie pop in between.” And on April 13, Mike Deni and his electronic-rock outfit Geographer will perform a Daytrotter concert demonstrating whyRiff magazine stated, “Deni has one of the best rock falsettos out there, and his tremendous vocal range is complemented by a prolific and varied output as a songwriter and the talented musicians with whom he’s able to perform and record.”

In their final concerts of the 2017-18 season, the professional vocal ensemble the Nova Singers celebrate the wonder of nature in April 14 and 15 presentations of Our Earth, Our Home – aural explorations of the planet's beauty and fragility detailed through songs about flora, fauna, the sea, and the sky.

Praised by Pitchfork.com for “using her mordant wit to confront serious subjects, exorcising trauma with hooks and humor,” alternative-folk singer/songwriter Caroline Rose and her ensemble The Go Rounds play an April 17 Redstone Room concert in support of the band's February release LONER – a work that, according to Paste magazine, “is a singular artistic statement from its unforgettable album art all the way down.”

Local cat lovers will get to enjoy an extremely lucky Friday the 13th when television's beloved “Cat Daddy” Jackson Galaxy visits the Adler Theatre on April 13 – the latest national-tour stop for the bestselling author and popular host of Animal Planet's My Cat from Hell and Cat Vs Dog.

Descibed by Jazz Times as an artist who “cooks up a brilliant marriage of blues, jazz, gospel, and soul,” Blues Hall of Fame inductee Bruce Katz and his Bruce Katz Band play an April 11 concert sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Blues Society, showcasing the talents that led the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to declare, “This tight ensemble hits all the marks with deadly aim.”

Winner of the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play, Lucas Hnath's The Christians serves as the first title in the Playcrafters Barn Theatre's 2018 season of Barn Owl Theatre productions, its April 6 through 8 run treating audiences to a work BroadwayWorld.com deemed “utterly engrossing,” with the Chicago Tribune calling its author “one of the most interesting, focused, counterintuitive, and intellectually compelling playwrights of our moment.”

Held in conjunction with the 76th anniversary of one of history's most daring and controversial episodes of espionage, Kirkwood Community College professors Dr. Robinson Yost and Dr. Laura Yost deliver their April 8 presentation “Bringing Down the Butcher of Prague: The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich” at Davenport's German American Heritage Center, offering insight into the killing of one of World War II's foremost Nazi officials.

Descibed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as the creators of “soul music that's so much of the old school that it might as well drive a car with fins,” Durand Jones & the Indications headline a Moeller Nights concert on April 9, the group's self-titled 2016 album leading Spill magazine to rave, “Jones absolutely dominates the songs with his powerful, soulful, and ever-evolving voice.”

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