Euforquestra @ The Englert Theatre"Hey there, Jeff! I hope you and yours are enjoying the merriest of holiday seasons!"

"Well, you're certainly in a good mood."

"I am finished, baby! I got everything done that I needed to get done before heading to my folks' house for Christmas! I wrote my year-in-theatre articles, I'm caught up with online calendar listings, I saw Avatar, and I just sent you the What's Happenin' pages. Done!"

"Is it the same What's Happenin' format that we went with last year?

"Yup. We're providing a go-to guide for entertainment options on New Year's Eve, with a listing of area venues that'll be hosting live music, karaoke, or DJs in the hours before midnight. The bands will be listed there as well as in the paper's Live Music section, and we're including the venues' phone numbers and street and Web addresses. You know, for convenience."


"There'll also be information on what time the music starts, and whether or not there's a cover charge, and whether there'll be hors d'oeuvres and party favors and a champagne toast ... . The whole works."

"Sounds great. And since the article will also be on our Reader Web site, I'm assuming that you'll be able to add to and update the information all the way through December 31, right?"


"Excellent. And I have to say, I'm impressed. You completed all your work and still found time to finish your Christmas shopping."

"Christmas shoppi ... ? Oh, crap."

"Happy Holidays, Mike."


Spider Bill Schaumburg @ Icons Martini11th Street Precinct (2108 East 11th Street, Davenport): Tronicity, 7 p.m., no cover, champagne toast, (563)324-9545,

Bier Stube Davenport (2228 East 11th Street, Davenport): Karaoke Night, 9 p.m., (563)323-2174,

Bier Stube LeClaire (1001 Canal Shore Drive, LeClaire): Open Mic w/ Dave Ellis, 8 p.m., (563)289-2121,

Blueport Junction (6605 West River Drive, Davenport): Buddy Olson, 7 p.m., (563)326-3251,

Cabana's (2120 Fourth Avenue, Rock Island): Timespan, 8 p.m., no cover, (309)786-1450,

Club Boulevard (1810 10th Street, Moline): Salsa Night & DJ, 9 p.m., free, professional dance exhibition, open dance, champagne toast, party favors, (309)797-6722,

Commodore Tap (2202 West Third Street, Davenport): Karaoke Night, 9 p.m., (563)328-2928.

The Corner Tap (4018 14th Avenue, Rock Island): Acoustrick, 8 p.m., no cover, champagne toast, party favors, (309)788-8830.

Creekside Bar & Grill (3303 Brady Street, Davenport): Jason Carl, 7 p.m., no cover, champagne toast, (563)324-4619,

Ducky's Lagoon (13515 78th Avenue, Andalusia): W900, 9 p.m., (309)798-2423,

No Control @ The OfficeEdge Nightclub at Jumer's Casino & Hotel (777 Jumer Drive, Rock Island): Smooth Groove, 8 p.m., party favors, balloon drop, sparkling grace juice, buffet specials, (309)756-4600.

Englert Theatre (221 East Washington Street, Iowa City): Public Property, Euforquestra, The Uniphonics, 8 p.m., $25, (319)688-2653,

Hal's Wagon Wheel (1708 State Street, Bettendorf): Wicked Nature, 9 p.m., no cover, party favors, champagne toast, (563)344-2516,

The Hog House (14010 112th Avenue, Davenport): The Peña Brothers, 9 p.m., (563)381-1256.

Icons Martini (124 18th Street, Rock Island): Lee Blackmon & Spider Bill Schaumburg, 9 p.m., no cover, champagne toast, party favors, (309)788-4266,

Iowa City Yacht Club (13 South Linn Street, Iowa City): Dead Larry, Five in a Hand, Insectoid, 8 p.m., $10, champagne toast, party favors, (319)337-6464,

Lucky's at the Steeplegate Inn (100 West 76th Street, Davenport): 50-Pound Rooster, 7 p.m., hors d'oeuvres, party favors, champagne toast, (563)386-6900,

Martini's on the Rock (4619 34th St, Rock Island): Gray Wolf Band, 9 p.m., no cover, champagne toast, (309)732-1631.

The Mill (120 East Burlington Street, Iowa City): Wylde Nept (4pm), Illinois John Fever, Liberty Leg, Hott (9pm), champagne toast, (319)351-9529,

Mound Street Landing (1029 Mound Street, Davenport): Project Pickle Farm, 9 p.m., no cover, champagne toast, hors d'oeuvres, (563)323-1200.

Nan's Piano Bar (421 West River Drive, Davenport): Dueling Pianos: Tony Baragona & Jarrett Izzo, 9 p.m., $20, champagne toast, drink specials, party favors, (563)323-5081,

The Office (305 Third Street, Sherrard): No Control, 9 p.m., (309)593-9876.

Family Groove Company @ The Redstone RoomOvertime Sports Pub & Grub (3700 Belmont Road, Bettendorf): ABC Karaoke, 8 p.m., (563)332-2068,

The Picador (330 E. Washington Street, Iowa City): The Catalyst, When Forever Ends, Of Flesh Unseen, Labyrinth, 9 p.m., drink specials, PBR toast, (319)337-5029,

Purgatory's Pub (2104 State Street, Bettendorf): Just Cuz, 9 p.m., no cover, hors d'oeuvres, party favors, champagne toast, (563)355-2985.

Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center (1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf): The Travoltas, 9:30 and 11:15 p.m., party favors, balloon drop, DJ, $30-$40, red-eye buffet available for $35.99-$47.99, (800)843-4753,

Rascals (1414 15th Street, Moline): Sugar Nipples, Halo of Flies, 10 p.m., party favors, champagne toast, hors d'oeuvres after midnight; (309)797-9457,

The Redstone Room (129 Main Street, Davenport): Family Groove Company, 9 p.m., (563)326-1333,

Rhythm City Casino (112 West 2nd Street, Davenport): Cedar Island Band, 8 p.m., party favors, margarita toast, (563)328-8000,

RIBCO (1815 2nd Avenue, Rock Island): Einstein's Sister, Minus Six, 9 p.m., $10, champagne toast, (309)793-1999,

Minus Six @ RIBCORiverside Casino & Golf Resort Show Lounge (3184 Highway 22, Riverside): Morning After (6pm), Richie Lee (9pm), no cover, champagne toast, party favors, (319)648-1234,

Riverside Casino & Golf Resort Event Center (3184 Highway 22, Riverside): Synergy, 9 p.m., no cover, champagne toast, party favors, (319)648-1234,

Rockin' Ham Bar & Grill (1334 West Second Street, Davenport): Bones, 9 p.m., no cover, taco bar, party favors, champagne toast, (563)322-4944.

The Rusty Nail (2606 West Locust Street, Davenport): Reyman Trio (5pm), Wild Oatz (9pm), $15, champagne toast, hors d'oeuvres, party favors, (563)386-1900,

Shenanigan's Irish Pub (303 W. 3rd Street, Davenport): Rude Punch, 9 p.m., no cover, drink specials, party favors, (563)323-3642,

Stoeger's Bar & Grill (1520 Washington Street, Davenport): Karaoke Night, 9 p.m., (563)322-1990.

Stooges (908 Third Street, Orion): DJ Night, 9 p.m., no cover, (309)526-3050.

Tailgater's Moline (419 15th Street, Moline): Mommy's Little Monster, 9 p.m., (309)764-6000.

Uptown Neighborhood Bar & Grill (2340 Spruce Hills Drive, Bettendorf): Funktastic Five, 9 p.m., champagne toast, party favors, (563)359-1015,


Happy Holidays from the entire Reader staff!

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