Sarushibai (猿芝居) are a three-piece from Fujioka City, Japan, crashing merrily around the USA in support of their new album 日​陰​者​の​矜​持 (loosely translated to Pride of a Person in the Shadows.) It's a slim, clamorous ten-song rush of energetic power-chord chug.

Delivering what the New York Times called “elegant, often deadpan songs that tend toward manly understatement,” the chart-topping, multi-platinum-selling country superstar Gary Allan brings his national tour to Davenport's Adler Theatre on November 11, all 31 of whose singles have charted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 13 of which also crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100.

With their concert event boasting such classic tracks as “Time,” “Money,” Us & Them,” and “The Great Gig in the Sky,” the internationally renowned Pink Floyd tribute artists of Brit Floyd land at Davenport's Adler Theatre on November 15 with their exhilarating stage show Celebrating 50 Years of The Dark Side of the Moon, a brand-new production honoring a half-century of the groundbreaking and iconic musical masterpiece.

Well-known for collaborating with hard-rock and heavy-metal acts and artists such as KISS' Ace Frehley, Joe Lynn Turner, Love/Hate, Kevin DuBrow, and Mr. Big, the revered concert and studio drummer Matt Starr makes a rare trip to the Quad Cities to participate in two November 9 drumming clinics at Moline's Rascals Live – one for students of the QC Rock Academy at 4 p.m., and one for the general public at 9 p.m.

In celebration of one of the best-selling and most popular bands of all time, the alt-rock musicians of Nivrana: A Tribute to Nirvana will brings their grunge talents to Common Chord's Redstone Room on November 10, with the Davenport venue hosting a repertoire of hits from the platinum- and diamond-selling albums Bleach, In Utero, and the timeless Nevermind.

Following the program's success in more than 100 cities worldwide, including in Moline this October, the live, multi-sensory musical experience known as the Candlelight Concerts series enjoys its second Quad Cities engagement at Moline's Spotlight Theatre, with the eagerly awaited November 16 event Candlelight: Featuring Vivaldi's Four Seasons & More treating guests to works by the famed Italian composer and other noted talents illuminated by literally thousands of candles.

Praised by The Indy Review for his “hauntingly soulful” voice and by The Revu as “one of the next great American soul singers,” Nashville-based singer/songwriter Phillip-Michael Scales headlines a November 15 concert at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, the artist's talents leading Rock and Blues Muse to advise its readers: “Stop what you’re doing and listen.”

With Two Story Media raving that "her voice is like cuddling up next to a cozy fire as fall becomes winter," indie-pop and -rock singer/songwriter Melanie Maclaren headlines a November 14 concert event at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, her talents inspiring Pillar Artists to state, "We’re certain that it’s only a matter of time until Melanie is recognized as one of the most exciting artists to be writing and releasing music right now."

With Nashville Scene lauding the pop tyro's "infectious psychedelic pop sound and a famously (maybe even a little notoriously) energetic stage presence," singer/songwriter Nordista Freeze enjoys a November 13 engagement at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, Nashville Scene adding that the singular talents is "known for bringing together some of the best, brightest, and weirdest of Nashville’s up-and-coming artists."

A touring holiday sensation featuring an all-star cast of top Midwestern entertainers, Branson Country Christmas comes to the University of Dubuque's Heritage Center on November 11, this all-new seasonal show boasting new music and jokes but with the same world-class talent that fans have come to expect.