Alternating Currents -- August 23 through 26.

Thursday, August 23, through Sunday, August 26

Downtown Davenport IA and Moline IL

Headlined by an Adler Theatre engagement with the indie rockers of Dr. Dog, this year's Alternating Currents festival – boasting more than 100 events and performances at 16 Quad Cities venues – will feature concert sets with more than three dozen bands and solo performers from August 23 through 26, their music encompassing every genre from rock to folk to jazz to country.

Playing Davenport's Adler Theatre (136 East Third Street) at 7 p.m. on August 25, Dr. Dog is the Philadelphia-based rock outfit co-shepherded by Scott McMicken and Toby Leaman, who first began writing and performing together as eighth graders. After the psychedelic, pop, and Americana musicians' released their album debut Toothbrush in 2002, they scored critical praise in the New York Times for 2004's Easy Beat, which led to a series of albums that charted on Billboard's U.S. Indie Top 10, among them 2012's Be the Void, 2013's B-Room, and 2016' The Psychedelic Swamp. Dr. Dog is currently touring in support of its April release Critical Equation, the group's highest-charting album to date, with American Songwriter magazine raving, “There is no doubt that Critical Equation pops and darts with the energy of a brand-new band.”

Appearing on Saturday's bill alongside Dr. Dog are the genre-busting ensembles the David Mayfield Parade and the Joe Marcinek All Star Super Jam, and in addition to the Adler, 15 additional area venues will be hosting concert sets during the three days of Alternating Currents:

Davenport's Barrel House (211 East Second Street): The Golden Fleece (August 24, 6 p.m.); DJ Buddha (August 25, 1 & 3 p.m.); Eric Chesser (August 25, 7 p.m.).

Davenport's Bix Bistro (200 East Third Street, Davenport): Josh Duffee (August 26, 9 a.m.).

Davenport's Front Street Brewery (208 East River Drive): Hal Reed & Mississippi Journey (August 24, 6 p.m.); The Evening Attraction (August 24, 10 p.m.); Mo Carter & Co. (August 25, 3 p.m.); The Zealots (August 25, 8 p.m.).

Davenport's Great River Brweery (332 East Second Street): The Velies (August 24, 9:30 p.m.); The One Night Standards (August 25, 9:30 p.m.).

Davenport's Kilkenny's Pub (300 West Third Street): Hal Reed & Mississippi Journey (August 24, 7:30 p.m.); The Last Glimpse (August 25, 7 p.m.).

Davenport's Mac's Tavern (316 West Third Street): The Other Brothers (August 24, 11 p.m.); The Golden Fleece (12:30 a.m.); The Last Glimpse (August 25, 4 p.m.); Eric Chesser (August 25, 9:30 p.m.).

Davenport's Me & Billy (200 West Third Street): The Evening Attraction (August 24, 7 p.m.); Jordan Danielsen / Bret & Al of the Candymakers (August 24, 10:30 p.m.); Mo Carter & Co. (August 25, 5 p.m.); BEEs (August 25, 11 p.m.).

Davenport's Radisson Quad City Plaza (111 East Second Street): Ron Tegeler Fourtet (August 26, 10 a.m.).

Davenport's Redstone Room (129 Main Street): Handmade Moments (August 24, 8 p.m.); The Crane Wives (August 24, 11 p.m.); Michael Glabicki & Dirk Miller (August 25, 4:30 p.m.); The Giving Tree Band (August 25, 10:30 p.m.).

Davenport's RME Courtyard (129 Main Street): Aaron Kamm & the One Drops (August 24, 5 p.m.);2018 Ellis Kell Winter Blues All-Stars (August 25, 1 p.m.).

Davenport's Ruby's (429 East Third Street): The Velies (August 24, 6 p.m.); The Other Brothers (August 24, 8 p.m.); The One Night Standards (August 25, 7 p.m.); The Zealots (August 25, 10 p.m.);

Davenport's The Stardust (304 East Third Street): Ceramic Animal (August 24, 6 p.m.). Hembree (August 24, 8:30 p.m.); Super Doppler (August 24, 10:30 p.m.); Birdtalker (August 25, 8:30 p.m.); Yes You Are (August 25, 9:30 p.m.); East$iders (August 25, 10:30 p.m.).

Davenport's Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel (303 East Third Street): River Whyless (August 23, 8 p.m.); Boy Bjorn (August 24, 7 p.m.), Airpark (August 24, 8 p.m.); Drama (August 24, 10 p.m.); Arlie (August 25, 9 p.m.); Moodie Black (August 25, 10:15 p.m.).

Davenport's Up Sky Bar (215 North Main Street, Davenport): Jordan Danielsen (August 24, 8:30 p.m.); Corey Wallace (August 24, 10 p.m.); Bret & Al of the Candymakers (August 25, 5 p.m.); BEEs (August 25, 8 p.m.).

Moline's Bass Street Landing Plaza (17th Street): The Candymakers (7 p.m.).

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